Morel Ziv II Kit

Morel Ziv II Kit
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Price: $1,266.96

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Manufacturer: Morel
Product ID : Ziv II
Weight: 20.00 lbs
Manufacturer: Morel
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Morel Ziv II Kit Pair

Since 1975, Morel has been on an ever-evolving quest to create the perfect, ultimate loudspeaker. This dedication is apparent in every product they produce: tweeters, midranges, woofers, and finished systems that serve the Hi-Fi, home theater, and car audio markets. Morel systems are today sold in more than 55 countries around the globe. Their products are made with exceptional care; each is assembled by hand and extensively tested, undergoing seven different quality assurance steps, to ensure only the highest standards are met.

The Ziv II is a 6" 2-way Kit for Hi-Fi Stereo or Home Theater. Cabinets are not included. Price listed is for a stereo pair of drivers and assembled premium crossovers. The Morel Supreme Series SCW636 woofer features a 16 mm long, 3" diameter Hexatech voice coil that provides plenty of deep bass punch, and a copper-covered pole piece design reduces inductance. Morel's Uniflow open frame virtually eliminates diaphragm back pressure and excursion noise.

Innovative engineering and an advanced approach to acoustic construction are the reason for Supreme Series tweeters' superior high performance. Their underhung voice coils move in a significantly higher magnetic field and remain there at all times during operation. As a result, the Morel Supreme tweeters provide more linear excursion, eliminate intermodulation distortion, reduce power compression at high levels, and considerably improve low frequency reproduction.

Ziv II Kit Includes 2x SCW-636 Carbon Fiber Woofers, 2x ST104-8 Supreme Tweeters- silver-gray faceplate (also available in black), and 2x Assembled Crossovers built with premium audiophile components on printed circuit boards.

The Ziv II is a high performance kit using the Supreme SCW-636 woofer and the Supreme ST-1048 tweeter. A kit for the connoisseur, designed to showcase the wonderful detail of the Supreme drive units without sounding harsh or bright. The Ziv II has a very lifelike reproduction of vocals; the sound is clean and detailed with a large and deep soundstage. Bass is tight, controlled at all times displaying subtlety rather than a heavy ponderous sound that many speakers have. This kit includes two woofers, two tweeters, and two professionally assembled crossovers with your choice of series capacitor. You may wish to purchase the optional accessories package which includes all the various speaker building materials required for this project.

System Specifications:

  • Average SPL ~86 dB
  • Nominal System Impedance ~8 ohms
  • Nominal Power Handling ~150 watts
  • F3 (3 dB down-point) ~ 45 Hz
  • Top-end 88+ db at 15 kHz+

SCW636 Woofer Features:

  • Layer Cone: Carbon Fiber / Rohacell Foam / Carbon Fiber
  • Copper sleeve on pole piece
  • Uniflow aluminum die cast frame
  • 3" large Hexatech Aluminum Voice Coil
  • Neodymium / Ferrite Hybrid Magnet System
The Morel Supreme Series SCW636 woofer features a 16 mm long, 3" diameter Hexatech voice coil that provides plenty of deep bass punch, and a copper-covered pole piece design reduces inductance. Carbon fiber/Rohacell/carbon fiber composite sandwich cone. 3" Hexatech™ aluminum voice coil. Copper pole piece sleeve to reduce inductance. Hybrid™ neodymium/ferrite magnet. Uniflow™ aluminum diecast chassis. High power handling.

ST1048 Tweeter Features:

  • Underhung voice coil
  • Large Hexatech™ aluminum voice coil
  • 104mm IDR™ Improved Dispersion Recess aluminum face plate
  • Replaceable Acuflex™ dome / coil assembly
  • Neodymium flat pancake design magnet
  • High power handling
Innovative engineering and an advanced approach to acoustic construction are the reason for Supreme Series tweeters' superior high performance. Sold in factory matched pairs. 110 mm IDR™Improved Dispersion Recess aluminum faceplate. Flat neodymium motor structure provides maximum flux. Hexatech™voice coil for maximum BL product and power handling. Acuflex™coated dome with the perfect blend of internal damping and rigidity. Precisely matched acoustic loading between the dome cavity and rear chamber.


Recommended Cabinet Design

Kit graphs and port length

  • 14 liters vented cabinet, 9" W x 15.5" T x 11" D
  • Woofer below tweeter configuration
  • Rear ported, behind the tweeter
  • 2 ” flared port tube at 7” inches overall length, cabinet lined with foam and damped.


Z
iv II Crossover

The crossover is 18db/octave on the bass and 12db/octave on the tweeter, with a deliberately mis-aligned Zobel network to adjust the tweeter response. Both drive units to be wired in phase. Madisound professionally assembled crossovers use Goertz Copper Foil 14 awg inductors for the woofer, ClarityCap PX for the parallel capacitors, a Mundorf MOX resistor, and your choice for the critical series tweeter cap.

The Designer

Russell Kauffman, Technical Director and Head of Acoustic Design at Morel, has more than 30 years experience in the Hi Fi industry. He studied electronics before starting his career selling Hi-Fi for some of the most prestigious stores in the UK.

Over the years Russell has performed a number of roles for companies such as Wharfedale, Monitor Audio, and Bowers and Wilkins as well as operating as an independent acoustic designer.

His ”first love” however has always been the sound of Morel drivers which he believes to be special with qualities that cannot be described or quantified by spec sheets alone. In 2008 Russell was approached by Morel to perform the acoustic design of the Hi End statement loudspeaker the "Fat Lady”, which has since been the recipient of many design awards globally. It is also featured in “The Absolute Sound “ magazine issue 209.

Optional Accessories Package

(2) TD-CUPS - gold plated dual binding post input cup
(2) 2FLARE - precision flared port tubes (cut middle piece to 2" long)
(12ft) Supra Classic 1.6 - tinned oxygen free copper internal speaker wire
(0.2lb) Acousta-Stuf - fluff & fill behind woofer and cover crossover
(1) Foam Sheet- cut & glue to internal walls
(1) GOOP - glue for foam sheets
(8ft) Foam Tape - for airtight seal of drivers to cabinet
(4R & 4B) QC250 Quick Connects - for tweeter & woofer tabs
(12R & 12B) QC187 Quick Connects - for crossover & TD-CUP tabs
(24) OXSOCKET6X3/4 Socket Head screws - mount drivers to baffle
(20) OX6PAN3/4 Phillips Head screws - alternative to socket head
(8) OX6OVAL3/4 - mount TD-CUP to cabinet
(1pc) Silver Solder - solder internal wire to drivers/crossovers/input cup

All pricing includes at least 10% discount on all drivers, crossovers and parts.

Want custom cabinets built?

Many of our cabinets can be custom built by Lee Taylor & Co. of Philmont NY. Please follow the link below to Lee's website and discuss veneer options and pricing. Lee can also put your speakers together for an additional fee.

For over twenty years Lee has been building speaker enclosures for speaker companies, kit builders, experimenters and designers. Using veneer presses for veneering, never paper backed or contact cement. His finishing facilities and extensive shop capabilities create the very finest quality work. Each detail, from cutting in drivers, bracing, veneering to joinery: “drop dead gorgeous” (Stereophile). Customers frequent responses are: “your work is amazing!," and "I’m shocked, astonished and delighted.”

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Reviewed by Bealemb
07/02/2014 - 02:31:24 PM
Amazing speakers!
I don’t normally write reviews for purchased items, but the sheer level of impressiveness that these drivers deliver is amazing. I took on a slightly unusual project by using solid cocobolo for the cabinet (3Ž4 thick). I used the crossovers that the kit came with, along with the recommended lengths for the ports. The approximate volume of the cabinets was 1 cubic foot. I was expecting them to be pretty good as the drivers really weren’t cheap. They completely destroyed all expectations. In fact, they were so good, that I have them placed in a fairly large room by themselves. I use a Rotel amplifier to power them (120W per channel). No one believes me to start off with when I tell them that all the sound is only coming from these 2 speakers. Not only are they extremely crisp at loud volumes, the base is very deep, even, and precise. Who would have thought that this quality and level of sound could come out of these relatively small speakers. If I was to try and build the ultimate two way speakers again, I would use these exact same drivers