Sundown Audio 12 Inch Subwoofer Review
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[Sundown Audio SA 12 D4 REV.3 Review] – The Most Popular 12″ Subwoofer Ever!
Sundown Audio makes some of the most heavily sold and sought after subwoofers in the US! We have nothing but good things to say about these subwoofers. Built with nothing but the best parts from the magnet to the cone, The SA series of Sundown Subwoofers always get the job done.
In-fact, the SA 12 itself is specifically one of the most sold subwoofers on the market! Sporting custom air flow ventilation, a double stitched cone, 8 guage premium push terminals and a bullet proof surround we will continue to sell these subwoofers without a worry.
Specs – Sundown Audio SA 12 D4 REV.3 Review
- 12 Inch Subwoofer
- Dual 4 Ohm
- 750 Watts RMS
- Spring Loaded signal terminal
- Vented Magnet
- Tinsel leads customized to prevent sub fatigue
[Enclosure Dimensions] – Sundown Audio SA 12 D4 REV.3 Review
- Ported – 1.5-2.0 ft^3 @ 35hz
- Sealed – 1.0 ft^3
- Displacement – 0.14 ft^3
- Depth – 6 1/2″
- Outside Diameter – 12 5/8″
- Cut-Out – 11 1/8″
[Build Quality] – Sundown Audio SA 12 D4 REV.3 Review
[FEA optimized motor & coil design] – Can reach up to 19 MM of one-way excursion, Klippel verified! We at Foraudiogeeks call this “Bounce”.
Excursion is very important for subwoofers, without a decent amount of excursion your subwoofer will not be able to achieve performance level bass notes without clipping.
[The Motor] – Has a huge magnet ID shorting Faraday ring. This really helps to take away distortion and fatigue for this subwoofer.
Alot of competition SPL lovers gravitate to this sub for its longevity and sound output. The more Sundown Audio can assure longevity for the SA 12 D4 the better.
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[voice coil cooling system] – Is one of the best features of Sundown’s SA series subwoofers. The magnet has cooling holes at the very bottom that allow for the 2.5 inch magnet to preform just as well as a driver with a 3 inch magnet while maintaining the same voice coil size.
This allows you to get the most air movement in almost every subwoofer enclosure you put this subwoofer into.
[Our Professional Opinion] – Sundown Audio SA 12 D4 REV.3 Review
Sundown Audio is among only a hand full of car audio brands that allow you to create both high quality everyday listening bass systems and competition SPL set-ups both for the price and with such attention to detail.
These subs take almost anything you throw at them, with a dual 4 ohm voice coil you can bridge them to 1ohm allowing 1000 watts RMS.
That amount of power allows you to go from an everyday bass system to an entry level competition system quickly.
An example of its high end technology at work would be the 8 inch SA’s limitations with sealed enclosures.
Sundown has said many times that the 8 Inch SA series subwoofers are not meant for sealed enclosures, they fear that the sub will not be able to discard the necessary amount of air to work properly. Yet, I’ve continuously seen these subs in sealed boxes last for years and years.
This Sundown series is the most purchased subwoofer series in most car audio shops that sell Sundown. After you order it and install it let us know what you think.