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Earl H Submitted: 2017.08.08

Just hooked up my ma7 in the place the ma4 was and completely blown away. Can hardly wait till I can buy one more pair to put on my turtable.

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Jon F Submitted: 2017.08.07

Your Elite loudspeaker cables have been in my system now for over a month. Their sound - my sound is very relaxed, detailed and open with natural tonality. The soundstage has an unwavering 3D quality and players can be positioned precisely; front to back and left to right. Clearly (pun intended) the best sound I have had to date. The Elites have given me a window into how great my NOLA Metro Golds really are.

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Peter Z Submitted: 2017.07.27

Mike- I have purchased many products from you and have been very pleased- I remember our first conversation when I bought the Legacy Focus SE's and you talked to be about interconnects- since that first pair of MA2's I have upgraded to ma7's - I could not believe the difference- the down side is I had to upgrade the second system at camp ( it now has ma-4's!) I was again amazed at updating the power cords- I am in the process of buying a streamer and will be coming back for what I need with that unit- I have thoroughly enjoyed dealing with you- you have been helpful fair and have bent over backwards to make it work especially when I screw up the order- you are without a doubt the best user of your web site and sales through it if anyone I have dealt with across the country!- Peter K

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David F Submitted: 2017.07.21

Hi Mike,

I did end up hooking up the power cord to my video system for a total of about 30 hours when I was not at home. After the final day, I arrived home late, put the cord back into the music system and had a brief listen. Things had definitely opened up some, but it did not bowl me over. I decided the cord was to be returned. The next morning I thought I would give it a final listen just to make sure. Wow, it was as if the cord had been released from a straight jacket! Everything was totally open, transparent, and in it's right place.

The top end was still a little edgy, but that has since smoothed out. Why do your cables behave so differently than the rest? Why do they take so long to break in, and why does moving them affect the sound?

As to the question of why the power cord first, I had been aware for some time that the cord from the wall to the power conditioner was the weak link in my system but I was in no position to replace it. However, when your 40% discount came up, I could not pass it up.

So things have turned out for the better, the cord is everything a cord should be. Totally revealing.

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Michael F Submitted: 2017.07.14

I must admit that I was skeptical that a cable could make such a clear improvement, but consider me converted. I've always used premium cables like MONSTER, but doubted that more expensive cables would make that much difference. I was wrong - dead wrong... I ordered an iPod cable, and a set of RCA connects from the receiver to my Yamaha M-70 amp - driving my Maggie MMG and Yamaha NS-1 sub. My thoughts were that I would have a complete Morrow path from source to amp - a fair test. The difference was immediately noticable, better spatial information and imaging From bass to high end. Now, I am planning to replace all my cables with Morrow - little by little.

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Roger M Submitted: 2017.07.14

The change, after installing the MA-3's,is truly impressive.The details I found in favorite recordings that the MA-3's brought out really surprised me.This trade up program could keep me coming back again and again. I have since ordered a HDMI so I will know I'm getting the best from my Oppo disk player. Thanks for a great product!

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Alex K Submitted: 2017.07.14

I've ordered MA4 interconnects and DIG4 digital cables to supplement my Nordost pair. Had them run overnight to start the break-in process. WOW! I've heard that these are good but the've exceeded all my expectations. Soundstage, 3D realism - to the point that you can almost "touch" the music. Thank you!

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J Stone Submitted: 2017.07.14

These RCA interconnect cables were broken in on the 5 day burn-in, and they sound absolutely stellar!! I replaced some cables that were twice as much money, and I can't wait to trade these in on a higher end pair. Keep up the great work Mike Morrow. I saw your advert on Amazon, and thought I'd give the MA-1.1's a try, and I'll be telling everyone about the difference they make!!

-J. Stone

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David D Submitted: 2017.06.27

Mr. Morrow,

After many years of using DIY cables I decided to try something new and different. I am very picky and focused on what I buy and tend to do a ton of research before I make a choice and then do even more research to ensure I am pleased with what I buy, I only buy American made products and always support small businesses.

I am NASA certified in PCB (printed circuit board) repair and master certified in soldering and felt my home made cables were far superior to what you can find in big box stores. Enter Morrow Audio, upon unboxing the cables I could see that these were expertly made and the technician signed sleeve set it over the top.

I purchased the SP1 and the hookup was easy and provided for a more secure fit than my DIY cables. I immediately fired up Diana Krall's greatest hits and was completely astonished at how different it had become. The bass pounded and was not muddy and rolled off with ease, the mid range felt more warm and enveloping, the highs are now brighter with no harshness to accompany the music. Next I fired up Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and guitar riffs immediately came to life, I could actually hear the pick strum the string which I have never heard before. The sound stage actually came to life and I felt as if I was right there with the band.

Our family is big on movies as well and these cables fell nothing short of being exceptional. Bass was more tight and controlled and voice dialogue became more focused and transparent. The movie sound tracks have also come alive and my children now enjoy the older movies which have become new again.

Over all I am very pleased and now recommend these cables to all of my friends. I have not noticed anything different as far as break time goes but I think that is because I have less than 100hours logged with these cables. Thank you for an outstanding product and my only regret was not buying the next higher cable, the SP2.

David

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Dennis B Submitted: 2017.06.19

I just wanted to give all of you my take on Morrow Cables. I have been using them for quite a few months now. Starting with a Great Deal on their low cost MA1 RCA Interconnect, I thought I would give their technology a try. I come from a backround in Audio Research and Development for my own personal gain and for Clients that want to get to the next level in Sound Systems. Wiring between components like RCAs and XLRs and Speaker Cables are no joke. There are just as important as the components themselves. I have worked with major Audio Salons out of the New York City Area on the New Jersey side, and also in the San Diego Area of California in person with the finest of Audio Equipment on the Planet at that time. And the equalizer has always been good Cables between each Component.

Let's get onto Mike Morrow and his wonderful Cable designs. Small Solid Core Wire. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? But it is a tedious task, and takes a long time to do it right. I have tested Solid Core Copper Wire before myself and have gotten very good results with it. But not in the small size that the Morrow Audio Cables are using. This is quite a good step in the right direction for opening up the sound of a Music Track without distorting it.

Well, lo and behold, Morrow Audio Cables do just that. They are so good at opening up a door that has been only open just slightly. And the full Music Track will shine thru your System like it was meant to. The 1st set of better quality MA4 Reference Cables (RCA 24 Runs of SSI Wire) was quite the party with me. I have a Reference System that consists of some of the finest equipment this side of the Planet. I can tell small differences now with components, now that Morrow Audio MA4 Reference Cables are coming from my Preamp to my Amplifier, and from my DAC and my CD Transport, and my USB Bridge also. I have moved up to XLRs between my Krell Amp and my fancy pants Preamp that puts out JFET, Tube or Straight Signal into the Krell Amp. Wow!!. Pure silence, and open door with the sound coming into full bloom.

I could tell you more about Morrow Audio Cables and it would make for a Short Story. I am very, very happy that my R&D has come across this Technology and Mike Morrow and his Team is so nice as well. And the Money Back Guarantee is just a great thing that makes you feel better buying his cables. I give a "Totally Recommended" rating to this Company and to it's technology. This is coming from someone that has been in the know for over 45 years and in the trenches of the finest Audio Equipment.

Life without Music, is like Life without Air to me. Now go pick which ones you want. And enjoy the Music.

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Daryl L Submitted: 2017.06.12

As for the M5 interconnect, it is pretty fantastic, elevating my system to a level never before realized. It's much improved in virtually every area - probably most notable is the dynamics, definition, and the huge , deep sound stage. Backgrounds are very black, and bass also has better punch and clarity. Part of the improvement might be going from single ended to balanced. I hope it continues to improve even more.

I'll be sending the trade-in cable this week.

Thank you, Daryl L

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John F Submitted: 2017.05.26

The Elite Interconnects are really opening up and I am most pleased with their finesse and detail without any trace of edginess , glare or etching.

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John Z Submitted: 2017.05.25

Mike, I am chomping on the bit to see if I get an improvement going from the MA7 to the Elite interconnect between my DAC and amp. Also, right now I have an AudioQuest power cable on my Sonos and I just ordered a MAP2 for it. I'm hoping for improvement there also. That said, every time I did upgrade and add your products there was an positive audible difference. Before any of your cables were in my system it was all AudioQuest. I would listen for an hour or two and turn it off. The way it is now my wife begs me to turn it off because now I could listen all day(and have before), the way it stands now I would put my system up against ones costing 3-4 times more. Providing they are not using your products of course. Thank you for helping me rediscover how much I love music because your stuff helps bring out all tiniest details of the recordings no matter what the format.

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Keven Jubeck Submitted: 2017.05.22

Hi Mike,

I began to put a system together about 8 years ago. I did almost all of my research online reading blogs and looking for unbiased information. I was looking for VALUE. Great products at reasonable prices. I started with whatever cord I could find around the house. As I put my system together I went with Emotiva Interconnects for their price. Just to make sure I wasn't missing something I decided to give your cables a try. I started with MA2. After the break in period, they changed the game. In a word " imaging ". My speakers began to disappear. I have since upgraded to your MA4/SP4 for music. I continued using Emotiva interconnects for my theater because I thought they were " good enough" . Boy was I wrong. When I completed the theater transformation to your MA2's, it was the dialog and details that came out, as well as much greater overall dynamics and an "airiness". It just sounds " REAL ". I have made several changes with components, but your cables remain a fixture.

I am VERY satisfied with your products.

My sysem: BAT VK-D5SE Morrow MA4 Balanced Blue Circle BC-103 Solid State Balanced Morrow MA4 Balanced Bryston 7b-sst (x2) Morrow SP-4 Paradigm Studio 100 v5. (They sound fantastic in this system)

Best Regards

Keven Jubeck

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Greg Erickson Submitted: 2017.05.22

Hi Mike,

Hope all is going well with your move to the new building. Always lots of details...

And detail is what I am getting with those wonderful MA-6 20 foot XLR interconnects and SP6 speaker cables I got from you last November. In addition to the detail I gained just a slight touch of warmth, a drop of honey if you will, to the overall sound. My preamp is a Bel Canto Pre6 which is as neutral as it gets and my speakers, VMPS RM30 Series 2, are ribbon mids and tweets and run very clean. Bryston 28 bsst2 are mono blocks (they also add a drop of honey). So a slight sweetening is desirable. It sounds very, very nice. Another session last night ran into the wee hours. These replaced Blue Jeans XLR terminated ICs that I felt did a credible job. But the cable change was a significant upgrade. No noise at all with your MA-6.

The rest of the system is Well Tempered Amadeus TT, Grado Reference Master MI cart and Hagerman Cornet2 Phono that i built and use Amperex NOS 12AX7/12AU7 tubes.

WOW! Thank you so much for making it happen for me.

And some day in the not too distant future I want to move up to the PH-6 and the MA-6 from phono pre to the Bel Canto. I have your 4 series cables there now.

Greg Erickson

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Michael B Submitted: 2017.05.19

I’ve just received a new pair of your SP4 speaker cables; I’m surprised and very impressed.

When I first read about your product I was interested and skeptical. In a previous life I designed specialty interconnects and cables and the fact that you use small gauge solid core wire is what first got my attention. I first tried your SP2 cables and MA2 interconnects. I didn’t expect much, maybe a slight change. I was impressed with the interconnects, so I bought another pair of the MA4 interconnects, then another pair. Now I've replaced my SP2 cables with SP4’s. After so many years of reading marketing BS I finally found an audio cable product that matches the marketing. Your product is the best sounding cable I’ve encountered. I’ve had many brands of cables; yours truly provide a dramatic, positive difference to my hobby.

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David P Submitted: 2017.05.18

Hi Mike, Just a quick followup on my MA-6 interconnects, which now have a little over 400 hours on them. They are between my DAC – preamp and preamp – power amp. The improvements seem to have leveled off now, but I certainly kept hearing changes well past the 300 hour mark.

The outstanding virtue of these interconnects is transparency. As they continued to break in I kept hearing more details that were previously inaudible, and instruments/voices got more and more natural-sounding. Natural timbre is one of the things I value most in audio playback so I am very happy. I also notice that some recordings that had passages that were hard to listen to are now smoother, and I can listen for long periods with no listening fatigue. Soundstaging is a little better too, although my room is weird and asymmetrical so I don't worry too much about this.

I'm taking advantage of your sale to pick up an MA-7. I will put this between my DAC and preamp and move the MA-6 between my phono stage and preamp. Nowadays I listen more to my DAC, although the turntable still gets some use, so I think this is the best way to go. I'll be curious to see how the MA-7 sounds compared to the MA-6 (presumably better!). Best wishes!

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Alfonso B Submitted: 2017.05.09

l would like to tell you that l have been listening to my system with your cables and the improvement in performance and accuracy is really amazing, Congratulations!! Alfonso B

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Kevin N Submitted: 2017.05.08

Mike, Thanks for asking, I’m very happy with the Morrow cables so far. My system consists of a Wyred4Sound preamp, PrimaLuna Amp, Marantz Digital Front end, VPI/Ortofon turntable, and Harbeth speakers. I think what I like best about the cables is they finally let me see into the differences between vinyl, redbook, and DSD recordings. They all sounded somewhat like ‘soup’ until the Morrow cables were introduced. I listen to a lot of classical, and the Morrow cables seem to get the string tone right, where other cables didn't.

Kevin N

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David H Submitted: 2017.05.08

My system is probably modest compared to some of your customers. Primary source is a Music Hall mmf5.1, moo mat , and Clearaudio Artist V2 feeding a Rogue Cronus Magnum ll of course NOS tubes. Eosone rsf600 speakers.

I took advantage of the special trading in my old cables great deal! When your cables finally arrive I give them the appropriate break in and prepared to be blown away with big sound.... the bass deepened, without getting muddy. Midrange just sings, floating the instruments with great space with front to back depth and a nice wide soundstage. The highs were clean, extended and detailed without being tizzy or harsh. We've probably all heard the phrase "There's gold in them there hills." Well "There's magic in them there Morrow's" Yes! I'm very satisfied.

Thanks Mike , David J Hackbarth

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Robert C Submitted: 2017.05.01

Hi Mike and all the Guys at Morrow Audio! I don’t know how to start to say all the things that I feel the need to say, and I don’t want to bore you with my "subjective ravings"!

As per my reaction/ assessment to my new Elite Grand Reference phono cables, I am a little lost for words. I’m more that a little stunned!

But I don’t mean this in a negative way, it’s just that the sound that I was used to hearing and expected, has gone. My ears don't believe the difference, and I am in a "state of shock". Voice; Human! Bass; More but real! Percussion; more info and detail! Highs and lows; extended! Soundstage; enlarged and much more!

"Well what do you expect?", I hear you say. I just did not expect such a dramatic change. I now have to "retune’ my room and re-programme my brain, LOL! Rob C.

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Scott Rose Submitted: 2017.05.01

Mike,

Just upgraded from the SP2 to the SP5...omg what a difference! Great cables!

Thanks

-Scott

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Clifford Barry Submitted: 2017.04.18

Hi Mike! Got the MAP4 power cable and of course had to unpack it and plug it in. I tried it on my new tube DAC and my amp and I think it makes a bigger difference on my DAC. Perhaps it's because it's improving the source. Anyhow, it's terrific! Cleans up the sound, more details, more open and alive and it's not yet broken in. Now that my equipment is warmed up, it's blowing my mind! Is the expression "Oh My God!" Acceptable? Cliff

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Donald Patterson Submitted: 2017.04.12

I got a new cd player and I was using synergistic research cables and I thought I would try my MA1 interconnects. My jaw dropped at the difference. Your cables are stunning!

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Miguel C Submitted: 2017.03.17

Hello,

I got some new cables indeed. And what a change! First let me remind you that I wasn't a "cable believer". Having tried many brands and types of cables, I never found big differences between them - given that they all belong to the same range of price/quality. This time now something changed. The cables arrived (a PH2 and a MA2) and I installed them right away. The next day I went on a trip not having heard the system with these new cables. I was away for three weeks. During that time I had my brother at my home playing music night and day (ahhh, the college years...).

When I arrived I finally got the chance to sit down and listen to some music. My immediate reaction was WOW! The sound was coming better than ever! More detailed and more solid. The listening experience was now more palpable, more vivid.

I asked my brother - a music addict and a head banger that doesn't know anything about audio gear - about what he experienced and he told me: "In the beginning it wasn't like this. The sound was a bit strange, not like usual. I thought it was from the records, they sounded thin. But playing the same tracks over and over again, I noticed after a few days that the music was sounding better, there was improvement day after day. ". And then I had the final assessment, my wife. She is just a casual listener, never cared for music and only listens when I'm playing something in the living room. (She is also a big opposer to money spent in audio stuff). She came into the room and I was playing a very familiar record. She immediately complained: "What have you bought this time? Must be something expensive for the music to sound this good!" I had tears in my eyes :) (well, not literally). Then she continued "Is it a New amplifier? Not the speakers, I can see they're the same." - No, nothing like that. But do you notice a difference? - I asked. - Yes, even my hard ears can feel the difference. It's like we have the singer in our room!

Before I told her the truth I just played a couple of more familiar songs and she was really shocked with the improvement. And kept asking me what have I done!

Finally I did something to kill the mystery: swapped to the old cables and played the same records. We couldn't believe that just a piece of wire could make such an impact! Sound changes completely. Now with the complete set of Morrow cables (power, phono, interconnects and speaker cables) we gained clarity and presence. Music is now more juicy, more "there in the room". Amazing!

My wife is now more interested in listening with me. And happy that this improvement didn't cost a fortune! :)

That's it. From skeptic to believer! Your cables make a difference. Thanks for asking. And don't stop developing. All the best! Regards, Miguel

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David P Submitted: 2017.03.15

Hi Mike,

My MA-6 interconnects arrived yesterday (Monday) and I put them in my system right away.

Even with only two-day factory break-in, it's abundantly clear that these are subtle, refined cables; that's what I was looking for. Top and bottom may be a little ragged, but the midrange is already amazing. Voices sound, for want of a better term, more human (even though they weren't artificial before, or so I thought). One example: I play the harpsichord. Harpsichordists often slightly separate the notes of inner voices in order to make them stand out more from the top line, which tends to be more audible. I could clearly hear this being done on a recording I listened to last night, where I never noticed it before. If this is how they sound now, what will they be like when they are broken in??

More to follow after the interconnects get more hours on them.

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Mike O Submitted: 2017.03.15

Hi Mike

I love both my SP5 and MA4 Balanced cables. I’m tempted to upgrade the SP5 at some future point to SP6 having just purchased a new pair of Harbeth 30.1’s :) Just not sure I can justify the trade-up right now, even with the great promo you’re currently running.

I’ve tried numerous speaker cables in the past, including some esoteric Linn as well as making my own home based braided cables, but I can safely say the Morrow cables top them all, especially given their great price. With my SP-5 speaker cable I get a clearer top end and way better bass control than my previous cables. I can’t wait to try the next step up!

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William B Submitted: 2017.03.13

Just wanted to let you know that I am hearing an unexpectedly large improvement from installing the SP2 speaker cables and SUB2 interconnects in my "back room" system.

The signal path in this system runs from a NAD C516 BEE CD player to a Harman Kardon HK 730 receiver's preamp to a Marchand XM9 active crossover. The high side goes back to the HK 730's power amp and out to a Audioplex PT4 and from there to one pair of Canton GLE40 and one pair of Canton GLE50 bookshelf speakers. The low side goes from the Marchand crossover to a Canton AS22 SC powered sub. The HK 730 is rated at 40 watts but usually considered to put out more like 50-60 watts RMS.

The back room system started out as the place for the stuff that was no longer used in the living room system, with the cables being anything that was handy. Between the HK 730's power amp and the Audioplex PT4, I was using a couple of 18-inch pieces of Kimber Kable TC4. They were too short to allow me to move the receiver very far, even to look at the back side, and that was why I ordered the SP2 cables. I wasn't expecting a big change in sound.

Between the Marchand XM9 low side output and the Canton subwoofer I was using one-meter MA2 interconnects, connected to cheapo extension cables that dated back to the early 1970s, when I played in a band. These were obviously a candidate for replacement by two-meter SUB2 cables, but again I was not expecting a big improvement. All they were doing was feeding a powered sub, right?

Well, the improvement is immediately noticeable. Transparency and detail best describe it. Example: "Northern Skies" on the Safe Trip Home album by Dido. As often as I have listened to that track, I have never before noticed that she is humming along with an instrument, probably a synthesizer, playing toward the end. That is common--noticing stuff I had never heard before. Also, the bass is much cleaner, including the mid-bass coming from the main speakers.

The circa-1979 Harman Kardon 730 is noted for its excellent separation due to its use of separate transformers for each channel. The Canton speakers are known for their transparency and lack of coloration. These cables build on those concepts very well.

William B. Geneseo, New York

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Bee L Submitted: 2017.01.25

I am an Audiophile. I am completely aware of Burn-In, how and why. I do clearly hear the differences between cables (example RCA vs RCA). I have spent a lot of hard earned money on cables and other tweaks.

My Morrow Elite interconnects and Morrow DIG4 digital cable were true to your description concerning breakin. Your information in the supplied brochure was exact per 0-50 hrs, 50-100hrs, 100-150hrs, 400-450hrs, etc... Almost exactly!

I have only one regret. I purchased the Elite XLR and all along I had my eye on the 10 Year Anniversary XLR although I will keep my Elite and use them. I recommend if you can afford it, go up to the highest level within your own means.

Above all, the customer service is personal, attentive and importantly precise.

If you are seriously in the market to get every bit out of your Hi-Fi, you will not find a better cable + customer service then what you get from Mike Morrow. If you're still not sure or you're new to high quality cables, remember that you have nothing to lose as you have a trial period, BUT be sure to Burn-In correctly. Believe me, my cables sounded good from the start and continue to open up. The detail in separation and width and depth is mind blowing. The bass is smooth, deep and tight. It is everything that I want! What I find amazing is how silent the cables are! When I look at my Morrow Audio cables, I get a warm feeling. The cables look amazing and set my system off aesthetically.

Morrow Audio Cables are very well priced and you have many options too.

From one Audiophile to another get the highest level cable you can, you will love it! I do!

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Ryan G Submitted: 2017.01.20

Hey Mike, hope you are doing well. Immediately after putting in the PH2 phono cables, I noticed quite an improvement...much more clarity and just a stronger sound overall. Thanks again for your outstanding customer service and having the patience to listen to and address my needs and concerns. It is gratefully appreciated.

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Bee Lee Submitted: 2017.01.18

Hi Mike

Just wanted you to know the Elite XLR, DiGi4 and the latest headphone cable's sound absolutely superb. You said the wait will be worth it and you were right

I would like the 10 year Anniversary XLR and am interested to hear what one Elite XLR sounds like as AESEBU in combination with the 10 Year Anniversary XLR

I'd also like to complete my system with AC 10 Year Anniversary but will have to wait and get one at a time

Thank you Mike for the opportunity to experience greatness and also big thanks to the Morrow Team

Kind Regards

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Janet V Submitted: 2017.01.04

Recently we had our living room redecorated, unfortunately we had quite a long last minute unexpected delay as the decorator had to reschedule some work.This meant that unfortunately our Hi Fi system was boxed up for much longer than we had planned, we've missed it! It is back in action now and we are delighted with the improvement that the new SP1 speaker cables have created !!! We are experiencing all the benefits that other people have reported in your reviews, amazing and excellent.

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Jon F Submitted: 2017.01.03

Hi Mike, It has been nearly two months since I purchased your SP 7s and balanced A7 interconnects. Rather than experience them separately, I opted to install both pairs immediately into my reference system and assess them 'as a team' during and after the lengthy break-in period. I could tell immediately that you had followed thru with your promise of 'cooking' and extended run-in time but I also knew from experience that they still had a ways to go before they would perform at their peak level. I believe they are now at or near that level.

I know this because I have been revisiting many of my favourite CDs and SACDs: music I have played literally hundreds of times. Conclusion: While the SP 7s in combination with the A7s do not sound radically different than the silver-plated copper speaker wire I was using previously, there is a further refinement that exposes itself in a more relaxed presentation that 'seems' to afford greater space in the sound-stage, both laterally and in depth of field. Treble extension is very natural as is the attack and decay. Sibilance is also well controlled without being truncated. Bass extension is as good as with any loudspeaker cable I have employed.

In short, I am pleased and feel my money was well spent. My system has been fine-tuned. I can and do listen for 6-8 hours at a go without the slightest signs of fatigue or irritability.

Thank you. You have a Morrow Audio supporter.

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Peter Michaels Submitted: 2016.12.15

Mike:

IS IT LIVE OR IS IT MMMMMMORROW AUDIO?

Can you see that big'ol Cheshire Cat grin on my face? Well, I know you can't but believe me it's there and there's good reason.

First, let me tell you what I'm using for speakers - - those trusty and fabulous Rock and Roll speakers from 1985, the incredible JBL 250Ti speakers - - two pair! These were never meant for Orchestral listening, but when it comes to Rock, I thought I finally found Nirvana.

Well, now that I'm using the Morrow Audio MA-5 "Super Interconnects" (that's what I call 'em), my speakers are tame enough to play clean and clear-sounding Rock as well as Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" to make me think, with my eyes closed, I'm only 15 rows back at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (of the Beatles 1964 concert fame) and with eyes closed, hear the beautiful "Rhapsody" piece as it was meant to be heard on playback.

Can you imagine how your YG or Sonus Faber speakers are going to sound? So, with all settings set to neutral, the instruments are unbelievably realistic - - from the Timpanies, to the horns, to the bass, and those gorgeous violins I was wowed by the improved precision and slam of the various instruments.

The dynamic contrasts were far more vivid; they are right in front of me and right where they're supposed to be (no smear), and I can pick them out including the quiet Triangle tinklings! I didn't miss the Triangle! These are Rock and Roll speakers, right? If there's any distortion, well, it was imperceptible at higher levels.

Then, listening to "Under My Skin" and all the tunes played on the piano by Diana Krall from her "Live in Paris" Cd, did make me want to hug and thank her for such a great performance with the wonderful time I had - - but I opened my eyes, remembered she's not really here; rather, it's the MA-5 Interconnects doing this to my appreciative ears.

My Cd collection has been renewed from it's not-so-great recordings that are now made much better along with finer, realistic sound that now has great presence and improved detail never before experienced!

Let me say, without reservation, the exceedingly small cost of these MA-5 interconnects (less than a good dinner for two in Century City, Los Angeles) was the best thing I could have done notwithstanding buying these speakers in the first place; but, these Interconnects have made my listening experience simply incredible with these Rock and Roll speakers! Who would or could have believed it? I certainly didn't!

I can't get this grin off my face and I can't stop listening! Oh, and as for the livliness of my Jazz and Blues Cds, well . . . I've got to stop writing and get back to listening! By the way, and to paraphrase that well known television commercial from the 1980's, "It's Morrow Audio, not Memorex!!"

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Michael G Submitted: 2016.11.28

I purchased the MA4 interconnects and they are fantastic. Right out of the package they improved my listening experience even though they were not broke in. I wish I had more hours on them but I enjoy each time I listen to my system because it gets better each time. My best friend Mark Bruce suggested your company to me he has bought interconnects and speaker cables from you. I replace my Kimber PBJ's that I had in my system for many years. I am very happy with the improvement in my sound quality the MA4's give me. Hopefully sometime early next year I can get another pair of the MA4's and maybe even some speaker cable.

Thanks from a very satisfied customer!

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Eric Hudson Submitted: 2016.11.22

The Grand Reference USB cable is a great improvement over my existing Audioquest Carbon cable. This cable manages to do surprising things for digital music. I know the difference between brighter sound and more detailed sound. The Grand Reference USB has a more detailed sound. I can hear this in both voices and instruments. Another surprise is that I finally understand what other people mean by holographic sound. It's a point when you feel immersed in the music as if it were playing around you. Everything feels large in height and depth with great separation too.

Thanks for creating such a great product!

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Alan Weiss Submitted: 2016.11.22

As a testimonial to the new Anniversary Speaker Cables, let me just say the it took me about 30 seconds to hear the difference compared to the Elite cables. The level of micro detail in new cables is outstanding. I hear deeper into the music. Individual instruments have more of a sense of their own space. Bass lines have more power. I get a stronger sense of individual strings of a bass being plucked. As well, I can say the piano is more realistic. I hear each piano key being struck more clearly.

As you may recall, I have been a beta tester for PS Audio for several years. This includes their BHK Preamp and BHK Mono blocks. Currently, I am beta testing their new device, the (Model left out here), that should be on the market next month. Your Anniversary Speaker Cables, as well as the upgraded Anniversary Balanced Interconnects allows me to easily discern the differences between this unit and their older model, the Perfect Wave. There is no question that your anniversary cables places my system at another level, getting ever closer to the sound of live music in my listening room.

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Gary D Submitted: 2016.11.07

Hi Mike, I thought I should tell you about my satisfaction with your cables and how they have improved my listening.

I met you at the audio show in Chicago, spring of 2016. I wanted to improve my 7.1 interconnects between the cd/dvd to preamp. I bought 8 MA1’s. What a change! The image and sound improved. Thinking if these are the entry cables, I had to try one of the better cables. I decided to upgrade the center and L&R front channel runs.

With Mike’s upgrade program it was an easy decision. I went with MA4’s. What a great choice! I cheaped out on the burn in. But I plugged in the cables when they arrived. I thought "what did I do", The sound stage was just ok but there was little bass, the treble was rolled off. I read that the burn in would take time, it did.

I let the cd player play for three days. Then listened again. The sound had changed, there was better bass and treble, the sound stage was getting better. Every day the sound was a little better.

I then invested in a pair of MA5’s, cd to preamp. Also the 5 day break in. This is where the fun started! The sound stage was much larger, bass & treble was greatly improved, and seemed better each day I listened. This improved for a few weeks.

The last notes and voices seemed to linger at the end of each song, bigger sound stage and better dynamics. I was sold. Next was MA5’s for the run between the preamp to power amps. It is a 9 meter run. My wife was hard to convince to spend the money on just cables.

The easy payments were the way to go. It kept the payments reasonable. I also opted for the 10 day breaking in. They had to sound great out of the box or my wife would not be pleased.

I plugged the new cables in and my mouth dropped. The micro acoustics were amazing, I found myself listening at lower volumes. About a week later I was having coffee and listening to an SACD by Allison Krause. The Martin Logans took music lessons overnight. Goose bumps. The bass notes were crawling up my legs. The midrange was silky smooth. Cymbals were delicate yet you felt the percussion. Soundstage was 3 dimensional, I checked that I was only using the front two channels

Next was "Stronger Than Pride’ by Sade. Her voice was haunting. I said that we should see her when she tours. I closed my eyes and she was singing in front of me! The last song of the album was a cut called "Siempre Hay Esperanza". The sound stage was a mile wide, instrument sounds were originating from outside of the speakers radiating area. I found myself taking deep breaths not believing how amazing the music sounded. Now I find myself just enjoying the music, what it’s all about anyway.

Thanks Mike, for creating products that gets you closer to the music, Gary from Milwaukee

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Jim Submitted: 2016.10.25

Got the cable today and it works/sounds great! I built a shelf to get the computer in the basement up to ceiling just below the first floor.

Your cables have made a big improvement on the overall sound and a huge improvement on the low end.

Jim

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Peter M Submitted: 2016.10.08

How often have you received more for your money? For that matter, when was the last time you received your money's worth for anything? It's been so long for me that receiving less has become the "new normal." Well, let me tell you how surprised I was to hear my new interconnects from Morrow Cable. I ordered the entry level MA-1 interconnects from Morrow Cable.

After connecting these beauties, I had to do a double-take, and I swear, I rechecked the package because I thought Morrow Cable sent me something far better than I had ordered; e.g., their MA-2 or MA-3 cables. The sound quality of these entry level MA-1 interconnect cables was so good, so unexpected and simply wonderful that I supposed there had to be a mistake in my favor. There was no mistake. Morrow Cable sent me exactly what I ordered - the MA-1 entry level interconnects.

This brings me back to my initial quesions. I received incredible detail, staging, and overall sound quality for what amounted to "pocket change" or the price of a decent lunch (not dinner; lunch) from a retaurant in Los Angeles. In other words, I received "more" for my small amount of money than I ever could have imagined right out of the package! When does that happen? The quality of sound is so terrific, that I swear I heard my low-end equipment saying: "What do you think of me now?" I was thrilled, and still am. My listening enjoyment went up like a rocket!

Even lesser recordings sounded like they were re-mastered! Am I happy? You bet! I finally received more for my money - - not less or even equal to - - but much more for my money! This is not supposed to happen because the "new normal" is to get less, expect less, and be satisfied. America can make a product can make a great product and Morrow Cable has proved that America is coming back to take the lead back in audio once again for a fair price, just like we did in the Golden Age of Audio in the 1980's and today, Morrow Cable is on the leading edge of a new come back age!

You don't need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for wonderful, realistic, playback sound like the Brand X companies want you to believe - - and Morrow Cable stands behind their products with a 100%, no questions asked, money back return policy. I'm not returning my cables, ever. "Wild horses" couldn't take my entry level, MA-1, Morrow Cables away from me.

I highly recommend these cables; your wallet will thank you; and you'll have enough money left over for that great lunch or dinner in Los Angeles! And, soon, you'll start thinking, "Wow, what more could the MA-2, -3 or -4 cables do?" In their graduated cables, Morrow Cable gives you something more to discover and look forward to with your sound system . I am a satisfied new "Morrow Head" and other than my new cables, I have no financial connection with Morrow Cable. It's just great to get more for my money! Try 'em; you'll like 'em.

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Randy F Submitted: 2016.09.30

Well, I'll tell you and the rest of the audiophile world that I'm so glad and thankful that I somehow bumped into Morrow Audio. I remember received my sp 7 cables which replaced mit The difference was amazing. It truly was like taking a blanket off my speakers. Keep that motto " best ever?" Why yes, yes they are, and also with such a generous repair program when mine got damaged from a move!!! I love Morrow Audio!!

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Jonathan B Submitted: 2016.09.20

The first few days of listening to the MA3's sounded very interesting. I could hear the potential in them, with the soundstage sounding very precise, not so much in width but depth. Different sounds or instruments seemed more defined and localized but the highs where too loud and very harsh. I also noticed the bass was tight and the mids where shallow or thin.

After like 4 days to around 240'ish hours, the MA3's just sounded ordinary. I was feeling like this is it for a little while and not impressed. Then at around 312 hours, or 13 days, they changed a lot. Now what I hear as the biggest difference from most ordinary cables, is how smooth and relaxed the sound is. It literally sounds less compressed, like the music before the MA3's was constrained. So since the sound is less compressed and allowed to spread out unconstrained, you can hear the texture of the sound more. I can detect more subtle changes in long slower paced transient passages, since the sound is less squeezed or compressed. You could say that certain instruments, like the piano, sound more realistic due to this more free relaxed sound, the texture comes through.

That smooth uncompressed sound is what stood out to me the most with these MA3's. The soundstage also improved after 300 hours. Its like since the sound in general, seems uncompressed (like if someone could grab the sound and stretch it out basically) that the localized effects or parts of music are wider in their location. This also contributes to helping me hear, or notice, where the localized sections are in music. Instead of it just sounding like it was coming from either the left or right channel, compressed in with all the other sounds in the music on that channel. This makes the music much more interesting and I find myself anticipating the next part where I can detect the wider localized sections.

During this same burn in period, the highs smoothed out a lot but seems like they could be a little smoother. Also I didnt notice the bass being tight like I did at the very beginning. The texture of the bass has changed though, if that makes sense, maybe more organic sounding bass. You know the bass sound has changed, just like how I described the sound in general as being stretched out or uncompressed/strained. It extends to the bass, in being able to hear its texture better I think.

I have not done enough listening so far, to give more of my experience with the highest short/fast frequencies. HF's like in Michael Jackson's music that are bright, short, and fast. The little I did hear though was good. They didnt have the same stretched out effect basically, like everything below in the frequency range. These highs where nice and defined from the rest of the music.

These are the best sounding cables I have ever used. I didnt know that cables could hold the sound back so much, really eye opening. Everything you say about the frequencies arriving at the same time and smearing from stranded wire, makes perfect sense from what I am hearing. Hopefully the pro side will catch on to your cables and use them for recording. All the scientific audio naysayers are so ignorant, they go on basic electrical principals that are just, well basic.

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John S Submitted: 2016.09.19

I am enjoying my SP5 reference speaker wire very much! I have noticed cleaner and louder sound on movies and music on lower volume on my receiver which is over 10 years old. (Sony DA777ES) I cant imagine how its going to sound once I upgrade my receiver which will hopefully be a Cambridge.. My cousin also just recently ordered the same speaker I got from you after I told him about my experience with your speaker wire. I would like to thank you for the great customer service I have experienced with your company.

Thank you again! John Sanchez

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Ferrell Submitted: 2016.09.19

Hi. The MA1 is hands down the best cable I've ever heard, by a wide margin. It has all the smoothness and detail I crave from my music. Going from stock RCAs and even Audioquest Evergreens was like cleaning a dirty window and finally being able to see directly into a recording. All the subtle nuances that make a recording unique became very easy to recognize, kicking my enjoyment of music up several notches. The included literature with a guide to cable break in (very important) was super helpful. Thank you for your great quality and service. I am looking forward to upgrading in the future to better Morrow cables.

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John Zawadzki Submitted: 2016.08.25

I hooked them up immediately yesterday and the improvement was really dramatic. I replaced the AQ Water balanced cables from preamp to amp with the MA7s. I was floored! I was expecting some improvements, but, not as substantial as this. I heard a wider and taller soundstage, incredible expansion of midrange(this was the greatest improvement of all), highs and lows were more precise and there was a massive improvement of what I will call a 3 dimensional aspect.

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Thomas J Submitted: 2016.08.09

Hello Mike, the SP4's speaker wire are doing great. They made my system sound a little fuller and it seems like the volume has increased. They do bring out every note in the music. they sound good. I feel I made a good choice. I am very happy with these. Thank you for working with me on getting the right cables for my system. thank you !!

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Knute A Submitted: 2016.08.03

I just wanted say that your MA1.1 cables are really good! Much better than my previous ones which were not bad at all. With your cables however I could hear the difference as soon as I hooked them up so I am looking forward to them improving with time. Since receiving them and hearing them I have ordered one more for my new sacd player and can't wait to hear the difference with that also.

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Philip S Submitted: 2016.08.01

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my new MAP2 power cord. I replaced the Naim stock power cord on my Naim NDX with the MAP2, and I have to say that there was a noticeable improvement in the sound. Although "blows me away" in audiophileze generally means that you can hear a difference, the MAP2 definitely and definitively improved the sound. In particular, I immediately noticed a wider soundstage as well as a more detailed positioning of instruments. It really fits into my system well. Improvements in sound at this level are always difficult to quantify, but I would have to say that using the MAP2 power cord has improved the sound by 10% at least. So for a minor investment, it is a pretty good bang for the buck considering the thousands I have invested in equipment!

My system: Plinius SA100 Mk III power amp, Naim NDX, Focal Diablo Utopia speakers, Cardas Golden Cross speaker wire, Plinius M12 preamp.

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Chad Iwasaki Submitted: 2016.07.25

Wow! Only 15 hour break in so far, but right off the bat it made a huge difference in my system! System is Sherwood Newcastle SD-871 SACD Player, NAD C352 Integrated Amp, and Martin Logan Aerius loudspeakers. I have been an audiophile for almost 30 years and owned many high end systems and cables. These by far are impressive for the price. I look forward upgrading in the future, Great job man!

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Michael Gallagher Submitted: 2016.07.19

Just received my Ma-2 ICs today.IMPRESSIVE to say the least.These are light years Ahead of "famous brands ommited"..These even annihilated my Favorite "reference brand ommited" by a wide margin.You Sir are a Genius..More to follow.:)

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Pandy B Submitted: 2016.07.15

Hi Mike, A few words… have 220 hours on the Anniversary PC. A bit better in every category than my current cord. Can tell it’s a real winner!

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Charlie H Submitted: 2016.07.12

"I've been living in the Morrow Vortex for a couple of years now. I had upgraded my speaker cables from Radio Shack lamp cord to SP4s to SP7s to Elites and heard significant improvements at each step. During this period, interconnects went from cheapo to MA7s, and again things got better. At this point my system sounded so good I wondered how it could get any better. Would I be able to hear a difference between MA7s and Elites? After all, there's money involved here. I decided I had to find out, and I used Mike's Trade Up program to upgrade the MA7s to Elites.

When I received the Elite interconnects (XLR both ends), I immediately switched out my MA7s (also XLR). At this point in time my 2.0 system is an Oppo 105D to Elite XLR interconnects to a CIAudio E200S amp to GoldenEar Triton Ones. That's it, no signal processing along the way, although I have paid very careful attention to speaker and listener placement in the room.

The initial sound of the Elite interconnects was, well, a little disappointing. Bass was weaker than with the MA7s, and highs were so so. Mike had done the 10-day break in, so they had around 240 hours on them. I also knew that the cables might need to recover after shipping, so I held off on making a judgement.

I started listening, just to hear what might change. After about 3 hours, the sound went very shrill. This same thing had happened with the MA7s (they had gone shrill after 4 hours). So I shut off the amp and ran pink noise at moderate volume for 24 hours. Then another listen. Now the cables were bass heavy(!) and still somewhat weak in the highs. So back on pink noise, now at high volume, for another 24 hours.

Next listen, things were really different. The bass was much better, and the highs, while still seeming a little bright, were getting there. So more pink noise for 8 hours or so.

Now I could tell the cables were really settling in, and I started listening seriously. I listen mostly to orchestral classical where there is a lot going on. There was this incredible deeper sense of space combined with openness and better definition in the highs. I could hear the faintest things going on. It was like the noise floor had dropped, revealing things I had never heard before: faint bow scrapings, detailed finger plucking on harp and violins. Bass was good and tighter than with the MA7s. Brass was incredibly smooth. The lower noise floor and better high definition revealed details in reflected sound that added to the sense of space. (I really shouldn't call this an improvement in noise floor, because there never was any sense of "noise" before. It's more like a revealing of what was hidden ultra low level detail, especially at mid and higher frequencies.)

As time went on, it just kept getting better. At one point, I just couldn't believe what I was hearing, and it was wow, Wow, WOW! Now, at around 300 hours total, the cables seem to have reached full break in. I think. On well recorded music, I am startled at times by the immediacy of the sound. Percussion is incredible with sharp, detailed attacks that allow me to hear every detail of what is going on. I love just listening to music and being able to trace every musical line in the orchestra. It's like having X-ray audio vision.

So for those wondering if the Elites are really that much better than MA7s, I can say they ARE. Will you hear the difference? Well, my system is good, but it is not by any means top of the line, and it has revealed every change I've made with cables.

I'm now starting to think that cables are the most important part of the system! And Mike has opened up a whole new world.

Fantastic stuff!"

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John Cioffi Submitted: 2016.06.22

Dear Mike & Co.,

I've been very happy with the Morrow interconnects in my system. Initially, I had a set of MA1 RCA interconnects, but took advantage of an excellent upgrade deal to trade up to the MA3s. I'd always been an evidence-based cable skeptic, never having heard a difference before getting the Morrows. I had no expectation bias. I got a great deal for the set of MA1s and only bought them because I needed a more flexible cable.

The following impressions apply to both the MA1s and MA3s, except the noted improvements were more substantial with the MA3s. Putting them between my dac (a Micromega Mydac, now swapped with a JKenny Ciunas) and vintage Sansui AU-819 (very similar in sound and power to the legendary and much more common AU-919), they had an entirely unexpected and clear impact on the sound.

The most notable change in tonal and dynamic qualities was a tightening and clarifying of the bass, followed by an increase of detail in the treble, all while retaining neutral balance and transparency. There is no hint of glare or edginess. These cables do not act as tone controls.

The most unmistakable and important effect, however, was the Morrow's effect on soundstaging and imaging. Whereas the tonal impacts were subtle and I could still second guess myself regarding perceived sonic changes, the Morrow's effects of nailing down the spatial location of soundstage elements was, well, clear as a bell.

This is when evidence gathered by ear overcame longstanding skepticism. My speakers are current generation Ohm Walsh 2000s. They are superb speakers and throw an astoundingly wide soundstage with a "sweet spot" that encompasses most of the room. As quasi-omni type speakers, their realism comes with some diffuseness of the imaging (think how live music takes on the signature of the venue's space, but generally doesn't present razor sharp pin point locations of the players). In addition, I find that the imaging of busier arrangements and less well recorded music tends to "wander" slightly--and unnaturally--around the soundstage. Diffuseness and this wandering effect tend to compound each other negatively. The greatest virtue of the Morrow ICs came with their surprising improvement of spatial precision. The MA1s made an unmistakably audible difference.

The MA3s improved spatial imaging still more. On most recordings, the wandering of spatial cues is gone. On the worst recordings it has been minimized to an almost inaudible level. Through the Ohms, the realism remains; the artificiality is vastly reduced. What these speakers do best they now do better. And I was taken entirely by surprise. Quite an accomplishment for a pair of wires.

Now if I could only persuade my wide to accept room treatments . . .

Thanks again!

John Cioffi

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Gary J Submitted: 2016.06.20

Hi Mike,

Literally got the cable 20 minutes ago. Superbly well made, good construction and materials…feels like a quality item.

Read your paper on burn in first and knew that the cables need 4-500 hours or so time on them to fully become as good as they can be. My original intention was to fit RCA/XLR adapters which I bought for the purpose, plug the Dig-4 into my tuner and just leave it playing white noise.

Curious though how it sounded "out of the packet" compared to my DH Labs D-10 (with its "Ultimate" in house XLR connectors…)

Your cable is an order of magnitude better Mike, even with no burn in! What is this, some kind of Kentucky voodoo?!

Overall impression is the digital cable gets out the way of the music a LOT better. Much more music is coming through, subjectively louder but specifically:

  • Drums, brass, vocals, cymbal crashes all have a crispness and timbre I’ve not heard in my system before.
  • Soundstage is far more "real" sounding in both timbre of instruments and voices as well as scale.
  • I’m hearing details (albeit you can tell they are "smudged" and will clear up once burn in is complete) that I’ve never heard before on tracks I’ve been listening to for 20 odd years.

You can really get an idea of the potential of this cable, even now.

I run a 300B SET system with active preamp, and I’m hearing far more of what a SET amp SHOULD be doing than I was before with my previous digital cable. I was considering getting a new music streamer (My Logitech Transporter is superb, but old tech) but now not a chance! Also, I recently got some high end UK based speaker cable (Tellerium Q Ultra Black) which apparently majors in bass depth and control…never heard what they were talking about. Whats the fuss says I? Put your Dig-4 cable in and BOOM. Where did that bass come from!

The important part Mike is that all this good "hifi" stuff is secondary to the music, the tune grooves along way better than before and music is far more addictive. I was reading a book and listening to music before the cable was delivered, put the cable in and I cant concentrate on it anymore. Seriously.

All this with ZERO burn in on the cable.

As I said my original plan was to burn the cable in separately and listen to music with my existing digital XLR cable. Not any more. The Dig-4 stays in for the great improvements it brings even now. Sure, the sound will go up and down over the next few hundred hours, but who cares! J

BASED ON WHAT IVE HEARD IN THE FIRST TEN MINUTES OF YOUR DIG-4 CABLE MIKE, I’LL BE ALL MY UPGRADING MY INTERCONNECTS TO MA4 POSSIBLY 5 LATER IN THE YEAR.

Bravo Sir, And thanks for enhancing my musical pleasure.

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Russell R Submitted: 2016.05.24

Note: Our italics added for eaiser understanding of the story...

"I procrastinated switching out the hard to get to other brand ICs from the phono stage to my preamp. I had let the new MA5 Morrow interconnect cables sit atop the preamp for a few weeks, mostly because the PH5s phono cables on my turntable had made the sound so real I could not believe it could get much better with additional Morrow cables in the string.

On Friday night I played some sides on the old other brand cable and then switched to the MA5 Morrow Interconnects. It was staggering how much more music came thru and no distortion at high levels. So it is worth upgrading both to and from a phono stage. The MA5 took the last remaining benefit away from CDs for me - consistent performance at higher output at the preamp. A consistent CD performance that is as frozen fish to fresh caught fish that is naked vinyl." - Russell R

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Chris Hardy Submitted: 2016.05.17

Mike and all at Morrow - I rec'd my MA-2 POD cable last week and it makes HUGE difference (as did all of the cables I have purchased from you so far) and that's what I expected. I will be send in my trade in cable per the instructions on the web site. Again, Thank you all! Chris Hardy.

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William P Submitted: 2016.05.13

"I am enjoying my Morrow Audio cables very much. I sometimes can't believe how much music is revealed on the same CDs I have had for years. I purchased a new headphone amp last year and these cables go so well with it. I am buying more music than ever. I am grateful for the people at Morrow Audio for making such good products. You have a customer for life." - William P, MA1.1 interconnects.

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Charlie Hatch Submitted: 2016.05.09

Hi Mike,

I've had the new Elite speaker cables in my system for a week now. Given the 10-day break in before shipment and my use, I estimate there are around 300 hours on the cables. I found that they seemed to break in more quickly than the SP7s, and the Elites are more resistant to handling disturbance. Now, they seem quite stable and have not noticeably changed in many days.

I had wondered if I would be able to hear the difference between the SP7s and the Elites. My 67 year old hearing ain't the best and doesn't do all that well above 4 kHz. I was amazed to find that I could hear a significant improvement!

The biggest difference between the SP7s and the Elites is in the highs; they are more open and sweeter. Brass high notes are more cleanly rendered (all brass for that matter), and high flute and piccolo notes are amazingly pure. Violins are also much sweeter in the highs. The whole sound is more musical, transparent, and listenable. Imaging is absolutely spot on and rock steady, and there is a greater sense of depth. I think, the subtleties in the recording venue wall reflections are reproduced with more clarity. The whole effect is one of ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION all the way up in frequency and all the way down to very low recorded sound levels.

And I thought the SP7s couldn't be beat. They are very good, but the Elites are better.

During the past week I've had a couple of friends over to listen to the new cables, both of whom have better hearing than mine. One was there when I made the switch from SP7s to Elites. Not a blind test, but he immediately heard the same things I described above. Another friend came a few days later and also described the same sound. This is definitely real, and mere half-deaf mortals can tell the difference!

Now of course, the remaining issue is that I'm still running your MA7 balanced interconnects. I wonder what visions lie beyond that horizon.

In case you're wondering, I have a very simple 2.0 audio system:

Oppo 105D player/preamp Morrow MA7 balanced interconnects Channel Islands Audio E*200S 2-channel amp (200W/channel 8 Ohms, 400W into 4) Morrow Elite speaker cables GoldenEar Triton One loudspeakers

I have no EQ or any other signal processing in the chain. I like to think that simple is best. I have paid very careful attention to speaker placement, orientation and listener placement in the room.

A great product, Mike! You can count me a very pleased customer.

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Gary Lewis Submitted: 2016.05.06

Mike,

Your RF4 speaker cables are outstanding! Sorry, I don't believe in the excessive break-in for cables. Everything I've read, heard, and experienced does not confirm this need. I did only a few hours burn-in when I would be outside and maybe listened to 10-15 hours within the first two weeks. But, even when I ordered them, I really didn't expect them to make any difference in my system. After the first listening, I knew I was wrong; the RF4's were very good but so were my old cables.

After two weeks, I re-connected my old cables and I was taken back by the difference. My old ones were awful. There must be something to magnetic interaction with non-insulated stranded wire cable that did produce noise or cancellations that I couldn't hear. My first impression was what I wrote earlier-I could hear more depth, especially in the decay of sound, and more pianissimo's as well as the inside instruments in an orchestra.

I've taught music courses in performance, theory, and history in higher education for 50 years and have had a passionate interest in the accurate reproduction of music. I often listen with a score in hand. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible now for me to listen to music without being hyper-critical. It's a curse; background music is just annoying clutter.

Thus, from the few hours that I've listened through you cables, I've done so with a fair amount of critical or objective listening. I was even listening with some unbelieving negativity. It would have been cheaper to return them than to keep-but I couldn't. By far, these cables made a significantly sufficient improvement in my system to justify the expense. In a word, they were outstanding! Thank you for the opportunity to listen through them as well as to allow a little time to overcome my skepticism!

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Darren V Submitted: 2016.04.04

Mike, I am still breaking in the RCA and XLR cables I ordered. I will wait until these are fully burned in. At some point I may consider a bi-wire speaker cable pair. Currently using a Wireworld Equinox 7 with bi-wire jumpers I purchased about 8-9 months ago.

I will say already the soundstage and detail is about 25 % better than the Kimber Kable Hero's I was running ( XLR ) and Wireworld Equinox 7 ( RCA ) in which I replaced with the MA 4 series.

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Anthony Pierre Submitted: 2016.02.22

Thank you Warner for your follow up email about the Morrow cables I purchased. I did a lot of research first before buying, reading online reviews and customer reviews. I've been in audio for about 45 years going back to my late high school days. A lot of gear has passed through my hands during that time. Mainly hardware with little thought of cables until Monster and their Interlink Reference and Powerline 2 speaker cables came out. Many cables and interconnects have been in and out of my system. Ones with "boxes", proprietary wire, solid core, multi-strand, etc.. I finally settled on just "decent" cables. Yes, zip cord for speakers and decent made interconnects, which served me well, and finally, didn't cost me a lot of money.

That is until I bought the MA3's and SP4. I didn't have to wait months to hear a difference. It was apparent and as soon as I started listening. Sort of like "wow.. I have been missing something!".

Long story short, I am very pleased with them and have no thoughts of removing them from my system. The 3 payment plan is great. You really can not beat the 60day home trial. It didn't take me that long to hear the difference. Thanks for a great product, reasonably priced so that even someone retired can afford it!

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Don Baker Submitted: 2015.12.07

Hi Mike,

I am listening to my system with my latest purchases from Morrow Audio - 2 Elite Reference and 2 MAP4 Grand Reference Power cables.

To say that my system was taken to the next level is truly an understatement! As with my other Morrow upgrades the soundstage is clearly deeper and wider. I am hearing new sounds from music which I have listened to over several decades. I was contemplating the purchase of a subwoofer but that is clearly not necessary since I added my new power cables.

What I really so appreciate is that I am listening to my preamp at about 1/8th of it's volume setting and the bass is tickling my toes! I am not a huge fan of a lot of volume in order to hear the intricacies, lyrics, dynamics and or image stability of the music - your cables give me that option.

Bottom-line - my speakers have totally disappeared and the musicality of the source music seems to just emanate out of the air.

Clearly, I have been caught in the vortex of buying Morrow Audio cables since around 2009 and am totally satisfied. Your upgrade policy has allowed me to go from my original purchase of MA1 interconnects to the Elite Reference series of interconnects and power cables at a minimal cost!

Mike, you are an audiophile's best friend...thanks for all you and your staff have done to increase my listening pleasure.

I tell my friends and even other sellers of audio equipment that they should try your cables - just cannot beat the sound or sound/value ratio.

Sincerely,

Don Baker

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Don Baker Submitted: 2015.12.07

Hi Mike,

I am listening to my system with my latest purchases from Morrow Audio - 2 Elite Reference and 2 MAP4 Grand Reference Power cables.

To say that my system was taken to the next level is truly an understatement! As with my other Morrow upgrades the soundstage is clearly deeper and wider. I am hearing new sounds from music which I have listened to over several decades. I was contemplating the purchase of a subwoofer but that is clearly not necessary since I added my new power cables.

What I really so appreciate is that I am listening to my preamp at about 1/8th of it's volume setting and the bass is tickling my toes! I am not a huge fan of a lot of volume in order to hear the intricacies, lyrics, dynamics and or image stability of the music - your cables give me that option.

Bottom-line - my speakers have totally disappeared and the musicality of the source music seems to just emanate out of the air.

Clearly, I have been caught in the vortex of buying Morrow Audio cables since around 2009 and am totally satisfied. Your upgrade policy has allowed me to go from my original purchase of MA1 interconnects to the Elite Reference series of interconnects and power cables at a minimal cost!

Mike, you are an audiophile's best friend...thanks for all you and your staff have done to increase my listening pleasure.

I tell my friends and even other sellers of audio equipment that they should try your cables - just cannot beat the sound or sound/value ratio.

Sincerely,

Don Baker

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Michael B - Australia Submitted: 2015.12.02

I'm absolutely blown away by the 2 pairs of pre-burnt-in MA-3 cables I've been using in my system for the last few months! I'm using one pair between my Heed Audio Quasar phono stage and my Doge 8 tube preamplifier. The other pair runs between the preamplifier and my Australian made, Cymer, tube power amp. Yesterday, I ordered another pair to run from my NAD M51 DAC and the preamp, and one of your DIG-3 digital cables to sit between the DAC and my Doge 6 tube CD player. I cant wait for these to arrive now!

I have owned and experimented with many high-end cables over the years, but the quality of construction as well as the RCA plugs on yours immediately impressed me. Being more used to cables as thick as garden hoses though, I was a little skeptical of how these thin and marvelously flexible Morrow cables would perform. Those fears were laid to rest within the first minute of listening to the magic they brought to my system.

I'm never really sure how to explain what I hear in a way that's meaningful to others, but there is no doubt that your cables have brought a sense of transparency, scale, imaging, dynamics and detail to my system that I have never experienced before. They have given the sound of my system an injection of life without adding anything artificial or exaggerated. To put it simply, I hear more of the music, I feel more connected to the music and the messages the musicians are trying to convey is so much clearer.

I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow Cables to anyone seeking better sound and I'll be adding to my Morrow arsenal by ordering speaker cables to connect my amp to my Troels Gravesen designed DTQWT speakers as soon as I can.

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Steve Mumford Submitted: 2015.11.05

Mike:

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the SP-7 speaker cables. I installed them, put on one of my favorite CD's (Acoustic Alchemy: Against The Grain), and hit play:

WOW!!!! Within 60 seconds I knew that these were the best speaker cables I have ever owned. The bass slam was the first thing I noticed; it was good on the SP-5 cables, but on the SP-7's it just blew me away. As I listened the increased detail and depth of field became more apparent. Simply magical!

Thank you so much for designing and building what I consider the best speaker cables I have ever heard. Also, kudos on the trade-up program that offers such an easy upgrade path.

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Mario Cavolo Submitted: 2015.09.18

Hi Mike,

It is instantly obvious to me that your cables are all you claim. You are to be congratulated on however you came upon the design. They are minimal and light and as if they simply get out of the way of the sound, revealing everything in perfect detail. Clarity, accuracy, spacing and soundstage are simply remarkable.

I am perfectly hearing detail and space in instruments that I never heard before. My previous IC was a local custom made, he told me had used silver wire. My previous speaker cables were 12 gauge multistrand copper. So my MA2s and SP3s didn’t replace anything esoteric or expensive. That being the case, the difference I hear with your cables is far more than I expected as any reasonable skeptic who spent my hard earned money. I am SO happy. Thank you. There is no hype in a word I write, just the straight simple facts. Enormous thanks to you Mike. As a jazz pianist I care about the music and I am thrilled. Feel free to use this as a testimonial.

Cheers, Mario

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Mario Cavolo Submitted: 2015.09.18

Hi Mike,

It is instantly obvious to me that your cables are all you claim. You are to be congratulated on however you came upon the design. They are minimal and light and as if they simply get out of the way of the sound, revealing everything in perfect detail. Clarity, accuracy, spacing and soundstage are simply remarkable.

I am perfectly hearing detail and space in instruments that I never heard before. My previous IC was a local custom made, he told me had used silver wire. My previous speaker cables were 12 gauge multistrand copper. So my MA2s and SP3s didn’t replace anything esoteric or expensive. That being the case, the difference I hear with your cables is far more than I expected as any reasonable skeptic who spent my hard earned money. I am SO happy. Thank you. There is no hype in a word I write, just the straight simple facts. Enormous thanks to you Mike. As a jazz pianist I care about the music and I am thrilled. Feel free to use this as a testimonial.

Cheers, Mario

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Craig K Submitted: 2015.09.18

I recently attended the Newport THE show, where I casually ran across Morrow Audio via the raffle and the Legacy room, where I remember hearing a very pleasing sound being presented. At the time, I was on the hunt for an all tube integrated amplifier to possibly replace my newly acquired hybrid integrated,which I bought without auditioning based on the favorable reviews that I had read, plus listening to other products in the manufacture''s line.You see, I wasn''t completely happy with the sound I was getting from the amp,and as this was my first jump into the 2-channel audio arena,I was searching for solutions and alternatives available, not thinking that cables could make the kind of difference I was looking for. By chance, I spoke with a audio representative who is a dealer for my amp, and is also a rep for your competition.I told him of my problem, he told me that with the quality of my amp and speakers I should be experiencing great sound, and it could be achieved with the proper cables.''Hmmmmm'' I thought, maybe there is a cheaper solution at hand than the hassle of driving all over creation to dealers to home audition all-tubed amps, as I had planned on doing (to the tune of 600 miles+).

So I started doing some research.I referred to Robert Harley''s ''The Complete Guide to High -End Audio'' , where he talks about the skin effect, and how it can be nullified via cables that utilize litz construction. Then I ran across your ad in the show program, and saw that your cables use solid core wires.Now my interest is rising. On to your website, where I read about the potential of having game-changing sound, only to be followed by reading scores of reviews by people like me telling others of the great results they are experiencing with your product.A phone call to you confirms what my research and first impressions from the show had told me - this is a company that appears to be rock solid and genuine, and is not selling costly voodoo snake oil but affordable products that many people are excited about and that truly believe in.

My MA4''s arrived last Monday and I can''t tell you how much of a difference they have made in the sound quality of my system. I am now enjoying the sound (to varying degrees,from mild to wild, depending on the quality of the cd''s recording) - and can appreciate all the attributes that I had read about in my amp''s reviews, but could not hear in my living room.

Thank you for a wonderful product - as I have a SACD player, I will be calling you for recommendations for the 3 pairs of cables that I now want to replace as well.

For all those out there who are doubtful of a cables'' affect on your systems'' sound, with Mike''s money back guaranty, you have nothing to lose, and only audio bliss to gain. Try these cables- I''m certainly glad I did. Highly recommended - Craig

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Charlie H Submitted: 2015.09.18

Hi Mike,

Just a note to let you know how satisfied I am with the MA7 cables I received a week ago.

My system: Oppo BDP-105D > Morrow Audio MA7 balanced interconnects > CI Audio E200S dual mono amp > Morrow Audio SP7 cables > B&W 683 S2 speakers

About the time I ordered the new interconnects, I had just received the CI Audio amp and needed some temporary balanced interconnects, so I installed Better Cables Silver Serpent 2s (~$100 Amazon) as a temporary measure while you were building and breaking in the MA7s. The new MA7s arrived with 10-day breakin already done. Listening is a real "Oh Wow"! event.

The cables initially changed the sound in a way that is very hard to describe. It seems like they have a warmer sound than the Silver Serpents; the overall feeling is very neutral.

But the biggest improvement is in the imaging. Oh my God. My system now has the most precise and detailed imaging I have ever heard. The sound stage is broad and deep and has incredible "solidity", for want of a better word. I am frequently startled by the sensation that there are instruments and singers in the room. I know that a lot of people say stuff like this, but I can tell you it has been a fascinating journey hearing these cables evolve with additional break in. Like fine wine, your cables really do benefit from time.

I know I don't have the best system components money can buy, but your cables really makes them sing!

Thanks for the experience!

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Ronald C Submitted: 2015.09.18

Hi Mike,

The three pairs of MA-7 interconnects, in conjunction with the SP-7 bi-wired speaker cables, sound stupendous!!!!!

I installed the SP-7s last night and was totally blown away by the ravishing, glorious beauty of the MA-7/SP-7 combination. The MA-7s are installed:

  1. ReVox A77 open reel deck to Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp

  2. MSB Gold D/A to Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp

  3. Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp to Conrad-Johnson Premier 11-A tube power amp

Congratulations on your incomparable engineering and musical genius!

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Ronald C Submitted: 2015.09.18

Hi Mike,

The three pairs of MA-7 interconnects, in conjunction with the SP-7 bi-wired speaker cables, sound stupendous!!!!!

I installed the SP-7s last night and was totally blown away by the ravishing, glorious beauty of the MA-7/SP-7 combination. The MA-7s are installed:

  1. ReVox A77 open reel deck to Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp

  2. MSB Gold D/A to Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp

  3. Conrad-Johnson PV-12 tube preamp to Conrad-Johnson Premier 11-A tube power amp

Congratulations on your incomparable engineering and musical genius!

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Tracy Harbur Submitted: 2015.09.18

This last order completes the phono side of my phono/CD system. As in every new Morrow cable addition there has been a positive synergy with the previous Reference Elite cables. Each addition has brought out something extra I was missing but never knew was there.

It seems many of my previous I.C.'s have added their own effects be it "warmth", "edginess", "veil", or whatever else it may be called. All qualities I was not wanting in a cable. A cable is not a corrective measure for a part of a system. It is there to complete links between components and to do so ideally with as little sonic signature as possible. Preferably none. Period! The link should be as transparent and pristine as the actual recording........ adding or subtracting nothing.

The Reference Elite cables have added to the system's components overall performance while increasing soundstage, dynamics, speed, bass tightness. I find in numerous listenings of my varied tastes that there seems to be no area, i.e. highs, mids, lows, vocals, that is accentuated or diminished. Attacks, transients, decays were all perfectly present. In a word "neutrality". What is in the vinyl goes to my ears.

These cables can be mercilessly revealing. A favorite record now shows a pre-existing rumble from the original cutting. In another "live" recording a truck can be heard outside the building pulling away. They pointed out that my tonearm needed the azimuth adjusted. That is what a good cable is supposed to do.

If I had bought other of the Morrow cables instead of the Elite I would always have that little thought of what am I missing. I have found that mixing things up compromises the whole when it comes to cables. Now I do not have to miss anything. The expense can be justified as the Elites are an auditory compliment to my system.
All this is only my opinion.

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Tracy Harbur Submitted: 2015.09.18

These cables are replacing what is a well known and extremely good and recommended product found in all the audiophile magazines. But as in many things in life one thing has led to another. Starting out with one set of Elite Reference I.C.'s and hearing what they offered led to more and now the speaker cables.

In using the same 4 familiar (to me) recordings I was able to compare the improvements or losses. Scheherazade showed a wider soundstage which was now pushed forward a bit more. Instruments, of which there are many in this recording had all their proper place and timbre while the instruments in the back of the orchestra were more noticeable and distinct. Violin bows could be felt being placed on the strings and starting their movement. The soft tympani in the right rear. The sound was transparent without being edgy, strident or analytical..... just revealing. The music had opened up.

Ludovico Einaudi's In a Time Lapse was recorded both in a studio and a monastery. The cables enabled me to differentiate between the two. His piano showed a sharper attack and decay and the other instruments separate and distinct. Jazz at the Pawnshop just got better. The opening customer background noise to the sound of the glasses. The recording made in 1976 was just right and showed what the cables could do.

Lastly, Harry Chapin Live displayed even more nuances to this performance. Harry's guitar, the thwack of the drumhead, the acoustic bass, the falsetto on Taxi. This recording became more of a live album.

These cables have only added to the existing Morrow cables. The bass is tighter and defined, midrange not accentuated but natural, the highs not shrill or raspy. In short these cables represent what is in the recording. They showed as such in Keith Jarrett's Koln concert that he had been furnished a piano lacking in low register and it shows.

The Elite Reference cables has shown what my system will do and how each component sounds. They show little or no tonality. Again transparent. I refrain from saying they are a bargain, they are less than some other cables I have heard or auditioned. But that puts them in the "value" class. Beware...... after listening to them I would be hard pressed to come up with something better. Or could afford. Better to stretch and go for the best rather than to wonder what I missed.

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Tracy Harbur Submitted: 2015.09.17

The Elite Power cable is now on a tube pre-amp that is regarded as "Class A" in both Absolute Sound and Stereophile and other regarded sources. It replaced a cord also regarded as "Class A". The prices are very similar, Meaning to my reference relatively expensive. I have replaced my source components I.C.'s with Morrow Elites so the pre-amp was the choice for the cord. I am obviously pleased with the Morrow I.C.'s and what they offer so these comments are to be on the power cord as much as possible.

Upon the cable switch it was obvious that something favorable had occurred. What was previously a reference quality pre-amp has now climbed upward a few steps. The previous cord while seemingly performing all its tasks in an exemplary manner was now being outperformed by the Elite power cord. Everything good just became more. It was all better....... and it was all great before. While the previous cord delivered the sound it had also acted as a sonic "equalizer" and buffer unbeknownst to me. The Elite let the pre-amp open up a good deal more in all the areas for which it was auditioned and purchased. It was like getting a bonus for something I did not know existed.

Here is where a letter usually states selections on a record/CD that are supposed to support auditory revelations of a cable addition to a system. And here I will not. All I can do is close my eyes and open my ears and smile in amazement. It is complete.

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Tracy Harbur Submitted: 2015.08.23

I am inquiring about the I.C. as on a whim I substituted the Moon Audio I.C. @ $500 mtr. with my present Elite. The results were substantial. This was on the CD-preamp link. Higher volume at same setting and the piano detail and particularly decay just went on and on. However the Moon is a very good cable and the Elite is 3 times the price. I feel the obvious...... the cable showed what the player was capable of and it is not a particularly expensive one but it sure sounded closer to the vinyl.

UPDATE: My latest set is now on a CD deck. This is not an outlandishly costly unit. It is an audiophile quality piece but as I listen to mostly vinyl I invested the money in that equipment. Actually the Elites at MSRP are nearly 7 times the CD's cost. Partly this was curiosity and I would now have the Elites if I was ever to upgrade to a higher priced player. The results...... at first the sound sounded thin and lacking body but after careful listening this was not the case at all. It was just that the previous I.C.'s (similar price/construction/a known name) had added bloat and unwanted sonics that the Elite erased. It made the deck much closer to vinyl.

I will skip all the adjectives repeatedly used in magazine reviews such as "airy, focused, soundstage, forward, warm, et al. These are all objective and the reviewer's perception. I will just say everything just sounded right. There was much more detail and in piano pieces; the sustain and decay took on new meaning. Another piece using tubular bells/chimes now showed the overtones generated.

By what these I.C.'s did I see no reason to look at a higher priced CD deck.

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Steve Mumford Submitted: 2015.09.17

Mike:

The HDMI cables I ordered were quite a surprise. I had a Monster HDMI cable running from my Dish receiver to my TV (65" Samsung 4k UHDef TV). It was a great improvement over my RCA audio/video cable originally used to hook up the Dish unit. But when I installed your HDMI cable the improvement was pretty drastic. Colors are now much more vibrant, the edges are razor sharp....simply everything regarding picture quality is much better than with the Monster HDMI cable.

I now have Morrow cables on all my components, so I am satisfied that I the best solution on the market for the money I have. I have SP5's for the speaker leads to my GoldenEar Model Ones, MA4 and HDMI cables for my Cambridge Audio DVD/CD player, MA4 for the Blue Sound Vault music server, etc... Now I need to focus on the power cords....I will be calling you soon on that.

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Bill Dudleston, President, Legacy Audio Submitted: 2015.06.01

**"Morrow Audio cables are very well crafted. Using Morrow cables in our systems, Legacy has received numerous ‘best of show’ accolades at audio shows around the country." - Bill Dudleston, President, Legacy Audio

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Noah Wotherspoon Submitted: 2015.07.15

"I highly dig the Morrow Audio guitar cable. It is 'pure tone'... my older cables seem to 'deaden' the highs and nuances that the Morrow cable brings to life. The construction & design of the cable is beautiful. I've been playing for over 20 years & this is by all means a high-performance cable." Noah Wotherspoon

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Noah Wotherspoon Submitted: 2015.07.15

"I highly dig the Morrow Audio guitar cable. It is 'pure tone'... my older cables seem to 'deaden' the highs and nuances that the Morrow cable brings to life. The construction & design of the cable is beautiful. I've been playing for over 20 years & this is by all means a high-performance cable." Noah Wotherspoon

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Joseph

Mike,

I am extremely happy with the assortment of cables I have purchased over the past year. I have antiquated equipment, except for my Oppo bdp 105 blu-ray player. I have an assortment of MA-5's,MA-3's, SP-3's and HDMI cables in my current system. I cannot believe the sound that your cables produce. The sound coming out of my system has greater detail, accuracy, depth,and imaging. I mention your cables to anyone I speak with regarding improving audio or video systems. I wish continued success for Morrow Audio and will continue to sing your praises. Best of luck.

Regards,

Joseph

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Bob VanDeWater

Mike,

The cable for the REL is excellent. Bass is deeper and more defined. Performance exceeds my expectations! Thanks.

Bob VanDeWater

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John Rynex

"I just want to let you know that this SUB2 cable kick's ass. I think I had the top of the line Circuit City Monster Cable hooked up previously...thought it sounded good....but your cable is just tremendous sounding on my Mirage 2x8" subwoofer. I can hardly turn up the sub due to the new undistorted sounds being released. This cable also improved & changed the overall sonics. Unbelievable!" John Rynex

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Marco V

"About a year ago I started replacing all of my ''old'' audio equipment after switching from Windows based computers to Apple Macintosh only. I set myself the goal of getting the best possible sound for wireless playback & via iPod using the digital signal and the AIFF format. This alone would disqualify me as an audiophile (which obviously I am not) but let me tell you folks: I''ve not only succeeded achieving my goal, I have exceeded it.

A big part in this is to Mike''s brilliant interconnects. Every time I replaced a couple of my older cables with Mike''s products, the improvements were quite obvious (you can fill in the usual audiophile verbiage here). I've never heard anything so good in my less than optimum living room... ever! All my cables are now from Morrow Audio and I love them. Add to this that Mike's a great person to deal with, you can''t go wrong. Best bang for the buck in my book." Marco V

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James T

Having been a high end audio store owner some years ago, when I was carrying Tara, DH Labs, Eichmann, etc. I was accustomed to a particular level of performance. Now, some ten years later and having discovered Morrow Audio, I know that there IS a truly accurate cable out there. I now use them exclusively in my system, and I've never been happier with the level of performance that my stereo can offer me. I'm thrilled to be able to sit and listen, critically and enjoyably, and just let the system do what it's supposed to do, without planning the next investment, tweak, etc. Thanks, Mike, for developing and offering us your Morrow Audio cables. James T

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Martin

Dear Mike,

I do apologise for the lateness of this email but I have been meaning to put together my feedback for quite some time now.

When I ordered your cables, it was a leap of faith for me. I have been an audiophile for well over 30 years, having bought my first system back in the mid ‘70’s. All through this time, I’ve had a curious interest in audio cables but my engineering background had moulded me into a sceptic. No matter how many reviews I read, I couldn’t convince myself that any improvements to sound quality could ever be any better than can be produced by generic but well-made cables – at least, not much better anyway. The prices which some manufacturers ask for their cables are frankly hard to justify and this fact alone has been enough to turn my attention elsewhere when looking for improvements.

My current system consists of equipment which largely ranges between 5 and 10 years old. The electronics are based on the Musical Fidelity X series from the mid-2000’s and my loudspeakers are floor-standing Spendor S8e’s. The X-ware has been interconnected via the aforementioned generic "well made" cables and the speakers are connected via generic OFC cable. I should also mention my B&W ASW1000 subwoofer which has served me well for many years. All well and good, and I have been very pleased with this system for a long time.

Recently, my curiosity got the better of me and I started asking myself what if cables do make a difference? What if I’ve been wrong and all those reviewers were not just imagining the improvements they claimed for their interconnects? This is when I started looking into available cables. As this would be more or less an experiment, I didn’t want to spend too much. I was looking for excellent quality for the lowest price – the best bang for as little buck as possible! Looking at cable prices, I was nearly at the point of giving up when I came across the Morrow Audio web site. Here I found cables I could afford and that were being offered with some very attractive discounts! I read with interest the articles about Cable Theory and Design and the Break In Process. It all made sense to me. I started reading testimonials and reviews and soon I was hooked. At these prices, I was able to take a chance, especially with the 60 day return policy.

I placed my order for three MA1 Interconnect pairs and one DIG1 Digital Interconnect and, given the currently favourable exchange rates of the AUD, I was also able to afford the two day break-in service. All I had to do now was wait for my cables to be made and delivered to my door. During this time, I reassured myself by reading more reviews and testimonials. I was happy with my decision to buy and I couldn’t wait to try the new cables.

In spite of all this, the sceptic in me was still expecting a modest improvement at best. When the cables arrived, I carefully unpacked them and gave them a good visual inspection. These were clearly extremely well constructed and used high quality connectors. I was glad that they were very flexible as this would make them very easy to connect in tight places. I removed the existing interconnects, cleaned all the RCA sockets with Kontak, and hooked in the new cables, making sure they were plugged in firmly. It was time to switch on and play some music. I prepared myself for disappointment as I reached for the nearest CD. I wasn’t expecting much especially anticipating that there would be many more hours needed for proper break-in.

Well, I have to say that nothing could have prepared me for the pleasant surprise as the music started to play. Now let me hasten to say, this was by no means an audiophile CD. As it happens, it was nothing more than Sonny and Cher’s "Little Man" from Sonny & Cher The Singles+, (CD, BR Music BS8124-2) a track recorded in the mid-60’s and definitely of very average sound quality. Nevertheless, I was immediately struck with a very clear focusing of the overall sound and especially a sense of increased clarity of the accompanying bassline. There was a very marked contrast compared to the sound I had been used to. I moved on to better recorded material and sat through an hour or so of trying different types of music. Every time, I was amazed at the difference that these new cables made. But at this point, I wasn’t trying to define the changes – I was merely allowing my ears to get acclimatised to a new sound.

As the days went by, I found myself starting to listen to the music rather than trying to hear the sound of the Morrow Audio cables. But this is not to say that I was unaware of the new sound. Take for example 10cc’s "I’m Not In Love" from The Very Best of 10CC (CD, Mercury 534 612-2). Anyone familiar with this track will know what I mean when I say that this is a very well recorded studio track with a lush, ethereal sound that can’t fail to grab your attention. I was always impressed with this track but now, it was easy to hear how the sound was built up of multiple layers and textures that by comparison, had previously sounded more like a sonic mishmash.

The first movement of CPE Bach’s Piano Concerto in D minor Wq23 (CD, Haenssler Classic CD98.639) opens with a very captivating sprightly introduction by the various string instruments, setting the scene for Michael Rische’s piano to steal the show only moments later. The sonic textures created during these fabulous few moments are magical. I had only owned this CD a few weeks but had played it several times pre Morrow Audio. I can honestly say, that with the Morrows, the music reached another level of realism. Each instrument has a place and a sound of its own, with lower bass being something special. The piano sounds fresh and exciting, conveying the full range of dynamics the music allows it to.

With these examples, and other music I played crossing many genres, it was becoming clearer to me what these cables were actually doing. I don’t think that the cables were improving the sound per se. I believe these cables are actually enablers – in other words, they enable the true sound of the other components in the system to be unleashed. That is to say, they allow you to realise the full potential of the rest of your system.

The net result is an overall improvement in accuracy and resolution of detail. Somehow, instruments sound more like they should, more vibrant, more delicate, more fragile, more raw, more dynamic, more fluid – whatever the music calls for. And as for voices, well, they sound more human, more convincing and more lifelike. Sound imaging is better defined, making it much easier to discern the position of instruments and voices within the soundstage. And all this is underpinned with a very clear bassline that’s so easy to follow and appreciate. In fact, I ended up having to re-tune my subwoofer which had obviously been previously overcompensating for this lack of bass definition.

Today, three months later, the cables are well and truly broken in and settled in my system. I won’t go into the details of how the DIG1 and the three MA1s are connected but suffice to say they form the "critical path" in the audio chain. I can’t tell which one or ones, if any, have contributed most to the improvements I described. All I know is that their combination has resulted in an improvement that was well beyond my expectation and has convinced me that cables are indeed an important part of the overall sound and presentation of any good audio system.

In my opinion, these cables are true winners and an absolute bargain. I recommend them without hesitation.

Regards, Martin

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John Batton

Hi Mike..just have to tell you that I wired my decco tube preamp with your cables i am stunned. Listening to Bob Wasserman Trios CD, at loud levels, the bass has almost made me jump up and down several times. It is midnight and maybe my electricity is better, or the combination of your DIG 1 with the VDAC has just finally worked, but I have never heard this before, and I do not partake in adult beverages or illegal smiles here thank you! I can't imagine what this will sound like when I get the SP3s in the picture! Wow!!!

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Mcondon

I bought a DIG1 digital cable from Mike. The cable sounds excellent in my system and was delivered promptly.

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Duong Hong Son

I bought some MAP4 cable for my friends and my system, all are happy with the huge change especially when the cable plug to the CD player.

Thanks and best regards, Duong Hong Son

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Adam C

"I have always been a audio enthusiast and very much drawn to the world of music. The search for the perfect system as you well know can be very addicting and always ''very expensive'' if you are not careful or wise.

My first purchase with you started out with MAP4 grand reference for my class A pre amp. Fortunately that is how it all started with Morrow Audio products. Compared to others, this was a cheaper option for power cables as some I tested were over a grand.

With the MAP4, I noticed a difference right away right out of the box. More soundstage, layered image and clarity were just the beginning of my new listening experience. Thinking it might be just a ruse I did the predicable by swapping back in the factory power cord for a time. Like many of your clients this only resulted in disappointment in my system. Your MAP4 has not moved in 3 months and set the bench mark for my other component power needs." Adam C

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Bryan Barron

Here's my overdue testimonial on your cables:

In January 2013, I stumbled upon the unassuming Morrow Audio display while attending a high-end audio show in Las Vegas. I hadn't heard of the brand before, and had Mike Morrow not been so open and friendly, I probably wouldn't have bothered to find out more. I mean, to me, they were just one more cable company in a very crowded field, and I had cables I was perfectly happy with...or so I thought!

Upon returning home with a stack of brochures and such from the show, I decided to order a digital cable from Morrow, which led to ordering a power cord, which led to ordering MORE power cords (all MAP-4s, they're truly fantastic) and finally some interconnects for my Rega Saturn CD player. Every purchase from Morrow has resulted in notable improvement in my system's sonics. These cables replaced various models from Transparent, Audioquest, and Nordost--cables that cost me a pretty penny, I might add! From first listen, Morrow beat them all, even though the cables only had the 5-day breakin service before being shipped to me.

Although I consider myself an audiophile, I don't like using a lot of audiophile-speak as it always seems to sound snooty. I just want to enjoy the music, not over-analyze it. And that's what Morrow cables allow me to do, every time. I prefer a warmer yet detailed sound that really gets one deeper involved in the music itself. Morrow cables allow for that, and so much more. The sound they produce is so wonderfully pure and detailed, I've not heard another cable come close--even when I've sat through demos of "dream systems" at my local hi-fi dealer. After a stressful day at work, nothing helps more than retreating to my "man-cave" and listening to a favorite album or track...it's never fatiguing, instead always uplifting and involving in the most wonderful way.

I don't know how they do it, but Mike and his team produce a remarkable product for a fair price, and they're a pleasure to deal with. I am a customer for life, because I have heard (and continue to hear) the utterly remarkable, often breathtaking difference these cables make. They have enriched my enjoyment of music (everything from The Beatles to Lionel Hampton) unlike any other component, speaker, accessory, or other "tweak" I've tried. Thank you, Mike and team, for everything you do that brings your customers closer to the music they love. Bryan Barron

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Kevin

"I wanted to take a minute to provide some feedback concerning your MA6 Interconnects, SP6 Speaker Cables, and your MAP3 Reference Power Cords. All of these models have greatly enhanced my audio system. I was using top of the line and high cost Nordost and Kimber products before and after replacing them with your products, I can say that the quality and performance of sound across the spectrum was definitely elevated. I describe the sound as simply elegant. Your products are reasonably priced; I would say a bang for the buck, just what is needed in the audio world today. Highly recommended." Kevin - Louisville

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Ken

"Mike, The MAP3 was everything I hoped that it would be. It was fabulous out of the box and I know that it will only get better after the full break-in. Ray Charles is fantastic. Thanks! You will hear from me again." Ken

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Jose

"Got the power cord today and I must say, they do wonders on my JL Audio sub. Bass is quicker and more natural. Definitely less boomy/bloated that I was used to hearing. Just thought you'd like to know. Thanks, Jose."

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Ed

"The MAP3 on this system (mentioned earlier on the McIntosh C41 preamp) is really, really astonishing in its revelation of detail up and down the spectrum and its exactitude without being clinical in the higher notes and percussion.

The MAP3 is exceptional with percussion of all types: very quick and clean. Something I have experienced before, but not to this degree, is not only are the point sources very clean and well-articulated and very musical, not only is the sound stage very open extending beyond the physical speakers, but the vertical stratification and layering of the instrumentation and voices is really quite remarkable without over-playing its hand.

On this system the MAP3 is truly letting the Tannoys breathe and form the music and its phenomena effortlessly. I have never heard the Tannoys present music this way. I am literally hearing some recordings for the first time." Ed

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Bill Gawarkiewicz

"I recently replaced the original power cords on my 20 year old McIntoch pre & power amps. MAP1 for the pre & MAP2 for the power. The improvement was amazing, the vocals are much more open & clear. Acoustic guitars & piano sound much more natural. Well worth the price!!"

Bill Gawarkiewicz

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Efren Sotelo

"My other Morrow cables and MAP2 power cord: It was a supreme and excellent sound experience after installation. The sound is so detailed and clear. Bass extension is deeper, more air and resolution on the treble. Midrange detail is clear and lyric comprehension improved...highly recommended!" Efren sotelo, american canyon ca.

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Bob

"I recently replaced the stock AC power cables on my CD player and amplifiers with the Morrow MAP2 AC power cables. The result is better bass, punchier dynamics and a more natural and realistic sound to the music. Mike, your reasonably priced power cables and your cable audition policy offer a very attractive way for people to hear with their own ears the benefits of upgrading their AC power cords. At this price, it's a no-brainer!" Bob

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Anonymous

"I replaced my Acoustic Zen power cords for both amp and CD player with the Morrow cords. Not at all disappointed, not in any way whatsoever, and I enjoy that they don't look so intimidating."

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M Condon

"Hi Mike, just a note to say the MAP2's are broken in and are definitely an upgrade over the old Monsters. Better extension at both ends and improved clarity in the mids. One note however is that they are ruthless (can't think of another word) of poorly recorder voices - and many concert DVD's have this problem. Not a negitive, just my experience. Thanks for your help. Maybe some day I'll look into your power cords for my YBA Passion integrated." M Condon

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John

"I recently purchased the MAP2 power cord to replace some well known high end power cords on my Sheng Ya (Vincent) 300 wpc, class A monoblock power amps. Since their installation my system has never had blacker backgrounds nor greater tonal purity and sonic realism. These cords are superlative performers and represent equally impressive value." John

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John Darko

Two years ago, Bryan Fletcher (distributor of Audio Note UK in this part of the world) stopped by DAR HQ with a power cable for me to try out. He wanted to challenge my then assertion that such tomfoolery (my word, not his) made little or no difference to budget equipment. He wanted me to hear with my own ears – I dug his pragmatic approach. I’d invited an audiophile buddy over to play second confirm/deny. The power cable in question retailed for a cool $2500.

After playing switcheroo on Earle Weston’s thousand dollar Troubadour for only an hour, both my second opinion and I were chowing down on humble pie. Fletcher’s cable made a noticeable improvement to clarity and micro-dynamics. Still, a $2.5k cable on a $1k amplifier made no sense. This wire was for Kondo or dCS owners; where it would comprise a much smaller percentage of the pairing hardware’s sticker price.

If you were about to buy a thousand dollar amplifier or DAC, you probably wouldn’t drop an additional two and half thousand on its power cable – you’d just buy a better amplifier or DAC.

Godwin’s Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

I don’t review cables. There are always those guys who live to dump comment after comment about how they make zero difference despite – and here’s the kicker – never having heard the cable in question. And if they’re not kicking you for espousing the virtues of naked emperors, they’ll be bashing you with talk of double-blind tests. In short: cable reviews’ comments sections often descend into flame wars. There must be (?) a corollary to Godwin’s law that applies specifically to audiophiles: "As an online discussion on cables grows longer, the probability of someone insisting on ABX testing approaches 1."

I spent a short while explaining the aforementioned reasoning behind my anti-cable-review stance to Larry Love and Mike Morrow in Newport Beach last month. "If I don’t hear a difference, I’m calling it out", I said. "No problem – take your time", they grinned. They’d requested a review of their entry level power chord; something one might slap onto a thousand dollar integrated. "If it performed as promised, DAR readers would be REALLY interested in this," I thought.

The MAP1’s particulars: 12-gauge stranded silver-coated copper, two runs for each leg, teflon insulated, terminated by Wattgate connectors. US$159.

As the web copy runs, the MAP1 is "designed for medium current hungry power applications like power amplifiers but will work well in source applications."

Original owners enjoy this neat little bonus: "If you trip over your cable, if your pet eats your cable, if your child takes scissors to your cable, if your cable gets tangled in a sweeper, etc, we will repair or replace it for free. You only pay the shipping." Now, that’s what I call post-sale service.

With these kinds of system addendums you either hear a difference or you don’t. I did – no question.

I first hooked the MAP1 into the rear of Earle Weston’s EL34 Topaz integrated. Poor Earle – his stuff always seems to be knocking around when ‘deluxe’ power cables show up. I gave the Wadia 151PowerDAC Mini some Morrow Audio treatment too. The results? Smoother, less stressed. Think: a change from denim jeans to cotton pants or an increase in bed sheet thread count.

The AURALiC Vega then took some time with the MAP1. My conclusions tumbled down the same: more cleanly polished transients with an ever-so-slightly easier-breathing background. The MAP1 takes music for a shoulder massage, tenderizing (without lessening) micro-dynamic inflection. Results were even more arresting behind headphones. I spent a morning’s email-&-coffee hour with the Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC + AKG K-702 and Sandwell District’s Fabric 69 mix. The Morrow fuel line saw the Mytek dig for more micro-detail, present it with clearer separation and kick harder/lower with bass. Had I simply nudged the volume pot during power chord change over? I hadn’t – wow.

The clincher: price context. Often one’s intended (power) cable spend might be better deployed on buying a better amplifier or DAC. At US$159 for Morrow Audio’s MAP1, that ain’t necessarily so. If you own something from the likes of Exposure, Rega, Creek – anything in the $1-2k amplifier bracket – this power cable is well worth a punt. Morrow Audio offers a 60-day home trial so you can carry out your own home demo. Or your own double-blind testing.

Me? I’m buying this MAP1 as well as a second for other ancillary gear.

See – I told you I don’t review cables.

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Jay

"The PH6's have some real punch to them and I love it. I listened to my Holland import copy of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here last night and it is just jaw dropping, period. Top to bottom and thunderous to subtle.... yeah! Let me know if I can help you get good press in any other way. Your cables deserve it!" Thanks, Jay

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Robert Johnston

"Several days ago, I received the PH6 phono cables. I couldn't believe the difference from my old cables (VPI standard cables; good, but not in this class). The biggest difference was the soundstage, far deeper than before, plus far purer sound, much better than any CD. I was able to take advantage of the recently reduced pricing; at full price, these cables would still be a bargain compared to much of what is presently on the market." Robert Johnston

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Jay

"I'm enjoying the PH6 cables very much! I had you do the 2 day burn-in and then I used them on my tuner for another 6 or 7 days. I always try to be succinct when discussing most anything, but I'm having a hard time limiting myself on the different things I have found in using these. Suffice it to say that are delicate in many ways but have the foundation of a freight train. Make sense to you? I have to advise you that the cables are NOT coming back! I listen to the full spectrum of music with a couple of reasonable exceptions, which should hurt most normal ears anyway. I've now been through about 50 albums; from the recent, fabulous, Wretches and Jabberers soundtrack to my favorite bootleg Oingo Boingo (Danny Elfman) album. The list goes on including the second time I have played any of my original Beatles MoFi set, Kid Rock's Rock 'n Roll Jesus, Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True, Anaolgue Productions' Pictures At An Exhibition, my old college copy of Hot Tuna live electric, and they ALL seem better." Jay

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Steve S.

"These cables were for a new addition to my system, a SUT. I ordered the PH3 initially and after over 400 hours found it to be very good but I wanted more. I then ordered the PH6 w/Eichman silvers. After your 48 hour burn-in then another 48 when I received it, I couldn''t wait to check it out.

I was taken back when I heard the remarkable improvement over the PH3. Leading edge transients, hidden detail and subtle cues, extended frequency response and the soundstage, it is HUGE! All of this without being bright, etched or in your face in any way. Very dynamic yet very refined. This is with just right under 100 hours. I don''t think I''ll be in the market for another phono cable. I''m very pleased. Steve S."

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Hiendmuse

"I have a Super Scoutmaster with Rimdrive. I had been using VPI's own cable for a few years, which is a very good cable and a good match. I recently upgraded to all Morrow speaker and interconnect cables and was very impressed with their performance, then got the Morrow phono cable PH-4, which I like very much." Audiogon Forum, Hiendmuse

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Carlos

"Mike, Happy New Year. Hope you had a great vacation and holiday. This is Carlos from NC. I got a ph4 w/ silver Eichmanns cable from you. I see you did get it ready before you left on your vacation. It truly was remarkable the difference that cable made. If I was ever a skeptic about cables making much of a difference, I was totally converted. The difference in the openness of sound and the clarity is unreal. The bass is so much tighter & clear, cymbals so real as if they are playing in my room. Really enjoying it. Thanks." Carlos

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Choon Yong

My recent and 2nd order for Morrow audio cables was the result of my sharing of my more than happy experience with my first lot of Morrow audio cables. I took my cables to my friend's place and he was convinced and asked me to place the order for him.

He in fact replaced all his old cables and he is now another happy owner of 2 pairs of MA4, a pair of PH4 and a 5 meter pair of SP5. He has them in his system for about 2 weeks by now, and he has repeatedly been calling me over the phone thanking me for sharing with him these wonderful cables.

He plays the violin and is now a highly regarded violin teacher in Singapore. Being a musician, he shares with me the same ability to hear the nuances. With Morrow cables, all the instruments clearly sound so much more authentic, he repeated to me, when compared to his old cables. The background is so much quieter, cleaner. In conclusion, the music sounds so much more beautiful than before, and he is sooo happy listening to the music from his system!

Three heers to Morrow Audio! Choon Yong

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Tom

I wanted to share my recent experience in "upgrading" my music system.

Several months ago I got the "bug" to investigate what was new in music reproduction. Specifically analog. My turntable had been serving me well for the past twenty years; but I wanted to see what was new in the market. I purchased a VPI Scout and Lehman phono preamp. After inviting my record playing friends over for a look and listen; the comments went to "you need to update your interconnects".

I started to do some research; and was amazed at how many hundreds of companies are making interconnects. Narrowing it down, I checked with my buddies about what they were using. After the shock of learning how much some of them had spent, we talked about what they had heard (live) and what they had learned from reading reviews. I was about to order some "brand X" cables, when I started to see reviews of glowing sound improvement from people who had installed Morrow Audio cables.

I decided to "take a chance" on the Morrow Audio, and ordered PH4 and MA4 interconnects along with the break-in service. Remembering the notes about how important the break-in time was, I decided to break them in for an additional 100 hours.

Then the fun began. I coaxed my friends into bringing over their cables for a comparison test. At the end of the listening evaluation; I, and my friends all agreed that the Morrow Audio sounded the best. They had better stage, were crisp, fast, alive, and just plain made you feel like you were in the room with performance. And some of the cables compared were anywhere from twice the money, to ten times the money.

Mike, I am pretty sure you will be getting orders from my friends - just as soon as they sell their "famous" cables.

Thank you very much for your service, and for giving the community an affordable great sounding wire." Tom

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Terry D.

"Hi Mike... I purchased a set of your phono cables (PH3). As a very skeptical person, I must say that I have tried (with not much success) many different types of cables, both brand name and non-brand name. I haven't had much luck with to many of them.

I usually do not make it a practice to send feedback about a product. But I just had to drop you a line about the phono cables that I purchased from you. They are a fantastic set of cables. I have a lot of respect for the Cardas line, but I have to say that the Morrow cables held there ground pound-for-pound with the Cardas Golden Reference cables, and for less then half the price! I want to say thanks." Terry D.

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Terry

"I was a bit skeptical about purchasing anything other then familiar expensive name brand cables as I embarked on a new medium in turntables. So after watching the Morrow Audio video and doing some research on Morrow cable products, I decided that I would take one more chance and see what happens.

Mike, you are true to your word when it comes to making a great cable product. The sound is as good (actually better) than some of the much more expensive cables I have owned in my search for a great inexpensive cable.

I will be back to replace some other cables in my setup. Thanks for being there for us Mike."

Terry from MN.

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Joseph R

"Dear Mike: I am finally back at work, and things have leveled off a bit. I wanted to give you some feedback on the PH3 cables.

First let me thank you for the exceptional workmanship. My 4' custom wires fit my Thorens 160 Super/SME series III tonearm combination perfectly. Routing the interconnects through the turntable plinth was easy due to the very flexible nature of the PH3's. On the preamp side, I was very impressed with the standard RCA jacks. They snapped in place on my Quicksilver preamp assuring me of a solid connection.

I was waiting to install a decent phono cable to determine whether my Ortofon SME 30H cartridge was passing muster. As a result, the Ortofon/160 super/SME combination sounded much better with the PH3. The PH3's sounded very neutral while rendering an impressive level of high frequency detail.

Well, being a typical audiophile (i.e. nut), I did not leave well enough alone. I replaced the Ortofon SME 30H cartridge (and integrated arm stem) with a Stanton WOS Collector Series 100. I had the Stanton in my arsenal for over 10 years. It has very few hours on it, as it was not a good match with my old Fidelity Research tonearm.

For the first time in 20 years my turntable completely outclasses my Wadia 26 (transport) / Wadia 22 (converter) combination. Turntable upgrades are now a thing of the past. The Stanton CS100 cartridge and Morrow PH3 interconnects simply sparkle. Cable break-in concerns are no longer.

Prior to the PH3's, I was tempted to purchase the stock SME phono cable. I am sooo... glad I reconsidered. I have heard at least a half dozen after market phono cables in my system and the PH3's are by far the best. They have a completely uncharacteristic sound. On the other hand they are extended, dynamic, clean and extremely well balanced. While keeping the midrange warm and tactile, all high frequencies come through with a glorious presence. They are subtle and deliberate at the same time. They never glare or get hard, and no detail is left unsaid. Although you told me that some customers equate your affordable interconnects to ones costing up to $3000, I was never in that category. Although I have heard mega-buck cables at shows, in high end stores and in friend's systems, I have never heard $3000 cables in my system. I do not believe that a higher price tag necessarily equates to better sound. I believe "If it's not broken, don't fix it". Well, I have reached turntable nirvana, and I don't need to go any further.

By the way, I asked my friend Wally to come over and hear my turntable. His mouth was wide open throughout the whole demo. All he could say was "Your brother's Linn Sondek LP12 doesn't sound this good !!". I am pineing away for my Stanton CS100 however, as replacement styli's are no longer avaliable. Thank You Mike Morrow."

Joseph R

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Egay

"Dear Mike, I have just picked-up my MA3/PH3 Phonocable from the post office and I was like a child eagerly awaiting his gift: I was still by the PO window but had to open the box and see my "new toys".

The first thing I am looking at with the cables is the workmanship that exudes finesse and confidence. The RCAs are pristine, substantial, and exactly what I wished for. The protective sheath is beautiful and without pretentions. The soldering is wonderfully done with almost machine-like in precision.

But there are 3 more things that sort of surprised me: [1] your care for packaging, [2] the detail of pasting a notice regarding the use of the WBT-style RCAs - I have not seen that from any of my other interconnects that my "new toy" will be replacing (e.g. Silver Audio, Acoustic Zen, and Accuphase), and [3] a real testament of a human-touch - the nicely lettered label that says "PH3" at the back of the directional label... I liked the manual writing.

Now, I removed the Silver Audio from my tonearm and the Phonostage and installed the MA3/PH3 and a little bit nervously awaiting to hear the first notes. To my surprise, my soundstage is deeper/more laid back than before but larger that it seems to have gone out of my celling (my listening room is in the attic). Music seems to have a "quitter" background that I have this feeling of being in a dark room with the musicians. I expect some changes as the IC breaks-in but I expect it to better the rest of my ICs.

Thank you for a job that really represents your passion in audio perfection.

I will be ordering my next "batch".

Best regards from Manila,

Egay"

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Norm Armstrong

Hi Mike, I'm pleased with your products. The cables I purchased (2 MA3 pairs and 1 PH3) incrementally outperform my previous combination of van den Hul Silver (Phono Cable) and homebrew line-level interconnects. The improvement is subtle, but real. For the cost this is quite an achievement, as my homebrew cables have embarrassed my own Kimber KCAG line-level interconnects, as well as several other pricey cables.

Well Done! Norm Armstrong

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FM

"Hello Mike, I am not very good at this, but I know what I like to hear and this is it. At this time, I own four pair of Morrow Audio Cables The first pair I purchased was balanced MA3 cables; they replaced cables I paid $550.00 for. After the break in period the Morrow cables had more air, and much more detail, all the instruments in their place which gave me a very good stage.

The second pair I purchased was the PH3 cables, these cables replaced a $500.00 pair I had. Once again after the break in period the detail came out, the Morrow cables are much faster (Much More Precise)... Very Noticeable.

I also own one pair of MA1 cables and SP1 Cables. The SP1’s took longer then expected to break in, and they replaced a pair I paid $700.00 for. At this time they sound slightly better then my existing cables with only a little more detail and speed. Being this is his bottom line cable, I plan on upgrading to the SP3. For the money, I am very pleased with all four Morrow Cables I own." FM

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Peter D

I had outstanding results with the mapleshade clearviews on the linestage but they are unshielded and i was unable to get a quiet background on the phonostage. I searched and searched for thin low dielectric cables and found the PH1s. After about 500 hours of burn-in, wow, sweet detail low base, and vanished grain! I think I may upgrade soon to the PH2's.

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Raydclay

After having bought a pair of phono interconnects from Mike, I was so satisfied that I bought 4 power cords from him. All are absolute beauties especially at those price levels. Mike is also responsive and professional.

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Ed Morris

I cannot express the satisfaction that these cables have given me. Compared to the Cardas these are squeaky clean windows into my analog collection as opposed to a heavily draped and sun blocked blinds with a film of grunge. Truly a breakthrough product! Thanks Mike.

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Ken

"Hey Mike, this is my third set of your cables. I was searching for cables and found you, what a stroke of luck! I can only say WOW! I could not believe my ears, the sounds that show up from my music were incredible!

To be able to purchase cables that are handmade by your team at these prices is just great! What great quality! Everyone I have dealt with has been super nice and takes customer service to a new level. Your dedication to making the planets best cables shows and I am a true believer of your cables! I am telling others everyday what they are doing to my music, clean crisp sounds that jump out at you. Your break in service is the best, thanks for taking care of the little guy!" Ken

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Don

Mike,

I am so glad we talked about the Elite Reference speaker cable! As you know I was very happy with the sound of my Morrow Audio Grand Reference SP7 speaker cables.

The Elite Reference cables are truly exceptional and a wonderful bargain considering the improvement in the sound of my system (over the SP7's)!

The Elite cables are like going from watching a really high-quality 1080p HD TV to watching an Ultra HD TV. Talking about being immersed into the detail of the music and a rock steady soundstage...the Elites produce a huge 3-D effect for sure. The detail just hangs in the air as if the final layer of vaseline has been removed and the music is moved forward. The bottom-end is noticeably better and the weight of the overall sound is very much improved. My Martin Logan Aerius speakers sound like they are larger in size because of the weight of the overall sound and soundstage. It is interesting that I can turn down the volume and still get a rock-solid soundstage with the instruments clearly placed...very interesting.

From a design standpoint, there are several things that stand out. These cables are heavier than the GR SP7s. The Furutech connectors are first-class. Those babies clearly made a thud as I connected them into the banana posts on both the Arcam and Martin Logans. In theory since the positive and negative speaker cables are totally separate it may be contributing to what I can only say is less distortion.

It is really a joy to deal with you and I want to give kudos to Mike Russell, as well. He has always given me great advice about where he thought I would get a significant bang for the buck. The Elite Reference speaker cables are clearly in that category!

Again, thanks for all you do for those of us who appreciate high-quality sound!

Sincerely, Don

PS...

I watched the movie "Tears of the Sun" which I have seen at least 20 times. For the first time I heard the sound of footsteps, the realistic sound of the metal clips when shower curtains are opened and other nuances like individual drops of blood dripping into a container. The Elite speaker cables are the only difference in my A/V system so thank you so much for the realism that these speaker cables provide. Yes, you are totally right about the 3-D effect! Thank you, thank you!

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Don

Mike,

I have had the Elite Reference speaker cables for many months and they were amazing on my Martin Logan Aerius speakers which were over 20 years old. When I replaced the Aerius with the current Martin Logan Ethos speakers, it made me realize just how much music I had been MISSING!

Clearly the sound from your speaker cables is only limited by the hardware to which they are attached. These cables are clearly a true bargain if one values detail, crescendo, attack, decay, soundstage, and a superb clarity of the highs, mids, and bass...look no further!

As well, the installer really praised the banana connectors on the speaker cables. He thought the furutechs were a better contact than using spades - thanks for giving me the same advice when I ordered my elite speaker cables!

I am waiting with baited breath on the M7s...I know they will take my system to another level. I tell all my audiophile friends that not using Morrow cables on your system is a huge mistake in terms of quality and price.

Whenever I upgrade using your products I always enjoy watching my dog's reaction to the music of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 soundtrack. He really snapped his head when he heard the scream (smiles). Again, thank you so much for keeping the sound of music alive in me! Don

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Tim Oxley"

"Your service, your cooperation, your input, have always been of the highest caliber.

Your products are at once, attractive and well constructed. Morrow Audio cables have steadily consumed the interconnect and speaker connection aspects of my system since my first exposure to your MA-1.

To my ears, in my room, with my gear, I have noted an undeniable improvement in signal transfer, manifested by the superior sound-stage that I now enjoy.

Of particular note, I would like to comment that there has not ever been a speaker cable that has made such a dramatic improvement in any system of mine. To these ears, it has always been a case of the low level signals related to interconnect cables which have made the most audible differences (positive or negative in nature) in my systems. Your speaker cables are the very first to have provided noteworthy audible improvement in my system.

Of particular note was the SP-7 bi-wire. But the honors of ultimate satisfaction of all cabling exercises of my lifetime go to the rewiring of the SP-7 to the bottom, and the implementing of your SP ELITE to the top. This was following suggestion from you, Mr. Morrow. Upon first auditioning of my new set up, I had my first jaw-dropping experience. Since that time, I''ve not ever looked back!

This ultimate experience was possible for me due only to your frequent sale events, which have allowed me to continue to make further investment. That is to say that I was able to reach to the stars! Comparatively speaking I feel that your products present to the listener superior value at the posted prices. It is SIMPLY WONDERFUL that you have constructed programs of trade-ups, discounted used items, and across the board discounts which I feel are further reward for continued business with Morrow Audio Cable. My thanks to you for continuing to enhance my listening experience. Sincerely, Tim Oxley"

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Bill

Mike,

In regards to your speaker cables [SP7] That I purchased from you several weeks ago. I am finding that the info you published on "break-in" to be fairly accurate. I had ordered the cables with the two day break-in and since I have a sound generator I just let the system run 24/7 for about a week.

My primary sound system consist of McIntosh electronics [amp/preamp] and I use a Olive HD4 for most of my music along with Rega and Linn for Vinyl and Cd. My speakers are Magnepan 3.6r's that I have had for about a year [purchased new.... so I learned alot about break-in since it took about 6 months for them to settle down] The cables I replaced were Kimber 8tc bi-wired and bi-amped and all of my interconnects are Kimber and Nordost. I was rather mystified at first by the rather extreme changes in sound as the cables warmed-up to the new enviornment. Having said that... I find your cables to be quite remarkable in their ability to "bring alive" my sound system. At this point I suppose I could make some esoteric comments about the way my system sounds, but all I will say is I have a rather extensive collection of music going way back to the 1930's [jazz and classical] and I am hearing things I never heard before. It is amazing to me that "cables" can make such a huge difference in the listening experience.

Originally I had removed my crossovers off the back of the Maggies and was using short 8tc jumpers [24 inch] to connect the crossovers to the back of the Maggies. What I found was that there was a improvment in sound when all my speaker cables were 8tc's. But since I started using the SP7's leaving the 8tc jumpers on actually degraded the sound??? So now I have placed the crossovers back on the Maggies without any other brand of cable but the SP7's and the result has caused my speakers to just disappear and the sound is much more involving. I suppose my next project will be to order short lengths of Morrow cable and put them on the crossovers and see if I gain any benefit?? Anyway I suppose after a few months I will hear further improvment in my sound as the cables "season". If i were to describe this experience I would say it was like "cosmetic surgery" uncomfortable, painful and ugly for a while but when healing comes what a great "look".

Thanks for the opportunity,

Regards

Bill

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Adam C

"My cable seduction continues or ends with your SP7 Grand Reference. Always I have been very curious of the ''voodoo'' on speaker cables. Many Companies claim to have the best copper, silver and Teflon coated weaved masterpieces on the market? I remained calm throughout this five year storm frankly out of luck and the fact I was still building my new class A system. So I took a chance given the success of your MAP4 and ordered a single SP7 Bi-wired cable for my center channel in my theatre system.

Wow, again! The things I have been missing from my Model #1. The real sound of broken glass as it tinkles off a marble floor to the crisp crunch of someone walking through it. That decaying eco of a voice in a open room or the thunderous roar of water as it pours into a sinking ship. My center channels soundstage now fills the 8ft spread of my main speakers with ease. So much that I often run my theatre system without the mains keeping the time off my tubes in my main system.

I am so impressed now that I have ordered and eagerly await the arrival of a pair of Bi-wired SP7 Grand Reference for my main speakers. Hearing now what I have been missing I am sure the change will be quite dramatic with the stereo side of my system as well. Easy Pay is a great customer option and allowed me to get the ''Best'' you offer Mike without the financial pain. No trade ups or returns with this customer!

One negative comment, now I have to now sort out the rest of my connectors with your products!

Take Care & Keep doing what you do!

Adam C

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Anonymous

Gday Mike, Its Victor from Sydney, Australia reporting back on the SP6 speaker cables. I have run them in for around 75 hours on my upstairs bedroom setup and only today put them into my main system downstairs. I must say the sound emanating from my speakers sounds more alive and detailed compared to my previous speaker cables. The bass seems to delve down another octave and is tightly controlled! I am now eager to receive the MA6 interconnects I have ordered from you.

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Kevin

"I wanted to take a minute to provide some feedback concerning your MA6 Interconnects, SP6 Speaker Cables, and your MAP3 Reference Power Cords. All of these models have greatly enhanced my audio system. I was using top of the line and high cost Nordost and Kimber products before and after replacing them with your products, I can say that the quality and performance of sound across the spectrum was definitely elevated. I describe the sound as simply elegant. Your products are reasonably priced; I would say a bang for the buck, just what is needed in the audio world today. Highly recommended." Kevin - Louisville

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Tod Tucker

Hey Mike! "Got my NEW SP-6''s last week and after another few hours of break in, ''I CAN NOT BELIEVE MY EARS!'' Wow - really really NICE!. Thank You!... I can''t wait to order 2 pair of IC''s (MA-6''s)....I want the matching IC''s ASAP! Thanks!" Tod Tucker

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Garry

"I have been mixing live sound close to 20 years as well as gone through many sound systems over the past 35 years. I have wasted away a lot of money trying to achieve the sound as if one was playing an instrument live. These cables do just that! They don't add any coloration to the music. You feel & hear the real soul of the instruments and vocals. I have had other sound engineers in my home to listen to these cables. Their mouths would drop open & thay would have big smiles on their faces! Save your money. Buy these cables!" Garry

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Fredric N

"I have the SP-6's on the high part of my bi-wiring. They are, the best cables I've owned, and that includes Straight Wire. Speltz anti-cable and the Soundstring Audio cable. This cable even out did the SP-3 bi-wired cable, which I traded up for this one. The SP6 has all around better resolution, clarity, soundstage, tone and pitch definition, not to mention focus. I would not fail to recommend these cables to anyone, including the company and Mike Morrow. He offers you great cables at very good prices, with very flexible and fair trade- up and trade-in policies, not to mention discounts. Sincerely, Fredric N".

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Bob Smallcorn

"What a fantastic cable. I have been happy with the Chords but I wanted to replace them with another leading brand that would have cost in excess of $6,000. Then quite by accident I came across Morrow Audio. Its not just the product and the competetive price, its Mike''s attitude. Nothing is too much trouble. He treated me like a friend and I am 6,000 miles from him." Bob Smallcorn, Australia

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Acurus

"This will be short, but wanted someone to know. I have spent years in this hobby getting to the point where I may consider myself done, or at least only moving up the line of equipment I own. Having been looking for a cable set to finish off my system and to provide the last bit of tweaking I have spent the past 2 years trying out all different cables, some inexpensive, and some expensive and have found the place to stop. Morrow Audio.

I had settled on their MA4 interconnects about a year ago and decided to play the field one last time. This time with Nordost, and their TYR cable. So I bought the TYR and go tit home, did the A/B to the MA4 and what did I hear? Well, the TYR had a slightly blacker background and I will call it softer highs at the expense of detail. It was a very soothing cable. I threw the MA4 back in and crapped myself. I liked the MA4 a lot better. It had way better bass, more detail on the high end and conveyed way more musical information. So I sold the TYR and traded up my MA4 for a pair of MA6, their highest line cable. Here is a summary in comparison to the TYR:

MA6 showed far more textures, deeper and wider soundstage, deeper and tighter bass, the MA6 sounded like live music in comparison to the TYR. In short, the MA6 crushed the TYR as did the MA4. I was searching for that cable that makes a violin really pop, a piano sound like a piano, a cable that makes the music REAL. This is the only cable that does it for me. Others have had the great detail, but at the expense of being harsh or missing bass or missing something. The MA6 has, to me, the perfect balance of detail, harmonic richness, texture, layering, soundstage, dynamics and bass.

I wound up buying the Morrow high end SP6 speaker cables as well and the combo is amazing, best cables I have ever heard and an amazing deal. No smoke and mirrors, no garden hose size cable, no silly boxes, batteries or anything of the sort. Simple, small cables made beautifully and sound incredible." Acurus

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Todd Vafiades

"First a word about Morrow Audio's level of customer service. In a word, impeccable! Mike is ultra-responsive, friendly, and extremely customer-oriented. He worked with me on two different deals simultaneously (never complaining about my haphazard requests and staggered orders). These deals included trade ups of both interconnects and speaker cables. With packages whizzing around and emails flying back and forth, Mike stayed on top of the situation and best of all, delivered superlative quality cables at a great price (love that trade-up program!).

I am now the delighted owner of two sets of MA6 Grand Reference RCA Interconnects as well as a 2 meter length pair of SP6 Grand Reference Speaker cables. All of which have benefitted from Mike's free burn-in service (at this product level).

To say that my Martin Logan Summit-X based system sounds "Grand" is a serious understatement. On well recorded media, the sound is nearly beyond description! The inner detail has opened up like never before. Can I hear the lead violinist shift in his seat a bit between stanzas? Yes, I most certainly can! Can I tell the lead violinist is actually a man as opposed to a woman? Yes... but only according to the album's liner notes ;-) I have yet to hear any cables that allow discernment of gender (in an instrumental piece anyway)... but this raises the point of comparison between cables.

I've been at this high-end audio hobby for a very long time (30+ years) and I can say unreservedly that Morrow's Grand Reference cables are at least as good, if not better (and in some instances, far, far better) than any other cable I have ever used. Not to drop names, but I will anyway... I've owned Nordost, Transparent, Crystal, and Acoustic Zen... to name just a few. These were by no means inexpensive models. In comparison, Morrow wins. No question, end of story. I am absolutely thrilled with the musical presentation my system now offers. Thank you Mike Morrow for offering such high-value cables. Well done sir!" Sincerely, Todd Vafiades

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Rob V

"Right out of the box I can tell I made the right choice going with your cables and going for the highest end in each category. I can’t believe the separation of instruments and my soundstage is fuller and more dynamic. So far I am very pleased at the cable progress in my system.

Your product is the best kept secret in home audio for the true audiophile. I am so glad I found out about you on Audiogon because in Canada I had never heard of you before. You and your products are top notch and I will refer you to my friends and family for all their audio needs in the future.

You are also easy to talk to and knowledgeable, I am glad you steered me in the right direction in order to accomplish what I have always dreamed is possible in this hobby. With your cables, it is an audio oasis where the sound is so good that you can just relax, close your eyes and get lost into the music and enjoy it the way it was intended." Rob V

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An

Mike, I purchased directly from your website.

Wow! It's a very interesting experience in "break-in".

First, after plugging SP6 in, I could hear some fineness which is still hidden, not expose clearly... normal and indifferent on the system... However, I've learnt from your break-in document/website that "...patience is necessary...", "...Be prepared for a long break in (even when you use Mike's breakin service)..." so I patiently tried to continue to break in... by playing as many CDs as I can arrange - two-three hours a night (for both break-in and music enjoying purposes)...

...and then one night (last week), while the system was playing, I was replying some urgent emails... and not really pay attention to music from the system. Suddenly, the sound was changed totally and involved me immediately... as the whole system was upgraded... but just a pair of SP6 speaker cables with DIY-like appearance :) - really amazing:

  • Hi-end rank of FINENESS, inner details, clarity, balanced for all ranges - High, Mid, Low
  • Good soundstage
  • Real musical involvement

Happy, happy, happy... Thanks Mike, An

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Michael Kennedy

I would like to share my thoughts with you regarding my recent cable purchases from Morrow Audio. First off, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am 61 years old and was introduced to high end audio in the mid 1980s by a newly met friend named Gary. He took me to different high end stores and opened up a new world of hi fi to me.

Over the years, Gary and I have attended hi fi shows whenever they come to the bay area, the most recent about 5 months ago in San Francisco. Gary has also added to my listening experience by providing me with some real vintage Mullards and Telefunkin 12ax7s and others for both my preamp and cd player---man what a difference on the cd player. A few months ago, Gary replaced his speaker cables with a respected brand of cable that I could not afford-----it sounded very nice indeed.

This is the part where Morrow Audio cables come in to play. Garys new sound convinced me that it was time for some new cables, but I could not afford the brand that he purchased----so what do I do?? I started by going to the nearest High End shop to ask about cables. When I ask what brands they offer, I am floored by their response----we don't like any ones cables ---we make our own. Well, that sent me packing and I left the store. Then I decide to look for used cables on the internet. I saw some cables that I wanted to know more about and that led me to Morrow Audio.

After browsing your site, I became interested and wanted to know more. I read the testimonials, your design goals and the breakin article. Well, your special sale price for the MA1 and your return policy made it a no brainier for me. I took a chance and ordered a MA1. After all, how much could I loose?

After the MA1 arrived, I put it on the tuner because I was willing to leave the tuner on for 3 weeks for cable break in. From the very first listen, I knew that there was magic happening. While it was just FM, it sounded way better than I had ever heard it sound before. Now I am ready to roll the dice and order some speaker cables. After all, I can return it if I'm not happy! right.

Well, if the budget cable is good, then what of a step up? I ordered a bi-wired SP6. So what got better after the SP6? Everything got better! It is like a whole new system. You know all the words... yes, it is a major improvement in every category. It blew me away! Well now I want a better interconnect. I ordered a MA6 to go preamp to power amp. First impression---bass-bass-bass! Bottom line is this--- Your cables have exceeded my expectations in every category. Top shelf--outstanding; especially considering the down to earth prices for this kind of performance.

By the way... I gave my friend Gary a MA1 to take home and try out in his system. He has informed me that I should not expect that cable returned to me. Imagine that!!! He said that it bettered a much more expensive cable that he was using, and this coming from a guy who has been an audiophile much longer than me, and he is also a jazz musician.

So there is my response... I am grateful that I stumbled onto Morrow Audio and I am pleased beyond words. You have discovered how to make cables that allow one to listen into the music without a sonic signature as far as I can tell. I am hearing more detail and speed --bloom and transparency without any etching--and the bass is very solid and well defined without being boomy or overpowering. All of the cables have arrived within the estimated time frame and you have corresponded in a timely manor to all my E-MAIL questions.You were also very friendly and helpful when I called. Sincerely and gratefully, Michael Kennedy

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Mike Covher

My first encounter with the bi-wire (two separate runs) of SP6 speaker cable caused me to have what I can only describe as a "out of body experience". I know, I have distain for this expression as well but it comes close to describing my first experience with the SP6.

I wanted to hear something I knew was of high quality when first sampling the SP6 cables so I chose the DVD-Audio disc of The Beatles which contains re-mixes and revamped versions of Beatles classics. Although I did not recall it at the time, this disc begins with a triple-tracked acapella version of "Because", a John Lennon song that was rendered even more ethereal by this new mix. In my eagerness to audition the new cables, I neglected the volume setting of my system, which was quite high. Suddenly John, Paul and George appeared in my living room at full lung with what seemed the voice of angels. In response to this sensual revelation, I imagined myself being propelled into the upper atmosphere and beyond to the seventh heaven. When finally regaining my composure, I could not bear the thought of turning down this truly beautiful sound; that would be contrary to everything I treasure.

Even at this high volume level, there was no hint of strain or lack of clarity. My perception of the character of these cables is that they are transparently faithful. They take you back to the source of the recording and enable your speakers and audio system to reproduce what the microphones in the recording studio had originally captured.

The Audioquest cables I used previously with my Vandersteen 3a Signature speakers never approached anything near this level of purity and pure sonic thrill. In my system, from the first note, the SP6 speaker cables vanished and I can hardly wait for them to come of age as it were; I feel that they are the closest thing to a direct connection from amplifier to speaker at this point.

For bi-wiring Vandersteen speakers I can highly recommend using (two separate runs) of SP6 speaker cable!

Thanks Mike for making possible this truly musical quantum leap! All the best, Mike Covher

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Bruce Halllberg

Saturday evening in Phoenix. 110 degrees today. I know you don't care but summer in Phoenix sucks.

Received a used pair of SP6 speaker cables on Thursday. I've been doing this so many years every time I try something new in my system I wait because I know the disappointment is just around the corner.

Not sure where these were in the break in process but " THEY FREKING ROCKED MY WORLD". Details will follow but at 66 years old and having been through more promises of nirvana you guys have figured something out. I'm a classical and jazz LP, 300B tube amp, etc. guy but I know you've heard all that before. Forget whats in my system just look for my next questions about interconnects and SP7 and beyond.

I know there's more orders coming from me around the corner!

Thanks,

Bruce Halllberg

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Steven Twombly

Mike, Just wanted to let you know I got my new SP6 speaker cables (with 5 day burn in) and hooked them up over the weekend. I have been running SP4 speaker cables and MA4 interconnects. I thought I had a good setup with the SP4's but wanted to try the SP6's per the reviews online.

All I can say is WOW! I really did think I had a good system and was proud of it. But as soon as I put the SP6's in I had to check my sanity for a bit. I heard more clean distinct sound and much more of a sound stage. I run my system through a surround sound pre-amp and I went so far as to make sure I didn't somehow get my center channel hooked up into the mix. It wasn't. And the center channel wouldn't have sounded near as good as what I was hearing anyway. But I was definitely hearing more sound.

As I sit here and write this e-mail I've been listening to Mumford and Sons. Mumford has become one of the artists I use to check my system. Before in my system they tended to be slightly congested with not the greatest sound stage. Not Any More! Mumford along with the rest of my music now has a greater level of realism in my listening room.

It's almost scary at times how I now seem to have the artist singing in my listening room. I've now switched to Alison Krauss and I had to stop typing for a while just to listen. She's HERE in my room singing to ME. Kind of spooky but very, very cool.

Now I'm going to have to upgrade those interconnects. Keep up the good work and thanks for taking care of me!

Sincerely, Steven Twombly

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Jason

Mike, All I have to say is "wow" - What an amazing difference between the Nordost cables and the SP5 - Like others have said, a veil has been lifted, all instruments sounds so much more real, instruments like piano - notes are held longer, midrange clarity amazing! I wonder if these cables even beat Odin and other real expensive cables.

This all for just your 2 day break-in service - they really haven't even broken in any further!

I'm so glad I found your company - I have two more Vishnus to sell and then will get some more PCs for the Jolida and Burmester cd player.

Question - have you ever tried to send some of your cables to someone like Art Dudley - I can only imagine what these would sound like with Shindo gear??!!!! Thanks again, Jason

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Don

OK Mike,

For years I've been of the mind "use big enough cables" and you are good to go. So, with deep skepticism, I dropped my eight hundred bucks to see if I was wrong. I was wrong! The sound quality blew me out of my listening chair. You've made a believer out of me! Cheers, Don

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Lorenzo Baskervillle

"Hi Mike,

As you know I had just purchased the SP5 Reference cables along with your top of the line Sub woofer cable. Of course the cables went through the 5 day break in period and now have another 25 hours of playing time. I am simply amazed at the clarity and warmth that I am hearing from my system since I added your cables to my system. I know with additional playing time I will be rewarded with more good surprises of improved audio improvement that I thought was impossible to achieve. Mike I am now a fan of your products just wish I had the income to match my audiophile ambitions. Kindest regards, Lorenzo Baskervillle"

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Roger

"Just wanted you to know that you’re cables made such a huge difference to my sound system. The whole system came alive with clear, dynamic, great sound staging, cant say enough. Thank you Mike for making this cable for us." Roger

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Ron Wills

"I purchased the Morrow SP5 Speaker cables directly from your site for my system consisting of Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 and STI-500 integrated amp powering a pair of Magnepan 1.7s. I am using a Netgear music server feeding the DAC2 via optical and digital cables. My interconnects are Silnote Poseidon Signature XLRs. What was missing from my system were the right speaker cables. I was using the JW Audio Cryo solid speaker cables which were fine but there was a tinge of hardness in the upper mids and the treble subdued. I have also tried silver cables and Xindak ribbon cables with mixed results. All good for their price but I was looking for a significant step up in resolution and naturalness of reproduction.

The Morrow SP5 Cables were broken in with the 2 day free service. Right out of the box, I noticed a smoothness and naturalness that was missing from the JW Audio speaker cables. The treble that was missing with the JW Audio cables has returned. Very natural high frequencies. I am enjoying the sound of cymbals once again!

I have about 60-80 hours on the cables and with all the talk about break-in, I have been surprised how consistent the cables have sounded from day 1 to today. In contrast, I noticed dramatic break-in ups and downs with the Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 with terrific sound occurring only after the 200 hour mark and getting better through about 400 hours of playing time. With the SP5 speaker cables I am getting very natural sound right up front and is a great match for my other system components which are extremely revealing.

I am very satisfied with the SP5's and was very satisfied with a previous Morrow interconnect cable, the MA1.1s which, until I tried the 5X to 10X the price Silnote Poseidon Signatures, was my favorite interconnect beating out an expensive set of MIT Shotgun S3.3 XLR cables along with cables from Xindak and others.

Sincerely, Ron Wills"

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Ted Danowski

Mike, The SP5 speaker cables are amazing. I purchased the MA5 interconnect before and was totally blown away, so I wasn't expecting a lot with the speaker cables, but I was so wrong! The interconnect made everything scary real, but the speaker cables catapulted scary real into Oh My God! I'm at the concert! Now I'm wondering if the SP5 and MA5 are this amazing,what can the SP7 and MA7 do? Amazing product!

Thank you, Ted Danowski

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Choon Yong

My recent and 2nd order for Morrow audio cables was the result of my sharing of my more than happy experience with my first lot of Morrow audio cables. I took my cables to my friend's place and he was convinced and asked me to place the order for him.

He in fact replaced all his old cables and he is now another happy owner of 2 pairs of MA4, a pair of PH4 and a 5 meter pair of SP5. He has them in his system for about 2 weeks by now, and he has repeatedly been calling me over the phone thanking me for sharing with him these wonderful cables.

He plays the violin and is now a highly regarded violin teacher in Singapore. Being a musician, he shares with me the same ability to hear the nuances. With Morrow cables, all the instruments clearly sound so much more authentic, he repeated to me, when compared to his old cables. The background is so much quieter, cleaner. In conclusion, the music sounds so much more beautiful than before, and he is sooo happy listening to the music from his system!

Three heers to Morrow Audio! Choon Yong

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Todd

"My Morrow Audio SP4 reference speaker cables demonstrate not only genuine quality and value, they are also stunning sonically. My system has definitely hit new levels of coherency and realism."

UPDATE: I have since been optimizing my system and thought I would send you a few pics in the event you would like to augment my comments with photos for your site. I assume it might help enhance your site as you build up positive feedback and allow "browsers" to see the actual real-world systems within which your cables have been installed.

I continue to be delighted by the SP4 cables and look forward to many hours of audio bliss as they continue to break-in and smooth out even further.

Kind regards, -Todd

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Paul

Got home last night from camping and had to check on the SP4 since I had left the system running while we were gone. Somewhere between 200 and 300 hours they transform and are much better than the SP3. I think the SP4 is better out of the box than the broken in SP3 and a broken in SP4 may be another 50% or more better than the SP3. The instruments are bigger and more in focus. Easier to place the performers and are more life sized. Incredible imaging. As good as the SP3 is, I am shocked by the precision of the SP4.

Paul

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Ed

Before this adventure with Morrow Audio, I had never heard speaker cables make such a difference. ICs, yes; PCs, yes; but not speaker cables. Your work, Mike, makes speaker cables vital, absolutely vital to the experience of listening to recorded music.

These SP4s are very detailed and revelatory, very realistic in presentation, and very, very musical. The placement of voices and instrumentation is "visually" very accurate, but not sharp and intrusive and distracting. The space around the voices and instruments is wonderful. Nice work!

UPDATE: I am just stunned... I've been working on my student's written work all day, listening to whatever the computer queues up in its playback through the DAC. So often this morning and early afternoon, I've heard jaw-dropping detail and musicality in a remarkable balance.

Just a few moments ago, I heard the palm on the drumhead... never heard that before in that particular bit of music. Literally, the musical sound-texture of a human hand on the drumhead leather... I've heard that detail before, but not to the palpable complexity of texture and detail, the contribution these make to the musical experience that the SP4s bring.

Oh well, you must get tired of these rants and ravings from others and me about these cables. I bet sometimes you want to make a cable that shuts us up, renders us mute (as Medusa turned warriors to stone) (as Odysseus must have been, listening to the Sirens... no more banal blabbing, just all ear), giving you some space to do your work!

UPDATE 2: Well, it's just amazing to listen to this system, which I know inside and out, over all kinds of music and types of instrumentation, some quite exotic by western standards, and to be surprised and literally awed.

Today I heard a vocalist, Hamza el Din, in the audio space created by the SP4s & MA4's. This came in a way I've never heard him before.

Literally, my experience was as if he were in my listening room singing and playing... the sense of voice and space, a human presence, Hamza el Din! Sadly, he has passed away. My experience this afternoon was as if he returned to sing and play in my listening room. Now this, especially while I was working, I have never, ever experienced in audio. It was very much like a front row experience at a small, intimate concert. Such things are just very, very unusual in my world.

:) Ed

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Brett

"I've had the SP4 speaker cables for a little while now and I am hugely impressed. My previous setup was all tubes with anticable and the sound was just great with lots of presence and very palpable. Needing more power, I then went with all solid state. It was great but the sound didn't have that palpable feeling or presence I'd become accustomed to. Well, swapping in the SP4s changed all that and more. Wonderful cables Mike, I hope others give these a trial. Thanks Brett"

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Larry

Hey Mike - got those SP4 speaker cables yesterday; I'd never had cables that cost that much before, and I wasn't sure what to expect, but yeah, those are impressive - they make a MUCH bigger difference than I would have imagined. And they're supposed to keep getting BETTER over the next hundred or so hours, even though they've been through the break-in machine? Lucky me! Thanks, Larry.

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Dmitri Kochtcheev

Mike, First off i would like to say thank you for your cables and for the excitement you brought to my music listening. Unlike most of your customers, i can't really compare your products to the others as i just bought my first hi end system. For whatever reason, i just liked your site, your personality and your videos which make a lot of sense. I decided to give it a shot and i did a right choice. I am very very happy with the results. Great detail, very realistic, "fair" sound. My Classe and B&Ws love your MA4 and SP4s Thank you, Dmitri Kochtcheev

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Kevin

"Mike, I have never taken the time to provide written feedback to anyone about any audio components I have purchased and placed in my system. However, I'm compelled to make my experience with Morrow Audio cables the exception.

I just replaced Kimber Kable Silver Streaks, Kimber Kable 8TC's and Nordost Frey's with your Morrow cables, specifically the MA3, MA4 and SP4's.

I'm not an audio expert and won't try to imitate one, however I know what significant changes I have heard in my system since installing your cables.

I'm experiencing a realism that I was missing. The sound stage is much larger and more open. Detail is better than ever and the sound is extremely clean, clear and concise. Importantly, it is neutral and not tainted. The dynamics are not over exaggerated but tight and clean. I feel like I'm hearing what the artists intended in their music presentation. In the world of audio you don't know what your missing until you hear what you were missing.

Please feel free to share this with your customers or anyone who might be in the market for cables. Your cables really do make a difference. WOW!" Kevin

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Jay

I am REALLY impressed with the level of detail these provide. Case in point playing Jim Messina's newer CD "Under a Mojito Moon", I am now CLEARLY hearing back round percussion instruments at a level of clarity that were simply not there before (smeared). I also thought psycho-acoustically I was hearing mild distortion thru a right channel midrange, after replay it happed to be the reverberation of an ending note of an acoustic guitar string inside the body of the instrument, which blew me away. Sound stage improved dramatically and bass is a little better defined. After the dips of further break in are completed I'm sure I'm going to be in for a good ride. Jay

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Giancarlo Fabbri

For a long time I followed the discussions on the Americans audiophile forums about the Morrow cables, I was surprised how virtually all people who had purchased becaue, focusing especially on their value for money. After reading other favorable reviews on the cables Morrow and moved by curiosity I decided to buy the MA1 interconnect cable also saw the discounted price.

I connected the MA1 between the CD player and the pre (replacing a quadruple price cable MIT). The cable was new and needed a right break-in but the sonic character after a couple of days it soon became clear.

The first impression was that of transparency, fluidity and extension of the extremes of the sonic range and this was only the beginning ! More the MA1 sounds more sounds better, the virtual window of the soundstage is recreated now sharper, wider, more real and the "live" effect much more pronounced.

The American audiophiles of the various forums were right, the Morrow cables have an intrinsic value much higher than the price paid and in comparison to high-end cables much more famous (and much more expensive) of international level.

My experience with the Morrow cables has continued with buying 2 +2 mt of the SP4 speakers cable in bi-wired version. No surprise there ! The SP4 sounds (or not sounds) exactly as I imagined: neutral , transparent, tonally very correct and sizing, how properly should be, the instruments and the soundstage recreated. The sonic window is filled with new nuances now, sounds never heard before or never perceived before. I think that there aren't many comparisons in terms of musicality with these SP4 and other cables of the same price (and even much more). These cables are so transparent to highlight the negativity of everything which stands upstream of the audio system where they are connected.

Personally, I have always been convinced of the sonic superiority of the solid core cables compared to stranded wires and Morrow cables are a prime example. After thirty years of audiophile listenings and looking for the " right cable ," I consider the SP4 a definitive cable in the context of high-end cables with a cost still human and the bi-wired version further enhances the sonic characteristics of transparency, realism and fluidity of the sound message.

In the future, my experience with Mike Morrow will continue (finances permitting) with MA5 interconnects, replacing the MA1 between CD Player and pre and another pair of MA5 between preamp and power amp. I'm already foretasting the final effect ... Pink Floyd here, in my living room playing here three meters from my listening chair. Thanks Mike!

Best Regards. Giancarlo Fabbri Urbino (Italy)

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Fred

"I bought my wires in reverse order: SP1's, then SP3's. Recently I picked up two pair of MA2's. The speaker wires made the most difference, and the interconnects have only added to the better sound. I should say that I have a very modest system, by audiophile standards. I have a Rotel RT1080 tuner, on which we do most of our listening; an RDV1040 CD/DVD player, and recently added Parasound Z amp and preamp. Speakers are Paradigm Mini-monitors. I also added a Furman Elite 15i power conditioner.

We listen mostly to Baroque and other early music; quartets and other small group stuff. Neither of us care too much for larger, symphonic stuff--just as well, since our equipment does much better on more quiet music.

I find myself listening much more into the interior of the music--the interplay between the instruments, moreso than the whole melodic line. The instruments are more separated from each other, and the soundstage bigger. It makes the music a lot easier to follow.

Bass is much improved; it seems deeper and with far better tonal definition. The middle is richer, fuller but not overly warm or juicy. Highs seem extended and a bit more articulate I think, although I have a long-standing hearing loss, aided by hearing aids for only a year or so. My wife has Very Good Ears--she likes the improved sound, but doesn't describe the difference.

All in all, very good purchases.

Regards, Fred"

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Frank

"I have tried many cables in my systems and the Morrow SP3 speaker cables are just incredible! They are not just great for the price, but great for ANY price. I will also mention that it only took about a week after I placed the order to recieve them. Now that is great service!"

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Paul

"The SP3 speaker cables are special. Bigger more powerful sound. The seperation and realism is fantastic. My speakers are about 9 feet apart which had been a little problem in the past. Not anymore! I am pretty amazed. I have put the word out to others I email back and forth. They are worth every penny and then some. They don't look like much or feel like much but who cares? The more powerful sound is not right in you face eithe, which just means a very well balanced sound with tons of impact."

Paul

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Bob

My system is comprised of a Bryston 4Bsst, BAT 42SE, BAT CD, VPI Scoutmaster, and Sony 9000ES DVD player. The speakers are Mirage 3. My original speaker cables seemed quite good, especailly in the area of bass response. The highs were acceptable and the overall ''delicacy'' of the midrange and high frequencies were good.

I was not expecting anything beyond a reasonable refinement of the overall sound with hopes for a larger soundstage with the Morrow Audio SP3 cables. As it was, the sound from my present system was spectacular at times with some of my favorite recordings....especially with the BAT player.

After receiving the new Morrow cables, I immediately began playing music on them. That was a mistake...they sounded thin, no bass, but the highs were rather promising. I called Morrow Audio and they said I really needed to break these cables in. I did so for about 280 hours before I even listened to another piece of music.

After this break-in period, I played disc after disc and became a believer in Morrow Audio''s hype. The bass was spectacular, the highs were open and nicely extended, the midrange with female vocals or acoustic instruments, like guitar and piano, became surreal. Whitney Houston and Karen Carpenter came to life. Recordings which were really good became great, and the open nature of my speakers and electronics really began to shine.

I know what you are thinking....did he get paid for this report? No I didn''t. If you are considering changing your speaker cables, you must give these a ride. Break them in first, then enjoy the laborous fruits of the person who designed these musical instruments.

Bob

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Tom Collins

Thanks for the great cables. Following break-in, I find these cables to be very resolving. The Nordost was also resolving, but they seemed to have a glare in the upper range with them that made it difficult to listen for long periods at higher volume levels.

Your cables are very resolving but without the glare. This is no small issue as I can now listen comfortably for hours. In addition, I was able to remove the speaker cover which has permitted the midrange to open up. That change has also benefitted the soundstage as it is larger and deeper in all directions than before. When a recording permits, the instruments and voices are now very easy to localize within the sound stage.

The original cost for the Nordost was about double the cost of your sp3 ref. Your cable sounds much better in my system. I am a very satisfied customer.

Tom Collins

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Herbert David

I grew up in Europe in the early 1950's where my grandmother took me to the orchestra houses almost every weekend. I cultivated a great love of music during this time. In 1968 I moved to Montreal wherein 1969 I turned sixteen years of age. You can do the math; retirement is not far away.

My parents' neighbour was Claude Denjean who was a music producer and musician. He took me into the studio to record his record MOOG On Phase 4 Stereo , one of the early synthesizer albums. It was Claude who also helped me buy my first stereo at this time which happened to be his hobby. In my late teens my stereo comprised of Dayton Wright, Quad, and several years later the Linn LP 12 turntable. Back in 1973 we were already playing around with cones, wires, and low output moving coil cartridges.

Upon installation the Morrow Audio cables were the equal of what I had been using. No better, no worse, and I thought I would give them some time.

Well, two weeks later, (as described in the breakin paper), things got worse. I remember thinking to give them a little time before you send them back. It was almost a full weeks before they started to improve, but when they did, what magic!

I have just finished listening to Pentangle, Atrium Musica Da Madrid and Bach. For the first time in many years I have not enjoyed music to this extent. I am not so much interested in all the superlatives that one usually associates with audio jargon, but just that what I am hearing is real and organic music. My wife and I travel often to hear live music and this is the closest to the live experience that I have reached in my home. Primarily, I listen to very eclectic music, eg. Medieval, Elizabethian, Baroque, Classical, and yes, some rock. Yes I have seen Jethro Tull over 150 times in nine different countries, so no I am not a classical snob.

The Morrow Audio cables are superb, refined, clean and clear in the top end, clean liquid mid range, yes, this is where the music is for me, and a precise, articulate bottom end. I would like to thank Morrow Audio for their wonderful customer service and second to none products.

Herbert David

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Tim V.

"Over the years I have tried many interconnect and speaker cables, homebrew and some brand names, even some of the homebrew nameless cables that had cost me an awful lot of money. I have tried many cables on Audiogon as well. I had what I thought were really good speaker cables and interconnects and didn't really feel the need to change them.

After looking through your ad on Audiogon and reading somewhere that your cables were superior to the other cables I saw, including that $9000 Transparent Reference cable, I was somehow convinced to try your cables knowing that I had sixty days.

My current speaker cables have 99.9999 whatever percent silver and were very expensive and are very heavy. The interconnects are comprised of short runs due to them being so expensive.

I really like your cables as they are so light. They were immediately very ambient sounding, lovely detail not heard before came from the wall of sound in front of me. Timing, attack and decay are particularly good with strong deep bass and a big open sound... so perfectly natural sounding. It was like changing amplifiers. There are no strange batteries or tubes connected to small boxes like some cable companies. I consider this to be a real bonus. Congratulations Mike. I honestly have not come closer to a more perfect cable than these and they are reasonably priced." Tim V.

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Cliff Perry

Hello Mike! I thought it only right to drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with the MA4 interconnects I got from you last November. Although I availed myself the burn-in service you provide, the 60 day 'grace' period was essential to hear the cables at their best. And then, just when I thought that was it, a couple of weeks ago they jumped yet another notch - a full 4 months after purchase. An extra level of stability in the presentation, increased three-dimensionality and more solid, open and natural detail. The Nordost Quattro-fils they replaced have long since been sold on eBay!

It was this latest jump in performance that made me go for a pair of SP3 bi-wire speaker cables. Despite only just being put into the system after minimal run-in, I can already tell they are going to be winners. Soundstaging is much wider and three-dimensional than the Nordost Red Dawn they've replaced. And vocal timbre is in a completely different league. Sure they've a way to go, but the (relatively) short term pain will, I know, be worth the long term gain.

Thanks Cliff Perry

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Anthony Thompson

Hi Mike... So far I am extremely happy with my MA3 interconnect (between my CD and integrated amp) and bi-wired SP3 speaker cables. Yes, I did order the full 5 day break in at your end for each, so have avoided that difficult period.

Right out of the packaging, I was astonished at the improvement over my Audioquest Topaz interconnect and much heavier gauge speaker cables. I never realised my relatively modest system could sound so good. Up until the change to your cables, I was beginning to wonder whether I needed to upgrade my speakers or components. Now I'm extremely happy with them as they stand. I use a Musical Fidelity A3.5 CD player and A3.5 dual-mono integrated amp. My speakers are probably unknown to most of your customers or yourself - they are Australian made full range floor standers by a local manufacturer called VAF Research, using the model DCX-Gen4 (feel free to check out their website: www.vaf.com.au).

From the certificate re break in in your packaging, I understand that the 5 days break in you provided is equivalent to 10 days musical break in, so 240 hours. That first afternoon of listening I went from CD to CD, grinning from ear to ear and saying "what the #%^@!" numerous times, to no one in particular.

I was amazed by the extra detail I was hearing on all disks, the incredible snap of percussion, the blackest background I have ever (not!) heard, and the full and incredibly deep and taught bass. The extra air and rich bloom of the mid range was also fantastic considering I thought these cables still needed much more break in to reach their full potential.

Since installing the cables last Friday, I have given them another 30 hours of use, with a combination of moderate listening volumes for music across all genres, and some serious blasting at concert level whenever I can (when the wife and kids are out of the house!). I estimate that overall, your cables have probably had 270 hours use. The system is now just so addictive!

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my Morrow cables and already am certain that I will not be returning them! Even my 11 year old daughter notices an amazing improvement and says "wow" a lot, and my non audiophile wife who is extremely skeptical of all things to do with money spent on my system agrees there was a noticebly strong improvement with much more detail, snap and sparkle. Anthony Thompson, Sydney, Australia

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John

"I was totally enthralled with the transformation that came with the biwired SP4 cables and the MA3 interconnects. Even with minimal cable breakin! The perfomances have been brought into my living room, with a musicality and warmth that I have never experienced in 45 years of critical listening as a musician. My entry level audiophile home system has me totally satisfied and has the enthusiastic approval of my wife (who has better ears than me) You will be hearing lots more from me! Your cables have opened my ears to sounds I never knew were on the record. John

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Terry F

I've had cables from Audioquest, Cardas, Goertz, MIT, Harmonic Tech and Kimber over the years. The Morrow cables have the blackest background and are simply more resolving. It really does seem like you can reach out and touch the musicians. Clean, clear, no grain, glare or smearing." Terry F

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Rpg

"Over the many years, gradually upgrading my system, the area of IC's and speaker cables have been the most challenging. I felt my current "garden hose" thick cables, lay an opportunity. Being on a tight budget, I tried the Morrow Audio SP3 speaker cables as some have suggested. Morrow Audio has a 60 day full return policy. People... even though these are inexpensive cables, they absolutely blew me away in every respect over my esoteric cables." Rpg

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Terry

Hello Mike! My Morrow cables are performing splendidly. I replaced the Mogami cables with the SP3s/MA3s and immediately heard a difference. I did try to do the "break-in" while I was away. Still not sure if I heard any weirdness. We've got over 200 hours on them now and my whole system just sounds so damn good. I will expound on the Morrow greatness to any and all who are interested. And yes, I'm very active on various forums, so I will be spreading the "good news"... I will be getting more Morrow cables as needs/funds allow. Next up? Probably digital and phono ICs. Ciao, Terry

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Steven H

Hi Mike, Just wanted to get back to you about the SP3's I received from you a few weeks ago. I ordered the 2 day break-in, so the cables had a few hours under them. When I first hooked them up the mid-range was stunningly clear, revealing and "present" in a way I hadn't heard before, but the mid-bass down was a little shy, and I was a little underwhelmed but knew the cables deserved a decent run-in before making any final assessment.

Over the last few weeks the mid and upper registers have continued to improve on their already remarkably involving presentation, and lower end has become progressively more extended, to the point that it is now the by far the most bass I've ever heard from my system. It's tight and controlled, but extends WAY down below what I thought my speakers were capable of. In addition, imaging has improved dramatically in terms of width, height, and depth and, in particular, precision.

As I type this from my office I'm listening to Nick Cave playing in the next room, and it honestly sounds like he's sitting there with his piano just a few metres away on the other side of the wall; I'm massively impressed with what your cables have revealed in my system. Steven H

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Chris Pavlick

"Hello Mike. I would just like to tell you how happy I am with my SP3s. The sound is beyond belief! I didn''t know my Mirage Omni Polars could sound this good. I can''t even find words to describe the soundstage. Just fantastic !! Thank you for such a wonderful product that has exceeded my expectations by 200%!!! I''m saving my pennies to buy more of your cables. Best Regards, Chris Pavlick"

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Jim Webb

"I bought MA3 interconnects and SP3 speaker cables, both with a two day break-in period. The first day I got my cables, I could not wait to hear my system.

I'm not an audiophile, more an audio enthusiast, but even with the two day break-in, my high end was a little smeared, mid range was very thin and my bass was well "shy". I was determined to run the break-in around the clock for 7 day straight, I installed the speaker cable, found some "white noise" on FM and started my "break-in process. I then installed my interconnects, I took out a "carousel" CD player, loaded it with five rock CD's and hit the continuous play and left my system alone. Every other day (48 hours) I would play a few songs off my CD player, every day the sound improved!

At the end of my seven day break-in (264 total hours), I couldn't believe my ears, the sound stage was extremely broad, much larger than I ever heard before, it had depth and was so open. My bass was deep and detailed, tight and so controlled. the mid range was smooth and balanced. The high end was open and airy, clean and so clear.

There were sound coming out of my system that I never heard before, the brushes on the cymbal's, a clarinet that was buried before by a sax. I listen to a lot of singing jazz and Diana Krall was no longer "Live in Paris" she was in my living room!

Oh by the way, I still had my pre 1990 Denon DCM-320 playing my CD's, which I used for my break-in!!! I switched over to my Cambridge Audio 740C after the first 300 hours and am still in the last 200 hours of break-in for the CA CD player. Now I have my system on a 18' wall, with the CA 740 at about 100 hours into the "break-in" I'm going to need a larger wall, my sound stage is unbelievable now.

My wife has been after me to get a new carousel CD player for our parties etc, I plan on buying the MA 4's for the CA player and use the MA 3's for the carousel player. What a product, I'm out of the country now, but I can't wait to get home and start listen to my "new system". Thank you Mike!" Jim Webb

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Scott Peterson

These cables are a match made in heaven for my Primare SPA21. For an audio video integrated amp the Primare is quite good. However, it never really blew my socks off.

As a teacher in California waiting to get a pink slip I decided to down size my system, so I purchased an Arcam AVR300 which has gotten rave review. I purchase Mike's cables as well.

Long story short. When I put the SP2 cables on my Primare, the quality of sound went from very good to wow! I don't think I want to sell this amp, good! I put the sound as good as, perhaps better than my Plinius 8200 which was the best integrated I have owned.

In my opinion, the difference between good and great audio is harmonics. The Primare with the SP2 has harmonics galore. Very rich, detailed and a life like presentation. Music flows through my system. The bad of all this is I don't know if I want to sell my Primare.

I have ordered a set of SP's1 so that I can bi-amp my Meadowlarks with the Arcam. I am hoping the Arcam wil l have all the magic that my Primare is finally letting out. I am very impressed with these cables.

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Ed

This morning I installed the SP2s into my "finniky" other system. The SP2s probably have 250+ hours on them now. This is the system with the Synergistic Research Accelerator SCs and ICs on it. A very nice audio experience.

Wow, these SP2s make me wonder what the SP3s will bring to the listening experience. I can listen deeply into the music. That is the first time for that with this system, which tends to be bright, granular, and edgy with anything inferior.

I continue to be amazed. This last week has been one of the few times I have found myself amazed by an audio product. Usually, it's "yeah, that's better." But this is of a different order. Thanks!

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Steve

"I'm very impressed with your line of inter-connects and speaker cables. All the audiophile clinches are present. Your cables are very dynamic, present a wide and deep soundstage and retrieve a tremedous amount of detail. I'm very satisfied."

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Bob

"I am using the Morrow Audio SP2 Reference speaker cables in two of my audio systems - one pair in a bi-wired configuration and one pair in a shotgun configuration but with the additional conductors used to construct the bi-wired cables. The Morrow speaker cables are exceedingly transparent, exhibiting a perfectly neutral tonal balance and a very natural, realistic sound. Mike, you're doing a great service to the audiophile community in offering these reasonably priced reference-quality cables. Truly an incredible bargain!"

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Thierry Montanus

"I am the happy owner of SP2 and these cables have really changed the dimension of sound in my system. In the first place a broad sense of pleasure with a soft sound and detailed musicality and a strong sense of rhythm. While the spectrum is explored, nothing is left out. Everything is rich and lush in an infinite gentleness. In a second time during the critical phase (from 50 hours), the sweetness is less but the main thing is always present. The top of the spectrum is less air, the grave is a little less round, but the music is always beautiful. Gradually, all qualities come true and more palpable. I'm here for now. Really, this product is highly recommended."

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Phil

"I purchased both the SP2 speaker cables and the interconnect cables. I noticed improvements when I added each item to the system, and they are still breaking in. Wider and deeper sound-stage, and much more clarity was apparent immediately."

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John

"During the past six months, I’ve replaced nearly all source, amplification and speaker cables in my system with Morrow Audio Cables including: SP2 speaker cables, MA2 and PH1 interconnects and MAP2 power cables.

Previously, I had tried various cables from more than a dozen different manufacturers ranging in price from $90 to $2,000. The reason is simple: I am now hearing much more of the music without the grain, veil and coloration that interfere with hearing what was captured on the recording.

Mike Morrow’s cables are strikingly transparent. They will reveal the strengths as well as the weaknesses of your system components.

If you agree that the best cables allow the music to be heard by providing a clean and immediate link in the signal path, Morrow cables are a ‘no brainer’ bargain and compete with cables costing much more.

Most importantly, I can hear and feel the emotion in the music that only a well-designed cable made with high quality wires can deliver. In my opinion, Morrow Cables are a real bargain in an crowded field of overpriced audio jewelry.

I should also mention that Mike is honest, pleasant to deal with and will stand behind his cables 100%."

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Larry

"First of all I have the SP2 speaker cable and the MA2 Interconnects and the DIGI 1 Cables. I noticed right from the get go that these cables had something very special going on with them. The music was very sweet and detailed with no loss in dynamics. As they were breaking in I didn't notice the change for the" worse" until all of a suden something wasn't right! Then I knew i reached that mid stage where the cable sounded a bit thin etc.

After a few more listening sessions that went away and they started sounded better by the day. I can say that Mike's cables are so very musical and there is nothing I have found that comes close for the money! Once you get over the fact it looks like it is really cheap and couldn't sound very good, you will be pleasantly surprised like I was! Also just to let you know, I have a very refined sound, at least I think I do! I use tube amps with very elaborate equipment that cost way more than you would think to match this cable to! Anyone who doesn't give this a try and just love it is probably hard of hearing and a little foolish also!"

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Alexander Engel

"I have indeed broken in the new SP2 cables. I must say that the result is more than I had expected. I love the soundstage, mellow highs and good bass definition. Voices are absolutely brilliant and with SACD piano solo sounds phenomenal. The better the recording the more I like the cables. I am delighted with the result and have in fact already recommended your cables to friends of mine."

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Hans

"Hi Mike, I received your SP2's and they are sounding great right away. The MA2's replaced interconnects costing $1.050 and $1,525 respectively and your interconnects trounced these cables in all respects, but especially in transparency and sound staging. Great products!"

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Len

"My SP2 cables were very open and clear from the get-go! Makes you realize other cables are lacking or more likely a form of tone-control. You can be assurred that whatever you hear using the SP2's it won't be them!"

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Robert

The cables sound fine, and I learned from the Morrow SP2 biwires I was using with my previous speakers just how nice your cables are. Yes, greater detail, yet a full sound, quite relaxed, and greater extension than with my DH Lab cables. I'm using the Morrows with an Almarro 318B and Almarro M33A speakers that are crossoverless with two full-range drivers. Your cables fit in just right.

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Adam

Mike, I have the SP2 cables and am delighted that they worked out very well in my system. I have always expected silver plated cables to give a bright sound, thin tonal balance and weak bass. My previous cables is the Anticables (all copper, solid core wire), I am also using a flea powered amp (2 watter). I am always hesitant to use multistrand cables, those that I had in the past tended to slow down and muffle the sound; perhaps due to a lack of drive from my amplifier.

Your SP2 cables came highly recommended by my friend who is using them in his system. After plugging the new cables in my system, it sounded good from the get go. It has none of the negatives that plagued me from trying silver plated, multistrand cables in the past.

Some noticeable differences between the SP2 and the Anticables in my system are that the SP2's have better and more extended highs. This does not come at the expense of refinement. Mids come with more projection into the soundstage and the bass is definitely faster. It has the snap and punch that I desired in my system. Before I wondered weather it was my amplifier that was the weak link in my system, not anymore!

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Karri A

"I just wanted to send you a personal note of thanks….for providing some really excellent products. I‘m amazed at how much the sound improved after the break in period. I could hear early on how good the clarity and definition were. Now there is substantially more bass with no loss of clarity/definition. The midrange/highs (which initially sounded a bit clinical) sound very natural, with just a slight touch of warmth (maybe the amp). And that isn’t bad as I have a fairly small listening space! I can’t imagine other cables at any price improving on the sound. It’s that good!"

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Jim

"I was in the process of up grading the cables in my system,and after investing over $4500.00 in two pairs of interconnects (and ready to spend over $4000.00 on new speaker cables that were disappointing), I found Morrow Audio at Audiogon. I figured at the costs Mike was asking for his products, I could give his SP2 speaker cables a shot. Well to my surprise, they bettered the $2500.00 Tara Labs speaker cables by a wide margin. I ended up purchasing an additional set and am very pleased with the improvement to my system. Great product and value!"

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Chris Pavlick

Hello Mike. So far, the interconnects are beyond belief! I can't believe I spent the money I did on other "world class" cables. WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!!! Your cables put them all to shame. I am still in the later stages of my speaker cable break in period, but they promise to be every bit as good as the interconnects. I will be in touch with you in the near future to continue my report. Best Regards, Chris Pavlick

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Geoff Clarke

Hi Mike: I may not be quite up to full burn in on the T/T side but the CD side is well run in now. The whole system was changed over to Morrow, This includes phono, interconnect, speaker and power cabling. I purchsed the PH1, MA2 ref, SP2 ref (and bi-Wire links), MAP1 and MAP2. The whole system has 2 things that really stand out in my mind.

1/. Absolute clarity. 2/. Vanishingly low noise floor.

I run a low wattage S/E system (0.25 - 0.5 watts typically) and the two above things are of paramount importance to me.

The cables I replaced were Kimber Select 1011, Supra Sword and PS Audio (All good products which had been selected over a long period of time). The Morrow cables are so much better and much more cost effective.

At the same time as I was replacing my cabling I was moving to a dedicated listening room in the basement, so it was more difficult for me to appreciate all the subtle changes as they happened. The bottom line is 'Am I happy with the system now?' The asnwer is a resounding YES.

The Morrow cables are well made, perform way above their price point and, as a bonus, Mike is a nice guy to deal with.

I have included a few pics of the new room with the equipment in place.

Best regards, Geoff Clarke

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Donald Coleman

"Just for fun, here is the system. You can see the Morrow Audio SP2 nude speaker cables. The system sounds way above the price point of the SP2's. I am amazed with how much better they are over the 10 guage X4 Tara Lab Prime that I had for many years.

Equipment: Yota - makes the music more enjoyable, Pass Lab X250, Musical Fidelity 308CR. Jolita stage2 mod CDP with gold pin cryo treated tubes, ACI force XL subwoofer, Maple & Brazilian cheery platforms and too many tweeks to mention."

Donald Coleman

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Edwin Eric

Hello Mike,

I bought my cables and Jolida fx10 straight from your website. I'm a green apple when it comes to tubes and was really impressed when I heard my friend's system that I just got to get me a tube amp. I was skeptical with the cables but having read all the other testimonials you have on your website, it got me digging in my pockets to find out the realism and soundstage hype. I followed your suggestion to start upgrading cables from the source so I bought the MA1.1 and it alone made a big difference. Then I bought your SP1 and the wow effects came out even without the break in. I was really impressed that I bought another set of MA1.1, iPod cable, and SP2 cables for my other system that is not a tube amp and the difference was still there. Your cables are outstanding. You can tell the difference right out the box.

The best part of everything is that I surpassed the realism, clarity, separation of elements, and soundstage of my friend's system which is way more expensive from my system and cables combined. I lent him a complete set to demo on his system and its been over a month and he still has not returned it. I might need the police to help me recover those cables.... Hehehehehe.

Your website is so informative and I see myself upgrading my cables in the future.

Kudos and thank you. Your cables is a must have.

Respectfully, Edwin Eric

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Charles (Steve) Woodley

"Good morning Mike! I wanted to let you know that my speaker cables and interconnects perform flawlessly. I'm especially glad that I purchased your "break-in" service for both products. I did read your brochure concerning the entire break-in process so I was prepared for better things to come in the future. And sure enough, better sound did come with additional time spent listening to a variety of vinyl records over a period of several weeks. The audio soundscape opened up and everything sort of reached equilibrium at one point.

Having listened to your cable products in action, I can report that I'm completely satisfied and would highly recommend them to any audiophile customer looking for quality speaker and interconnect cables. Morrow Audio customer service is excellent. I was able to speak directly with you (company President) on one occasion which is indeed rare in this day and age. Thanks again for great products and service. Regards, Charles (Steve) Woodley"

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Phil

"Hi Mike, I currently have a tad over 300 hrs on the SP2 Bi-wired speaker cables I recently ordered from you. They are by far the best sounding cables to grace my system. The music simply sounds like music... nothing added, nothing subtracted, the music just flows with sonic grace!! I was so impressed with how my mains sound that I am ordering the same SP2 bi-wired for my center channel speaker. Thanks, Phil"

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Mun-Wai

"Mike's SP1 although entry level, never sound the slightest bit entry level. What they did for my system was increase the level of effortless performance, open up the sound stage in all directions. Microdynamics is amazing. These are amazing cables and Mike Morrow provides a first rate service behind his cables with excellent communications. Many thanks for provide such as a great product and service without charging five times the price for it. Absolutely recommended! Mun-Wai

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Arkprof

The SP1 speakers cables from Mike Morrow ... excellent service, smooth transaction, and the cables were at my door within the week ... these Morrow cables are really wonderful ... better detail, bass with definition, extension ... nice

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Frankiepo9

I PURCHASED A SET OF SP1 SPEAKER CABLES AND A SET OF MA3 REFERENCE TWO INTERCONECTS FOR MY MASH CD PLAYER AND I AM HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH THE RESULTS. THE CLARITY AND DETAILED MUSICALITY IS STUNNING. YOU ARE GOING TO GET AN AWFUL LOT FOR YOUR MONEY.

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Robert Wynne

I've probably put 60-70 hrs on the SP1's. I'm not worried about break-in anomalies. The cables sound fine, and I learned from the Morrow SP2 biwires I was using with my previous speakers just how nice your cables are. Yes, greater detail, yet a full sound, quite relaxed, and greater extension than with my DH Lab cables. I'm using the Morrows with an Almarro 318B and Almarro M33A speakers that are crossoverless with two full-range drivers. Your cables fit in just right.

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Justin R

"I don''t know what kind of ju-ju you''re playing with, but that''s some good ju-ju. The cables are still settling in (after your burn-in service), but there''s already a noticeable lifting of the sound, as if filtered and purified. Great detail and great warmth, all at the same time. Honestly didn''t believe that cables could make such a fantastic impact... until now." Justin R

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Joeyboynj

"I had Solstice 6 and then ordered Morrow Audio SP1 for all 5 channels. HUGE upgrade. It was so much clearer and more engaging. Much better separation of instruments and voices in movies. They also have a 60 day return policy. Also, the SP1 is so thin it was easily routed to the rear speakers." Audiogon, Joeyboynj

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Steve Kindig

I've been very pleased with the cables. So far, I've tried a pair of the MA1 interconnects and a single run of SP1 for my center channel speaker. Out-of-the-box sound quality was impressive -- I used your burn-in service for the speaker cable but not for the interconnects. I've mainly noticed that the cables deliver a big, detailed soundstage, and deeper bass than what I had been hearing. Considering their construction and performance, I think your cables are an outstanding value!

Sincerely, Steve Kindig

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Francis

Thanks for the follow up. I have been busy breaking in your cable. I think it comes to a stable situation now. And then I become busy again... enjoying all the good music that brings out from your cable. So far, i feel all the goodies other users says about your cable. One particular song by Eason Chan (a Hong Kong singer) i listen recently, I can feel the movement of his head while he is singing. I have never experience such good music at home before. Now I am re- listen to my collections, knowing that I am going to hear those details that wasn't there before. Will have more feedback later. Francis, Hong Kong

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Matt Miller

Hello, My name is Matt Miller and I wanted to drop Mike a line and say how much I am loving his cables. In fact my whole family uses them, we are hifi nuts. I have 3 brothers and a 75 year old father and we all use Morrow Audio cables. My brother Dave finally got rid of his MIT Shotgun S1 cables (my recommendation) and purchased a whole balanced set from Morrow Audio. His jaw dropped when he first listened to them, it was like taking ear muffs off! Since then they have just gotten better. I really appreciate the way in which your cables can be purchased, which is affordable for every one! Thank you Mike, Matt Miller

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Alex

"Right out of the box the SP1 cables spanked my Audioquest 8tc, which were highly hailed by Stereophile as cable of the year! Somehow Mike has managed to put an audio genie into these cables to grant all your audio wishes!

These cables do everything right! Depth, detail, soundstage, bass, space, air, rythm, pace. The soundstage extends way beyond the speakers! They have not even burned in yet and they have exceeded all of my expectations!

I have had well over 50 different speaker cables over the years, some in the $3000 price range, and they have not come close to the SP1 cables. It is a real kick in the ''audio groin'' to have paid an extravagant amount of money for cables and then have a pair costing such a minimal amount out-perform yours hands down!

You owe it to yourself to give these a try before you purchase anything else! Refunded in 60 days if you don't like them, you can't go wrong!

Violins float in the air with incredible detail, same with gituars. Symbals splash, voices hover in front of you, and the bass is tight and clean. I have heard little detailed things in the music that was missed. I can't say enough good things about the SP1 cables. I am going to try the SP3 in the near future just to see the difference. I can't imagine how they could sound better! Thank you Mike for breathing life into my system." Alex, Spanaway, WA

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Don

Mike,

I have been listening to my system with the upgrade from my MA7 to Elite interconnects for about 4 hours - clearly my computer keys make too much noise as I am typing this review.

The Elite interconnects provide a big sound difference from the outstanding MA7s and is easily heard. The added 3-D effect of the music is quite noticeable and the transients/decays give a realism that my system did not have before installing the Elite interconnects. I feel like I am sitting-in on a live jazz session at a table that is right in the middle of the singer and instruments.

The clarity of voices and instruments is uncanny. The most minute change in timbre and speed of response to a rapid change in the notes scale is captured without blurring. Each individual note has a beginning and end.

As well, the extreme quietness of the cables allows me to listen to music at a lower level and be actively involved.

I listen to a wide variety of music and had to laugh as I listened to the new sound of Dobie Gray's the "In" Crowd. However, it was while listening to a hi-res recording like Limehouse Blues by the Domnerus Group that I must say was a tingling revelation - the clarinet, piano and xylophone solos with the sound of the driving base in the background was just mind-blowing! Again the timbre and note changes were superbly captured with all instruments separate but integrated.

I was skeptical that the Elite interconnects could be so much better than the MA7s because I have lived with my MA7s for a considerable time and was very happy with their contribution to my system's sound. Anyway, I will be keeping the Elite interconnects and returning my MA7s. I know the MA7s will be bought by another audiophile and provide great satisfaction - thanks for keeping the music alive!

As always, I do appreciate all that Morrow Audio does to provide the highest quality of audio enjoyment with flexible payment plans.

Respectfully,

Don

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Martin Appel Submitted: 2013.07.10

One of the reasons for attending HI-FI shows is discovering new companies and new products. At THE SHOW in Las Vegas this year, my colleagues and I walked by a room and I noticed a sign proclaiming Morrow Audio High End Cable products having great sound at affordable prices. Who were these guys and did we need another cable company? It seems like everybody and his brother is jumping on the cable bandwagon hoping to make gobs of money (nothing inherently wrong with making an honest dollar). There are many companies selling cables in the three to ten thousand dollar range for a one meter pair of interconnects, a few even higher. I’ve heard expensive cables that match their hype, others, not so much. Where does Morrow fit in?

I walked into their room at THE SHOW and met Larry Spellman, Public Relations Manager and Mike Morrow, President and Chief Executive Officer. I had a very good discussion with them about cable design and the general state of the industry. I enjoyed their enthusiasm and the family like atmosphere. I requested cables for review and Morrow said they would ship them in a few months. During our discussion he also informed me of the lengthy burn-in process the cables require (400 to 500 hours, minimum) and that they would perform much of it for me prior to shipping. I appreciated that very much. They offer a two day break-in service equivalent to 96 hours of music, at no cost, and a five day break-in service ($25) equivalent to 240 hours of music. They use the Hagerman Labs FryDaddy for their break-in service.

The shipped package contained several different cables, including their top digital interconnect, the DIG4, and the MA6 and MA7 analogue interconnects, which comprise Morrow’s Grand Reference products. For the purpose of this review I will focus on the MA7s. They are the top of the line analogue interconnects and retail for $1,299/1m/pr. with RCA termination. Add $50 for XLR termination. All cables come with a 60 day trial period where you may return the cables for a full refund. The line begins with the MA1 at $70/1m/pr. RCA and tops out with the MA7s.

One of the reasons for attending HI-FI shows is discovering new companies and new products. At THE SHOW in Las Vegas this year, my colleagues and I walked by a room and I noticed a sign proclaiming Morrow Audio High End Cable products having great sound at affordable prices. Who were these guys and did we need another cable company? It seems like everybody and his brother is jumping on the cable bandwagon hoping to make gobs of money (nothing inherently wrong with making an honest dollar). There are many companies selling cables in the three to ten thousand dollar range for a one meter pair of interconnects, a few even higher. I’ve heard expensive cables that match their hype, others, not so much. Where does Morrow fit in?

I walked into their room at THE SHOW and met Larry Spellman, Public Relations Manager and Mike Morrow, President and Chief Executive Officer. I had a very good discussion with them about cable design and the general state of the industry. I enjoyed their enthusiasm and the family like atmosphere. I requested cables for review and Morrow said they would ship them in a few months. During our discussion he also informed me of the lengthy burn-in process the cables require (400 to 500 hours, minimum) and that they would perform much of it for me prior to shipping. I appreciated that very much. They offer a two day break-in service equivalent to 96 hours of music, at no cost, and a five day break-in service ($25) equivalent to 240 hours of music. They use the Hagerman Labs FryDaddy for their break-in service.

The shipped package contained several different cables, including their top digital interconnect, the DIG4, and the MA6 and MA7 analogue interconnects, which comprise Morrow’s Grand Reference products. For the purpose of this review I will focus on the MA7s. They are the top of the line analogue interconnects and retail for $1,299/1m/pr. with RCA termination. Add $50 for XLR termination. All cables come with a 60 day trial period where you may return the cables for a full refund. The line begins with the MA1 at $70/1m/pr. RCA and tops out with the MA7s.

When I asked about the construction of the cables, Mike emailed me the following: ‘The MA7 consist of 72 total runs per cable of individually insulated small gauge wire. These are then twisted to help reject RFI. The wire is silver coated copper with PVC dielectric. There are 48 total runs in the MA6. For the digital cables, we use individual shielded solid core wires with a solid core wire running with the shield. The model number depicts how many runs… ie. DIG1 has 1 run, DIG4 has 4 runs.’

I installed a pair from my phonostage to my DEQX- HDP-4 preamplifier/processor. I continued the burning in for another 200 hours before any serious listening. The MA7s are very flexible and easy to install. I wanted to be sure that I followed the extensive burn-in time that was required especially since I went through a similar burn-in period for my reference interconnects, the Antipodes Reference cables. A long time! But, if I got as good a result as the Antipodes Reference, it would have been worth it. I also installed the DIG4 digital interconnect from my MSB transport to the DEQX’s internal DAC.

It seems I attract quality cables. I had no great expectations and was sincerely surprised at what I was hearing. After many hours of listening and comparing my reference with the MA7s I’ve come to understand how good these cables are. The overall sonic impression was one of incredible resolution and tonal neutrality. The Antipodes, equally resolving, tend to be on the slightly warmer side of neutral. The MA7s were closer to neutral, but could lean towards, recording dependent, the slightly cooler side of neutral. Additionally, it was apparent that they developed a sonic envelope around instruments that resulted in greater separation at least the equal of my reference, producing a sound stage with excellent layering and front to back depth. Imaging was exceptional, while not quite as rounded as the Antipodes, had excellent specificity with inner detail and definition aplenty. The MA7s created a sense of transparency while the Antipodes, a greater sense of weight. Both cables performed with a smoothness and lack of grain, letting all the music through.

It was very difficult to prefer one cable over another. They each presented the recorded performance in a completely involving manner, yet with slight, but always musical, differences. Your system deserves an audition of the MA7s. You may not be able to give them up.

A brief word on their digital cable, the DIG4. I replaced my reference, the Acoustic Zen Absolute 75 Digital Cable, with the DIG4 and after A/B testing, I found it matched the Zen in every way. The DIG4 is a reference caliber digital interconnect at $150 less then the Acoustic Zen cable and $90.00 less than the Antipodes Kokiri digital cable which are my current digital references. In my review of the Zen cable, I talk about the differences in personality between the Kokiri and the Zen digital cables and it applies to the Morrow as well.

As I submit this review it is with an awareness that I’m really not sure they are completely burned-in. Will there be further developments as they continue to play? Or, have they actually reached their full potential? Stay tuned.

In the here and now, I’m awarding the MA7 an Audiophilia Star Component Award.

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Jp1208

"I have moved up the ladder with Morrow Audio and have the SP5 and SP4 SC's in a bi-amp configuration. I also have the MA6 ic as well now. Nice open sound to these and as you move up you add more fullness and an increase in separation.

I have found more transparency, weight and a bigger overall presentation when moving up the line. Just more revealing to me. Can be a good thing or bad thing depending on the system. Going from the MA4 IC to the MA6 has shown me my limitations to the system I am running at the moment. Not going to shoot the messanger here. Even with the break-in service I had to let these IC's run for a week 24/7 before I knew their true character. I also felt that the trade up price from MA4 to MA6 was worth it but I was really questioning myself when doing it. I really think you should give the MA4 a try at least before moving into another cable. The MAP3 power cord is really good as well. Bettered the Lessloss DFPC cord all around." AudioGon, Jp1208

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Garry

"I have been mixing live sound close to 20 years as well as gone through many sound systems over the past 35 years. I have wasted away a lot of money trying to achieve the sound as if one was playing an instrument live. These cables do just that! They don't add any coloration to the music. You feel & hear the real soul of the instruments and vocals. I have had other sound engineers in my home to listen to these cables. Their mouths would drop open & thay would have big smiles on their faces! Save your money. Buy these cables!" Garry

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Kevin

"I wanted to take a minute to provide some feedback concerning your MA6 Interconnects, SP6 Speaker Cables, and your MAP3 Reference Power Cords. All of these models have greatly enhanced my audio system. I was using top of the line and high cost Nordost and Kimber products before and after replacing them with your products, I can say that the quality and performance of sound across the spectrum was definitely elevated. I describe the sound as simply elegant. Your products are reasonably priced; I would say a bang for the buck, just what is needed in the audio world today. Highly recommended." Kevin - Louisville

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Craig_hoch

"I have Morrow cables, cords & interconnects in both of my systems and I am completely happy with them.Morrow cables are extremely musical, detailed and a flat put bargain to boot. In fact Morrow's Reference series replaced Kimber Select 1033's in my main system. Not only do the Morrow cables flat out sound better than the Kimber Selects, but with the savings from the switch I nearly paid for my secondary rig. You should call Mike Morrow and speak to him directly about his cables, he's the nicest guy that you will ever meet in the audio industry and he's very easy to talk to." Audiogon Forum, Craig Hoch

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Ken B.

The Morrow MA4 was the first Morrow cable I compared to my Synergistic Research (SR) Apex cable. With that comparison I found that the Morrow MA4 had a more open soundstage than the Synergistic Research cable.

I was amazed at that because the Synergistic Research cable had the Active shielding, Tesla tunneling, Galileo MPC and was several multitudes more expensive. The Main difference was that the Morrow MA4's lacked the power of the SR cable and the bass was a little deeper. By power I mean the force in the music. The Morrow was a little light weight in comparison.

I then bought a MA6. The MA6 was new and broken in by Morrow. Now this cable retained all of the good qualities of the MA4 but added a deeper and weightier presentation. It now became clear that the Morrow MA6 was actually better in all things that mattered to me in a cable. That is, nice deep soundstage, highs and lows presented without glare but clear and defined and it had a sound that makes the music more listenable. The Synergistic Research Apex by comparison sounded blunt.

With the sound, cost and the flexibility of the Morrow MA6 cable , I chose to keep the Morrows and sell all of the Synergistic Research Apex. I now have have 2 sets of Morrow MA6 and a bi-wire set of Morrow SP6 speaker cables. Ken B.

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Rob V

"Right out of the box I can tell I made the right choice going with your cables and going for the highest end in each category. I can’t believe the separation of instruments and my soundstage is fuller and more dynamic. So far I am very pleased at the cable progress in my system.

Your product is the best kept secret in home audio for the true audiophile. I am so glad I found out about you on Audiogon because in Canada I had never heard of you before. You and your products are top notch and I will refer you to my friends and family for all their audio needs in the future.

You are also easy to talk to and knowledgeable, I am glad you steered me in the right direction in order to accomplish what I have always dreamed is possible in this hobby. With your cables, it is an audio oasis where the sound is so good that you can just relax, close your eyes and get lost into the music and enjoy it the way it was intended." Rob V

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Acurus

"This will be short, but wanted someone to know. I have spent years in this hobby getting to the point where I may consider myself done, or at least only moving up the line of equipment I own. Having been looking for a cable set to finish off my system and to provide the last bit of tweaking I have spent the past 2 years trying out all different cables, some inexpensive, and some expensive and have found the place to stop. Morrow Audio.

I had settled on their MA4 interconnects about a year ago and decided to play the field one last time. This time with Nordost, and their TYR cable. So I bought the TYR and go tit home, did the A/B to the MA4 and what did I hear? Well, the TYR had a slightly blacker background and I will call it softer highs at the expense of detail. It was a very soothing cable. I threw the MA4 back in and crapped myself. I liked the MA4 a lot better. It had way better bass, more detail on the high end and conveyed way more musical information. So I sold the TYR and traded up my MA4 for a pair of MA6, their highest line cable. Here is a summary in comparison to the TYR:

MA6 showed far more textures, deeper and wider soundstage, deeper and tighter bass, the MA6 sounded like live music in comparison to the TYR. In short, the MA6 crushed the TYR as did the MA4. I was searching for that cable that makes a violin really pop, a piano sound like a piano, a cable that makes the music REAL. This is the only cable that does it for me. Others have had the great detail, but at the expense of being harsh or missing bass or missing something. The MA6 has, to me, the perfect balance of detail, harmonic richness, texture, layering, soundstage, dynamics and bass.

I wound up buying the Morrow high end SP6 speaker cables as well and the combo is amazing, best cables I have ever heard and an amazing deal. No smoke and mirrors, no garden hose size cable, no silly boxes, batteries or anything of the sort. Simple, small cables made beautifully and sound incredible." Acurus

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Tim Vandenbosch

Hi Mike. I received the pair of MA6s with Eichmann silver bullets this morning. I already own a pair with the silver bullets which I use between my Lightspeed Attenuator and Forte Audio power amp. This second pair now goes between the preamp and Audio Research cd player. The first thing I put on was Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat and was staggered by the illusion of power these cables are able to convey. They are perfectly clear and fabulously open with stunning dynamics, deep bass and really fine vocals. I don’t know if it is the bullets which make the cables so good but cannot imagine a better sound. I have owned a lot of cables and am really glad I found the Morrow Audio range. Good thing about these is they sound really ambient and powerful without any separate power adapters and the like.

Thanks Mike and Kind Regards, Tim Vandenbosch

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Greg F

"Music has always been a passion of mine. Spinning records in the 80's on the air, running sound boards in different venues and of course live concerts. Finding the right set of cables, to unleash the full potential of my equipment has been a journey too! I have used very expensive cabling from Transparent Audio, MIT, and Kimber Cable, less expensive from Audio Art, Audio Metallurgy and Anti-Cables all achieving good to very good results. I very rarely had a ''wow'' factor in my listening experiences, always thinking in the back of mind, is there something else out there?

Morrow Audio is my final stop. Finally! For the price and performance, Morrow Audio has hit the ''Audio Euphoria Bulls Eye''. My beautiful wife has mentioned to me several times that she is hearing more of the inner music and even has explained blacker blacks to me in her own words. The MA6 interconnect is very revealing and detailed. Quite simply, it is breathtaking, awesome dynamics that really kick.

Morrow Audio cables aren't good or even very good, they are the ''Benchmark'' for audio reproduction. Other reviews of these fine cables are dead on, the MA6 is worth it's weight in gold!

Save your money, stop your searching, no more cables that look like hila monsters or anaconda's... Morrow Audio is the final stop of your audio journey." Greg F

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Michael Kennedy

I would like to share my thoughts with you regarding my recent cable purchases from Morrow Audio. First off, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am 61 years old and was introduced to high end audio in the mid 1980s by a newly met friend named Gary. He took me to different high end stores and opened up a new world of hi fi to me.

Over the years, Gary and I have attended hi fi shows whenever they come to the bay area, the most recent about 5 months ago in San Francisco. Gary has also added to my listening experience by providing me with some real vintage Mullards and Telefunkin 12ax7s and others for both my preamp and cd player---man what a difference on the cd player. A few months ago, Gary replaced his speaker cables with a respected brand of cable that I could not afford-----it sounded very nice indeed.

This is the part where Morrow Audio cables come in to play. Garys new sound convinced me that it was time for some new cables, but I could not afford the brand that he purchased----so what do I do?? I started by going to the nearest High End shop to ask about cables. When I ask what brands they offer, I am floored by their response----we don't like any ones cables ---we make our own. Well, that sent me packing and I left the store. Then I decide to look for used cables on the internet. I saw some cables that I wanted to know more about and that led me to Morrow Audio.

After browsing your site, I became interested and wanted to know more. I read the testimonials, your design goals and the breakin article. Well, your special sale price for the MA1 and your return policy made it a no brainier for me. I took a chance and ordered a MA1. After all, how much could I loose?

After the MA1 arrived, I put it on the tuner because I was willing to leave the tuner on for 3 weeks for cable break in. From the very first listen, I knew that there was magic happening. While it was just FM, it sounded way better than I had ever heard it sound before. Now I am ready to roll the dice and order some speaker cables. After all, I can return it if I'm not happy! right.

Well, if the budget cable is good, then what of a step up? I ordered a bi-wired SP6. So what got better after the SP6? Everything got better! It is like a whole new system. You know all the words... yes, it is a major improvement in every category. It blew me away! Well now I want a better interconnect. I ordered a MA6 to go preamp to power amp. First impression---bass-bass-bass! Bottom line is this--- Your cables have exceeded my expectations in every category. Top shelf--outstanding; especially considering the down to earth prices for this kind of performance.

By the way... I gave my friend Gary a MA1 to take home and try out in his system. He has informed me that I should not expect that cable returned to me. Imagine that!!! He said that it bettered a much more expensive cable that he was using, and this coming from a guy who has been an audiophile much longer than me, and he is also a jazz musician.

So there is my response... I am grateful that I stumbled onto Morrow Audio and I am pleased beyond words. You have discovered how to make cables that allow one to listen into the music without a sonic signature as far as I can tell. I am hearing more detail and speed --bloom and transparency without any etching--and the bass is very solid and well defined without being boomy or overpowering. All of the cables have arrived within the estimated time frame and you have corresponded in a timely manor to all my E-MAIL questions.You were also very friendly and helpful when I called. Sincerely and gratefully, Michael Kennedy

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Darel D

To all at Morrow Audio I'd like to extend my sincere thanks for the 2 meter MA6 Copper Eichmann RCAs that I received yesterday. The cables were inserted between my mono amps and preamp and my, what a wonderful difference they've made in my listening enjoyment! I'm hearing living/breathing music like never before and I hope it just keeps getting better! Well done guys. Thank you so much for your efforts. Darel D

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Todd Vafiades

"First a word about Morrow Audio's level of customer service. In a word, impeccable! Mike is ultra-responsive, friendly, and extremely customer-oriented. He worked with me on two different deals simultaneously (never complaining about my haphazard requests and staggered orders). These deals included trade ups of both interconnects and speaker cables. With packages whizzing around and emails flying back and forth, Mike stayed on top of the situation and best of all, delivered superlative quality cables at a great price (love that trade-up program!).

I am now the delighted owner of two sets of MA6 Grand Reference RCA Interconnects as well as a 2 meter length pair of SP6 Grand Reference Speaker cables. All of which have benefitted from Mike's free burn-in service (at this product level).

To say that my Martin Logan Summit-X based system sounds "Grand" is a serious understatement. On well recorded media, the sound is nearly beyond description! The inner detail has opened up like never before. Can I hear the lead violinist shift in his seat a bit between stanzas? Yes, I most certainly can! Can I tell the lead violinist is actually a man as opposed to a woman? Yes... but only according to the album's liner notes ;-) I have yet to hear any cables that allow discernment of gender (in an instrumental piece anyway)... but this raises the point of comparison between cables.

I've been at this high-end audio hobby for a very long time (30+ years) and I can say unreservedly that Morrow's Grand Reference cables are at least as good, if not better (and in some instances, far, far better) than any other cable I have ever used. Not to drop names, but I will anyway... I've owned Nordost, Transparent, Crystal, and Acoustic Zen... to name just a few. These were by no means inexpensive models. In comparison, Morrow wins. No question, end of story. I am absolutely thrilled with the musical presentation my system now offers. Thank you Mike Morrow for offering such high-value cables. Well done sir!" Sincerely, Todd Vafiades

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T

"Received the MA5 interconnects today, which came with your 2 day burn in. I bought them for my preamp to my amp. I am blown away and they're not even broken in yet. This cable replaced my Audioquest Diamond back interconnect. This has made my system jump up several notches already. My dilemma now is that I have replaced all of my other interconnects and speaker cables with another brand just recently. Now I am wondering what a complete Morrow system would be like! I can dream. Oh well! I still have to say thank you. You make an amazing cable." T

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Ted Danowski

"These MA5 interconnects make music sound scary real! I replaced my Audioquest Diamondback interconnect between my preamp and amp with the MA5 and I cannot believe what I am hearing. I run Signal Cable Silver Resolution in most of my system but hadn''t replaced this interconnect yet. I saw a review on your cables and decided to take the leap. I really can''t turn back now.

This cable has changed my system and my life forever. Music is so real now I just can''t believe it. The break-in time is no BS. At about 300 hrs this cable really did come into it''s major glory. Detail retrieval is astounding, bass deep and tight and voices are amazing. I cannot stress enough to anyone that you really have to break theses cables in as suggested. I mostly ran my CD player 24 hrs with white or brown noise test disc. In between I would listen to music. Every listen showed the change in the cables. I will never give these interconnects up. My only dilemma is now I want all Morrow cables in my system!" Ted Danowski

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Richard Allan

"I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the performance of my MA-5 interconects. Perfect!! I have compared the MA-5s to Cardas Golden Cross, KIMBER Select and Mapleshade Clearview.

The smooth grain free openess of the MA-5 and their retrieval of small signal and large signal dynamics is outstanding. MA-5s are tonally balanced and really get the details covered. The MA-5s seem to tame the digital hardness of an MP-3 CD player. Congratulations! I think you have found the answer to a great cable design. The MA products seem to be the best sonic fit for my system. Richard Allan"

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Tom C

"Mike, As you know, the following applies to the MA5 interconnects between my preamp and amp. The end of this story is that you saved me much money because I do not have to upgrade my speakers now. Read on to see how this came about.

When I replaced your already fine MA1 cables with the MA3''s, I received a major increase in volume and a lower noise floor. Bass seemed bigger and treble more defined. in fact, I was very satisfied and did not intend to make further changes, but was thinking about upgrading the speakers.

That went out the window when I put in the MA5's. Again, there was a major increase in volume or perceived volume, such that I am able to listen and receive a comparable level of volume at a lower volume setting than before for the same musical output (eg. 53 compared to 57 previously). Whether this is a result of a lower noise floor or more efficient synergy between amp and preamp, I cannot say, but I love the effect. as a result, I can keep my amplifier running in a more efficient output range with the result being greater headroom for dynamics. This allows the music to flow and ''pop'' when necessary. As with the upgrade to the MA3s I would say that the sound is again more ''relaxed 'and natural sounding.

I keep thinking about upgrading my speakers, but each time I upgrade your cables, I put that idea off as I discover more and more what they speakers can actually achieve. So, thanks Mike Morrow, you saved me a lot of money on a speaker upgrade." Tom C

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Joseph

Mike,

I am extremely happy with the assortment of cables I have purchased over the past year from Morrow Audio. I have antiquated equipment, except for my Oppo bdp 105 blu-ray player. I have an assortment of MA-5's,MA-3's, SP-3's and HDMI cables in my current system. I cannot believe the sound that your cables produce. The sound coming out of my system has greater detail, accuracy, depth,and imaging. I mention your cables to anyone I speak with regarding improving audio or video systems. I wish continued success for Morrow Audio and will continue to sing your praises. Best of luck.

Regards, Joseph

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Anonymous

Mike, I started back into high fidelity about five years ago when I realized I didn't want to live the rest of my life listening to shitty quality music...... I did a ton of research (for me) and bought your MA-4's and then later your SP-6's for the day I bought my new Magnepan 1.7's......then I added your M2's....Hell, I figured, whatever the weakness was in my system, it was not going to be my cables. I'm 54 years old Mike, so to be honest I figured I couldn't realistically expect to hear any difference between your work and Radio Shack.

Today I received the MA-5's and replaced the MA-2's between the pre-amp and DAC ......

Son of a B... I'm hearing things in songs I've never heard before. Songs I been in love with since 1975, and it's like hearing them anew. Most of all Mike, I'm so grateful that my 54 year old ears can really hear a difference. I was always jealous of the guys who had ears good enough to pick up a difference.

Mike... Thank you for your skill and level of dedication. I really appreciate it

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Ted Danowski

"Mike, The SP5 speaker cables are amazing. I purchased the MA5 interconnect before and was totally blown away, so I wasn't expecting a lot with the speaker cables, but I was so wrong! The interconnect made everything scary real, but the speaker cables catapulted scary real into Oh My God! I'm at the concert! Now I'm wondering if the SP5 and MA5 are this amazing,what can the SP7 and MA7 do? Amazing product!

Thank you, Ted Danowski"

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Samuel Bruce Submitted: 2014.09.17

"Being an audiophile for 35 years does not qualify me as an expert in high end audio, but it has provide me with the ability to compare tried equipment and cables. Simply put, the MA5 provided the following improvements over all of the cables that I have tried and they include many brands that cost 2 to 3 times the price of the MA5's.

I am a firm believer in matching equipment and cables to one's environment (listening room), equipment (source, amplification and speakers) and personal taste (some would describe this as the boutique effect). But, in the end, the real measure of any components value is how closely it reproduces the sheer joy, engagement and palpability of recorded music.

So what did the MA5 XLRs (3 of them) do for my system?

  1. Utter Silence when presented with high gain and no audio signal.

  2. Transparency beyond words. Every minute detail and nuance is portrayed. Rosin on bows, the bite and breath of brass, plucked instruments and the warmth and subtleties of voice. The later being true for both single (male or female vocalist) and massed voices and instruments by provided an insight to individual voices without compromising the ensemble effect.

  3. Dynamics are portrayed in the most elegant and effective way. Large ensemble crescendos are majestic and especially transparent. But the most interesting aspect of the cable's dynamic ability is in its portrayal of Micro Dynamics. This is especially apparent in piano music with the initial note attack and decay providing a realistic and stunning life like effect.

  4. Imaging was spectacular. The sound stage was wider and deeper than ever before creating a sense of a realistic venue and when coupled with Dynamics and Transparency give the listener a most engaging realistic and palpabe performance.

  5. Engagement is of course the sum of all the previously mentioned attributes of the MA5. The thing about Engagement is that most cables can provide a short term WOW, but after a short while of continued listening, the WOW effect is lost. This has not happened with the MA5. If anything is true about the MA5 it is that every listening experience provides new discoveries and insights. You know the feeling of exhilaration, the foot tapping, body swaying and heart pounding excitement. No other cables, that have been in my system or listened for evaluation in my system, have been able to sustain Engagement like the MA5s. My MA5s have been in my system now for several years.

  6. Value as I define it, is the cost effective say of reproducing great music. The MA5s have now, despite their modest cost, reduces my desire to look for better and in fact reduced my desire to change component after component to achieve musical nirvana. This is not to say that I will not try other cables and components but if I could not, I would be extremely satisfied with this modest investment (MA5) which to my thinking is transformational.

In conclusion I would like to congratulate Morrow Audio for their exceptional products in both performance and value and I look forward to trying other Morrow Audio products in the future. Their trade-up policies and exuberantly helpful customer service staff have made my experience enjoyable and effective. Thank you for all your help, guidance and commitment!

Sincerely, Samuel Bruce"

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Dave B

"Acurus, I've tried most of those mentioned and a few dozen more. Recently I got a pair of Morrow Audio MA4 balanced cables ($600) new with 60 Day, No Hassle return in home trial. These are in such another realm entirely that you will most likely find yourself in disbelief as to the resultant sound. The Morrow cables are so harmonicaly correct and complete within an enormous acousticaly distortion free envelope, that you will most likely soil yourself!" Dave B

Response..."Thanks for the suggestions......Let me clarify what I am looking for and maybe this could help. I am looking for the most resolution, inner detail and snap, but without that Nordost thin sound. I am afraid things like Cardas will be too mellow. Do the Morrow cables do what I am looking for?"

Response... "Acurus, YES! I do not say this lightly, they are in another realm as far as cables go. The Morrow's offer speed, snap, unbelievable depth, gorgeous tone color and a midrange to die for without even a hint of glare. You have not heard a violin through a stereo until you experience it with the MA4's. Remember, 60 days no hassle return trial period!" Dave B

Later wrote on another forum... "FYI, as a side note, I have recently had the opportunity to evaluate a pair of Morrow Audio MA4 balanced IC's between my Sony XA5400ES and Krell 400xi. These cables demand to be heard by any music lover...they are musical conduits of the highest order. I am jaded as far as cables go, having owned and demo'd a good portion of what's available on the market. What they do is offer the most natural tonality within the most complete harmonic envelope I have ever experienced. You may think your system has no distortion or grunge or stridency, but when you put the Morrows in you will remove every last bit of artifice and what's left is sheer beauty! Dave B

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Jack Perlmutter

"I upgraded from the MA2 interconnects between my CD player and my Krell integrated amp to the MA4's. I loved the old wires but the new ones blew me away. The bass that I thought I was lacking with my DALI speakers showed up in a major way. It was like I inserted a more powerful amp into my system. The imaging got even better than it was. Ridiculous performance for the price of a low to mid level cable. I am sure that I will upgrade more as my system grows. I am looking to get a set of SP4 cables to upgrade from my SP2's. Keep up the good work!" Jack Perlmutter

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Joey Caleyo

"Having searched for weeks for a replacement set of Interconnects, I settled on the Morrow Audio MA4 interconnects. I had been experiencing a light buzzing noise in a pair of speakers I was using as mains and recently purchased a new set of mono blocks and speakers to replace my main speakers as an upgrade. I planned to send out my old main speakers for a rebuild.

Mike was the only person that took the time to discuss my needs and to also suggest upgrades since I splurged on my new speakers and bought some Wilson Audio speakers. I put a lot of money into the new amps and speakers and insisted on what I felt would be the best interconnects to get the most out of my new purchase.

I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality coming from my new setup and I highly recommend Morrow Audio products as a replacement. I replaced them with what would be considered high grade interconnects and the new MA4's blew them away.

I also recommend the break-in service. New interconnects go through a period of sounding worse before they break in and then they come into their own. Mike suggested the service and it was worth the expense! Thanks Mike for your help." Joey Caleyo

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Kevin

"Mike, I have never taken the time to provide written feedback to anyone about any audio components I have purchased and placed in my system. However, I'm compelled to make my experience with Morrow Audio cables the exception.

I just replaced Kimber Kable Silver Streaks, Kimber Kable 8TC's and Nordost Frey's with your Morrow cables, specifically the MA3, MA4 and SP4's.

I'm not an audio expert and won't try to imitate one, however I know what significant changes I have heard in my system since installing your cables.

I'm experiencing a realism that I was missing. The sound stage is much larger and more open. Detail is better than ever and the sound is extremely clean, clear and concise. Importantly, it is neutral and not tainted. The dynamics are not over exaggerated but tight and clean. I feel like I'm hearing what the artists intended in their music presentation. In the world of audio you don't know what your missing until you hear what you were missing.

Please feel free to share this with your customers or anyone who might be in the market for cables. Your cables really do make a difference. WOW!" Kevin

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David B

"My initial impressions on the MA4 are that you have reverse engineered a "perfect cable" which you stumbled upon while working at Area 51 (covertly of course). You may be an audio God sent back from the future to save the millions of lost audio souls, desperately searching for audio peace of mind. Of course, maybe, just maybe, you are a smart audiophile with an intense love of music and it's recreation in the home. Nah, you must be a God!" David B

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Cliff Perry

Hello Mike! I thought it only right to drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with the MA4 interconnects I got from you last November. Although I availed myself the burn-in service you provide, the 60 day 'grace' period was essential to hear the cables at their best. And then, just when I thought that was it, a couple of weeks ago they jumped yet another notch - a full 4 months after purchase. An extra level of stability in the presentation, increased three-dimensionality and more solid, open and natural detail. The Nordost Quattro-fils they replaced have long since been sold on eBay!

It was this latest jump in performance that made me go for a pair of SP3 bi-wire speaker cables. Despite only just being put into the system after minimal run-in, I can already tell they are going to be winners. Soundstaging is much wider and three-dimensional than the Nordost Red Dawn they've replaced. And vocal timbre is in a completely different league. Sure they've a way to go, but the (relatively) short term pain will, I know, be worth the long term gain.

Thanks Cliff Perry

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Don

"I tend to build/upgrade my audio system about every 15 to 20 years over a couple/three year time period, with a few tweaks in between. I try to purchase the best stuff (for me) that I can afford that will be in action over the long haul. After the somewhat recent upgrading of my components, it felt it was time to upgrade at least the major cable in my system, the interconnect from the CD to the amp.

Maybe it’s an unfair comparison. After hooking up the MA4s for three and ½ hours to my tuner to start the break in process, I auditioned the interconnects. The analogy that comes to mind is the my near 10 year old silver streaks are like supper market brand ice cream, satisfying , does the job well on a hot day. The MA 4s are the super premium new fangled boutique stuff, great from the get go with deep richness and surprising nuggets of deep opulence that blows you way. They are so good, you don’t know what you’re missing because its outside of your experience.

Sound stage and details have reached new levels. The music is richer, revealing unheard vocal styling's and instrumental tones on long standing favorite recordings that I thought I "knew". I don’t think I could be more impressed and pleased. And this is only after a total of seven hours of total braking in time.

An audio salesman once told me that the single greatest enhancement to his systems was adding a power "conditioner". When I took that lead of faith, I concurred. It was what I termed a "generational" improvement. Comparatively, your cables provided an upgrading on par.

I do understand they may be the rougher waters of the breaking in process are ahead. But with what I got now, it’s a little challenging to imaging the better richness at the end. I am very happy with my new cables and will recommend them. I also very much recognize your professional and personal touch during this process. I find you’re responses timely and sincerely committed to old fashion customer service. These days it’s nice to get boutique quality, backed with service and better then market value pricing.

Thanks again Mike. Don"

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DB

"I have recently evaluated a pair of Morrow Audio balanced MA4 IC's in my system. I believe Mike Morrow is onto something extremely important. Never have I heard an interconnect transform the sound of any system the way the MA4's did mine. They are so harmonically complete and will remove layers of distortion you may think you don't even have! The results are so phenomenal that words fail...he allows a 60Day trial/no hassle return evaluation. These aren't just a good value, they are a paradigm in high end design." DB

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Jay

I am REALLY impressed with the level of detail these provide. Case in point playing Jim Messina's newer CD "Under a Mojito Moon", I am now CLEARLY hearing back round percussion instruments at a level of clarity that were simply not there before (smeared). I also thought psycho-acoustically I was hearing mild distortion thru a right channel midrange, after replay it happed to be the reverberation of an ending note of an acoustic guitar string inside the body of the instrument, which blew me away. Sound stage improved dramatically and bass is a little better defined. After the dips of further break in are completed I'm sure I'm going to be in for a good ride. Jay

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Don

Mike, If you only knew how hard it is to get my wife to comment about my stereo changes, you would understand why I was quite surprised to come home from work, to find her with the music quite loud (Mozart of course) and really into it. When she looked at me, she just smiled. That is what the MA4 has done to my happy home. For now, two words: SENSORY OVERLOAD!!! A loyal fan, Don

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Dmitri Kochtcheev

Mike, First off i would like to say thank you for your cables and for the excitement you brought to my music listening. Unlike most of your customers, i can't really compare your products to the others as i just bought my first hi end system. For whatever reason, i just liked your site, your personality and your videos which make a lot of sense. I decided to give it a shot and i did a right choice. I am very very happy with the results. Great detail, very realistic, "fair" sound. My Classe and B&Ws love your MA4 and SP4s Thank you, Dmitri Kochtcheev

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Christian Aramanda

"I just received my MA4 cables with Eichmann copper plugs yesterday. I was ready to go to bed, tired, and felt like I wouldn't be particularly objective if I did a quick cable switch to check 'em out. A pair of interconnects that I bought from another company this week proved not much better than the interconnect I had been previously using. In fact, I liked it less than what I was using, and it ...was easily 4x the price.

I was expecting a similar scenario with the Morrow MA4 cables but was I wrong! Immediately every quantifiable aspect of the sound easily improved by no slight margin. UNBELIEVABLE. The other cables I bought this week are getting sent back.

Today I'm installing the MA4 XLR interconnects between my preamp and amp, and I can't wait to hear what happens with that addition. Again, I have a hard time to believe that further improvements are possible! What I do know, at this point, is that I'm done trying other cables-Morrow cables are the best I've ever heard!" Christian Aramanda

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LaDedric T.

Mike, I purchased a pair of MA4 interconnects and I can not believe changing one cable has made this much of a difference. I have been using Transparent Audio Cable "MusicLink" & "MusicWave" for a few years and have really enjoyed them until I notice the highs were actually recessed a little in amplitude. This made music sound good but not as accurate as I was after. This took some time for me to hear and understand the difference but nonetheless still it was enjoyable, but not accurate. So off on my search for a better cable.

In looking for a new cable I decide to look for a good cable that would equal the highest value for my money and decide to include companies that did not use a large advertisement budget since a lot of businesses rely on word of mouth. Long story short, I came across your company and AudioQuest for their long history and decided to go with your company. Mike, too be clear the ranting and raving on your web-site caused a flag to go up but seeing your team being represented online on a News station made me trust your return policy. Also it appeared I would have gotten a higher value for my dollar spending it with you.

I want to thank Bill and Mike R. for there patience in helping me to determine the best way for me to audition your cables, being this was more then a few e-mails. After I place my order it took an unusually lengthy time for me to get my cable but it was explained to me why and I was compensated for it with a terminal upgrade (I love a company that wants make their customers happy) now all my future purchases have to have this upgrade!

I hear a much smoother, unified sound instead of the jagged sound that I have enjoyed over years mind you. The information in the background on the CDs now flows out off the speakers much easier. The bass has better definition and the highs are in the room with me finally as oppose to sounding like it is slightly disjoined from the rest of music. Every so often I get my system to a point were I am really HAPPY with it and now is one of those times. You have a future customer of Morrow Audio Cables.

Thanks Mike, LaDedric T.

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Sheldon White

Hi Mike You sold me the MA4s , a traded in pair. So the settle in time was brief. I too am A M A Z E D ! And I choose to believe that it takes a whole lot for me to say that. What no one else seems to mention is that these cables break in to an individual''s system. Seems like a perfect fit. Bet just about e/one would say that if you asked. Instant synergy. For All Of Us ! How DO you do that ? Sheldon White

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Bryan Barron

Here's my overdue testimonial on your cables: In January 2013, I stumbled upon the unassuming Morrow Audio display while attending a high-end audio show in Las Vegas. I hadn't heard of the brand before, and had Mike Morrow not been so open and friendly, I probably wouldn't have bothered to find out more. I mean, to me, they were just one more cable company in a very crowded field, and I had cables I was perfectly happy with...or so I thought!

Upon returning home with a stack of brochures and such from the show, I decided to order a digital cable from Morrow, which led to ordering a power cord, which led to ordering MORE power cords (all MAP-4s, they're truly fantastic) and finally some interconnects (MA4's) for my Rega Saturn CD player. Every purchase from Morrow has resulted in notable improvement in my system's sonics. These cables replaced various models from Transparent, Audioquest, and Nordost--cables that cost me a pretty penny, I might add! From first listen, Morrow beat them all, even though the cables only had the 5-day breakin service before being shipped to me.

Although I consider myself an audiophile, I don't like using a lot of audiophile-speak as it always seems to sound snooty. I just want to enjoy the music, not over-analyze it. And that's what Morrow cables allow me to do, every time. I prefer a warmer yet detailed sound that really gets one deeper involved in the music itself. Morrow cables allow for that, and so much more. The sound they produce is so wonderfully pure and detailed, I've not heard another cable come close--even when I've sat through demos of "dream systems" at my local hi-fi dealer. After a stressful day at work, nothing helps more than retreating to my "man-cave" and listening to a favorite album or track...it's never fatiguing, instead always uplifting and involving in the most wonderful way.

I don't know how they do it, but Mike and his team produce a remarkable product for a fair price, and they're a pleasure to deal with. I am a customer for life, because I have heard (and continue to hear) the utterly remarkable, often breathtaking difference these cables make. They have enriched my enjoyment of music (everything from The Beatles to Lionel Hampton) unlike any other component, speaker, accessory, or other "tweak" I've tried. Thank you, Mike and team, for everything you do that brings your customers closer to the music they love. Bryan Barron

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Tim Collins

"I put in the new cables when I got home. Somewhat as expected, they sounded a little overcooked on the top end. I know that will go away. Other than that, they sounded similar to the MA1s. However, what I got that I did not expect was much greater volume. I really don't understand it except that possible the additional strands changed the capacitance, inducatnce or resistance or somehow helped the Arcam and the Cary to work more efficiently together.

I will gladly take this improvement even if I receive no other improvements. But, I am pretty sure they will get better over time as the last pair did. It may be my imagination, but I think that the location of instruments and vocals are better defined. Bass is powerful. I'll keep you updated. Finally, I posted info and some pics about my system on A-gon, so you could check it out under my name or under ever improving in the system page. I gave you a nice plug. My seller (of the Cary) may contact you to try some of your cables, he is using MIT now, his name is Ron Spach." Tom Collins

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John

OK...... They now have 300 hrs of silent burn on them, and for the past 2 days I have been listening to them in my system. I'll cut right to the chase....... These cables are EXCELLENT. No hype, no exaggeration, and I am in no way affiliated with Morrow Audio.

Simply put, these cables have literally transformed the sound of my system, and unleased the true potential I always knew it had. Upon insertion, the sense I get is that all the junk between the amp output tubes and speaker drivers has been removed. I know it sounds silly, but it's like putting the tubes directly on the driver! The only other time I had this sensation is when I owned Atma-Sphere OTL amps.

Over the years I have had my share of cabling....lots of it pricey. No other cabling has ever given me this sense of unobstructed delivery of the music from tube to driver. The overall sonic picture is one of purity, grace, ease and refinement.

My system has a new found clarity and coherence. I can hear deeper into the music. Noise floor has dropped significantly. Soundstage is huge. Everything is very natural and well-balanced. Bass has taken on a new-found authority, detail, punch and weight. Midrange clarity is stellar. Great presence and immediacy. Very detailed yet refined sound. Definitely not hyped in a hi-fisih way. Great tone and palpability. Saturated and dense images. Since they are so smooth, relaxed and organic sounding I would not say they are ruthlessly revealing, but I think you will know if something is amiss upstream.

This might be the best cabling I have ever personally heard....or not heard. I know it is a cliche, but their presence is hard to detect. They sound like nothing....like air....like they just get out of the way and let the music through.

I am so impressed that I will probably look into re-wiring my entire system with Morrow cabling.

I think this cable is the real deal, guys. Check 'em out if you can. I am not prone to exaggeration, and I am not alone in my praise. Check out the website and all the testimonials there. They are all glowing and the descriptions exactly match what I hear. In my estimation, it deserves all the accolades it gets. Kudos Mike, for a no nonsense product that offers superb performance at an excellent price.

John

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Constantine Kastrinos

Hi Mike, I just received my balanced xlr - MA3 - and I just want to thank you for the great cables! Spending $400 on a cable, for me, is a big deal. I am happy to say that I can tell a huge difference already...even at 80%, these cables are amazing. What an open soundstage!!

I am including my system make up below in case you can recommend where I might want to make my next cable change.

Amp - Levinson 334 - upgraded power chord - audioquest with wattgate/marinco plugs Pre Amp - Conrad Johnson PV7 - Tube - Morrow MA3 Interconnect CD Player - Vincent S6 - HDCD - Tube - Nordost Cinemaflex 14 - stock power chord Speakers - Mission 752 - Cardas cable - entry level

Thanks for your honesty and help. You have gained a client!

Constantine Kastrinos

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Tod

I listened to my Transparent Music Link Ultra cables for almost a year before I tried the Morrow Audio MA3 interconnects. I was astonished with the new details I started hearing from all my favorite music. I am still blown away at how much more of the music I hear. These Morrow cables have really made a significant improvement in the quality of my music. I only wish I would have known about these cables before I spent so much on my other cables. Thanks Mike!

Tod

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Jim Jackson

I have never given a testimonial on any audio products, but I will give it a try. First let me give you a little history on myself. I have been in this hobby since 1974 and in this time period I have owned many systems and I have also owned an audio store.

The problem with this hobby is we have a tendency to believe that the more money you spend the better sound you will get. I've got some bad news for you. If you don't know by now that this statement is false you are in big trouble. I have spent tons of money on Audioquest, Synergistic Research, Harmonic Technology and Kimber Select. I have been waiting for some time now for someone to come up with a GREAT sounding cable at a reasonable price.

Now for the good news! Mike Morrow of Morrow Audio has developed great sounding cables at a reasonable price. At first I was cautious, I only ordered one pair of their MA3 balanced interconnects. I installed them in my system and was amazed at the improvement in the sound that I got. My system now has more AIR, DETAIL and a BIGGER SOUND STAGE! Now all the cables in my system are Morrow Audio cables.

Jim Jackson

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Terry D.

What can I say that hasn''t already been said in the other testimonials listed? I was looking to try some other (name brand) cables, but WHY!? I beleive I am there. I guess I know I will be coming back soon. Thanks Mike! Terry D.

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Marc Submitted: 2015.06.02

I'm going through the break in period and I just passed the 100 hour mark. Cables from right out of the box were unbelievable, I could not believe what I was hearing, it was like listening to someone else's system. I don't have very expensive system but, the sound was very musical with clean deep base. After putting in your cables, I new they were going to take me on a jouney that I have only expreienced on a systems that cost well over a 100 grand. With these cables, even at entry level, I would put them up against that 100 grand system.

For your customers that are on the fence about making a purchase. I would say if your could feel what I hear and hear what I see, Just Do It! You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. These cables are out of this world!

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Rodolfo

When I connected your cables to my system, I noticed signficant differences immediately. From the start, the MA3's are much better cables than the Nordost Red Dawns and Audience Maestros I had been using. My tube generated sounstage came alive like never before. The tone remained the same, but everything else improved. I thought I had discovered something that no one else knows about. By the way, I sold both the Nordost and Audience interconnects on E-Bay and I kind of felt bad, because these people really had no idea, or were aware that there were better alternatives to what they were pursuing. In the past, I was one of those. The Nordosts were scooped up in a day.

Anyway, have you considered contacting one of those Stereophile or Absolute Sound editors or one of the foreign magazines to review your cables? Or gone to one of the big name hi-end retailers to demonstrate your product? I believe that they would be a hit in the audio "mainstream." Best wishes, Rodolfo

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Keeyuu Submitted: 2015.06.02

First of all, your cables made my system "reborn" at last, better than my "Anti-Cables" in every respect. Very tight bass and more solid control, deeper than ever. Midrange is so natural, not forward sound. Highs are also more extended and a more super high range than I have ever found before...just like I am listening to a whole new sound system. Amazing! I'm so happy and have never experienced this before.

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Richard Lerner

"I learned of Morrow Audio from a long standing Audiophile friend and former partner of mine in Richmond Audio and Video, Mike Gallaro. Mike, on several of our telephone conversations has been raving about the Morrow Audio speaker cables he purchased. I've always respected Mike's golden ears and stored Morrow Audio in my memory to try the cables when the need arose.

I have what I think is a very musical system comprising of Accustic Arts Transport, Reimyo Dap-777 Dac, DCS Purcell upsampler, Classe 2 box pre, and modded Krell KSA 150 amp. The system is cabled by Jena Labs Symphony inter., Shunyater power cords, Exact Power conditioners and Hydras etc. The speakers are Eggleston Isabel with the Dynaudio Esotar tweeter, which is outstanding but can get on the bright side if the cabling is mismatched.

Yesterday the Morrow MA3 Reference Two interconnects arrived and I could not get them into the system fast enough. I let the system warm up for two hours and thought I would listen for about twenty minutes. When I placed the first SACD "Doug McCleod" my jaw dropped. The timbre was spot on, actually superb. Imaging, transients depth and width of soundstage were also exceptionably good. The listening session went on for the next four hours.

The MA3 Reference Two interconnects replaced a Purist Audio Maximus, then a Cardas Golden Reference and then finally a Stereovox balanced 600 pair of interconnects.

Mike Gallaro was right again, they are truly excellent interconnects and I don't mean for the price point, I mean at any price! All I can say is Bravo!" Richard Lerner

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Dopogue Submitted: 2015.06.02

I picked up a pair of balanced IC's during their "half price" sale, simply because I was curious about how balanced cables would sound between my Raysonic CD 128 and Aesthetic Calypso linestage. They're a LOT better thanI expected -- open, dynamic, articulate, with excellent bass. And I doubt that they're full broken in yet.

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Abhijit

"I burnt the MA3 balanced cables through the Audio Dharma for 4 days. Today, I connected one of the pair with my Masterlink ML9600 recorder. What an astonishing sound! I have been using DH Labs Revelation Balanced Cable and was able to compare them side by side. The MA3 surely beats them. I am thinking of ordering 2 pairs of MA3 1 meter with RCA termination. Cheers!!" Abhijit

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Cincy Bob Submitted: 2015.06.02

I have been running all Morrow Audio reference cables in my new SET system (interconnects, speaker cables, AC power cables). The cables are excellent, especially considering the price. I would add that the cables have a very natural sound and do an excellent job of preserving the natural timbre of instruments. The interconnects and speaker cables need a full 400 hours to break in. At first, they sound rather lean. As the cables break in, the bass and lower midrange fill out, and the cables become much more extended at the frequency extremes.

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Nelson Delrosario

After several months of trying out different interconnect cables I saw Mike Morrow''s ad on Audiogon for his MA3 interconnectss, so I went to his website to see what people who purchased his cables had to say. I am not much for the ''pro reviews'' so I read intently what other audiophiles like me had to say.

I purchased a pair and listened to them prior to break in. The highs were a little smeared and the mid range was a bit thin. The bass was excellent, going much deeper and tighter than any cables I had (Audioquest King Cobra, Diamondbacks, Columbia''s and Transparent Audio Plus.

After 7 straight days of cable break in, I listened to them again this morning- and WOW!!. All I can say is everything everyone has been saying about these cables are true! The highs are open and ''airy'', piano is very natural, and the bass is deep and tight, so deep that I turned off my B&W and Velodyne subs.

I would characterize the cables as very natural sounding, with a wide and deep soundstage, excellent highs that possess a natural decay on the cymbals (especicially). Midrange is smooth...balanced.

For the money you will spend on Morrow Cables you will not be dissappointed. Besides, how many manufacturers allow you a 60 day trial period?!!! I am now replacing ALL of my interconnects and look forward to trying Mike''s speaker cables... Nelson Delrosario

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Kevin

"Mike, I have never taken the time to provide written feedback to anyone about any audio components I have purchased and placed in my system. However, I'm compelled to make my experience with Morrow Audio cables the exception.

I just replaced Kimber Kable Silver Streaks, Kimber Kable 8TC's and Nordost Frey's with your Morrow cables, specifically the MA3, MA4 and SP4's.

I'm not an audio expert and won't try to imitate one, however I know what significant changes I have heard in my system since installing your cables.

I'm experiencing a realism that I was missing. The sound stage is much larger and more open. Detail is better than ever and the sound is extremely clean, clear and concise. Importantly, it is neutral and not tainted. The dynamics are not over exaggerated but tight and clean. I feel like I'm hearing what the artists intended in their music presentation. In the world of audio you don't know what your missing until you hear what you were missing.

Please feel free to share this with your customers or anyone who might be in the market for cables. Your cables really do make a difference. WOW!" Kevin

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Karrl A Submitted: 2015.06.02

I just wanted to send you a personal note of thanks….for providing some really excellent products. I ‘m amazed at how much the sound improved after the break in period. I could hear early on how good the clarity and definition were. Now there is substantially more bass with no loss of clarity/definition. The midrange/highs (which initially sounded a bit clinical) sound very natural, with just a slight touch of warmth (maybe the amp). And that isn’t bad as I have a fairly small listening space! I can’t imagine other cables at any price improving on the sound. It’s that good! Best wishes!

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Tim V.

"Over the years I have tried many interconnect and speaker cables, homebrew and some brand names, even some of the homebrew nameless cables that had cost me an awful lot of money. I have tried many cables on Audiogon as well. I had what I thought were really good speaker cables and interconnects and didn't really feel the need to change them.

After looking through your ad on Audiogon and reading somewhere that your cables were superior to the other cables I saw, including that $9000 Transparent Reference cable, I was somehow convinced to try your cables knowing that I had sixty days.

My current speaker cables have 99.9999 whatever percent silver and were very expensive and are very heavy. The interconnects are comprised of short runs due to them being so expensive.

I really like your cables as they are so light. They were immediately very ambient sounding, lovely detail not heard before came from the wall of sound in front of me. Timing, attack and decay are particularly good with strong deep bass and a big open sound... so perfectly natural sounding. It was like changing amplifiers. There are no strange batteries or tubes connected to small boxes like some cable companies. I consider this to be a real bonus. Congratulations Mike. I honestly have not come closer to a more perfect cable than these and they are reasonably priced." Tim V.

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Bob Olson Submitted: 2015.06.02

I set up an A/B compairison between a friends well broken in MA2 Reference IC's and my Stealth Indra Betas in a way that allowed me to change between them at a push of a button. I was shocked: not only was the MA2 Reference in the same league as the Indra, it was sonically indistinguisable. My friend and I could not tell be ear when the other was pushing the button. Betas of the Indra typically sell used for well over $1000.00. Production model Indras, which have identical wires but better termination, sell for over $5000.00 new and several reviewers have called them the "ultimate IC's." Amazing!

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Dan Comeau Submitted: 2015.06.02

I really like your MA2 cables. They are detailed, nice midrange, excellent male and female vocals and excellent bass when their fully broken in. Imaging is quite impressive too. It's funny when you look at these rather tiny cables - it's like you don't want to believe the sound and musicality coming out of these cables. So, bottom line...they're excellent cables, and this not considering the price!

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Rodolfo Bonnin

I have been upgrading my entire system over the past few months. It now consists of a Thorens turntable with a Goldring cartridge, Ballari tube preamp, Sony ES SACD player, Cayin integrated tube amp, AAD reference speakers, and cabling from Nordost and Audience, and XLO speaker cables. Not to mention the overpriced tweaks that include isolation platforms made of 3 inch maple with brass cones, power conditioners, isolation transformers, power cables, etc. I consider my system to have high resolution, but as any good audiophile will tell you, we want more.

The next step in the upgrade process was to locate a good interconnect. What I wanted in a cable is that elusive quality called inner or low-level detail. You usually don't find this in lower or mid-priced cables like the MA3's.

After trying a few different brand name products, I settled in on Nordost. They've been working great in my system and I always get compliments from my audiophile friends about the great sound I get. My eyes, ears and wallet were set on the Nordost Heimdalls. I went to the local dealer and took them home for a test run. Even though they improved the sound of my system, I did not get that WOW factor that I think an audio product should give you. I returned them to the dealer and moved up the Nordost line.

This time with the Nordist there was a WOW factor, but at a tremendous cost. I could not convince myself that I would be required to pay that much for something that I was beginning to believe could be found elsewhere, for less and for the same quality.

I'm not afraid to pay for quality, however, I am not impressed with pretty packaging ($), colorful brochures ($), excessive advertising ($$), or a product that looks like you want to eat it for dessert ($). I want an honest cable where the bulk of the company's investment went into its function. Isn't that what a cable is about? My amp can look pretty, my speakers can look pretty, but interconnects which are rarely seen, no thanks. I returned the Nordost cables to the dealer and started my hunt for the right interconnects...iInterconnects that would give me the WOW factor!

In my extensive and comprehensive search on the internet, I came across Morrow Audio and liked what I saw. I took the gamble and purchased a pair of MA3s. I was not entirely secure in what I was getting into, but what I read convinced me to take the risk. And it was a small investment to make compared to what my original intentions were with the brand name cables.

The cables arrived yesterday. They were surrounded by bubble-wrap. No fancy boxes, color brochures, enlightenments of how I have become part of the Elite and Exclusive world of hi-end audio by purchasing this product. No rationale telling me what I'm supposed to listen for. Only installation instructions and break-in procedures; apparently these cables need lots of time to break-in (at first I thought it was probably to keep people from returning them prior to the 60 day policy). As I was unwrapping, reading and connecting, I started to get that feeling that I was setting myself up for a disappointment. I thought you can't sneak past quality without paying for it.

The cables are thin and have the look and feel of Kimber with a black surround to cover them. The first thing I did was connect them to the CD player and I played the pink noise track on the Stereophile Test CD2 in repeat mode for about three hours. I was avoiding listening to them until they were somewhat broken in. To be honest, I did that to avoid the possible disappointment I would get from buying no-name $200+ cables sight unseen.

Three hours later, I went into the room and removed the test CD, and put on my usual culprits (the recordings I know inside and out. The first thing I noticed was that the tone was the same as my previous cables. No change there, and that was good.

Then things begin to change in the music I knew like the palm of my hand. Music was happening like never before. The first thing I said out loud was "that was'ent there before". Next came "that's a new sound!" Then came the "WOW", and many more "wows" after that.

As each CD went though audition, the sound got better and better. What was happening was that I was getting reacquainted with my well-known CDs and started hearing music that did not exist prior to these cables. It was a revelation! I did notice that the volume control on my amp had to go a notch more to get it at the levels I'm used to listening. I think that's because the instruments did not appear to be so close together in the soundstage as before.

Believe me when I tell you... I had a great soundstage before! The soundstage grew to beyond the speakers; that was a head turner! I perceived lower and more defined lows, and with tube equipment, that was quite a startling difference. Then the instruments started sounding fuller and more complete; I could hear more complexity in the sound from each instrument. Little sounds that weren't there suddenly materialized and little sounds that were not as noticeable before started popping out, and clearly. I wanted low-level detail... I got it! To say the least, I had a smile on my face!

Then came the big test, connecting them to the phono preamp. WOW again and many more "wows"! I spent the rest of the evening listening to music. Next week, I'm putting the Audience and Nordost cables on E-Bay. The MA3's are a wonderful investment, actually a steal! Incredible! With a claimed hundreds of hours of break-in to go, how much better can they possibly get? Great job Mike. You have a devotee. Rodolfo Bonnin

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Thunderbear Submitted: 2015.06.02

I want to share my recent happy Morrow Audio IC experience. I think I have discovered a really great value IC. I've always believed that I should be able to buy or build a decent component interconnect for around $150, and over the last 15 years have tried various IC's from Straightwire, MIT, Nordost, Analysis Plus, Audio Art, Reality Cable, and numerous d.i.y. versions recommended by the Stan Warren/Supermods and Stereophile community.

Until now, my favorite in this price range was the Audio Art IC-3. I have now switched completely to Morrow Audio MA2 IC's, after using their MA1 IC's for awhile. At first, the MA1 easily surpassed ALL the other cables in my system and closet, providing more detail in very musical way.

I decided to try the MA2 when they went on sale, and I am just delighted with them. The MA2 ic's have revealed an amazing musical capability in my system, and have shown me what a really good wire can do to let good components present themselves fully.

I hear a beautiful, natural, extended frequency range top to bottom, with a spacious, airy soundstage. I'm enjoying gorgeous, dynamic music, with a natural sense of performers, instruments, musicianship and recording venue.

I really wanted to let other audiophiles living within normal budgets about my success (after so many years and cables) in finding an ic that was so good. Maybe part of it is how they integrates into my Quad/C-J/Reference 3A system, but I think this is a fantastic audio IC deal, and astonishing when purchased on sale."

Thunderbear later wrote... "I retired as an electrical engineer 15 years ago, I am a longtime audio cheapskate, and this cable was a breakthru for me. Please note that I did acknowledge integration with my system. So here's more, but far from a full review:

System: Quad 99CDP2 cd player, C-J CAV-50 integrated, Reference3A Veena speakers fave test tracks: Garcia/Grisman 'Friend of the Devil', Angelique Kidjo 'Voodoo Child', Ella & Louis 'Stars Fell OVer Alabama', Nawal 'Kweli', Terry Evans 'The River', Muddy Waters 'G'bye Little Schoolgirl'

I had been satified with Reality Cable for a couple of years, but decided to try some new cable when I bought the Quad player, hoping to retrieve more detail and better imaging. I then tried the Analysis Plus Oval One and the AudioArt IC-3.

The Oval One had lots of detail, but sounded a little sharp in the highs, and the IC-3 sounded very natural, but with less detail than Oval. I lived with the IC-3 for about 6 months, and then tried the Morrow Audio MA1. The IC-3 sounded rolled off in the highs, compared to the MA1, and had a lesser soundstage. The highs of the MA1 were clean but not biting.

I was encouraged enough with the improvement in my system with the MA1 that I then purchased the MA2.

With the MA2, magic happened for me. I was hearing a wide, deep soundstage, with really good but not over-etched detail, with instruments and voices sounding so much more real than ever. Bass was very clear, mids were delightful, and highs were clean.

I was particularly impressed with how a piano sounded like the real instrument with the lid open in my room (I also play a little piano and djembe). Hand drums had a visceral, dynamic punch with a natural sounding decay. I wish I could quantify it better, but musical and natural was my main response, and my rational brain can't quite explain it.

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FM

"Hello Mike, I am not very good at this, but I know what I like to hear and this is it. At this time, I own four pair of Morrow Audio Cables The first pair I purchased was balanced MA3 cables; they replaced cables I paid $550.00 for. After the break in period the Morrow cables had more air, and much more detail, all the instruments in their place which gave me a very good stage.

The second pair I purchased was the PH3 cables, these cables replaced a $500.00 pair I had. Once again after the break in period the detail came out, the Morrow cables are much faster (Much More Precise)... Very Noticeable.

I also own one pair of MA1 cables and SP1 Cables. The SP1’s took longer then expected to break in, and they replaced a pair I paid $700.00 for. At this time they sound slightly better then my existing cables with only a little more detail and speed. Being this is his bottom line cable, I plan on upgrading to the SP3. For the money, I am very pleased with all four Morrow Cables I own." FM

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Glenn Garza Submitted: 2015.06.02

It's only been a few hours, but I am very pleased with the MA2 ICs. I have tried so many over the years, especially the last two, and this pair are audibly my favorites. I do not usually send any allocades for anything, but these are very good.

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Danno

"After the break in period, the MA3 cables are so much more dynamic and tuneful, with inner details I have never heard before using those other more expensive cables (names withheld). The MA3 cables are very neutral, making my listening sessions much more involving. The term ''live'' comes to mind. Remarkable what a set of interconnects can do. This all began with the trial of the MA1s at the intro price offered. I am a Morrow Audio wire fan, and, will be making more purchases from Mike. The level of service is as well excellent." Danno

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Fred

Thanks for getting the cables to me so quickly. I have been listening to them and I am amazed at how much the soundstage has widened and how much detail has come through. Overall I like it, and I believe the sound will improve as they break in to the point where I will LOVE it. Again thanks for the prompt shipment. I really appreciate it! Fred

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Don F Submitted: 2015.06.02

My MA2 has arrived and right off the bat the Kimber Hero has been retired. Stringed instruments now have a delicious and almost palpable sound. One of my favorite performers, Sam Bush, never had the mandolin sounding so good and the MA2 actually tamed Allison Kraus's voice and brought her right into the room. I can honestly say I am quite pleased. Thank you so much!

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John M.

"To me, the first time I put the SP3s into my system, I heard a degree of musicality that was simply stunning. Though I haven't had mega-buck cables, I've tried some pretty good ones. The SP3s simply beat them all and by a wide margin. Not sure how Mike pulled it off, but he's managed to offer a cable that is both reasonable, beautifully made, and sounds like music." John M.

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Jim Morrissette Submitted: 2015.06.02

I had these cables connected to my CD player. I detected more clarity and focus. Definition was more pronounced with the different types of music that I played through them compared to the Kimber Hero's. I am very pleased with the Morrow cables, and they will be a permanent fixture in my stereo system, many thanks Mike!

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John

"I was totally enthralled with the transformation that came with the biwired SP4 cables and the MA3 interconnects. Even with minimal cable breakin! The perfomances have been brought into my living room, with a musicality and warmth that I have never experienced in 45 years of critical listening as a musician. My entry level audiophile home system has me totally satisfied and has the enthusiastic approval of my wife (who has better ears than me) You will be hearing lots more from me! Your cables have opened my ears to sounds I never knew were on the record. John

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Chris Allan Submitted: 2015.06.02

I've never emailed a manufacturer about a product before, but I really did want to convey to you how pleased I am with these interconnects. I've had them now for several months. They sounded good right out of the box, with great midrange resolution, speed, tone and delicacy that really complimented the rest of my system.

As they have aged and stayed in the system with several hundred hours now, they have changed and improved further. They have filled out in presence and in the bass, and the highs are sounding quite natural and open.

I've owned and trialed a lot of cables and one thing I can't get over is how they can have such excellent resolution while still being very listenable. Several CD's that I have not enjoyed because of stridency that I blamed on the recording are now listenable, allowing me to get into the music where I could not before.

I am very very pleased, and I've been recommending them to others when I get the chance.

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Steve B.

"I Have to say that my MA3 cables have performed exactly as Mike and others have said they would. I got the burn-in option and when I got them I was very impressed, but the bass wasn''t there as some have said. After putting another 80-100 hours on them through regular listening I left on vacation for a week. When I came back I couldn't believe the sound I was getting from my system! The bass returned in spades! Amazing space with great imaging and detail. I guess they just needed to settle in. Now the sound I get from my system is amazingly consistent and enjoyable. Great cables and great service. Highly recommended." Steve B.

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Nirmal Prim Submitted: 2015.06.02

I recieved the MA2 interconnects yesterday evening and since then I must have been listening and enjoying music for about 5 hrs continous! The improvement from the MA1's to the present cables is awesome, to say the least. The soundstage and the frequency extension through all frequency band is unbelievable. Amazing! My friends are impressed and you may hear from them soon. Thanks

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Marco V

"About a year ago I started replacing all of my ''old'' audio equipment after switching from Windows based computers to Apple Macintosh only. I set myself the goal of getting the best possible sound for wireless playback & via iPod using the digital signal and the AIFF format. This alone would disqualify me as an audiophile (which obviously I am not) but let me tell you folks: I''ve not only succeeded achieving my goal, I have exceeded it.

A big part in this is to Mike''s brilliant interconnects. Every time I replaced a couple of my older cables with Mike''s products, the improvements were quite obvious (you can fill in the usual audiophile verbiage here). I've never heard anything so good in my less than optimum living room... ever! All my cables are now from Morrow Audio and I love them. Add to this that Mike's a great person to deal with, you can''t go wrong. Best bang for the buck in my book." Marco V

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Terry F Submitted: 2015.06.02

Outstanding cables! I've had cables from Audioquest, Cardas, Goertz, MIT, Harmonic Tech and Kimber over the years. The Morrow cables have the blackest background and are simply more resolving. It really does seem like you can reach out and touch the musicians. Clean, clear, no grain, glare or smearing.

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Heinz

"Although I did order the break-in service, I still went through a bit of a ritual to further break them in (you site mentions at least 400 hours). For about 200 hours I sent "noise" from an FM tuner through the cables. At that point I plugged everything in and let things settle for a day. I use the two cables from my phono section to the pre-amp. I need two since I use a Burson Audio Buffer in between. Your MA-3 cables are replace some rather expensive Silent Source Reference cables.

Right off the bat there was a noticeable improvement! It did not just sound different, there was a definite improvement. The first striking difference was a more focused sound stage. There was already "air" between the band members with the old set up, but the focus was much sharper.

Even after the first few hours of listening there was a continued improvement until things are now stable after a couple hours more of listening. I find that some back ground singers are now actually distinct double tracks (something i never notice before on some albums). I also find there is a more realistic depth in the sound stage. There was definitely clear depth and presence of back ground instruments and singers, however with the new cables they are even more distinct, and I suddenly seem to have a more layered depth and a more left right resolution of background instruments and singers.

What is a very unusual thing I found was that the music at the same level I listened to before is actually much louder with the new cables. THis is something which I cannot explain. For some pieces I actually had to turn down the volume.

So far I am very happy with no regrets. One thing I would like to point out is that in the past, different setup would generally end up making changes, but there were trade-offs. Improve the sound stage and I lose some tightness in the bass, get better mid range and the highs would suffer. With your cables there was improvement across the board, it was not just trading off one benefit against losing some other.

I am a person that is more interested in how musical the reproduction is an not just the "technical" reproduction, unfortunately, that is the language we use to describe what we hear. Regardless, the Morrow MA-3 definitely improves the musicality of the music to make it sound more real and live than before, and to me that is the most important feature and improvement I have found so far."

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Anthony Thompson

Hi Mike... So far I am extremely happy with my MA3 interconnect (between my CD and integrated amp) and bi-wired SP3 speaker cables. Yes, I did order the full 5 day break in at your end for each, so have avoided that difficult period.

Right out of the packaging, I was astonished at the improvement over my Audioquest Topaz interconnect and much heavier gauge speaker cables. I never realised my relatively modest system could sound so good. Up until the change to your cables, I was beginning to wonder whether I needed to upgrade my speakers or components. Now I'm extremely happy with them as they stand. I use a Musical Fidelity A3.5 CD player and A3.5 dual-mono integrated amp. My speakers are probably unknown to most of your customers or yourself - they are Australian made full range floor standers by a local manufacturer called VAF Research, using the model DCX-Gen4 (feel free to check out their website: www.vaf.com.au).

From the certificate re break in in your packaging, I understand that the 5 days break in you provided is equivalent to 10 days musical break in, so 240 hours. That first afternoon of listening I went from CD to CD, grinning from ear to ear and saying "what the #%^@!" numerous times, to no one in particular.

I was amazed by the extra detail I was hearing on all disks, the incredible snap of percussion, the blackest background I have ever (not!) heard, and the full and incredibly deep and taught bass. The extra air and rich bloom of the mid range was also fantastic considering I thought these cables still needed much more break in to reach their full potential.

Since installing the cables last Friday, I have given them another 30 hours of use, with a combination of moderate listening volumes for music across all genres, and some serious blasting at concert level whenever I can (when the wife and kids are out of the house!). I estimate that overall, your cables have probably had 270 hours use. The system is now just so addictive!

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my Morrow cables and already am certain that I will not be returning them! Even my 11 year old daughter notices an amazing improvement and says "wow" a lot, and my non audiophile wife who is extremely skeptical of all things to do with money spent on my system agrees there was a noticebly strong improvement with much more detail, snap and sparkle.

Anthony Thompson, Sydney, Australia

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Lorenzo Baskerville

"I will not keep stating all of the accolades that you have received thus far. Let it suffice to say that these cables do not get in the way of the music! After all, that is what good cables are supposed to do. Your cables become a transparent conduit from your equipment to the speakers and hence to you.

I am now hearing the potential that my CJ preamp, amp and Quad 989 speakers have to offer. I am now just waiting to receive your SP5 Grand Reference speaker cable. Knowing in anticipation the new standard that my system will be elevated to beyond my comprehension of why this is sounding so good. I never thought that cables would make that much of a difference, my bad!

Thanks for the education! Lorenzo Baskerville"

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Geoff Clarke

Hi Mike: I may not be quite up to full burn in on the T/T side but the CD side is well run in now. The whole system was changed over to Morrow, This includes phono, interconnect, speaker and power cabling. I purchsed the PH1, MA2 ref, SP2 ref (and bi-Wire links), MAP1 and MAP2. The whole system has 2 things that really stand out in my mind.

  1. Absolute clarity.
  2. Vanishingly low noise floor.

MA2, MAP2, PH1, SP2 cables by Morrow Audio

I run a low wattage S/E system (0.25 - 0.5 watts typically) and the two above things are of paramount importance to me.

The cables I replaced were Kimber Select 1011, Supra Sword and PS Audio (All good products which had been selected over a long period of time). The Morrow cables are so much better and much more cost effective.

At the same time as I was replacing my cabling I was moving to a dedicated listening room in the basement, so it was more difficult for me to appreciate all the subtle changes as they happened. The bottom line is 'Am I happy with the system now?' The asnwer is a resounding YES.

The Morrow cables are well made, perform way above their price point and, as a bonus, Mike is a nice guy to deal with.

I have included a few pics of the new room with the equipment in place.

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Steve C Submitted: 2015.06.02

My cousin bought a pair of the MA 1''s from you guys and had some nice things to say about them. Since they were only $40.00 I took a shot. After the looong break-in time I was impressed. Detail and body increased and it seemed that I had to turn down the volume a little.

I lived with these for a while and upgraded to the MA 1.1 and the 2''s. These cables did not sound the same in my sources. The 1.1 sounded different in my universal player then in my cdp, and likewise with the MA2. The MA2's wound up on my uni player and the MA1.1's on the cdp. I listen to system everyday as music is very important to me. These Morrow put a smile on my face every time I fire them up. I''ll give the speaker cables a shot in the near future. Great product!

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Terry Hubbartt Submitted: 2015.06.02

When I wrapped up my Monday work day, I sat down to listen for a while. I had left my source and preamp on 24 hours per day to further break-in the cables. I am now a believer that cables can and do break-in. When the music started to play, it was like I was listening to a completely different system. I did not expect a big change, nor can I explain just how the heck this happened, but I'm going to say the sound is nearly perfect! For the first time in many months, I found myself listening to the music and not thinking about what's wrong with the sound. I played as many tracks as I had time for, and every track was like a journey into what could sound amazing in this next track. I'm shocked! Your interconnects have really taken my sound to a new level. The synergy I'm enjoying right now is the best I've ever had.

I could explain everything in more detail regarding the sound, but I don't think that's important to my message to you. I just wanted to let you know that you certainly seem to know something special about making cables. I can't wait until I can scrounge up enough money to upgrade to the MA4's or MA6's as Greg has explained the differences as something I'd like to have. I can't wait. You have won me over as a customer, and I intend to try your speaker cables once my interconnects are all upgraded.

So to make a long story short, I really just wanted to say "thanks" and let you know how impressed I am with your product. I'm really glad I called you that Saturday.

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Stan S Submitted: 2015.06.02

Thanks again for the great cables! Blew away my PS Audio xStream Statement innerconnects! Like most others have said, the highs and lows have been opened up. I have never heard bass like this from my system. The coherence of the new sound is amazing! There had always been a sluggishness to the bass, like it couldn't catch up with the rest of the music, this is now GONE!!!! I can't believe the cables made this much of a difference! Thanks again, very satisfied user. I now have to go order more!!!

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Charles (Steve) Woodley Submitted: 2015.06.02

Good morning Mike! I wanted to let you know that my speaker cables and interconnects perform flawlessly. I'm especially glad that I purchased your "break-in" service for both products. I did read your brochure concerning the entire break-in process so I was prepared for better things to come in the future. And sure enough, better sound did come with additional time spent listening to a variety of vinyl records over a period of several weeks. The audio soundscape opened up and everything sort of reached equilibrium at one point.

Having listened to your cable products in action, I can report that I'm completely satisfied and would highly recommend them to any audiophile customer looking for quality speaker and interconnect cables. Morrow Audio customer service is excellent. I was able to speak directly with you (company President) on one occasion which is indeed rare in this day and age. Thanks again for great products and service.

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Ernie Adams

"All I can say is WOW! The MA3's with the Silver Eichmans took my sound to another level. Diana Krall now has a much more defined sound. It now has a "small club" sound. Just a hint of an echo in her voice that wasn't there before. The bass improved, as well as the guitar, which is more focused. The soundstage got larger... more height, and a bit more width. Now all I have left is the phono cable I want to get those in a couple of weeks. Thanks again for such wonderful cables. Take care, Ernie Adams"

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Jim Webb

"I bought MA3 interconnects and SP3 speaker cables, both with a two day break-in period. The first day I got my cables, I could not wait to hear my system.

I'm not an audiophile, more an audio enthusiast, but even with the two day break-in, my high end was a little smeared, mid range was very thin and my bass was well "shy". I was determined to run the break-in around the clock for 7 day straight, I installed the speaker cable, found some "white noise" on FM and started my "break-in process. I then installed my interconnects, I took out a "carousel" CD player, loaded it with five rock CD's and hit the continuous play and left my system alone. Every other day (48 hours) I would play a few songs off my CD player, every day the sound improved!

At the end of my seven day break-in (264 total hours), I couldn't believe my ears, the sound stage was extremely broad, much larger than I ever heard before, it had depth and was so open. My bass was deep and detailed, tight and so controlled. the mid range was smooth and balanced. The high end was open and airy, clean and so clear.

There were sound coming out of my system that I never heard before, the brushes on the cymbal's, a clarinet that was buried before by a sax. I listen to a lot of singing jazz and Diana Krall was no longer "Live in Paris" she was in my living room!

Oh by the way, I still had my pre 1990 Denon DCM-320 playing my CD's, which I used for my break-in!!! I switched over to my Cambridge Audio 740C after the first 300 hours and am still in the last 200 hours of break-in for the CA CD player. Now I have my system on a 18' wall, with the CA 740 at about 100 hours into the "break-in" I'm going to need a larger wall, my sound stage is unbelievable now.

My wife has been after me to get a new carousel CD player for our parties etc, I plan on buying the MA 4's for the CA player and use the MA 3's for the carousel player. What a product, I'm out of the country now, but I can't wait to get home and start listen to my "new system". Thank you Mike!"

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Denis Tessier Submitted: 2015.06.02

I just plugged my new MA-2 interconnects into my Cambridge Audio 740C CD Player this morning after a 2-week break-in period using the FM Tuner method you recommended... WOW! Simply amazing! I replaced a pair of AudioQuest King Cobra connectors, which I liked, but always found to be a bit too "warm" for my liking.

I can't believe the difference the Morrow MA-2s have made... wonderfully tight bass, smooth highs and, as I'm presently listening to Diana Krall's Live in Paris CD (my reference recording), I find myself hearing Anthony Wilson's guitar in a whole new way!

Congratulations on such an outstanding product! I am certainly converted now and can't wait to order more cables from Morrow Audio. Best regards to you and your outstanding team!

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Peter

"In my experience with your cables I've tried to minimize the roller coaster ride by breaking in the cables using my fm tuner on static as suggested. From the testimonials it seemed crazy to put yourself through it when all it takes is a little time on the fm tuner. I was continually surprised in the process with my MA3's as I then played music through the cables at different stages. Starting off in week one with a clarity I hadn't heard in the instruments before but sounded thin, then working it's way into a very broad distinct sound stage and fuller sound into week two. The MA3's make the system come to life and the old amp has subtleties I didn't know it had. Thanks Mike for making a product that enhances listening into such joy. The music sounds "so real" with acoustic guitars coming to life. Using your cables on my system produces an openness and clarity in instruments that I have not heard before. Thanks for creating products that people of all budgets and system configurations can enjoy, and achieve the best out of their system they can. Kind regards, Peter"

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Ernie Adams

Mike. I've had my ma3's plugged in for 3 days now and left my cd player on 24/7. Tonight I put on a cd and OMG! I don't know what you do to these things but the bass just came through so detailed and deep. The mids and highs have always been good, but are now even better too. Not done tweaking, but this is amazing. Of course my sp3 speaker cables are now at about 100 more hours after your 5 day burn in, so I know that has some part of it too.Thanks for great, and I do mean great products. Ernie Adams

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Stan Submitted: 2015.06.02

I recently started to upgrade my cables from Morrow Audio. After reading rave reviews was I glad I did. I recently purchased the Ma2 interconnects WOW! the increase in clarity and detail was substantial to the previous cables used. Now I'm looking to upgrade my speaker cables and purchasing another set of interconnects. The quality, personal attention and fast shipping was second to none. Mike, thanks for putting out a great product!

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Matt Miller

"Mike, I tore the MIT out of my system and put in the MA3. WOW, I am so excited about the sound I am getting. Its as if the Morrow cable isn''t there at all. Music is all I hear now. I can actually hear how my components sound. I am so happy with your cable. My father wanted me to help find a XLR MIT cable to hook up his Super audio player to his preamp. I will be advising him to purchase a Morrow Audio cable! Thanks Mike :-) Matt Miller"

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Ron B

I bought the MA3 to try and see if they were really better than my beautiful AQ King Cobra. I always wanted and finally got these Cobras and was thrilled. So the Morrow cables were already in trouble from the start. Well, to make a long story short the King Cobra lost out quite easily to the Morrow MA3. The MA3 just sounded so much more detail and smoother. I mean silky smooth n quiet.

I am very pleased with these cables and thank GOD for the Easy Pay payment plan otherwise I wouldl be missing out with my needing to still use my AQ King Cobra. Thanks Mike and I am forever a customer and a fan. Ron B

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Jim Lawson Submitted: 2015.06.02

I just wanted to follow up with you on the new MA2 interconnects I received. The result was impressive to say the least. The clarity and extension is very impressive, with a sweet transparency in the upper registers and solid impact in the lower octaves. This is not a coloration of the signal, just the opposite. The cables allow the full spectrum of sound through with no additions or subtractions. Exactly what one would expect.

I now have about 300 hours on the interconnects and they are really starting to "sing". I have used a variety of cables over the years (Audioquest, Kimber, Shunyata, even some DIY) and have to say these interconnects not only exceeded my expectations, but also surpass that of cables costing significantly more. As I continue my cable upgrade process, the Morrow Audio products will be my only choice. Next up will be some longer interconnects to link the Perseus with my Rogue M150 monoblocks. Thanks for offering up such an excellent product at such an obscenely affordable price!

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Charles M

"Just a spectacular difference in my listening experience - clarity, separation of instruments, depth of sound, richness of tone, spatial ambience. I am hearing all kinds of nuances that I never knew were there. Worth every cent I paid. Thank you." Charles M

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Ed S Submitted: 2015.06.02

Hi Mike, received the par of MA 2's, thanks. Just to let you know I didn't think it was possible to improve on the MA1's, but they do. Out of the box they are just wonderful. When the music's beauty can bring tears to my eyes, I know the sound is right.

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Ciao, Terry

Hello Mike! My Morrow cables are performing splendidly. I replaced the Mogami cables with the SP3s/MA3s and immediately heard a difference. I did try to do the "break-in" while I was away. Still not sure if I heard any weirdness. We've got over 200 hours on them now and my whole system just sounds so damn good. I will expound on the Morrow greatness to any and all who are interested. And yes, I'm very active on various forums, so I will be spreading the "good news"... I will be getting more Morrow cables as needs/funds allow. Next up? Probably digital and phono ICs.

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David Price

Dear Morrow Audio, I just wanted to let you know that after 336 hours the MA3 interconnects are awesome in my system!!!!! Your 5 day burn in helped a lot and then I ran them in another 96 hours. WOW! Want you to know that your MA3 kicked major butt over the 4 times more expensive interconnect I was using. Now, I am a believer! David PriceBeat out cables 4 times the price!

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BJ Submitted: 2015.06.02

The cables have been very good so far. I noticed an immediate difference and even did a blind test with only one of the cables hooked up and the whole family noticed the difference. The build quality looks very good on these cables. I ordered the SP2 speakers and 1 single MA1 IC for my CD / DVD player.

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Al Thunderbear

I love your interconnects! They have great clarity, presence, extension and just sound beautiful. Having tried numerous IC's over the years, I believe these are quite special. They are crazy good for the money! Thanks.

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Carter C

Hey Mike, got the cables and all I can say is WOW! They blow away everything I have, and I have some in the 1000's of dollars. Can I get another 1 mtr pair?

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Virgil B

"Great audio cables Mike! BIG improvement on my audio system... soundstage, focus and tone quality, it is all there. Great job Mike. I finally have a reference audio cable!"

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Hi50hea

"Great cables! You're gonna be smiling ... Try them out! Wow!"

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Kmann

"Mike's interconnects are outstanding! They have worked out very well, very clean and detailed. I will definitely do business with him again."

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Greg L

"Mike, I love your cables! They are neutral with no sonic character, which is what I've been looking for in a interconnect. I was using Transparent Reference which cost 300 times as much, plus it whipped the pants off my Cardas Golden as well! What more could you ask for? Thanks!"

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Todios

Beautiful super-minimalist design interconnects made to order and delivered within days. Amazing clarity of sound and deep bass. Forget all the hype of all the Audiogon interconnects. These are the real thing!

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Scott Cross

I've had the cables for a bit and am enjoying them very much... I had occasion to do a comparison with some Monster Cables and the like... Once I switched the MA1's back into the system, I lost all interest in further comparison. They resulted in a dramatically extended dynamic range (both high and low) and much more detail. Needless to say, I am very happy with the purchase. I would like to go ahead and purchase another 1 meter set.

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Ed

Your MA1s have changed the way I view cables. I was never a cable person, I used generic or other mass marketed cables or homemade units, I never heard a difference with cables, until the MA1. The difference was immediate and substantial, for the good.

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John Batton

I had just about given up on audio tail chasing. Buy the "it" and then hoping for better sound, buy a more recommended "it", etc, etc. Very frustrating to say the least. and the sad thing is I was an industry professional for 2 decades and a music/audio gear enthusiast for 40 years.

After 2 hours of listening to my set up with your MA1's, I am astounded! And you say it will get better in the next month? Amazing! This is the best 100 dollars !,ve ever spent on any audio gear.

I am listening to Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes. I've listened to this CD for 20 years. My system has never sounded like this. You promised and delivered! I didn't doubt your integrity, but have heard so many promises that just don't deliver. But now I am experiencing just beautiful sounds here. Lots of audio people can wax poetic on all this but I'm just going to say that the MA1's are working like I want it too; dramatic difference in all area of subjective analysis. You should be, and I think you are, proud of your products and design achievements!

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Mitchell H

Mike, holy snap! I never really believed cables mattered a whole lot. I mean, besides walmart cables. Now I am a believer! Sound is better across the board, you can fill in any ''audiophile'' esoteric comments in place of my statement. But the truth is, even in my modest Rotel/B&W setup, EVERYTHING is BETTER. Thanks for a great product!

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John Moses

"Thank you for the MA1's. Man are they good! I am very please with the sound so far. They have only been in my system for two days, but from the start they are impressive. I should have purchase some of your cables before I updated my system. I have spent up words of $3600.00 on cables in the last month, but will have to re-do my system with yours.

As soon as I heard the MA1's I gave the old ones that they replaced to a friend. Once again thank you. By the way, it was your Gold Club MA1 cable offer that got me to try them. I wish I would have listen to myself when I first started looking at the reviews on your website, but they just seemed not believable. I have tried others from reviews and they did not come close to what I was expecting. Yours however have met and exceeded my expectations, I am impressed!"

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Steve Kindig

"Hi Mike,

Not sure if this email address actually goes to you, but if not I hope someone passes this along. I Just wanted to say how impressed I am by your MA-1 interconnects. They’re not even fully broken in yet and they sound fantastic! As has been mentioned in many testimonials, I noticed big improvements in the bass and a larger, deeper soundstage. I expect I’ll be trying some of your other cables soon. Well done! Best regards, Steve Kindig"

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Lynne

"I received your interconnects today, which were the $39.00 special, plus break-in. I removed my Signal Cable Reference with Silver Eichmans from the output of my Musical Fidelity VDAC to the input of my Morrison ELAD preamp and substituted the Morrows. The Morrows are superior even at half break-in and even without the bullet termination. Also superior to my Nordost Red Dawn. Overall the Morrows are smoother and at higher volume remain smooth.

After taking a peek at my Paypal balance, I find that it is low, but I plan on buying more Morrow cable in the future. I'm very happy." Thanks, Lynne

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Cliff H

"First thing I noticed were that my cables (ma1) sounded faster and had more toe tapping prat. As they broke in I warned my wife ''As these break in there is supposed to be a period when they dont sound that good.'' Her comment about three weeks later was ''so when are these cables going to start not sounding good.'' I chuckled and had to agree with her. At first I was worried about a loss of bass due to the size of the cables but bass has, in fact, improved and is tighter and more detailed. Detail is so much better then my old cables. The thing that I find most satisfying is that the high's and the midrange on my speakers, Alon 4's, sound "planar like" and are more homogeneous. All and all a pleasant surprise and a steal at there cost." Cliff H

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grl

Mike, "I received my MA1's today, and I have to say: right out of the box they bested my tried-and-true MIT Zap1 interconnects. Great stuff, man. I can't wait until they're truly broken in. Thanks! You'll hear from me again for more cable upgrades. Best, grl"

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McDave

"When I first saw the MA1's, I thought something's missing! They're so thin! But trust me, the sound is all there. Although they're not yet fully broken in, if they eventually sound better than they do now (hard to believe), it'll be crazy! Crazy good!" McDave

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John 2

Kurek

"I am really impressed with the improvement your MA1 Interconnects have made. I played the Boston Symphony/Munch version of Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 & the Organ blew me away." John

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Ben Parker 2

"G'day Mike,

Just a little note on the progress of my new cables. I'm still in the process of break-in, having listening sessions only on the weekends at this stage. Each time brings slight changes in the overall sound but certainly there is always a distinct improvement in detail, insight, smoothness, soundstage and separation.

As you may remember, I purchased 3 MA1 cables. My first impression was that they were so light. I have them connecting CD player & preamp, turntable & preamp and pre & power.My Pioneer SACD player can be a little peaky in the top end at higher volume levels and my speakers' crossover has been adjusted to a slightly higher treble response since they were bi-wired some years ago which can exacerbate the Pioneer's sound somewhat. When played at a slightly lower level, it is the best sound I have had. My listening room is carpeted with soft furnishing so it is not at all live. Although not large, my speakers may be a bit too big for the room, but years of tweaking with speaker placement and equipment isolation give me a sound I can enjoy.

My system is quite modest and certainly not new. I've had my turntable (Denon DP-55K) & arm (SME IIIs)for more than 30years. Amplification is a Radford STA25 reissue (EL34's, 12AX7's & 12AU7's) with a Trevor Lees ZFB1 pre (based on a Dynaco PAS2 or 3), speakers are Whatmough Monitors Mark VI (a Melbourne based manufacturer) based around the KEF B200. The late Colin Whatmough did great things with crossovers in those days (I purchased them second hand in 1983) with quite a nice midrange.

But back to the cables, I reckon I have a reasonable ear in guaging potential in equipment, having often listened to equipment, both mine and my friends', in rooms that are not always ideal. Nevertheless, each listening session has given me greater insight into the music and performances. I look forward to further improvements as I venture further along the stages of break-in. Certainly, for these entry-level cables, and especially at the special price, they have proved to be an absolute bargain and an excellent investment.

I'm certainly telling my friends, especially close buddy and local audio guru Peter Familari about them. Cheers, Ben Parker"

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John

These are fantastic cables for a great price. Fortunately, I discovered Morrow Audio, and your MA-1 cables on sale, before I went and spent way too much for something else. These are a fantastic value that bring out the full potential of my system: the midrange is clear and incredibly detailed, and I''m hearing things in the upper and lower ranges I''ve never heard before. In short, because of these cables, I now know what ''soundstage'' really means. I will most likely be getting some of your speaker cable before long. -John

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Dave

"My MA1 IC's finally opened up during the breakin period, and holy shit! I never thought I would say this, because I am a conservative audio guy who hates hyperbole, but its like I just got a system upgrade, and just from an interconnect. Very impressive! String bass sounds like a string bass" Thanks, Dave

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Bob A.

Mike:

I had to send you this email to tell you how pleased I am with your MA1 interconnects.

First, let me preface my statements by telling you that there have been two things that I always believed about cables. The first is that all decent quality cables should sound alike. The second is that cables don't require break-in.

Anyway, I installed the the MA1s in an all tube two-channel system. They replaced Kimber Kable Hero ICs (which, to me, qualify as quality cables). The improvement was immediate and certainly not subtle, and this was right out of the box! I'm really not a golden ear type of guy, but I sat there listening to several CDs and LPs thinking "more clarity" and "better sound stage" on every one.

The bottom line is that the MA1s are an excellent product that has produced genuine improvement in the sound of my system. Thanks again, Bob A.

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Keven J.

"Mine are the MA2s and they replaced basic monsters. I am 43 and have been slowly building my first real system over the last 14 months. I needed to do it on as tight of a budget as possible, so I read a LOT of blogs and reviews. The MA2 interconnects were the final piece. They smoothed out the brightness, gave beautiful detail, brought out more wonderful bass, and presented an almost 3D sound stage. There are probably other cables out there that will do the same thing, but I will never know. The break-in period was a rough ride, but was worth it. I took about 250 hours before they started REALLY sounding good. I still can't believe what a difference cables can make. Isn't it just wire?" Keven J.

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Anonymous

Richard Cass:

I just hooked up the new MA1's, one pair from the Dynaco PAS II to the Odyssey Stratos Extreme monoblocks, another pair from the Sony SACD changer to the preamp. I threw on Wilco's self-titled album, and without any break-in at all, I was very impressed with a number of things.

First and foremost, the dynamic range is just astounding. I kept finding myself being startled when loud passages followed quiet ones. I never knew just how much compression was going on with my old cables.

Also, the transients are now blazing fast -- a very noticeable change. There are parts that just stop on a dime, and other parts where the decay just sounds so much more realistic.

Soundstage is wider and more holographic, and timbre is better defined. The ride cymbal is phenomenal -- just extremely present. Without break-in, guitar distortion and crash cymbals sound a tad untamed, but what I'm gaining in instrument separation and new-found detail more than makes up for it.

Most of all, I'm just having FUN listening to these. They changed the sound so profoundly, it's almost like listening to a new system, or hearing these songs for the first time all over again. And I guess that's really what I'm always going for. I'm looking forward to receiving my new PH1's in the mail this week.

Thanks for a really nice bargain product. I can't stand comparisons between products that all have their own relative merits, so I won't go there. But these cables certainly have their own thing, and they deserve to be part of the conversation involving some of the better known players in the industry.

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Jim Chrzanowski

These MA-1 interconnects are a flaming audio bargain. I bought two 1/2 meter pairs and, after 240 hours break in time, installed them between: a Bryston CD player and a Vincent Audio PHO-8 phono preamp to a Creek Destiny integrated.

The difference in the phono deal was immediately obvious - much more clarity and soundstage.

The connections between the Bryston and the Creek occured this morning because I had to move some shelves into order to compensate for the interconnect lengths I ordered. The difference was blatantly obvious all to the good. I suspect that the phono connections were not as amazing due to the leads to the Vincent which were stock Rega stuff from the tonearm.

These are stunning audio improvements. At the Morrow Audio asking price, they are a total benefit of the buyer... For those of you out there ready to drop eighty to a hundred bucks on 180 Gram remastered LP's or Gold Mo-Fi CD's, buy a couple of pairs of the MA-1's first, then drag out all of your old software and check out the difference. Mike, do not raise the price until I order a "few" more pair...

I am not a interconnect/wire changing neurotic but prefer to mess around with changes every couple of years."

Mike, a future order will be following "shortly..." Thank you very much...

Jim Chrzanowski

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Michael Samra

"Many of you know me from the Audio Asylum as the guy with 368 vintage tube amps. I have never been fanatic over cables but I have over rebuilding my vintage gear with top grade modern components that make them audiophile quality and them some.

I bought a pair of these MA1 ICs, being that I loved the price Mike was selling them for. The cables just put me into a trance! Every bit of the audio spectrum was well executed such as vocals, imaging, spacing and detail. It did it all without losing control of the music and there wasn''t the slightest bit of harshness. Progressive jazz as well has Vienna type classical are very good test records for testing these cables. I will be upping the ante by getting Mike''s better cables, but let me tell you... I can''t stop listening to these cables! Michael Samra"

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Harold

Mike, I hooked up the new interconnect between my CDP and Amp and noticed that the tone and definition was more precise and articulate than before. I put on a Bill Evans CD to test things out. I had the opportunity to see the Bill Evans Trio in Toronto many years ago, sitting right in front of the stage - a memorable experience. After listening for 20 minutes or so it occurred to me that what I was hearing was just how I remember him sounding on stage - a very excellent result.

I may be interested in speaker cables as well!

Regards, Harold

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Jess

Hello Mike, Just wanted to give you a quick feed back about the MA1 ICs. After burning them in for 2 weeks straight, I moved them to my main system. I didn't expect too much because the cables I was using have been pretty decent. The MA1's exceeded my expectation. After just 2 days of listening, it is obvious to me now that overall the high frequencies are extended, and the bass is tighter and faster. I thought I might miss the more spacious and warmer midrange of the old cables, but overall the MA1 provided a better experience. They are here to stay in my main system. Also, as a side note, the MA1s were surprisingly resistant to interferences given their minimalist construction, possibly thanks to it's twisted configuration. All in all, MA1s are great IC that I am happy to recommend to friends. Thanks Mike! Jess

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David Wennberg

"Mike,

It's been about a week and a half since I received your email, but I wanted to get more listening time as I experienced the break-in process. I'll preface my comments with saying that I don't know what kind of equipment your average customer has, but even a relatively modest system can benefit greatly from your interconnects and cables. I have a Marantz PM8003 integrated amplifier, SA8003 super audio CD player, Logitech Squeezebox for digit streaming, and Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grand speakers.

Having spent some time reading forums and reviews of different cables I thought I would give a pair of your MA1 interconnects a trial. The Logitech Squeezebox comes with the cheapest interconnects I've seen, and giving credence to the weakest link theory, was confident that I would see an improvement in sound quality. I was instantly blown away by the clarity and definition in the first minutes of listening. I always accepted that music steamed from the internet, even the higher quality Pandora subscription based stream, is inferior to audio CDs. With the MA1 interconnects, to my delight the quality of sound reproduction from the internet was immensely (can I put that in bold, italic, underlined, and in quotes?) improved. If the break-in period would show additional gains as espoused by other customers then I was all in. I order interconnects, speaker cables, and power cords for the complete system that very evening.

Yes, during the break-in period the sound does go through some rough times, but what I have been treated to for my patience is amazing. The clarity and definition across the sound spectrum is incredible, the sound stage fills the room, and the bass is deeper and richer than I've experienced previously. I am more than pleased with Morrow Audio products.

Regards,

David Wennberg"

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Mark Nichols

"Mike, Unbelievable!! I purchased the ma-1 from you and I have been blown away since about 250 hours breakin. My tube preamp has never sounded better. The sounds are amazing. Thanks for the basement prices on the ma-1s I will be getting the phono interconnect soon. Having a phono preamp with step up being made now. Thanks. Mark Nichols"

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Rodger Beaty

Hi Mike, love the interconnect cables... Could hear a big difference the moment I connected them up in my system. The sound was more defined and could hear the different instruments and vocals more clearly. I am no audiophile and don't, know exactly how to describe it, but I do know that the sound is better. It has taken a while for these to break in, but you explained this, and I am quite satisfied. So much so that I have ordered more! Rodger Beaty

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Ronnie Beng Chiew

"Received the 2 Pairs of MA1 Interconnect I ordered 10 days ago, and what more can I say! I have a couple of equipments and speakers to play around and I used these MA1 on my vintage QUAD 66 Series of Pre & Power & 66 CD Player driving the Maggie MMG. Immediately the presentation was awesome, even though they are still not broken in yet. I am just wondering what I will hear when the break in period is achieved. I was spinning Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin Album and have no regret in purchasing this great interconnects. Thank You!" Ronnie Beng Chiew

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Martin

Dear Mike,

I do apologise for the lateness of this email but I have been meaning to put together my feedback for quite some time now.

When I ordered your cables, it was a leap of faith for me. I have been an audiophile for well over 30 years, having bought my first system back in the mid ‘70’s. All through this time, I’ve had a curious interest in audio cables but my engineering background had moulded me into a sceptic. No matter how many reviews I read, I couldn’t convince myself that any improvements to sound quality could ever be any better than can be produced by generic but well-made cables – at least, not much better anyway. The prices which some manufacturers ask for their cables are frankly hard to justify and this fact alone has been enough to turn my attention elsewhere when looking for improvements.

My current system consists of equipment which largely ranges between 5 and 10 years old. The electronics are based on the Musical Fidelity X series from the mid-2000’s and my loudspeakers are floor-standing Spendor S8e’s. The X-ware has been interconnected via the aforementioned generic "well made" cables and the speakers are connected via generic OFC cable. I should also mention my B&W ASW1000 subwoofer which has served me well for many years. All well and good, and I have been very pleased with this system for a long time.

Recently, my curiosity got the better of me and I started asking myself what if cables do make a difference? What if I’ve been wrong and all those reviewers were not just imagining the improvements they claimed for their interconnects? This is when I started looking into available cables. As this would be more or less an experiment, I didn’t want to spend too much. I was looking for excellent quality for the lowest price – the best bang for as little buck as possible! Looking at cable prices, I was nearly at the point of giving up when I came across the Morrow Audio web site. Here I found cables I could afford and that were being offered with some very attractive discounts! I read with interest the articles about Cable Theory and Design and the Break In Process. It all made sense to me. I started reading testimonials and reviews and soon I was hooked. At these prices, I was able to take a chance, especially with the 60 day return policy.

I placed my order for three MA1 Interconnect pairs and one DIG1 Digital Interconnect and, given the currently favourable exchange rates of the AUD, I was also able to afford the two day break-in service. All I had to do now was wait for my cables to be made and delivered to my door. During this time, I reassured myself by reading more reviews and testimonials. I was happy with my decision to buy and I couldn’t wait to try the new cables.

In spite of all this, the sceptic in me was still expecting a modest improvement at best. When the cables arrived, I carefully unpacked them and gave them a good visual inspection. These were clearly extremely well constructed and used high quality connectors. I was glad that they were very flexible as this would make them very easy to connect in tight places. I removed the existing interconnects, cleaned all the RCA sockets with Kontak, and hooked in the new cables, making sure they were plugged in firmly. It was time to switch on and play some music. I prepared myself for disappointment as I reached for the nearest CD. I wasn’t expecting much especially anticipating that there would be many more hours needed for proper break-in.

Well, I have to say that nothing could have prepared me for the pleasant surprise as the music started to play. Now let me hasten to say, this was by no means an audiophile CD. As it happens, it was nothing more than Sonny and Cher’s "Little Man" from Sonny & Cher The Singles+, (CD, BR Music BS8124-2) a track recorded in the mid-60’s and definitely of very average sound quality. Nevertheless, I was immediately struck with a very clear focusing of the overall sound and especially a sense of increased clarity of the accompanying bassline. There was a very marked contrast compared to the sound I had been used to. I moved on to better recorded material and sat through an hour or so of trying different types of music. Every time, I was amazed at the difference that these new cables made. But at this point, I wasn’t trying to define the changes – I was merely allowing my ears to get acclimatised to a new sound.

As the days went by, I found myself starting to listen to the music rather than trying to hear the sound of the Morrow Audio cables. But this is not to say that I was unaware of the new sound. Take for example 10cc’s "I’m Not In Love" from The Very Best of 10CC (CD, Mercury 534 612-2). Anyone familiar with this track will know what I mean when I say that this is a very well recorded studio track with a lush, ethereal sound that can’t fail to grab your attention. I was always impressed with this track but now, it was easy to hear how the sound was built up of multiple layers and textures that by comparison, had previously sounded more like a sonic mishmash.

The first movement of CPE Bach’s Piano Concerto in D minor Wq23 (CD, Haenssler Classic CD98.639) opens with a very captivating sprightly introduction by the various string instruments, setting the scene for Michael Rische’s piano to steal the show only moments later. The sonic textures created during these fabulous few moments are magical. I had only owned this CD a few weeks but had played it several times pre Morrow Audio. I can honestly say, that with the Morrows, the music reached another level of realism. Each instrument has a place and a sound of its own, with lower bass being something special. The piano sounds fresh and exciting, conveying the full range of dynamics the music allows it to.

With these examples, and other music I played crossing many genres, it was becoming clearer to me what these cables were actually doing. I don’t think that the cables were improving the sound per se. I believe these cables are actually enablers – in other words, they enable the true sound of the other components in the system to be unleashed. That is to say, they allow you to realise the full potential of the rest of your system.

The net result is an overall improvement in accuracy and resolution of detail. Somehow, instruments sound more like they should, more vibrant, more delicate, more fragile, more raw, more dynamic, more fluid – whatever the music calls for. And as for voices, well, they sound more human, more convincing and more lifelike. Sound imaging is better defined, making it much easier to discern the position of instruments and voices within the soundstage. And all this is underpinned with a very clear bassline that’s so easy to follow and appreciate. In fact, I ended up having to re-tune my subwoofer which had obviously been previously overcompensating for this lack of bass definition.

Today, three months later, the cables are well and truly broken in and settled in my system. I won’t go into the details of how the DIG1 and the three MA1s are connected but suffice to say they form the "critical path" in the audio chain. I can’t tell which one or ones, if any, have contributed most to the improvements I described. All I know is that their combination has resulted in an improvement that was well beyond my expectation and has convinced me that cables are indeed an important part of the overall sound and presentation of any good audio system.

In my opinion, these cables are true winners and an absolute bargain. I recommend them without hesitation.

Regards, Martin

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Doug MacGregor

"Hi Folks, WOW, only hooked up the two pair of MA1 interconnects and the 3 meter SP1 speaker cables 3 days ago. And I am back for more! Immediate and amazing differance right across the board, highs, lows, mids, imaging, everything!

I was a HUGE sceptic. Had trouble believing that I would hear any difference at all, as I was already using "good" Monster Cable interconnects and speaker wire. I am so blown away by the difference that I decided that I will step up one notch to the MA1.1's for my Moon cd player in the main system and replace the Monster's I am using in my bedroom system with the MA1's.

Now I get to look forward to hearing the difference between the MA1's and the 1.1's! If as you say, they get better and better through the break in, then I will be taking advantage of your no loss trade up policy. You have made me a believer Mr. Morrow, and I am greatful to you for it. Cheers; Doug MacGregor"

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Ripudaman Negi

"I saw your ad on AudioGon, but I purchased through your website directly.

All I can really say about your cables, is that I wished I would have found them a few years ago, could have saved me a lot of hassle on the upgrade merry-go-around, and stress about what the hell is wrong with this system? Good speakers, AVR, Tube Amp, source gear...the sound was to all my non-audiophile buds pretty awesome, to me still thin, and lacking in certain aspects such as cymbal decay.

I have these Grant's Fidelity tube processors running from my 5.1 outs on the Yammy A1010 blu-ray to the Denon 2805 AVR, sounded pretty good, using reasonable priced cables (low end MIT interconnects). Huge improvement from optical out

I got a bit hosed on these so called silver interconnects from AudioQuest 'retails for $400, special price just for you! $80' sounded a bit better than my $50 interconnects, but really not that big of an improvement. But, by this time I was verging on an obsession about all things silver.

I kept seeing your ad on AudioGon, so I bought a pair of your MA1 (on sale at $50) and decided at this price it would be worth the experiment. Typical audiofool thinking, 'well at $50 I mean really? How good could they be? Probably no good, and every vendor in the world has incredible testimonials on their website, so I did not put a lot of credence on the reviews.

Used them on my tube amp set up (Yaqin MS-20L, with upgraded Russian tubes). I was astounded at the difference, so I decided to get them for the 5.1 as well, a definite improvement, almost night and day. a combo of you sub cables, MA2 for the centre, and the MA1.1 the mains, and MA1 for the surrounds. I also messed up cutting the silver cables I buddy brought back from Japan, so I bought a pair of the SP1 as well. For me the most important thing while watching a movie is clear centre channel. Very impressed with your product. I may avail of your upgrade program at a future date, but for now I think all is well in audiofool land. Well maybe a new AVR with a few more watts...would make the emptiness in my heart go away...

Thanks" Ripudaman Negi

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Devendra Mali

Hi Mike, I purchased the interconnect MA1 from your website, was quite impressed with the service, received in Australia just before Christmas with your long read about cable break in process, reading it made me kicking myself of why the hell didn’t i order the breakin service. I never believe in direct correlation of money spent Vs performance when it comes to AV gear. I have heard systems displaying characteristic more than 4-5 times of its price, very confident to say mine is one. I have done quite a lot of DIY tweaks to get the best out of the system i have. Which is why all my interconnects are DIY cables right from using Jon Risch Belden interconnects to cross connected speaker cables using copper foil from cross-coil inductors (took 3 months to make a pair).

Hooking up Ma1 was a big disappointment, too bright, low on base (but tight), though details in midrange were well preserved like my previous interconnect which really got worse with the time. Lucky i did not write any review at that point and respond to your email about my review of cables. The cable has now done approx. 150 hrs and guess what, it’s bloody brilliant, and they are staying on my system. I had never discovered the dimensions of music that i am doing now. I am puzzled, don’t know if you have put in snakes blood or some magic sprinkle in it but it just does the job so well. Once I thought that its pseudo acoustic trick by exposing to crappy sounding cables until it breaks in and then bring it to the same level as your previous interconnect . That’s definitely not the case with Ma1, the improvements are very evident so a must try cable, but remember "Patience is the name of game" here, just wait don’t throw them away it only get better.

Every aspect of the sound seems to have improved and keeps on improving, great transients; punchy bass, quite accurate timbre and very open midrange. Your cable is a serious contender to those so called audiophile cables on market with loads of marketing gimmicks. I will definitely stack up some funds to try your speaker cables (with break-in service this time).

My System: Cambridge audio CD + NAD amp + Magnepan MMG + REL Sub + Ma1 interconnect + Jon Risch cross connected speaker cable. Cheers! Devendra Mali

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Ben Parker

"I discovered Morrow Cables via an online link, and I don't even recall where. It could have been on the Stereophile or The Absolute Sound websites, but I'm not sure. Anyway you were running a special price on the entry level MA1 interconnects so I took the plunge and ordered 3 - between CD & pre-amp, turntable & pre-amp and pre & power amps. Initially I was struck by how light and flexible they are, but after break-in, I couldn't be happier with the sound on my somewhat modest system. I belive in break-in now.

I live in an apartment, and I don't have a dedicated listening room (I wish). My living room is about 13' x 11' and my system is shared with a plasma TV and associated video equipment, a few thousand records & CDs, living room furniture and curtained windows.

The MA1's gave me greater transparency, focus, smoothness, air around instruments, imaging, dynamic range, musicality - all the things promised. My CD player has a bit of a hot top end but that has been now tamed and I'm always surprised when hearing things in recordings previously unheard or not previously apparent. As for my turntable, it sounds so much more "analogue" than before, but I have a slight buzz which I think might be the RCA sockets on the SME being a bit loose. Then I decided to buy a pair of SP1 speaker cables. Might as well have the family running through the whole system. Similar results and I really like the banana connectors too. Previously, I used a solid core cable sourced from a Melbourne electric cable manufacturer (my buddy and I paid $35 for 100 metres) and they sounded far better than we had any reason to expect. Good quality copper we believed. But not as good as the SP1's.

Anyway, that's my audio story. Thank you for keeping in touch.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers, Ben Parker

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Jim

Mike: Wow, I didn't think there would have been a big difference. Was I wrong! The bass was there and is still fast and tight, the highs nice and sweet, the surprise is how dynamic the mids are and I love the mids. The mids are what makes or breaks it in music. Thanks for the time you allowed me and for a great set of interconnects! Jim

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Alex

"Well my experience is this one: I wanted to change my interconects because I knew or suspected they could be my systems weakest link. They were those kind of nice looking generic rca cables. I was hesitating prior the purchase; my mind was around the idea of, was it worth to spend $50.00 on cables ( MA1)?.. You know the usual debate... Well, I took the plunge and I can say that I am very glad I did!!

My initial impressions were that these cables improved a lotto the highs, added a nicer bottom end and a bit more clarity. I read how Mike suggested to burn in the cables, so I did. It should be better I thought, and it was.

After some 100 hours of burn in,, wow! More top end! A more refined bottom, vast improvement in clarity AND soundstage! It seems funny for me using now these adjectives after I did all the investigation prior the purchase, but yes, I DO find this to be true!

Thanks mike! Great improvement!" Alex

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Phill Scheiwe

"Hi, I purchased the MA 1.1 interconnects direct from Morrow Audio. These were my first high end cables, and I can certainly tell you they DO make a difference! I am using them with a new NAD 565BEE CD Player hooked up to my old NAD 7150 Receiver. They sound wonderful and bring new life to the old girl! I am currently eyeing some Morrow SP3 Speaker cables, just waiting to see what new speakers I end up with, regular hook up or Bi-wires... Thanks for making a wonderful product."

Phill Scheiwe

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Chris

"Hi Mike. I just received my order today which was was the MA1.1 cables which I ordered through a friend. I hooked them up right away and all I can say is WOW!!! Everything just sounded better. I can't wait till them are broken in. My friend came over to listen and said that sounds AWESOME! Thanks again for the great cables. Will buy more in the future. Take care!" Chris

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Edwin Eric

Hello Mike,

I bought my cables straight from your website. I was skeptical with the cables but having read all the other testimonials you have on your website, it got me digging in my pockets to find out the realism and soundstage hype. I followed your suggestion to start upgrading cables from the source so I bought the MA1.1 and it alone made a big difference. Then I bought your SP1 and the wow effects came out even without the break in. I was really impressed, so I bought another set of MA1.1, iPod cable, and SP2 cables for my other system that is not a tube amp and the difference was still there. Your cables are outstanding. You can tell the difference right out the box.

The best part of everything is that I surpassed the realism, clarity, separation of elements, and soundstage of my friend's system which is way more expensive from my system and cables combined. I lent him a complete set to demo on his system and its been over a month and he still has not returned it. I might need the police to help me recover those cables.... Hehehehehe.

Your website is so informative and I see myself upgrading my cables in the future.

Kudos and thank you. Your cables is a must have.

Respectfully, Edwin Eric

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Bob Pape

I purchased five MA1.1 interconnects and couldn't be happier with them. I have to say, everything that was said in describing your product was right on the money. My system has been given a breath of fresh air! My sound stage has opened up like I never thought it could and my speakers are impressing me with a new found openness and natural sound I had not heard before. And I thought what I had was pretty great! Hahaha, guess it goes to show that anything can always be improved upon. I am looking forward to upgrading my speaker cables next! Thanks for a great product at great prices. Bob Pape

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Phil Lewis

Hi Mike, Just wanted to let you know. I ran the cables in overnight with a test & burn-in CD. Shut everything down for about a hour, sat down and listened. Wow what a difference - your cables are spot on for timber and accuracy. Considering these are one of your least expensive cables, I can only imagine how nice your MA4's or MA5's would sound. I can't do it right now but, when I am ready I'll probably pull the trigger on the MA5's. Phil Lewis

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Francis Neo

Hi Mike,

Just to confirm that the package arrived yesterday. I hooked up the cables on my new BD player to the AVR and then slot a blue CD into the BD player. This CD sound very flat and uninteresting when played it on my current cables setup. I could not believe the sound when it played with your MA1.1 cables. It was WOW! and AWESOME. Before this change of cables I did not quite like the CD but now suddenly the music and the singer's voice became alive. I felt as if I was I sitting at the front row of the concert. I'm glad I found you. Thank you very much for such a great and affordable product. Best regards, Francis Neo NSW Australia

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Gary Short

I was fortunate enough to win a pair of MA1 interconnects and was completely overwhelmed by the absolute transcendental improvement in sound quality in my system. I was aware of the length of time and the severity of the break-in (and some of those sounds were VERY severe !! ) but the patience justified the reward ..... infinitely . The quality improvement was incomprehensible , making my system have a sound quality way beyond the expectations of its potential capability . I cannot thank , or praise , Mike Morrow enough for his knowledge , application and devotion to producing these cables of the utmost quality. Should I be able to fulfill my dream of owning a hi-fi system of the highest quality , I would not hesitate to use Morrow cables throughout my entire system . I have recommended your products to everyone I know who is interested in PURE sound , and will always sing the praises of Morrow cables . Thanks , once again" Gary Short

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Bill Quan

Hi Mike, I found your site after researching cables on different audiosite forums like Audioasylum, Audiogon, and Audiocircle. Your company kept coming up with stellar reviews...which as you know in audio, isn't often not the case.

Anyway, after finally going to your website, and seeing you had a sale on your entry level MA1 interconnect I decided to give it a try. I opted for the 5 day burnin option (well worth it) . What a dramatic improvement your MA1 interconnect made in my system.

Instruments and vocals are now more defined and detailed, especially those in the background behind the main vocalist. Its kinda like cleaning a dirty window, and seeing everything more clearly. I think its almost like a component upgrade....like a new DAC, or CD player, but without the cost. I've been telling others who have audio systems to give your cables a try, especially with the 60 day return. Wishing you much success. Bill Quan

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Francisco Valery Submitted: 2015.06.01

Hi, Mr. Russell. I was one of the (lucky) persons that received a free pair of Morrow Audio MA1 interconnect by mistake, during your cable giveaway contest on September 12. I inserted them between my CD Player/DAC/Streamer (T+A Music Player Balanced) and my integrated amp (T+A Power Plant Balanced) that I use balanced connected via one pair of Audioquest King Cobra XLR since more than two years ago.

One tricky note: the amp has a swicth that lets you change between balanced or single ended operation, so a brief click at the back panel let me made the judgements of the Audioquest and the Morrow Audio´s sound almost "on the fly".

How was the Morrow Audio IC´s sound? God, I can´t believe how many cues to good sound I was missing! Imediately the bass was fuller, delineated and with longer decays, making it believable.

The voices, a strong point of the Focal´s speaker sound, were more vivid, without artificial sibilances. The shimmering of triangles and cymbals were more natural, sweeter, again with a sense of being "here". A veil was lifted up, making the music more natural, with a presence I never heard on my equipment.

Finally, the sense of space around and between instruments and voices were wider, as if each of them occupy its own stage.

So here I am: a pair of unexpected 40$ cables changing my sense of value for my money... and free! What more can I say? Thanks, thanks you so much for let me discover the unbelievable quality of your products: I´ll be ordering asap a pair of your PH1 Phono cables for my analog front end. And the Audioquest´s XLR? A close friend received a Christmas present!!! Your gift was my pleasure, thanks again,

Truly yours, Francisco Valery

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