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Morel Primo 124

12" 4-ohm component subwoofer

2 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the Morel Primo 124

Morel developed exciting new technologies when they built their award-winning Ultimo Titanium subwoofer. Now they've applied that knowledge and experience to building their Primo Series sub, a cost-effective bass driver that still offers Morel's signature qualities of high fidelity and high quality.

Years of experience

Morel developed exciting new technologies when they built their award-winning Ultimo Titanium subwoofer. Now they've applied that knowledge and experience to building their Primo Series sub, a cost-effective bass driver that still offers Morel's signature qualities of high fidelity and high quality.

High efficiency

The Primo 124 12" subwoofer uses a treated laminated paper cone with a high-roll rubber surround to deliver superior bass. The cone is driven by a 2" voice coil of copper wire wound on an aluminum former. This sub handles up to 350 watts RMS (700 watts peak) and is equally at home in a sealed or ported enclosure. Designed for high efficiency, you can power the Primo 124 with a modest amplifier and still enjoy high-level output.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 4-ohm component subwoofer
  • external voice coil
  • paper laminate cone
  • power handling: 350 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 700 watts
  • frequency response: 20-900 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top mount depth: 5-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.95-1.85 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.5-2.5 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • One 12" Single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Owner's manual
Reviews

Morel Primo 124 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Impressed

Owen from Ocean Springs, MS on 12/3/2018

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I put one of these in the back of my van with an amp rated at 370 watts rms @ 4ohms. It has not broken in yet, but I am already pleased with the sound. It is absolutely more low end than I want, which is preferable to not enough. In a way, based on my personal situation, I probably should have gone with the Morel Primo 10" and saved some space, but all things considered, I am very happy with this sub. (1.27 cu ft box).

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Easy to fall in love with

RyKo from Phoenix, AZ on 1/16/2018

These subs should get more a lot more attention than they do, nothing short of amazing. Morel makes some of the best HiFi speakers in the world period. This subwoofer is another gem. I have this in a 1.5cf box tuned to 35hz & only feeding it 250wrms. It handles any kind of music I throw at it. No need to make bass adjustments when listening to various genres. Hiphop, edm, trance, trap etc. the sub handles them with authority. Switch over to sublime, fleetwood mack, Neil young etc, still plays flawless; transparent & accurate. Easy to blend with any front stage setup. Gets very loud, but not boomy or muddy. Im not sure of many other subs that can perform this well, with such low wattage. SQ wise its up there with IDQ, W7, TC9 etc while using half the power. In terms of SPL, if your a serious bass head id go with a pair in 4cf ported @35hz with a 1000wrms mono block. But keep in mind these subs are all about Sound Quality, not SPL.

Pros: Blends with front stage well Requires small enclosure(using 1.5cf) Plays excellent with low power(250wrms) Extremely accurate (handles all types of music at low or high vol) Transparent (Blends well with front stage)

Cons: Not sure of any? I guess it could be louder, but again im only using 250wrms.

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Features

Spring Posts: The wiring terminals are spring posts which accommodate pin connectors, single banana plugs (posts too wide for dual banana plugs), or bare speaker wire up to 10 gauge.

Sealed Box: Morel recommends sealed enclosure sizes from 0.95 ft³ to 1.85 ft³, with an optimum volume of 1.35 ft³. Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable for all types of music.

Ported Box: Morel recommends ported enclosure sizes from 1.5 ft³ to 2.445 ft³, with an optimum volume of 2.0 ft³, using one 4" diameter x 18.2" long port. Ported (or vented) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed, so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output.

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Research and to match 3 way Morel's that were also ordered [ Jeffrey  Dec 06, 2016 ]

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Thanks for your question. For a more personalized amplifier recommendation to go with the Morel Primo 124 subwoofer, you can contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can go over all of the compatible options with you to make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Larry  Jan 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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