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There hasn't been any discussion of these cables for quite a while here. I just recently received my first set of MA1 ICs and so far I'm very impressed. Great sound from such an inexpensive cable.
Has anyone put them through the entire "break in" period? According to Morrow they require 400 to 500 hrs to completely break in. I've replaced my Blue Jean cable between the phono stage and the amp with the MA1s. Given the fact that I often alternate between the TT and CD its going to take me a long time (6 months?) to complete the break in period.
BTW, I've already ordered a pair for the CD player. At their price it's hard to go wrong.
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I use Morrow MA2's and MA3's. The 2's were my introduction to Morrow IC's and I still think they're the best bang for the buck in many applications. System synergy is the key here so that statement pretty much applies to what I've heard in my system. Never ventured beyond the MA3.
Break-in seems to take less than 400-500 hours. In my experience they sounded very decent in about half that time or just a tad less. I shortened that process a few years back by purchasing a Hagerman FryBaby. 72 hours on the cooker and you're ready to go. No wear and tear on your CDP or components with a more thorough break-in process to boot.
I have the 3s & 4s. The break in took a while.
BTW, I did not hear much difference between the 3s & 4s although the 3s were much better than the 2s that I heard.
I have a set of MA3 balanced and SP3 biwire, I tried the MA1's which I still have and the MA2's as well, I found the MA1 very competent but lacked top end extension and midrange bloom but had a full bottom end, the MA2 has the extension missing from the MA1's but the bottom couldn't match the top regardless of placement! This is were I found the MA3 to be the sweet spot trumping both in all areas and then some, for me they were tonal truth and neutrality! I plan to try the MA5's but wonder if the MA3 will remain the sweet spot. And yes they will take 400hrs to burn in fully!
I agree! Morrow cables are below the radar, and offer superb performance. I started with the SP-3's and MA-3's, traded up to the SP-4's and MA-4's, and currently own the SP-6's and MA-6's Grand Reference. Each step up gives "more better" sound.
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