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These Blaupunkt car audio products would make nice gifts

Even in this age of Spotify, a good amp or subwoofer is still a must

Many young people today haven’t used a subwoofer. PHOTO FROM BLAUPUNKT

Remember the time when the first thing you did to your new car was to have a decent sound system installed? Audio head unit, amplifier, tweeters, speakers and a killer subwoofer. The works. But then, in the last decade or so, millennial car owners seemed to have lost interest in an excellent in-car aural experience. With kids today, it’s already enough that they have Spotify and Bluetooth connectivity. Never mind if Amy Winehouse sounds like she’s literally singing from the grave.

Don’t you think it’s time we brought back the golden days of big, thumping driving music? That may be the intent of the German tech company Blaupunkt, which continues to manufacture an updated line of car audio products that are compatible with modern in-car entertainment systems. And for this Christmas season, the local distributor is offering one amplifier and a pair of subwoofers at special promo prices—“until supplies last,” according to the press statement.

In case you’re interested in any of these, they are available for direct purchase through the brand’s Philippine Facebook page or via +63 (917) 575-4812. Unfortunately, installation isn’t part of the deal, so you may have to ask a professional car audio installer to do that job for you (unless, of course, you know how to do it yourself).

Anyway, here are the three Blaupunkt ICE products currently on sale (and which your car-crazy loved one would appreciate as a gift whether for Christmas or for another occasion).

The Kimberley 941 head unit and the GTr 100A amplifier are bundled together for this promo. PHOTOS FROM BLAUPUNKT

Blaupunkt Kimberley 941 head unit bundled with Blaupunkt GTr 100A amplifier. The navigation-ready Android audio head unit features a 6.75-inch capacitive TFT display, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10-band parametric equalizer, smartphone mirroring and compatibility with most media file formats. The amplifier, meanwhile, boasts a maximum output of 160W and is easily accessed via a wired remote controller. Regular price is P39,800. Promo price: P34,000

The XLb 300A active subwoofer is big on bass. PHOTO FROM BLAUPUNKT

Blaupunkt XLb 300A active subwoofer. Get the party going on the road with this subwoofer’s 300W output. Perfect for your R&B or hip-hop jam. Regular price is P16,500. Promo price: P13,250

The XLb 250A active subwoofer will make your favorite pop and rock songs sound fuller. PHOTO FROM BLAUPUNKT

Blaupunkt XLb 250A active subwoofer. If your type of music can be classified as easy listening, then this 200W subwoofer should be more than enough to please you while you bob your head in slow-moving traffic. Regular price is P13,500. Promo price: P10,500

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.