I'd be willing to bet it's the difference between fitting properly and fitting with a rig job that isn't visually flattering.Revelators are just under 3", what's a silly quarter inch?
Thanks, that's what I wanted to hear. I want good quality, DIY, on the budget. DIY is the key! My front stage costs $150 if that and it sounds better than most "components".Out of all those, I'd give those SB Acoustics a try. The point of all this, is you don't need to spend several hundreds of dollars to accomplish what you want.
I can swallow $300.00 a lot easier, and it puts them in the range of the Morel Elite woofers new. That makes sense.You don't need to spend a lot to get the dreaded car audio branded drivers either. Case in point, I paid $300 (slightly used) for my $1,200 Supremo SW6. At full price that's a lot to swallow, but I'll put my SW6 up against absolutely anything you can get from Solen or Madisound for $300.
The Elite home woofer has the motor and similar specs to the car Supremo, with a different cone. The new home branded Supreme woofer looks impressive, but it is only in a 6.5" size. The HU531 is basically the same as the PG Ti Elite. It's limited in excursion, but still a nice driver. I think it's cheaper to get the PG branded ones from Woofersetc vs Madisound.
On the lower end I completely agree. Morel is banking solely on its name. The lower end drivers are not competitive with similarly priced drivers. No way. Hell, even the high end line is ridiculously priced. I'm just glad I never had to pay list price for anything. I do feel the tweeters are competitive, but that's just because I like their sound. They are the best tweeters I've ever heard. If I wanted a tweeter with high end extension, however, I would be very disappointed with them. They just happen to be exactly what I like to hear.I say this all the time, but I really like Morel tweeters, but feel them come up short with their woofers. I don't know about the Elite woofers, but the distortion numbers on their lesser offerings aren't even remotely competitive.