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  1. 7 points
    Small Update. Finished my A-Pillars !!! Got a little work to get back on them later. But for now, I LOVE the way the perform !!! After the holidays, hoping to get back to the doors !!! Thinking metal braces !!!
  2. 5 points
    Play the sub alone and listen to it. I would be suspect of the settings....any shop that tells you about box rise but forgets to tell you about box fall is confused. He is just regurgitating something he doesn't understand. To explain, all drivers have an impedance response and this response can change based on the environment it is mounted in. This response is a curve, it does not only rise but also falls at differing frequencies. Subs are specified in thermal and mechanical power handling to deal with both the response of the driver and the box it is in. Having the installer "scare" you that you aren't getting power because of rise is completely irrelevant. To make matters worse, implying that you would hear a difference in a 1500w amp as compared to a 1000w is asinine. Go enjoy your setup. Your installers comments take with a grain of salt. Since you have to take them with a grain of salt I personally would double check everything he did.
  3. 5 points
    The SSA Demon is now enroute to us.
  4. 5 points
    Baby Penelope!! She arrived just in time for dinner!
  5. 5 points
    With the Dcon >> Demon, this would be our Gcon >> Hellion. If you read the Demon topic, it will explain about how the Gcon had a similar life as the Dcon. As of March of this year, the Gcon 12 was our all time, best selling subwoofer. The Gcon, in a simplified explanation, was very close to the original SSA Icon, for a pinch less. A very well balanced and accurate, while also efficient sub that can could take some power while being flexible and composed in different enclosures in both home and car. So the Gcon was our affordable all around subwoofer for many different installs. As with the Dcon, our build house said it was no longer feasible to be made here in the USA. Moving forward, we knew we had to bring back something really strong in the void that was left by the Gcon, as not everyone has the power for an Icon. This Hellion is going to be that next step in the timeline of the Gcon. Both in reaching back to the original Icon and Gcon sound, while stepping forward at the same time. In relation to the Gcon, the Hellion will have improved cooling, more Xmax, available 18" model, option of additional spider and upgraded leads, possible flat wound coil for more high output needs, a pinch more motor force, higher power handling, and a chromed motor finish. With the Hellion, we will be offering 10's through 18's, as well as a few options (something we have not really been able to offer in the past) as the Hellion will be made to order here in the USA. The good news is, the lead time will be substantially faster with the Hellion compared to our past build house. Some quick info: Aluminum 4-layer 3" voice coil (optional flat wound coil) Heavy duty Pulp Fiber cone Dual progressive spiders (with option for 3rd) Woven Tinsel Leads (with optional upgrade) Double stacked magnet motor, with pole vent and rear motor venting Double layer hybrid foam surround Push terminals 12 spoke basket
  6. 5 points
    Coached a 7-2 and 7-1 win today. Both my boys scored.
  7. 4 points
    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.
  8. 4 points
    The girls took forth place!! Is the highest they have ever placed at nationals! Proud dad right here.
  9. 4 points
    Also got started on a new painting!!
  10. 4 points
    Hanging out with baby Mila today!
  11. 4 points
    I don't normally bore you guys with my art, but wanted to show of my painting! LOL My fat ass for size referance. Hopefully get it clear coated tomorrow! Woot!
  12. 4 points
    2014 dodge ram driven 85 miles a daily to and from work. This is the first vehicle I had to do a complete deep cut to get everything out. I did not do the wheels or tires. Doing this reminds how much I like doing cars.
  13. 3 points
    because pinup tatt's are cool!
  14. 3 points
    Hey guys, I'm back with an update. Weather hasn't cooperator with me but what do you expect this time of year. I attached the tweeter pods to the mid range pods with some epoxy. Notice I had to print a new tweeter pod for the left side to gain some clearance. I'm using some camera tripod mounts and threaded inserts to hold the pods to the A pillar trim. I'm not sure if this will hold up but I'll see how it goes. On the rear of the A pillar trim I used some large round pieces of metal to reinforce the trim piece. I did a few test fits before getting things right but this is how the pods are installed for now. Sorry for the bad quality pics. I decided to throw these in there and go grab some late night Chinese food. This photo is from right above the driver side headrest. should give you an idea on how they're aimed. My lazer pointer worked pretty well! I'll play around with the tweeter orientation as I tune. So the whole point of this build was to see how low I can get these 4 incher to play and see if they meet up with the midbass in the 100-150 hz range. I haven't tested too much yet but I think that it will work. Unfortunately, my mdf baffle on the driver side door is complete fucked from water so I ordered some plastic cutting board material and a jigsaw to make a new baffle...
  15. 3 points
    Among all the holiday activities and work, I came up with an out door garage lighting solution. I put up a test strip and like the look. Link for lights. https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-StayBright-240-Count-19-6-ft-with-White-Integrated-LED-Plug-In-Christmas-Rope-Lights/1000525781
  16. 3 points
    Almost like my FIL did it. His house which is my wife and I's now. He loved decorating for every holiday and Christmas was his favorite.
  17. 3 points
    Ok, so when I'm just getting started good, this happens ... So here we are, ready for fiber glass. I will get back to them ASAP. I will say this, my mids playing by there lonesome is telling me that those doors need to be treated ASAP for sure !!! They are next !!!
  18. 3 points
    https://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/ssa-bassshades.html
  19. 3 points
    We lost our original OEM Manufacturer due to the Trump Steel Tariffs earlier this year. We are in the process of redesigning and manufacturing most if not all our subwoofers. We have rolled out the new ICON (1250w RMS) line (Chinese Made), & F8L (650w RMS) (Chinese Made). Currently In production (Subwoofers): Demon (550w RMS) (Chinese Made), Hellion (850w RMS) (US Built) ZCON (2250w RMS) (US Built) Hope this information helps. We do hope to reintroduce the EVIL at a later date as finances allow. We are working as fast as we can to bring our subwoofers back to the front line of competition as our finances allow, but it's an uphill battle at this point. Because our OEM company dropped us with no warning, it's been a major challenge of ours to get back to market as fast as possible. We value our customers and supporters more then you know, thanks for all that you do! #SSAFAMILY
  20. 3 points
    One of these days I'll have a garage again.
  21. 3 points
    Very sorry for the delay guys, we had a php version issue with our host and our dedicated server, got it all sorted out, I'm going to get this forum whipped back into shape. Thanks for baring with me on this. Enjoy the forums...
  22. 3 points
    A couple hours in and halfway to out.
  23. 3 points
    We just kicked off our Fall Sale @ SSA! Enjoy some nice savings while the weather is cooling down. All sale prices are as marked, simply add to cart. Celebrating 12 years in business. Sale ends 10/21/2018 #ArriveLoud https://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/categories/fall-sale.html
  24. 3 points
    First steak on the Souse Vide. details after pictures.
  25. 3 points
    Put the Flex to work today. First time doing a heavy cut to a polish, then applied sealer. This is my niece's first car and it has 194k miles on it so there was some needed paint correction. There are lots of paint chips, but it turned out very nice.
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