Pyle PLATV550BT Tornado Waterproof Off-road Speaker Review
If you are considering installing a speaker system on your off-road vehicle, we would advise you to go for an all-terrain ATV speaker tube. These speakers are built for outdoor use and have robust housings. They have great sound thanks to weatherproof drivers and built-in amps.
In this segment, we are going to analyze the features and design of the Pyle Tornado PLATV550BToff-road speaker. It is a rugged ATV audio tube with Bluetooth, AUX and in-unit amplification. It is the perfect speaker to install on ATVs, UTVs, RVs, tractors and ORVs.
We will divide out discussion into 2 parts : technology and design, and sound quality.
Pyle PLATV550BT Tornado ATV Speaker Tube – Premium ATV Speaker :
Technology And Design :
The Pyle PLATV550BT has a heavy-duty waterproof enclosure. It has an IP44 marine grade rating. It means it is protected from solid objects bigger than 1 mm in diameter such as wires. It is also protected against water sprays from any angle. In short, the Tornado is fully fortified against dust, dirt, pebbles, water, slush, snow and sunlight. The gadget has a specially engineered tube for maximum sound output. It produces full-range stereo sound with a 2-way dual speaker system. The speaker is designed for universal vehicle mounting. It has a system-to-vehicle mounting belt, zip ties, metal clamps and other hardware to secure it to a vehicle. It easily fits bar and tubes on ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, jet skies, 4x4s, tractors and snowmobiles. The speaker has Bluetooth 3.0 technology and works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices like phones, tablets, iPods, iPhones, etc. You can directly stream songs on apps like Spotify and Pandora. Bluetooth range is 30+ feet. For non-Bluetooth devices, the speaker has a 3.5mm AUX input port. You can send audio from MP3 players through an audio cable using this jack. When you turn on the power on the speaker, Bluetooth is automatically activated. When you plug a device into the AUX port, Bluetooth automatically gets disconnected. The Pyle Tornado is a powered speaker. It has its own integrated amplifier with a max power output of 500 watts. The system can be hard-wired or powered by the vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket. The speaker includes a wired remote control. You can use it to play and pause the track, adjust the volume and skip songs. There are 2 indicators on the remote to show different statuses. The speaker comes with a leather carrying pouch for keeping small devices like iPods and smart phones. It guards your gadgets from dust and water. The package includes the speaker tube, mounting hardware, a leather carrying bag, an in-line remote and a user manual. The Pyle PLATV550BT has a black plastic body with strong grilles in front of the speakers. The housing measures 26.55 inches (width) x 10.35 inches (height) x 7.75 inches (depth). It weighs 18.62 lbs.
Sound Quality :
The Pyle Tornado PLATV550BT projects clear and immersive audio. It has a 2-way configuration with dual speakers for maximum slam. It is equipped with a pair of 6.5 inch poly injection cone woofers and a pair of 1.5 inch soft dome HP diaphragm tweeters. They produce rich sound with distinct vocals and crisp instruments. The woofer pumps out booming bass while the tweeter reproduces splendid high notes. The gadget has a peak power output of 500 watts (250 watts for each speaker), and a continuous RMS power output of 250 watts (125 watts for each speaker). The drivers are powered by an in-unit 2-channel amp. It has a maximum power handling capacity of 500 watts. It is a high-quality Class AB amplifier. Class AB amps are more efficient than Class A amps. Their circuits are specially designed to lower distortions and enhance output and sound quality. So, with the Pyle tube speakers, you can be sure there will be no annoying distortions. Frequency response of the system is 45 Hz to 25 kHz and signal-to-noise ratio is 90 dB.
Key Features :
- IP44-rated weatherproof ATV speaker tube with built-in 500-watt Class AB 2-channel amp.
- 2-way dual speaker system, Bluetooth, AUX input, wired remote control.
- Two 6.5 inch poly injection cone woofers, two 1.5 inch soft dome HP diaphragm tweeters.
- Universal vehicle mounting capability, includes complete mounting equipment, leather device carrying bag.
Marine speaker systems can also be used as off-road audio system. Read our review on the same.