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SMD Member Newsletter - May, 2011


SM & the AA/SMDTo all SMD Members:

Ya' know, it's funny. No matter how much I try to do my thing, haters are gonna' be haters. This used to make my blood boil (and it still does at times) but for the most part I'm over it - hence my April fools' joke that got a bunch of folks talkin!

Don't worry, we ain't gonna' let 'em slow us down one bit! While they're talkin' smack, the SMD web community is growing at a record pace. It just goes to show you, that even their negative press is helping the cause. So let 'em talk . . .

For example, I just had a third video go viral - Sound System Bass Shred's Phone Book! . . . 580,000 views in a month, that ain't bad. The video was also featured on Los Angeles news channel KTLA - CLICK HERE to see the spot if you missed it. How cool is that?

I have a favor to ask of each of you. The SMD You Tube channel is headin' towards 100 Million views! Over the last 6 months, it has averaged over 3.3 Million views each month. At that rate, it should eclipse the 100 Million mark in September. I'd like to get there quicker, so here's what I'm asking. Pick your favorite video from my channel and Email the link to all your friends. With your help, maybe I can hit this mark sooner! Here are three classics:

My Eye Popped Out!
20,000 Watt Window Shake
Girl Gets Good Vibrations
My Eye Popped Out!
20,000 Watt Window Shake . . .
Girl Gets Good Vibrations

Thanks for the help!

I recently posted up a vid asking my subscribers to help me decide which mod to do next to my Lex. CLICK HERE to view the video and weigh in. Please leave a comment - I'm reading them all!

System of the Month (SOTM) - March

Now you should know by now that Audio Savings has really stepped up their game in regards to SOTM. Audio Savings put up a complete MB Quart audio system, valued at over $2,000 for the winner! CLICK HERE to get the scoop on that - way cool, thanks again Sam!

March was another giant turnout and Drek75633 ran away with this one.

You sure they're gonna' fit?
How's that for in your face?
Who'd ever suspect it?

CLICK HERE to see the system in action, the system on the meter, etc. "A lot of people didn't think I could get (3) 18s in my Mustang. Well, I did it and it moves a ton of air and meters a 161. Wait until you see my rebuild. Team Hz Addiction FTW." - Drek75633

System of the Month (SOTM) - April

For April, we've changed it up a bit. For those of you that are building your systems one paycheck at a time need to understand that you too can win SOTM. We partnered up with Mechman to give the winner of this months' SOTM one of their killer high output alternators to improve the performance of their system.

45 SMD Members are in the running for this killer prize - thanks Matt! Regardless of who wins this one, the winner will get a tool that will greatly help their cause. This one just came to a close so we'll have more on this in the next newsletter.

David recently updated the SOTM Winners tab at the top of the SMD Home page. So, if you've won SOTM in the past, you will find a picture of your ride there. Click on the picture and it takes you to the complete build thread. Heck, you can even see Chode69s build when he won SOTM way back in September of 2007. Now he runs the deal - LOL . . .

I'll say it again - you can't win if you don't enter. We already have SMD Partners lined up to sponsor SOTM for most of the remaining months of 2011. Every SMD Member has a fair chance. No whinin', groanin' or bitchin' allowed - nothing upsets me more than a poor loser so don't be that guy. If you don't win, there's always next month!

What's Hot, New and Exciting?

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

second skin
Audio Savings
Rockford Fosgate
Sundown Audio
Mobile Solutions
T3 Audio

OK, by now everyone knows that I run XS Power batteries. Personally, I think they have the best battery in the business. Let's just say there's a ton of misinformation out there on batteries and everyone claims their batteries are best. To that end, Nathan of XS Power wanted me to be sure and tell you that they have put up some good videos on You Tube to help educate you and make the right choice for a battery (or batteries) for your system. Check out their You Tube channel at and watch 'em - always good to know the facts!

Audio Savings

Sam just Emailed to tell me that they have partnered with Boston Acoustics! Of course you know that Audio Savings is gonna have the deal on these great sounding speakers. "Steve, we are proud to offer Boston Acoustics speakers as they are some of the best sounding we know of. SMD Members that are looking for excellent value in high end speakers like MB Quart, Beyma, and now Boston Acoustics should give us a shot." Sam David - President, Audio Savings. . . CLICK HERE to go directly to the Boston Acoustics selection and check it out for yourself.


You know, sometimes I just gotta' show a little love. Darvex just delivers the goods. They've never failed me yet. I just surfed their forum a bit and it's full of good press. CLICK HERE to go to their forum and read it for yourself. When you're ready to order, don't forget to use meade in the coupon box when you check out - that gets you an easy 5% off! This is what the SMD Partner Program is all about - getting you, the SMD Member, the BEST service from the BEST companies. We are very proud to have Darvex as a partner!

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

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!