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Blaupunkt Plug & Play AmpsAt CES 2008, we take a look at the Blaupunkt Plug & Play Amps, an easy-to-install amplifier that adds sound quality to any car system.
[ music ] ^M00:00:03 [ background music ] >> Hi, I'm Wayne Cunningham with CNET Car Tech. I'm here at 2008 CES, we're in our Car Tech testing lab with the Blaupunkt THA555PNP. This is a car audio amp, and this particular version has five channels, fifty five watts per channel, which will, and it's a digital amp too so this will give you a good boost to your car audio sound, and it will also clean up the sound. It'll make it probably a lot nicer than your existing car audio sound. It installs pretty quickly. I just watched an installation by one of the Blaupunkt professionals here, and it was quick and easy. This thing was in place in about five minutes. I'll show you a quick demo of this, of how it was installed. We've got our car, we've got our car head unit here, and I've got some of the dash taken apart already, and this thing is unscrewed. But you know, this isn't too difficult to take apart. And all we did is pulled out the car stereo, pulled off some of the radio harnesses on back of the car stereo, plugged in a special harness that Blaupunkt provides with this amp. And that has a T intersection, and so that can plus into your existing car stereo head unit. Really nice, easy installation. These plugs just are all, modular plugs just plug right into the back of the unit. It's got some other ports here, so a little more flexibility if you want to add speakers, custom speakers, or a sub-woofer. You know, you can start kind of piecemeal upgrading your car audio system if you want to get better sound. The price is only five hundred and forty nine dollars for, this is sort of the big daddy of their lineup of this THAPNP series. They've got a number of other units with fewer channels, different wattages. So you have some selection about what exactly do you want to put in. ^M00:01:45 [ music ] ^M00:01:50 [ background music ] So that's the Blaupunkt THA555PNP car amp. ^M00:01:55 [ music ]