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    blaupunkt velocity series

    Just picked up a 4-channel amp for $140 shipped on DIYma (Model va4100). Amp looks to be pretty good and what I need. 100x4 and nothing fancy.

    Curious if anyone here has ran one of these amps and what you thought about it.

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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    I thought that blaupunkt made pure garbage?




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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    I thought the same, but I've read some reviews saying this line was very good. The retail price for this amp was near $500. Apparently they were made to compete with the PG Xenon series. I'll write a review when I get mine installed.

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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    I had one of the older (first gen) Velocity amps. It was solid.



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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    Quote Originally Posted by Qbenjamin View Post
    I thought that blaupunkt made pure garbage?
    Quote Originally Posted by bikinpunk View Post
    I thought the same




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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    HAD thought the same.




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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    Quote Originally Posted by Qbenjamin View Post
    I thought that blaupunkt made pure garbage?


    The Velocity amps were produced to target the mid-fi arena and compete with other manufacturer's higher/mid lines. But since most consumers have your view of the brand (Blau = lower end junk), they didn't sell well and Blau consequently sold the remaining stock for pretty low prices.


    Supposedly very solid and nice amplifiers.




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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    How sad
    I read somewhere that the very first car head unit was from Blaupunkt




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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    Just got mine in yesterday. It's pretty robust. Sounds really good. Pumps out power. Has a few features that I thought are cool (not the reason I bought it though):
    1. Powers down when it gets hot, but does not turn off. Just lessens the output until it cools back off.
    2. Has ground loop switches on the bottom. If you have a car that induces noise you can turn this on to kill alt whine, if not then you can leave it off.


    In my situation all I needed was power. I have my processor to do everything else (x-overs in this case). For the money, I feel these are great amps. I think they can be bought for $160 online, though I paid $140 shipped for mine. Also doesn't cause anymore dimming than my previous amp did, but puts out 2.5x the power @ the same impedence. This really brought my Rainbows up to speed, and I have much more clarity and refined sound (especially in the 200-2400hz range). I'll be taking my previous 4-channel and use it bridged on a good set of midranges, but that'll be a few months. For now, a 2-way setup will have to suffice. SQ system, here I come.

    To sum it up, GREAT amp for the money.

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    Edit: $170+ shipping HERE.
    Last edited by bikinpunk; 03-22-2007 at 10:19 AM.



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    Re: blaupunkt velocity series

    The first generation of Velocity amps were indeed solid. IIRC, Those amps incorporated circuitry that was being used in concert gear that would lower THD as output voltage increased or if input voltage decreased.

    For the longest I was looking to pick one up to see if the good reviews were right on the money or marketing hype. Although, I never got around to it.




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