MA PH3

Discussion in 'Morrow Phono Cables' started by Catcher10, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    I purchased a set of MA PH3 Reference Phono cables to replace the set that came with my Music Hall mmf-7.1 table. I was getting a noticeable hum on my table and was not sure why, I triple checked all connections, tonearm wiring, earth wire...everything, drove me nuts!!!

    Then I focused my attention on the TT cables and knew that eventually I wanted a better set anyway, so I purchased a new set of PH3 Reference cables. I was not worried about the breakin period as I have experience with MA cables and know to just wait.....Same with the PH cables, after about 80 hours they exploded with detail and bring out the best in my analog rig.
    The biggest improvement for me was the PH3's eliminated all the hum I was hearing, very impressive for sure!
  2. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    Eagerly waiting my PH6's that are on order. Going on the same turntable. I have 4's on it now. Mike worked with me on the upgrade.
  3. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    Yea that is sweet!! I have pondered the idea of trading up.....but I have other stuff to do first. Plus my daughter is getting married in October so my "audio" fund is put on hold for now....gotta pay for her wedding first!!!
  4. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    We were old school about our daughters and their weddings. Told each of them if they shacked up they would be paying for their own wedding. One did, one didn't. Sad thing is neither ones marriage lasted. Not sure of the moral in this story. Both now have very nice guys in their lives, so we will see this time.
  5. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    My wife and I are old school too......but this is our only daughter. She is not asking for a big wedding, but regardless they are not cheap now adays.
  6. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    And to think my wife and I did our whole wedding for 800.00. This included a full buffet. We did all the prep work for the food ourselves. Wife rented her wedding dress, because we did not have the money. Found an IHOP that had a room in the back that we could rent for the reception for 80.00. Paid the Pastor 150.00. Got the church for free, since we went there.......YES, I know that was 20 years ago and prices have changed, but it shows what can be done when 2 people really want something. I love her very much. I believe there is a picture of her and our grand daughter on the "schooling" thread. At least that's where I think I posted it.....LOL
  7. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    I love IHOP....We had a small wedding back in '85, but still spent about $3K, that included our honeymoon car trip to Florida, we were married in Naw'lins. Full Catholic wedding, great little restaurant reception and food.......I never got any food, by the time we were done taking pics it was all gone!! After the reception a bunch of us went to Bourbon Street and ate and drank....that was fun!
  8. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Picked up my Ortofon 2m Blue stylus today, and when I got home and checked my letterbox, I saw the postman had been...and my Morrow PH3 phono cables had arrived...what a bonus!
    Have put the PH3's between my bedroom bluray player and Pioneer slim av receiver to break-in whilst playing a dynamic cd on repeat...The Mars Volta - de-loused in the comatorium, excellent debut album by the way.
    Will give it about a week or so before transferring to my hi-fi rig and in the meantime play as many records as possible to break-in the 2m blue...Abbey Road by the Beatles was first up and has been followed by Miles Davis Sketches of Spain...upgradeitis temporarily sated on the analog side :cool:
  9. Bonz

    Bonz Well-Known Member

    Give the blue a good thirty hours to come on. I found tracking at 1.8 grams spot on was best for my system. I also run my antiskate a tad bit heavy. Proper vta helps mellow the top end. Enjoy:)
  10. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Have tracking set at 1.8 already but the anti skate tip is a good one, will give it a go...thanks Bonz!
  11. Bonz

    Bonz Well-Known Member

    My pleasure. Give some advise, take some advise it's all good:)
  12. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    Nice! The PH3s need about 100 hours to come into full bloom......Enjoy them
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  13. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Well the PH3's have been on since my birthday on Friday...and man have they come into their own now! At first I thought they were sounding a bit thinner compared to my old PH1's...or maybe they needed longer to break in...well a few more hours probably helped but that wasn't "thin" that was clean!

    The treble has just opened right up and is so smoooooooth and clear and detailed...loving it! I don't know if I'm describing it correctly but there seems to be so much more "space" to hear all the instruments clearly...and they are really letting my new ortofon 2m blue shine...just want to keep playing record after record after record...
  14. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    SPACE is the exact word. That is what I experienced in going from the 4's to the 6's. Another word is AIR. Just more lush and open sounding. Enjoy the 3's. I know 6's are in your future.
  15. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe not in my immediate future...otherwise my wife would say that there's a fair bit of pain in my future too! :confused:
  16. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Active Member

    Basil be patient, unless you got the breakin service from MA, you will notice a drop in quality around 50hrs....don't fret! Within another 20hrs or so they will bloom again....My experience with MA cables is about 80-100 hrs and they are at peak performance. Obviously with phono cables that's a lot of spinning so you should take a month of vacation and play vinyl!
  17. Bonz

    Bonz Well-Known Member

    I second that opinion about the month vacation and spinning vinyl:D
  18. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, not sure the boss or THE BOSS (wife) will be so accommodating re the month off spinning vinyl...in any case broke the PH3's in for over 200 hrs in another room and have now probably played about 20 hrs through them in my main system (just a days worth for you Bonz :)) and whilst I
    expect they will continue to improve I'm pretty happy with them so far.
  19. Bonz

    Bonz Well-Known Member

    I wish ;) I listen to music on most nights for about four hours a night. I have to work until eight pm on wednesdays so not much if any listening on wednesday nights :( Sunday & Monday are my days off. Many listening hours on those days :D
  20. Basil H

    Basil H Well-Known Member

    Well since I got my new turntable and especially since signing up to this forum I am listening to a lot of new music...specifically Porcupine Tree as well as some Riverside and Haken...and rediscovering Dream Theater) and that's mainly thanks to you and Catcher10 Bonz, so I thank you both (and Morrow Audio for establishing the forum)...
    I have hardly spent any time with my itunes playlist made from my existing CD collection because I've been so busy discovering new music...Spotify has come in really handy...and I've ordered 2 Porcupine Tree CD's and the recent Steven Wilson CD from the US, plus one from here in Australia, also ordered 2 Porcupine Tree LP's from my local store last week and awaiting their arrival...expensive hobby, but haven't been this excited about music for awhile :)
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