View Full Version : !!! Sundown SA-8 v.2 PRE-ORDER !!!

01-27-2012, 02:15 PM
These should finish February 20th or so due to Holiday closing of the factory for two weeks in January (Chinese New Year) -- that that puts them around March 20th or so for arrival here at our facility. To be safe expect the end of March.

SA-8 v.2 Regular Price - $185

PRE-ORDER PRICE - $135 @ 1 - 3 pcs
PRE-ORDER PRICE - $125 @ 4+ pcs
Shipped in Continental 48 states

EMAIL For Alaska or Hawaii.


You can either Paypal me directly at sundownzSundownaudio.com for the pre-order -- SPECIFY D2 or D4 coils -- or you can order from your favorite local or online dealer.

As with any pre-order DO NOT place an order unless you are SURE about waiting -- there will be NO refunds for lack of advanced financial planning or unexpected delays. ETAs are a best guess and not guaranteed on a pre-order.







SA-8 v.2 Prototype Completed - SSA Car Audio Forum - Page 5 (http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/52286-sa-8-v2-prototype-completed/page__view__findpost__p__859638)


Sundown SA-8 v.2 Prototype Thermal Testing - SSA Car Audio Forum (http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/53134-sundown-sa-8-v2-prototype-thermal-testing) -- Thermal Testing

SA-8 v.2 Prototype Completed - SSA Car Audio Forum (http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/52286-sa-8-v2-prototype-completed) -- Some initial Testing

Got my PSI Passive Radiator -- What For ? - SSA Car Audio Forum (http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/52747-got-my-psi-passive-radiator-what-for/) -- My install with PSI passive radiator

Some more specs :

Mounting Depth : 6 5/8"
Cut-Out Diameter : 186.5mm (7.33") -- 7 3/8" should be snug.
Weight : 22.5 lbs
RMS Power : 500 RMS

01-27-2012, 02:21 PM
wow that make my E8 look like a *****, good work!!!!!

01-27-2012, 02:23 PM
holy shiz.

01-27-2012, 02:45 PM
if only they could handle 1000rms lol

01-27-2012, 03:09 PM
In the design process I didn't feel that a larger diameter coil would offer the level of suspension performance I wanted. With that being said... the thermal performance of this driver is on-par with and in excess of many 2.5" coil drivers on the market today.


The way that "daily" power handling is often described on the forums... you will find many users running much more than what we say on them "daily" without any issues at all. I run two channels of an SAX-200.4 bridged at 2 ohms on mine in my car -- the limit is purely mechanical... we've clamped over 1kw from a 200.4 in this configuration.

This 60Hz test is extremely brutal and the thermal stress is FAR in excess of what pretty much any music delivers.

02-27-2012, 11:59 PM
When does this pre order end on these?

02-28-2012, 08:24 AM
Either about a week before they get here or until they sell out (which may come first).

02-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Will production models have a logo on the dustcap? Whats a good range for enclosure volume and tuning on these for a daily system? Just pulled the trigger on three of them and I want to have my enclosure designed and built before they show up if at all possible.

03-01-2012, 08:53 AM
Will production models have a logo on the dustcap? Whats a good range for enclosure volume and tuning on these for a daily system? Just pulled the trigger on three of them and I want to have my enclosure designed and built before they show up if at all possible.

Yes production has the logo.

0.5 to 0.75 per woofer is good for daily -- tuned to 30-35 Hz -- the v.2 models excel compared to the v.1 at 35 Hz and under.

03-01-2012, 08:59 AM
Production is wrapping up -- here is a completed production unit :






ETA is looking like end of March to first of April -- a hair off original ETA but not too bad assuming customs goes smoothly.

03-06-2012, 09:05 AM

Too many have been sold and we have to cut it off to make sure we have enough for everyone who already paid.

If there are any remaining regular ordering will re-open a week or two after arrival.

ETA is around the first week of April or so -- slightly behind schedule.

03-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Early april :( cant wait

03-06-2012, 10:49 AM
so there made in china, i thought peeps said sundown stuff was built in the US? Ive been tempting to try a few out, maybe ill wait and hopefully be able to hear one. No dealer close to me i dont think tho.

03-06-2012, 11:10 AM
so there made in china, i thought peeps said sundown stuff was built in the US? Ive been tempting to try a few out, maybe ill wait and hopefully be able to hear one. No dealer close to me i dont think tho.

Not sure why this is such a common misconception as it's not hidden at all. The E, SD-2, and SA lines are assembled in China woofers. The SAX / SAZ amps are made in South Korea.

Z and Nightshade series woofers and all re-cone kits we assemble here at our shop in North Carolina.

Phoenix Risen
03-06-2012, 11:15 AM
a lot of the reason for it is the fact that people dont think good things can come out of china, but with good qc and an awesome company behind it its possible.

and im glad i got my order in.

03-06-2012, 11:26 AM
I might add that the Z v.3 line will be made in China at some point as well -- the assembly process is identical to our SA line (which I spent alot of time on) so they can be made just as good at our factory as we can make them.

Obviously custom units we will still assemble as well as re-cone kits for them.

Quite simply... there is NO way we could meet even 10% of the demand assembling every single woofer here (especially the SA and E lines). There would also be no added value -- as we test and inspect each woofer from our factory to make sure it's just as good as if we did built it here.

03-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Glad I got in on this pre order. Awesome price on what is sure to be an awesome sub. Only wish I had bought four instead of only three. Trying to figure out what I want to do for an enclosure right now.

03-15-2012, 06:08 PM
yea i wish i had the money for 4 but... ima poor boy and only got 2. should still slam!

03-28-2012, 11:51 AM
Original thread is closed as ordering has been shut down.

They will be leaving our factory March 8th - 13th and arrival time is 25 - 35 days... so we will be from 1st to 2nd week of April which is a bit behind schedule but not too bad.

We sold such a huge quantity it will probably take 2 weeks or more to get them all tested and shipped out.

If any stock remains regular ordering will open back up after that point. We have to make sure that we have enough fully QC passing units to supply all currently paid pre-orders before taking any more orders.

If you missed out... we have two more production runs scheduling for arrival in ~May and another for arrival in ~June-July but the pricing will be regular and not pre-order special.

The container should be in port at Charleston on April 7th -- we USUALLY get it less than a week after that. So cross your fingers :) Once they come in I'll bring in a few extra helpers to test them as fast as possible to get them out to customers.

03-28-2012, 12:25 PM
Foaming at the mouth waiting to get my hands on mine!!! Box is going to be ready soon.

04-09-2012, 10:30 AM
The SA-8 v.2 container is released from port and should be to us by Wednesday. We are trying to get them to pick it up sooner but there is supposidly a backup of containers due to the Easter holiday. If we are able to get it here sooner I'll post another update.

Phoenix Risen
04-09-2012, 10:36 AM
i cant wait to get them.

04-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Can't wait! :)

04-09-2012, 02:05 PM
This is the largest pre-order we've ever had as far as pieces sold... should be fun getting them all out ! FedEx will love us =)

04-11-2012, 09:37 AM
They are in stock this morning. Truck is unloaded and I've started testing. Some of the earliest orders will get shipped today. It could take up to a week to get them ALL shipped since we test every one of them. I posted some inventory pictures on our Facebook.

Please DO NOT ask me about your individual order as I will not be going through the whole folder to check. Just know we will test and ship them ASAP and tracking #s will be dispatched to your dealer if you ordered from a dealer or to your PAYPAL e-mail account if you ordered that way.

04-11-2012, 12:23 PM
Great news. Thanks for the update.

04-12-2012, 07:37 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558631_329587127096765_114478905274256_814596_3346 10181_n.jpg

147 woofers out today. :high5: @ Jacob and everyone who helped.

04-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Wow, thats a lot of moofers. I should have pre ordered 4 :( Ah well, Im sure a few will come up for sale soon. :)

04-13-2012, 08:57 AM
SSA will have a stocking quantity available and WoofersEtc will have a few dozen available.

I have more in production but there will be some delay time -- I honestly was shocked at the sheer number of pre-orders so was unprepared with backup quantities.

04-13-2012, 04:04 PM
Whew! Forgot to take pictures of the haul from today... but our FedEx man came by twice =) We should have the last of the pre-ordered SA-8s v.2s out Monday and also start shipping NeoPro-6.5 pre-orders !

Phoenix Risen
04-13-2012, 05:08 PM
can you post up tsp's for these, i see them in the kipple test thing but i cant make them out.

04-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Yay, can't wait for my neos!!!

04-14-2012, 01:48 AM
Hell yeah!!!! Received notification today that my three are on the way. Box is just about ready for them also. Great timing