How To Keep Cat Off Stereo Equipment?

We adopted a long-hair, one-eyed stray kitten. She is a very lovely cat, however, she likes jumping up on stereo equipment - tube preamp and mono block amplifiers. Am I right in thinking that cat hairs that fall inside the equipment can eventually fry things? Assuming so, I can't be the first person to have a cat AND hifi equipment. How do you keep the cat off? For the record she only jumps up there when she is alone in the room, so I think she gets that we don't want her up there, but just hasn't filed under "relevant info." I would greatly appreciate suggestions!


they like the warmth.

I agree, wrinkled aluminum you can put on when equip is still hot, in a way they cannot pull it off, i.e. rocks, center weights,

or upside down baking pans that you can place on top and go.

or spray adhesive on bottom of baking pan, dip into a bed of tacks, there you go. that should keep the bloody cat off!

give up, as you will inevitably lose no matter what strategy you employ - we have been domesticated by cats for thousands of years….


Play something from Men Without Hats. The cat will never enter the room again.

Seriously, as with any animal reward good behavior, punish the bad. Gently of course.