The SA line was designed to be the centerpiece of the Sundown Audio subwoofer lineup -- the line to which all of our other lines are compared. We started with an FEA optimized motor design capable of 19mm of one-way Klippel verified excursion and significantly more x-mech (maximum mechanical excursion). This motor was mated to a top quality double layer nomex spider, an SPL competition grade paper cone, and a strong foam surround capable of handling the excursion and force generated by the motor structure. The motor also features dual faraday rings (shorting rings) to reduce inductive distortion. At Sundown Audio this still was not enough so we designed a highly optimized voice coil cooling system that ensures that an SA series woofer will never over-heat when used anywhere close to it's rated power level.
All of this hard work and engineering has lead to the incredible reputation now enjoyed by the SA series worldwide. We are very proud of what these woofers are capable of and we believe that they are one of the best woofers on the market today.
The SA-8 v.2 represents the pinnacle of low distortion, ported box 8 inch subwoofer technology. Every piece of the SA-8 v.2 has been custom tooled with the utmost performance and lowest distortion in mind. We started with a proprietary FEA optimized motor design made just for the SA-8 v.2 which features double farady rings just like it's bigger brothers. This motor is mated to a custom tooled and patent pending frame which allows for a larger spider and superior clearances to nearly any other 8" woofer on the market today. The spider itself was custom tooled to achieve a very even compliance curve and also features double, tied down tinsel leads to handle incredible amounts of power. The SA-8 v.2 also features a full 16mm of Klippel verified one-way linear excursion and mechanical capacity in excess of double the linear limits to ensure that mechanical failures are nearly impossible.
The standard SA-8 v.2 features a 4-layer copper voice coil for the most possible low-end extension. We do offer SPL models with lighter coils and even "extreme SPL" models with harder spider packs and other impedance configurations (these must be custom built). An extreme SPL version of the SA-8 v.2 was seen at SBN 2012 achieving 150.8 dB sealed on the dash powered by an NS-1 amplifier!