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SMD Member Newsletter - April, 2010

To all SMD Members:

I've reached a milestone and wanted to share it with you. The SMD You Tube Channel has eclipsed 50,000,000 views! YES - FIFTY MILLION! That's pretty amazing given that I went live on You Tube in July of 2006 - next month will be four years. In that time, the SMD You Tube Channel has achieved the following:

- 50,000,000+ views
- 48,000+ subscribers
- #3 Most Subscribed (All Time) - Autos & Vehicles (WORLD)
- #8 Most Viewed (All Time) - Autos & Vehicles (WORLD)

So, a big THANK YOU for subscribing and showing your friends my videos on You Tube - next milestone is 75 Million!

NEW SMD Partner - TechForce Services

I'd like to welcome Richard and team at TechForce Services to the SMD family. Since DAY ONE, we've needed someone to go to for all of our sticker needs - now we have that and more. These guys do SWEET stickers, banners, etc. CLICK HERE to see one of two videos I put up on You Tube showing their work - awesome stuff.

In addition, TechForce Services also builds custom PCs to your specifications. CLICK HERE to check out the one they built for me to cover all my video editing needs! It's WAY BAD-ASS and I love the custom wrap! Thanks guys - it's great to have you on board!

System of the Month (SOTM) - PAST

SOTM has been a home run for SMD this year. I'm proud to say that SMD Partners continue to rock the house by putting up BIG prizes! Sundown Audio was the SOTM sponsor for the month of March and Jacob put up one of his SAZ-1500D 1500 watt amplifiers! How cool is that?

Cracker was voted the winner - not bad for someone that joined SMD a little over a year ago! After reviewing Cracker's Build, it certainly looks like he's going to make great use of this amplifier. If you haven't seen all the custom work he's put into his build, then check it out! Jacob - you made his day! Cracker, that's way cool of you to post up the Mr. Fuller thread - I posted up a link to it on my facebook page.

Here's a few pics of Cracker's build - I especially like the A-Pillars . . . if only Q-Logic made those as bolt-ins, we wouldn't have to build them! Hint Hint . . .


So, what'd Cracker have to say in regards? "I'm still in shock that I won LOL. It means a lot to me because when I first joined here I thought SOTM was something I could never be part of just because of the quality builds going on. I read a lot of different stuff and got my hands dirty. I have one build under my belt and this is it. I can't believe I won such a KILLER prize - thanks Jacob!"

System of the Month (SOTM) - PRESENT

This month is sponsored by Audio Savings. Sam and team have really been a homerun for us and they go out of there way to take care of SMD Members' needs. Audio Savings put up a $250.00 shopping spree for this month's winner and one lucky SMD Member is gonna' win it! Who coudn't use that? Great idea guys - thanks!

SOTM is a great way to get your system seen by thousands of people, as well as win something cool. Get your system dialed and enter. If you dont win this month, there's always next month.

As usual, I want to give a big shout out to all our SMD Partners for makng SOTM so popular! Please show them your support by entering and VOTING! Please consider them when buying gear for your rides and refer them to your friends. SMD Partners have been instrumental in helping SMD be a better place for all of us! It kind of goes without saying that SOTM is kinda' unique to SMD. Make sure you tell your friends at other forums how we do it over here. They can't win if they're not a Member!

second skinDC PowerQ-LogicSundown AudioXS POWERDARVEXMobile SolutionsFutureVisionHID.comIraggi AlternatorDC AUDIOAudio Savings

AA/SMD 18" in Australia AA/SMD 18" in Hawaii Danilo Showin off his AA/SMDs SM & the AA/SMD

Check out what's up with AA/SMD Subs!

AA/SMD woofers are catchin' on fast, and for good reason - they're SICK! Here are some of my favorite threads so far featuring them. CLICK on any of them and you'll be directed right to the thread:

Hummer H2 Build with SIX AA/SMD 18s! Yeah, you read that right . . . SIX! Any build that has (74) speakers, (20) batteries, (4) alternators, and (20) amplifiers totalling over 37,000 watts RMS is definitely gonna' get my attention!

First AA/SMD Sub in Hawaii! It looks like #089 made it all the way to Hawaii - how cool is that?

First AA/SMD Sub in Australia! #080 made it to the land down under. From the sinister look on this member's face, I bet this will be a really wild build - especially considering it's going in a VW bug!

First AA/SMD Subs in Italy! FOUR 15s goin in his SUV - Danilo is gonna' show those Italians what's UP!

It seems like there are a lot of threads asking the specs on these woofers. The below is direct from Ascendant Audio:

18 inch
15 inch
Power Handling
3,500 Watts RMS
3,500 Watts RMS
Dual 1 or Dual 2 Ohm
Dual 1 or Dual 2 Ohm
Vented Box Size Range
4 - 7 cubic feet
2 - 4 cubic feet
Recommended Tuning
30 - 35Hz
30 - 35 Hz
$1,099.00 Each
$1,049.00 Each

Full specifications can be found HERE. If you want a pair of these subs, and I know you do, then send and Email to and order some up! Ascendant Audio has a network of rougly 100 dealers nationwide, so I can steer you to the right one to buy them. Don't forget, I hand signed EVERY dust cap!

What's Hot, New and Exciting?

Every newsletter I do my best to pass on NEWS from our SMD Partners. This month, we've got some cool stuff from XS Power and Audio Savings.

XS POWERAccording to Nathan Way at XS Power, "The D6500 is XS Power's new Group 65 battery and was released earlier this year. At 58 pounds, bhit battery packs a punch and will replace any Group 65 Battery. Group 65 Batteries are very common in diesel applications, SUVs, and other larger vehicles. The D6500 also offers the car audio enthusiast another option for a high powered battery and looking to save weight and space. The D6500 is only 11.8"L x 7.2"W x 8.3"H, which makes it a great option for those that are limited on battery space." CLICK HERE to learn more or give XS Power a call directly at (888) 497-7693. Tell 'em Steve sent ya'!

Audio SavingsSam wanted me to share some info with you about some new products and specials that Audio Savings has goin' on currently. Lemme' tel ya', Sam is totally into what he sells!

Woofer / Sub Combos - Sam says, "A very exciting new category for us in combination value packages that give you the subwoofer and the correct enclosure in one package at a GREAT price. For those who don't want to build their own box or don't want to pay a premium to have someone build it, we offer a one stop shop of boxes that are optimized for specific subwoofers." CLICK HERE to check 'em out. Great idea Sam. If you're just starting out, this is a great way to get some bass!

5,000 Watt RMS Cadence Amplifier - "We've got a 5,000 Watt RMS amplifier from Cadence on sale currently for $849.00! I know SMD Members like BIG amps, so this one should fit the bill nicely. This amp is also 18 volt ready," says Sam. CLICK HERE to check it out - this is one big amp!

Boyo Rearview Mirror Monitor with Built in Navigation - "This is one of the coolest new products on the market and we're selling a bunch of them due to the $299.00 price," says Sam. CLICK HERE to learn all about it - this is WAY COOL!

SMD Web Community

Don't forget that I'm active all over the web - the following buttons will take you DIRECTLY to each part of the SMD Web Community. Be sure and check it all out . . . and join my network!

SMD on You Tube
SMD on myspace
SMD on facebook
SMD on twitter
SMD on CarDomain

Well, that's about it for this month. Until next time . . . thanks for being a member of SMD!

Steve Meade

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