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      05-14-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Best Under-The-Seat Mid Bass?!?

any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
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I vaguely remember reading that someone mounted a Morel Elate SW 6" woofer.
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      05-17-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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thats what my audio installer told me that he usually goes on bmw's with morel 6" 3 way components....
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Kicker SSMB8 (if you can get them)
Morel ADMW SW 9
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      05-19-2010, 05:06 AM   #5
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Dynaudio 172 would work well. I'd do that or the Morel. But as a pure midbass, the OEM drivers are not bad at all.
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Dynaudio 172 would work well. I'd do that or the Morel. But as a pure midbass, the OEM drivers are not bad at all.
+1 Dynaudio --- I believe Morels ARE dynaudio drivers made for Morel.
and +1 for OE 8" mid-bass = if you feed a clean signal to these, you will be surprised.
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Audio installer put I'm a audison bitone, morel hybrid ovation, focal k2 power all running on a jl audio HD600/4 he also installed a Rockford fosgate t1000 and kicker l7 meanwhile until I find a replacement for under the seats. He advices me to go with the morel 6" 3 way components now with that set up dynaudio or any of the others mentioned a good replacement? Thanks
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      05-19-2010, 11:06 AM   #8
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+1 Dynaudio --- I believe Morels ARE dynaudio drivers made for Morel.
No. Dyn is Danish and Morel is Israeli. They are made in separate factories as well. That's not to say that in the past they weren't more closely related, but nowadays not so much.
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      05-19-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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Audio installer put I'm a audison bitone, morel hybrid ovation, focal k2 power all running on a jl audio HD600/4 he also installed a Rockford fosgate t1000 and kicker l7 meanwhile until I find a replacement for under the seats. He advices me to go with the morel 6" 3 way components now with that set up dynaudio or any of the others mentioned a good replacement? Thanks
I would run the Morel Hybrid Ovations with the Morel 9" midbass unless you want to spend a LOT mroe money and then I'd do a Dyn MD102 tweeter, Esotar2 430 mid, and a MW172. The 430 alone casts more than an entire HO4 set but it sounds AMAZING.
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the morel 9" midbass how well will it sound with the rest of the set up? what amp should be used?
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also whats the difference between Esotar 430 and MW172... which would go under the seats if I go that way? Which amp would be best to run with my current set up
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The 430 is a 4" mid and the 172 is an 8" midbass.
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      05-20-2010, 07:38 AM   #13
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The Dynaudio 172 shows a mounting depth of 78mm to the Morel 71mm, and the Morels that have been shown installed here by VP Electricity have had the enclosures ground down and are mounted with a (3/4"?) spacer that brings the speaker right up against the seat rail. I'm not sure how you would install something deeper without alot of modification.
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The grill on the Morel hits, not the driver. The driver is under the seat. Unless you plan on chucking stuff under there you'll be fine without a grill. If you want a grill, go with the
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thanks for the help man i'll run it past my installer... also what amp is best to run those 2 under the seat and i guess a rear L7? all with audison bitone and the other amp is a hd 600/4
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I like to match so I'd run another 600/4 and a 750/1. You could always check everything and use Audison amps with the link between the B1 and the amps. Pretty sweet. I almost did that myself but ended up selling the B1 and ordered a JBL MS-8.
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nice so basically run (2) jl audio 600/4 and (1) 750/1... the 750 I imagine would go to the L7? and the other 600/4 would run the midbass? or is that too much power?
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There is no such thing as too much power especially on midbasses and yes, that's how I'd run it.
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The grill on the Morel hits, not the driver. The driver is under the seat. Unless you plan on chucking stuff under there you'll be fine without a grill. If you want a grill, go with the
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Have you actually confirmed this? You know, the basket on the MW172 is a hell of a lot wider than the Morel's, which means even at identical mounting depth, the Dyne would sit higher than the Morel, due to the slanted enclosure bottom.
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Talk to Ken (VP Electricity). He's done the Morel on a few cars (1 and 3ers) and it's confirmed.

Have you looked at the basket on a Morel? Morel has been using a Dyn style basket since they were nothing more than a Dyn ripoff back in the day. The Elate and Supremo 9" basket is almost exactly the same as the Dyn and is quite wide itself. Fitment of either shouldn't be terribly difficult.
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Any ideas on where to get a pair of the Morel 9s?
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Again, Ken would be your guy. He's who I got my Morel stuff from.
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