morrow ma1 interconnect


This is a review of this low budget interconnect. The Morrow MA1 is one of the worst peace of junk i ever heard! Sorry to say it but it’s the truth. And, all that about the burn in process is nonesense. I believe in burn-in, but these cables don’t. I sit down to listen to them after 120 hours and they sounded terribly thin, lightweight and bright. These cables do not have any body at all in the vocals and no weight in the low frequencies. Even the highs sounded very thin. They did not change much after 600 hours!!!! All that compared to my budget interconnect king Atlas Equator MKII. I returned them for a full refund. Very annoying sound and a big disappointment.
noisebilly
Did you read the Morrow Audio instructions on burn in and how they change character as they run in? They mention that this very thing will happen until they are fully developed with enough burn in. If you are not patient enough you will miss out on what the cables may do for you. Don't short change them and yourself until you have enough time running them in. So hold off on opinions until then. If you are not satisfied call Morrow. They offer a money-back guarantee.
jw, try reading the WHOLE post before YOU respond.  He said 600 hours and DID return them.
My apologies to the O.P.
Noisebilly - Your MA 1 interconnects review would be more helpful if you listed the equipment you were using with them.  Satisfaction with cabling of all sorts is system dependent.  Because you weren't happy with the MA-1s doesn't mean they won't work well in another system.  Don't think your unhappiness with them makes them junk, either.  By the way, 600 hours of burn in playing them 24/7 would be 25 days straight.  Since you joined A'gon on the 23rd of Jan this year, I'm thinking  you bought the ICs well before joining??  Just curious.  Glad Morrow has a return policy.    (Disclaimer - I have no business interest in Morrow Audio)
Good job jw, that showed class.

I do not believe in system synergy, much. It is just an excuse for a bad component. Like, if a cable sounds terrible, blame it on synergy. No. A decent, well designed cable should perform decent in most systems. My Atlas Equator MKII is also a budget cable. So the Morrow MA1 couldn't even compete with a cable that is actually cheaper. They say that they beat much pricier models from top brands. No way. The Atlas cable is a neutral sounding cable. It is not the cable that you would call full-bodied. Not at all. The Morrow cable sounded extremely bright, thin and light compared to a cable that is close to neutral and not a heavy sounding cable.
I have two pair of the Morrow Audio MA1's that were gifted to me a few years ago. They are not ultra high end cables, nor are they marketed that way. They are the bottom of the cable line for Morrow. I'm using them in my very modest bedroom system with good results.
I bought a pair of the MA1 after getting 2 pairs of the MA3’s. The MA1 is not crap, I’m not sure what caused this experience with the OP. I agree that knowing what system he employed them in might help. I kind of doubt he broke them in for 600 hours since he threw that number out fast and loose, until Morrows are properly broken in they can sound odd at times.

the MA3’s are pretty nice, but I’m sure there are many good cable companies out there. Just don’t buy monoprice or Bluejeans and expect the moon.
The Morrow interconnect sounded terrible from start to finish. I sat down for the first listen after 120 hours of burn -in. It sounded unlistenable, really. After 650 hours, the same, there was no miracle. Extremely thin, bright and lightweight sound. No body in the vocals, no warmth in acoustic instruments which sounded awful, and no weght in the bass. It is like there are no mids and no lows.
All of my system cables are from Morrow including the MA1 and what your describing is the exact opposite of what I am hearing. 
Actually, many others have reported that morrow cables have a lightweight thin, bright sound.
I have two pairs of the MA-1 interconnects in my system. One set for the CD player, and the other running to the amplifier.  I've had these cables for over a year and they are well past the recommended burn-in time. They produce a beautiful rich deep sound stage and are very musical.  Yet...I am frustrated because at times they sound horrible.  It seems to be intermittent.  Some nights they sound great, and other times they sound muted. Has anyone else experience this intermittent issue?  My system: Audio Research SP-1A preamp and Dual 75 amp, Dennon CD player, KLH Nines speakers (double pair).