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Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

6-1/2" component speaker system

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  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    CX 160 6-1/2" component speaker system

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Back of woofer with ventilated voice coil

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Blaupunkt CX 160 woofer

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Blaupunkt CX 160 woofer shown with included grille

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    CX 160 tweeter

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Ferrite magnet includes rubber cover and voice coil ventilation

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Included crossover with cover removed

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Screw attachment on included grilles

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Side view of woofer

  • Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

    Vent slots in basket dissipate heat to keep the voice coil cooler

 

Our take on the Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

by Dave Delamere
Blaupunkt

Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

More science than magic

Nothing up the sleeve here! Blaupunkt's Blue Magic CX 160 component speakers offer high-end construction and materials at an affordable price. The woofer's rigid injected polypropylene (IPP) cone works with its rubber surround to deliver extended excursion for stronger mids and lows. You can install each adjustable 1" PEI tweeter up closer to your listening position, so you get the full effect of the vibrant highs in your music. With a little work, these components will give you a big jump in sound quality over your tired factory speakers.

The CX 160's design includes more ventilation to draw heat away from the voice coil on the woofer, so it'll handle handle higher power from an amp while still being efficient enough to work with a car stereo. The in-line crossovers ensure smooth imaging, so you enjoy the full depth of your music. You can flush- or surface-mount the tweeters, so you can create the best possible soundstage and still keep the installation neat.

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Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 woofer grilles
  • 6-1/2" injected polypropylene woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" PEI dome tweeter
  • black steel basket
  • ventilated voice coil for heat dissipation
  • power range: 2-62 watts RMS (260 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • 3-ohm impedance works with a factory radio, an aftermarket car stereo, or an amplifier
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • metal 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
Speaker Size
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6 1/2
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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Dome
Tweeter Composition
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PEI
Woofer Composition
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Injected Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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92 dB
Frequency Response
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40 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-62
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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260
Impedance (Ohms)
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3
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5 5/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two tweeters (with attached 5" length of speaker wire)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Flush mount retaining rings
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 1-1/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Four 5/8" Flat-head screws
  • Manual
  • Template

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Size Note: Although the woofer is classified as a 6-1/2, the cutout required to mount it is larger than most other 6-1/2s; please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

Woofer Magnet Cover: Each woofer has a rubber cover over the magnet. This cover is removable, useful when installing the speaker in tight mounting applications.

Note: The speaker measurements in "Features and Specs" were taken with the rubber cover removed; including the cover, the woofer's dimensions are:

  • Mounting Depth: 2.293"
  • Magnet Diameter: 3.38"

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeter can be flush mounted, surface mounted, or surface mounted at an angle using the included adapters. The tweeter comes mounted in the flush mount housing, the angled surface mount housing is included, and combining the top of the angled housing and the bottom of the flush housing creates the standard surface mount housing. The angled housing surface mounts the tweeter at approximately 45°. Once the tweeter is mounted in any of the housings, it can be angled to optimize imaging.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.35" 1.1" 1.65"
Depth 0.75" 0.625" (screw depth) 0.625" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 2.125" 1.825" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.827" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A N/A 1.81"
Frame Length N/A N/A 1.84"

Crossovers: Input and output wires are attached to the crossovers. The inputs are 8' long with tinned bare wire on the end. The outputs for both the woofer and tweeter are 28" long and are terminated with quick slides for easy connection to the drivers. No crossover point frequency or slope specifications are provided.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 1-7/8"
  • Height: 1"
  • Depth: 1-1/4"
 
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Blaupunkt Blue Magic CX 160

Written By OK, Spring grove il. on Sunday, June 08, 2014
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The components sound great in my 99 Tahoe, But I think Blaupunkt could have added a few small brackets for the tweeters I was able to install them in the same mounting locations were the old one's were WITHOUT any Modification's they fit between the 2 tabs just right I used duct tape to hold them from moving and duct tape to hold crossovers to the door panel ..I hate modifying things when I don't have too.
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great sound ,easy to install
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1 question already asked

These speakers are supposed to fit my 2002 GMCX sierra with Metra 82-3002 snap in bracket. I have the 6 speaker system and the new Blaupunkts are too big to fit the Metra adapters! Any solutions? [ Mark M  Feb 23, 2014 ]
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  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff Staff  Feb 24, 2014 ]

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