Pyle PLT-AB8 Subwoofer - PLTAB8

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I had been looking for a subwoofer setup for my 93 Mustang Hatchback for while. I didn't need to blow out the windows, but instead wanted to add some low end bass to my car system and this got me just what I wanted. _________________________________________________________________________________ I have a Kenwood KDC-MP225 with 2-3.5" Dash, 2-6.5" Front Door and 2-6x8"Rear Seat Side Panels speakers so there wasn't any low end response to speak of. This sub really did the trick, adding good low end bass to my music (mainly Alternative, Metal, Punk, Hard-Rock). _________________________________________________________________________________ Minor Complaint#1 - Installation was a little tricky as no instructions were provided or are available on the web. As I found out, it would have been nice to no the line level input needed for this sub, but anyway...There are two inputs, line level and speaker level. I found that hooking the sub up to my stereo line out wasn't sufficient. While I would have liked the line out to provide the input for the Amp it just didn't have enough signal to do it. Keep that in mind should you install one of these. To get around this I hooked up directly to the 5x8 speakers in the back. This provided a good signal level for the sub Amp to drive. _________________________________________________________________________________ Additionally there is a "On/Off" switch for the sub which is driven off your antenna up/down signal wire that most aftermarket stereos have. Hooking this up will turn the sub on/off when you turn the car on/off. Also remember that you may have to get creative with your wire routing (where is the closest 12V power source (I had to tap into my fus box), how will you route from the front of the car to the back for the signal wires and power antenna wire, etc). I have a hatchback so everything could have been exposed, but a little creative wire routing did the trick for me. _________________________________________________________________________________ Minor Complaint#2 - While this unit does have a "flat side" so it's not just a tube that will roll around in your car, don't expect it to stay put. This unit will roll pretty easily so if you really want it to stay put, you better anchor it down. I haven't yet but likely will soon. _________________________________________________________________________________ The adjustable cross over frequency and volume make this easy enough to set up. There are no loud hissing or popping noises that come from this unit when you turn the car on/off either. There are some Blue LED's that light up the Sub when it's on. They look nice, but if you have this in the trunk or in the hatch there isn't much use to them. _________________________________________________________________________________ Overall this was a good system addition. For the price you can't go wrong...to "build your own" sub/box/amp/crossover setup you are likely going to need a lot more money. I was looking at a 10" pre-built box/amp/sub/crossover from a local Stereo shop and even on holiday clearance it was going to cost me double. So as long as you don't expect to blow out the windows in the car next to you and you just need a "light backrub" from the bass, this is likely the best unit for you.

-mC quote

Good sub for the price

by mC on 11/28/2007

I had been looking for a subwoofer setup for my 93 Mustang Hatchback for while. I didn't need to blow out the windows, but instead wanted to add some low end bass to my car system and this got me just what I wanted. _________________________________________________________________________________ I have a Kenwood KDC-MP225 with 2-3.5" Dash, 2-6.5" Front Door and 2-6x8"Rear Seat Side Panels speakers so there wasn't any low end response to speak of. This sub really did the trick, adding good low end bass to my music (mainly Alternative, Metal, Punk, Hard-Rock). _________________________________________________________________________________ Minor Complaint#1 - Installation was a little tricky as no instructions were provided or are available on the web. As I found out, it would have been nice to no the line level input needed for this sub, but anyway...There are two inputs, line level and speaker level. I found that hooking the sub up to my stereo line out wasn't sufficient. While I would have liked the line out to provide the input for the Amp it just didn't have enough signal to do it. Keep that in mind should you install one of these. To get around this I hooked up directly to the 5x8 speakers in the back. This provided a good signal level for the sub Amp to drive. _________________________________________________________________________________ Additionally there is a "On/Off" switch for the sub which is driven off your antenna up/down signal wire that most aftermarket stereos have. Hooking this up will turn the sub on/off when you turn the car on/off. Also remember that you may have to get creative with your wire routing (where is the closest 12V power source (I had to tap into my fus box), how will you route from the front of the car to the back for the signal wires and power antenna wire, etc). I have a hatchback so everything could have been exposed, but a little creative wire routing did the trick for me. _________________________________________________________________________________ Minor Complaint#2 - While this unit does have a "flat side" so it's not just a tube that will roll around in your car, don't expect it to stay put. This unit will roll pretty easily so if you really want it to stay put, you better anchor it down. I haven't yet but likely will soon. _________________________________________________________________________________ The adjustable cross over frequency and volume make this easy enough to set up. There are no loud hissing or popping noises that come from this unit when you turn the car on/off either. There are some Blue LED's that light up the Sub when it's on. They look nice, but if you have this in the trunk or in the hatch there isn't much use to them. _________________________________________________________________________________ Overall this was a good system addition. For the price you can't go wrong...to "build your own" sub/box/amp/crossover setup you are likely going to need a lot more money. I was looking at a 10" pre-built box/amp/sub/crossover from a local Stereo shop and even on holiday clearance it was going to cost me double. So as long as you don't expect to blow out the windows in the car next to you and you just need a "light backrub" from the bass, this is likely the best unit for you. Read More

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Piece of junk

by Tim on 9/7/2010

I received the unit quickly and hooked it up but was not able to get the power to come on. Sent the unit back for a replacement but the same thing happened with the replacement. The second unit had screws that were loose and had obviously been taken apart and re-assembled, but not very well. The instructions are useless, no wiring diagram or troubleshooting guide. Read More

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Product Overview

Features: 250watts max power handling, 4 Ohm subwoofer, Built-in high output amplifier, Frequency response: 30Hz-700k Hz

Specifications

Manufacturer Pyle
Mfg Part# PLTAB8
SKU 202757429
UPC 068888878739
UPC 14 00068888878739
Tech Specs
Product Model PLT-AB8
Manufacturer Part Number PLT-AB8
Product Name PLT-AB8 Subwoofer
Manufacturer Website Address www.pyleaudio.com
Manufacturer Pyle Audio, Inc
Product Type Woofer
Brand Name Pyle
Additional Information Built-In High Output Amplifier Blue Polypropylene Cone Specially Treated Black Rubber Edge Suspension 1.5" Aluminum Voice Coil Bass Reflex Vent for Added Sub-Bass Response High Quality Carpeted Construction
Dimensions 9.85" x 9.85" x 20"
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 700 kHz
Driver Type 1 x 8" Woofer
Impedance 4 Ohm
Output Power 250 W (PMPO)
Parts Warranty/Labor 1 Year
Standard Warranty Limited

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