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This is probably the best 6.5'' speaker I've ever used. The frequency response is excellent from about 80hz to 3k. It has the best off axis sound from 2k-3k of any speaker it's size I have ever heard. I don't hear any distortion at all. The sensitivity is very good at 91db, and power handling is reasonable at 100watts rms. xmax is good to at 5.25mm.
I greatly prefer this speaker to my previous morel elates or dynaudio mw160. Those were decent but hideously overpriced especially the morels. Probably the biggest mistake I ever made was buying a new pair of morel elates, when better speakers were available for less than $50.
 

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How are you handling the 8 Ohm's? Did you consider the Faital Pro p 6fe200? It looks like it comes in a 4 Ohm version
 

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I have an active crossover, and even though my amp is probably 40rms at 8 ohms, it doesn't seem to pose a problem. The 6fe200 is more a midrange speaker with much higher sensitivity and declining output in low frequencies.
 

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This is probably the best 6.5'' speaker I've ever used. The frequency response is excellent from about 80hz to 3k. It has the best off axis sound from 2k-3k of any speaker it's size I have ever heard. I don't hear any distortion at all. The sensitivity is very good at 91db, and power handling is reasonable at 100watts rms. xmax is good to at 5.25mm.
I greatly prefer this speaker to my previous morel elates or dynaudio mw160. Those were decent but hideously overpriced especially the morels. Probably the biggest mistake I ever made was buying a new pair of morel elates, when better speakers were available for less than $50.
The FP is an excellent brand and it is selling many speakers which are too easily underpriced comparing to other brands.

Morel is a trade mark and a large part of the price you pay for is for the name, the badge.

But I believe your comparisson is not doing much justice with the Elates as:

1. You are comparing between a 6 inch speaker that has a frequency range that goes up to 5Khz which is a midwoofer to a speaker which has a frequency range of about 35 hz to 3K hz and actually does not well perform above the the 2Khz and is actually considered by the vendor it self as a subwoofer (Elate -> SW6 the SW stands for subwoofer) or a woofer

2. The power the Elates are receiving as adequate and sufficient (150 watts at 4 ohms right?) but these are outstanding speakers and they have a weird tendency to like power - try to give them anywhere above the 200 watts and see what happens.

3. The Elates are design to be best audible in a sealed enclosure anywhere between the minimum of 5 litter to the 12 litter - until you have not tried that, you simply have NO IDEA how good they can sound.

4. As mentioned the Elates would perform by far better in a 3Way set rather than a 2Way set as they are actually woofers that can extend to the sub bass area.

5. The Eltaes are specified to exorb 200Watts while they are matched to a 150 Watts channel and they are compared to a pair of speakers that are declared to exorb 100Watts and more efficient

I would say that you are comparing apples with oranges and surprised that the lighter fruit was kicked way further by your amplifier...
 

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Been eyeballing these as well. It'll be a month before they're back in stock at PE but they look like nice little midwoofers for a 2-way. Anyone else heard these?
 

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Been eyeballing these as well. It'll be a month before they're back in stock at PE but they look like nice little midwoofers for a 2-way. Anyone else heard these?

I use these as a mid-bass covering 80HZ - 350HZ or so, I haven't ran them any higher than 500Hz. Previous used JBL MS-62C components (using the passives as a 2-way and active as part of a 3 way).

The FP 6FE100s are more sensitive and provide a lot more output than the JBLs in the range specified above (powering the FP with 50Wpc @ 8 ohms and the JBLs at 100Wpc @ 4 ohms). I have them mounted in the regular mounting spot in (treated) doors in my car and they do very well in this application - I've found car audio specific drivers to sound boomy with my limited experience. Subjectively speaking the FPs seem a lot more neutral sounding than the JBLs at higher output levels and can take a lot of abuse; I would not hesitate in recommending them.

There's objective (Klippel) test data available for this driver on google which might help you decide if they're suitable as part of a 2-way. I can't post links unfortunately.
 

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I use these as a mid-bass covering 80HZ - 350HZ or so, I haven't ran them any higher than 500Hz. Previous used JBL MS-62C components (using the passives as a 2-way and active as part of a 3 way).

The FP 6FE100s are more sensitive and provide a lot more output than the JBLs in the range specified above (powering the FP with 50Wpc @ 8 ohms and the JBLs at 100Wpc @ 4 ohms). I have them mounted in the regular mounting spot in (treated) doors in my car and they do very well in this application - I've found car audio specific drivers to sound boomy with my limited experience. Subjectively speaking the FPs seem a lot more neutral sounding than the JBLs at higher output levels and can take a lot of abuse; I would not hesitate in recommending them.

There's objective (Klippel) test data available for this driver on google which might help you decide if they're suitable as part of a 2-way. I can't post links unfortunately.
Thanks for that! :thumbsup:
 
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