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.
“In today cars space is scarce and integrating a high-quality speaker system can be very challenging, sometimes impossible. We are well aware of this and decided to take up the challenge,” says Oren Mordechai, CEO and head of R&D. “We developed a high-fidelity point-source speaker solution that makes audio installation in limited spaces an easy task.” He says.
At only 0.67-inches mounting depth, the Virtus Nano Integra 602 is the shallowest 6.5-inch point source ever created for car audio. “To accomplish our goal, Morel engineered a completely new speaker architecture while incorporating key technological features we developed over the years.” Mordechai concludes.
The Virtus Nano Integra 602 system was engineered to perform exceedingly well in the inherently problematic acoustic chamber of a car and within the limited space and off-axis placement that is often forced upon the installer. Its design leverages Morel’s craftsmanship and engineering technology employing some of Morel’s renowned traits along with some new ones.
Its new Z.P.I (Zero Point Integra) patent pending, single magnet dual motor drive technology combines a phase aligned tweeter in the center of the woofer to offer a natural sound reproduction and better tonal balance throughout the audible frequency range. The “Grand-dome” convex shaped cone made of highly damped sandwich hybrid carbon fiber provides wide-dispersion and excellent on and off-axis response qualities. The woofer’s External Voice Coil (EVC™) motor features a highly efficient neodymium magnetic system and 2.1-inch diameter voice coil to enable high power handling and linear movement for superior resolution to other designs. Additionally an all a new handcrafted 1.1″ Acuflex™ soft dome tweeter was developed to deliver a smooth, natural sound signature for the entire system.
The Virtus Nano Integra’s acoustic qualities coupled by its shallow size makes it possible for installers to have an easier time retro fitting a component system in any car without compromising performance. This high-fidelity car audio, promises a memorable musical experience.
The estimated retail price of the Virtus Nano Integra 602 system is about $549. We are expecting product to be in stock and shipping in North America in late Q2.