At the heart of the Solan bookshelf is a 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter fitted with a neodymium magnet system. This driver’s smooth frequency response and lack of high “Q” (sharp) out of band resonances provides a very natural response to the high end. The bass/mid driver consists of a 5-inch (130mm) driver equipped with a large ferrite magnet driving a lightweight composite paper cone.
Morel took great care to harmonize each Solan speaker so it integrates flawlessly in a home theatre set up. The frequency response and phase are identical in the Solan bookshelf, Solan floor-standing and Solan Centre thus providing a believable, coherent soundstage, all while producing a very dramatic and dynamic sound in their category.
Morel’s innovative Lotus grille*—inspired by the lotus flower—is used to protect the Solan’s tweeter.
The Solan Bookshelf 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 Lotus grille is a registered design protecting Morel’s intellectual property.