Typically I try to avoid PYLE whenver I have a relatively limitless budget. While the PYLE speakers normally perform well for a couple of months tend to lose their clarity over time so I try to stray away from them. Unfortunately, I had a friend of mine that was set on having these particular speakers installed in his car. Being that he is obsessed with blue and had a blue car he wanted to have speakers that were blue as well. There are other products out on the market that are blue but after hearing the PYLE series and seeing them in person at a trade show he bought some and brought them to me to have them installed.
The speaker itself is 600 Watts of peak power so while it is a good speaker for bumping it isn’t going to product the shattering results that you would expect if you were attempting to be competitive. My friend decided that he was not only going to buy the speakers however, he was going to buy the amplifier as well. He purchased a Pyle PLA2200 2-Channel 1400-Watt Bridgeable Mosfet Amplifier which wasn’t probably the best choice for wiring three of these 600 watt subs but it was going to have to make due. My major worry was that the speakers would push the amp to its limits so frequently that it would eventually burn out.
Even with my reservations, after hooking everything up the sound system worked VERY well together. It didn’t appear that the amp was overworking as the PYLE subs definitely weren’t able to consistently produce the amount of power that they were rated at. In fact, it was almost a perfect match because of it.
The speakers were installed with Boss cables in a custom triple box with mini ports. All speakers were arranged at different angles in order to accommodate the strange space available inside the trunk of his car. We inlayed rubber mounts were the speakers met the box with matting throughout the inside. I also installed PVC tubes where the mini ports were so that the box was still sealed. This was done in order to enhance the overall sound that we weren’t getting during initial tests. It seemed like a long shot but worked out great and will probably be something that I test on other setups in the future. The box was covered in carpeting with a rubber mat under the carpet to prevent any vibration from the carpet itself. I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any vibration coming from the box itself as I knew that the PYLE speakers already had some issues with distortion anyway.
The sound quality of the subs were pretty good. The clarity wasn’t as good as I would have liked but for the most part they added some solid bass without going over the top. I have always been about producing bass that is going to be complementary to the system that it is running along with. There is nothing worse than installing subwoofers that overpower the factory door speakers. This means that you are going to end up with nothing but bass. Fortunately, these speakers weren’t too overpowering and gave a relatively high quality sound without going over the top.
With the speakers pushed the sound clarity would go down considerably. You could definitely hear the crackling as the speakers reached their limits and during rapid succession bass hits they would also struggle to keep up. Rather than crisp beats they would be rolled together somewhat. You couldn’t always hear distinct bass hits. This of course is a huge negative for someone that is a sound enthuriast like myself but my friend couldn’t tell the difference and was totally happy with them.
The speakers actually seem to be much more durable than I normally expect out of PYLE. He has now had them installed in his vehicle for about 8 months and I haven’t noticed any real reduction in performance. The speakers are still hitting as hard as they did the first time we put power to them. While I still doubt the long term durability of the speakers they have held up for the better part of a year so far without any signs of giving way.
Product Features Blue injection-molded coneHigh-temperature dual Kapton voice coilSpecially treated rubber edge suspensionChrome-plated basketPL-BW84: 1.5″ voice coil Technical Details Brand Name: PyleModel: pl-bw84Speaker Type: Car subwoofer driverSpeakers Maximum Output Power: 600 WattsSpeaker Connectivity: Wired