Morel Vario On-Wall Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Morel VARIO on-wall Speaker System

1106morel.2.jpgSubwoofer: VARIOSUB
Connections: Speaker-level, line-level inputs
Enclosure Type: Vented
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, poly cone
Power Rating (watts): 200
Crossover Bypass: No
Available Finishes: Gray, White
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 17.75 x 23.75 x 8.5
Weight (pounds): 44
Price: $999

Speaker: VARIO
Type: Two-way, on-wall
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1.125, soft dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): N/A
Woofer (size in inches, type): 5.25, damped polymer composite (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 5
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–200
Available Finishes: Gray, White
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 23.75–40.25 x 10.875 x 4.75
Weight (pounds): 36
Price: $999/each

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Morel VARIO on-wall Speaker System

Build Quality: 91
• Internally braced, extremely solid MDF cabinets
• Has high-quality, spring-loaded speaker connectors

Value: 90
• Lots of systems sell for less, but few sound better on the wall
• Although they're the same model, the front and surround speakers can be different lengths

Features: 92
• Adjustable grille height (or width) to match the size of most flat-panel displays
• There are phase, crossover, and level controls on the sub

Performance: 93
• Sweet and mellow tonal balance
• Subwoofer blends exceptionally well with the on-walls

Ergonomics: 94
• Triangular subwoofer cabinet looks great and is easy to hide
• Well-designed wall-mount bracket

Overall Rating: 92
Although on-wall speaker systems are sounding better every day, high-performance systems that are as versatile as Morel's Vario system are few and far between. Even if Morel isn't a speaker company that you've heard of, these are still speakers you need to listen to.

General Information
Vario On-Wall Speaker, $999/each
Variosub Subwoofer, $999
Morel America
(800) 464-8569
Dealer Locator Code MRL

Morel America
(800) 464-8569