Blaupunkt Cupertino 220
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Item #: 023CPR220W
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Blaupunkt's Cupertino 220 CD receiver sets a high bar for audio performance while keeping the price point low. Behind the elegant front panel, you'll find a powerful built-in amp that delivers 22 watts per channel, complemented by a 3-band equalizer that'll shape the sound to match your car and your style. Eight preset tone settings make it easy to enhance your music with the touch of a button.
You can play your favorite CDs in the Cupertino, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files. You can plug portable satellite radios and other sound sources into the front-panel auxiliary input, while a USB port accepts your iPod, iPhone®, or a thumb drive. And you can control your playlists and song selection from the receiver when your iPhone/iPod is connected, so you won't have to pick up your device to find your favorite tunes.
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.
Excellent CD Receiver. With the supplied wiring adapter and instructions it was an easy install. Any questions were readily answered by Crutchfield tech support.
Pros: Excellent product for the price.
Cons: Absolutely terrible Blaupunkt operating instructions. Had and have to rely on Crutchfield techs for instructions.
I 1st got a Panasonic HD radio which was too much for the wife- Crutchfield did a no problems swap for this radio. After I wired it all up it would not power on, I checked everything out and fuse on back of radio was not seated well -- all good now. Once set up this is very straight forward to use and wife loves it (happy wife, happy life) as the cd player went out on her factory radio. This unit has great sound , pulls in way more stations and looks good.
Pros: RDS feature to show song and station info which factory radio did not have- customer support at Crutchfield
Works fine, but the remote doesn't work when your moving
Perfect Fit for New Beetle with Monsoon
Pros: OEM Look
Cons: Tight Fit
A dandy replacement for OE deck that died after 25. Cake to install. Great sound made better will upgraded speakers. Subtle lighting and just enough display options to avoid distraction . Looks darn good in one of BMW's perfect interior designs
Pros: It is cheap enough. Excellent instructions, but please print a copy and put in shipping box with unit.
Cons: Had to go home or office from garage to print instructions from .pdf file attached to emailed receipt. Good grief! Contributed more carbon to planet by driving than 6 sheets of paper from sacred pine trees would save.
I love this head unit, no stupid flashing lights, minimal confusing controls, very intuitive and easy to use receiver
Pros: Easy to use, simple, sounds great
i chose this unit because it appeared simple to use. I don't want bells and whistles [coolness factor ;-( ]. just needed a reliable simple head unit to plug an ipod into
Pros: simple to uses
Cons: none yet
radio sounds good and great display and features
My 2nd Blaupunkt from Crutchfield and I can't help bu be impressed. Very clean looking unit with easy to use controls. Radio reception is fantastic(about the best of any units I've ever used). Overall just a very solid unit that makes a nice upgrade over factory without looking out of place in the dash.
Pros: Very clean looking unit. Easy to use controls. Incredible radio reception.
Cons: Mounting depth is a bit deep(but I knew it was going to be a tight fit in an '04 Vibe when I ordered it).
Don't waste your money.
Cons: CD player overheats and shuts down after 3 to 4 tracks, My 8 track from the 70's had better quality sound. The USB port is so cheap the thumb drive will fall out on the interstate highway. FM reception works like a satellite dish in the rain.
It's a decent unit for the price. It sound better than my factory system, but it doesn't give that wow factors that the Blaupunkt from the 80's and 90's use to give me. Blaupunkt has undoubtedly cut back on quality.
Pros: Easy to install and operate. Reasonable sound quality
Cons: Display panel is not visible on a bright day. It could you a "loudness" button to boost the sound. USB port is hard to find in the dark - It's not lit and the port cover is very flimsy
This is an excellent choice for any car. My 1973 VW Super Beetle had the dash modified for another Blaupunkt, years ago. Many VW's have been modified to fit other radios. This fit right into the previous hole and the sound is great. I'm enjoying the ability to plug in my iPhone and enjoy all of my music.
Pros: sound quality, easy installation, USB and alt input
Really nice stereo. Looks great in '79 Alfa Spider. Simple design will look good for a long time. Relatively easy install. Sounds great powering 2 Infinity Kappa speakers in kick plate. Hooked to Kenwood 2 channel powering Infinity Kappa on parcel shelf. Sounds great!!!! Menu on stereo is typical European & not really user friendly. Bottom line great quality head unit & excellent value. Highly recommend!!
Pros: Great classic looks w/o tacky lights & styling (most Japanese brands). Adequate power for 2 speakers sounds great with amp.
Cons: Limited instructions & menu isn't user friendly
The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 is a really good looking receiver especially if you are looking to use in a classic car and desire to not distract the look and feel of the automobile. I decided this would be the motivation for purchasing the unit for my classic Mercedes Benz and it not only meet my expectations it actually exceeded them.
Pros: Great minimalist looks, reasonable sound quality, ipod connectivity, usb connectivity, easy installation. Removable faceplate is a great theft deterrent when installed in a convertible vehicle such as mine.
Cons: Wiring improperly labeled by the manufacturer. + and - speaker wires were labeled in reverse fortunately i knew how to properly wire otherwise the outcome may not have been so good. Blaupunkt needs to do something about their quality control department.
Nice stereo for the money. Got it to replace the 20 year old Blaupunkt in my BMW. Fits perfectly and sounds good.
Pros: Perfect fit and easy to install
Cons: None so far
Bought the Blaupunkt Cupertino from Crutchfield to put in my commuter Beetle. I started with stock speakers but since uprated those to Pioneer 3 ways in front and Infinity reference speakers in the rear. The deck is good looking, with simple, straight forward controls, installation was easy and professional looking (thanks to Crutchfield), and it didn't even require a wiring harness because I was plugging it into a VW.
After living with it 3 weeks, I am underwhelmed by the sound quality. There's a harshness and brassy distortion to the treble that can't be gotten rid of unless you turn the treble down to the point the music sounds dull overall. The bass is muted and lifeless. I'm primarily listening to jazz, acoustic blues, and orchestral music, not kicking out hiphop or rock, so I'm not demanding a ton of bass, but in any event it just isn't there. If I could do it over I'd opt for one of the inexpensive Pioneer decks that have been my mainstay for years.
Pros: Simple installation, elegant look, simple controls
Cons: Sound quality inferior to other low-cost decks; no amount of tweaking sound levels can make this thing really shine. Not the cheapest deck out there, so a real disappointment.
This is the first aftermarket headunit I have installed and so far I am very impressed. This head unit brought out the quality of my stock speakers and allowed me to use my phone or ipod to play better quality music. The only problem I have had with the new unit is that it does not always read my phone or ipod through the USB cable. It will keep attempting to read it but be unsuccessful. I have found that by unplugging the usb from the unit, and then turning the unit off before turning my car off and then turning the unit on after turning my car on and then plugging the usb in and then my phone/ipod it usually works, but it still isn't guaranteed. If this problem could be worked out with a simple solution this unit would be PERFECT. It has awesome sound quality, a clean simple look, it is easy to use (except when it does not read your device) and an all around great device.
Pros: Clean simple look, great sound quality, easy to use remote, simple to install, charges phone and ipod, when it doesnt read the device you can still use the usb to charge it while using aux for audio.
Cons: Does not always read devices through usb cord, the face is not very bright and can be difficult to see during the day when it is bright outside.
Good for VWs no wire harness required, factory harness plugs right into the unit. Good power and pretty good sound, not a lot of adjustments for sound, just bass and treble, no mid setting. Matches dash lights perfect. I have a 2000 passat.
Pros: Matches VW dash lights, good power. Easy install in 2000 passat, took less than 15 min.
Cons: No mid or loudness adjustments
I didn't want a bunch of crazy disco lights and obnoxious visuals so I chose this deck because of its understated elegant look. It's very streamlined and generally pretty good. I have an 86 BMW so I wanted to stick with German manufacturing and this deck was re commended specifically for my car. That being said the deck doesn't sit perfectly, it's pretty loose and sticks out about an inch further than the stock stereo.The sound is about the same as the stock deck which finally died after 27 years.
Pros: Elegant, mellow streamlined display
Cons: No Bluetooth & doesn't answer phone calls even when plugged in via USB even though there is an answer phone call button on the remote.
We purchased this unit to install in a customer's VW camper van, replacing a broken Pioneer unit. The customer's primary concern was "Will it work with my iPod?" The Cupertino 220 certainly does that, using the factory iPod cable to connect and control the iPod. Sound quality is O.K.; for its price point, I doubt you're going to find anything better. The unit blends well with the early 90's VW dash we put it in, but it would probably look good in most cars. Being Bosch, I expect it to last.
Pros: Value, full feature set, not garish or fiddly-looking.
Cons: Slight learning curve to work all the features.
Installation, as always with Crutchfield, was easy and all the parts, as always, were thankfully included. This radio is a quality product you'd expect from Blaupunkt. Not only does it look elegant but it's 'reserved elegance' that screams class instead of tons of lights and goofy displays, it remains totally minimal and cool. The sound is as good as the speakers in your vehicle. I can say this unit sounds 1000x better than the factory installed stereo in my Dodge 3500 even with the factory speakers. The radio signal reception is extraordinary. The CD player is great. Face it, this is a great stereo, especially for the price. Get one.
Pros: Great look, great sound, detachable face, remote control, easy to install, solid quality.
Cons: Because it's a Blaupunkt you expect lots of quality stuff. You get it. Only there are so many features it takes awhile to comprehend all of them. SUGGESTION: Do NOT try and 'learn' this unit while driving. Mess with it in the safety of your garage or driveway until you can utilize all the features without thinking about it instead of the road. Us other drivers thank you for that.
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red/Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Cupertino 220 features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover. The USB port 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 CD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Blaupunkt CD receiver supports the following types of MP3 and WMA music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||CD-R/RW||USB Storage Device|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||
bit rate of 32-320 kbps
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||N/A||20,000 total files|
|Tags||ID3 tag (version 1/2), WMA tag|
Folder Select: This function allows you to select a folder containing MP3/WMA files and start playing from the first track in the folder.
Playback Functions: The Cupertino 220 provides Repeat, Random, & Scan playback functions.
Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. If the ejected disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.
Mounting: For proper CD playback you must install the unit within 30° of horizontal.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The Cupertino 220 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/22/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
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.
Front-Panel 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 (great for those non-Apple/Android devices. 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning.
22 Watt x 4 Channel Amp: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 is equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (50 watts Peak x 4 channels).
2ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 features a set of 2.0-volt preamp outputs.
Tone Controls + Sound Presets: The head unit offers independent Bass (+/-7dB) & Treble (+/-7dB) control; along with Balance (L9-R9) & Fader (R9-F9) adjustment. Four sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.
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 be purchased for this unit.
Single-Line Display: The single-line, 15-digit LCD (with black background and white characters) on the Cupertino 220 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.
Illumination Dimmer: The CD 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.
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.
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.
IR Remote: The Cupertino 220 comes supplied with an 18-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the CD receiver. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already installed).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with one of these SWC adapters (541SWIRC/794ADSMSW, sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
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Good price, good name, fit needs [ T Dec 14, 2015 ]
German CD player for German car. Not flashy and glowy and blinky -- but discrete. Has an actual volume knob, even if it is digital. A review by a Mercedes owner helped persuade me. [ Vergil Dec 13, 2015 ]
I use it with my iPhone all the time (as well as generic flash drive). Once I plug them in, however, I have to control them from the stereo. Not sure about Android, but assume that anything usb should work fine. [ Chris Dec 05, 2015 ]
Sorry, I don't know. Have not used that feature. [ Lin Dec 05, 2015 ]
sorry, I have not used that feature. Just radio and CD play [ JOESEPH Dec 04, 2015 ]
All I ever plugged into it was an old iPod. It only let me change the songs with the head unit. But it could be different for a phone. [ NICK Dec 04, 2015 ]
yes, it's a good ol' fashioned knob. [ Chris Dec 05, 2015 ]
Yup. It's a nob that turns ton increase volume. [ Christopher Nov 21, 2015 ]
Yes, it is an actual rotating knob. The operation is digital though, not analog. [ DONALD Nov 15, 2015 ]
Yes. [ Hugh Nov 15, 2015 ]
Yes- it is a rotating knob [ David Nov 15, 2015 ]
Yes. [ DONALD G Nov 15, 2015 ]
It is a simple knob. [ BARRY Nov 15, 2015 ]
Yes, the knob rotates a full 360 degrees. [ Jason Nov 15, 2015 ]
Yes rotates like typical volume control [ richard Nov 15, 2015 ]
I use an iPhone 5 & have never had this problem. Maybe an Apple update could fix this? [ Chris Dec 05, 2015 ]
Unfortunately, I have yet to even install my unit. I was planning on doing so this week however. I do have the iPhone 4S, but I have friends who have the 5 and 5s so I'm sure I will have a chance to mess around with both. [ Cole Jan 27, 2014 ]
I have not used this with the Iphone 5 [ richard Jan 27, 2014 ]
Martin S, Wish I could help you but I do not have an iPhone 5. Sorry. Try the Menu button and scroll through to Source and check any options. Best of luck. [ Hugh Jan 27, 2014 ]