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SMD Holiday Member Newsletter - December, 2011

SM & the AA/SMD

To all SMD Members:

It's hard to believe it's that time of the year already, but it is!
The holiday season is a time for giving and I'm excited to say
that as SMD continues to grow like wild, I'm able to give even
more to our members! Stay with me, refer SMD to your friends
and encourage them to join. Just a short time ago, I started the
forum. Now we've over 42,500 strong!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every SMD Partner for their support of our web
community. I'd also like to give a special thanks to those SMD Partners that stepped up their game
and sponsored SOTM. SOTM is our official way to offer our members the opportunity to earn
something for their efforts in building a bad-ass system! Thank you so very much!

Since it's December, I've again asked our partners to step up their game and bring the deals!
Several have done exactly that, so be sure and take advantage of them!

System of the Month (SOTM) - December

Audio Savings has come through for us in
a big way this month. This is our largest
give-a-way to date so I'm giving it front and
center placement here!

Audio Savings has put up a complete Kicker
System valued at over $2,500! It includes:

(2) 12" S12L7 Solobaric Subwoofers
(2) Pairs KS652 Component Speakers
(1) IX500.2 Amplifier
(1) IX1000.1 Amplifier
(1) DCK4 Amp Kit

This system is light years ahead of what
I started with back in the day! Be sure and
watch the video at the left!

Some lucky SMD Member is gonna' win it and have a SWEET Christmas! Now, this newsletter will
be hitting your in box with plenty of time to get nominated and make a run for this awesome prize if
you haven't already entered. So far, 34 SMD Members are in the running. CLICK to check it out!

Before I tell you all about the specials, I'd like to welcome SKAR Audio as our newest SMD Partner!
Kevin is very active in the SKAR forum and is already adding value to our community!

December SMD Partner Specials

second skin

Second Skin is our oldest SMD Partner and for good reason - their product
is best in class and they back it up with great service! Check these deals:

50% off Heatwave until month end!

12 days of Christmas Sale - 6 amazing deals leading up to Christmas!

Ken also asked that I mention that they are currently simplifying the instructions on their web site as
well as adding suggestions on how to maximize their products so be sure and check that out.
Audio Savings

In honor of hosting SOTM this month, Audio Savings is offering the lowest
prices on all Kicker gear. CLICK to go directly to the Kicker store on their
web site and use the MAKE OFFER button to get the best deal!

Audio Savings has created a new code for SMD Members that can be used
to save an additional 5% on ANY purchase - SMDVIPCUSTOMER!


AudioQue introduces their competition grade subwoofers with high power
4 inch voice coils. The HDC-4 subwoofers feature their largest and most
powerful motor ever coupled to a new frame and suspension system.
They're rated at 2,000 Watts RMS, double that of the HDC3's!

Now how about a deal on them? You got it - between now and December
31st, 2011 you can take 15% off when you order one of the HDC-4s with
an amplifier. Use coupon code CrazyCombo! CLICK to check 'em out!

New Product Announcements


Mechman has an all new 350 amp externally regulated "SMD" unit which has
replaced the older units like I run on the Tahoe. These units do 240 amps at
800 RPM and 340 amps by 1,800 RPM on full size 1988-2004 GM trucks and
SUV's, as well as 96-03 4.3L Astros and Blazers.

These units will be available in the beginning of January, 2012.

These units feature:

  • 6 phase technology to achieve this incredible idle
    output - 240 amps at only 800 rpm!
  • 10 more diodes than previous SMD units
  • A super high efficiency rectifier with tons of cooling
    fins for unmatched durability on a daily driver
  • An adjustable external regulator that can operate
    up to 3 alternators and provides in-dash adjustment
    for voltage control on the fly - way cool!
Mechman SMD 340 Amp with External Regulator
second skin
Audio Savings
Rockford Fosgate
Sundown Audio
Mobile Solutions
SKAR Audio
D'Amore Engineering


XS Power has recently added a full line of 4 AWG XS and XP Flex Power Cable to complement the 1/0 AWG. The XS FLEX cable is 100% pure OFC which is tinned, and the XP series cable is a 10% OFC and 90% CCA blend. Strand count and pricing is as follows:

  • 4 AWG XS FLEX - 1,862 strands, $369.99 per 100 ft roll
  • 4 AWG XP FLEX - 2,009 strands, $209.99 per 100 ft roll
Mechman SMD 340 Amp with External Regulator

Both are also available by the foot. CLICK for more details. A few newsletters ago, I gave you a
preview of the all new XP series batteries. The lineup is now complete and you can check them
out HERE. These are ideal when you're budget is a bit tight and the D series isn't feasible!


Straight from Rusty himself . . . "I have been working all
year on a new line of subs. It's the m2 series. When we
decided to make some changes, we looked at higher
power handling and more durability."

Rusty - Wow, give us the scoop!


"The exact details . . . well, you'll have to wait but let's just say we're pretty excited
here at DC to be able to offer a line like this! Look for the new m2 series for 2012!"

I can't wait to see what this line looks like - stay tuned to their forum for sure!

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, with so much exciting stuff going on presently, SMD is definitely the place to get the inside scoop from your favorite
brands. Happy Holidays to you each and thank you for your support!

Steve Meade

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PS – PLEASE forward this to your friends as my personal invitation for them to become a member of SMD!