From January 2019 with less than 70 hours use, pristine condition and fully boxed (pratically like new). Philosophy is the most important aspect of any design. CATs philosophy is to design our products to neither add to, nor detract from, the music. We never attempt to cover up a design problem with another problem, nor do we introduce a supposedly complementary problem to synergize with it. Two wrongs do not make a right.Only the eradication of the problem is correct. The JL7 was designed to bring the famous CAT quality into a smaller more convenient chassis and make tube biasing much easier. The JL7 even uses the same driver tube technology as THE STATEMENT amplifier. This driver is specifically optimized for the high current KT150 tube, but also yields superior results with the venerable 6550/KT88 tube.
The new JL7, delivers the famous CAT drive anything sound in full measure! Power transformer is encased in a separate nickel-plated steel housing to contain the magnetic field.Massive 1800 joules of energy storage, per channel. Isolation transformer eliminates entry of AC power line noise into the amp, yielding greater benefits than add-on conditioners without any of their sonic drawbacks or expense. Slow filament power-up extends tube life greatly. Quadruple cascaded audio power supply uses time compensated zero feedback MOSFETS and vacuum tubes to deliver unequaled dynamic contrast and resolution.
Pure Triode audio circuitry produces tonally natural music by eliminating the partition noise inherent in pentode designs and the resulting noise intermodulation (grain). Low 25mA bias current insures long tube life and high reliability. Low feedback (about 7dB) properly compensated design eliminates the tonal hardness of high feedback and/or improperly compensated designs while yielding more consistent sound quality.
Ultra-wide-open loop in-circuit bandwidth of the output transformer enables operation of the amps closed loop response entirely within the open loop response, eliminating any requirement to use high feedback to force the output stage to perform beyond its natural capability. Output transformers allow the magnetics to operate at maximum linearity while with amazing bass. Unprecedented stability into capacitive loads. Fantastic for driving even the most difficult electrostatic speakers. Ultra-low loss aerospace circuit board material.Legendary Black Gate power supply capacitors. Revolutionary BLACK PATH audio capacitors.
Mirror polished stainless steel maintains luster and brilliance with minimal care. Heavy steel chassis for tremendous strength and the elimination of low frequency vibration, yielding incredible bass solidity and rock solid imaging. Constrained damping layer on top plate silences vibration before it can be converted to electromechanical noise. Output transformers are enclosed within their own magnetically isolated housing which is lined with Birch plywood - one of the most musical woods.Mechanical isolation from floor vibration provided by anti-resonance viscoelastic feet. Just plug in CAT supplied tubes and play. OptiBias(TM) compensates for power line fluctuations up to 10% either way. Tubes always sound their best! Green indicates the tubes are still good. Red indicates time to replace. Tubes operated at only 1/4 rated power for very long life expectancy.
Both single ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) inputs. HiFi & Records, Germany (translation). Regarding tonality, dynamic and dimensionality, the JL7 Black Path mono power amp from Convergent Audio. A heavenly resolution, and with its utterly soulful, homogenous performance it appears a truly sensitive aesthete. Each note is played vibrantly and, owing to its sovereign power, it can easily drive demanding loudspeakers.It acts as an acoustic magnifying glass, yet always calls out attention to the musical intention. The JL7 Black Path are dream amplifiers! Dimensions: 20 x 12.4 x 7.8 (L:W:H) 50cm x 31cm x 20cm Weight: 88 lbs. 120 80 48 - 95. The item "Convergent Audio Technology JL7 Black Path Monoblock Tube Amplifiers RRP £34,900" is in sale since Thursday, September 24, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Amplifiers & Pre-Amps". The seller is "hi-fihouse" and is located in Bournemouth, Dorset. This item can be shipped worldwide.