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Lol now what makes you say I should have gotten an Android Ian ?
No reason! haha.... although in all honesty I do wonder what makes so many people pick an iPad mini over an equivalent Android tablet.

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Just seems odd to me that so many people are picking them, maybe there is a reason that I just don't know about.... why did you pick an iPad mini for example?

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It is just 10AWG Speaker Wire split in two with 1/8" techflex covering it and cheap banana plugs on the end with a little shrink wrap. Really easy to make.

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^^^. It may have been simple to you, but it looks quite eloquent to me.

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Default Re: Sundown SD-3 Line : In the Works

Bumping this thread as a reminder to Jacob that some are still very interested in completion of the 8" sd-3.

Please?...


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I know several people who badly want 8" SD-3 but I'm beginning to think it just isn't going to happen
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Hoody Hoo!! Excited to get these in my truck.



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Bumping this thread as a reminder to Jacob that some are still very interested in completion of the 8" sd-3.

Please?...
I've been having a hard time getting them produced. I AM definitely still working on it. The surround to cone glue joint is proving difficult -- if it's not glued dead-on the drivers tick. So we haven't been able to go to mass production.

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Also interested in the 8" SD3 after reading so much about the SD2. The 8" size is perfect for fitting these in the side cubby areas of my small trunk. I think the 2-8"s in a small hatchback would be more than enough to keep me satisfied.

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FWIW, the SD3 10 fits in places not many other subs fit. I have a pair and its impressive how they work in tight confines. Its a GREAT sub, I'm happy to own some.


If you haven't tried to finagle the 10 in the place you thought an 8 should go, maybe give it a try (with 3D modeling maybe) and you might be surprised.

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Does anyone have an experience in an enclosure a bit smaller than recommended?
I have a brand new sd3 and I have just measured my enclosure with water. Its 14litres or 0.49cuft. Sundown recommend 0.5cuft and the Sub take up 1.1cuft.
So I have.. 0.38cuft space available.

I got carried away with epoxy resin and lead shot so I have made it a but small.

I can add wadding.

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Does anyone have an experience in an enclosure a bit smaller than recommended?
I have a brand new sd3 and I have just measured my enclosure with water. Its 14litres or 0.49cuft. Sundown recommend 0.5cuft and the Sub take up 1.1cuft.
So I have.. 0.38cuft space available.

I got carried away with epoxy resin and lead shot so I have made it a but small.

I can add wadding.
It'll be fine, just stuff it.

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More progress on the new SD-3 8" surround. Here's an animation from the development process.

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Anyone have an accurate cone area measurement (sd) for the SD3-10? I can't find anything online and I can't ever get ahold of sundown.
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There is a complete drawing.

Mid-Surround diameter is 201mm

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Hey, if you're planning another round of "beta testers", I've already got a box and a trunk and have experience with the SD-2 8s. I'll gladly volunteer to compare and contrast.
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Moving right along... entire moving assembly animated.

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Moving right along... entire moving assembly animated.
Dang! How thick is the top plate gonna be? 3"?!

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It's a 1" top plate -- the motor is linear to 14.5mm but the x-mech is about 10mm beyond that. So the animation is over full x-mech.

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