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A Car Audio Enthusiast's Best Friend.. The SMD DD-1

The SMD Distortion Detector (DD-1) is a must-have tool for any car audio enthusiast or professional installer. It is designed to help you achieve a distortion-free signal while properly matching your amplifier, processor, and equalizers to your head unit.


With the DD-1, you can quickly and easily set the gain of an audio amplifier to match the source unit's output level, which is crucial for achieving optimal sound quality.


The DD-1 is also useful for detecting distortion in the audio signal caused by poorly designed or malfunctioning audio equipment. This can help you identify issues before they become a problem and ensure that your audio system is working at its best.


When you purchase the DD-1, you'll receive the distortion detector, a protective silicon rubber boot, a calibrated test tone CD, a harness, and of course pride of ownership.


The DD-1 is powered by a 9V battery, which ensures that the device is isolated from the vehicle's electrical system. This guarantees that it will only measure the audio signal, not noise in the charging system.


The DD-1 has an RCA input connector, which makes it easy to measure the output of a head unit directly. This is particularly useful for those who want to fine-tune their audio system to their preferences. The harness is also easily replaceable or repairable in the field, which is convenient for those who are on the go.


The DD-1's circuitry is 100% analog and has a distortion detection trigger level of > 1.0% Harmonic Distortion.


The guaranteed operating range of the input signal is 1.2 Vrms – 125 Vrms, which is suitable for a wide range of audio systems. (15,000 Watts at 1 ohm) Autoranging.


The device has a signal present LED trigger voltage of 750mVrms, and a Low Battery LED trigger battery voltage < 5.6Vdc.


Additionally, the DD-1 has an auto-shut off timer of 8-10 minutes after the ON button is pressed.


In conclusion, the SMD Distortion Detector (DD-1) is a powerful and versatile tool that can help you achieve a distortion-free signal while properly matching your amplifier, processor, and equalizers to your head unit. It's easy to use, portable, and comes with all the necessary accessories to get you started. Whether you're a car audio enthusiast or a professional installer, the DD-1 is a must-have tool for achieving optimal sound quality.


You can snag one today while we still have stock, they tend to sell out pretty fast and have been difficult to get a hold of due to the recent chip shortages. The current price is 197.99.



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