smd header

SMD Newsletter - Sept 2009

DARVEXsecond skinQ-LogicXS POWER

To all SMD Members:

So . . . how do you top the biggest month in SMD's history? You BLOW IT AWAY, that's how! August was even bigger than July as had 37.5 Million hits and over 50,000 unique visitors! That's over 5 million more hits than last month! I want to thank each and every SMD Member for spreadin' the word about SMD right up front this month!

August Re-cap

System of the Month (SOTM) - winner Am Singh from England!

First and foremost, I wanna' give a shout out to Trail at Darvex for steppin' up as our SOTM sponsor. I can't say enough how well these guys have taken care of me over the years - great product, great service, and lightning fast shipping! For August, they put up a Stinger Battery, Voltage Gauge, and Battery Clamps for the winner - stuff we all need, so that's cool.


After all the votes were tallied, Am's unbelievable Ascendant Audio Van was the champ! TWELVE 18" woofers gets 12 18s!a HELL YEAH from me any day! Here's what Am had to say in regards - "Thanks for all the votes and to Darvex for the prize! It's a good feeling to get this sort of recognition for something you've put your blood, sweat, and tears into. Steve Meade and his associates have done a fantastic job with the forum and 'SOTM' is a great feature! Thanks once again to all that were involved in the creation of 'Project MAYHEM' - without them, this wouldn't have been possible. Keep tuned into the main build thread as you have just seen the beginning of things as the project is far from finished!" 12 18s lit up!

Now . . . you all know that I know my way around a build but DAMN Am, you got it goin' on with this Astro - GREAT WORK! If you didn't see Am's build then CLICK HERE and check it out! Thanks again to Darvex for being our SOTM sponsor! Click on their banner above to check out their offering and get some goodies ordered up for your project!


second skinOK, by now I'm sure this sounds like something you've heard before. In August, ANT did his third give-a-way in a row and again promised he'd limit the winners to TEN. Guess what? ANT goes above and beyond for the third time and hooked up 13 SMD Members with free Damplifier Pro door packs! CLICK HERE to see a list of the winners.

ANT, you're becoming a celebrity at SMD . . . and for good reason. Now, if you're one of the winners, then you owe ANT a review - so post it up! Help ANT to get the word out about how great his products work.

If you need deadening material of any kind then click on the Second Skin banner at the right and order it up! We gotta' take care of who supports us at SMD! As far as I'm concerned, Second Skin is the best deadening material that I know of!

August Membership Bump

SMD is now 10,000 members STRONG! This is a BIG milestone for SMD! SMD membership grew by about 570 in August to roughly 9,730 total members! As of this writing, SMD sits at 10,074 members. I want to again thank you for tellin' all your friends to join SMD. I'll keep SMD fresh, so you keep referring the 'site!

September . . . what's up this month???

June was killer, July was even better, August was HUGE. . . so, what's up this month? AGAIN, SMD Partners are bringin' their A-Game to keep things interesting . . . here's the scoop:

System of the Month (SOTM)

second skinANT is at it again and is sponsoring the System of the Month for the second time in only four months as an SMD Partner. For this month's winner, he's put up a $250.00 gift certificate for his web site. Now, as you all know, $250.00 will buy a BUNCH of sound deadening material so good luck to everyone that enters!

As I write this, we already have the 13 of the 15 nominees for September SOTM so you still got a chance to get your ride nominated. But, if you don't get nominated, get in there and vote for your favorite build and get your ride in shape for next month . . . Click SOTM Winners to see previous System of the Month winners' builds, or CLICK HERE to go straight to the System of the Month forum and vote for your favorite system. Voting at SOTM has been off the charts for the last couple months - let's keep it up!

Special Promo from Q-Logic!

Q-Logic joined the SMD Community last month with a killer promo! Basically, it works like this . . . you buy a pair of their awesome Q-Form Kick Panel kits and a pair of Rockford Fosgate Punch component speakers and you get the set at slightly over 50% off! This promotion has been extended through the end of September!

Q-Logic PROMO!

Holy S&%$ that's a killer deal! If you want in, you need to act this month. Now . . . everyone is asking all kinds of questions in the Q-Logic forum. Can I buy kick panels ONLY? Can I get a deal on a Rockford Fosgate Amplifier to go with the kick panels? I recommend that you contact them directly in regards and they will work with you! Click on the banner above to get the low-down on the rules and sign up for this incredible offer while it lasts!

SMD Partners

I'd like to thank each of the following SMD Partners for helping me to make SMD a better place! Darvex, DC Power, Mobile Solutions, Q-Logic, Rockford Fosgate, Second Skin, and XS Power. There is a NEW forum in the SMD Partners section - CLICK HERE to access it. This forum allows you, the SMD Member, to give us input on what you want to see from our SMD Partners. Be sure and check it out and voice your opinion.

Please keep SMD Partners in mind when it comes time for you or one of your friends to make a purchase. SMD Partners make all kinds of things possible - promotions, group buys, give-a-ways, quick access to the tough questions about their products. Look for all kinds of excitement and opportunities in coming months!

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 TubeSMD on myspaceSMD on facebook

SMD on twitterSMD on

My You Tube Channel continues to grow at an unbelievable pace - since the last newsletter, my subscriber base has grown by another 3,500 bringing the total to over 23,000 total subscribers! Recently, my vid collection eclipsed 26 Million views! WOW! I've posted up a bunch of new vids of the new Build in the Tahoe - be sure and check 'em all out! You can also CLICK HERE to access a page that I made that contains all of the Tahoe ReBuild vids as well as the ability to watch all 30 ReBuild vids with one click! (Might not wanna' do that on your work computer though . . . )

My Facebook & Twitter pages are growing like MAD - thanks to all that follow my every move through these networks.

Thanks for being a member!

Steve Meade

SMD sig


Mobile Solutionsrockford fosgateDC Power

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