Blaupunkt Miami Beach CD52

CD receiver with CD changer controls

  • Blaupunkt Miami Beach CD52


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Our take on the Blaupunkt Miami Beach CD52

by Robert Ferency-Viars

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.

Fun. That's what Blaupunkt's engineers had in mind when they created the Miami Beach CD52 CD receiver. They know there's nothing like listening to your music on a high-powered receiver that sounds good, looks good, and is easy-to-use.

The control panel layout features a rotary control for quick adjustments and a simple, intuitive button arrangement. The multicolor display ensures maximum visibility. The Miami Beach packs a punch with a built-in high-power amplifier (25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4) that will make your CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs sound terrific.

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Blaupunkt's Codem III+ tuner provides crystal-clear AM/FM reception whether you're cruising 5th Avenue or out on Highway 55. Source tone memory stores different tone settings for CD or radio, eliminating annoying changes in volume and tone when switching sources. X-Bass provides effective low-frequency enhancement without muddying up your mids and highs.

Add the optional auxiliary input and power up your portable MP3 player, video game, or plug-and-play satellite radio system with some Blaupunkt muscle. Or hook up a CD changer to enjoy the entertainment variety of multi-disc playback. You can use the two sets of 3-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier to your speakers or subwoofers. Add the optional remote for convenient control while watching the road.


  • detachable, fold-down face
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • multicolor display
  • Codem III+ tuner
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • seek tuning
  • station scan
  • source tone memory
  • X-Bass
  • selectable turn-on volume level
  • CD changer controls
  • front and rear 3-volt preamp outputs
  • clock
  • optional auxiliary input
  • optional wireless remote
  • 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 85 dB
  • FM sensitivity 17 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
CEA-2006 Compliant ---
RMS Power Output 25 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth N/A
Preamp Outputs 4-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs No
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 3 volts
Display Color Multi-color
Key Button Color Orange/blue
EQ Bands None
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
AUX Input Optional
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 17 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
Radio Data System No
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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
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Trim ring
  • Speaker wiring harness
  • Power wiring harness
  • Preamp output harness
  • 2 DIN radio removal tools
  • European to Motorola antenna adapter
  • Antenna adapter clip
  • Plastic bushing and bumper extension
  • 1 Face security screw
  • 4 Self-tapping ISO-DIN mounting screws
  • Operating and installation instructions (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Benefits Registration card (Insurance Referral/Warranty Confirmation and Ownership Registration)
  • 2 Blaupunkt bumper stickers (on one 3-1/8" x 2-1/2" card)

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Changer Controls


Spectrometer Display: The Miami Beach CD52 features a selectable spectrometer level display. The spectrometer briefly provides a symbolic display of the volume and audio control settings while you are adjusting them. When no settings are being adjusted, the display will show a representation of the radio's output level. There are two spectrometer patterns to choose from, or the display can be turned off.

X-Bass: The X-Bass feature boosts bass response, centered at 72Hz, for more dynamic sound. You may select from two levels of boost (high/low), or you may turn the X-Bass feature off.

Source Tone Memory: The settings for Bass, Treble, Loudness, and X-Bass can be independently stored for each source (FM, AM, CD, CD-Changer, or AUX).

Power-On Volume Limit: Once the power-on volume limit is set, the receiver will turn on with the volume set at either the preset maximum or the volume setting when the receiver was last turned off, whichever is lower. This feature prevents you from being overpowered by an unexpected, high volume blast of output when you turn the unit on.

Adjustable Mute: You can quickly reduce the volume of the receiver by pressing the Mute button. The amount of volume reduction can be adjusted in the menu.

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

Tuner: The Miami Beach CD52 has the Codem III+ analog tuner.

Tuner Configuration: This unit is equipped with a multi-band tuner. You can choose tuner parameters for America, Europe, Asia and Thailand.

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 Sensitivity: You can select low or high sensitivity for the tuner when the radio is in the seek mode. When set to low sensitivity, the tuner stops only at the strongest stations, and when set to high sensitivity, the tuner stops at any receivable station.

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.

Aux Input "Ready": If you're not connecting a CD changer to this unit, you can connect an optional auxiliary input harness (023AUXIN1R) to the CD changer connector to provide input for a portable cassette, MD or MP3 player. The inputs on the optional harness are female stereo RCA jacks.

Compatible With Optional Remote: This unit is compatible with the optional RC10 "Thummer"-type steering wheel mounted remote.

Changer Controls

Changer Compatibility: The Miami Beach CD52 is compatible with the following Blaupunkt CD changers: CDC A08, CDC A06, CDC A072, CDC A02, and IDC A09. When connected to a compatible CD changer, it will control the following functions:

  • Disc up/down
  • Track up/down
  • Track audible search (either direction)
  • Pause/Resume
  • Track scan: the first 10 seconds of each track on each loaded disc are played
  • Track repeat
  • Disc repeat
  • One Disc Random (called "Mix"): all the tracks on the current disc are played in random order
  • Disc Random (called "All Mix"): Selects randomly from all discs in the changer and plays tracks in random order
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