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A brief introduction to the all new SSA Demon, but first a farewell to its predecessor. 

     Our very long running SSA Dcon has ridden off into the sunset, or at least taking a breather.  The SSA Dcon was our second subwoofer model we ever launched.  At the very beginning, we had the Icon and as it gained traction we saw there was a need for a pure SQ sub of more modest power rating than that the Icon.  So in early 2008, the first SSA Dcon was launched.  (The Xcon followed shortly after).  That being said, the Dcon was almost an immediate hit, with a long 2" copper coil (rarity to have one made in the USA) triple stack motor, rear vent.  The Dcon was very affordable, well made, quite efficient, clean across the entire range, and flexible with enclosure demands.  It is interesting as there are some SSA Family members who swear by their Dcon and will not give it up ever.  (It even became a favorite of some of the home audio crowd).  All that being said, the Dcon evolved a bit for its second generation, we made a leap forward in motor force moving to what is best described as a scaled down Xcon motor, with a large single slug, solid pole, and deeply bumped back plate, while beefing up the suspension and leads.  We were able to bring the power handling up 33% while not hurting the sound that made the Dcon successful.  There was a stretch of a few years, before we ran out of stock, that the SSA Dcon 12 was our all time best selling subwoofer.  So its existence was very important to SSA.  Well with changes in the market (read:customer demands and amps getting much cheaper), as well as sky rocketing material costs, building the Dcon in the USA no longer was an option, so production stopped early 2017 for both the Dcon (and Gcon) and inventory ran out later that year. 

     Late last year, due to the long lay off with out the Dcon (and Gcon), we started development of an updated Dcon at a new build house.  The quality and performance of our SSA Evil1 tweeters were above our expectations, so we decided to send more production to that same build house.   As we saw that the market slowed overall for modest power rated subs due to power getting cheaper and people wanting higher power handling subs, so the market began to really start heating up in the 500 - 1200 watt range, I knew we needed to address it.  There is an 8" model developed, but it will not make it this first production run.  

     The new model had to handle more power and have more xmax while not sacrificing the balanced and clean sound the Dcon had established for nearly a decade.  That meant larger motor, larger coil, more suspension, larger leads, thicker cone, taller surround, etc.  In the end, all of the changes that happened to the over all design, we could no longer call it a Dcon.  In sticking with the theme of the Evil, a model name that has become so well known, while respecting the Dcon, the Demon name was selected.  The Demon is a great blend of the previous Dcon and Xcon, both in design and appearance.  In prototype testing, the SSA Demon thrived smaller to mid-sized ported and mid-sized sealed enclosures.

Quick SSA Demon stats:

  • 2.5" copper coil
  • Aluminum former
  • Aluminum Shorting ring
  • Solid pole, non-vented bumped back plate
  • Large single slug motor
  • Pressed pulp cone
  • Tall roll surround
  • Push terminals
  • Dual Nomex progressive spiders
  • Stitched tinsel leads
  • Large dome dustcap

I will list T/S specs and enclosure recommendations shortly.  We are very excited about the SSA Demon as it bringing back to our line up a pure sound quality subwoofer that will be affordable, while still having the characteristic SSA warmth and output. 

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 What’s with all the satanist names? @denim… JKJK 

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2 minutes ago, MattinMO said:

 What’s with all the satanist names? @denim… JKJK 

Honest answer, we started many years ago with the Icon.  Didn't really plan ahead with the naming structure, but the Xcon was born.  They we kind of trapped ourselves with the *con names, until we veered off with the Evil.  The Evil then became our premium line, and people really liked the name.  So we have moved forward with that now.


 

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47 minutes ago, THATpurpleKUSH said:

Very cheesy naming theme but the product looks solod.

agreed....was waiting for a new "dcon", sorry but "demon" is just lame. reminds me of something "boss/pyle" would do...is the dust cap sticker easy to remove if i get one. i had the gen. 1 dcon back in the day, loved it!


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On 10/9/2018 at 9:43 AM, JRsmoothee said:

agreed....was waiting for a new "dcon", sorry but "demon" is just lame. reminds me of something "boss/pyle" would do...is the dust cap sticker easy to remove if i get one. i had the gen. 1 dcon back in the day, loved it!

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i emailed you guys a while back trying to buy a dustcap.. no response. unusual,  as you're usually quite prompt.

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On 10/24/2018 at 5:34 PM, Tahoe12 said:

i emailed you guys a while back trying to buy a dustcap.. no response. unusual,  as you're usually quite prompt.

That's very strange.  I am looking at the inbox now, and there is nothing past 36 hours.  At this time, we don't have any spare dust caps to answer your question.


 

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On 10/26/2018 at 11:30 AM, denim said:

That's very strange.  I am looking at the inbox now, and there is nothing past 36 hours.  At this time, we don't have any spare dust caps to answer your question.

hey denim- this was a good long while ago lol. 

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Following, will be in the market for new 15's early next year.

Is the there an option to remove the Demon and just keep the SSA?


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On 10/27/2018 at 6:36 PM, Tahoe12 said:

hey denim- this was a good long while ago lol. 

I just want to make sure as I am crazy about being on top of our emails and messages as fast as possible.


 

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7 hours ago, West1 said:

Following, will be in the market for new 15's early next year.

Is the there an option to remove the Demon and just keep the SSA?

Dustcap print will not be optional at this time.


 

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On 10/9/2018 at 12:43 PM, JRsmoothee said:

agreed....was waiting for a new "dcon", sorry but "demon" is just lame. reminds me of something "boss/pyle" would do...is the dust cap sticker easy to remove if i get one. i had the gen. 1 dcon back in the day, loved it!

The fastest production car in the world shares the same name. I like it.


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Production will be done in about 10 days. :)


 

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On 11/6/2018 at 7:38 PM, Slo_Ride said:

The fastest production car in the world shares the same name. I like it.

yeah and no production car called devel does 330mph 5000hp, they have v8 1000hp.. made by rich guys in middle east


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i don't get why u all have problem with the name i think it's cool.. at least it has a cool name instead of hds or sa, hcca.. not only pos subs can have cool names.. i would deff like to have one


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A quick rendering of the product packaging for the SSA® Demon, coming soon!

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