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  1. Aaron Clinton

    SSA Demon (all new)

    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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    Adire Audio back in business

    @Adire Audio Would you consider adding an online dealer?
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    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Great work sir. My only worry is that by this time you are going to run out of things to ceramic, then wifey will get pissed because her gun has a ceramic coating.
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    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

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    SSA Evil 6.5 Opinions & Info

    I am biased and behind those speakers, so my vote doesn't count haha.
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    SSA Hellion (all new)

    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
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    Suggestions from AMPERE & friends

    Welcome to SSA, solid choice on sub. It is a brand new sub, so it is new to market. We do offer enclosure designs on the SSA store. Getting your maximum dimensions available for the box, will help for building the box.
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    Adire Audio back in business

    Interesting. Surprised as I assumed Wiggles was done with this market.
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    What subs and amp to get?

    Did you figure out how much space you had to work with?
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    Aftermarket audio with car warranty

    Have you started the build or ordered equipment?
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    Finally Swapping out stock speakers

    Thank you for going with SSA!!!
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    Aftermarket audio with car warranty

    We can help for sure both on experience and equipment choice. (SSA Store is having a sale right now)
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    How did you guys find SSA???

    just wondering
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    How did you guys find SSA???

    Nice user name.
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    How did you guys find SSA???

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    How did you guys find SSA???

    Can you post pictures??
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    How did you guys find SSA???

    That might have been me. .
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    How did you guys find SSA???

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    Newbs pleeze read b4 posting

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    8 inch subwoofer(s)

    Side fire 12 . (SSA Icon).
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    SSA Demon (all new)

    12" Demon Specs Re: 4 ohm Fs: 41.6hz Sd: 51.0 MMd: 142.5g BL: 15.34 Qms: 3.175 Qes: 0.62 Qts: 0.52 SPL: 88.4 dB Vas: 38.78 Ltr Cms: 104.7 Krm: 13.3 Ohm Erm: 0.747 Mms: 139.35 g
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    Forum Upgraded. Finally!

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    Fall Sale @ caraudio911.com

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    Apm 2

    Not sure how fast it will happen as other products are in development, but a tone generator is now planned.
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    Choose Your Discount...

    I like it.