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    Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Hi all. I seem to be having some trouble finding a speaker grille for my 8" sundown audio SA-8. When I search for one, all I can find is endless versions of stuff like this:

    Amazon.com: 8-Inch 2-Piece Steel Mesh Speaker Grill - Black: Electronics

    But nothing made for the amount of excursion that the SA-8 is going to have. Getting Sundown Audio to answer the phone is like pulling teeth. Anyone know of a grille that will handle the excursion of the SA-8?







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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    here is the message you get when you try sundown's website:

    Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.



    FAIL lol




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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Make your own grill, and/or use some stand-offs to move the grill away from the cone.



    No speaker, in the history of speakers, has ever been blown by too little power. Ever. I don't care what your friend told you, he's a dirty liar.


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    Stand offs hmm... never heard of 'em. I'll look into 'em.




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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Or double baffle and flush mount the sub.




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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Double baffle, flush mount and use a 10" sub grill, this should give you enough space.




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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Wise man once say... grill on subwoofer like kickstand on bicycle.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaonzo View Post
    Wise man once say... grill on subwoofer like kickstand on bicycle.
    How does the wise man keep his speaker from getting poked out of his grocery getter SUV? lol

    What reason is there that I shouldn't do it? Also, can't change the box I had it custom built and I'm no box builder.




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    Re: Help me find a grille for this thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Photonfanatic View Post
    How does the wise man keep his speaker from getting poked out of his grocery getter SUV? lol

    What reason is there that I shouldn't do it? Also, can't change the box I had it custom built and I'm no box builder.
    No reason not to, I'm just being silly.

    Have your box builder make you an attachment for his enclosure?



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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