antonio66 wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 8:29 pm
I didn't start this thread as a comparison between Morrow and NVA, i somehow or other find myself on different American forums when on the net, and often see Morrow mentioned in a good way, especially their cheaper ranges. Having looked on the website the company was started by one man making his own cables, not to dissimilar to NVA, and as you can see he seems to do some pretty good deals. I for one would like to try his USB and interconnect cable
But, others do want to make the comparison; that's a reasonable part of any critical analysis. You'll find 'rave' reviews somewhere or other for just about every audiophile cable on the market (including NVA), if you look hard enough. More important, though, is how you narrow your choices down...and to do that you need to look beyond the 'sizzle'.
Making cables is not rocket science, it's basic principles. Look at the cores used, the gauge, the insulation materials, the construction geometry, the connectors. There are some cables that are sold on multipliers of 20 plus - the marketing won't make them any better value. There are also cables that are made in a way that gives them some pretty weird and undesirable electrical qualities that consequently alter the frequency response - all in the name of enabling audiophiles to proclaim they 'hear a difference'.
Most importantly, you need to prioritise the electrical requirements of the amplifier (and, occasionally, the speaker, e.g. Quad ESL57).