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Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter

Brand:|Model: CAT 298|Part # 277-080
An updated and more cost effective version of the famous MDT-29 and MDT-33, the CAT298 also features a treated 1-1/8" soft dome, ferrofluid cooling, and aluminum voice coil.
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Part # 277-080
  • 104 mm aluminum faceplate
  • Large diameter voice coil
  • Replaceable dome/coil assembly
  • Ferrofluid cooled
  • High power handling
  • Sturdy gold plated input tags

Product Details

Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter

An updated and more cost effective version of the famous MDT-29 and MDT-33, the CAT298 also features a treated 1-1/8" soft dome, ferrofluid cooling, and aluminum voice coil, but without the double magnet system and damped rear chamber. Very smooth on- and off-axis frequency response. Replacement diaphragm (277-012).

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeSoft Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1-1/8"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)80 Watts
  • Frequency Response1,800 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 1W/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)900 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.20 ohms
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter4.09"
  • Cutout Diameter2.83"
  • Depth1.18"
Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter
  • BrandMorel
  • ModelCAT 298
  • Part Number277-080
  • UPC844632070747
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight1.45 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter
Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Tweeter!I built a center MTM speaker and used 2 Dayton RS150 8 6'and built a Second Order (12db/octave) Two-Way Crossed at 2700HZ. This little tweeter really sounds clear, the highs sound very true and the further you go down in freq. the better they perform...They are used for movies only and they relay exactly what was recorded, voices sound very true and will amaze you! I am still experimenting with them BUT this has proven to be a very nice and versatile tweet!!
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great replacement tweeterI needed a replacement tweeter for my 30 year old ESS Tempest speaker and this one is an excellent choice. My search lead me to Parts Express where I got very good advice and fast delivery. The cutout had to be altered slightly but otherwise installation was a snap. The sound is as close as my ears can detect to the other (original)speaker, so I am back in business with my old favorites.
Date published: 2009-03-24
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Morel CAT 298 1-1/8" Soft Dome Tweeter

What is the country of manufacture?

Asked by: hew128
These come from Israel.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05

I am useing one of these and two Daytons RS150 8 6I have them crossed at 2500hz Second Order (12db/octave) Two-Way Crossover. What would work better?

Asked by: BCM90
Well, you have two very good drivers. Depending on your budget - either go with a 6db/oct crossover, or a full blown 24db/oct crossover - both are in phase and very musical. 12db is the inexpensive way to protect a tweeter but doesn't sound that good... Glad you have the ear to hear it... Use poly caps - 1200 volt, and copper air coils, large gauge... You'll have a hand built crossover that's over-rated to handle peaks and transients without getting over-saturated. I promise - you will hear the capability of you drivers for the first time.
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2014-07-28

Can I use these for the KEF104.2? Can the faceplate be removed? What is the difference between this and MDT29?

Asked by: larbman
The CAT 298 has been tweaked and improved for better performance. All subtle - but happens with drivers as magnet technology and other things improve - they add them to the new generation of product. The faceplate can be removed however it is an integral part of the drivers performance with regards to dispersion and you would be advised not to do so. As a replacement for the 104.2's - tricky - different impedences and efficiency - plus the KEF is time aligned. I would contact KEF. Another option is to" modify the cabinet and put in a ribbon - something like the Aurum Cantus G2Si Ribbon Tweeter... Good luck with the project !!!
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2015-03-22
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