Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer

Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer

Brand:| Model: MW-266
Overview
The MW-266 incorporates Morel's unique vented double magnet and 3" Hexatech system to provide long excursion, smooth response, and extremely low distortion. Cone is made of polymer treated paper and is coupled to a rubber surround.
Part # 
297-040
Weight: 2.65 lbs.  
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Product Details

Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer

The MW-266 incorporates Morel's unique vented double magnet and 3" Hexatech system to provide long excursion, smooth response, and extremely low distortion. Cone is made of polymer treated paper and is coupled to a rubber surround. Blends well with any of the Morel tweeters, when crossed over at 2KHz.



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)150 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response22 to 2,200 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.54 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.45
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.73
  • Total Q (Qts)0.56
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.83 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.19 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.25 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)24.9g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)219 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.75"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.75"
  • Depth2.7"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.95 ft.³
  • Sealed F344 Hz
  • Vented Volume5.46 ft.³
  • Vented F322 Hz
Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer
  • BrandMorel
  • ModelMW-266
  • Part Number297-040
  • UPC844632019814
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight2.65 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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Reviews

Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer
Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An overlooked gem, when you apply it rightThis woofer is a little quirky so it requires a bit of finesse to squeeze full performance out of it. The irregularities in the 500-1500 Hz range can be fixed by applying "edge treat" - namely Elmers glue around the inside lip of the surround, just enough to stiffen the joint between cone and surround.With this, response is very smooth. Also, cone breakup at high frequencies is better controlled than 90% of woofers.You can't really use the MW266 in a vented box because the Q is too high. A little-known great application for high Q woofers is using a transmission line. My design, you could almost categorize as labyrinth, 9 feet long. I have light stuffing in the first 1/3 of the line and no damping material after that. The combo of woofer and box extends down to about 30 Hz.All of the above make for a system with creamy smooth midrange that's very easy to cross over. The CAT378 tweeter is a great match.Finally, this woofer is nearly indestructible. Very solidly built.
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Playing Hard After 23 Years!I bought 2 of these MW-266 with Butyl Rubber Surrounds, in a 4 OHM version in 1990.. These were mounted in custom enclosures in a 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo until it got totalled. I was the manager- and a installer- at a Car Stereo Boutique at that time. Unfortunately, these 2 MW-266's burned up when a Carver M-180 Bridged car amp failed and overloaded. Those are now big magnets on my circuit breaker box that hold tools (SEE PICTURES).I also bought 4 of these woofers back in 1989. They were the 8" MW-220, 8 OHM version with a foam surround [http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=297-035] . They were mounted in a sealed subwoofer cabinet with with 4 sealed compartments . I designed and crafted the enclosure to custom fit a 1987 Nissan Pulsar NX. After that 2 of these (SEE PICTURES) are in a custom home subwoofer enclosures in speaker towers I built for my current Home Theater System, and they are still performing great after 24 years too! The other 2 are waiting to go into my new car system.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from if you listen to Jazz or Funk, these are perfectI was looking for some replacement drivers for a Jamo push/pull sub unit and initially could not find anything that would fit as I was limited to 3 inch depth on the driver size.I IM'd Parts Express one afternoon and they quickly identified these for me. Terrific service and I went for them. Very fast delivery to the UK and after a little modification got these fitted in the Jamo housing.The quality was instantly noticable. Smooth and precise bass had been returned to my system.I agree with the 2 other reviewers, and highly recommend them, particularly if you listen to Jazz (both acoustic or electric) but they are also equally at home home with Drum and Bass, quiet remarkable, buy them!
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth even lows, high power handling, loud!Very sensitive and fast, these drivers reproduce low-frequencies loud and clear. Characteristics that disappear with bigger woofers suddenly come to life with these things. Be careful! They are addictive! At this price, they are one of the best addictions you can possibly have. You can design a killer home system with these in a box that doesn't eat up real estate, dry your bank account or anger your spouse. I used two of these plus two Morel EM428 4" DPC Cone Midrange in a single-sealed stereo-cabinet for live Jazz guitar. A 300 watt QSC amp and TC electronic preamp complete the system. Trust me... it's sweet! And at a mere 20lbs for the cab, my back thanks me. Bass players should not overlook these for acoustic bass! Very natural sounding, acoustic friendly response! Beautiful.
Date published: 2008-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They're Morel's...what more needs to be saidI think all Morel drivers are definitely among the most precisely controlled drivers available at their repective price-point and rival drivers costing many times this amount, but their woofers and mid-woofers are really stand out in the type of bass they produce. Never muddy or fatigueing and are extremely fast. I consider them to be "control freaks" in a good way.
Date published: 2007-08-23

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Morel MW-266 8" Poly Woofer

Is the Morel MW266 still in production, or is the supply limited to stock-on-hand?

Asked by: Triodist
As of now this driver is still a normally stocked item and has not been discontinued, however this could change.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-11

What grill would you recommend for this woofer?

Asked by: a2x024
The only grill we have that will fit this would be the 10" 2 piece mesh grill which you can see below. This is larger than the woofer but we do not have anything else that will work with this frame size.http://www.parts-express.com/steel-mesh-2-piece-grill-for-10-speaker-black--260-426
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-27

do you stock the 4 ohm version off the morel mw266 ?

Asked by: bigbass
Unfortunately we do not have the 4 ohm version of this woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-19

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