Blaupunkt GTx542

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

Item #: 023GTX542

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Why listen to your old factory speakers when an affordable upgrade is within reach? Blaupunkt combines modern design and high reliability to create the value-priced GT series speaker line. GTx542 speakers buff up the bass and perfect the treble, so your music sounds great and car trips become a rare treat.

The GTx542 5-1/4" speakers feature titanium-injected polypropylene woofers that deliver accurate, full-bodied sound. You'll hear and feel deep bass even if you don't have a subwoofer. The Mylar semi-dome tweeters reproduce the vocal and instrumental details smoothly and cleanly.

Give your car's stereo system a new lease on life — Blaupunkt's GTx542 speakers bring back all the sounds that your old factory speakers miss. Grilles are included.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • titanium-injected polypropylene woofer with treated foam surround
  • 1" Mylar semi-dome tweeter
  • designer grilles
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (170 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

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4 star product, 5 star price

Written By Sean, Lynn, MA on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Don't see how you can do any better for the price, quick upgrade for blown speaker when short on cash and I am very happy with them

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Written By Brian, Warrensburg, Missouri on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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Exellent product, sounds much better than the factory speakers in my pontiac vibe. There really isn't much bass but I have a sub so its okay.

Great Value

Written By DaddySS, Bergen county, NJ on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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I installed these to replace the factory speakers in my Jeep Cherokee and what a difference. Excellent sound quality, easy install, huge difference and well worth the money.

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Written By Jennifer, Richmond, VA on Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Not a lot of bass but great price and is a vast improvement on my old factory speakers! (I wont know their full potential until I replace the head unit!)

Great for the price

Written By Mathew, Kendallville, IN on Saturday, September 20, 2008

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I bought the Blaupunkt GTx542 to replace the OEM speakers in my 1997 Chevy Silverado Z71. They make a heck of a difference. I couldn't have asked more for the price I paid.

You get what you pay for

Written By Ed, staten island, NY on Saturday, August 30, 2008

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for the price these are amazing speakers, excellent sound quality and they get extremely loud without distorting. Ofcourse the bass is lacking but this is only for the mids and highs.

I would highly recommend these for the back speaker set and get a good pair for the front, u wont be dissapointed. And if you need bass there's only one way to go and thats a subwoofer. You can buy the most expensive set of speakers and the bass wont be as good as if you put in the cheapest sub out there so keep that in mind

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Written By blue oval, Houston, Tx on Friday, August 29, 2008

nice speakers, sound loud and clear. Bad thing is the bass. You can barely
hear it. I isntalled speaker baffels and still no bass. I recomend these if you
only want mids and highs.

The car no speaker's fit

Written By geoffroy, Atlanta, GA on Friday, July 25, 2008

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I replaced the door speakers on the 1996 Toyota Landcruiser with these Gtx542 and they sound great, esp for the money. Crutchfield's guide came
up w no speakers fitting, but I took a chance on these. The had to top mount the back speakers. My only con is the speaker grills are ugly.

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Written By denise, Haverford ,PA on Thursday, November 22, 2007

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I brought these to replace the speakers in my Mercury Mountanier .
Poor sound quality , bass is very poor , speakers sound flat even though I tried to adjust my equalizer on my deck . Just dissapointing . I will not buy another Blaupunkt pair of speakers .

Replacement for Rear 2001 SuperCrew

Written By Ryan, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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I was not very happy over with these speakers. They are okay for their price, but I still expected more from the manufacture. Comes in pretty clear, but the bass is not what I expected. The stock speakers gave better base that these do. If you plan on putting in a sub woofer, than these are fine. But if you want base without the woofer, don't get these.

factory replacement for F-150 supercrew

Written By Ben, Phenix City, AL on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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I replaced factory 6x8 front door speakers in a 2007 F-150 Supercrew with these and I was disapointed. I had better sound with the factory. I wanted better sound than factory without spending a fortune but this was not it.

1997 Jeep Cherokee Rear Panel

Written By Sudhir, Berrien County, MI on Friday, May 25, 2007

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Excellent speakers at an excellent price!! Purchased these to replace the factory speakers on my 1997 jeep. The mids and highs are extremely clear - and there is not too much bass - perfect for the kind of music I listen to.

Instruction sheets and tech support from Crutchfield helped me install these speakers all by myself - and this was my first time I have ever changed/installed speakers!


1998 Dodge Caravan - Front Install

Written By Michael, Winder, GA on Thursday, March 29, 2007

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I installed those the front of my wifes Dodge Caravan. Compared to the Factory Speakers its a great improvement. the highs and mids are clearer now and it added a little bass to it. They are pretty loud to, such as I can barely hear the rears anymore so I have to change those out soon too. But overall I am very satisfied with the price and the product. Would definetly buy them again

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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 11.75' lengths of speaker wire (each length of speaker wire has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Manual
  • Template sheet

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Injected Polypropylene Cones: The injected polypropylene cones are lightweight and mechanically rigid, allowing the speakers to play louder with less power. Acoustically inert, the cones do not "color" the sound of the music, giving you accurate musical reproduction. Each woofer uses a foam surround.

1" Mylar Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1" Mylar semi-dome tweeter for clean, accurate highs.

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