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SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector/Analyzer by Steve Meade Designs

Distortion Detector/Analyzer (Patent Pending) (DD1)

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Get Rid of That Distortion

The purpose of the SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector/Analyzer by Steve Meade Designs is to enable the installer to set the gain of an audio amplifier to match the source units output level, accurately and quickly. It can also be useful for detecting distortion in the audio signal caused by poorly designed or malfunctioning audio equipment.

SMD has chosen a 9V battery as a power source for a few reasons. They are readily available and isolate the DD-1 from the vehicle’s electrical system for power, guaranteeing it will only measure what it is supposed to measure; the audio signal, not noise in the charging system. The supplied RCA connection is used to measure the output of a headunit directly, if you choose to do so. Should the harness become damaged it is easily replaceable or repairable in the field.


General Features:

  • Distortion Detector/Analyzer (Patent Pending)(DD1)
  • The Distortion Detector’s circuitry is 100% analog
  • Distortion Detection trigger level > 1.0% Harmonic Distortion
  • Guaranteed operating range of input signal is 1.2Vrms – 125Vrms. (15,000 Watts at 1 ohm) Autoranging
  • Signal Present LED trigger voltage 750mVrms
  • Low Battery LED trigger battery voltage < 5.6Vdc
  • Auto-shut off timer 8 - 10 minutes after ON button is pressed
  • For Systems running at 18 volts or higher check out the SMD DD-1 HV(High Voltage) Distortion Detector
  • To precisely calibrate your crossovers use the SMD CC-1 Crossover Calibrator by Steve Meade Designs
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

What's Included:

  1. The Distortion Detector (DD-1)
  2. Protective silicon rubber boot
  3. Calibrated Test tone CD
  4. Harness
  5. Product manual

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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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4.8

Sam

Canada

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Amazing Tool

November 23, 2013

This tool is by far the most impressive single purpose tool I have ever purchased. It's sole purpose is to detect distortion, Which it does at an amazing accuracy and with minimal user effort. I set the gains of both my DC3.5k mono and DC175.4 4Channel, in the underground parking of the local mall on my lunch break. This tool also can be perfect for finding your decks max undistorted volume, which is a bonus for any SQ oriented builder. All and all this unit is solid and well worth every single one of the 15,000 pennies you spend on it. A word of warning, although this is often confused as a gain setter. IT DETECTS DISTORTION. You can and will over power your speakers and blow coils if you just crank your amp to max undistorted levels without concern for your speakers power handling rating. a 150 watt channel will decimate a 35w coil with an undistorted signal! Just keep in mind this detects distortion and not your max output and you'll set gains like a pro. ** READ THE MANUAL, not only insanely easy to read and full of useful info. Meade actually managed to pack some humor into his manual..quality you just cant match from the mass producers.

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Logan B

Crestview Florida

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Dd-1 review

July 25, 2014

I purchased the smd dd-1 to set my amp gains on my system. I was do impressed with the increase and power and clean signal that it provided I decided to start setting amp gains for others on the side so that they can also experience how much better a properly tuned system sounds. This product is easy to use, compact, and has good build quality. I also bought the cc-1 to set my crossover points and match my amp gains but that's a post for another review. All in all this is the best money I have ever spent on car audio installation gear. Thanks Steve and Sonic Electronix!

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James

Great Britain

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Smd dd-1, great pice of kit

July 25, 2014

I would recommend this bit of kit as it's easy to use, and great for setting up my amplifiers, and would defiantly buy more stuff from sonicelectronix, I can't get hold of the audio equipment I want in the United Kingdom, and sonicelectronix have got the gear I want, great delivery service.

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Luis

Rio grande Texas

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Great product

July 24, 2014

The product is very good because helps you adjust your audio system and will prevent your speakers from blowing up !!! :)

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Robert

Canada

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DD-Awesome

July 17, 2014

As with all Steve Meade and Tony D'Amore products this thing rocks. I get the most sound out of my system without putting my amps in danger. A must have.

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Pasta Prime

sweet home, OR

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There's nothing like it!

July 16, 2014

If you want an undistorted system where you know how loud you can turn it and blow anything up then you need a DD! It comforting to know that when I spin that skinny knob I know everything id tuned right and I have nothing to worry about. Read the directions and watch the SMD videos on Youtube if your unsure how to use it.

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MD

Florida

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DD-1 Distortion Detector

May 28, 2014

Had no issues.. Fast processing and delivery through Sonic.. Detector comes with easy to follow instructions.. My system sounds nice, and the detector seamed to work great.. Would definitely recommend.. A little pricey though.. Per the detector, I was fairly accurate matching mid and high amp gains by ear, but I was way off on my source unit and sub amp.. Really not even close.. Made the corrections, and my system sounds great now..

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BJ

Antigua And Barbuda

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great tool but .....

May 11, 2014

I owned both the DD-1 and the SMD for a while and i really love them. simple, precise and easy to use. My problem is with the price. I think they are too expensive for a one dimensional tool that i don't use often. That's why i sold them and bought a scope for $400. It takes some learning to use, but it does the job of both the DD1 and SMD and much much more. I use my scope every week on my car and on my house.

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Amorn

Thailand

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Must have

May 6, 2014

This tool is easy to use and very useful for every car audio installation shop

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Chuck daddy

Morganton, NC

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DD-1 YOU NEED THIS!!!!!!

April 26, 2014

if you do any car audio you need this .. super easy to use well worth the money

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Hillingdoner

Rio Rancho, NM

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Useful tool and quick

April 25, 2014

I've always set gains using a tpi440. I bought the DD-1 as I'd seen some verification videos of it being right on with the TPI, but looked much faster to use. Well used it quite a bit now and have to say it is quick and effective. Super simple to use and makes setting the gains correctly on your system easy and fast. One note. I watched videos on how to use this tool and then read the instructions when I received it. There is a change to the new tools when it comes to setting amp gains in that you hook the red probe to the + speaker terminal and the black probe to the - speaker terminal. All the videos I'd watched showed the black probe to amp ground. This has changed and I verified with Tony at the manufacturer before using. So, word to the wise, double check your instructions before using to make sure you have it hooked up right. Either way, an excellent tool and worth having.

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Nanthakumar

Malaysia

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Be a pro with SMD DD-1 !

April 18, 2014

It works!!! Such a easier way to set amps gain. After using SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector my sound system improved. I recommend to anyone who facing problem on gain setting. No more wasting time. Get it do it and be a 'PRO' with it!!

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Jrocket

yuba city, CA

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Great product

April 17, 2014

Product does everything it's meant to do! Nothing more nothing less. Very pleased with it and easy to use.

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john

bristol, TN

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works as advertised

April 10, 2014

well built though over priced but hey I ordered it and it performed as it should. Setup sounds good

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abquiroz

alta iowa

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it was good

March 31, 2014

it came quickly and it was convinient to understand. i tried it on my head unit and thought it didnt work and come to find out thAt the head unit was the one thAt does not reproduce clean sound. i would recommened this product to those who find car audio a pation. i am a a loyal costumer to this site and will continue to be.

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Beau

San Antonio, TX

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Great product at an amazing value. Designed by Car Audio Leaders

March 28, 2014

This is an amazing product. I just found out about this product this year by stumbling upon it and its creators on Youtube. I watched all of the videos I could find and did a lot of research. This product is the result of a leader in car audio installation in southern Cali (Steve Meade) and an electrical engineer who has a long career in car audio (D'Amore Engineering). This is not a product that was created with all glitz/glam and no function. This was created with full function in mind by two titans in the car audio industry. It is extremely easy to use and gives you confidence in your amp settings. Pros: Ease of use Style of product Accuracy Numerous testing options (speaker outputs or directly from RCA's) Cons: Only the price. But this is ONLY if you are looking to use the product only for personal use (ie. 1 or 2 vehicles). It's a good bit of money for just one or two vehicles, but peace-of-mind can also be priceless. But, rest assured, this product has had a lot of R&D and testing put into it before being produced. And, each product from D'Amore Engineering is specifically tested (by the maker) to verify the product works as stated. $150 is a lot for a single user and probably more suited for installers, but, like I said, peace-of-mind is priceless. I HIGHLY recommend this product and recommend not just taking my word for it, but looking up the accomplishments of the creators on Youtube to learn more for yourself!

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Wader935

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Nice Product

March 3, 2014

This really works! I thought my system sounded pretty good. After using this to set the gains on my amps, i was amazed. My highs amp was set too high, and my bass amp was set too low, and i was only able to turn the volume up to 26. Now i can turn my volume up to 34 out of 36 and everything sounds clean and clear. A BIG DIFFERENCE. Very happy with purchase. You have to get one of these and do it RIGHT!!

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Tim

Athens, GA

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Amazing product!

February 28, 2014

This made my amp sound so much better and it's really easy to tune. Thanks to Steve Meade and D'amore Engineering for making this!

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Braden

Canada

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What a difference!

February 14, 2014

Honestly after having set my gains properly with this tool I have increased the clarity and output of my amplifiers by roughly 30%! I love this product.

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Eddie

El Paso, TX

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Awesome products and service!!

February 9, 2014

I bought the SMD vm-1 and om-1 and they are the best meters I have ever seen and used they are a great product and it's great making everyone jealous of them, I'm being honest. Love the producst and super quick shipping and delivery as well. I look forward to buying from you in the future.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

DD-1

Weight

1.10lbs

Internal SKU

smd-dd1

Internal Product ID

61378

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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