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Default Morel Elate voice coil rub... tight tolerances? Or shoddy QC?

Hi guys -

I just purchased a pair of Morel Elate 9" subwoofers thinking that they'd be perfect... and they're not.

I get pretty significant VC rub on one. Other is perfect.

Anybody else experience this with Morel drivers? I did some searching and it seems like this is fairly common for Morel's. Is it because of super tight tolerances or sub-par QC?

I already emailed Peter Moore @ Morel USA so hopefully he can sort me out. Anybody else have a similar experience?

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Default Re: Morel Elate voice coil rub... tight tolerances? Or shoddy QC?

Fairly common for elates? My friend was a dealer and I don't believe he had any elate 5/6/9 failures. I hear about bad QC on old, like circa late 90's-early 2000's morel, and I think a lot of it had to do with the Morel (Israel) and Morel USA/Renaissance split. Morel USA had some pretty terrible customer service, I know that much.
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Default Re: Morel Elate voice coil rub... tight tolerances? Or shoddy QC?

It's fair to say that shoddy production quality is par for the course for Morel's cone drivers. Rather shocking, considering the prices they charge, but it is what it is.

Even their SoundSub9 home audio sub - likely a very similar woofer to yours - I bought had the surround partly unglued from the factory. (They did send me a tube of adhesive from Israel to fix it.)

They seem to have their act much more together on tweeters, though.
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Default Re: Morel Elate voice coil rub... tight tolerances? Or shoddy QC?

I have some Tempos and love them but, when I needed some customer service help, it was horrible. And, I think it was the same guy. I just finally gave up.

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Default Re: Morel Elate voice coil rub... tight tolerances? Or shoddy QC?

Wow never seen a morel driver have vc rub. Awesome CS also I guess you talked to the wrong person.
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