The Solan is the entrance to the world of Morel, and its versatile concept, consisting of floor-standing, bookshelf, center channel and an active subwoofer, allows it to be used in both 2-channel and home theatre systems.
Cabinet: The Solan floor-standing uses (as in all Solan series speakers) an un-damped vented cabinet that is allowed to vibrate in a highly controlled manner so that it is in sync with the output of the drive units. This energy is used as part of the reproduced sound. The total output is taken into consideration in the crossover design, with the result of the speaker sounding completely transparent. A vertical baffle is located in the middle of the cabinet with an acoustical aperture designed to break up standing waves—a crucial element in achieving natural sound. The rear-facing bass reflex port was designed to be directly in-line with the rear of the bass/mid unit to reproduce tighter, more articulate bass, but also provide a more realistic sound and presence to the midrange.
Drive units: The Solan floor-standing features:
*A 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter fitted with a neodymium magnet system. This driver’s smooth frequency response and lack of high “Q” (sharp) out of band resonances provides a very natural response to the high end. Protected by Morel’s Lotus grille.
* The midrange unit is a 5-inch (130mm) driver equipped with a large ferrite magnet driving a lightweight composite paper cone.
*The bass is handled by a 6-inch (150mm) driver that utilizes a large ferrite magnet and a composite paper cone. This driver is optimized for low frequency reproduction with exceptional response range considering its size.
*The crossover technologies are borrowed from the reference speaker – fat lady – represented by having all the drive units maintain a positive phase, providing a unified sound while using multiple drivers, as well as preserving sound stage even when sitting off-axis. Finally, eliminating resistors in the signal path allows for the highest resolution so all the important dynamics and drama of the original sound play through.