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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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i want one gime gime
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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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