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Kenwood vs Blaupunkt

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by y2kh8r, Feb 4, 2015.

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Which Amp?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2015.
  1. Kenwood

    62.5%
  2. Blaupunkt

    37.5%
  3. More POWERRRRRRRRRR

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    0.0%
  1. Feb 4, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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    y2kh8r

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  2. Feb 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    Nickel

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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    Used to run Blaupunkt when I was younger and cared how bad ass my systems were. Never had an issue. Dallas head unit, almost remote control before any thoughts of remote.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2015 at 5:19 PM
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    Didn't see distortion specs in the links. Look that up and compare before you make a decision, though they're probably close to each other. It doesn't matter if it peaks at 50wpc if it starts to distort and sound like crap at 12wpc. My ADS amps are rated to 60wpc, and will play cleanly all the way up to that.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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    y2kh8r

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    Good point. The Kenwood claims 1.0% thd or less, the blaupunkt claims 0.08%. Looks like the Blaupunkt has a better S/N ratio as well- about 5 DB better. Looks like the Blaupunkt should sound better- on paper at least.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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    i ran a kenwood 4channel in a 3channel mode ( front components ch1&2 8" sub ch3) no issues at all.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2015 at 8:20 AM
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    Seeing that spec makes that choice easier. If that's your budget I'd spend the extra $15 and go with the Blaupunkt.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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    rickcrna

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    Are you really going to hear a difference between 1% and 0.08% THD?? I seriously doubt it.

    Hard to imagine someone would make a car stereo buying decision based on audio specs most of which are purely used for marketing and are pretty meaningless under actual listening conditions (road, tire, wind and engine noise).

    I think most people would buy a car stereo based upon the desired feature set, price, vehicle fit and brand reputation.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2015 at 2:56 PM
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    fizik

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    Most people, if they know there is a significant difference (1% vs .08% is slightly over an order of magnitude), will report that they can tell the difference, whether or not they actually can. It is a similar to how most people will report that a more expensive wine tastes better than a cheaper wine when they know the price of both wines (There is actual research that proves this). It is a form of cognitive bias.
     

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