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Blaupunkt GTA 2 Special

2-channel car amplifier — 60 watts RMS x 2

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About the Blaupunkt GTA 2 Special

Blaupunkt GTA 2 Special amplifier

Enjoy lots of power and superb sound, all wrapped up in a sleek case that'll inject some style into your car audio system. Blaupunkt's GTA 2 Special 2-channel car amplifier dishes out 60 watts RMS per channel, a good choice for driving a pair of full-range speakers or components. Switch this amp over to mono mode, and you can run a subwoofer with up to 160 watts RMS. You can adjust the built-in frequency filters to get the most out of your speakers, while the bass boost will kick up the lows when the craving for bass strikes you.

Product highlights:

  • 2-channel car amplifier
  • 60 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (85 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • 160 watts RMS x 1 bridged (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • adjustable high- and low-pass filters (50-250 Hz)
  • adjustable bass boost (0-12 dB at 60 Hz)
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • fuse rating: 25A x 1
  • 10"W x 2-1/4"H x 9-11/16"D
  • warranty: none (Crutchfield's 60-day satisfaction guarantee applies)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AAV-GTA2SPECIAL
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What's in the box:

  • Two channel amplifier
  • One 25-amp ATO fuse (installed)
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ German/ French/ Spanish/ 18 other languages)

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Crutchfield customer from King, NC on 5/14/2017

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Very versatile amp. Its small in size and sized perfectly for my system.

Pros: Size and versatility

Cons: Screw terminals are weak. I broke the separator between the power and ground, I just applied too much force.

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Great Amp for the price

Jeffrey from Lynchburg, VA on 5/1/2017

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Awesome amp for the price.

Pros: Cheap Price, reputable company, great sound quality

Cons: Not very powerful

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Jose from Rio Grande Puerto Rico on 4/27/2017

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Great amp for the money

Pros: Good bump for the money

Cons: Little bit of noise from speakers but can live with it

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Ok for the $

Tony from Virginia on 4/24/2017

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Not bad for the money. Did have trouble with noise coming through to speakers

Pros: Price

Cons: Noise filtering

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Excellent low-price bump

Gary from Missouri on 4/17/2017

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The quality you would expect from Blaupunkt! I connected this amp to a single sub and it works like it should. Definitely excellent "Bump for the Buck".

Pros: High quality with all the power, and sound quality, you need to drive a sub or two. Easy control adjustments to customize the Bump.

Cons: Very poor instruction/owners manual, but simple to figure out.

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inexpensive amp

TJ from San Angelo Texas on 4/17/2017

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Great little amp and you cant beat the price.

Pros: Awesome price

Cons: None yet

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Great amp, for the price!

DWAYNE from Atlanta, GA on 4/2/2017

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Woke up my Rockford Fosgate Prime 6x9's

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R.Smith from Middle, TN on 3/26/2017

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Great amplifier for the money. Running my pioneer 6x9 door speakers in my 93 Dodge D350 and all I can say is WOW what a difference! Perfect for my specific RMS. Does not overheat even when cranking up the volume. Suited my needs perfectly and made my set up rock! Easily drows out my Diesel engine and any road noise. Don't hesitate as long as your not needing gobs of power.

Pros: Price, Easy Hook Up, Old School Look, Great for Light Application

Cons: ZERO

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 2/5/2017

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got my old bazooka pounding again

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Blaupunkt GTA 2 Special

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 1/30/2017

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excellent product......

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Victor from Guaynabo, PR on 1/17/2017

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Fast delivery, great price and easy installation. I use it to substitute a similar amplifier that got fried. Is working great.

Pros: Great Price!

Cons: None

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Nice Amplifier

Alan from Chillicothe, MO on 1/8/2017

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Using amplifier to push a POLK AUDIO 8in subwoofer. Very nice, clean sound. The amplifier appears well made and solid. Thank you , Crutchfield...

Pros: Easy to set-up and adjust.

Cons: None so far...

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Christopher from Royersford, PA on 12/15/2016

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Love the product and the team really helped me out in a jam on picking it out and making sure it will work for what I need.

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Crutchfield customer from Artesia, NM on 11/30/2016

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The amp that was send to me looked used or off the shelf. It had soda stains, grease on the bottom and scratches next to the fuse. Even though the product was wasn't that expensive, I still expected to have new product. Other than that, the amp does great. Good bass sounds through my subwoofer.

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Crutchfield response on 12/8/2016
All products that Crutchfield sells as new items are purchased from our vendor partners as new stock. One of our Car Product Specialists, Carl, gave us permission to send this customer a new amp at no cost to him. Carl also followed up on the inventory for this Blaupunkt amp to make sure we have them properly marked.

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Great amp for the price

Joseph L from Greenwood, IN on 11/28/2016

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Easily wired up on to a wall for the amp and crossovers I was using to power a pair of midbass speakers in the rear deck of my BMW. Can't complain about price and install ease. Blaupunkt is a known brand, so I wasn't worried about that part of it. Amp is heavy and large for the power output. I'm sure hoping that translates in to long life with quality components inside. I haven't touched it to see how warm it gets under load, but I'm not overly concerned. The passthrough was a must have for me, and the HPF as well. I'm still playing with it a little bit to get it just so, but it drives the speakers I bought it for quite well.

Pros: Price

Cons: Size (large for the power output)

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Amp

Richard from Cody, Wy on 10/9/2016

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Got a Gift Card and free shipping! Great amp to run sub. Made stereo system sound awesome. Highly recommend this amp for your system.

Pros: Easy hook up

Cons: None

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Should have bought a better amp

Smixon from Fort Worth, TX on 9/15/2014

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Yes this is an ok amp for under 100 bucks. However, if you want something that is going to last longer than a year than you need to spend the extra bucks and get a better brand. Or you could just keep buying cheapies?

Pros: Cheap price! That's it!

Cons: Cheaply built! Constantly overheats even with fans blowing directly on it and gain set to halfway. Measured sub impedance and it is 4.02 ohms. Checked voltage drop across power cables and remote line and voltage drop is less than .1V. This amp just gives out under use!

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Big Bang for my Buck!

JKissell from Weiser, ID on 2/15/2013

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I have this Amp installed in my 91 Ford Escort Pony, i have it running two Rockford Fosgate P1572 5x7 full range speakers. very simple to hook up even with out the instructions (mine did not come with any paperwork , it was bought brand new from this site) for what you pay it feels just right and dose a tremendous job putting out the power and quality of sound to make any speakers sound incredible.fits under the seat and even has enough room to be out of the way if you have a passenger in the back seat. i have been using this device for abut two months now and have had no problems with it.

Pros: Great power, Dials right in for perfect sound out of my speakers, small

Cons: Did not come with instructions, but who needs them it was simple to set up.

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Great amp

Alex from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/11/2012

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I have this amp in my 1991 Subaru, powering two 6.5" and two 5-1/4" speakers in parallel. Sound is clear and gets painfully loud without distortion. It's too big to fit properly under my seat and feels cheaply made, but it works very well and is easy to set up. The manual that comes with it is a bit useless, but there's plenty of information on Crutchfield's research section if you need help.

Pros: Inexpensive, stays cool, powers all 4 of my speakers, sounds great, all of the controls I need

Cons: feels cheap, sort of big, useless instruction manual

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Controls

Level Control: rotary gain control; continuously variable from 300 mV to 8 V

Crossover Mode: three position switch; Low Pass, Full (crossover is bypassed), High Pass

High Pass Crossover Frequency: continuously variable from 50 to 250 Hz

Low Pass Crossover Frequency: continuously variable from 50 to 250 Hz

Bass Boost: rotary control; 0-12 dB; centered at 60 Hz

Connections

Power/Ground: screw terminals; 0.5" wide, 8 gauge wire recommended

Remote Turn-on: screw terminal; 0.35" wide

Speaker Terminals: two pair of screw terminals; 0.35" wide

Line Level Input: one pair of stereo RCA jacks

Line Level Output: one pair of stereo RCA jacks

Fuse: one 25-amp ATO fuse

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Purchased as a gift, after install wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Seems to cut out once I get to half power on my car stereo. [ Nitrojunkie  May 14, 2017 ]
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Cheap price [ B  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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Price [ WILFREDO  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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Familiar with Blaupunkt, my subwoofer amp died. Name brand at a great price. [ Bob  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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Good price and I trust Crutchfield. [ ELVIN  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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I only have one subwoofer so this is perfect. [ Sean  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Cheap amp for my golf cart. [ Aaron  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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cheapest available amp that fit my needs [ david  Mar 02, 2017 ]
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Price was very attractive BUT it's gift for my daughter.... Trusted brand back in the late 80's and OEM for a lot of European car manufacturers. So for the price I just couldn't pass it up.... I have 60 days to work it out!!! [ MAURICE  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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Great specs and price! [ Eddie  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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I liked the specs and the price and Blaupunkt is a good name brand. Now that I've had it installed for a bit I can say I'm very happy with it. [ Robert  Feb 13, 2017 ]
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Price & value. Crutchfield always sell great stuff anyway. So I was not worried about the quality of their products. [ Robert Singleton  Jan 15, 2017 ]
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Simple amp for a single subwoofer, smaller size and low price [ Charles  Jan 09, 2017 ]
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The price and specs fit my needs to improve a 2 speaker system in a small car. [ Thomas  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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just to power a couple of 6x9 in boxes in the rear of a small suv, [ william  Dec 08, 2016 ]
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Small size to fit in my King Cab Frontier to power my component speakers, Perfect addition to my small and yet ever growing power system. [ K  Dec 04, 2016 ]
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Price [ joseph  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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Good brand that been around for over 50 years, always quality products with true specs unlike do many new brands with false specs to promote sales to less knowledge shoppers. [ THEODORE  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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Familiar with brand. Wanted something basic. Have a Blaupunkt stereo system in my other car. Sounds great! [ Richard  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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SIZE OF IT FITS MY BOAT NEEDS AND EQUAL WATTS OUTPUTS [ Domingo  Nov 16, 2016 ]
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Good power for the money [ larry  Nov 10, 2016 ]
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Great price [ Luis  Nov 10, 2016 ]
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cheapest amp I could find. [ S  Oct 08, 2016 ]
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2 questions already asked

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I have an factory original am-fm 8 track car stereo in our '67 Dodge Dart GT. I want to keep the current stereo but it needs more power. Will this Amp do the trick for me?
[ jim  Oct 21, 2016 ]
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It should work. You will have to splice into speakerwire because I don't belive that your 8track player has rca jacks
[ Mike  Oct 21, 2016 ]
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I was really surprised with the power that the amp provided and impressed with the sound. I would recommend this amp to anyone.
[ Gregory  Oct 21, 2016 ]
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I wanna run 2 dash speakers and 2 door speakers with 2 rear panel speakers..6 total can I run this amp on the door speakers and just run the other 4 speakers from the deck? can I use the RCA outs on the deck {like running a sub amp) to this Amp to power the door speakers? in other words can I just run this AMP off the RCA outs of the unit to the door speakers.
[ Rooster  Aug 19, 2016 ]
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Yes, the Balupunkt GTA 2 Special has one pair of stereo RCA jacks that you can feed the audio signal from the RCA output on your head unit. You can use the amp to power one pair of your speakers and have the head unit's built-in amp power the rest. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Aug 23, 2016 ]  Staff

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