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Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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  • Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

    Blaupunkt's affordable 5-1/4" speakers are a great option to replace factory speakers

  • Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

    Blaupunkt's GTx 542 DE 5-1/4" speaker shown with the grille

  • Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

    Blaupunkt's GTx 542 DE 5-1/4" speaker shown without the grille

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    Included installation hardware

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    View of speaker magnet and speaker terminals

 

Our take on the Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

by Dave Delamere
Blaupunkt

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.

Get your soundstage back. Blaupunkt's GTx 542 DE 5-1/4” speakers offer the sonic clarity you want for your music at a budget-friendly price. They're a great option when you want to replace factory speakers that have lost their "stage presence."

The GTx 542 DE 5-1/4” speakers use injected polypropylene (IPP) woofers for lively midrange and low-frequency response. Their 2-way speaker design also includes 1" Mylar dome tweeters which deliver all the details and ambience in your music. The speakers' low profile enables you to install them behind the factory grilles in many vehicles, but they also include stylish protective grilles for custom installations. 

Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • injected polypropylene woofer with foam surround
  • 1" Mylar dome tweeter
  • black steel basket
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Injected Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Foam
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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91 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response
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70 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-40
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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180
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 1/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 11/16
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12' Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Manual
  • Template

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4 out of 5

sweet

Written By Anonymous, Wichita on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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These little two ways live up to my expectations and then some, really just needed to replace the front speakers in my wife's ride do to a blown mid, they sound great not sure if they would hold up to an and but pleased with three purchase.
Pros:
Easy install, well built and met many expectations in sound quality.
Cons:
None so far.
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4 out of 5

Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

Written By CoreyB, Salt Lake City on Monday, January 20, 2014
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They are good little speakers with a good sound. They are probably best used as tweeters or mid ranges given their size.
Pros:
Good clean higher note sound.
Cons:
They don't fit the space well on Dodge trucks, the old speakers were way bigger than these despite them being on the reccomended list for this particular vehicle. Not a good speaker to put bass out.
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