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Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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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."

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. 

Product 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

Perfect fit in factory plates, just cut/tear the old one out and screw this into the plastic lip.

D, Tulsa, OK

What's in the Box:

  • 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

Blaupunkt GTx 542 DE Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(24 Reviews)


D from Tulsa, OK on 4/13/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit in factory plates, just cut/tear the old one out and screw this into the plastic lip.

Pros: Good sound

Cons: None

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GeorgeS from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 4/11/2016

1974 Chevrolet K Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this for my grandson's first vehicle. he seems very happy with it. Had it professionally installed

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: Sound quality OK

Good buy

Ian from Lake Worth, FL on 4/8/2016

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers to jump to from the stock system. Better, more crisp sound for a decent price. Only thing i wish they did was have a rotating tweeter rather than straight out. Would be nice to point tweeter more upward than straight at your legs. Either way much bettef sound.

Pros: Big upgrade from stock system

Cons: Tweeters dont rotate for directional sound

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mike from mn on 3/30/2016

1999 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

speakers sound is very good for the price had to redrill holes to mount speakers in front doors of Cherokee.

Pros: good sound for the money

Cons: did not fit as oe replacement but did work

Great sound!!!

Andrew from Urbana, OH on 3/28/2016

1999 Chevrolet S10
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great improvement from factory speaker!

Pros: Great sound great price

Cons: None

Great Replacement Speakers in Porsche 911

BW from arcadia, CA on 3/20/2016

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera

These are great speakers and direct replacement in 1988 Porsche 911. I mounted these speakers on the inside door panel and used my car's original grill to keep the OEM look. These speakers sound great and everything looks original.

Pros: Great fit and sound. Easy installation

Cons: Need back speakers to match the front. Do not offer correct size.

2005 Chevy Colorado crew cab Front door speakers

Colorado from boston, MA on 3/14/2016

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers took less than an hour to replace. Make sure you disconnect your battery or it messes up the Colorado door locks and window controls. You will end up having to disconnect battery in the end to get the system to reset. Decent speakers with better high range than low range. Seems to have less base the original speakers.

Pros: Easy installation Good price

Cons: Lacks some of the base from original manufacturers Blaupunkt speakers.


Brent from Indiana on 1/9/2016

2000 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these in my son's 2000 jeep Cherokee to replace factory speakers. Awesomely easy drop in replacement that just blows away the factory speakers! I had the job done in less than an hour and he's rockin' right along!

Pros: Crutchfield Web-Site for ease of product selection for a specific vehicle. Automatic suggestion for wiring adapters and protective baffles required for front door installation. The step by step instructions that didn't miss a beat and were obviously written by someone that knew the vehicle!! Big Plus!!

Cons: none so far! :-)

Good speakers, easy install

RichB from Texas on 12/27/2015

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought four of these for a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee to replace the stock speakers my daughters have been complaining about for years. Also replaced the radio that some scum who stole the car in October ripped out of the dash. The installation was easy with the mounting adapter and they sound good. Would probably sound better with the baffles behind them but they were out of stock.

Pros: Sound, ease of installation.

Cons: None

Great product

Drew from Oregon on 11/22/2015

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product for a great price. Sound is very clear

Pros: Easy install, good price

Cons: Not much low end

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Anonymous from California on 11/3/2015

2000 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers were a perfect fit for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Definite upgrade to the OEM speakers.



Good basic speakers

Anonymous from Indiana on 8/18/2015

1995 Chevrolet S10
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good, inexpensive basic replacement for blown oem speakers. The installation accessories work perfectly and the vehicle specific instructions are excellent.

Pros: Easy to install, inexpensive

Cons: none

Simply Outstanding

Patrick D from Cape OF Cod, Massachusetts on 8/6/2015

2004 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simply put... for the price, they are Outstanding, I installed these in my sons 2004 Durango (replaced the infinity factory speakers) using the new Sonly 40x4 RMS watt head unit.. Far Superior sound!! If you budget your 'Stuff' like me Get These for the price.. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Price, Price, Price and Sound is Excellent..

Cons: None

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Eric from California on 7/18/2015

2002 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice sound for a great price.

Pros: Nice sound Nice price


Not what I expected

Anonymous from North Carolina on 7/2/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Low price but unfortunately not that quality of sound in my opinion. Of course there's the old adage, you get what you pay for. On something like this I'd have to say it applies. Not bad but not that good. Beats the blown speakers in my doors though.

Pros: Nothing really.

Cons: Nothing really either. Again, don't expect quality sound out of a low dollar speaker.

Incredibly Clean, Crisp Sound

Mel from Michigan on 6/8/2015

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off, these speakers were fairly cheap. Usually people assume cheap speakers mean poor sound quality- But I had faith in Blaupunkt. 2 days after I clicked the 'Place Order' button, I had speakers show up on my doorstep. I opened the box to reveal the goodies inside.. the adapter cables for my car and the box with the pair of speakers. They looked and felt high quality. I wanted to test them before putting them in my car. So, I hooked them up to my stereo and played a few songs to see what kind of sound I could get out of them. (Don't hook up car speakers to your home stereo unless you know the stereo supports the speaker's resistance value.) They sounded great, and every sound was very clear. Below are the pros and cons:

Pros: Great quality, extremely clear highs and mids, looks great, and it was cheap!

Cons: They're small speakers, but I thought they would put out just a little more bass than what they did. (Still great overall)

Sounds Great

DaveH from Wisconsin on 6/3/2015

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, even if you are not "mechanically inclined". Was able to install them and be on the road in less than an hour. They sound really good.

Pros: Easy to install. Arrived quickly.

Cons: None


NE from Nebraska on 5/4/2015

got these fo rmy 93 jeep cherokee, couldnt have been more of a perfect fit, easy to install and sounds great thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: fit perfectly, sounds great, 30 min installation front and back

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Wisconsin on 4/2/2015

It was a great upgrade from factory speakers

Pros: ease of install


Great sound

Headbanger from Maryland on 1/24/2015

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My music sounds awesome! What a step up from the factory speakers that I had previously blown. Crisp sound! I listen to metal and I can hear and make out the I'm very happy with my purchase.

Pros: Loud clear sound

Cons: None at this time

A Very Good Choice

BobM from Plumas Lake, CA on 10/5/2014

1993 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I needed to replace original equipment for a 93 Honda Civic DX I inherited and now use as a commute car. The car is in great shape but the stereo system was shot with one blown speaker and the other on the way out. These Blaupunkt speakers live up to previous reviews. I'm entirely satisfied.

Pros: Great fit, Crutchfield nailed it. Decent base response.

Cons: Can't think of much. The treble reverb could be the fault of the deck, not the speaker.

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coenen from san antonio, texas on 10/3/2014

2000 Cadillac DeVille
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality, reasonable price upgrade to stock speakers. Perfect fit as advertised.

Pros: Clear sound, good materials, good price



Anonymous from Wichita on 6/18/2014

2008 Kia Sedona
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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CoreyB from Salt Lake City on 1/20/2014

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Injected Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 91
Frequency Response 70 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 40
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 11/16
Q & A

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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Oct 14, 2015 ]  Staff
I'm not showing the 5 1/4" speakers as being a good fit for your Quad cab. For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Aug 10, 2015 ]  Staff