Originally Posted by mob17
i would think that the ms-8 would not have sufficient power for the morels. minimum i'd say is 50w so 18w would not be enough to make the morels worth the addition
I ran the OEM speakers off the MS-8 and it worked and sounded better than the OEM hi fi amp.
I then upgrade to Morel HO in the doors, still running off the MS8 and it really didn't improve much over the OEM speakers (gasp!) -- which means the MS8 really couldn't power them to their potential.
I added an amp (see sig) and it was awesome.
If the OP can't afford amp+speakers+MS8 all at once, I would recommend:
1. MS-8 now
2. amp+speakers later
1. amp+speakers now
2. MS-8 later
but I would NOT recommend
1. MS8+speakers now
2. amp later
not because it sounds bad, but the speakers are mostly wasted without decent amplification, and the MS8 amps are really designed to drive easy-to-power OEM speakers, not high quality after market speakers.