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8s can forsure get loud. Iv done a few setups with 8s

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Would love to do a 3way front stage with all ssa . . If I can fit the 8s somewhere

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10 hours ago, frogcase2002 said:

Would love to do a 3way front stage with all ssa . . If I can fit the 8s somewhere

While i love the idea of an all SSA 3 way the drivers the site currently have don't lend themselves for that.  Unless of course you use the 8's as up front subs and not midbasses.  

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2 hours ago, ///M5 said:

While i love the idea of an all SSA 3 way the drivers the site currently have don't lend themselves for that.  Unless of course you use the 8's as up front subs and not midbasses.  

Who was it that made subwoofers designed to be used in the front of the car? Morel maybe, I can't remember, but I do remember they used non standard sizes like 9", 11", 13". I myself have never tried subs upfront but I'm sure if they designed subs to be ran that way it could be done. 

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Just about any sub bass driver can be installed in the front given adequate space for enclosure build. I've seen at least 2 vehicles with a 12" driver installed in the dash. A Ford Mustang, a Dodge Caravan (I Think). If you count center console front firing drivers you can add a Toyota Tundra and a Dodge Ram to that list running 8" drivers.

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4 minutes ago, Randal Johnson said:

Just about any sub bass driver can be installed in the front given adequate space for enclosure build. I've seen at least 2 vehicles with a 12" driver installed in the dash. A Ford Mustang, a Dodge Caravan (I Think). If you count center console front firing drivers you can add a Toyota Tundra and a Dodge Ram to that list running 8" drivers.

Don't forget our very own jroadtatts, Jared used Aura NS10 and then NS12 subs up front in his Honda. 

 

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1 hour ago, Billy Jack said:

Who was it that made subwoofers designed to be used in the front of the car? Morel maybe, I can't remember, but I do remember they used non standard sizes like 9", 11", 13". I myself have never tried subs upfront but I'm sure if they designed subs to be ran that way it could be done. 

Morel made odd sizes, but the purpose wasn't for up front.  It is the best location for sub/s if at all possible...but usually that isn't the case.

49 minutes ago, Randal Johnson said:

Just about any sub bass driver can be installed in the front given adequate space for enclosure build. I've seen at least 2 vehicles with a 12" driver installed in the dash. A Ford Mustang, a Dodge Caravan (I Think). If you count center console front firing drivers you can add a Toyota Tundra and a Dodge Ram to that list running 8" drivers.

I am always jealous of those builds.

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Yes Sir Sean, me too !!!

You don't know how bad I want an 8 or 10" driver in the dash of my F150.

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This can easily be used in systems that just need a little umph to the bottom end, or have some very strong output in a compact space.

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I think it might have been focal, they listed them for upfront bass, and they where odd sizing, but it's been a bunch of years since I last seen them listed. 

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Then"upfront design" would be a marketing statement not an engineering one.

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Morel used to make a lot of shallow design subwoofers, back before they were known as shallow designs.  They just used bigger voicecoils with internal magnets and really cheaply made stamped steel baskets that made the design shallow enough to fit anywhere.  I installed a few in the early 90s.

 

I have done a lot of installs with 8s, I just finished another dual 8" setup for a 1-ton Dodge last week.  Displacement is displacement.  There is nothing magical with motor force.  If it is a small cone it has to move a lot to get loud.  This 8 looks like it will move a lot...

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Illusion Audio makes some shallow mount larger cone items.  I had wanted a pair for my RX8, but just don't have the budget, or time, or work space to actually work on my own cars.

To clear up any possible confusion, this SSA 8, can be easily used to just simply fill out the bottom octaves on a modest system, or can add some strong depth and output to a more advanced set up.  Think of it as if we added an 8" to the Gcon model line.

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On 2/12/2017 at 11:48 AM, ///M5 said:

While i love the idea of an all SSA 3 way the drivers the site currently have don't lend themselves for that.  Unless of course you use the 8's as up front subs and not midbasses.  

Well that's pretty much what I had in mind, up front taking care of the bass, easing up the bottom end work the mids would have to do a little. 

 

Aaron, I know you don't have much information available for them yet, but is there a chance that you might know what you're looking at power handling wise and do you have an idea when you might have the T/S available?  I'm ready to start planning things!

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So what's the good word on these Aaron?

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Any more updates on these? I'd like to get a pair (or more) before I deploy. 

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OK , so now I have all the drives for my build,   waiting to order them , 6.5 evils , tweets and the  8'' .   

 

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1 hour ago, Aaron Clinton said:

I just kicked off production.  :)

:woot:

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9 hours ago, ///M5 said:

:woot:

I'm excited for this one as we have needed an 8" subwoofer for eon's. 

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These better not come out before the Evil tweeters!!!  :lol:

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7 minutes ago, SS Teacher said:

These better not come out before the Evil tweeters!!!  :lol:

Nope, haha.  Tweeters were kicked off a while ago. ;)

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nice

 

 

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On 3/28/2017 at 11:30 AM, Aaron Clinton said:

Nope, haha.  Tweeters were kicked off a while ago. ;)

when....??????????

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