"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
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."