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    DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    I have about 2200 watts and Im looking to get loud. What experience, if any, do you have with these subs?







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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    I'd say the nightshade is in a different class above those other two.




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    I'd say the nightshade is in a different class above those other two.
    in what way? they are all rated 1500 rms. I know the sundown is built to be a daily sub that just happens to be loud, but will the other two be significantly louder?




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    I don’t think you would be disappointed with any of those choices. If it were me I would be stuck between the Nightshade Level 4 xl..



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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    any of the 3. all very solid subs



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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    I also think they will all be pretty much on par, but this forum has been steering away from RD lately due to some shady business practices (as you may have seen in other threads lately).

    Both Rusty and Jacob are good guys, and they reply to emails very quickly and have great customer support. Guess it depends on what kinda dustcap you want?

    Haha, they will both fit the application though. But I voted for sundown, because I personally wouldn't like to deal with the questions from people asking if my speakers were made from a sneaker / clothing company.



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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    thanks

    bump for more input




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    Quote Originally Posted by allout13 View Post
    in what way? they are all rated 1500 rms. I know the sundown is built to be a daily sub that just happens to be loud, but will the other two be significantly louder?
    I HAVENT TESTED THE NEW XL, just the level 4, sorry i misread your title and didnt know they had it out

    the sundown is underrated, the other two won't exactly be happy with much more than 1500 watts.

    Ive owned and tested all 3 subs

    the nightshade handed alot more power. the nightshade also costs quite a bit more doesnt it?

    The RD alpha's are nice subs, I loved mine, but you will never be able to sell them for anything close to what you paid. I had a pair of the alpha v2 12s and they were sick subs, but when i went to resell them I lost my butt.

    the level 4 is not a bad driver either, but the sundown sub is more of a spl sub made to be a daily driver. instead of a daily driver sub that can get decently loud.

    hopefully this explains my point a little better if not let me know and i'll try and help you out more.

    I'm by no means saying the sundown fits your needs better, but it is a class above both those two.
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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    the sundown is underrated, the other two won't exactly be happy with much more than 1500 watts.

    Ive owned and tested all 3 subs

    the nightshade handed alot more power. the nightshade also costs quite a bit more doesnt it?

    The RD alpha's are nice subs, I loved mine, but you will never be able to sell them for anything close to what you paid. I had a pair of the alpha v2 12s and they were sick subs, but when i went to resell them I lost my butt.

    the level 4 is not a bad driver either, but the sundown sub is more of a spl sub made to be a daily driver. instead of a daily driver sub that can get decently loud.

    hopefully this explains my point a little better if not let me know and i'll try and help you out more.

    I'm by no means saying the sundown fits your needs better, but it is a class above both those two.
    You've owned the Lvl 4 XL? I thought they just came out a few weeks back..



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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    hes talking about the level 4 XL completely different woofer. its more like a lvl5 jr. that would be my choice.

    lvl4Xl
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    in that order




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    Do you want subs that have proved themselves with numbers and experience

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    Subs that are fairly new and anyone who has yet to see any numbers....

    And Yes I have seen all three as well.




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    I havent tested the XL yet
    I own the nightshades
    and wont ever own the alpha




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    oh crap, i didn't even know there was a XL yet. I retract my previous statements. any details on this bad boy?




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    What is the difference with the normal and xl?




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    Re: DC lvl 4 xl vs Sundown Nightshade vs RD alpha v.2

    completely different sub then the reg lvl4.

    its basically a smaller version of the lvl5 with 3 spiders-stiff and a flat wind 8 layer coil.




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