Alright folks, ToNasty was nice enough to send me his Morel 2.5's to me on his dime to install and review for the forum. We've already discussed me possibly buying them myself so initial impressions are pretty good. Since they went in place of my Audiofrog GB25's I'll be comparing them to the Frogs from time to time.
First, let's start with my thoughts on build quality. The frame isn't anything exciting. If anything it isn't any better than something you'd find on a Vifa/Tymphany speaker that you can get for less than $20 a pop. Now don't shoot me yet! My thoughts are that Morel put resources into the cone and motor where sound is made and didn't put it into bling like some companies we know of. This speaker appears to be intended for hiding behind a factory dash grille and not be seen. If you want to showcase your speakers in the install there are tons of other options that cost way more money *cough gb25 cough*. Terminals are pretty bare bones and take narrow female slide connectors. I grabbed 4 of what I had on hand and they slid right on after opening them up a little with a tiny flathead. They bolted into the same pods the gb25's were in BARELY. I had to really take care not to leave a gap because the gb25 is a little bigger and beastly. One of the Morels had a little bit of a bend in the flange that must have happened at the factory. The speaker is fine and no coil rubbing so I'm not worried about it. Inside the pvc endcaps I have a couple pieces of ocf and a couple small holes drilled in the bottom for them to breath but not so much the back wave causes issues.