External Device Controls
Vario Color Display: Blaupunkt
London MP37 features a Vario Color display.
You can select one of 16
values of Red, Green, and Blue, giving you a possibility of 4096 colors. The
Color Scan feature cycles through all the possible display colors in
approximately 40 seconds, allowing you to choose the one you prefer.
Variable Display Dimming Levels:
You can independently set the dimming level for daytime and nighttime
displays. Each display can be set between 1 (dim) and 9 (bright). The display
switches from day to night levels when the vehicle's headlights are turned on.
Note: The orange illumination wire in the power harness must be connected
to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for the display switching to take
3-Band EQ: The unit
features preset EQ sound effects for specific types of music. You can select the
Rock, Pop, or Classic preset EQ setting. In addition, separate bass, middle, and
treble adjustments can be made from -7 to +7, each with selectable center
frequencies (Bass: 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz; Middle: 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz;
Treble: 10kHz, 12kHz, 15kHz, 17kHz).
The X-Bass feature can be used to boost the bass at low volume
levels. You can set the X-Bass boost to one of three levels. The X-Bass feature,
when activated, is applied to all sources.
Power-On Volume: You can choose
the volume setting at which the receiver plays when it is turned on. In the
menu, you can choose "Last Volume" and the unit will be set to the same volume
level as when it was last turned off. The maximum "Last Volume" setting is 38.
If you turned off the unit with the volume setting higher than 38, the unit will
default to a turn-on volume of 38. You can also choose a default volume setting
between minimum and maximum (0-66) Note: If the power-on
volume is set to a high level, you can possibly damage your hearing or your
Mute Level: You can set the
mute level to a volume setting between minimum and maximum (0-66).
Turn-On: The unit can be turned on manually even if the ignition is turned
off. The receiver will stay on in this mode for approximately one hour and will
automatically shut itself off to avoid running down the battery.
Off Timer: After opening the
control panel, the unit will switch off after a pre-selected time between 0 and
Travel Store: You can
automatically store the strongest 6 AM and 6 FM station using the Travel Store
function. These presets are stored in bands FMT and AM.
Adjustable Scan Tuning: The
scan feature briefly plays all the receivable stations. You can set the scanning
time between 5 and 30 seconds. Note: When the radio
scan time is changed, it also resets the CD intro scan time for the
in-dash player and the connected CD changer.
Shock Proof Memory: The CD
player has a memory buffer of for CDs and MP3 discs
to virtually eliminate skipping and drop outs, even on the roughest roads.
Note: The number of seconds of electronic skip protection was not given.
London MP37 can play MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The format of
the CD-R or CD-RW must be ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet. Each disc can have
a maximum of 252 directories and 511 files, with up to 255 files in one
directory. During MP3/WMA playback, you have 5 display options:
- Track/File Number and Play Time
- Track/File Number and Clock
- Directory Number and Track/File
- Directory Number and Clock
- Directory Number and Play Time
ID3 Tags: The unit will
display MP3 ID3 tags. You can select to display the directory name, file name,
artist name, song name, or album name when available.
Telephone Mute: If the receiver
is connected to a mobile telephone with an external mute circuit, the receiver's
volume is muted whenever the mobile telephone is "picked up." The power wiring
harness contains a telephone mute wire that must be connected to the phone's
mute circuit in order for this feature to function.
Subwoofer Output: In addition
to the 4-channel preamp output harness, a separate mono (single channel)
non-fading subwoofer output is provided on the power harness. You can control the subwoofer output level
from 0 to 7, and
the frequency of the
low-pass filter can be set to 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (no filtering).
Input: The London MP37 is equipped with a
3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input on the front panel. You can connect an auxiliary input source, such as a portable MiniDisc/DVD/MP3
player. You can plug in a second auxiliary source by connecting an optional
auxiliary input adapter (item number 023AUXIN1R) to the rear panel, instead of a
Remote Control: The London MP37
comes with a small 8-button remote control. The supplied remote has the
following functions: Volume Up, Volume Down, Source Select, Mute, and Select Up/Dn/Left/Right.
The unit cannot be turned on or off with the remote. Dimensions: W=1.375",
Clock Display Note: In the
menu, you can select the unit for "Clock On" or "Clock Off" operation. When set
to "Clock On", the clock will continue to display and the buttons remain
illuminated after the unit is turned off as long as the ignition is in the "On"
or "Accessory" position. When set to "Clock Off", the display and button
illumination is turned off when the unit is turned off.
Clock Mode: You can set the
clock display to 12-hour or 24-hour mode.
External Device Controls
iPod Ready: The
receiver is compatible with the Blaupunkt iPod Aux Cable (item #
023IPODCBL). When the iPod cable is connected, the audio from the iPod can be
played through the receiver. You will still need to control the iPod
directly--the receiver cannot control the device. Note: When the iPod Aux
Cable is in use, you cannot connect a CD changer to this unit.
Bluetooth/USB Adapter Ready:
With the optional Bluetooth/USB interface (023BLAUBLU), you can place and accept
"hands free" cellular phone calls through this head unit. You can also play MP3
files stored on your Bluetooth cell phone. Up to 5 Bluetooth-capable phones can
be registered to the adapter. In addition, the adapter has a USB input for
plugging in portable digital audio players with USB outputs or USB storage
Changer Controls: This head unit can
directly control the following Blaupunkt changers: CDC A 03, CDC A 08, and IDC A
09. During CD changer
operation, you have 5 display options:
- Track Number and Play Time
- Track Number and Clock
- CD Number and Track Number
- CD Number and Clock
- CD Number and Play Time
Note: The IDC A 09
changer is only compatible with the London MP37 if it has not been
previously connected to a 2002 or older Blaupunkt receiver. A code is
set inside the IDC A 09 when it is connected to the older radio, making
the changer incompatible with 2003 and newer receivers. The changer
would need to be sent back to the manufacturer to reset the code in
order to make it compatible again.