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Upgrading the audio with the stock headunit without the factory amplifier

Upgrading the audio with the stock headunit in cars without the factory amplified is easy with the Blaupunkt PnP (Plug and Play) amplifiers. Two models suit the Golf Mark V and fit under the left hand side front seat where the factory amplifier would sit. Two parts are required, the amplifier itself and the PnP wiring harness which is available in two lengths, 2.5m for mounting under the seat and 5.5m for mounting in the rear of the car. Part number for the wiring is 7 607 622 016 001 (suits many other Volkswagen models as well). No alterations to the wiring is required, you unplug the headunit and plug an adapter in between the wiring harness and the headunit, this redirects the speaker outputs to the amplifier and the amplifier sends the amplified sound back to the factory harness.

blaupunkt_tha_475_pnpBlaupunkt THA 475 Pnp

Amplifier

  • Type: Digital
  • Number of channels : 4 Channel
  • Max. Power (Watt): 720
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×150
  • Max. Power 2 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×300
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×170
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×75
  • RMS Power 2 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2 x 150
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4 x 85
  • Signal-/noise ratio at nominal power (dB): > 95
  • Signal-/noise ratio at 1 Watt (dB): > 80
  • Distortion factor at nominal power (1 kHz): < 0,05 %
  • Frequency response (Hz) -1dB: 10-30000
  • Thermal-Throttle-circuit: Yes
  • Attenuation factor at 4 Ohm: > 100
  • Stability normal mode (Ohm): 2
  • Stability bridge mode (Ohm): 4
  • Input impedance (kOhm): > 10
  • Input sensitvity (V): 0,3 – 8
  • High-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 10 – 250
  • High-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Low-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 50 – 250
  • Low-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Automatic starting: Highlevel-input
  • Slot for customer specific configuration module: Yes
  • Pre-equipped for Plug & Play: Yes
  • LED for protect-mode: Yes

Inputs

  • Direct Aux-In (number of): 2
  • Direct Aux-In (connection type): 3.5 mm phone jack
  • Permanent supply: Yes
  • Ground: Yes
  • Max. cable diameter (mm²): 10
  • Ignition supply: Yes
  • Highlevel (number of): 4
  • Surface connector: Silver

Outputs

  • Loud speaker (number of): 4
  • Loud speaker (connection type): Screw
  • Loud speaker (max. cable diameter in mm²): 2,5
  • Connector material: Silver


General

  • Height x Width x Depth (mm): 41 x 285 x 159

 

 

 

 

 
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Blaupunkt THA 555 Pnp (Subwoofer output)

Amplifier      

  • Type: Digital
  • Number of channels : 5 Channel
  • Max. Power (Watt): 840
  • Max. Power 5 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×110+1×400
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×110+1×250+1×400
  • Max. Power 3 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×250+1×400
  • Max. Power 5 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×130+1×500
  • RMS Power 5 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×55+1×200
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×55+1×125+1×200
  • RMS Power 3 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×125+1×200
  • RMS Power 5 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×65+1×250
  • Signal-/noise ratio at nominal power (dB): > 95
  • Signal-/noise ratio at 1 Watt (dB): > 80
  • Distortion factor at nominal power (1 kHz): < 0,05 %
  • Frequency response (Hz) -1dB: 10-30000
  • Thermal-Throttle-circuit: Yes
  • Attenuation factor at 4 Ohm: > 100
  • Stability normal mode (Ohm): 2
  • Stability bridge mode (Ohm): 4
  • Input impedance (kOhm): > 10
  • Input sensitvity (V): 0,3 – 8
  • High-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 10 – 250
  • High-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Low-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 50 – 250
  • Low-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Automatic starting: Highlevel-input
  • Slot for customer specific configuration module: Yes
  • Pre-equipped for Plug & Play: Yes
  • LED for protect-mode: Yes


Inputs

  • Direct Aux-In (number of): 2
  • Direct Aux-In (connection type): 3.5 mm phone jack
  • Permanent supply: Yes
  • Cable remote control: Yes
  • Ground: Yes
  • Max. cable diameter (mm²): 10
  • Ignition supply: Yes
  • Highlevel (number of): 4
  • Surface connector: Silver


Outputs

  • Loud speaker (number of): 5
  • Loud speaker (connection type): Screw
  • Loud speaker (max. cable diameter in mm²): 2,5
  • Connector material: Silver


General

  • Height x Width x Depth (mm): 41 x 335 x 159

 

 

 

blaupunkt_tha_series_vw_harness_pnp_headunitHarness 7 607 622 016 001

This photo is of the part of the harness that plugs into the headunit. There is one more components which are the parts of the harness that run to and from the amplifier, the 2.5m is on the left and the 5.5m on the right below. Part number for the 2.5m is THA25M and for the 5.5m is THA55M.

 

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Further information cab be found on the Blaupunkt website 

Plug & Play Vehicle Adapters PDF

The THA555 PnP unit can be purchased from Sonic Electronix for $299.99 along with the other models.

Blue Spot Car Audio sell the full range, the cables start at £57.99

Information and photos of the install can be found on vwvortex

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