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Blaupunkt Debuts High Power Velocity Speaker Line

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Coaxials and component systems featuring 3-inch voice coils and extraordinary power handling for extreme SPL installations

Blaupunkt has introduced the new Velocity line of “high horsepower” coaxial and component full range speakers. The line includes five coaxial models and three component sets that feature rugged cast aluminum baskets, woven fiber cones, oversized voice coils, and high-energy magnets to meet the needs of the most demanding autosound enthusiast.

The Blaupunkt Velocity speakers employ extremely large 3-inch voice coils and massive magnets to provide excellent power handling, great sound quality, and very high SPL levels. All models include attractive perforated metal grilles, heavy-duty aluminum cast baskets that resist deformation and resonance at all power levels, and sturdy front-mount screws for extremely sturdy and simple installation. Polypropylene magnet caps are provided for improved cosmetics and superior protection, but are removable for ease of installation.

Each Velocity full-range speaker features a woven fiberglass woofer that provides the look of carbon fiber without the adverse flexing of CF materials. The 1-inch silk dome tweeters feature a two–layer Kapton voice coil and high power neodymium magnet. On coaxial models, this tweeter is completely flush with the mounting plate for improved reliability and protection, while component systems include multiple mounting cups for a variety of tweeter installation options.

The Blaupunkt Velocity coaxial and component speakers will be available in February. Coaxial models will be available in sizes ranging from 5-1/4 inch to 6 x 9 inches, with suggested retail prices of $159.95 to $189.95, depending on size. Velocity component systems will be available with 5-1/4, 6.5, or 6.6-inch “oversize” woofers, each with a suggested retail price of $189.95 per set.

Blaupunkt, the mobile electronics division of The Robert Bosch Corporation, designs and manufactures high quality and high performance car audio, video and navigation products for sale worldwide. For Blaupunkt dealer locations and product information, call 1(800)
950-BLAU [2528] or visit the company’s web site at < www.blaupunktusa.com>.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs more than 23,300 associates in more than 80 facilities throughout North America and reported sales of $6.6 billion in 2003. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

For specifications and high resolution image files, please visit http://www.gspr.com/blau/vel_spkr.html

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