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srmd22
05-27-2009, 10:22 PM
I am thinking about picking up a pair of these for my front doors/triangle components in my 350z Roadster. The old BA's in there are blown, and sounded like poo anyway. I've got a nice JL Audio (500/5? I think) amp in the trunk and a custom 2x10 sub behind the seat, and I'm throwing some meh alpines from best buy in the rear to replace the ultra-crappy stock with a little less crappy.

I am looking for something with nice mid bass, to take the edge of the mid-rangey, trebly sound I was getting with the BA's. Obviously, the low base sound great with the subs, but the rest was sounding muddy and shrill (before blowing altogether).

Reviews of the Morels from this forum seem to fit this profile. But there is one review that claims the tweeters are real harsh, and I want to make sure that that is not the consensus.

Image Dynamics CTX65cs comps have also been recommended, and get some pretty good reviews, so it's probably between these two (although I am open).

Bottom line: what are opinions on the Morels, and are they at all harsh, middy or high endy?

Thanks.

williambrea
05-27-2009, 10:32 PM
I think the Tempo's sound great, just dont stab them....

Tweeter is absolutely not harsh, very smooth and blends great w/ midrange

Does not fatigue to listen to @ all and im considering turning the tweet up 3db on the crossover :D

srmd22
05-28-2009, 12:57 PM
Oh my, did your Tempo's get attacked, lol?

Thanks for the feedback, I was a bit worried by that one review about the harshness.

headshok
05-28-2009, 01:04 PM
hi there,

i'm pretty familiar with morels.

the tempos are great off limited power ( ie ran off HU or a small amp)

for a beginner setup, it'll sound great off vocals and instrumental.

down side of the morels is that once u start to push them, you can somewhat feel the " strain" on the speaker,

my opinion is that they dont really like the power.

but the tweeters are not harsh, so don have to worry.

cheers man

srmd22
05-28-2009, 01:50 PM
Headshok, sounds like they are not so great for my setup then-- with the 500x5 JL Audio amp. I think this is what fried my original BA's in the front.

What would a similar alternative be, that would handle a little more power? I can spend a bit more if necessary.

srmd22
05-28-2009, 01:57 PM
The SPX-17PRO - Alpine Type-X Pro Series 6-3/4 have been praised in this forum recently:

http://www.woofersetc.com/p6252/SPX17PRO--Alpine-TypeX-Pro-Series-63-4"-Component-Speaker-System.htm

For the extra $$, do they sound much better then the Morel 6's, and would they handle my amp/setup ok?

headshok
05-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Headshok, sounds like they are not so great for my setup then-- with the 500x5 JL Audio amp. I think this is what fried my original BA's in the front.

What would a similar alternative be, that would handle a little more power? I can spend a bit more if necessary.


if u are a die hard morel fan, go for the elates.

those will sing and handle good power.

for me, being an ' atomic ' guy,

try the Quantum 6.5s .

those i have tested on an active seutp, those guys WANT MORE POWER!

installed one in a friend's car ( he was using the Morel dotech previously) and a comment was that, the atomics were a more robust speaker, and it still sounded great.

here's a quick review

http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=238&Itemid=54

if u don feel for the atomic, u can try another brand called Hustler, have played with this spkr and the 6.5" driver can handle some good power and kick pretty hard.

they did a review on it over on DIYMA ( gotta search)

have fun man

cheers

headshok
05-28-2009, 02:00 PM
not really a fan of alpine speakers.

maybe u can try DLS

those will be worth the money too

cheers

srmd22
05-28-2009, 02:29 PM
awesome, thx for the advice!

macq32
05-29-2009, 01:37 AM
I like my tempo tweeters, I was giving them about 200 with my PG xenon 200.4... with the windows down (95% of the time) they sounded perfect, with my windows rolled up they were a bit harsh, but I was easily able to adjust them to my liking by turning the Fader from 0 to R4.

I've since turned my gain down ~15% and they sound great as is...

vellocet
05-29-2009, 01:46 AM
Do some searchs on those alpine's mentioned. Their not exactly alpine speakers. Rebadged goodness. The only alpine speaker set I would consider running.

You should consider not even putting in rear speakers. Just get some nice comps for the front. The rainbow germs have interested me for awhile.

littlepucker
05-29-2009, 04:12 AM
my tmpos get here tomorrow. Im given em 150 a piece we'll see how they do

littlepucker
05-29-2009, 04:12 AM
accidental double post

srmd22
05-30-2009, 06:44 AM
Cool....Littlepucker, let us know how the Morels work out. If they handle your 150x2, then my 100x2 should be ok.

littlepucker
06-05-2009, 05:44 PM
ALRIGHT i got em. Still need to sound deaden the doors but they sound really good still without it. The tweets are SO nice compared to my old JBLs. They image very well and are extremely smooth. Usually i have to equalize the tweeters down a few db's but in this case I almost feel like i could turn them up.

They also appear to be eating the 150 watts like its nothing. Honestly they seem like they coould handle quite a bit more because I dont see any stress whatsoever. I might have to return em though for a switch out because the surround appears to be coming loose in one spot. I will probably just silicone though

devin1231
06-05-2009, 05:53 PM
im running 2 sets of tempo 6's and they are awsome speaker, i listen to all types of music and they play all of it very well.... i think they are awsome sounding speakers for the price.


Honestly looking into getting 2 more sets.

littlepucker
06-05-2009, 05:59 PM
The midbasses are redunkulous they actually reach down to like 60hz while maintaining pretty good clarity. The 40hz is bs though. They can reach it but the vocals get facked.

littlepucker
06-05-2009, 05:59 PM
im running 2 sets of tempo 6's and they are awsome speaker, i listen to all types of music and they play all of it very well.... i think they are awsome sounding speakers for the price.


Honestly looking into getting 2 more sets.

Oh and i like the r8 in ur av. My pops has the s5 w/ millteks and carbon intake chipped. Hauls ***

srmd22
06-05-2009, 10:02 PM
ALRIGHT i got em. Still need to sound deaden the doors but they sound really good still without it. The tweets are SO nice compared to my old JBLs. They image very well and are extremely smooth. Usually i have to equalize the tweeters down a few db's but in this case I almost feel like i could turn them up.

They also appear to be eating the 150 watts like its nothing. Honestly they seem like they coould handle quite a bit more because I dont see any stress whatsoever. I might have to return em though for a switch out because the surround appears to be coming loose in one spot. I will probably just silicone though

Sounds like 100x2 should be just enough to drive them then! I was worried, because my local guy wants to sell me some pretty $$ dynaudios that people say need a LOT of power--- I'm thinking 200x2 or something, and I am worried that my amp definitely won't hack that. Sounds like my 100x2 (to the front) is plenty though.

Thanks for the follow up.

devin1231
06-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Oh and i like the r8 in ur av. My pops has the s5 w/ millteks and carbon intake chipped. Hauls ***

haha yeah R8 is deff my favorite car, the S5 is sick as well i love pretty much all audi's lol.

oh and as for the morel's yeah i went from a loud non-SQ setup to morels.... and it was a crazy difference... the mid bass with them is even better with the "bass bommer Thingys lol" main reason i got them was to protect them from water dmg and door slamming pressure.... but they make the bass from the morels even lower and louder. best 12 bucks iv spent imo lol

littlepucker
06-06-2009, 02:13 PM
haha yeah R8 is deff my favorite car, the S5 is sick as well i love pretty much all audi's lol.

oh and as for the morel's yeah i went from a loud non-SQ setup to morels.... and it was a crazy difference... the mid bass with them is even better with the "bass bommer Thingys lol" main reason i got them was to protect them from water dmg and door slamming pressure.... but they make the bass from the morels even lower and louder. best 12 bucks iv spent imo lol

Did you ever watch them move before you covered them up? The excursion is like dwamn.

1hawaii50
06-06-2009, 08:40 PM
I've got the Morel Dotech Ovation 6's in my Maxima. I've just finished my install. I'm powering them with a Pioneer DEH-P980BT pushing 3 Arc Audio amps. I've got one of the Arc's bridged to pushe 350w rms per side to the Morel's. I currently have all my gains at the lowest setting as I've just recently finished the install and haven't had a whole lot of time to play with the settings, but I am totally blown away by the speakers (and the amps). I would buy the Dotech Ovations again in a heartbeat and can't wait to get the gains adjusted up a little bit!

Jared530
06-06-2009, 11:32 PM
would a sax-125.2 be cool for these?

devin1231
06-07-2009, 09:25 AM
Did you ever watch them move before you covered them up? The excursion is like dwamn.

haha yeah i played them for awhile before i put my door pannels back on... they sure can move lol.