About the Morel Virtus 602
The Morel driving experience
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.
This crossover network ensures a smooth transition between woofer and tweeter.
Vivid detail at any volume
The Virtus 602 6-1/2" component speaker system is a solid choice in the Morel line. 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.
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 140 watts RMS, so you'll want to use an amplifier to get maximum performance at high levels.
Note: Morel describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.
- 6-1/2" component speaker system
- paper composite woofer cone with butyl rubber surround
- steel basket
- 1-1/8" Acuflex coated silk dome tweeter
- external crossover with 3 tweeter level settings
- handles up to 140 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 55-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 88 dB at 2.83 V
- woofer mounting depth: 2-1/2"
- grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 350296-105
What's in the box:
- Two MW6 Woofers
- Two MT 120 Tweeters (with attached 7" length of speaker wire)
- 2 MXR200 Crossovers
- 2 Woofer grilles (octopus style)
- 2 Mesh tweeter grilles (installed)
- 2 Oval tweeter flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
- 2 Round tweeter flush mount 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
- 8 Speed clips
- Four 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
- 2 Morel logo badges
- Morel window sticker
- Genuine product verification instructions
Morel Virtus 602 reviews
What I have: Honda Accord EX 2018, factory radio, Alpine 70x amplifier, virtus 602 front, and tempo ultra integra back. Everything looks factory. Zero distortion. Perfect highs and mids, and good enough base. I originally ordered the Morel Tempo Ultra 602, b/c the Virtus 602 were not in stock. I had the Tempo Ultra's installed, and they sounded amazing, but after 1 week of use, for some reason one tweeter wasn't working. Crutchfield was amazing at sending me the replacement, receiving it 3 days after calling them; however, I paid a little more and upgraded to the Virtus 602, as they had them in stock at that time. Crutchfield made it easy to mail the broken speakers back, for free, and quickly refunded me. I am extremely happy with Crutchfield's customer service! So which speaker is better, virtus or tempo ultra? There is an obvious huge upgrade in terms of build quality for both Virtus' speakers and the crossovers. The Virtus 602 crossover has many more electronic components in it, making it 1.5-2x the ultra's size. As for sound improvement from tempo ultra 602 to Virtus 602, it's hard to tell if there's a huge difference between the two, as they both sound amazing. They both make natural sounds, such as guitars and voice, sound superb. The lower frequencies are also great, and I have my amplifier's crossover set to not play anything lower than 60 hz, and I do not have/want a subwoofer, due to their size, and I love my speakers mids-highs, and enou
Pros: Amazing tweeter sound Amazing mid woofer sound Enough bass Excellent build quality, visually seen.
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I had this installed almost a month ago. My head unit is a Pioneer Nex5200, im powering this with a 4ch Audio Control amp. I also have a DSP Audison Bit Ten. With my set up, i think that this is my strongest link. I replaced my Infinity Kappa Series which gives me way to bright, harsh tweeter and didn't get enough midbass. Thanks to this Morel. It was a day and night difference. This is definitely thd best component speakers I ever owned. The sound is so natural, vocals are clear, tweeter is warm, and very natural. Midbass is so good, my door is now thumping. Will definitely but another pair for my other car
Pros: Great sound quality, mid bass smooth and powerful, tweeter is nilot so bright, very natural, Vocals, piano or guitar very smooth. You will have goosebumps for sure. Still sounds good even at a very low volume
Cons: None at all!!!
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I always worry about walking too far up the price/performance curve with audio equipment. I'm so happy I went with Morel. These speakers absolutely sing. Highs and lows are spot on, on par with a great home system. They're also very clear at lower volumes, which is something I value very much.
Pros: Sound quality, build quality
Cons: May require modifying your mounting bracket (cutting off the innermost "tabs") to fit, crossover was bigger than I expected and can present mounting challenges
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Premium sound at a decent price. The highs are clean and not too high. The low end is incredible.
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Smooth crystal clear natural sounding speakers. Well worth the money. Glad to have Crutchfield around they supplied everything thing needed to make install easy.
Pros: Very clean smooth sound and accurate reproduction at all volumes
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I listened to this speakers and I was blown away, I've had Vocals before and I love this better. This will be my next speakers.
Pros: Crisp and just amazing speakers
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So far these are the best speakers I've owned. I'm running them passive for now and they sound great. I would definitely buy again.
Pros: Handle power. Smooth highs.
Cons: Not free.
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Just wow!!! So I went to a couple of local audio shops to listen to a number of speakers, ranging from the stuff you can find at locally like Alpine and Polk, to the high fidelity ones like Focal and Helix. I was amazed at the difference a great speaker can make, but I did not sample any Morels. As I am browsing and reading about the ones I liked here on the Crutchfield website, my advisor suggested that based on my listening preferences, I should go with Morel. I was hesitant at first, but as I researched it, it seemed as if everyone that tried them were just taken aback by them, so I thought, ok, let's do this. Bought them here, and had them installed at my nearby big box retailer, who did an outstanding job. I purchased the Virtus 602s for the front, and the Ultra 602s for the rear, and powered them by keeping my VW factory radio, coupled with an Alpine PXA-H800 processor, PDX-V9 amp, and the RUX-C800 processor controller. Let me tell you, even the tech at at the local big box retailer said that he was blown away by how beautiful the sound out of these speakers is. He said that the tweeters sounded as clear as a separate speaker, without the piercing high you can get from some of them. The voices are crystal sharp, and they can handle the base beautifully. I coupled the speakers with a JL audio box, and the whole car sounds like a concert in wheels. The best part, the whole car looks completely factory, so no one can tell there is anything aftermarket on the vehicle. HIGHLY recommend
Pros: Awesome sound Beautiful clarity
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I want to start off saying I used to be a huge JL Audio fan. I originally purchased the JL C-2650 component speakers but they just didn't sound great at all. I replaced them with the Morel Virtus 602 and it was like a night and day difference. The clarity on these speakers is fantastic. The tweeters are pretty large in comparison to the JL but they are SO SO SO much better. The highs don't sound so bright and harsh anymore with the Morel. To be perfectly fair I did spend double the amount on the Morel vs the JL and they aren't comparable speakers. But still. I'm sold on Morel if they sound this fantastic. The woofers put out a decent punch as well for mid bass. Midrange is clear and sounds fantastic. The only negative I would say for these speakers was the speaker wire terminals. They're not insulated. Seriously that's all I could come up with as a negative and you can just go to an auto parts store to fix that issue. I have these hooked up to an Infinity Kappa K4 pushing out 100 RMS x 4 and i barely have the amp turned up since i'm breaking them in. They still sound amazing even though i'm technically underpowering them slightly (they're rated at 140 RMS max).
Pros: Warm highs from the tweeters (not too bright and shrill)
Cons: speaker wire terminals included could've been insulated
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I am very much an audiophile. And, these speakers are PERFECTION!! I was going to get the Morel Ultra Tempo 602 and decided to buy these instead. I could not be happier. I replaced MB Quart QSD-216 and there is absolutely no comparison. The MB's were awesome but these are in another league. I hooked up one pair of these to a Alpine PDX-F4 and bridged it to give 200RMS per channel. I don't need that much wattage, but I wanted crystal clear sound at medium volume. These speakers handle it so well with the upmost clarity. I am hearing things I never heard before. I also have a sub, but I have it turned very low because these speakers have SO much base. I am very shocked at how much base comes out of these. There is no need for rear speakers with my setup. Oh, one more thing...I have my head unit set on flat and it sounds best that way. These speakers are so perfect that you don't need to equalize any band. The tweeters are SO smooth!! If you are hesitant to buy these because of cost, I am here to tell you that they are worth every penny!!!!!
Pros: Crystal clear, incredible bass, very smooth tweeter
Cons: Nothing - these are perfection!
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Great speaker.. I was upgrading a pair of Polk db6501 components. I had those crossovers set at (-3db) and the HU crossover at like -2 on the highs and they were still pretty bright for my liking. Well those finally blew with my new amp(Alpine pdx-f6) so I got these... Wow... They are bridged getting ~150 watts a piece and damn... They sound clean even at Max volume... Do not pierce my ears at all.. have those crossovers at 0db and the HU at +1.. They are expensive but man do they sound amazing blasting Bruno Mars or any country. If U can pull the trigger do it.. set your gains correctly too
Pros: Not bright at full volume Clean
Cons: Kinda expensive
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More details on the Morel Virtus 602
Features & specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||28mm Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Paper Composite|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||N/A|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||88|
|Frequency Response||55 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||---|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||140|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||300|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 1/2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 3/8|
Woofer Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Morel, call this size woofer a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.
Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. The large surface mount housing also uses the flush mount housing and angles the tweeters at approximately 45°. The small surface mounting housing angles the tweeters at approximately 20°.
|Oval Flush Mount||Round Flush Mount||Large Surface Mount||Small Surface Mount|
|Mounting Depth||0.875"||0.955"||screw depth||screw depth|
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 crossover is 12 dB/octave at 2.2 kHz.
- Width: 5.535"
- Height: 1.457"
- Depth: 4.17"
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