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sundownz
10-08-2012, 05:14 PM
Sundown : Revisiting Component Sets (Mid-Level) - Car Audio Classifieds (http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/sundown-audio/123562-sundown-revisiting-component-sets-mid-level.html)
** This thread tracks the development process **

As with any pre-order delivery times are an ETA (estimated time of arrival) and are not a guarantee of the delivery date. DO NOT ORDER if you are not okay with possible delays on the delivery.

That being said the ETA is middle of November 2012 on these.

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Pre-Order Price : $155
Regular Price : $199

Pricing is shipped in continental 48 states. Contact us for a SH quote to AK or HI. !!! THIS IS FOR USA ONLY !!!

To order get in touch with your favorite local or online dealer or send a Paypal in to us at sundownz@sundownaudio.com

YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. If these are both not included your payment will be refunded.

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http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Mids.jpg
* Mids ready with frames and shims for assembly

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Mids2.jpg
* Chromed back plate with logo etched in

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Mids3.jpg
* Going down the line

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Box_1.jpg
* Back of box has mid and tweeter measurements, response graphs, and midrange T/S specs

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Box_2.jpg
* Front of box has feature highlights (yes I know I have an error on there -- too late to catch it!)

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Production_Line/SA-6.5CS_Tweets.jpg
* Tweeters ready to roll

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Dimensions :

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/Components/Mid-Level/Dimensions.jpg

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I will have some more pictures coming up soon as well as everything completely wraps up at the factory; currently just awaiting final packing and pick-up by my freight company.

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The 60-watts PER SIDE rating is designed around 8-hours continuous testing at 20-20,000 Hz with the entire set connected (mid, tweeter, and crossover) -- with any smart usage of an HPF filter the power handling goes up quite a bit.

Keep in mind that a power rating is only as good as the conditions it was made under :

It takes 4x the excursion for each octave DOWN in response to maintain the same output level -- so assuming a brick wall HPF at 40 hz that is 4x less excursion right there than our rated power level http://cdn1.caraudio.com/images/smilies/smile.gif With a decent x-over anywhere from 50-80 Hz you are on track to run significantly more power. I run two channels of a 200.4 on my set crossed at 50 Hz @ 24 dB -- any sane level of listening is just fine. Most folks will likely be crossing over @ 80 Hz and 100+ watts per side is no issue at all for *almost* any user.

Also note MOST ratings you see on components are BOTH sides combined. I don't feel like that is an honest way to rate a set at all so I've done it differently. I also do not want to confuse everyone with an "official" conditional rating of "100-watts... well if you use X crossover at X dB per octave" -- so an absolutely worst case rating has been applied.

neo_styles
10-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Holy wow....been following your progress on these for a while. Glad to see the presale is finally on.

121jiggawatts
10-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Says 199$ right below the pre-order price

TheUnderFighter
10-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Pre-Order Price : $155
Regular Price : $199



Holy wow....been following your progress on these for a while. Glad to see the presale is finally on.

just taking a guess... I think it'll be $199

neo_styles
10-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Post corrected on account of my excitement. Relax Doc

neo_styles
10-08-2012, 05:22 PM
Keep in mind it could end up higher than $199, too. I know Jacob's got a good grasp of the industry and how to competitively price, but this is his first set of SA components. If there's excessively low or high demand, that could affect the final retail.

Popwarhomie
10-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Dmn I was waiting for these forever and ready to preorder but now im disappointed in the 60 rms per side :(

neo_styles
10-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Jake,

Any chance you can post the T/S parameters on this thread? Might get people to overlook the power handling.

sundownz
10-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Dmn I was waiting for these forever and ready to preorder but now im disappointed in the 60 rms per side :(

A power rating is only as good as the conditions it was made under :

"The 60-watts PER SIDE rating is designed around 8-hours continuous testing at 20-20,000 Hz with the entire set connected (mid, tweeter, and crossover) -- with any smart usage of an HPF filter the power handling goes up quite a bit."

Now recall that it takes 4x the excursion for each octave DOWN in response -- so assuming a brick wall HPF at 40 hz that is 4x less excursion right there than our rated power level :) With a decent x-over anywhere from 50-80 Hz you are on track to run significantly more power. I run two channels of a 200.4 on my set.

Also note MOST ratings you see on components are BOTH sides combined. I don't feel like that is an honest way to rate a set at all so I've done it differently.

Will go ahead and add this to the original post :)

Popwarhomie
10-08-2012, 08:27 PM
Thank you sir. I'm going to sell my 2 extra oa12s and pick these up. Always amazed with sundown products so I'm sure you won't let me Down now ;)

2 sets off my 120.4 yea buddy.

sundownz
10-24-2012, 09:31 AM
Revised ETA is 3rd week of November; pretty close to on target as of now :)

RjtrappLake
10-28-2012, 04:31 PM
ordered mine for the wife oct 26th. cant wait. her b-day is nov 21st. hoping they come in by then, if not, no biggie. then im getting her the saz125.4. she's gonna love it!

sundownz
11-13-2012, 10:29 AM
We'll make the 19th the last day for this. Our current ETA is arrival at our shop the 23rd (+/- a day or two).

sundownz
11-23-2012, 03:15 PM
Due to the Holiday delay we expect these Monday to Tuesday.

sundownz
11-26-2012, 03:39 PM
We got them in. I'll get up some pics soon and should start shipping tomorrow.