pyramid = junk?

wolves10
wolves10 Posts: 71
edited January 2003 in Speakers
someone gave me a bunch of pyramids a while ago.. along with the other parts of the speaker.. so i constructed them all into 4 half decent speakers..

i had never heard the pyramid name before getting these.. so i dont know how good/bad of a speaker they are.. anyone have any experience with these? they sound really good when i listen to them.. and when it comes down to it.. thats all that really matters to me.

even with this in mind.. does anyone. .have any pyramid opinions or experieces that i should hear

thanks in advance for replies
-wolves10
www.apogeetek.com
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  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited December 2002
    they look exactly like the jensen drivers, is there a design on the dust caps?
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    your still on eh...
    yeah there is a design.. just says pyramid originals.. 250w.. and a logo thats it..

    oh and how much does it matter if this is 4ohm and the reciever says 6-8 ohm
    its fine with the one im using now, but i might move the reciever to a different amp from time to time.. which is 6-8 ohm
    does it really matteR?
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited December 2002
    it could in the long run, ohh well, i never heard em - sure they sound nice, dont let people on here tell u different - specs do add up, ohm is ohm, if ohms dont match....then it dont match, if the speakers sound good to you, then dont let no one tell u different
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    yeah of course...
    just one of the things that gets me peeved..
    they hear a name. they've never heard of it.. they dismiss it
    i told a friend about polk.. they never heard of it.. said it sucked..
    its just incredible how much things revolve around brand names in clothing audio/visual.. you name it i guess... look at me.. never heard the pyramid name but i used them anyway.. doesnt matter what people say.. they sound great..

    still though. on the issue of impedance..
    i heard the lower it is the more heat there is.. thats about it..
    anyone else know anything more about impedance i guess i need a lesson on it
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • scottvamp
    scottvamp Posts: 3,277
    edited December 2002
    Pyramid has been around for a long time. They are junk. Were created for people who did not no much about the booming car audio industry in the early 90's. They created stuff like the "clear subwoofer". Made amps and speakers - all pretty much crap. I think ratshack picked them up at one time. Same department as Audiovox and Sparkomatic.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    The pro-audio drivers aren't *bad*. I don't think I'll ever own any Pyramid gear.

    Car audio, agreed Scott, pure junk, not worth the box they sell it in.

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    you might be right..
    but im pretty happy with my pyramids that, btw, i got for free..

    i mean all you guys might have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on your home entertainment.. i didnt, and i guess it shows.. but to me it sounds really good and im happy with them. these drivers werent for car audio, says on the box home audio but either way im fine with them
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    edited December 2002
    Hey, free gear is GREAT gear, period.

    Got any pics of the rig? I'd like a peek.

    Cheers,
    Rooster
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    yeah i've got a picture of them all
    oh and heres a picture of my speakers...
    the red, smaller ones are my rear speakers

    red suspension 150 w - woofer 30hz - 4khz
    dome tweeters.. im really not sure what these are, when i had them given to me, no box, nothing.. all i know is that they've stood up pretty well at high volumes for clarity and stuff

    purple suspension 250w - woofer 50hz - 4khz
    tweeters 4khz - 20khz (i think.. no box but it says on the back of the tweeter.. haven't seen it in a while.. its around there somewhere)

    subwoofer
    200W Active 20hz - 200hz

    centre
    CSi30 look at polkaudio.com if interested

    --seems like a pretty mixed and matched setup.. but thats becasue i got the drivers and crossovers for the surrounds for free.. so i constructed the cases themselves with some wood lying around
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited December 2002
    lol, if u get ur polk cs400i for 10 dollars instead of 400, does it make it ne worse than the 400 dollar one? lmao
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    yeah for sure..
    i think you posted that in the wrong thread though
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited December 2002
    yes, yes i did

    BUT THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME!:lol::lol:
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • yoeddy
    yoeddy Registered User Posts: 140
    edited December 2002
    Are those 'carpeted' enclosures? Pyramid has always been a Pawn Shop special that seems to be available in every Pawn Shop I've ever been to.
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    no i made the cases myself.. but im not sure where the actual drivers and tweeters and crossovers came from.. friend of mine gave them to me
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited December 2002
    actually come to think of it.. i might write a how-to.. for apogeetek.com
    i think i might have pictures of the different steps i took to make them.. if i get around to it.
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • brettw22
    brettw22 Posts: 7,618
    edited December 2002
    Originally posted by MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    lol, if u get ur polk cs400i for 10 dollars instead of 400, does it make it ne worse than the 400 dollar one? lmao

    Sid, if you're gonna make a comment like this, keep it apples to apples......you can't compare a Polk speaker to a Rat Shack speaker and try to say that it's just an added bonus that you got it for less money..........come on.........
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  • wolves10
    wolves10 Posts: 71
    edited January 2003
    true true, ratshack speakers arent anywhere as good as polk but again, I'm happy :D
    -wolves10
    www.apogeetek.com
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited January 2003
    bret, i was being sarcastic..
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • brettw22
    brettw22 Posts: 7,618
    edited January 2003
    Originally posted by MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    bret, i was being sarcastic..

    I caught that, but GENERALLY sarcasm is supposed to be funny........ ;)
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  • MxStYlEpOlKmAn
    MxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited January 2003
    just because it dont make u laugh....dont mean i dont laugh..LOL!
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • brettw22
    brettw22 Posts: 7,618
    edited January 2003
    I suppose......oh.....and thanks for the return of the relentless LOL's.......:rolleyes:
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  • TrappedUnder Ice
    TrappedUnder Ice Posts: 975
    edited January 2003
    Those speakers remind me of the "WHITE VAN" specials.... Just an observation ;-)