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so if ppl want to pre order it, how will they do it since the pre order thread is locked

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OK... Sooooo... I got my meter in, unboxed it and went to work testing this thing... I made a quick vid but realized that Steve's address and phone # where on the box so I will make a new vid without that info hopefully today.

Regardless... I put it to work in a few cars.
First up, I read the owners manual (I suggest this as it does clear up a few questions I have heard on this forum)
Next I followed the instructions, found the output of her radio, then RE-TUNED her amplifier. I MUST say... the SMD DD1 performed very nicely. Her truck sounds amazing right now. I wanted to see what results if any would be reflected on the termlab so I popped it in the s10 for some comparisons (did some spl testing before retuning with the SMD DD1) The results surprised me. Her truck picked up .5dB!!! .5!!! Let me explain what that means... though you or I cannot HEAR the difference in .5dB... at the last show she would have gotten first place with that extra .5dB (she actually only lost by .2dB).

Next up... Mike's Avalanche... spl testing done before setting up with the SMD DD1.
Then max output of the radio along with a RETUNE of the amplifiers (mids/highs and sub amp) and gave it a quick listen then tested for spl... .6dB difference!!!!!! Not to mention his mids/highs are extremely loud at this point and sound absolutely amazing!

Then I retuned my soundboard making it sing even sweeter now...

I also retuned a couple of other simple setups and saw a few gains in spl (.3dB, .2dB, .3dB) but the biggest thing is how fast and easy it is to tune with the SMD DD1.

Great product and I hope to get a few vids up with some testing... we will be using the SMD DD1 to RETUNE the Boswell's DDBEAST, can't wait to see what happens... :)

Thanks again Steve.


Damn that means I would have gotten 2nd. This alone has me sold on one. When I get paid on the 15th I will be ordering it. Great Test Ric!

Edited by crazyeight, 13 June 2011 - 06:42 PM.


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I have a hypothetical question.

If my mids are 75w RMS and I have a (150 x 4) 4-Channel
With the DD-1 sure i'll set the amp up at it's max undistorted/unclipped gain but wont that defeat the purpose by overpowering my mids.
Are we going to have to rely on the DMM and some math to get the job done AFTER using the DD-1?

Not sure why no one has asked about this... maybe I missed it.

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cant wait to get one!!!!!

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Hey Steve Il get one of these from you when the beat is back in my truck for sure, looks nifty!

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so if ppl want to pre order it, how will they do it since the pre order thread is locked



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all you'd have to do is PM Ray personally, can you still view the thread so you can atleast get the info from the first page?

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I have a hypothetical question.

If my mids are 75w RMS and I have a (150 x 4) 4-Channel
With the DD-1 sure i'll set the amp up at it's max undistorted/unclipped gain but wont that defeat the purpose by overpowering my mids.
Are we going to have to rely on the DMM and some math to get the job done AFTER using the DD-1?

Not sure why no one has asked about this... maybe I missed it.



well.. come on now..
If you have an amp that is double rms of your speakers... then........ uhhhhh..... duh?

Would you be happy if the thing installed your amp for you??
Maybe if it waxed your car?
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i dunno, that waxing of the car sounds like a good idea! just saying! :drinks:

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You just send money and pm me AFTERWARDS..
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The thread has been unlocked, only post there if you want to pre order or have q's about the payment process... keep all discussion in regards to the products performance or comparisons in this thread....failure to do so will result in vacations
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i dunno, that waxing of the car sounds like a good idea! just saying! :drinks:


I would get another one for my 61' Deville in a second... Waxing that thing sucks! :drink40:

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Steve the only question I have about this item is;

What is the voltage swing?

My scope is +- 100 volts ac or DC. So in my opinion my scope is no good for an amp over 2,500 watts RMS.
Isobaric - Refers to the practice of coupling two drivers together to make them act as one.

A cap is only good if you have 0 voltage loss and want to clean up the power at the peaks of the ripples..

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The thread has been unlocked, only post there if you want to pre order or have q's about the payment process... keep all discussion in regards to the products performance or comparisons in this thread....failure to do so will result in vacations

Sorry I didn't read this far.
Isobaric - Refers to the practice of coupling two drivers together to make them act as one.

A cap is only good if you have 0 voltage loss and want to clean up the power at the peaks of the ripples..

Boon: Don't get hung up on specs like xmax. It's probably the third-most lied about spec, after power handling and sensitivity.

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Where is the pre-order thread I can't find the dam thing??
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a little more info for you guys...

We all know that when you clip your system it adds "dirty power" so I wanted to see what kind of dirty power Gary had before setup with the SMD dd1. The results are surprising. :)

BEFORE TUNING WITH SMD dd1


ACv- 62.09
amp- 39.14
2430.2026 watts SPL score 150.8dB


AFTER TUNING WITH SMD dd1


ACv- 56.14
amp- 34.07
1912.6898 watts SPL score 150.9dB (after playing music for over 45 minutes straight with the truck off!!!)


edit: in other words... 517.5128 watts where "dirty" or distorted power and it didn't help the score at all. and FYI I have seen a few people (one re re on youtube said this too) say that "i've tuned by ear this tool is useless you can hear distortion"... I have been doing car audio for 16+ years. I have built countless SPL and SQ setups not to mention everyday bangers... I can tell you this... This is the fastest and easiest way to set up tuning, and I thought I got the cars pretty close by ear (judges comments on my competitors setups confirmed that) but this takes the cake so to speak. Gary's truck sounded fantastic before, and anyone who has heard it would agree... like i said in the vid though.. it sounds BETTER now.

if you don't add this to your toolbox as an installer of audio both home and auto... then you are insane. bottom line.

Edited by PULSE CAR AUDIO, 14 June 2011 - 08:50 AM.




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