CES - Blaupunkt unveils speakers that double as car subwoofer

Blaupunkt unveils portable speakers that can be used at home and in the car.

Stereo speaker maker Blaupunkt is showing off portable speakers that can also double as a powered subwoofer for a car stereo system at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

Music devices can be hooked up to the speakers, named Velocity 2Go, through a 3.5-millimeter headphone input jack, the company said. There are also rear-panel RCA inputs for use with a home stereo, preamplifier, TV set, or other audio device.

Velocity 2Go's built-in amplifiers are capable of up to 160 watts of power when plugged in or using a standard 12-volt car battery, and 60 watts of power when using eight standard rechargeable AA batteries.

Velocity 2Go is already available in two sizes. The Velocity 2Go 5 has dual 5-1/4-inch woofers and a pair of 3/4 inch tweeters in an 8-liter casing. The larger portable speaker, the Velocity 2Go 6, has two 6-1/2-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeters in a 15-liter enclosure, making it capable of higher output.

The Velocity 2Go 5 sells in the U.S. for $399.95, while the Velocity 2Go 6 is available for US$449.95. The company is also offering the QuickOut car dock as an option for US$119.95.

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