SNG Audio Review

After alot of hype and coverage about the SNG Audio JT-12’s we needed to know just how good it was. Could it really be the best thing to happen to car audio for years? The reputation that it was gathering was immense and everybody must have thought "can it actually be THAT good?!". Well we have been finding out.

Audio Assault have been putting alot of time and effort into testing the SNG Audio JT-12 Subwoofer over the last 4 weeks and have changed many variables including the box, the amp amd the head unit.  None of which made much difference to the overall conclusion… WHAT A CRACKING SUBWOOFER!

The SNG JT-12 is rated at 800w RMS and has two 4ohm Voice Coils. Running one subwoofer means that you will need an amp to run at 2ohms, running two is perfect for amps capable of running at 1ohm.

We set the rig up on the test car and popped the SNG into a box we had lying around (click me for video). We ran it at 2ohms from a Hifonics BXI-1206D. This amplifier would give it 900w RMS - 100w RMS more than suggested. Early tests were good. It took all the Hifonics could give, even when we tried sending it a highly clipped signal! The box was too small but you couldnt tell too much in listening (or so we thought until we changed the box). We then had a custom box built which was much larger than the original 1.8cu-ft box. This one was 2.5cu-ft - tuned to 35hz. BOY did it make a difference. This subwoofer came out and sounded simply stunning. It was very musical aswell, hitting all the notes even playing the kind of music our grandma’s listens to!

The next challenge was a power test! This one was going to be interesting.  We swapped the amps over for the newer and large Hifonics BXI-1608D. This one gave it 1100w RMS.. It took every last bit of it as expected. The extra power didnt make too much difference to the output but you could certainly tell. Again, we gave it an extremely clipped signal and wacked the gain on high to see how much it could take… again, no problems.

The final test was a US Amps MD3D, an outstanding amp! Could it take the power? Of course! We were wrong to ever doubt it!

As a daily driver, this was simply outstanding! Pure streetbass bred with SQ, it could do both very well. My ears are still ringing now!

 


April 23rd, 2009
Shelved in the Car Subwoofers, SNG Audio, Sub Boxes, Car Subwoofer Boxes, Car Bass, Bass, Car Audio category
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