Over three decades of know-how and uncompromised strive for innovation culminated to produce the all-new Solan. Being a market leader doesn’t entail producing the most expensive speaker. To the contrary, it is the ability to rise to the challenge and produce speakers that adhere to the company’s philosophy and quality at modest prices so a broader segment of music lovers can enjoy high quality music in their home. The SOLAN represents this appraoch.
The Solan is the entrance to the world of Morel, and its versatile concept, consisting of floorstanding, bookshelf, centre channel and an active subwoofer, allows it to be used in both 2-channel and home theatre systems.
As with all modern day Morel loudspeakers, many attributes and technologies were borrowed from Morel’s reference loudspeaker, the fat lady. Using this as a foundation allowed our engineers to take the Solan series to unprecedented performance levels, deftly fulfilling the primary objective of recreating the electric atmosphere generated at a concert as well as accurately reproducing the sound of live unamplified instruments and voices.
Subtle styling queues were used to design the Solan cabinet in order to appeal to a wider audience. Superior craftsmanship and refined design elements, such as the front glossy finish front baffle and the brushed aluminium base plate and Lotus grille, set the Solan apart from other products in this price category.
The Solan uses an undamped vented cabinet that is allowed to vibrate in a highly controlled manner so that it is in sync with the output of the drive units. This energy is used as part of the reproduced sound, much like we experience with a violin, as the sound is a union of both its body and the strings. The total output is taken into consideration in the crossover design, with the result of the speaker sounding completely transparent.
In the middle of the cabinet sits a vertical baffle with an acoustical aperture designed to break up standing waves—a crucial element in achieving natural sound. The rear facing bass reflex port was designed to be directly in-line with the rear of the bass/mid unit to reproduce tighter, more articulate bass, but also provide a more realistic sound and presence to the midrange.
Morel’s innovative Lotus grille*—inspired by the lotus flower—is used to protect the Solan’s tweeter. It features a specific pattern of holes of different shapes and diameters. The grille design minimizes high frequency energy loss and considerably reduces distortion levels usually created by typical protective covers whilst maintaining structural integrity to protect the drivers.
The Solan also inherits elements of the reference fat lady crossover technologies represented by how all the drive units maintain a positive phase, which makes the filter network more difficult to design, but provides a highly unified sound while using multiple drivers. Optimizing the phase performance through the crossover regions also helps to preserve the sound stage even when sitting off-axis. Lastly, eliminating resistors in the signal path allows for the highest resolution so all the important dynamics and drama of the original sound play through.
The SOLAN series is truly a speaker system that will stir emotions for its style, outstanding performance, and value.