I had been religiously following the various ICE journals about Linea/Punto Emotion(ally) across many forums, but was either not able to make up my mind or perhaps was quite confused. After much analysis (and perhaps partial paralysis) & deliberation, I finally managed to get some oomph into my Linea. The decision was as quick as the snap of a finger. ::T How it all happened Fortunately, a day before, I was thinking of sourcing a product which makes it possible to update the existing OEM HU to a new model whilst still retaining use of the stalk/steering wheel audio controls in FIAT LINEA/PUNTO - http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ctsfa00 ... aptor.html. But one of my friends, who also owns a Linea, drew my attention to the fact that I will lose Blue & Me which was a strict No-No. Instead, the solution he suggested was -- - Blaupunkt 4/5 Channel PnP amplifier - Direct fitment - No wire cutting & I was sold on it immediately. Immediate question in my mind What about the availability of these amps in Delhi-NCR? I had previously checked with the Blaupunkt Delhi distributers & none of them had any clue about the PnP amps. Again, fortunately, this friend of mine had already worked it out & he confirmed its avaialbility with 'Driven - Mr. Rana'. Options available with Driven I had the option of auditioning the 4 channel amp - Blaupunkt THA 475 PNP as well as the 5 channel - Blaupunkt THA 555 PNP. For a novice like me & with the Xenos comps installed in my car ::V , I noticed a sharp improvement in the sound quality from the previous setup but no 'real' difference between the two amps. Moreover, the difference in price was also a no-brainer. Hence I opted for the 5 channel one as I wanted to keep my options open for a later date installation of a sub. Installation experience The installation was done at Driven, East of Kailash. Mr. Rana confirmed that he had never done any PnP installation ever. I think, I will safely take the pole position for the FIRST PnP Blaupunkt Amp installed in a FIAT Linea/Punto E+ on T-FIAT. The amp auditioning was very straight forward (real Plug n Play) & did not take much time. I made my choice as early as 20 minutes from entering the shop. But as I had asked for re-installation of the front comps (previously installed) & clean installation of the amp, it took me a couple of hours for end-to-end installation, testing & signing off. I must say the workmanship at Driven is above par than most other installers that I have ever experienced with any of my cars. Time taken for an installation job may perhaps be a little more than any other average Joe, but then its very neat, they use professional tools, no 'jugaad' stuff. I was impressed. Hiccups While wiring the amp, the guy came back with the only bad news. "Sir, The amp will always be powered on" Me puzzled "Why ?" "Sir, the amp is drawing its power from the HU which gets constant power supply (Blue & Me is responsible for this). So even if the key is turned off/removed, there will be power to the amp." "hmmm OK. Whats the solution ?" "Sir, I will plug in a switch to power the amp on & off" "No way dude?" The final solution - "connect the ACC from the car's fuse box to the amp". Result - The amp powers on & off with the key. :dance Amp specs -Blaupunkt THA 555 PnP -Number of channels : 5 Channel -Max. Power (Watt): 840 -Max. Power 5 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4x110+1x400 -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 -Pre-equipped for Plug & Play: Yes -Ignition supply: Yes Additional Accessory included -Cable remote control: Yes (lets user control the BASS output through a wired remote) Salient features -No alteration to OEM wiring -Easy installation - pure plug-n-play -Compact size - 4.1 x 33.5 x 15.9 (cm) Cost splitup Mr. Rana was quite generous to extend a discount to me, perhaps as me & my car were the guinea pig for this install. . Final dent to my pocket -- -Amp - 12.5k -Wiring Harness + kit - 7k -Miscellaneous - .5k Result There is a tremendous improvement in the sound quality. My yardstick of measurement - earlier when I used to crank up the volume beyond 11 or 12 on the mark, there used to be no music - only harsh noise. After the installation, there is clear music & the sound is quite pleasing even when at 26 or 27 on the mark (max. level being 30). However - 1. there is a lot of scope for further tuning . 2. the Xenos comps have to be replaced 3. Possibility of adding a sub for that thump, sometime later I hooked up a couple of subs to test the setup & it sounded sweet. Stage 2 Will come up in due course of time -- - Replace the existing Xenos comps with much better ones - Plonk a sub Check the following Youtube link for a video on installation. A few snaps that I could capture using a 1.5MP camera phone :sadblue , but kind of portraits the overall install. Enjoy !!