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SMD Member Newsletter - June, 2011


SM & the AA/SMDTo all SMD Members:

Many of you have watched in anticipation as I have worked tirelessly on these towers. Well, I'm happy to report that they are completely finished and they ROCK! Now, it sure don't hurt none that I've got just over 10,000 watts of Crown power pushing them.

I did my very first "gig" over the weekend - man, what a bunch of fun. People were trippin' at how good they looked and how crisp they sound. These passive radiators are a home run - the bass is deep and tight! I wanna' do more of this in the future! I'd like to give a special thanks to Scott and Nick at Ascendant Audio for all they help they have offered in the design - thanks guys!

Now, if for some reason that you missed all this, no worries - you can check out the entire project from start to finish HERE. Here's a few videos of the build - there are 18 parts in all so feel free to check them all out.

Extreme Shop System - Part 2
SMD Towering Towers - Part 6
SMD Towering Towers - Part 9
Last Demo Before Paint - Part 13
Piano Black Finish Going on - Part 15
SMD Towering Towers - Part 17

Stay tuned to see what I do with these bad-boys next!

System of the Month (SOTM) - April

This was a great SOTM. When it was all said and done, Valhalla took the win with 24.19% of the votes as well as the prize put up by Mechman. Congrats' bro. You can check out his killer build HERE. Here are a few pics and a video of the truck in action . . . man, look at that Sundown Stuff!

That's a BUNCH of Sundown!
Wicked Box Design . . . (12 )15s!
Check it out in action!

Congrats' again and a BIG thanks to Matt at Mechman for hooking him up proper!

System of the Month (SOTM) - May

Now for May, we didn't have a sponsor. No problem - I dug into my own pocket and put up $150.00 for first place, $100.00 for second place, and $50.00 for third place. As usual, these are credits that the winners can spend with SMD Partners. That's how we do it at SMD. Winners were as follows:

1st place - MarioB, you can see this super clean build HERE
2nd place - BeAlLsTar13, you can this single 12" build HERE
3rd place - Infinite913, you can see this dual 18" build HERE

Congratulations to all of the winners! SOTM June is in full swing and Audio Savings stepped up with a complete set of Mids and Highs from Beyma - check out the video HERE and get in there and vote!

Upcoming Feature in Inked Magazine

Now, if you didn't already know . . . Inked Magazine saw my "phonebook shred" video and wanted to come down and get some photos and watch me shred a few of their magazines for themselves. To my surprise, I held a magazine up to the port and it was totally obliterated in under 5 seconds! Wow . . . if you haven't seen this video, then check it out - Sound System Easily Shreds Magazines . . . Keep an eye on upcoming issues of the magazine to see what they feature!

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Audio Savings
Rockford Fosgate
Sundown Audio
Mobile Solutions
T3 Audio

What's Hot, New and Exciting?

The following are hot off the press from SMD Partners so check it out!


Purchase an S1400 14 Volt battery and a HF1415 battery charger between June 1 and August 31st (of 2011) and receive $50.00 back by mail. Now, that's a good deal on a great combo! Contact them directly or contact your local XS Power dealer to get in on this deal.

Are you considering joining IASCA (the International Auto Sound Challenge Association)? Then, you should join via XS Power. When you purchase an IASCA competitor membership through XS Power's online store, you are automatically entered to win an XS Battery Charger! CLICK HERE for more details and to purchase your membership. This contest runs through December 16th, 2011.


Matt has a few things going on as well. First, for a limited time they are offering a FREE Mechman T-shirt and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $300.00! Now, the free shipping doesn't apply to batteries over 30 pounds, but they will help you a bit. CLICK HERE for more details in regards.

Secondly, Matt is working on a line of lower cost 150 to 200 amp "Reference Series" alternators. They will sell for about 25% less than their popular Extreme service units on average. Of course they're still hand made in the U.S.A. and offer the performance and reliability that Mechman is known for. Stay tuned to their forum for more details!


Richard is offering a smokin' deal currently on the decals and banners he has listed on his site - how's 40% off sound? Now, this don't apply to custom decals and banners but they make those too. Here's all you gotta' do - just click on the banner at the left, go shopping, and when you check out just enter the coupon code "SMD" to receive the discount. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Many of you know that Richard is struggling a bit with his health - so cut him a little slack and support him where you can - he's certainly part of the SMD family and we wish him all the best!

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Hot off the press . . . Second Skin just posted up a great deal in their forum to celebrate the 4th of July - buy Made In USA product and save 10%!

Every time they run a promo, I see a bunch of folks after the fact sayin' - "Man, I wish I would have seen this . . . " So, here's me screaming it from the top of the mountain! Click on their banner and fill your cart! Oh yeah . . . you'll need to use the coupon code: FIREWORKS at checkout.

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
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SMD on facebook
SMD on twitter
SMD on CarDomain

Thanks for being part of my community!

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!