Morel H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer

Morel H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer

Brand:| Model: H8.1
The Hybrid series woofers take the technology of the classic MW drivers one step further by using a combination of neodymium and ceramic magnets in the motor structure.
  • DPC cone and dustcap
  • 3" diameter Hexatech voice coil
  • Large diameter spider and wide-roll surround
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Weight: 3.65 lbs.  
List Price$232.99
Regular Price$169.30
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Part # 297-066
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Morel H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer

The Hybrid series woofers take the technology of the classic MW drivers one step further by using a combination of neodymium and ceramic magnets in the motor structure. This improves the magnetic strength in the gap for greater control over the voice coil, enhancing their performance and making them more suitable for small ported enclosures. Available in several different cone varieties and coil diameters, the Hybrid woofers are very diverse and suitable for many different applications. All drivers feature a heavy-duty steel frame and a long-life rubber surround.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)180 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)32 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.86 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.66
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.29
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.3 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.97 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.43 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)24.1g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)219 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly Composite
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.75"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.75"
  • Depth2.75"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.28 ft.³
  • Sealed F394 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.64 ft.³
  • Vented F360 Hz
Morel H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer
  • BrandMorel
  • ModelH8.1
  • Part Number297-066
  • UPC844632019630
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight3.65 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 H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packs the PunchI have to agree with other posts in that these woofers deliver tremendious base. I too hooked them to a NAD 300W AMP and could not be happier. They deliver crisp and clean base in greater quantities than any woofer I have heard. I was conteplating a subwoofer but no longer.
Date published: 2012-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just AWESOME for Jazz guitar!Play Jazz guitar?Buy a cheap little guitar amp that sounds OK.Reinvest the cash you save in one of these as a replacement speaker. Your dime-store amp will suddenly sound like a beaucoup-buck boutique beauty!
Date published: 2008-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bass you can feelAfter playing with the port tuning with these drivers I have a set of speakers that rival my Paradigm 11semk3 for bass production. They produce a cleaner tighter sounding bass that really hits you. They do not extend as low as the paradigms but there are close and I like the sound better. The speakers were built with an h8.1 and a morel tweeter crossed at 2Khz. I sit people down and have them tell me what speakers are on they always think its the very large Paradigms. I don't use a sub woofer with theses speakers. They can handle massive power make sure your boxes are well sealed. I have a NAD s100 preamp and Nad 218Thx amp connected to these and they can handle near full volume with any kind of music. The amp pushes out a max dynamic power of 280watts a side and these drivers love nearly all of it. As far as sound goes I can not complain in the least with any kind of music they have the punch and the low end. Great drivers well worth the money.
Date published: 2007-06-08

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Morel H8.1 8" Hybrid Series Woofer

Can I use this woofer on 2way speaker?

Asked by: Reefer
Based on the actual frequency response graph available on the spec sheet for this driver, I would not recommend using this for a two-way. I would not cross it over any higher than about 600 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-24

Cast Aluminum vs. Stamped Steel Frame?

Can you clarify whether this has the stamped steel frame (which is what your picture seems to show), or the cast aluminum basket option, which is what I see in the "materials of construction."
Asked by: WavingPine
This woofer uses a stamped steel frame which the specs reflect, Are you sure you're not seeing the voice coil wire/former material?
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-08

Is there a grill that covers these to protect them?

I ordered one for my car and am when it arrived realized there was nothing to cover it like my 6x9s or 6.5s.
Asked by: wolverine1
Because of the oversized frame of this woofer, the only grill we have that will fit would be the 10" two piece mesh grill.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-03-20

Would this woofer work in a car door?

Asked by: Leno
I use Morel HU 621 Hybrids in my doors which should be similar, they sound good but do not go as low as the specs suggest since they are not in an actual enclosure. I sealed up the major holes in my sheet metal as much as possible and use a gasketed wood mounting ring. I used deadener inside and outside the sheet-metal. They sound great hp crossed over at 50hz using 24db and less than or equal to 2800hz 24db lp. I'm using active crossovers from an alpine head unit and have them matched with Seas 27TFFNCG and Audison amps.
Answered by: Miketoo
Date published: 2012-05-24

Would this woofer work decent in free air such. As a car door ?

Asked by: Leno
Usually for Free air such as car door or rear deck you want a QTS of 0.6 - 1.2 but this wooder only has a QTS of 0.29
Answered by: Beatnik
Date published: 2012-05-24

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