Welcome to Willys-Hifi, the UK loudspeaker parts specialist. We ship Worldwide ! Helpline 01702 523999.

Product review : Morel TSCW 636 Woofer

December 08, 2017

Product review : Morel TSCW 636 Woofer

The perfect cone conundrum..

Morel logo

For decades loudspeaker designers and manufacturers have pursued the ultimate goal of the perfect cone composition. From paper / pulp to raw and loaded plastics such as bextrene, cobex and polypropylene, metal cones, glass fibre cones and sandwich cones - all looking for the elusive optimal mass vs. internal damping vs. linear output ratio. Of course perfection can never really be achieved as perceived sound quality is subjective and every aspect of a loudspeaker system is in some way a compromise.

There are some drive units that incorporate very innovative technologies and high-tech cone materials - one such unit is the Morel TSCW 636:

Morel TSCW 636

Morel drive unit coding:

TSCW = Titanium Supreme Coppersleeve Woofer.

So, this drive unit features a titanium voice coil former, is from the Supreme range and has a coppersleeved pole piece (essentially a Faraday ring).

636 = 6 inch chassis, 3 inch diameter voicecoil, 6 ohms impedance.

Morel use this coding system across their entire range of drive units.

TSCW 636 key features:

Many manufacturers now offer maximum airflow chassis - the Morel version is called the Uniflow™ chassis, it is diecast aluminium and gives maximum undisturbed airflow with minimal rear reflection; the heavily vented pole piece is sleeved with copper thus forming a Faraday ring to negate rising voice coil impedance therefore maintaining linearity; the motor system is superbly engineered featuring a Hybrid™ neodymium / ferrite mixed magnet assembly, a titanium voice coil bobbin and a large 3" voice coil wound with Hexatech™ aluminum wire - this winding technique removes the air gaps found when using round section wire and first featured on the legendary and still sought after MDT-33 from the early 1980s.

The TSCW 636 cone features a composite sandwich of woven carbon fibre outer layers bonded to a Rohacell® structural foam core - an ultra lightweight cutting edge technology more commonly found in the aerospace industry, notably the Airbus A380. This extremely rigid and light cone material offers excellent internal damping and a highly dynamic sound with great pace and control.

The frequency response is very broad with excellent bass weight and extends upwards to 7Khz with an almost pencil flat midband between 2-4 kHz. Power rating is 150w nominal and can withstand short term peaks of 1000 watts.

The first cone breakup peak occurs at around 6.5 Khz and is easily notched with an LCR network - if coupled to a 4th order LR alignment, a minimal phase 2 way system with a crossover point usefully away from the critical 2-4 Khz band is possible. Combine this drive unit with a high end tweeter such as the benchmark Hiquphon OW1 or Scanspeak D3004/660000 for an ultra high end home design.

An excellent exotic drive unit capable of top notch results.

Also available as a dedicated midrange unit: Morel TSCM 634 Midrange

For full details of this drive unit click the images.

 TSCW 636 side view

Phone helpline: 01702 523999 or contact us

Willys-Hifi Ltd - the specialist UK loudspeaker parts company

Also in Willys-Hifi Loudspeaker Spares News

Fountek Drive Units Have Arrived

June 21, 2019

We now supply Fountek Ribbon Tweeters, Full Range Drive units, Midrange Drive units, Midwoofers and Subwoofers.

Fountek logo

The Fountek Electronic Company was established in 2003 and although in the loudspeaker world they are a relatively new company, they have established a reputation for top level R&D + manufacturing excellence. Their Ribbon tweeters such as the NeoCD3.0 are well known in the audiophile world and can be found in various high-end oem designs. Another stand out design is the large format 10" / 255mm ribbon tweeter NeoPro10i whose broad band response opens up 2 way design possibilities with 8 or 10 inch woofers.

Fountek specialise mainly in metal drive units, all but one of their range exclusively feature aluminium / alloy diaphragms and their expertise with the subject matter can be seen in the many good performing drive units they produce; a couple of examples being the full range FR135EX and the FW146 midwoofer, both excellent sounding, good value drive units.

We supply the complete current Fountek range - click on the Fountek logo for full details.

Phone helpline: 01702 523999 or contact us

Willys-Hifi Ltd - the specialist UK loudspeaker parts company

View full article →

Proac Foam Surrounds

April 26, 2019

Proac Response and Studio repair parts.

Scanspeak logo

We now stock genuine foam surrounds for the highly popular Scanspeak 18W Classic Series Midwoofers, thus enabling cost effective repair of various historic Proac loudspeakers that were fitted with oem versions of the 18W/8542 (and its polypropylene coned derivatives) without the expense of changing complete drive units.

Some of the models covered:

  • Studio 1
  • Studio 100
  • Studio Tower
  • Super Tower 0, MkII
  • Response 2
  • Response 3
  • Response 3.5

These spare parts are direct from the Scanspeak factory, for more info click on the image below or click HERE.

Scanspeak 18W/8542 Foam Surround

Phone helpline: 01702 523999 or contact us

Willys-Hifi Ltd - the specialist UK loudspeaker parts company

View full article →

Website upgrades for trade and non EU customers

November 30, 2018

Trade customers: EU VIES integration.

Trade customers within the EU can now enter their VAT identification number within our shopping basket or their customer account page for validation by VIES, the process takes a few seconds and if the details entered pass scrutiny, the VAT content will automatically be removed from the total due. You can also save your EU VAT details to your account for future use. This site upgrade gives a far more streamlined checkout process for bona fide EU trade customers.

A picture of the basket input field (highlighted) is shown below:

EU VAT ID demo

 Non EU customers: VAT free sales.

For reference, all of our products now show VAT inclusive / exclusive prices.
Customers outside of the UK/EU territories are exempt from UK VAT - our website will automatically offer you VAT free sales based on your geo location and remove the VAT content accordingly.
If you have any questions or comments please let us know - constructive criticism always welcome :0)

Phone helpline: 01702 523999 or contact us

Willys-Hifi Ltd - the specialist UK loudspeaker parts company

View full article →