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sundownz
08-01-2013, 08:59 AM
Been working on this guy for a while now... what I hope to be final prototypes just arrived a few days back.

Based on our testing I am going with a 750 RMS rating on these. I won't say people will not be able to run more... but that is our official rating.

They will cost $210 from an authorized dealer.

Production models will, of course, have a gasket and magnet boot.

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http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6873.jpg

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6874.jpg

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6875.jpg

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6876.jpg
* Compared with SA-8 v.2

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6877.jpg
* Compared with SA-8 v.2

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6897.jpg
* Compared with X-6.5SW

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/In-House_Proto_8-1-13/CIMG6898.jpg
* Compared with X-6.5SW

sundownz
08-01-2013, 09:03 AM
Also... ETA is pending on them but my best guess on it is November to December.

sundownz
08-01-2013, 09:03 AM
Also... ETA is pending on them but my best guess on it is November to December.

macsdad
08-01-2013, 09:27 AM
They be callin me, dam good looking subs. Just when I had made up my mind to not replace my lvl 4, you go and do this. Looks like new toys for christmas. Box specs?

dbeez
08-01-2013, 09:47 AM
I want those prototypes jacob.

Fireitup
08-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Gonna be a preorder? Rough preorder price if so?

luis_88
08-02-2013, 03:45 PM
:yumyum:BIGGEST HARD ON I'VE GOT ALL DAY.

jar1zx
08-04-2013, 09:03 PM
Think I found a reason to keep my saz3500.

04murdalanche
08-05-2013, 01:44 AM
Oh. My. Gaaaahd.. Those are sick as fawk.. I'm guessing about what, 40 pounds? My V1s were nice and beefy, sa8v2 are huge, I can't imagine these..

And for the none idiots who actually don't clip their **** 24/7, what's a real life power handling rating on these Jacob?

jeffdachef
08-05-2013, 02:56 AM
still waiting on the Zv4 8s....

sundownz
08-05-2013, 09:08 AM
Oh. My. Gaaaahd.. Those are sick as fawk.. I'm guessing about what, 40 pounds? My V1s were nice and beefy, sa8v2 are huge, I can't imagine these..

And for the none idiots who actually don't clip their **** 24/7, what's a real life power handling rating on these Jacob?

Thermally they should do anything an SA-10/12/15 will do.

I'm rating them primarily mechanically.

04murdalanche
08-05-2013, 09:33 PM
Thermally they should do anything an SA-10/12/15 will do.

I'm rating them primarily mechanically.

wow. very impressive. **** thats got me thinking about doing a pair in my girlfriends car.

jar1zx
08-07-2013, 02:33 AM
Will they share same box specs as sa8v2?
I have ported box with 4 v2's and if I can use the same box upgrading will be so easy

macsdad
08-09-2013, 01:52 PM
Any word on ported box specs? I will be adding a set of these to my collection...don't judge me, dammit.

iiJonathan
08-12-2013, 06:07 PM
URGHHH I was just about to buy two SA-8's and I can't willingly make a purchase knowing that these are coming out! Box specs por favor!

Bggd_GMC
08-31-2013, 12:41 PM
Any updates on these? I am in the same boat iiJonathon was already going the buy the 8v2 then I seen these

FineLinePimpin
09-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Just as I was starting to put a new build in the works containing 3 SD-2 10in subs in a ported box on 1500 watts I see this post.....hmm 3 SD-2 10's sealed or two X8's ported...decisions decisions

dragwindsor
10-21-2013, 08:46 PM
It's almost November. Be there any updates? Pre-order? Take my money.

dragwindsor
10-23-2013, 09:36 AM
I'm starting to worry that my PC1400 (1x800rms@2) won't be enough to power 2 of these gnarly mofos. Would I be better going with 2 SA-8 V2's?

sundownz
10-23-2013, 09:53 AM
I am behind schedule but I will be starting them soon.

Freeman
10-23-2013, 03:02 PM
:clap:

EpicMango
10-23-2013, 04:04 PM
oh okay.

So basically if you know what you're doing you can throw I wanna say 1.5-2k to them and be fine....

i mean come on......look at that surround....

skylineTT
10-30-2013, 10:12 PM
This might be in my best interest. Any price/enclosure info yet? Maybe some T/S?

sundownz
11-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Production is about to begin :) I will post ETA information and the pre-order once I have that.

jar1zx
11-06-2013, 01:17 AM
So Jacob. What's the box specs?
Or are you just going to tell us to duck because you are going to turn left and you don't want to knock us out with your d...

jar1zx
11-06-2013, 01:22 AM
Check out TFS DBZ for that joke
But really? Will these new subs share the same box as V2? 4th time to ask this Q. And not jack **** for a reply

111brandon
11-06-2013, 04:59 PM
**** I was just about to buy a sa 8 v2 but that x 8 looks amazing do you have any specs on it? I Would love to build a 1/4th wave t line for it before its at my door.

skylineTT
11-06-2013, 11:38 PM
I think I'll be going with one of these after all. Please get me a D1 asap!

skylineTT
11-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Neeeeed this

skylineTT
11-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Dying

blobb454
11-18-2013, 11:11 AM
LOL Any updates? Since everyone else has been asking...

skylineTT
11-19-2013, 03:46 PM
So that looks like a typical high roll surround, right? Is there gonna be an ultra beefy 8" surround proportionally comparable to the 10's and 12's?

Jneischen
11-25-2013, 01:10 AM
I need these in my life. Oh, and in my truck. PLZOKTHXBYE

Freeman
11-25-2013, 08:50 PM
:drool:

iiJonathan
11-27-2013, 12:20 AM
If you could just get the pre-order up, this would make my christmas, I beg you.

skylineTT
11-27-2013, 10:41 AM
sundownz;

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/547/525/7ec.png

adjetta
11-27-2013, 11:58 AM
I like to Look at these and pretend they are 18's and it makes me feel quite strange...down there:yumyum:

skylineTT
12-02-2013, 07:00 PM
sundownz;
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/159/324/flash11752_Still-Waiting-on-OP.jpg

iiJonathan
12-04-2013, 11:32 PM
sundownz;
https://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1345/40/1345400355266.jpg
Edit; Just saw a post on the sundown facebook page estimating a January information update :(

"We are looking at January or so time frame on them I believe."

skylineTT
12-07-2013, 01:10 PM
That is too long.

sthib
12-07-2013, 01:43 PM
I did not know about these and I just ordered my sa 8v2.s

sahargt
12-13-2013, 01:01 PM
looking good

WhatsAminiTruck
12-13-2013, 01:09 PM
X4 next please.

skylineTT
12-16-2013, 06:46 PM
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/240/098/4ff.jpg

sundownz
12-17-2013, 08:42 AM
So that looks like a typical high roll surround, right? Is there gonna be an ultra beefy 8" surround proportionally comparable to the 10's and 12's?

The X-8 surround is identical in profile to the Z v.3 18"

I will not have any need for such a crazy surround as the big boys on an 8" until I finish some new spider technology... currently with any coil bigger than 1.5" there just isn't enough spider to justify it on a true 8" platform (over-sized 9" drivers... maybe). I will have to leave you all hanging on exactly what I'm talking about here -- but it'll be cool :)

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Earlier Questions:

1) Same box as SA-8 v.2 is fine.
2) ETA is still hopefully by end of January to be in stock. Once I have word they have SHIPPED I will run a short pre-order.

skylineTT
12-17-2013, 04:07 PM
Soooo should I just wait for this new spider tech?

sundownz
12-17-2013, 04:23 PM
I don't know how long you want to wait -- but 8s won't be the first thing to get it. Our big woofers will -- and other stuff later on.

skylineTT
12-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Ehh I'll probably end up with both eventually.

85_blazer
12-25-2013, 09:28 PM
I have been debating on upgrading from my sa-8s and i think you just made it official....

skylineTT
01-09-2014, 08:25 PM
:beathors:

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y333/doomcrusader_photos/op-will-surely-deliver-lets-just-wait.jpg

sundownz
01-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Some pictures from the factory -- they won't ship out until after CNY but I will post a pre-order once we confirm they are on the way :)

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/1-24-14%20Production/20140124_160019.jpg

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/1-24-14%20Production/20140124_160922.jpg

http://www.sundownaudio.com/misc/protos/X8/2012_Version/1-24-14%20Production/20140124_160951.jpg

dragwindsor
02-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Happy New...Year.................?

CaptainMaximus
02-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Jacob, those are gorgeous. It's good to see experimentation with new ideas. Please let us know when to preorder!!

dragwindsor
03-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Anything??

skylineTT
03-21-2014, 11:59 PM
When does Chinese New Year end again??

Freeman
03-22-2014, 12:02 AM
i think feb 6th...........

skylineTT
03-26-2014, 05:50 PM
sundownz; must have meant 2015 then!

bubbagumper6
04-03-2014, 04:20 PM
In stock by the end of January he says....haha












It's April. :fyi: :thumbdwn:


http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Shut-Up-And-Take-My-Money.jpg

jrdnhsnbrg
04-03-2014, 04:34 PM
So much for this...

85_blazer
04-20-2014, 07:41 PM
Well that's a cliff hanger.

dragwindsor
04-22-2014, 04:25 PM
I'm hearing that there was a pre-order? How'd I miss it??

dragwindsor
04-26-2014, 01:59 PM
My bad. I found the pre-order. Unfortunately..........they want $300 to ship them.

Sorry for making all this noise about these gnarly subs, looks like I waited for nothing.

skylineTT
04-26-2014, 03:50 PM
they seriously want 300 for this sub? And the pre-order hasn't been posted on CA.com?

http://stickerish.com/wp-content/themes/mio/sp-framework/timthumb/timthumb.php?src=http://stickerish.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/WTFGuyBlackTextSS.png&h=500&w=500&zc=2&q=100&a=c&s=&f=&cc=&ct=

dragwindsor
04-26-2014, 06:35 PM
I've been waiting for the post too. It's up on EMF. They want $209 each. Worked out to be $475 for the pair, PLUS $300 for shipping. Sorry, but I can't pay $800 for a pair of 8's...

skylineTT
04-26-2014, 08:04 PM
Lol there must be something wrong here. I will definitely buy an X-8 or two at that price, but no way shipping costs 150 per sub. somebody typo'd the fack out of that.

dragwindsor
04-26-2014, 08:31 PM
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/dragwindsor/53AC9605-A291-42C7-9FC4-B2F09D3C2B2D-1232-000000B4FD4970C0_zps5f4093f8.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/dragwindsor/A35443A3-E30A-4D23-B841-27EBB20946B8-1232-000000B4F01D8AC2_zpscb0a6c2f.jpg

That $418 turned into $475 after PayPal exchange. I'm straight with that.

Freeman
04-26-2014, 09:40 PM
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/dragwindsor/53AC9605-A291-42C7-9FC4-B2F09D3C2B2D-1232-000000B4FD4970C0_zps5f4093f8.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc80/dragwindsor/A35443A3-E30A-4D23-B841-27EBB20946B8-1232-000000B4F01D8AC2_zpscb0a6c2f.jpg

That $418 turned into $475 after PayPal exchange. I'm straight with that.

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pacmannbass
04-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Wtf, is it really that much for shipping??? Can I just pay and drive and pick my ish up?! For **** sure wont cost 300 to drive an hour n a half

pacmannbass
04-27-2014, 08:24 AM
I actually just checked and there is a free shipping option with paypal. Not sure how long it would take but being Im in cali and if the emf spot is in la it shouldnt take long to get to me. A few days

dragwindsor
04-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Well, I live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It's 1 (one) mile from Detroit. It's free to ship to Detroit, but $300 to travel the extra mile.

skylineTT
04-27-2014, 04:44 PM
ahh, free shipping to me in texas.

bubbagumper6
04-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Hmm, I really don't NEED one of these but when has 'need' ever affected a car audio purchase? Any idea how long the pre-order runs? I can't believe Jacob didn't post anything about it...lol



Well, I live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It's 1 (one) mile from Detroit. It's free to ship to Detroit, but $300 to travel the extra mile.

Hey man, I'm on the other side of the river in Royal Oak (only about 10min north of Detroit on I75). You could ship em here and just come pick em up. Just shoot me a PM if your interested.

dragwindsor
04-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Dang. Thanks for the offer bro, but I don't have my passport yet. Arghh!

bubbagumper6
05-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Looks like that pre-order on EMF has been up since at least mid-March with an original ship date of April 7th. Sounds like it's not all that official and they just jumped the gun with selling pre-orders...

Maybe we can get Jacob to comment? sundownz ;

frogcase2002
06-28-2014, 02:04 PM
What's up with these subs?

resonate
06-28-2014, 03:44 PM
What's up with these subs?

They're not real. :fyi:

frogcase2002
06-28-2014, 03:48 PM
They're not real. :fyi:

That's what its seeming like lol

skylineTT
09-03-2014, 04:32 PM
???