+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 55

Reload Thread: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

  1. #1
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?



    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Review of Subwoofer or Speaker:
    Just received the Sundown audio sa-8 yesterday and had all today to listen to it here are some pics

    I put it next to a kicker Comp 12 just for a reference


    We have it installed in the trunk of a Subaru in a .75 after displacement tuned to 35 hz. on an audioque 750.1 running at 2 ohms. The sub woofer is receiving 500 watts roughly.

    After listening to it on all sorts of musics this thing blew my mind. It had a very large bandwith and wasnt peaky at all. it picked up the drums in rock music nicely while still playing the low lows in rap music.

    my one complaint about the physical design of the sub is that the basket of the subwoofer and the holes in the mounting ring are a little too close. it gives you very little clearance when mounting.


    As far as loudness goes you need to look at what it really is. I haven't listened to a small system (cone size) ever really. when doing the math it has 6 times less cone area than 2 12s and on 500 watts it got surprisingly loud. But if you plan on bumping I would suggest getting multiple of these if your stuck on running them. If your looking for something to fill out the lower end that your mid and highs speakers cant pick up than this thing is perfect for it.




  2. Thanks timma100, Slayerx thanked for this post
    Likes BoomBoxStereo liked this post



  3. #2
    rebelfromva's Avatar
    rebelfromva is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,818
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    96 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    How do you think 6 of these would sound together? Very interested in these subs.



    09 Cobalt LT
    Headunit -Alpine CDA-9887
    Front Stage - PHD FB 6.1 PRO SIX M/B, FB 5.1 m/b, FB 1.1b tweets
    Highs amp -Pheonix Gold Xenon 100.4 & 200.4
    Sub stage - 2 DC M2 LVL 5 12s
    Sub amp - 2 DC 5.0Ks
    Electrical - Singer 270 alt, big 3 0/1 & 12g ofc audio technix, 2 XS d3400s
    Deadener - 80 mill Audiotechnix deadener
    "Trunk hit hard like Kimbo Slice"
    TEAM DC AUDIO

  4. #3
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelfromva View Post
    How do you think 6 of these would sound together? Very interested in these subs.
    are you talking sound quality or spl? Im assuming Spl if your running 6. I think they would sound good like I said humongous bandwidth at least with the enclosure I listened to one of them. My suggestion is MORE power if you want it loud you should give it way more than rated and I definitely think they can handle it.




  5. #4
    rebelfromva's Avatar
    rebelfromva is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,818
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    96 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Have seen videos of one and two of these hitting low 150s. Dont know how true they are bc i wasnt there but still seem to be a great woofer



    09 Cobalt LT
    Headunit -Alpine CDA-9887
    Front Stage - PHD FB 6.1 PRO SIX M/B, FB 5.1 m/b, FB 1.1b tweets
    Highs amp -Pheonix Gold Xenon 100.4 & 200.4
    Sub stage - 2 DC M2 LVL 5 12s
    Sub amp - 2 DC 5.0Ks
    Electrical - Singer 270 alt, big 3 0/1 & 12g ofc audio technix, 2 XS d3400s
    Deadener - 80 mill Audiotechnix deadener
    "Trunk hit hard like Kimbo Slice"
    TEAM DC AUDIO

  6. #5
    bhsdriller's Avatar
    bhsdriller is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    bakersfield,ca
    Posts
    4,491
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    2 can hit a 150 easily in a an spl application with some power, daily would be a little harder



    Team Flex Issues
    4 18" Mayhems
    2 bc5500's


    Bought from: ameduce(x2), Hatchet_Warrior, jeeper07,DB_DRAG_SPL,ssackett, lyttleviet,MillzThaYungin, blackbonnie, ryan1126, Goindef154(x2), Lonnie, dave_damage

    Sold to: Ilovebass, nismos14, chednompton, teen, jonesy

  7. #6
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    yeah remember guys this was on 500 watts we werent doing 3000 watt sine wave burps in a burp box.




  8. #7
    sundownz's Avatar
    sundownz is offline Supporting Vendor sundownz is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    sundownz is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    10,996
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    91 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Thanks for the review



    - Jacob Fuller
    - Owner, Sundown Audio
    - Associate, Stereo Integrity

    - I DO NOT USE PMs ON HERE -- Please e-mail me!
    - E-MAIL is sundownz@sundownaudio.com
    Simon Eichenberger is THE MAN.

  9. #8
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by sundownz View Post
    Thanks for the review
    You did a great job with this thing man. Any reason the mounting holes are so close to the basket like that? took us a while to fit it in there but were noobs




  10. #9
    sundownz's Avatar
    sundownz is offline Supporting Vendor sundownz is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    sundownz is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    10,996
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    91 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by itsblown View Post
    You did a great job with this thing man. Any reason the mounting holes are so close to the basket like that? took us a while to fit it in there but were noobs
    We wanted a standard OD and as close to standard cut-out as possible -- in order to fit the spider size we needed and the terminals in the cut-out it had to be pushed pretty close.



    - Jacob Fuller
    - Owner, Sundown Audio
    - Associate, Stereo Integrity

    - I DO NOT USE PMs ON HERE -- Please e-mail me!
    - E-MAIL is sundownz@sundownaudio.com
    Simon Eichenberger is THE MAN.

  11. Thanks dgage thanked for this post
  12. #10
    KTMrida4life's Avatar
    KTMrida4life is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    513
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    I know my v1s are excellent, cant imagine how good these are.

    I assume he fixed the tinsel issues. Each one of my V1s is getting 1000W+ RMS and doesnt bottom out or really get all that warm. Which is crazy considering its a 400W driver... I fried the tinsels though.. apparently their the weak link in the old v1s.



    1995 Nissan 240SX 5 speed , 37k original miles
    -Headunit: JVC AHD-69
    -Speakers: Polk Audio DB6501 comps
    -Speaker amp: Diamond D104 old school SQ made in USA, running active on the polks ^^
    -Sub: D4 SA12 in a 1.7~cube box tuned to 33
    -Sub amp: Sundown SAZ 3k @ 2 ohms
    -Electrical: 115A Nissan quest alt, Big 3 with 1/0, C&D 75ah under hood, Power 102aH in trunk.
    -Trunk, doors, and rear deck w/ AT 60mil. Doors are sealed. Trunk lid deadened with great stuff + SS Spectrum. Roof also done with SS Spectrum

  13. #11
    Bettr n' Revrse's Avatar
    Bettr n' Revrse is offline I do what I want



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    16,839
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by KTMrida4life View Post
    I know my v1s are excellent, cant imagine how good these are.

    I assume he fixed the tinsel issues. Each one of my V1s is getting 1000W+ RMS and doesnt bottom out or really get all that warm. Which is crazy considering its a 400W driver... I fried the tinsels though.. apparently their the weak link in the old v1s.
    The tinsels are a very different design in the new V2 version...




    Western Rep.

    99 Honda CRV: (Always Changing) ___________ 79 F-150: Show Truck ________________
    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

  14. #12
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by sundownz View Post
    We wanted a standard OD and as close to standard cut-out as possible -- in order to fit the spider size we needed and the terminals in the cut-out it had to be pushed pretty close.
    Makes sense just a bit of sanding we had to do




  15. #13
    JayDolla513's Avatar
    JayDolla513 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    going to try two of em.... but wahts up with comparin 2 12s cone size to 1 8's cone size, lol lil unfair. At least compare 1 to 1 or 2 8s to 2 12s




  16. #14
    JayDolla513's Avatar
    JayDolla513 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    going to try two of em.... but wahts up with comparin 2 12s cone size to 1 8's cone size, lol lil unfair. At least compare 1 to 1 or 2 8s to 2 12s




  17. #15
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

    Re: Sundown Audio sa-8 v.2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDolla513 View Post
    going to try two of em.... but wahts up with comparin 2 12s cone size to 1 8's cone size, lol lil unfair. At least compare 1 to 1 or 2 8s to 2 12s
    because 2 12s is a relatively common set up so people have a reference to compare it to

    little update on how it does Spl wise thanks to Kushy Dreams for metering it here are some results
    1 sundown audio sa-8 v.2 dual 4 wired to 2 ohms on a audioque 750.1
    130.2db at 41hz sealed at the dash
    also did a 128db at 51hz and 27hz.

    Yup 27h kinda blew my mind it hit that low like that also from around 25-50 the sub was completely flat rising by 10th's of a db at most through out that entire range




  18. Dislikes soldado71 disliked this post
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Sundown Audio SA-12 Spl/Power testing!!!
    By uptwome2007 in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 07:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum