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    SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Figured I'd bring this over here for some of the folks that don't necessarily check our forums as I know plenty of people have been waiting on these.

    It will be on it's way to me soon for testing of performance and final specs... also production costs should come in soon so I'll be able to get a cost to customer price shortly.

    On to the photos of it all put together !


    * Custom tooled gasket to fit our new frame with the Sundown logo embedded. Also a stitched on surround like the newest SA / SD-2 models.


    * Side view -- doubled up, tied down, round lead wires to eliminate the potential for tinsel lead failure.


    * Also a custom tooled venting ring like the SA-10/12/15 series (complete with logo). You will also note the dual, spaced spider setup. Each spider is 10mm wider than previous SA-8 models for more maximum excursion before mechanical damage.




    * New motor design with new magnet boot tooled to fit... this new motor is also complete with a shorting ring on the magnet ID like the new SA-10/12/15 models for lower distortion than ever.


    * Rear view. Note the Sundown logo tooled into our new frame.

    The new frame tool eliminates the x-mech limits of open tooled frames... it also allows us to use a wider spider and to channel the air like I wanted through the spacer ring.

    We were also able to implement dual round leads to eliminate the most common form of abuse damage on the 8s -- which was lead tearing / burning.

    So... more ruggedness than ever, and lower distortion than ever thanks to a bigger spider and an internal shorting ring. Testing to come soon on the SPL side... I do expect this to also be louder per watt than prior SA-8s.

    Still rated 400 RMS conservatively, box requirements still the same but more forgiving to larger boxes thanks to more mechanical excursion capacity. Many people used larger boxes on single 8s due to the difficulty of fitting a port in the box so we made the driver more capable of withstanding these type enclosures but still being able to work in the same tiny boxes when called upon.







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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Will these still work in smaller sealed boxed?




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    glad I saw this, may just hold off on the old sa8 and wait for these to be released. great job !




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    For reference... any production units are ~120 days out still as these need to come in, pass all testing requirements, then be produced. So if you can be that patient you'll be very pleased I think.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    oh darn, not in time for Christmas? haha no worries, these things look well worth the wait. thx.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Yah I wish they could be ready by Christmas Pre-ordering will be open by then, though!

    Those type of details will be posted on our sections / our vendors section (such as the SSA section over here).




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    well if a box for the old SA8s will work for this v.2 i might just buy both!

    I was thinking something small.. 12x12x10




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Looks really good. Although I have never use Sundown subs, I like everything about this, and LOVE 8's.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    I would like to do some testing


    Looks good though, interested to see some results on your tests.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    looks like a mini soundstream XXX. So nice. Cant wait for preorder pricing to be released.



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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    I know these will cost more then the current 8's but I am curious to how much. Jacob are we still gonna see these under the $200 range??



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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed471985 View Post
    I know these will cost more then the current 8's but I am curious to how much. Jacob are we still gonna see these under the $200 range??
    I do not expect them to go over $200 at all -- they will cost more than the current $135, though.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    these, look sweet might have to pick one up just to see what it can do.




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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Top plate looks thin would making that thicker help Keep output closer to the older sa8 or just ruin sq



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    Re: SA-8 v.2 Prototype Finally Done

    Quote Originally Posted by dbjunior View Post
    Top plate looks thin would making that thicker help Keep output closer to the older sa8 or just ruin sq
    It's thicker than the old SA-8 by 20%




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