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I have a DD-, I like it, and although I have only used it once to tune my system and have had it over a year I don't regret purchasing it.

I am intrigued by the DD-1+ but am on the fence about making the purchase... $250. I asked about a trade in program when they first came out but I don't think there is one. Yeah I could sell my DD-1 but it's signed by Meade and I really don't want to try to sell it. I am not one of the lucky ones that can just drop hundreds of dollars on a new gadget whenever they want to. If I was in that position i would own all of the SMD tools and meters. I could buy it on credit but I am unemployed right now and that would be against my better judgement, although I could probably be convinced :D

I watched Steve's YouTube video about the DD-1+, searched the forum for topics, and even downloaded the owners manual and am still left with questions about exactly how gain overlap compares to using the various DD-1 tracks. Say for example you have a DD-1+ and you set the gain overlap to 10db, how does that differ from just having the DD-1 and using the -10db track?

Also, how do you know what type of overlap to use when you have fully variable adjustment from 0-15db?

Thanks to any and all with input.

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.02 life advice -

If you've only used your dd1 once in the past year and are currently unemployed, In my opinion the added benefits of the + are not worth going $250 into debt.

But if you sold your dd1 I'm sure Steve would sign your new one.

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I mean if you only used your current dd-1 once on your system, I wouldn't feel it being a good investment for the dd-1+ since your not getting much use out of the current model you own.

Now if you where installing or doing lots of installs it could be a legit tool on hand especially for warranty issues on customers adjusting their amps after you tuned them, the dd-1+ is GREAT for that.

I love my dd-1+ and rarely if at all touch my dd-1, but like i said if you don't use it much I couldn't justify it when there are many more great tools.

Now maybe you could sell your old dd-1 to a friend to help fund the new one or something as well, just an idea.

But I would put your money into something like a CC-1 to get your crossovers on your amps dialed in, especially if your running a 4 channel or active and Id feel you get more use from that than a dd-1+.

Just my opinion tho.

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.02 life advice -

If you've only used your dd1 once in the past year and are currently unemployed, In my opinion the added benefits of the + are not worth going $250 into debt.

But if you sold your dd1 I'm sure Steve would sign your new one.

I said it would be against my better judgement. Just trying to learn something, but I really appreciate the life advice, not sure what I would have done without your .02

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I mean if you only used your current dd-1 once on your system, I wouldn't feel it being a good investment for the dd-1+ since your not getting much use out of the current model you own.

Now if you where installing or doing lots of installs it could be a legit tool on hand especially for warranty issues on customers adjusting their amps after you tuned them, the dd-1+ is GREAT for that.

I love my dd-1+ and rarely if at all touch my dd-1, but like i said if you don't use it much I couldn't justify it when there are many more great tools.

Now maybe you could sell your old dd-1 to a friend to help fund the new one or something as well, just an idea.

But I would put your money into something like a CC-1 to get your crossovers on your amps dialed in, especially if your running a 4 channel or active and Id feel you get more use from that than a dd-1+.

Just my opinion tho.

I agree that If I were to drop the 250 or whatever it is on an SMD tool, it could be better spent. I really just want to learn the difference between the gain overlap feature on the + model and using the various tracks i.e. 0db, -10db etc.

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.02 life advice -

If you've only used your dd1 once in the past year and are currently unemployed, In my opinion the added benefits of the + are not worth going $250 into debt.

But if you sold your dd1 I'm sure Steve would sign your new one.

I said it would be against my better judgement. Just trying to learn something, but I really appreciate the life advice, not sure what I would have done without your .02

Thanks to any and all with input.

Excluding financial advice?

Hmm. Even threw the IMO disclaimer in there and you still got butthurt.

Do whatever you want man, idgaf :)

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there is a trade in program for the DD-1 +. I gotta find the thread.


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there is a trade in program for the DD-1 +. I gotta find the thread.

Oh hell yeah!!

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Still in for answers about gain overlap.....

Anyone?

And trade in program.

-10db on the Plus version and -10db on the original version are both the same. The difference is that you can adjust your overlaps down to the tenth from 15db down instead of only having 4 choices. With a new digital readout, you can actually see on screen what is happening. You can see where gains are when the customer shows up (and know how F##KED UP they really are, and they ALWAYS are). You can set the gains properly and record the results so you know if they were tampered with at a later time. It has HV parts inside of it so it can take ANY amp on the market even @18v fully clipped and not blow up. It has a few other useful features as well.

But if you only used your's once, you have no current job, i don't suggest you order up the new model. Leave well enough alone for now. The standard DD-1 is still the flagship of our brand and will do just fine :) Upgrade when you are ready to get even more serious, but right now you should be ok.


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