I am thinking of trying a pair of the Silnote Morpheous Ref II cables and am wondering what you think of them? I want to try a pair between my integrated & DAC. Also a bit confused by the prices. On their site they all look like they are over $1k, but are all over the net for $150 +. Are they really a high dollar product with bad resell, or are the retail prices just super inflated? Really just wondering as I cannot get a handle on them and not sure if I should buy new or try to buy used. I know the obvious answer is to call them and see, but wanted to check here first.
My good friend bought some and they were nothing special. When he went to return them (b/c of a 30 day return policy) he was told you should try the next up in the line, which he did) but then he still didn't think them worth the $$ and by then the 30 days had passed and he was told he now couldn't return them!
Thanks for the reply, but I answered my own question shortly after posting as a friend of mine came over with the IC's and a pair of Poseidon speaker cables, and I guess it's system dependent but they sound fantastic in my system. Really rich & transparent with outstanding imaging & dark background without sucking the life out of the top end. I bought the IC's just about an hour ago from him, and am working on getting the SC's. Funny how things work out sometime!
My experience with these cables has been very positive. I bought them on a whim at the audiogon intro price last year. Unfortunately, due to my preamp being down for several months, I was unable to use them until recently. After about 100 hrs of continuous play they sound absolutely fantastic. Very open/transparent sound, good resolution, bass is very decent, midrange is superb. I think at the retail price they offer very good value, but at promo price they are a steal! My system is cabled with KS Emotion cables exclusively. Other brands I've tried in the past (mid to top level) include Cardas, Shunyata, Audioquest, Kimber, Anticable, Tara Labs, Antipodes, Monster (1000 and Sigma series) and a few others that escape my memory right now. The Morpheus Ref II come very close to the KS Expression at 1/2 the retail price.
I own 2 sets of the Silnote Morpheus Reference ll cables. They are excellent! In particular, I notice that the mid range is very open and this extends on to the highs, which sound airy and extended when the music calls for it. I have gone through a lot of cable sets, looking for just the right sound, and the Sinotes reach that goal with aplomb! A+!
Another happy customer, I have a Morpheus reference and Poseidon XLR's, both are excellent. The lower price on Audiogon seems permanent, I guess the reduction is a marketing ploy. Still they are good cables.
Just got a pair of XLR terminated Silnote Morpheus Ref II interconnects. My initial impressions after a day of music is: Very well made; Sound transparent in my Ayon Audio tube amp and Ayon Audio CD-07. This is all I can ask for ...except for a fair price: Less than $200 for 1M XLR of this quality is a fair price!
I love Silnote cables (I have several), but I always really dislike dealing with the owner. He's an incredibly talented electrical engineer, but lacks the social graces necessary for good customer service, or for sales. I wish he would hire someone to handle that part of his business.
I bought a Poseidon phono cable and interconnect along with a pair of Orion M-1 speaker cables and I could not be happier. I was going to start buying components but decided to upgrade my cables and it was the best decision I could have made. Mark is a great person to deal with and I will be buying from him again.