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Good mornin' to the good peeps of SSA! :captain:

It has been a long time coming, with glimmers of hope springing to light only to be dashed by the heavy reality of a struggling economy and a primary producer that declared bankruptcy only a few short months after my largest purchase order to date. I had sincerely hoped that there would have been a revival in the production process, however I can now say with confidence that I will not be receiving my order for the RL-i8's and RL-p18's that I had placed so many moons ago. On the upside, a partial debt resolution is in the works, so I should be able to recoup a portion of the losses stemming from my final purchase order. However, given my inability to source a reliable and timely supplier that will produce my drivers at a cost which would allow me to keep my retail rates consistent with their historical average, I am hanging up my hat and bidding farewell to SoundSplinter as a going concern.

Breakups are shitty, but rest assured... it's me, not you! :lol2:

My most sincere thanks to denim, mrray13, oxsign and the rest of the SSA reg's. You guys have played no small part in this li'l art house drama of the online audio world. I plainly could not have done what I did with SoundSplinter, without the SSA community as my primary backing! Big ups to all the folks who have shared their installs with my drivers. It's been a helluva ride, and one that I won't forget!

Since I still have a stack of Orphan 8's lingering around, I would like to offer them to the SSA community at a firesale rate, so contact me for details. This is a TC2+ based 8" woofer that simply does not mess around. At $200 it's a good deal, at the rate I'm offering, you would be hard pressed to have this 15 pound USA built driver produced by an OEM in quantity! Don't let the single 6 ohm coil configuration scare you away, just snag a trio of 'em for a 2 ohm load, or better yet, a sextet for 1 ohm nominal! Best paired with 300 - 500 watts RMS per driver. Suitable for sealed, ported, and was in fact originally designed for Sunfire audio's "li'l" home theater cube with a passive radiator, but was rejected due to a magnet stack that was ever so slightly (1/4") thicker than anticipated. Lastly, anyone who posts in this thread is eligible (one entry per person) for a free Orphan 8, and a winner will be chosen at random during the week of November 14th. Shipping will be included for residents of the lower 48 United States, but if the winning shipment goes elsewhere, the winner will have to pony up the dough to make that happen!

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  • Qts - 0.405
  • Qes - 0.442
  • Qms - 4.778
  • Fs - 34.289 Hz
  • Re - 5.25 Ohm
  • Ls - 12.16mH
  • Lp - 4.053 mH
  • Rp - 25.46 Ohm
  • Vas - 5.031 L
  • Mms - 214.1 g
  • Cms - 100.6 m/N
  • Bl - 23.39 T*m
  • Sensitivity - 78.44 dB
  • 17mm Xmax

Thanks again for your support, you guys are awesome!

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Mike, it was awesome being a customer of yours. You not only put out quality equipment but did so with unparalleled customer service at a very competitive price. I think I can speak for everyone here in thanking you for your years of service and wishing you well with your future endeavors.

Jason

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Really unfortunate that your compant had to end this way. I had my eyes on two RL-s 12 :(

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It pains me to see things end like this for you Mike, I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. I'll definitely try to snag a few of those Orphan's, as they deserve a home!

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Sad to see such a great quality product go.

Best of luck!

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Just texted my friend who in trying out some 8"s. He will probably pick some up.

I know I would if I had the need for 8"s.

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Best of luck in all your future en devours Mike. You were one of (if not the) first SSA forum brands.

If you still have some Orphans around mid month I may pick some up. Right now the holidays are kicking my ass.

J

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Orphan drivers look stellar, sad to see you go. I hope your debt collection goes smoothly.

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Looking forward to future business ventures from you Mike, I really was impressed with the Soundsplinter RL-p line and always heard good things about your company. Good luck and keep on trucking, if you had a successful business once you can again. If you ever bring SoundSplinter back we are hear waiting on you.

Jay

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Sorry this is how it had to end. I've seriously enjoyed my SS drivers and your support and interaction on the board.

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It's sad to see such a great company go, but good luck on your future endeavors!

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I really wish I would have purchased from you long ago when working out HT subs for my home. I hope you can square your money issues favorably for you.

It's sad to see this product finally be confirmed as the end.

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I just might have to try and snag one of those Orphans. Could be fun to play around with.

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Sucks to hear man, hopefully the money lost will not prevent any future endeavors you have planned

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Good luck with The future! Even though I had limited experience with sound splinter products, they were top notch.

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good lord. this makes me sad,i hope all works out for you.. and you come back 2x as strong.

i always enjoyed seeing your subs on youtube, i was always shocked at the ouput,

hope to see you around once more.

did i read that right.. you placed and paid for an order and never for your stuff?

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I had the pleasure of hearing a RL-p18 in a HT setup. It was the sub bass I have heard so far. That set the benchmark for me and I always have wanted one since then. I should give a few of the orphans a new home. It is sad to see this great company go, and I wish you luck moving foward!!

SoundSplinter FTW!!!!

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Another little man screwed. This sucks! Good luck in all future endeavors Mike! SS will be missed!

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I hope all goes well for you. Maybe you can find another reliable source, and spring back stronger than before! :morepower1:

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Terrible news! good luck in the future Mike!

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Never got to mess with a SS sub but i heard alot of good things about them. Best wishes for you man.

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