Blaupunkt's iPod boom box is also car subwoofer

Blaupunkt set to release Velocity-2-Go portable music system for MP3 players. It double as a subwoofer for your car.

photo of Blaupunkt Velocity-2-Go portable music system
Velocity-2-Go portable music system and car subwoofer all photos by Blaupunkt

Car audio veterans Blaupunkt have plans to release a new iPod-ready portable music system that can double as a subwoofer for your car. It's a decent bet that the sound quality will be quite good, but to be effective as a car subwoofer, it will likely weigh a ton. It uses a rechargeable battery with an optional in-car dock and is said to deliver 60 watts of maximum power (30 watts RMS). The MP3 player input is simply a stereo minijack input, so don't expect this thing to actually charge or integrate with your iPod.

Photo of top of Blaupunkt Velocity-2-Go
Requisite iPod shot.

Along with the minijack input, it also includes standard RCA inputs, high-level speaker inputs, an 18dB active crossover and silk dome neodymium tweeters. The Velocity-2-Go system is set to ship in a few weeks and will come in two flavors: one with 5.25-inch woofers and the other with 6.25-inch woofers, retailing at $399 and $449 respectively.

Photo of the back of the Blaupunkt Velocity-2-Go
I suspect the high-level speaker inputs are behind those two doors. The fact that there's a fuse built into this thing makes me nervous and excited.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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