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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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.4
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Design
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Usability
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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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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Nathan

Baltimore

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Smd dd-1 Smd cc-1

February 7, 2014

Easy to use, works just like advertised, best tool on market for the price.

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phats

ohio

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very nice

February 3, 2014

very nice product everyone should own one easy to use

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aamurillo67

Mexico

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Very useful

January 19, 2014

I bought this in order to protect my equipment and at the same time maximize the fully potential of it, because in my hometown all the installers just turn up the gain in order to impress the buyer; I recommend this especially to those pplk that do installs for fun or for a living.

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Jason

Wisconsin

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DD-1 is a scam

January 18, 2014

This thing isn't what people think. It can detect distortion at certain frequencies. I wouldn't put my thousands of dollars of equipment on the line trusting this thing. I wanted a true gain setter like this thing showed on videos. It works with the frequencies your using at that time. People a whole lot smarter than me even said "I wouldn't trust this thing with your life,but it's a guide". If it makes you sleep better at night buy it. I used it once and I just threw it in the tool box.

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ERIC

Canada

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useful product

January 6, 2014

I have yet to use the product. It was a combo with an amp that i bought. The build and construction of the device looks good. I did use the test tone cd though, as the instructions for my specific amp, tells me what tone to play and what a/c voltage to read from the amp's speaker terminal with a regular multi-meter, that is why i have not used the product yet, but intend to when i have to setup amps that do not come with detailed instructions for matching deck output voltage to amp input sensitivity. I also wish it came with a 9v battery for the price.

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sirbOOm

Atlanta, GA

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What? No included battery?

November 14, 2013

For $150, SMD could have included a generic 9V battery. Not everyone has a 9V sitting around the house (except in their smoke detectors). That really ticked me off... even a dollar store flashlight comes with batteries. Other than that, it works fine. It's expensive but less expensive than an o-scope which I would never use the full potential of.

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joshua

Australia

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Great product

November 5, 2013

What a great product. makes quick and easy tuning of any amplifier love it and would recommend it to anyone. have used on about 30 cars so far and everyone says. sounds clearer and louder..

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tintopking

fairfield, ca

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SMD DD-1 Distortion detector

October 30, 2013

Excellent product even for a novice, it is a very good piece of electronic equipment to own.

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Gagan

Canada

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Perfect

October 28, 2013

The dd-1 is the perfect way to tune an amplifier, found where my deck clips and where my amp clips and have been bumpin clean sound, good investment

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Piree1

Charlotte

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SMD DD-1 = Love it!

October 26, 2013

Made my system sound so much better & cleaner! Cant express that enough. My system is not for comp, just personal daily driving & I do love to play it LOUD. I have 5000 RMS ( 1K going to mids & highs & 2K going to 3 re audio 12's (custom sealed box) & 2K gong to 1 SSA Xcon 18 in a big ported box, (not to mention 3 AGM batts, big 3 upgrade, all 1/0 guage OFC wire, H/O 270 amp alt, alpine TV h.u. ect ect blah blah) so I obviously spent a LOT of money on my system, but I think the best money I have invested into my car audio system so far is the SMD DD-1. No kidding! Thousands of dollars invested & that little extra $150 made sooo much of a difference in the sound. Also I love the comfort of knowing I can slam my system hard daily for a long time & Im getting a clean non distorted signal to all my speakers. To me, just that comfort alone is worth buying one. I was running my system for almost 2 years before I learned about the DD-1. Before I used the DD-1, I was nervous/reluctant to turn it up to certain volume levels, not knowing if I was clipping/distorting my speakers, but now I feel 100% confident to play it at much higher levels without destroying my expensive equipment. Sounds much much cleaner now. I cant imagine all the hours of time I have spent trying to tune my systems by ear. I have been through many cars & all have had amps & subs ect. I would recommend a DD-1 to anyone. Also I think no car audio shop should EVER go without having a DD-1 & tuning every customers audio system before they leave the store. That's my 2 cents

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

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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