German Maestro Enters Car Amps, Adds Speakers

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 20 2010 - 6:01am

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF. — German Maestro is expanding its selection of car audio products with the launch of its first amplifiers and new speakers, including two threeway component speakers.

The products will be displayed at International CES and will ship around show time.

The company, which entered the U.S. market two years ago, is launching eight products in all, including the two three-way component speakers, three 2-ohm speakers designed for OEM replacement, a subwoofer and two amps.

The amps are the $799-suggested 4x85-watt 5AB48510, a Class AB amp with low- and high-level inputs variable from 2mV to 8V, a crossover network, subsonic filter and bassboost function. The $999-suggested 5D110010 Class D monoblock amp is rated at 1,000 watts into 1-ohm loads and features low-pass crossover, subsonic filter, phase control and remote bass-boost control.

The three-way component speaker sets include the $799-suggested E Class ES804010 and $499 C Class CS654010. The $799 system features 8-inch midwoofer, shallow 4-inch midrange and tweeter. The $499 system consists of a 6.5-inch midwoofer, 4-inch midrange and tweeter.

In other speakers, all in the 2-ohm C Class, the company is expanding its C Class selection by three SKUs. Like their C Class companions, the new 2-ohm speakers are “very install friendly for upgrades to OEM systems and add a significant improvement in SPL when installed with aftermarket head units and amplifiers,” said German Maestro USA president Ray Windsor. The new models include the $249-suggested 6.5-inch coaxial CC6508IV2, the $219 5-inch coaxial CC5008IV2, and the $279 5-inch component two-way CS5008IV2.

The new subwoofer is the $279 S-Class 8-inch SW8010HE with a mounting depth of only 3.23 inches.

The products will be displayed in North Hall booth 718 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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