Hovland HP100 vs CJ 16LS vs CAT Ultimate

I need help deciding on my next pre-amp and am looking for opinions from those who've heard any of these..I do like the "CJ sound" and am leaning that way right now..thanks in advance for your replies.

Showing 1 response by rayhall

I am a CAT Ultimate owner who has not yet heard the Hovland. I have heard all the raves about the Hovland and, given that those raving seem to agree on what they like about it, I am sure that the Hovland competes in that ultimate preamp category and may be even better than the CAT. But, I don't see how anyone could say that the CAT is "in your face forward". It just isn't.