Pyle Audio

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by skin, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. skin


    Jun 22, 2003
    Baton Rouge, LA USA
    This stuff seems to be well priced for both components and PA cabinets... anyone have any experience with these?
  2. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    If you are looking at using speaker drivers that are designed mainly for auto audio you may be surprised by the lack of volume they put out. Typical 15" PA speaker drivers from emminence have a sensitivity of 97 or 98db. Most auto audio 15" subs usually have a sensitivity much lower than this.
    It takes double to power to increase volume by 3db. So for a 92db sensitive pyle 15" driver to match a 98db sensitive emminence driver it would take 4 times the power. The pyle driver may have a larger frequency response but it would take alot more power to drive.
  3. Razor

    Razor Guest

    Sep 22, 2002
    Redneck is right...
    I know some guys that got duped into buying some of these speakers from a "reputable" music store for their PA reinforcement. Long story short, when the speakers weren't blowing/shorting out, they were terribly distorted under just about every condition/level that we tried in order to get a workable level out of the cabinets. I also know guys who have purchased them for car audio app's and they aren't very happy with them in that regard either...just my .02
  4. guyplaysbass

    guyplaysbass Guest

    Jun 6, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I replaced four 12'' speakers with Pyle's (PA/musical instrument type) in an old Peavey 4x12 bass/guitar cabinet. I re-wired with 16 gauge wire in a stereo (2x12's x 2x12's) configuration (each side @ 4ohms). The particular speaker I used is no longer available but has been replaced with one of greater power handling.

    This was the single loudest bass cabinet I have EVER owned!!! I drove those speakers HARD for over 3 years of steady gigging in a loud rock band and NEVER had a single problem. I paid a total of less then $300 to load up and wire the cab (which I found in the garbage in the alley behind my house).

    Not a bad investment IMHO considering the use I got out of the thing. I sold the cab recently to a guitarist friend for $250. She now has the LOUDEST 4x12 in town with a hot-rodded Marshal head.

    My advice; Don't buy their cheap stuff. Their replacement woofers are good "bang-for-the-buck".