meade has an account here...maybe he can chime in
meade has an account here...maybe he can chime in
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id like to have one or use one but dont have the money to drop on something liike this now....if someone with one will be at scrpain the coast this month then mabe they could help set my gains
Another quote from some random dude....
Are people really this hard-headed? It's easy.
Clean is good. That's what you want. This will pick up DISTORTION. Some people don't care if their sound gets distorted. That's fine, your car, do what you want. Distortion=/=Clipping. A scope will ONLY show you when you're clipping. Distortion will occur BEFORE clipping will.
If you don't have a scope right now, then this DD-1 is (seems like, no personal experience lol) a fantastic way to save a few $$ and tune your system right. If you already have a scope, then chances are you're one of us guys who likes new toys, so there's no reason you shouldn't add this to your collection too.
Personally, I have a tpi440 that I use for MUCH more than scoping amps. I use it on a daily basis, using almost every feature it has. So the DD-1 won't replace it. However, I'll probably pick one up when I can fit it in the budget.
Just my $.02
I was thinking of getting one because good scopes will cost u a lot more......twisted u wanna ship it to me and ill send it back asap
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This is what Ric @ pulse car audio said....
a little more info for you guys...
We all know that when you clip your system it adds "dirty power" so I wanted to see what kind of dirty power Gary had before setup with the SMD dd1. The results are surprising.
BEFORE TUNING WITH SMD dd1
2430.2026 watts SPL score 150.8dB
AFTER TUNING WITH SMD dd1
1912.6898 watts SPL score 150.9dB (after playing music for over 45 minutes straight with the truck off!!!)
edit: in other words... 517.5128 watts where "dirty" or distorted power and it didn't help the score at all. and FYI I have seen a few people (one re re on youtube said this too) say that "i've tuned by ear this tool is useless you can hear distortion"... I have been doing car audio for 16+ years. I have built countless SPL and SQ setups not to mention everyday bangers... I can tell you this... This is the fastest and easiest way to set up tuning, and I thought I got the cars pretty close by ear (judges comments on my competitors setups confirmed that) but this takes the cake so to speak. Gary's truck sounded fantastic before, and anyone who has heard it would agree... like i said in the vid though.. it sounds BETTER now.
if you don't add this to your toolbox as an installer of audio both home and auto... then you are insane. bottom line.
Edit: found it
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*** it...here's this too...lol
Check out these pictures. This is a very expensive O-scope and Tony D is an expert.....he might know what to look for but the untrained eye and a cheaper scope would probably lead you to believe that you have a clean signal. Look closer though. To be honest, 6 months ago, i too would have given a signal like that the "go ahead" thinking it was clean....the DD-1 says different though. See the light on and the wave looking pretty decent? Its not squared off at all and look, we have distortion. :ph34r:
this one has a ugly "spike" in it....seems pretty apparent....but i dont think my cheap *** TPI 440 would show that clear enough to call it a bad signal.....and on top of that, its NOT CLIPPED.....again! :peepwall:
i have some video's that Tony sent me that will explain this even further.
I would low key use one... Lol.
I still need help setting my gains every now and then.
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I think many of us are over analyzing the product. All though I to think the price is to high(perhaps $100 would be more fair) and will more then likely not purchase one, I still see where it is very helpful for many people. For many who do not own an O-scope or for those who do not know or want to learn how to use one this is a great tool.