Peter Michaels Submitted: 2016.12.15
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!!"