Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

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You're done with lugging around CDs, and you need a way to play your music in your car — Blaupunkt designed the Brisbane 230 digital media receiver as an affordable solution, offering a variety of ways to connect your music. The built-in Bluetooth® also lets you enjoy hands-free calling and wireless streaming audio. You can still kick it old school by listening to radio broadcasts using the built-in AM/FM tuner..

Your music options

You may know that Bluetooth lets you talk hands-free in your car, but it also allows you to stream music from your smartphone. Android® users can listen and control Pandora® Internet Radio stations via Bluetooth, as well as play the music you've stored on your phone. You iPhone® users can also enjoy Pandora and songs you've imported by using the front-panel USB input.

The Brisbane's USB input also lets you play your MP3 and WMA music stored on a thumb drive or your iPod. Got more music on an SD card? No problem, you can slide your card in the Brisbane's SD slot behind the faceplate. You can also plug in your portable audio device, like an Astell & Kern digital music player, using the receiver's front aux input.

Simply great sound

With three EQ presets, you can tailor the sound to your preferences, and this Blaupunkt's beefy 22 watts per channel will make your speakers sound more dynamic. The built-in X-Bass gives your music a boost for more impact. You'll find the five RCA preamp outputs convenient for hooking up additional amps and a powered subwoofer.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Bluetooth microphone built into faceplate; receiver includes input for external mic (sold separately)
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB port and SD slot compatible with MP3 and WMA audio files
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod and iPhone control
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • control and play music stored on an Android using Blaupunkt app (available soon)
    Audio Features:
    • three EQ presets
    • X-bass bass boost
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input, SD card slot (behind faceplate)
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:

    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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    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Trim-ring (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Face (inside case)
    • Faceplate case
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 2 Radio removal keys
    • Operating Instructions

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red/Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    USB/SD/AUX Connectivity
    Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.0) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Brisbane 230.

    Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the Blaupunkt CD receiver. You can pair up to 5 Bluetooth-enabled devices, but only one can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, Android smartphone, or other Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. You'll be able to answer incoming calls, as well as dial outgoing calls.

    • Answer/End Incoming Call: When there is an incoming call, the current audio source is muted and a ring tone is played via the loudspeakers of the car sound system. The head unit's display will indicate "INCOMING CALL" and the phone number of the caller. If the phone number is one of your phone book contacts, then the unit will also display the caller's name. "PRIVATE NUMBER" is displayed when there is no caller information transmitted. You can answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You'll be able to speak into the head unit's integrated mic on the front-panel (or optional external mic) during your phone conversation, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers.
    • Dialing Outgoing Call: You can manually enter a phone number, up to 20 digits, using the unit's front-panel controls. The head unit also allows you to access your Bluetooth-enabled phone's phone book contacts (up to 1,000 entries) for easy access. You can even choose to store five phone numbers as presets for speedier dialing. In addition, you can speak a contact's name into the integrated mic for voice dialing. You can also quickly call the last number dialed.

    Note: An optional microphone (023TRN420M, sold separately) is available for improved audio quality versus the integrated mic, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 allows you to wirelessly play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices using a Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP connection. You can control basic playback functions of your music on your Bluetooth-enabled device from the Toronto 420BT's front-panel. Playback functions include Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.

    Note: This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices, instead it will display "BT STREAM".

    iPhone/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via the Lightning or 30-pin dock connector cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The Brisbane 230 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone.

    • Music Playback: The Blaupunkt head unit supports audio playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter.
    • iPod Control: You can use the head unit's front-panel controls to search your iPod/iPhone's stored music library by Artist, Album, Playlist, or Genre. Many iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
    • Song/Artist Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it). 

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 6/11/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 7.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y N
    2 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    air 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 2 FM banks and 1 AM banks. You can store 5 radio stations in each bank, giving you 10 FM and 5 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. The presets are saved permanently even after battery disconnect. The Scan function will play the first 4/8/12/16 seconds of each station or preset station, until you find a station you like.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing. The head unit is set to European tuning out of the box.

    Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone, via the the cable supplied with your iPhone. The  Brisbane 230 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can even shuffle songs from different stations in your list. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    USB/SD/AUX Connectivity

    USB Port: The Brisbane 230 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port which enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The unit supports playback & control of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    SD Card Slot: The head unit also features an SD-card slot located behind its detachable front-panel. The The SD-card slot supports SD and SDHC memory cards with MP3/WMA music files. The unit's face-plate must be detached to insert or eject an SD/SDHC memory card.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Blaupunkt digital media receiver supports the following types of MP3 and WMA music files recorded onto loaded onto a USB mass storage class device or SD/SDHC memory card.

    Media Type USB Storage Device SD/SDHC Card
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 32-320 kbps
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 20,000 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1/2), WMA tag

    Folder/File Select: This function allows you to select a folder containing MP3/WMA files and start playing from the desired track in that particular folder.

    Playback Functions: The digital media receiver provides Repeat, Random, & Scan playback functions.

    • Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of the first track of all the folders on a SD-card or USB device.
    • Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the current track on a SD-card or USB device repeatedly or play a file currently being played in a MP3/WMA folder on a SD/USB repeatedly.
    • Random Play: This function allows you to play all tracks recorded on a SD/USB or particular folder of a SD/USB in a random order.

    Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio Section

    22 Watt x 4 Channel Amp: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 is equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (50 watts Peak x 4 channels).

    5ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Blaupunkt Brisbane 230 features a pair of fading front- and rear-channel preamp outputs, as well as a mono-subwoofer preamp output (all rated at 4-volts).

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can set the head unit to turn-on to the last volume level adjustment when turned off, or turn-on to a pre-defined volume level (0-50) every time you power up the radio.

    EQ Presets: Four EQ sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music.

    Tone Controls: The head unit offers also offers independent Bass & Treble control (+/-7dB); along with Balance (L9-R9) & Fader (R9-F9) adjustment.

    X-BASS: The X-BASS feature increases the amount of bass at low volumes levels.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features detachable face security. A hard plastic face case is included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Single-Line Display: The single-line, 9-digit LCD (with black background and white characters) on the Brisbane 230 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.

    • 12/24-Hour Clock: The in-dash head unit offers a switchable 12- or 24-hour clock display. You can set the unit's clock to display even when the head unit is turned off (key still in accessory position) or have it turn off with the head unit.
    • Illumination Dimmer: The digital media receiver's display automatically dims to a preset brightness when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. You can adjust the brightness (1-16) for the Daytime and Nighttime preset. The wiring harness includes an orange lead that should be connected to the vehicle's parking light circuit in order for the dimmer feature to operate.

    Note: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    IR Remote: The Brisbane 230 comes supplied with an 18-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the digital media receiver. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already installed).

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    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By john, Kenosha, wi on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    looks good sounds great a little difficult to navigate. I'm sure as I use it more it will get easier

    Pros: very easy to install plug and play sounds great. it has an enhanced base

    Cons: a little heart snap get it first but I'm sure I'll get used to it

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By RLD, Orlando, FL on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    Not worth the price, but not worth returning either.

    Pros: Nobody will cut through the top of my jeep to steal it. The kids can listen to Pandora

    Cons: Clunky user interface Feels chincy

    Great Unit (for the Price)

    Written By MarkW, New Jersey on Friday, October 31, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Overall, the Brisbane is a solid product for the price. It doesn't look cheap (or even tacky) compared to most units on the market but it does have the "plastic-y" feel to it. That being said, there isn't anything negative I can say about it. I upgraded the stock Alpine unit from my E36 BMW with the Brisbane and it was clearly a step up--maybe more than a step up. The Bluetooth and built-in microphone work great and all of the buttons are pretty easy to use (just set aside some time and actually read the manual and get acquainted with where all of the controls are).

    Pros: - Sleek looking unit - Bluetooth w/ Built-in Mic - USB port AND an AUX input

    Cons: - Dash kit doesn't fit well in my car....took a lot of time to get it in.

    Horrible

    Written By MIke W, Austin, TX on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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    I bought this to go with 4 new Sony 6 1/2 door speakers and a Sound Ordnance b24 dual 12" band pass box powered by a Kenwood Excelon X500(500 watts RMS). Sound quality from this unit is terrible. No EQ to speak of - only controls high and low with no mid-range adjustment. The bluetooth connection isn't even useable as it lowers the volume too much. It's also very difficult to navigate through the few functions it has, even with the remote. I would not recommend this to anyone.

    That said, I did some research and found the JVC Arsenal KD-AR959BS for $20 more and this puppy is a FAR superior stereo. It has low and high pass filters, a 5 band EQ, subwoofer adjustments, color adjustments, a CD player, amazing bluetooth functions, and is way easier to navigate. I would like to thank the guys at Crutchfield for letting me exchange. The customer service is top notch and I will recommend Crutchfield to everyone I know and meet in the future. You guys rock!

    Pros: - It has a case for the detachable face

    Cons: - poor sound quality - no EQ - difficult to navigate - horrible bluetooth - way over priced for what it is - no subwoofer control - no high and low pass filters - waste of time and money

    Cheap...still not worth the price

    Written By J, Kansas City, MO on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    Finally had a chance to get this thing installed...disappointed doesn't even begin to describe it. I've owned Blaupunkt HUs before so I thought I knew what to expect...average price, little to no flashiness, good sound quality. 2 out of 3 aren't bad I guess.

    I get a constant buzzing sound when using the Bluetooth stream from both my older iPhone 5 and my new iPhone 6. Even pulled out a DMM and traced the wiring...good to go from the speakers to the harness that plugs into the HU.

    On top of that, the HU has randomly started trying to call the last number I dialed the past two days, with no indication of a call on my phone, and no buttons or commands activated.

    Pros: No CD player, looks plain

    Cons: Bluetooth buzz, random phone calls, clunky interface, more expensive than similar HUs from other brands, no external iPod/iPhone control through a cable (BT only), looks and feels cheap

    Crutchfield response on Monday, October 06, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Good cheap stereo

    Written By JimG, Austin, TX on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    I have a convertible and I just wanted something cheap with bluetooth that I wouldn't care if it got stolen, so this seemed to fit the bill. I put it up against a similarly priced Alpine and I've just never had Blaupunkt before so I gave this a shot.

    The install was super easy. Harness I received from Crutchfield wired up easily and plugged right into the car. Dash kit fits flush and getting the stereo in was easy, although it's able to move around side to side slightly.

    As for using the stereo... I find the controls to be a little slow in terms of responsiveness. The menus are somewhat confusing to navigate and I'm generally never one to think of stereos as complicated in any way. This stereos will always extend your power antenna if you have one, not only when using the radio, but in all modes, which stinks. Also I find that I have to crank up the volume higher than I would have expected to really hear it well.

    Sound quality via bluetooth is good, but not great. FM quality is decent as well, but the reception is absolutely terrible.

    Pros: Cheap, looks nice, lots of options for connecting external media

    Cons: Sound quality is average at best, menus/setup are a little difficult to work through

    Good not great

    Written By Tom W, Pickerington Ohio on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Decent radio not great. Small knob is annoying and I can't get AM stations. Installation was easy with good instructions

    Pros: Easy install good fit

    Cons: Small knob no AM reception. Trouble getting blue tooth

    Brisbane 230

    Written By WB, Powell, TN on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Nice radio, but... I had issues mounting it using the factory brackets, the bolt pattern on the radio did not match up very well.

    Pros: Nice basic appearance nothing flashy,

    Cons: The radio allows you to set start up volume, but the adjustment for other sources Bluetooth or SD card, or USB must be done each time a connection is made.

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By bill, niagara, wi 54151 on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    everything I expected and wanted

    Nice, clean unit

    Written By Tom, Leesburg, VA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    I really like this radio, the only issue I have is that the Bluetooth connection is not that great, otherwise I would have giving it 5 stars. Crutchfield is sending me a new one to try, but I'm thinking the connection just might not be that great.

    Pros: Clean simple to use, sounds great

    Cons: Might be a little too boring for some people. Not as flashy as a lot of the others

    my stereo

    Written By wayne, cottage grove oregon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    It looks good sounds good and after a small learning curve is easy to use

    Pros: the sd card lets us keep nearly our intire music collection in the stereo

    Cons: no CD player but thats the future of car stereos

    Charlie's Blaupunkt 230

    Written By Kinch, Kirkland, Wa on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    Overall this unit is an amazing value

    Pros: Good build quality and great sound

    Cons: The owners manual is confusing and poorly written. The BP230 seems to have a wealth of features but my confidence on ever figuring out how to use them is slim.

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By CB, New York, NY on Friday, September 05, 2014

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    Just what I was looking for; simple and functional -- NO DISCO LIGHTS! Sounds great, good tuner -- as an oldster I miss physical knobs for balance, fader, and tone -- things of the past, but menu navigation is pretty straight forward and not too many layers deep. Crutchfield install kit and instructions made it a snap for my 2003 Outback. BTW: Though not mentioned in the listing at the time of my purchase, the external microphone, Blaupunkt BPEXTMIC, is not included but does work fine with the unit.

    Pros: See above.

    Cons: None so far.

    Great product

    Written By texquire, Houston, TX on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    Straightforward digital media player. No flashy graphics, major controls are large and simple, and fits right in with a classy car interior without screaming "aftermarket!"

    Pros: Appearance, simple and logical controls, no flashy graphics. Great features, easy install.

    Cons: Can't read 128 GB SD cards. 128 GB USB stick is ok.

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By Chris, Buena Park , CA on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    Two of my coworkers think its cheapy looking . I actually like the simplicity of it . thats why I picked this rather than pioneer design around same price . volume knob feels better than JVC to me . Crutchfield send wiring and installation kit for free .that was plus for me .

    Pros: simple design easy to use sounds great compare to factory radio

    Cons: some may wants more cool factor

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By rtphilli, Conway Springs, KS on Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent product

    Pros: Works exactly as advertised

    Cons: Did not come with microphone for hands free calling.

    Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Written By Anonymous, San antonio, TX on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Install went smoothly and system seemed to have good sound quality.

    Great product

    Written By Brocski, Boston MA on Monday, June 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product for any VW owners who want a quick and easy installation. The Blaupunkt harness matches many mid-90s and newer VW harnesses. No wiring needed, it's straight up plun 'n play! I appreciate the minimalist aspect of this unit, although the glossiness of the faceplate doesn't provide as much of an OEM look as I'd hoped. I have a similar Nakamichi unit in an older Mercedes (also plug 'n play) that pulls off an OEM look much better.

    Navigation between menus, sources, etc. could be a little bit easier and more intuitive; but I'm only using this for streaming bluetooth so it doesn't matter to me much. Slight delay when skipping songs via bluetooth on my Android phone that I do not experience on my Nakamichi unit.

    Pros: Simple, minimal style. Bluetooth.

    Cons: Doesn't look very OEM. Navigating menus could be more intuitive.

    Nice!

    Written By Neckbeard, Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this unit to use in my 2003 VW Eurovan. It is replacing a 10 year old Blaupunkt Sacramento CD player that still works perfectly. The face is very minimalist and that is exactly what I wanted. It looks great in the plain dash of my vehicle. The Bluetooth connected quickly and the controls are easy to use. I can stream Sirius, Rhapsody, Amazon Prime and Pandora from my Android phone. I could not be happier with this purchase. And, oh yeah, installation was a breeze. Crutchfield is still the best.

    Pros: Design, Features, Price, Easy Install, Sound

    Cons: None

    Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Blaupunkt Brisbane 230

    Keep one of these in your car, so you can leave your other cable at home.
    Plug your favorite portable device directly to your receiver's aux input.
    Store and play back music from a USB drive.
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    Pioneer CD-IU52

    Pioneer CD-IU52

    Connect your iPod® or iPhone® with Lightning connector to select Pioneer in-dash stereos

    Item #: 130CDIU52

    (1)

    $34.99
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    Pioneer CD-IU51

    Pioneer CD-IU51

    Connect your iPod® or iPhone® to select Pioneer in-dash stereos

    Item #: 130CDIU51

    (15)

    $29.99
    Add to Cart
    Apple® Lightning™ to USB Cable

    Apple® Lightning™ to USB Cable

    Use your iPhone® 5 with your current gear with built-in docks

    Item #: 472LTN2USB

    (30)

    $19.99
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    CableJive iBoltz XS

    CableJive iBoltz XS

    5-inch USB-to-Lightning™ connector charging cable for Apple® portables

    Item #: 897IBOLTZW

    $18.99
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    CableJive iBoltz XL

    CableJive iBoltz XL

    2-meter Apple Lightning to USB sync and charge cable

    Item #: 897IBOLTZX

    $24.99
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    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    8-inch USB-to-Lightning™ cable for Apple® portables (Pink)

    Item #: 886BF4075

    $24.99
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    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    Coiled USB-to-Lightning™ cable for Apple® portables (Pink)

    Item #: 886BF8076

    (1)

    $29.99
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    Monster iCable® Dock Connect

    Monster iCable® Dock Connect

    30-pin to USB connector for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®

    Item #: 11930PNCBL

    (1)

    $39.95
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    CableJive iStubz Bundle

    CableJive iStubz Bundle

    Two 30-pin to USB charging cables for Apple® portables

    Item #: 897ISTUBZB

    $14.99
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    CableJive xlSync

    CableJive xlSync

    2-meter charging cable for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® with 30-pin connectors (Black)

    Item #: 897XLSNYCM

    (1)

    $12.99
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    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    3.28-foot 30 pin-to-USB charging cable for Apple® portables (Pink)

    Item #: 886BF8071

    $29.99
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    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    BlueFlame Charge + Sync Cable

    6.5-foot USB-to-Lightning™ connector charging cable for Apple® portables (Black)

    Item #: 886BF2182

    $34.99
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    Scosche flatOUT Mini Stereo Cable

    Scosche flatOUT Mini Stereo Cable

    Flat cable with a male miniplug on each end (available in two lengths) (6 feet)

    Item #: 142AUX6FBK

    (21)

    $16.99
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    Scosche I335 Mini Stereo Cable

    Scosche I335 Mini Stereo Cable

    3-ft. cable with a male miniplug on each end

    Item #: 142I335

    (34)

    Scosche Mini to RCA Cable

    Scosche Mini to RCA Cable

    6-ft. cable — stereo miniplug to male RCA plugs

    Item #: 1426RCA35A

    (11)

    $14.99
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    T-Spec Adapter Cable

    T-Spec Adapter Cable

    6-foot adapter cable — dual RCAs to a 3.5-mm mini plug

    Item #: 120RCA356

    $13.99
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    Metra Mini-to-RCA Cable

    Metra Mini-to-RCA Cable

    6-foot cable — stereo miniplug to dual male RCA plugs

    Item #: 120A35RCA6

    (3)

    Maxell USB 360°

    Maxell USB 360°

    USB flash memory drive (4GB)

    Item #: 170503201

    (4)

    $6.99
    After $3.00 Price Break
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    Monster Digital USB 2.0 Flash Drive

    Monster Digital USB 2.0 Flash Drive

    Convenient storage for photos, videos, and more (4GB)

    Item #: 821UFD0004

    (9)

    $8.99
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    Monster Digital Advanced On-the-go Flash Drive

    Monster Digital Advanced On-the-go Flash Drive

    SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive (8GB)

    Item #: 821OTG8

    (3)

    $9.99
    After $7.00 Price Break Add to Cart
    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    8GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)

    Item #: 821USB008B

    (1)

    $9.99
    After $3.00 Price Break
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    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    16GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)

    Item #: 821USB016B

    $13.99
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    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed

    32GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)

    Item #: 821USB032B

    (1)

    $24.99
    After $7.00 Price Break
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    Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™

    Powered mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAG12V

    (4)

    $29.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGFM magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGFM magicMOUNT™

    Surface mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAGFM

    (2)

    $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGWDM magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGWDM magicMOUNT™

    Suction mount for mobile devices (long neck)

    Item #: 142MAGWDM

    (3)

    $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGDM magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGDM magicMOUNT™

    Dash mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAGDM

    (17)

    $19.99
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    Scosche MAGWSM2 magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGWSM2 magicMOUNT™

    Suction mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAGWSM2

    $19.99
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    Scosche MAGVM magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGVM magicMOUNT™

    Vent mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAGVM

    $19.99
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    Scosche MAGVM2 magicMOUNT™

    Scosche MAGVM2 magicMOUNT™

    Universal vent mount for mobile devices

    Item #: 142MAGVM2

    $24.99
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    Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors

    Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors

    Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces

    Item #: 120CRIMPKT

    (15)

    $19.99
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    Metra Crimp Tool Set

    Metra Crimp Tool Set

    Package contains light-duty crimp tool and 20 crimp caps

    Item #: 120RCVRKIT

    (29)

    S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

    S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

    Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire

    Item #: 18119100

    (17)

    $19.99
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    S&G Tool Aid 87650

    S&G Tool Aid 87650

    Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool

    Item #: 18187650

    (71)

    Pro.Fit Hook Tool Set

    Pro.Fit Hook Tool Set

    Installation tools — pair

    Item #: 042DM3022

    (9)

    Pro.Fit Trim Panel Tool

    Pro.Fit Trim Panel Tool

    Remove your vehicle's trim panels without damage

    Item #: 042DM4022

    (88)

    Pro.Fit Wire Worm

    Pro.Fit Wire Worm

    Installation tool helps route wiring through tight spaces

    Item #: 042DM4533

    (34)

    $12.99
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    Bojo Trim Panel Tools

    Bojo Trim Panel Tools

    Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels

    Item #: 126CR6LNGL

    (4)

    $29.99
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    Bojo Trim Panel Tools

    Bojo Trim Panel Tools

    Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels

    Item #: 126CR6NGL

    (54)

    $24.99
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    Skewdriver Pro SPK4042

    Skewdriver Pro SPK4042

    Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)

    Item #: 180SPK4042

    (8)

    $49.99
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    Install Bay IB35400

    Install Bay IB35400

    Premium door panel and trim tool

    Item #: 12035400

    $15.99
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    Install Bay 3320

    Install Bay 3320

    Auto-ranging digital multimeter

    Item #: 1203320

    $39.99
    Add to Cart
    Posi-Products™ Car Stereo Connectors

    Posi-Products™ Car Stereo Connectors

    16 connectors for installing a new car stereo

    Item #: 669PP500

    (711)

    Metra Crimp Caps

    Metra Crimp Caps

    Package contains 100 crimp caps — for 14- to 16-gauge wire

    Item #: 120CCL1614

    (62)

    DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

    DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

    Black 4-foot length (Assortment)

    Item #: 696010839

    (8)

    $24.99
    Add to Cart
    InstallCard: In-dash Stereo

    InstallCard: In-dash Stereo

    Prepaid professional in-dash receiver installation

    Item #: 597421000

    (81)

    $59.99
    Add to Cart
    SoundKase DFC1X

    SoundKase DFC1X

    Soft face case for detachable faceplates (single-DIN)

    Item #: 142DFC1X

    (67)

    Universal Underdash Kit

    Universal Underdash Kit

    Put a new stereo into your hard-to-fit vehicle!

    Item #: 120999000

    (15)

    $19.99
    Add to Cart
    T-Spec 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    T-Spec 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    Available in 7 different lengths (10-foot)

    Item #: 120RCA102

    (28)

    $14.99
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    EFX 17-foot RCA Patch Cable

    EFX 17-foot RCA Patch Cable

    Item #: 142A17C

    (55)

    $7.99
    After $2.00 Savings Add to Cart
    T-Spec 4-Channel RCA Patch Cable

    T-Spec 4-Channel RCA Patch Cable

    17-foot length

    Item #: 120RCA174

    (9)

    $29.99
    Add to Cart
    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    Reference Series Multi-Core RCA patch cables — available in 5 different lengths (12-foot)

    Item #: 142RR12

    $19.95
    Add to Cart
    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    Core Series Twisted RCA patch cables — available in 5 different lengths (12-foot)

    Item #: 142RCT12B

    $9.95
    Add to Cart
    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    EFX 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables

    Elite Series Braided Multi-Core RCA patch cables — available in 5 different lengths (25-foot)

    Item #: 142RE25

    $99.95
    Add to Cart
    Pioneer CD-SR100

    Pioneer CD-SR100

    Steering wheel infrared remote control

    Item #: 130CDSR100

    (66)

    $39.99
    Add to Cart
    Pioneer CD-R510 Wireless Remote Control

    Pioneer CD-R510 Wireless Remote Control

    Control your 2007-up Pioneer CD receiver

    Item #: 130CDR510

    (15)

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    1 question already asked

    I'm using a LG Cosmos 3 and once I paired it it connects automatically anytime the head unit turns on if the Bluetooth on the phone is on. What else is cool If I select bit-stream as source it automatically starts the media player on the phone. I really love this head unit. It's 'mech-less" and I have my entire iTunes library of nearly 22GB of MP3 files on an SD card available at my fingertips. No CD wallets hanging of the visor! [ Andrew  Jul 22, 2014 ]
    Yes! [ john  Jul 22, 2014 ]
    My wife uses her iPhone 5c with voice commands and I am able to use my Motorola Tundra with voice commands same as when not connected to the head unit. Best way to answer this question is to download the owner manual. [ JAMES L  Jul 20, 2014 ]