Ready for your digital music files

Blaupunkt's Madrid 210 CD receiver gives you a USB port for plugging in storage devices full of music (no iPod® controls) — just plug in and take control of your music from the receiver's controls. This receiver will play all your CDs, including discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files. You can also plug a satellite radio or almost any other audio source into the front-panel auxiliary input.

Sound controls and system expansion

The Madrid belts out plenty of power, and you can tweak the sound with a 3-band parametric equalizer that lets you select specific frequencies to boost or cut. If you want more kick, the two pairs of preamp outputs make it easy to add external amps or a powered sub and an amp.

Note: We made a special purchase on this Blaupunkt receiver, and it's a great deal. Keep in mind that you'll have to activate the AM tuner and reset the FM tuner for American stations — the process is explained in the manual. Also, this receiver does not come with a warranty, but it is covered by our 60-day satisfaction guarantee.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs (no iPod control)
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
    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.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (10A fuse installed)
    • Face (inside face-case)
    • Trim-ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Face-case
    • Remote (CR2025 battery installed)
    • 4 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • Self-tapping screw
    • Metal backstrap
    • Hex-nut
    • Flat-washer
    • Lock-washers
    • Rubber boot
    • Operating/Installation Instructions

    Product Research

    Disc Playback
    USB/AUX Connectivity
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control
    Warranty Information

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt Madrid 210 features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Madrid 210 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) music files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 and Joliet. The unit is compatible with ID3-tags(ver. 1/2)/WMA-tags  and will display file and folder names (up to 30 characters).

    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 Madrid 210 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 all the tracks recorded on a CD or the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of the first track of all the folders on an MP3/WMA disc.
    • Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the current track on a disc repeatedly or play a file currently being played in a MP3/WMA folder repeatedly.
    • Random Play: This function allows you to play all tracks recorded on a disc or in a folder in a random order.

    Off Insert/Eject: 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.

    Auto Reload: 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.

    USB/AUX Connectivity

     USB Port: The Blaupunkt Madrid 210 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 with MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) music files. The USB port is compatible with USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The unit can recognize up to 20,000 MP3/WMA files stored on one USB MSC device. The Madrid 210 offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass Storage device; Play/Pause, Skip Track (Previous/Next), Fast-Forward/Rewind, Scan Play, Repeat/Random, and Folder/Track selection. USB portable audio players 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.

    Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit. This unit's USB port is not compatible with the Apple iPod or iPhone.

    Auxiliary Input: The Madrid 210 feature a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable satellite radio receiver to this head unit. You can set the Auxiliary input sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your connected external audio device. You can also enter a custom 15-character name for the Aux input.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt Madrid is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks. You can store 5 radio stations in each bank, giving you 15 FM and 10 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.

    Scanning Station: The Scan function will play the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of each station, until you find a station you like.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    US/European Tuning: 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.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Blaupunkt Madrid 210 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. The power output specs for the Madrid 210 are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Blaupunkt Madrid 210 features a pair of fading front- and rear-channel 2.0-volt preamp outputs.

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

    Preset + 3-Band EQ: 4 sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. For further adjustment, the in-dash CD receiver features a built-in 3-Band EQ.

    3-Band EQ Frequency Gain Q-Factor
    Treble 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 kHz -7 to +7 dB N/A
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz -7 to +7 dB 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz -7 to +7 dB 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0

    Loudness: This function enhances low frequencies (bass) at lower volumes.

    X-Bass: The X-Bass function enhances the receiver's bass output around a certain frequency (60/80/100Hz) at lower volumes. The gain of the X-Bass function can be adjusted from 0 to +3.

    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.

    Mute Level: The head unit's Mute function can be set from 0-50; based on your preference of attenuation.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: 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 Madrid 210 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.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote: The Madrid 210 comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the CD receiver. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already installed).

    Warranty Information

    60 Day Warranty: The Blaupunkt Madrid 210 CD receiver does not come with a manufacture's warranty, but does include Crutchfield's 60-day satisfaction guarantee. 

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