Bringing a change in loudspeaker landscape.
The fat–lady represents a journey of discovery for Morel lasting more than 3.5 year’s. The goal to develop not only a true high-end loudspeaker but to use that knowledge to introduce a new philosophy and direction for the company.
Winner of the CES Design and Engineering innovation award, the fat lady really is a technical tour de force incorporating many innovative design solutions.
The cabinet borrows technology from Formula One racing cars in that it is fashioned from Carbon Fibre composite. The extreme flexibility of this composite material enabled the designers to produce the curves that serve the acoustic sound quality objectives and give the speaker its sensuous signature profile. The curved form with no straight lines resembles a musical instrument and unlike conventional speaker systems has no internal damping at all. The cabinet is empty as Morel deliberately designed it to vibrate with the drive units and use this energy as part of the reproduced sound.
The clever part is that the cabinet ‘sings’ with the drive units but stops immediately when the drive unit stops, so there are no delayed resonances. The result is a speaker that sounds as if it has no cabinet at all.
The heart and soul of a loudspeaker are the components within it. Morel's R&D team worked diligently to design, develop and fine tune the drive units specifically for the fat lady. The high frequencies are handled by Morel’s high-end Supreme™ tweeter; A 1.1" (28mm) hand-coated Acuflex™ soft dome, fitted with an underhung voice coil. The all important midrange frequencies are handled by a rather remarkable 6” drive unit fitted with the new Morel Carbon Fibre /Rohacell sandwich cone. This unit when connected without a crossover is able to reproduce a full range sound from 40 Hz up to 15 KHz, without doubt a significant contributor to the open natural sound of the fat lady. Two 9” bass units with 3” EVC™ completes the drive unit line up.
It can be said that the total is greater than the sum of its parts.
The true test of a loudspeaker is to listen to it. Auditioning the fat lady promises to be an exciting experience. As they say: “It's not over till the fat lady sings
For more information, visit www.morelhifi.com or call +972 8 930 1161.
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: $32,000 USD