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Old 18th January 2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Morel versus Seas, Vifa, Dynaudio

I am a newbie and I want to build my first speakers, a 2-way bookshelf. I am currently investigating some drivers (tweeters and mids) and ran into some manufacturers. Morel's factory happens to be a 20 min. ride from my house so it's not a problem for me to get their stock. My question is, how are morel drivers (the mid-high level drivers they produce) compared to Seas, Vifa Dynaudio or Audax? which one is better? because it seems that while Morel's line is a bit expensive (MDT series) ,Seas appears to have decent prices and so as Vifa.

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I am personally impressed by the performance of Seas drivers. I think the Seas paper woofers and midranges are outstanding.

But how about considering a ribbon for your tweeter?
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Well, there are two Morel's. The one that sells speakers through PartsExpress and other places is actually located in Isreal. MorelUsa - I don't know anything about their drivers - although they were being sued by Morel for using the name.

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Old 18th January 2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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As for Morel vs. Dynaudio there is not so much difference because most of the Morel drivers were copies of Dynaudios anyway. Their newer drivers are designed in-house though but with same design philosophy in mind.
Morel MDT 30, 32, and especially their well regarded MDT 33 tweeters are very good, much better than most Seas, Vifa or Audax units (not counting the much more expensive Seas Exel and Millenium or Vifa’s ringradiator perhaps).
With woofers the competition is tougher of course and the choice is broader.
But, Morel’s woofers are/were used in some very expensive commercial systems like Eggleston Works, Duntech, Merlin
So as for one’s first two-way bookshelf I wouldn’t hesitate choosing MDT30 tweeter and MW164 woofer in sealed box.

PS. By the way, I have always wanted to know if word Morel carries any meaning in Hebrew?


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Old 18th January 2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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I am personally impressed by the performance of Seas drivers. I think the Seas paper woofers and midranges are outstanding.

Just having worked with the Seas paper woofers myself, I second his comment. Awesome sounding woofer, especially for the price.

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I understood Dynaudio's technology was actually a spin off from Morels work (hexatech voicecoil wire etc). Namesake bickering aside Morel do some cracking products, I've used a few of their tweets and always found them to give a nice natural sound (I would prefer Morel to Seas from the limited tweets I've heard). I'm currently running a pair of very small monitors using a 4.5" morel (USA) midbass and neo tweet, tonally they are excellent and the imaging is sublime especially off axis (due to small mid not beaming). Their only failing is the absence of much under 70Hz but a good sub sorts that out.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy Morel, but then I know Vifa do some nice tweets for good money, Seas have some lovely midbasses (I find their tweets a bit edgy, artificially airy)
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PS. By the way, I have always wanted to know if word Morel carries any meaning in Hebrew?
Yes, in Israel they're sold as "Rebel" tweeters

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I understood Dynaudio's technology was actually a spin off from Morels work (hexatech voicecoil wire etc). Namesake bickering aside Morel do some cracking products, I've used a few of their tweets and always found them to give a nice natural sound (I would prefer Morel to Seas from the limited tweets I've heard). I'm currently running a pair of very small monitors using a 4.5" morel (USA) midbass and neo tweet, tonally they are excellent and the imaging is sublime especially off axis (due to small mid not beaming). Their only failing is the absence of much under 70Hz but a good sub sorts that out.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy Morel, but then I know Vifa do some nice tweets for good money, Seas have some lovely midbasses (I find their tweets a bit edgy, artificially airy)
As some one said earlier, Dynaudio was the original and Morel liscensed the use of the Dynaudio designs back in the early 1980's.
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Since Morel is 20 min away I would consider Morel drivers. However there are few kits with Morel woofers AND tweeters. As a starter system Argo's recomendation (MW164/MDT30) is quite good.

As a beginner I'd first make up a budget kit.
Under $400 (incl rcabinets) here are a few options
SEAS: http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/audio-speaker12.html
Madisound's Cygnet Mk2
Zalytron's Budget 106
Solen's Vifa Premium
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