Morel wins the CTA 2018 Design and Engineering Award with the launch of the new Virtus Nano Integra 602 Carbon ultra slim high-fidelity point source speaker (patent pending). The Virtus Nano Integra 602 is a true tour-de-force of innovative engineering, enabling Hi-Fi sound reproduction from a speaker that is only 0.67″ (17mm) deep.
Integra point-source speaker designs are one of many technologies synonymous with the Morel brand. Found on the Hybrid Integra, Tempo Ultra Integra and in the new Virtus Nano Integra shallow-mount speakers, the Integra design provides audible acoustical benefits and unsurpassed installation flexibility. Let’s look at how the unique point-source design benefits music enthusiasts of all genres.
In a conventional coaxial speaker design, the tweeter sits an inch or more above the base of the woofer cone. This distance results in sound from each driver reaching your ears at different times. Though minute, this mismatch in arrival time causes phase issues and unpredictable frequency response around the crossover point where both speakers are reproducing music. Coaxial speaker systems that do not have a low-pass filter on the woofer exaggerate this unwanted instability even further.
The Integra design places the tweeter at the base of the woofer cone, rather than above it. Sound radiates from both sources simultaneously. The result is smooth and natural frequency response through the crossover frequency region. More information: https://www.morelhifi.com/morel-integra-design/