From Joe Ely to Commander Cody, all the hot sounds of Texas will sound cool as a canyon breeze with Blaupunkt's Austin CD receiver. Four-way high power (25 watts RMS/50 peak) helps to satisfy your longing for "loud," while X-Bass adds some Lone Star-style low-frequency punch to your sound.

For full-tilt crankability, three sets of preamp outputs — front, rear, and subwoofer — are available for connection to external amps and subs. The ORC V tuner quenches your thirst for great reception. The Austin features CD changer controls .

  • detachable, fold-down face
  • ORC V tuner
  • 18 FM/12 AM presets
  • station and preset scan
  • front/rear/subwoofer preamp outputs
  • X-Bass bass boost (four levels of boost at 72 Hz)
  • CD changer controls
  • optional remote control
  • 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB
  • FM sensitivity 9.1 dBf
  • 1-year warranty

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller Receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Detachable faceplate
  • Trim ring
  • Sleeve
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Release keys
  • 1 Backstrap
  • 1 Long rear support stud
  • 1 Short rear support stud
  • 1 Rubber bushing
  • 1 Nut
  • 1 Self-tapping screw
  • 1 Locking screw
  • 1 Lock washer
  • 1 Star washer
  • Manual (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Registration/Survey card

Features and Specs

CEA-2006 Compliant ---
RMS Power Output 25 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 3 volts
Display Color Blue
Key Button Color Red
EQ Bands None
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input
USB Input ---
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready No
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
Mini ---
iPhone ---
FM Sensitivity 9.1 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
Radio Data System No

Product Research

Changer Controls

Illumination/Clock Display Note


Display/Button Illumination: This unit has a negative blue display with white indicators. The buttons are backlit with red illumination.

Level Meter Displays: There is a left channel level meter along the left portion of the display, and there is a right channel meter along the right portion of the display. You may select from four meter patterns, or you may turn the meter displays off.

Source Tone Memory: Each source (AM/FM/CD) can store its own bass and treble levels.

Selectable Maximum Turn-on Volume: You may set the maximum volume level that will be active when the unit is turned on. Once you've set the maximum turn on volume into memory, you won't have to worry about being overpowered by an unexpected, high volume blast of output when you turn the unit on.  

Subwoofer Preamp Outputs: In addition to the 3V front and rear preamp outputs, there is a set of 3V subwoofer preamp outs. The signals passed by the subwoofer preouts are low-pass filtered with a 100Hz, 12dB/octave crossover.

X-Bass Bass Boost: The X-Bass feature boosts bass response, centered at 72Hz, for more dynamic sound. You may select from four levels of boost, or you may turn the X-Bass feature off.

Tuner: This unit is equipped with Blaupunkt's ORC V Tuner.

Scan and Preset Scan Tuning: The scan feature allows you to listen to each station in a band (AM or FM) for 8 seconds, until you stop the scan function by selecting the station you want to hear.  The preset scan feature allows you to listen to each preset station in a band (AM or FM) for 8 seconds, until you stop the scan function by selecting the preset station you want to hear.

Station Naming: You can enter names of up to 8 characters each for up to 30 radio stations.

Station Call: Once you've entered names for radio stations, you may search for and select stations by name.

Ignition-off Clock Recall: When the ignition is off, the clock can be displayed for 5 seconds by pressing the display button.

Turn On/Off Messages: When you turn on the unit, "HELLO" will be displayed, then "WELCOME" will be displayed for a brief period before output is heard. When you turn off the unit, "SEE YOU" will be displayed, then "GOOD-BYE" will be displayed for a brief period. You may edit the on/off messages, so messages of your choice are displayed. Each of the preset messages ("HELLO", "WELCOME", "SEE YOU" and "GOOD-BYE") may be replaced with a message of up to 8 characters.

Aux Input "Ready": An optional aux input harness may be purchased and connected to this unit (as long as a CD changer is not connected) to provide input for a portable cassette, MD or MP3 player. The input on the optional harness is a male 3.5mm stereo mini-jack. When a CD changer is connected to the head unit, there is no place to connect the AUX input adapter, so CD changer use prevents access to the AUX input feature.

Compatible With Optional Remote: This unit is compatible with the optional RC823 wireless remote.

Changer Controls

  • Disc up/down
  • Track up/down
  • Track audible search
  • Track scan: the first 10 seconds of each track on a disc are played
  • Disc scan: the first 10 seconds of the first track on each disc are played
  • Track repeat
  • Disc repeat
  • One Disc Random With Delete (called "Track Mix"): all the tracks on the current disc are played in random order
  • Disc Random W/O Delete (called "Disc Mix"): Selects randomly from all discs in the changer and plays tracks in random order; tracks may be repeated (no delete)
  • Scan: Plays the opening seconds of all tracks on all of the CDs in ascending order; the scan time is user selectable (5 to 30 seconds in 5 second increments)
  • CD Naming: you can enter names of up to 7 characters for up to 99 CDs played in the changer
  • Disc Call: once you've entered names for CDs, you may search for and select CDs by name

Illumination/Clock Display Note

Display Illumination/Clock Display: The clock display and display illumination may be set to turn on with the ignition, or you may configure the unit so the clock and display illumination are active only when the unit is on. When your vehicle has no accessory position on the ignition switch and both power wires of the radio are connected to constant power, the unit should be set so the clock and illumination only display when the unit is on.

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