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Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter

Brand:|Model: CAT 408|Part # 277-086
The CAT408 is virtually identical to the superb MDT-39 but with one very important difference: it employs Morel's Hexatech aluminum voice coil technology to improve efficiency and greatly improve power handling (to 120 watts RMS!).
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  • 72 mm compact faceplate
  • Large Hexatech™ aluminum voice coil
  • Neodymium magnet system
  • Ferrofluid cooled
  • High power handling

Product Details

Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter

The CAT408 is virtually identical to the superb MDT-39 but with one very important difference: it employs Morel's Hexatech aluminum voice coil technology to improve efficiency and greatly improve power handling (to 120 watts RMS!). Its small faceplate allows very close placement to a woofer or midrange for improved sound integration. Fully shielded for A/V use. Latest evolution of Morel's MDT-40.

Specifications: • Power handling: 120 watts RMS/170 watts max • VCdia: 1-1/8" • Impedance: 8 ohms • DC resistance: 5.2 ohms • Frequency response: 2,200-20,000 Hz • Fs: 750 Hz • SPL: 89 dB 1W/1m • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 2.83" x 2.83", Cutout diameter: 1.73", Depth: 2.36".



Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeSoft Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1-1/8"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)120 Watts
Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter
  • BrandMorel
  • ModelCAT 408
  • Part Number277-086
  • UPC844632070778
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight0.25 lbs.
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Reviews

Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter
Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from luscious sound!I recently picked up a pair of Monitor Audio RS8 towers for dirt cheep. This is the 3rd pair of MA speakers I have owned. I have always found their sound signature as too bright and sometimes downright harsh. Especially at higher volumes. I decided to plug in some new tweeters in search of a softer top end. The Cat 408 is a perfect fit. Looks totally stock. Both the stock tweeters and the Morels measure about 5.9 ohms on my meter!So far so good… How do they sound. After 3 days of listening I could not be happier. Full, detailed and rich in texture. Improved depth of soundstage. Power handling is fantastic. These babies will play very loud and keep their composure. I expect things to get even better after I get the crossovers sorted out.In summary. These are pricey tweeters. You do get superb SQ. High power handling. Replaceable domes. I did dock them 1 star because of pretty crummy factory packaging. Be careful opening the boxes! Oh, and the domes are semi-transparent, not black.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOUDTwo impressions of this: 1) it's LOUD. Wow. It can push prodigious SPLs. How much distortion it generates is another question, but at these frequencies, harmonic distortion isn't typically much of an issue. 2) It's extremely cheapy-plasticky feeling. It's all plastic. It looks and feels like it ought to cost $10. For this price point, I'd have expected an anodized aluminum mounting ring and a metal back cup. I was pretty disappointed in the flimsy look and feel of it. Mass = 80g, so there's no massive magnet structure here (but see #1).It's packaged in a cardboard box that's a devil to open. There's no other protection inside (not even a plastic bag with desiccant), so while you're grappling with that recalcitrant box, there's a nonzero probability that you may end up damaging the tweeter as it goes flying across the room when the box finally yields. They need to improve the very poor packaging to make it easier to work with and provide more protection for the device.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've Heard to DateI just used this tweeter in a DIY speaker similar to the Swans Diva 6.1 and I used this inside mount rather than an external mount. It is simply the best tweeter I've heard to date, and possibly better than Swans own. I highly recommend this driver for tight fits, and it's exquisite sound.
Date published: 2010-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from transparentAt first listen I was taken back. I was not sure what I was hearing but after awhile I started to understand just how flat and accurate this tweeter really is. It truly made me rethink how a speaker should sound.I love the results and would highly recommend this product. They sound fantastic!
Date published: 2009-06-02
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Morel CAT 408 1-1/8" Compact Soft Dome Tweeter

Currently I have MDT-40 tweeters crossed over at 4260Hz in Second Order 3-way speakers. Looking at the CAT 408 tweeters for my new 2-way speakers. Should they perform without failure, if use with a First Order 3300Hz crossover? AMP is 125 watts per chan.

Asked by: Click
3300 is a safe crossover point as the Fs of this tweeter is 750. the minimum 6 db crossover would be right at 3k.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-01-28
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