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  1. 5 points
    Welcome to the very first 8” sub worthy to wear the SSA logo. A decade of reknown SSA signature sound that is pure, warm, and precise, while having tremendous output that is now finally availble in the new SSA F8L 8” sub. (Pronounced “Fatal”) Vicious in looks, and pure beef in build, the all new SSA F8L 8” sub is an absolutle tank just like every other SSA sub, but finally in a compact package. Conservatively ratted at 650 watts, right off the bat, you can tell the SSA F8L means business. For the serious mechanical side of the design, the SSA F8L employs a very powerful motor with dual high strength Y35-140 oz magnets protected by a motor boot, yet the inductance is kept in check as the F8L touts a full aluminum shorting ring. To handle some serious power, the 4-layer copper coil is a 2.5” round wire that is 45.9mm high. Keeping everything under control for a wide array of conditions, is a pair of Nomex spiders and a dual layer high roll foam surround. As with all SSA subs, the SSA F8L has a non-pressed pulp paper cone. The large spring loaded push terminals make wiring up easy and quick, while the high tinsel count leads can carry plenty of power to the copper coil. For durable and consistent performance for years to come, the SSA F8L was designed to stay cool under the harsh daily abuse. With cooling spacers allowing extra air flow to the coil and motor, and a vented Aluminum former, you will never have to sweat the thermal limits. Doesn't matter if you are doing an arsenal of subs or a single sub for adding some clean and powerful bass in a small space, the SSA F8L will most certainly get it done. Port this little monster and send it some clean power and you will be hard pressed to hide an evil smile. With out question, SSA F8L is a killer choice in the world of the high end 8” subwoofers. Features: Rms: 650W Cone: non-pressed paper cone with wide roll foam surround Former: vented Aluminum former Voice coil: 2.5inch- 4layers high temperature round wire copper coil with 45.9mm widing height Motor: Y35-140Oz magnets with Aluminum Shorting (Faraday) ring and motor boot Spider: Dual Nomex Spring-loaded Push Terminals Attached high tinsel count leads Cooling spacers Dual 4 ohm Specifications: Fs: 32.1hz Re: 4ohm Qms: 4.31 Qes: 0.27 Qts: 0.25 Rms: 6.7 kg/s Cms: 0.17 mm/N Mms: 143.5 gr Bl: 20.8 N/A SPL: 82.6 db Vas: 9.7 L Rp: 57.0 ohm Lp: 70.0 mH Cp: 496.4 uF Le: 3.16 mH Sd: 201.93cm² Box recommendation: 0.55 cubes @ 31hz (after displacement) Mounting Depth: 6.5"
  2. 5 points
    We are finally back to building subs, and what better time to release all new models! These new subs have upgraded cooling, carbon caps are now standard, wood crate shipping, upgraded wattage handling, and upgraded motor force! #MadeinTheUSA http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/categories/subs/shop-by-brand/soundsolutionsaudio.html
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    So I got home and had a package waiting for me. I picked up the 4 channel ssa amp when there was that friends and family sale going on. I was always on the fence about em but once that sale kicked off I just had to pick it up. Loved the pics of it and in. Person this amp is beautiful and has a nice strong solid build feel to it. Im replacing my hifonics Zeus 2000.4 amp so I can't wait to hear the quality this amp puts out. It it will be powering a pair of 8" Rockford pro audio. A pair of Rockford punch 6x9, pair of the ssa evil mids. And evil tweeters. Just thought id share. I don't see much of real hands on experiences with the amps.
  5. 5 points
    Short run sale on the SSA amps. $100 off per amp. Just use the coupon code at check out: "SSAFriendsandFamilyamps" SSA IC150.4: http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/ssa-ic150-4-600w-4-channel-amplifier.html SSA IC2200.1: http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/ssa-ic2200-1-2200w-mono-block-amplifier.html Runs through 9/29/17
  6. 4 points
    Some pics from my space cruise yesterday, for you flatlanders. Mt. Sopris^ The top is only around 9500 feet iirc. Is an extinct volcano...The crater is the bowl between the far left and middle peak. The far left peak partly covered with clouds in the inside face. Cool thing with this pic is the largest herd of elk in the area cross the foremost field on their migratory route. They migrate in a big oval their whole life, crossing the same place approximately every three days. Where I am standing is the other edge of the oval at its skinniest point. (hunters everywhere lol) The closest ski resort^. Fun fact. Aspen was the first ski slope in the area, after being a mining town. The Olympics choose to train here in 1940 and the rest is history. Was a hippy town until the 80's, Would be hard pressed to afford to live there now a days. lol LOts of hott bitches though. THis^ mountian is not Aspen. More Sopris! The Indian legend is once you see this mountain in person you will not be able to leave the area. A pic into the canyon that's the other direction.^ (east)And the third direction. ^I live between the last set of mountains in the distance. (west) Hope ya'all enjoy now.
  7. 4 points
    We are very close to releasing an all new ZCON! #ArriveLoud http://www.SSAudio.com
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    As I want to get some more of these little monsters out there to our #SSAFamily, we are going to do a $25 off coupon code on the SSA F8L through Halloween. To go along with the Halloween theme and play off the name a little, the coupon code is: SSAF8L25HALLOWEEN http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/f8l-8-sound-solutions-audio-8-650w-f8l-series-subwoofer.html Yes, it is D4 only, but D2's are in production now and hope to have them before the end of the year.
  10. 4 points
    So after 4 months of waiting I finally revived these baby's. It's such a relief and a long wait coming lol. Can't wait to pick up a taramps 8k to push these. And build my box also. These things are super heavy and beffy and beautiful. Really stiff. unfortunately i didnt didn't receive my tshirt or any stickers for that matter that's a bummer I was looking forward to that sick black shirt. And I took out the wooden things that help keep the sub protected during shipping.
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    And the comment on the spacers, well, I feel the exact opposite. I've seen some other "higher" end drivers that have just used stacked washers. I am happy to see a proper spacer. I think they'd look better if they were black, but FAR from something cobbled together.
  12. 3 points
    Going to start this build log here, going in this truck is a heap of great SSA gear, basically going to showcase a lot of our products. F8L 8"s, IC Amps, Evil Mids & Tweets & Much More! Stay tuned...
  13. 3 points
    Here is a sneak peak at the Team EVIL 5000w RMS Subwoofer by SSA® that we have been working on. Official photos to follow.(Size Comparison next to a F8L) #ArriveLoud http://www.SSAudio.com
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    Got a ton done today, everything is in and playing, i'll post some photos, then grab a few video's of it later on today. A huge thanks to Drew @bassahaulic Productions for the enclosure design on a moments notice also!
  17. 3 points
    Added a programmer while I had everything apart, along with the cat back and cold air kit, this trucks performance is wayyyyyy better. All back together and playing. Now on to the fun stuff. Enclosure time!!
  18. 3 points
    Double boxed to help ensure the little monsters arrive safe and sound.
  19. 3 points
    There might be 1 or 2 Dcon coils left for that version. So if you want to order, do it asap. The new Dcon (or what ever we call it) is completed, we are waiting until we have the funds to kick off production.
  20. 3 points
    Trying to decide what color to paint the port . Probley just black
  21. 3 points
    Please dont come here and revive a thread from 2013 and then recommend for them to go to another site. We have designers and builders here on SSA. We appreciate you trying to help out but we like to help out our forum members properly and take care of what we can in house.
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    I just purchased a pair of their amps (2200.1/150.4) to add to my SSA collection. Had some issues placing the order on the website but Aaron and Josh took care of me. No one beats SSA's customer service! Thanks again guys!
  24. 3 points
    I ran a pair of 10” DCON’s on an Arc XDi2000 at one ohm, 2.5x their rated power in a bad sealed enclosure. Never hurt them thermally but did cause a little trouble mechanically. The prefab sealed enclosure started to come apart. I honestly feel that if the enclosure hadn’t started to leak they would probably have been just fine. Like I said I never hurt them thermally, the coils still look like new. As a result I started designing a ported enclosure around using them on my SAZ-2000 in my Grand Prix. According to the modeling, with 25hz tuning and an enclosure slightly larger than the maximum recommended size they should handle the power mechanically. By manipulating the enclosure size and tuning I managed to put the drivers’ peak impedance right where the xmax peaks allowing them to not exceed their rated xmax even on 2.5x rated power. Of course it’s all theory and modeling so real world results are going to vary to a point but I plan on trying it out at least. My point is that if everything is good with the voltage, clipping, distortion, etc. I wouldn’t be nearly as worried about thermal damage especially if you’re talking a single 8k on the two subs, you’re only 500 watts over with the ratings and that’s never going to even be noticeable.
  25. 3 points
    The prototype is still running with channels 3&4 @ 2 ohm stereo since the moment it arrived. Not one hiccup or heat issue.
  26. 3 points
    I was actually in the middle of writing a post about how I had reached my breaking point with Harvey a couple weeks ago. I made the (probably correct) decision to not go down to Baytown the weekend the hurricane hit, but my heart was breaking as my friend were out there helping people in the flood waters and I was just going to work like it was no big deal. I would have had to miss work because I would not have been able to make it back, but who cares. With the help of a friend, I decided that I could help by setting up donations in San Antonio and taking them down the next weekend. In a couple days I was able to get a 12ft enclosed trailer and fill it to the brim with donations. The donations ended up going to a local neighborhood and the rest to a local church. I was able to help a few families clean their house and help one of my best friends family gut a small "shop/apartment" to try to rebuild. There house was destroyed, so they just tried to get things out.
  27. 3 points
    Even at 97 nothing can keep him from driving his tractor at the steam show!
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  29. 3 points
    Another project im working on for someone
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    It's a hardcore full tilt 22 watts rms on the front right channel for the right tweet & about the same for the left tweet which is ran off the front left channel. It was about to storm that day with high winds and random cracks of thunder in the near background. The pressure was on to get the install done. I buckled down and knew it was my time to shine! In closing, once the radio powered on and some mild tweeking of some settings all of my efforts were outshined by the total awesomeness of the clarity that flowed from the SSA Evil1 silk dome tweeters. Was truely an epic moment that brought smiles from ear to ear.
  32. 3 points
    Had a video up but youtube blocked it due to copyright restrictions..... ran passive for now until he buys a new amp to unleash the evil!
  33. 3 points
    Obviously not my garage
  34. 3 points
    First kitchen knife and first damasus, made from 1095 and 15n20 steel. Lots of hammer swinging on that piece. Once the power hammer is up and running it should go much quicker for him.
  35. 2 points
    Our very own Dr. Lindsey's YouTube channel kickoff video! Show her some support, and go to her YouTube channel and hit the subscribe button. #ArriveLoud http://www.SSAudio.com Dr.Lindsey_SSA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWMBKrOufGKcvPeJLFaHG3A
  36. 2 points
    Got my two in today. For such little subs they sure make you go “WHOA!” when you pick one up. 20lbs for an 8” sub is definitely not typical, lol. While it’s still strange to me to see “Made in China” on the side of a box with the SSA logo right above it, the little beasties seem to have the build quality, fit and finish one expects to see where the SSA brand is involved. I know in my heart they never would have been approved for and financed into production if they didn’t. The T/S parameters are pretty nice across the board and in a few aspects a notable difference over comparable offerings from other manufacturers. They also enter well in WinISD with everything checking out through the auto calculations very very close to published specs. With an EBP of 120 they are DEFINITELY only meant to be used in a ported alignment, they’re never gonna work in a sealed enclosure. That’s probably the only oddity I myself notice in the parameters and probably only because I have never seen an EBP that high before. I’m currently trying to kick off the build in my 2007 Grand Prix and I plan to build a modular interface at the trunk opening where the seats fold down so that I can build enclosures for the F8L’s, my soon to be revived 10” DCON’s and a pair of NVX XQW 12’s so that I can slide each enclosure in and out for testing. I am going to build a sealing system and a locking mechanism into it so that each of those and any other enclosure I build for whatever testing purposes will have the same great seal into the cabin of the car. Well, enough of that jazz how about a little box opening porn?? Well as soon as I get the pictures to upload... damn slow rural internet connection...
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    The ssa mids are sounding great . Cant wait to hear them with the ssa tweeters
  40. 2 points
    16 bucks for the aluminium at a place a few miles away
  41. 2 points
    It is always awesome to start a Monday off with emails and phone calls from the great people at West Coast Customs. We have 1,620 sqft of Mass Loaded Vinyl goodness on its way to California for a HUGE project the great guys at the world famous West Coast Customs are starting up. Glad to be a part of this amazing project and like all HUGE projects, we will disclose more when we can. Second Skin USA doing big things with West Coast Customs in 2017.
  42. 2 points
    Finished up this project yesterday!! Before^ After!!
  43. 2 points
    Baffle just sittin there. Just to give you an idea of what it will look like
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    You are totally fine. There is no law that says you have to send RMS power. Music is dynamic and rarely is an amplifier sending out its rated power. That sonic electronix employee could not be more wrong. The Xcon will be back from hiatus sooner than the Icon. I am trying to find out as to when that is exactly.
  46. 2 points
    The blue transpo is built to control one alt and i bet most people that spoke against had 1 regulator running multiple alts. I say stick to 12v and secure your battery bank. Once you get stable voltage and can hold it steady it will make a world of difference. For what it would cost to convert to 16 volt just add more batt bank for 12v and be better off.
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    Go Aaron go!!
  49. 2 points
    I will contact the developers.
  50. 2 points
    Trying to get the colors fixed on a secondary theme.