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post #16 of 37

My cable maybe here by tomorrow, either then or Monday. I'll be sure to review them as soon as i'm able. I've always been somewhat skeptical about the claimed "huge improvement" high end cables make. No doubt a well made cable can "slightly improve" a system, but we will see once my cable gets here just what sort of change it will really make.

 

I'm looking forward to testing these out, as i've heard alot of positive things about them. Seems like a good company too with decent pricing, not to mention bold marketing strategies like this. sp70.

post #17 of 37

Great to hear that I sneaked in and got a decent deal for once, especially since I am located in Canada. ;) Even happier to hear that many have jumped at the opportunity. Ultimately, it is a very nice gesture on Mike Morrow's part to offer these MA-1's, even at $30 US total. Looking forward to reading everyone's opinions as the cables trickle in. :)

post #18 of 37

Well, no such luck getting them delivered today, but very likely i'll get them come Monday. Another day to wait! Oh well. So far communication has been great, I got an email about how long they take to break in, which is a whole 'nother debated topic in itself.

post #19 of 37

Yes. That was a bit strange. 400 hours?! Hmmm...


Edited by sampson_smith - 5/29/10 at 6:54pm
post #20 of 37

I wonder how much this cable is shipped to Australia. Would've jumped on these at $10. At $30, not so much.....

post #21 of 37

^


Edited by Audio Addict - 5/30/10 at 5:27am
post #22 of 37

Deleted as others already commented on the price change.

post #23 of 37



 

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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post

I wonder how much this cable is shipped to Australia. Would've jumped on these at $10. At $30, not so much.....



I was charged $10.00.

post #24 of 37

Maybe he can still give me the cable for $10 :P

post #25 of 37

Just got the cable hooked up (after a bit of trouble) and i'm not quite sure what to think right now.

 

First of all, I couldn't get one end of one of the cables to even fit on the RCA jack. I literally had to strong-arm it on there (probably not good, I heard a tiny crack from my Hitachi, well it is getting up there in years...) Though all the other jacks fit on just fine. The wires are rather unruly! They tend to be so thin they go where they want to, at least they don't get in the way too much. Overall the build quality seemed very good. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say what the MSRP goes for kind of good, but certainly a well crafted cable.

 

Onto the initial sound impressions:

 

I listened through Songbird -> USB -> Maverick D1 with upgraded tube and OPAMPs -> MA1 -> Hitachi HMA-6500 -> HD600

 

Bass! That was the first thing that struck me, there was far more of it. A bit floppy and untamed sounding but supposedly that will change with breakin. Keep in mind these cables replaced an old (though free) pair of monster cables, so I was expecting at least some kind of improvement (which there certainly was!) After I got over the shock of all this bass I had apparently been missing before, I noticed a definite increased clarity and the tone seemed more natural. The only disappointment was the somewhat shrill highs. Its nothing too noticeable, but if theres anything I can't stand, its shrill highs. I feel like I shouldn't be too judgmental right now, as i've only been listening for a few hours, but i'll be sure to report back after things have burned in a bit. It really does seem like a very promising cable. I can't wait for the final result. sp70. 

post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by sp70 View Post

Just got the cable hooked up (after a bit of trouble) and i'm not quite sure what to think right now.

 

First of all, I couldn't get one end of one of the cables to even fit on the RCA jack. I literally had to strong-arm it on there (probably not good, I heard a tiny crack from my Hitachi, well it is getting up there in years...) Though all the other jacks fit on just fine. The wires are rather unruly! They tend to be so thin they go where they want to, at least they don't get in the way too much. Overall the build quality seemed very good. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say what the MSRP goes for kind of good, but certainly a well crafted cable.

 

Onto the initial sound impressions:

 

I listened through Songbird -> USB -> Maverick D1 with upgraded tube and OPAMPs -> MA1 -> Hitachi HMA-6500 -> HD600

 

Bass! That was the first thing that struck me, there was far more of it. A bit floppy and untamed sounding but supposedly that will change with breakin. Keep in mind these cables replaced an old (though free) pair of monster cables, so I was expecting at least some kind of improvement (which there certainly was!) After I got over the shock of all this bass I had apparently been missing before, I noticed a definite increased clarity and the tone seemed more natural. The only disappointment was the somewhat shrill highs. Its nothing too noticeable, but if theres anything I can't stand, its shrill highs. I feel like I shouldn't be too judgmental right now, as i've only been listening for a few hours, but i'll be sure to report back after things have burned in a bit. It really does seem like a very promising cable. I can't wait for the final result. sp70. 



Nice to here,I got an e-mail that mine have been shipped, there is also tracking.

 

I would be comparing these to my other connections,I didn't have any audiophile RCA's before this,mainly used generic brands and monster cables.

post #27 of 37

I've owned nicer cables, I've had Tributaries, in fact I think I still have a pair around here somewhere, I just happened to have the mosters on hand when I hooked things up. Its just that largely when comparing interconnects in the past for me - i've noticed no difference. This is rather interesting because I *am* noticing one for once! Can't wait to see how this (supposedly rollercoaster-like) breakin will go for me. sp70.
 

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Nice to here,I got an e-mail that mine have been shipped, there is also tracking.

 

I would be comparing these to my other connections,I didn't have any audiophile RCA's before this,mainly used generic brands and monster cables.

post #28 of 37

Wow. A rather promising 'initial' review. I'm getting more excited, by the read, about receiving and trying out these cables.

 

Maybe break-in is more noticeable as there is less copper wire for the signal to travel through (based on the very large gauge) and thus 'change'. A roller coaster ride?! That's encouraging.


Edited by sampson_smith - 6/2/10 at 9:01am
post #29 of 37

Cart shows 29.95, not gonna pick it up at that price. Wouldve jumped on it for 10. Too bad.

post #30 of 37


I'd say its worth your $30. Just my personal opinion, your not going to find interconnects of this quality for that cheap. If you need it, i'd still jump on it. Heck, they resell for more than that. sp70.

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Cart shows 29.95, not gonna pick it up at that price. Wouldve jumped on it for 10. Too bad.

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