Trading up the Morrow line

Discussion in 'My trade up questions, experience or advice' started by Steve Edwards, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

  2. That's helpful information. I'm happy to be starting at "4"...middle of the line. We'll see where things go from there. :)

    I expect my cables to ship sometime during the week of December 11th (after 48 hours of burn-in). Looking forward to hearing how they sound compared to other stuff that I have in-house...although I recognize that it will take a week or two for them to settle in.
  3. Just heard from Mike...looks like my order will ship on Monday, the 19th. I've gotten an extension from the Straight Wire guys so that I'll both sets to compare.
  4. Just received my first black bag from @Morrow Audio today:

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    I am surprised at how light these cables are. The bag came with the following pairs:
    • MA-1, 1m single ended
    • MA-4, 1m single ended
    • MA-4, 2m balanced
    • SP-4, banana termination, bi-wired with four legs on the speaker end, two legs on the amp end
    Looking forward to getting them connected and settling in this afternoon!
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  5. Lewis Smith

    Lewis Smith Well-Known Member

    Enjoy and keep us posted. I use the SP5's and the MA5's and never looked back as far as cables go.
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  6. I elected to just do the two-day factory burn-in (apparently the equivalent of 96 hours), so after a couple of days of settling in, they should be over "the hump". They certainly don't sound horrible now, so I suppose that's good.

    I still can't get over how light these cables are...is there even anything inside that nylon jacket? That something so light works at all is magical. :-D
  7. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    Since my friends over on AudioKarma say cables don't make a difference, then I will tell you the truth. Mike just takes a single piece of wire from an old screen door and puts a cover over it. Sound great!!!
    I still believe Mike used SSI technology, and for me it sounds even better
  8. Morrow Audio

    Morrow Audio Mike Morrow Staff Member

    Ernie! Now the secret is out! Look for Lowes stock to go up from all the audiophiles rushing there to buy screens! LOL
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  9. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    I think the thing that gets to me the most on this is being told I hear an improvement because I want to, and that it isn't actually there. I HAVE heard a difference in every upgrade I have done. Some subtle, some major. That's why I am called the "twisted coat hanger guy" for speaker cables over at AudioKarma. I have to rub it in as much as I can
  10. Yea...mentioning anything about cables in most on-line audio forums is an invitation to be tarred and feathered!

    I don't understand why the naysayers care so deeply about how the rest of us spend our money.

    I have several friends who have purchased upper-end Tesla Model S cars for north of $100k. I'd never spend that much money on a car, but I'm happy for them and don't mock them for doing so. I'm happy to accept a ride anytime they want to drive. I know others who will not hesitate to spend several thousand dollars on a case of Italian wine. While I enjoy a decent wine, my ceiling is about $80/bottle, yet, I'll happily accept an invitation from them to try a taste of the more exclusive stuff. When I can't discern all of the wine tasting descriptors that they can, I don't exclaim that they are fools who have been tricked by the winemaker into imagining that those elements are present.

    I can think of no other hobby that is subject to as much ridicule as ours. Some of this is earned by condescending posts from less than helpful audiophile snobs, but elements of snobbery are present in the high-end of just about every pursuit, yet audio draws an unfair portion of the fire.

    Anyway, in the grand scheme of things, Morrow cables are inexpensive. Mike offers great discounts and trade-up programs and his industry-leading easy-pay system. Folks new to the line can get started for a few hundred dollars, and typical upgrades are only a few hundred more each. Most simple 2-way stereo systems can be completely outfitted to level four or five for less than a down payment on a Toyota Prius. We're not talking absolute luxury here, folks.

    Preaching to the choir, I know. I just spent more time than I should have reading comments on the Morrow Audio facebook page. Depressing, so I had to get some of this off of my chest.
  11. Lewis Smith

    Lewis Smith Well-Known Member

    Thanks David, I never looked on Facebook to get reviews about Morrow Cables and opinions are like assholes everybody has one. Now just enjoy your cables. And Ernie I will try the Coat hangers as soon as I can find some LOL
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  12. Lewis Smith

    Lewis Smith Well-Known Member

    So David,
    What are your thoughts so far?
  13. I'm still burning them in and wrapping my head around what I'm hearing, but I'm very pleased so far. The Straight Wire cables brought excellent focus and image height to my system. Morrow Level 4 interconnects and speaker cables build on that with a more coherent and textured sound, especially noticeable in the mids. I'm hoping to get more listening time in tomorrow.
  14. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    You are a lucky man. Son and daughter in law home for the Holidays, with a 3 year old and 1 year old. Listening time is not something on the list at the moment. I have snuck down to my basement system a couple of times.
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