I own (2) 15" Nightshade subs... these subs are monsters and can handle a ton of power! I've only had 4k on mine and they handle it without breaking a sweat. Not to mention a 153db on that power at the dash and in an SUV and in a non SPL optimized enclosure.. more of a pretty box that does descent numbers. Love em and recommend them to anyone looking for something that can take the power and achieve very good SPL scores. Can't wait to see what they do in my wall car!
Bought this sub from Jacob at Sundown Audio. This by far is the best sounding sub I have heard thus far. I've owned JL Audio, Kicker, and FI. This sub in the right box is killer along with a great amp. You will be very happy, and if not buy the Nightshade!!!!!!!!!!!
I got a sundown Z 18 probly one of the most amazing woofer I heard yet mine is custom built by jacob with a nightshade cone an coil I'm looking to getting a 2nd built keep up the great work jacob
The 100.4 from Sundown Audio is an incredibly good performing amplifier if you're looking a 2 channel, 3 channel, or 4 channel amplifier.Â
The first thing that I noticed was the look of the amplifier. The satin black amp with a polished center piece looks really classy. Power connections are equipped with phillips-head screw drive, which means you don't have to fumble around with allen wrenches to hook up the power connections or the speaker connections. A single phillips head screw driver is all you need.
Flexibility oozes from the amplifier. Not only are the crossover slopes steep, but the neat thing about the "rear" channels of the amplifier is that they can be high-passed (mids/highs), low-passed (sub duty), or band-passed (midbass only).
The midbass is very very tight, punchy and controlled with this amplifier. I swapped out a Hifonics XX Olympus for this smaller 100.4 and even though the Olympus is supposed to have 250 watts x channel whereas the 100.4 is rated at 100 watts per channel, the Sundown 100.4 kicked the HIfonics XX amp to the curb in accuracy, detail, and control. And it did it without a significant loss in output. The neat thing I noticed was how much cleaner the 100.4 sounded overall. The XX might have had more power by the numbers, but the 100.4 was definitely more listenable even at higher volumes.
The top end is smooth and detailed, unlike the XX amplifier that was harsh by comparisson. Midrange is more natural and non-fatiguing than my comparisson amp too.
After 2 days of listening to the SAX 100.4 I sold my Hifonics XX Olympus. The "little" 100.4 packed more punch and better fidelity than the XX Olympus did.
IMO there isn't a better 4 channel amplifier in the car audio market today. Sure there are amps that are smaller, bigger, flashier, but the 100.4 has enough features to satisfy anyone.
(SAX-125.2) I loved this amp and still do before my truck got broke into and everything stolen:(. i had this amp and loved it amazing front stage amp. Hand's down easily would buy it again if i had the cash. Gotta save up for my other 1500d though.
I got this amp about a week ago and it is pushing 2-12" FI SSD in a slot ported box tuned to about 32hz. This amp is sick and loves power. It pushes my 12's like it is simply pissed off at them. Setting off car alarms with this always "cool" amp is an everyday thing. No telling what it will do when I get another to strap it. Thanks Sundown. It's definately an elite amp.
Had both of these installed in my car today and let's just say WOW!Â That SAZ1500d is a beast! I got a chance to really see what my RE HC/Fi Q hybrid could really do. I heard and felt low notes in songs that I didn't before. Both of these are very clean and noise free. There was a very slight hint of engine whine with my previous amps but with a direct swap out there was absolute silence.
Great design and excellent quality! thanks Jacob!
I bought two of these amps for 2 RE SX 15" They are very powerfull amps that play loud and clean. I wouldnt expect them to be so efficient, but they are the TRUTH and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
I chose the two 1500d's over a kicker 2500, because of the flexibility of the amps if I change woofers in the future. I'm currently using them at 2ohms strapped for 3KW
Excellent Amp. I had a Power Acoustik A2400db on one 12 @ 1 ohm and it sounded good but my headlights would dim. After installing myÂ SundownÂ on the same 12 @ 1ohm, I noticed it was a bit more louder but my headlights didn't dim at all! The amp, IMO looks good and puts out good power with less current draw. I haven't tested my voltage drop but I will when I get a chance. Definitly a good choice because of the quality but if you want more power, you could get another one and strap it. I highly recommend this amp.
Great amplifier! A+ ...
comming from a modded 81000D that got hot enough to cook on, this thing is great! solid construction, nice basic power inputs + speaker out's... clean design...
gets somewhat warm during long bump sessions, but never hot to the touch... puts out great power... warrentied down to .5 ohm with sufficent electrical , what other company can do the same!?
the test results speaks for itself
highly recommend for users wanting a higher quality amplifierÂ
(SAZ-3000D) I loved this amp when i had it. It never got hot , never had any issues at all i ran it on a AQ hdc3 18" then on two nightshade 15s never got hot once or went into protect on me at all:). Jake deff makes some top quality products. Im in process of will be doing 4 1500ds.
(SAZ-2000D)This amp is a BEAST!!! I am running this amp on three re se 12's in a sealed box @1.2ohm load with box rise, and i am achieving ridiculous lows with the gain just a little over the halfway mark.i am tempted to turn it up some more,but i really don't need to because it is giving those subs more than enough...i will probably try out some sundown subs in the future because i am super duper pleased with the clean and vicious power of this amp!!!thanks for making such a good product.
I have been in car audio for 15+ years and never have I heard a sub that sounded just as good as everyone says it does. It seemed to just get better the more I pushed it, yet it never strained during all my abuse. I am not doing statistical testing but more of a "real world" test and the sub is one of the first that I would give an A+, Great Job Sundown
I have had this sub for a few days now and am finally getting a chance to really give it a good listening to, mainly on my commute to and from work and this evening i finally had some time to just sit in the car and play some random tracks.
The car is a 2008 Scion xB, the sub is in the rear cargo area in a 2cu ft ported enclosure tuned to 29hz (I will be updating my build thread with that info as well) Sub is on the drivers side facing the hatch port is on the passenger side facing the wall which was recommended to me and works VERY well.
Build quality is outstanding, great fit and finish on all parts. Nice thick paper cone, stiff high roll foam surround, woven and tied down leads the list goes on and on, Jacob really scored on this driver. Here is a shot of the driver in the car. (pardon my dust i was short on time)
So on to listening impressions.
The details : sub is wired to 2 ohms off of a Sundown SAZ-1000D which is rated for 600 @ 2. Perfect Match. Right now the sub is crossed over at 80 hz and sub sonic is set to 25. I don't really listen to a lot of rap or test tone music so the ssf is more or less a fail safe just in case.
Quick impression: The SA-12 is a GREAT sub, even at 80hz it is very easy to blend with my front stage and does not get boomy or sloppy. The transient attack is very fast. The impact is awesome when you start to put the boots to it, it has been a very long time since i have seen movement from my winshield wipers with music playing BUT it is NOT an SPL sub only! The SQ of the driver has been stellar so far, extremely musical, very quick, and can easily go from a nice subtle sq sub to a cut right through you sub on demand. And it retains it's composure very well at high volumes, I honestly have NO issues with this driver so far.
My musical tastes are far from average and span a wide spectrum so i will list the tracks i have really paid attention to so far and will add more over the next few days.
Sublime: What I Got (reprise)- I have always loved the bass line in this version of the song, the high and low transitions are reproduced very well with the SA-12, very effortless, tight and with great tonality.
Jonny Lang: Lie To Me- Absolutely outstanding impact on this song, the kick drum comes through with a hard hit and great sound, the paper cone really sounds awesome on drums, it is a sound I have missed and without doubt have regained
Lee Rocker: I'll Cry Instead- The driver really reproduced a lot of details i have been missing with the stand up bass in this song. Nice attack on the slappy bass line and the notes are heard individually, not just mushing together staying clean and sharp along with the drums, never faltering a bit.
Eagles: Hotel California (live)- Pretty much a must play with any sub test in my opinion, and i was able to take it from a nice tonal blended sub to an absolute beast hitting me in the chest with this track, while continuing to play both drums and bass individually at all volumes, neither one overpowering the other.
Boxenkiller - My favorite drum and bass track to play around with. Another track that i was really able to bring the beast out with and still keep the bass guitar nice and defined tonally. Drum rolls, kicks and bass guitar were all reproduced to some very high levels while not ever approaching boomy or distorted sound.
Bob Marley: Turn Your Lights Down Low (remix)- This is the version from the Chant Down Babylon album. Drum machine and synth bass that can get nice and low and fun to play with and also some fun little transitions here and there. Reproduced very well although in my opinion the recording could have been better, the sub showed that it really likes to dig deep and stay clean.
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Flying Saucer Dudes- The sub fell in love with this track! The drums are sort of all over the place going deep and back to regular, bass line everywhere. Overall a fun track to listen to made even more fun with the driver that this is,
Stevie Wonder: Superstition- A truly classic song with a fun and rhythmic bass line that the SA-12 is able to reproduce flawlessly. Each note discernable from the last and never stumbles.
Stevie Wonder: Ribbon In The Sky- Had to play this one for my girl, her absolute favorite song in the world and the SA-12 plays the stand up bass line with the subtlety that was intended, very well defined and you can feel the notes as they are played without mushing up the mix. This is one where the sub really amazed me in its ability to play music.
Tool: Sober - Outstanding attack! I could feel every rake of the bass strings throughout the song.
The Outlaws: Green Grass & High Tides- Very typical southern rock bass line. Fast attack throughout the frequency range reproduced effortlessly staying clean high, low and everywhere in between and hearing each note clearly. A fun listen.
Overall I am 100% satisfied with this sub (FINALLY found one i like) and i have yet to find anything negative to say. I do not hear any motor noise from it and it does what i want when i want it to. There will be more tracks listed and impressions given as the days pass, and if any of you have some favorites then throw them out and i will do what i can to give it a listen. I also hope to be able to gather a few members from here very soon so they can give it a test as well but this sub is definitely a winner in my book
So I bought this sub for my sister last August and had her get it installed while I was away in college. She sent me a video and this thing was loud on film but I was not a firm believer. After over 3 months of wanting to hear it, I finally made it home and to no disappointment, this driver was loud and very clean sounding. I used an array of music and it hit all notes with authority! great driver, great price, great company.