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gnesterenko
04-12-2011, 09:39 PM
Item(s) for Sale:

Alpine PLT-5 250RMS powered subwoofer

Item(s) Description/Condition:

# amplified subwoofer system with Linear Array Transducer (LAT) technology
# six 5-inch woofer cones in Ultra Reflex subwoofer box
# Alpine PDX 250-watt RMS digital amplifier
# variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
# bass boost (0-12 dB @ 45 Hz) with wired remote control
# subsonic filter (15 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
# phase control (0, 180 degrees)
# speaker- and preamp-level inputs
# 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended
# 21-5/8"W x 13-3/8"H x 8-7/8"D1 x 6-3/16"D2
# 47 lbs

Detailed Link: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VDFU1O2ZYb8/p_500PLT5/Alpine-PLT-5-br-LAT-Subwoofer-System.html

These got a lot of flak for powered subwoofers, but from personal use over almost 2 years, this thing is perfect entry level sub for someone who just wants a no-hassle install without needing to worry about a separate amp. Plenty loud, never over-driven, and always crossed-over in the 80-85Hz region.

Functionality: 10/10
Cosmetic: 6/10

Runs perfectly, but has seen better days in terms of looks. A bit dusty and does have a few very minor scuffs on the chassis - nothing to affect function at all. The only thing I could find wrong with it: the side panel hiding the wiring connections snaps on to the sub using 8 plastic snap pieces/clips - of these 3 have broken. This doesn't impact how secure the side panel is - stays on there just fine. See pictures.

Price:

$230 OBO shipped. A bit on the high side, but this thing is heavy, and shipping is pricey.
$180 OBO for local pickup.


Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information:

Got it new and have been the only owner, running it for a bit over a year in my old car. Got rid of the car and upgrading to something with a little more power for my next build, so no reason to hold on to it.

Can also include an amplifier power kit (power/ground/fuse/turn on lead - no RCA) for an extra $10 if you want.

Local obviously easier/faster/preferred. Otherwise will ship with USPS. Payment through PayPal Gift STRONGLY preferred unless local, then cash of course.


Item Pictures:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9043/alpineplt5main.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4687/alpineplt5front.jpg
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/4800/alpineplt5front2.jpg
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/8602/alpineplt5back.jpg
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/5731/alpineplt5side.jpg
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/7794/alpineplt5iowithcover.jpg
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9058/alpineplt5sidewithoutco.jpg
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8466/alpineplt5iowithoutcove.jpg
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4165/alpineplt5sidepanel.jpg

Bettr n' Revrse
04-12-2011, 09:43 PM
Ive heard that these things get pretty loud...

ejschultz
04-12-2011, 09:51 PM
Man, if that was the PLV-7, I'd be all over that. Still, I'm thinking about it. I bet it'd be a downgrade from the 15" Type R I'm running now, but I'm sure it takes up a hell of a lot less space. Would you say it plays pretty clean?

nateberrier
04-12-2011, 11:38 PM
That is the coolest ******* thing ever

gnesterenko
04-12-2011, 11:42 PM
PLT-7 you mean :P. Yeah, I almost pulled the trigger on that one but ended up buying this one. Money was tight, and I figured the PLT-7 would be too powerful for my speaker set up.... I was right actually, 500RMS would have been far too much competing against the 200RMS of mid/high range I had set up. It does play clean, so long as you don't abuse it of course :P. I never pushed it past half-way on the gain dial and as I said, kept it around 85 Hz for the cutoff (I realize it would seem otherwise from the photo - changed it to the 'recommended' settings... manual was telling me to set the crossover at 115 even, but that just scared me). Never pushed the Bass EQ up either. It rattled my car non-the less and I had no issue turning heads with the windows down. On top of that, I am a bass-head... listened to a lot of metal/trance/ DUBSTEP... always clear. But because I was afraid to push it too hard (and for all I know, it could have gotten even louder with no problem, I just try to take care of my gear) it never reached the true volumes and frequency response I was looking for (dubstep = sub 35Hz)

Plenty of complements from friends though - apparently I had the best sounding car... just they WAIT till I get my REAL system into my new ride, only a few of them know what a real system should sound like - I look forward to educating the rest on the subject. All that said, soundwise, I certainly wouldn't downgrade from the 15", unless space was a concern. I have never heard a Type R so I can't say how they would compare in terms of sound quality. But I would imagine that the 15" can get down a lot lower and probably push a little more air while its at it

ejschultz
04-13-2011, 10:31 AM
Yeah, you're probably right. I think the PLT-5 is about equivalent to two 10s while the PLV-7 (and yes, it is PLV, not PLT Alpine PLV-7 LAT Subwoofer System Powered hatchback subwoofer at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-6kZoHdwPsqF/p_500PLV7/Alpine-PLV-7-br-LAT-Subwoofer-System.html)) is equivalent to two 12s. I looked into these about 5 years ago when they were new, I just couldn't drop the cash at that point.

gnesterenko
04-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Ak! You're right. I stand corrected... PLV it is.

ejschultz
04-13-2011, 12:16 PM
I've got some playing around with the positioning of my sub in my Jeep. If I can't get it how I want it, I'll be hitting you up if you still have this. I don't know if anyone else has had issues with ZJs, but I've had like 4 different subs in there and none of them seem to be able to play low frequencies. I'm starting to think it's the Jeep and not the subs I've tried. Regardless, I'll be hitting you up if I can't get my sub to sound better.

gnesterenko
04-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Got a few inquiries, but no deal just yet. Bump it to the top.



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"The views expressed here are mine and do not reflect the official opinion of my employer or the organization through which the Internet was accessed."

gnesterenko
04-17-2011, 11:52 AM
Sunday morning bump

gnesterenko
04-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Monday morning and no bites. Lets drop the shipped price to $230 and see if that changes...

ejschultz
04-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Would you be willing to trade for my Type R 15 in it's sealed box?

gnesterenko
04-18-2011, 11:30 AM
Sorry, got my eye on a Shiva X2 and actually got a sale pending on that at the moment, so mostly cash. Although an Optima Yellowtop 35D + a bit of cash would be a great trade for me...

ejschultz
04-18-2011, 11:36 AM
I was thinking about picking up a Shiva X2 for the Jeep too, when they are back in stock this summer. That's one bad sub. I don't have an Optima D35, but I do have a D34/78. It's bigger than the D35, the terminals are flipped around (well, actually the D35 is backwards, the other batteries are normal), it's got side posts, but it's going into my Caprice to replace my D34/78 that decided to cook one of it's cells. Word of advice, if you get one of them, DO NOT jump start that battery if it should die. Trickle charge it every time it needs a charge. You'll cook it otherwise. Take my failure and experience it only vicariously.

gnesterenko
04-18-2011, 12:05 PM
Good to know man... I don't usually deplete my batteries, but it does happen from time to time.... How does one go about trickle charging a battery though without jumping it, say if I happened to have killed it at some mall parking lot...

ejschultz
04-18-2011, 12:27 PM
If it's in a mall parking lot, you might be screwed. You'll need a battery charger that is capable of deep cycle batteries and can do a slow charge at 2 amperes or less. You might be able to push it to a Sears Auto and see if they can trickle charge it for you. Most malls have a Sears and most Sears have a Sears Auto. Don't let yourself get into a situation where you might kill the battery and you won't have to worry about it. I killed mine over the winter because I didn't start my car all winter long. I'm guessing my alarm drained the battery. I usually start it up every couple of weeks in the winter to make sure the battery doesn't die on me, but last winter I got lazy and didn't start it at all for about 2 months. Well, the alarm unlocked my doors, the interior lights came on, but there wasn't enough power to crank the engine. I used my charger in the conventional setting at 75 amp quick charge to jump the car. That was the end of that battery. Back to your FS thread though. Sorry to thread jack that.

gnesterenko
04-18-2011, 12:47 PM
Roger that thanks man. So, still for sale $230 shipped :D

gnesterenko
04-19-2011, 11:42 AM
ttt

MONSONwarrior
04-19-2011, 11:53 AM
I was thinking about picking up a Shiva X2 for the Jeep too, when they are back in stock this summer. That's one bad sub. I don't have an Optima D35, but I do have a D34/78. It's bigger than the D35, the terminals are flipped around (well, actually the D35 is backwards, the other batteries are normal), it's got side posts, but it's going into my Caprice to replace my D34/78 that decided to cook one of it's cells. Word of advice, if you get one of them, DO NOT jump start that battery if it should die. Trickle charge it every time it needs a charge. You'll cook it otherwise. Take my failure and experience it ojunly vicariously.

I jumped my Deka three times this winter because it died and I had no idea about it, so now it rests at 12.3 and pisses me off..

but GLWS OP.

gnesterenko
04-21-2011, 10:59 AM
top the top!

gnesterenko
04-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Almost sold this locally last night, but no dice. Back up top! Make me some offers, kind of want it gone at this point.

dacheatham
04-26-2011, 11:30 AM
If someone would buy my SA8's I would def consider this.

LaserRed38
04-26-2011, 01:01 PM
I always wanted to try one of these, but I wanted the bigger one. I also considered picking up the Tymphany LATs when they were on closeout at PE. I wish I did because I think they had them for like $20 (obviously no enclosure or built in amp) but I had no idea how to mount the dang thing haha!

gnesterenko
04-26-2011, 03:05 PM
seems the 7" are really rare, haven't seen one second market in like, ever. But haven't been actively looking so could be off. Anyway, think about it! Would be willing to come down on the price some (or a bit, if you pay actual shipping)

BIGHAM
04-27-2011, 11:39 AM
what do you mean by alot of "Flak"? Also are you still selling this?

ejschultz
04-27-2011, 12:17 PM
seems the 7" are really rare, haven't seen one second market in like, ever. But haven't been actively looking so could be off. Anyway, think about it! Would be willing to come down on the price some (or a bit, if you pay actual shipping)

Not to get off topic, I saw one on eBay a few months ago for over $400 shipped. The seller claimed it was still new, never used. I almost jumped on it...almost.

gnesterenko
04-28-2011, 10:50 AM
BIGHAM, yes this is still for sale. All reasonable offers entertained.

gnesterenko
04-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Aaaand back up

financethis
05-02-2011, 01:18 PM
free bump

gnesterenko
05-03-2011, 02:32 PM
still here. top the top!

gnesterenko
05-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Still here. Lets try something new. Price is now $150 + actual shipping.

gnesterenko
05-10-2011, 05:07 PM
still here, to the top!

gnesterenko
05-16-2011, 11:47 AM
Price drop to $140 + shipping

gnesterenko
05-17-2011, 10:05 AM
daily bmp

ejschultz
05-17-2011, 10:37 AM
Would you be willing to trade for an Alpine 9835 and the iPod adapter, KCA-420i? The 9835 is pretty nice, the 420i has some marks on it from being mounted. You don't see the 420i though so that shouldn't matter. Let me know.

gnesterenko
05-17-2011, 02:02 PM
Sorry, no need. Rocking an Alpine iDA-X100 for my iPod hookup.

cschnider
05-17-2011, 02:54 PM
PM Sent

ejschultz
05-17-2011, 08:33 PM
Oh well, it was worth a try. :D GLWS.

gnesterenko
05-19-2011, 12:06 PM
To the top!

gnesterenko
05-26-2011, 02:23 PM
price drop: $150 shipped

ace_800
05-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Trade for any of the amps or the Massive sub in my Sig plus cash maybe?

Bettr n' Revrse
05-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Whats the dimensions?

gnesterenko
05-26-2011, 06:00 PM
Sorry all good on amps at the moment.

Dimentions are in the OP, but here they are again just in case:
Width: 21-5/8" (without mounting plates, add another 3 inches or so at the base)
Height: 13-3/8"
Depth @ base: 8-7/8"
Depth @ top: 6-3/16"
Weight: 47 lbs

Bettr n' Revrse
05-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Hmmm not to big

gnesterenko
05-31-2011, 11:19 AM
would love to get rid of this thing!

gnesterenko
06-03-2011, 10:14 AM
bump

gnesterenko
06-07-2011, 12:45 PM
ttt

Bettr n' Revrse
06-07-2011, 12:48 PM
Any trades these days? Lol

gnesterenko
06-07-2011, 05:00 PM
Ugh, I suppose I should entertain something. Don't really need anything car-audio wise at the moment - got all those parts. A high capacity iPod would go a long way (possibly with me even paying you some cash in addition to the sub). Umm, could also be convinced to look into some power tools? I have been looking to get a circular saw, a nice lithium cordless drill. Lets see, what else what else. Oh, if you have any Park Tools bicycle tool sets, also a possibility. Also have been looking to get a new printer since mine is so old, its actually cheaper for me to buy a new one then to replace the ink cartridge... something of the mono-chrome laser vareity, preferably networkable.

gnesterenko
06-15-2011, 09:27 PM
Sold