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Morel Virtus 503

Virtus Series 5-1/4" 3-way component speaker system

Item # 210VIR503

Prepare to do more driving.

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Prepare to do more driving.

Item # 210VIR503

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About the Morel Virtus 503

The Morel driving experience

Prepare to do more driving. Once you install Morel Virtus speakers in your car, you'll have a hard time resisting getting in the driver's seat and cranking the volume. Despite the sonic limitations posed by the automotive environment, Morel's component speakers soar. Every bit of that excellence is due to their passion for sound and their insistence that every Virtus model be made by hand and tested to meet their premium standards.

The Morel driving experience

Prepare to do more driving. Once you install Morel Virtus speakers in your car, you'll have a hard time resisting getting in the driver's seat and cranking the volume. Despite the sonic limitations posed by the automotive environment, Morel's component speakers soar. Every bit of that excellence is due to their passion for sound and their insistence that every Virtus model be made by hand and tested to meet their premium standards.

Morel Virtus 503 5-1/4" 3-Way Component Speakers

This crossover network ensures a smooth transition between woofer, midrange, and tweeter.

3-way detail at any volume

The Virtus 503 5-1/4" 3-way component speaker system adds a CDM600 midrange driver for a fuller, more palpable response and enhanced sonic detail. The paper composite woofer handles the lows, and Morel's External Voice Coil (EVC™) technology maximizes voice coil size in this woofer for better heat dispersion and efficient performance. Morel's MT120 soft dome silk tweeter contributes warm highs to the distinct Virtus sound, and the one-of-a-kind Acuflex™ compound that coats the tweeter helps damping to bring out the fine detail in your music. 

Crossover technology

Morel includes external MXR crossovers to deliver an ideal blend of the highs and lows for an incredible stereo image. Three levels of tweeter control let you dial in the sound to your car's environment. This system will handle up to 120 watts RMS, so you'll want to use an amplifier to get maximum performance at high volume.

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Product highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 3-way component speaker system
  • paper composite woofer cone with butyl rubber surround
  • steel basket
  • 3-1/2" silk dome midrange driver
  • 1-1/8" Acuflex coated silk dome tweeter
  • external crossover with 3 tweeter level settings
  • handles up to 120 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB at 2.83 V
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-3/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 3-1/2" silk dome midrange driver and 1-1/8" Acuflex coated silk dome tweeter
  • MFR # 350295-205
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What's in the box:

  • Two MW5 Woofers
  • Two CDM 600 Midrange (with attached 7" length of speaker wire)
  • Two MT 120 Tweeters (with attached 7" length of speaker wire)
  • 2 MXR300 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles (octopus style)
  • 2 Mesh midrange grilles (installed)
  • 2 Octopus style midrange grilles
  • 2 Mesh tweeter grilles (installed)
  • 2 Oval flush mount tweeter housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Round flush mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Flush mount brackets
  • 2 Large angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Small angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Eight 1-1/4" Screws
  • Four 1" Screws
  • Six 3/4" Screws
  • 14 Speed clips
  • 8 Midrange mounting clips
  • Eight 0.25" Crimp-on female quick slides
  • Two 0.187" Crimp-on female quick slides
  • Two 0.110" Crimp-on female quick slides
  • Two 0.187" Quick slide insulating covers
  • Two 0.110" Quick slide insulating covers
  • Installation guide
  • 4 Morel logo badges
  • Morel window sticker
  • Genuine product verification instructions

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michael from Knoxville, TN on 6/1/2017

2016 Ram 1500

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I have had these installed in the front doors of my truck for about two months. They are being driven by a 1,000 dollar amp. These speakers are way to bright for me. They are 80% treble and 20% mid range. I did not expect big bass from a speaker this size, but I did expect some mid range.The higher you turn up the volume the better they sound. With the subs turned up they will suffice, but I am disappointed.

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 28mm Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Paper Composite
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 88
Frequency Response 65 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 120
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 5/8

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Features

Midrange Size: The midrange drivers are not a standard size, approximately 3-1/2" diameter. They are top mounted and have these dimensions:

  • Depth: 0.959"
  • Mounting height:
    • Mesh Grille: 0.5"
    • Octopus Grille: 0.347"
  • Flange height: 0.225"
  • Cutout diameter: 2.95"
  • Frame diameter: 3.505"
  • Terminal Width: 0.25"

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. The large surface mount housing also uses the oval flush mount housing and angles the tweeters at approximately 45°. The small surface mounting housing angles the tweeters at approximately 20°.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Oval Flush Mount Round Flush Mount Large Surface Mount Small Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.564" 0.4" 1.935" 1.352"
Mounting Depth 0.875" 0.955" screw depth screw depth
Cutout Diameter 1.938" 1.932" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter N/A 2.458" N/A N/A
Frame Width 2.205" N/A 2.328" 1.920"
Frame Depth 2.688" N/A 2.645" 1.950"

Crossover: The outboard crossovers have screw terminal inputs and outputs (0.275" wide). A jumper inside each crossover allows you to adjust the tweeter output level; choose -2 dB, 0 dB, or +2 dB. The woofers' low pass crossover is 12 dB/octave at 500 Hz. The midrange's high pass crossover is 18 dB/octave at 500 Hz and low pass is 12 dB/octave at 2.2 kHz. The tweeters' high pass crossover is 6 dB/octave at 2.2 kHz.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 5.535"
  • Height: 1.457"
  • Depth: 4.17"

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Expensive but on sale, 3-way component speaker system that matches my earlier 2-way speaker system specifications (which I ordered and have from Crutchfield) and matches almost perfectly with my 3-way factory system 1998 BMW 318ti For now I'm keeping the MTX signature SS5 component system and plan to install them in the rear of this hatchback. [ Aaron  Nov 23, 2018 ]

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