Just got those Morrow cables (SP3 Reference speaker cable & MA3 Reference interconnects) in and hooked up. Listened to a few discs before I switched out my old cable. I was using generic speaker cable and homemade Mogami ICs and was getting very good sound with them. When I first put the Morrows in, there was a definite
change in sound. Beefier and thicker with more prodigious bass. My expectation "bias" is that I'm a skeptical bastard (always), but only a tin-ear fool would say that they could not hear a change in tonality after the switch. It was blatantly obvious. I can't say it's better yet, just different.
As some of you are aware, these cables supposedly take a long
time to properly break in. I did hear some weird stuff on a few discs, unusual sibilants, certain frequencies jumping out then settling back down (in the same song that I'm very familiar with), etc. Of course, all of this is just in my mind (and apparently my GFs too!). Amazing that my mind constructed such a fat, solid, darker sound when I first plugged them in when in truth, from all that I've read, I should be expecting them to sound thin and bright. Oh well, since my ears are so delusional from all the reviews I read, I guess my brain is just fu#king with me (and apparently my lady as well)? Did I have some huge expectation bias from all the reviews I've read? I don't think so. Since I've never used these cables before, I had no real expectations at all. But they do
sound "different" than the cables I was using.
They are very well constructed with very high quality termination. Snug fitting but not overly tight.
OK, now let the bashing from the wannabe junior scientist audio engineers begin! Forget the fact that I'm an actual audio professional who makes his living working with sound, I wouldn't wanna "bias" your vitriol...
btw, why is it when I check out the gear listings of all of you anti-audiophiles types, you mostly have crappy consumer a/v equipment? That's kinda funny... All of you have opinions about the high end stuff, yet own none. It's also hard to take seriously anyone who thinks using Audyssey is a good idea. If you can't calibrate your own set-up using your ears and proper "professional" tools or you have so many acoustic anomalies that digital eq is needed to 'correct" them, you might want to treat your room properly and have it tuned by a professional. Audyssey is crappy, consumer DSP stuff. You lose all credibility when you champion that stuff yet belittle others with real gear and try to tell them all "amps are amps", "digital is digital", "cables don't matter", etc.. Oh well, a lot of the HT crowd has never been about quality, accurate sound reproduction, just boom and impact.
Oh yeah, there's a ridiculous thread
about the Tekton Enzos over at Audiocircle going on. Some idiot noob who has no clue about anything
audio-wise is unfortunately wanting a pair of Tekton Enzos (or something like that, I don't think he knows what he wants) but it is pretty funny seeing all the uninformed, blatantly negative crap that the other members have been posting about Tekton speakers. Seems a lot of people have great knowledge about stuff they've never heard.
Oh, and Chu Gui is over there too, spreading his good will and wisdom around...
OK, back to evaluating cables that are not making any
difference (despite what my ears and delusional brain are telling me) whatsoever....