Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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That 200 Watt rating is a pure LIE!!!
Sorry to say this, but, Pyramid is one of the lowest quality manufacturers of stereo equipment on the planet. they are also VERY dishonest in their ratings, though all are to some extent. It's just what they do. Everyone has a niche Pyramid's is low quality, low price but looks high quality, high price..
Pyramid is "Expo" quality only. Meaning you go to the cars stereo "Expo" and buy an amp or speakers rated at 1000% of what they really are, but by the time you find out, the Expo has moved on and your stuck with it.
They may not actually be blowing but the voice coils may be suffering from corrosion and corroding to the magnet. Of course the "Wets Her Pants & Talks Barbie" grade speakers in those things may actually be blowing and corroding too..
Buy a quality speaker from a reputable manufacturer and you'll likely never encounter another "blown" speaker. Eventually you'll spend as much on Pyramid replacements as the cost of a good speaker so the cost savings is a false economy.
My friend Keith used to own a stereo shop and had about five "Expo" grade amps, including a few Pyramids, opened up on a display next to the three brands he carried. The "Expo" grade stuff was basically a huge aluminum heat sink with a small PC board in the middle. They were a total joke when you opened them up yet they all claimed about 4X the power output of the good quality amps..
Be careful what you buy online if it is not a reputable or known manufacturer.. Pyramid, IMHO, is not a reputable manufacturer which you are finding out..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 02-23-2010 at 08:27 AM.