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.