Blaupunkt New Jersey 220

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Need a break from all that bridge traffic? Blaupunkt's New Jersey 220 CD receiver offers multiple entertainment options, including a USB port for your digital music files, an old-school CD player, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Blaupunkt wraps all that up into a double-DIN (4" tall) radio with subtle styling that looks great in your dash.

Built-in Bluetooth

You can answer a call from a Bluetooth-enabled phone with the push of a button, and your end of the conversation is picked up by the microphone that's built into faceplate. The New Jersey 220 supports Bluetooth audio streaming too, so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like track up or down.

Your choice of music

In addition to audio streaming, the New Jersey 220 also offers crystal-clear CD playback, a sensitive AM/FM tuner for radio broadcasts, a convenient front aux input for your portable audio player, and a USB port for iPod, iPhone® or a thumb drive full of MP3 or WMA music.

This Blaupunkt helps you get the most out of your music with a beefy built-in amp that'll make your speakers sound more dynamic. You can tailor the sound to your preferences with the 3-band parametric equalizer, and you'll find the two sets of preamp outputs handy for adding an amp or 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:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • loudness control
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    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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    • CD receiver (10A fuse installed)
    • Sleeve (installed w/ 4 screws)
    • Trim-ring
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote (CR2025 battery installed)
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Rubber boot
    • Operating/Installation Instructions
    • FCC Statement

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    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 memory
    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 6+/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    Radio & Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.0+EDR) 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 New Jersey 220 BT.

    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 3 Bluetooth-enabled devices, but only one can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT 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 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 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. In addition, you can make a call from a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial; you can select Received, Dialed, or Missed calls.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220BT 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 New Jersey 220BT'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 STREAMING".

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT 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 New Jersey 220 BT 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 MP3: bit rate of 32-320 kbps
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 3,000 total files/folders
    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 New Jersey 220 BT provides Repeat, Random, & Scan playback functions.

    • Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play the first couple of seconds of all the tracks recorded on a CD; or the first couple of seconds of the first track of all the folders on a MP3/WMA disc or USB device.
    • Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the current track on a disc or USB device repeatedly or play a file currently being played in a MP3/WMA folder on a disc/USB repeatedly.
    • Random Play: This function allows you to play all tracks recorded on a disc/USB or particular folder of a Disc/USB in a random order.

    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/Aux Integration

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT'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 New Jersey 220 BT 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. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen. Older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • 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 New Jersey 220 BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/21/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4/4S 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    6/6+ 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y N
    2 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N N
    3 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N N
    4/air 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N N
    mini 8.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N 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.

    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

    Radio & Audio Section

    AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT 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 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
    • Scanning Station: The Scan function will play the first couple of seconds of each preset station, until you find the 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.

    22 Watt x 4 Channel Amp: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT is equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (50 watts Peak x 4 channels).

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT features two sets of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer outputs (no low-pass crossover or sub control).

    3-Band EQ w/ Presets:  The head unit offer basic bass and treble control. There are also 4 sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) that 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 80, 100, 200 Hz -7 to +7 dB 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0

    Loudness: The Loudness feature enhances low frequencies (400, 800, or 240Hz)at lower volumes.

    Turn-On Volume Level: 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.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (this can be turned on or off).

    Display & Remote Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The New Jersey 220 BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Single-Line Display: The single-line, 8-digit LCD (with black background and white characters) on the New Jersey 220 BT allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition. You can the LCD's brightness to "Bright" or "Dark".

    12/24-Hour Clock: The in-dash head unit offers a switchable 12- or 24-hour clock display. The clock is only displayed when the head unit is turned on.

    IR Remote: The New Jersey 220 BT comes supplied with an 20-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).

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    Classy Addition

    Written By Michael, Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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    Looks amazing in my Chevy Silverado, controls are easy and bluetooth works great.... Love it !

    Pros: Appearance, easy to operate

    Cons: none

    Super easy bluetooth!

    Written By Josh, Minnesota on Friday, February 20, 2015

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    Excellent deck, easy to set up bluetooth!

    Terrible bluetooth connectivity

    Written By TimW, Delhi, CA on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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    I purchased the NJ220 to replace my stock stereo that had no bluetooth functions and no auxiliary input. The NJ220 stereo installed fairly easily, but the bluetooth implementation on this stereo is a joke. Pairing the device was simple enough, but from then on, bluetooth function has varied from frustrating to inexplicable. When starting the vehicle and the stereo, most of the time, it will see my iPhone (5s) and register on the display, but it will not resume playing. You need to press the large center button for that. About half the time, this will actually succeed in causing playback to start. The other half, you will need to press play and pause a number of times on the iPhone itself. The iPhone will show it is playing the source through bluetooth, counting down the duration, but nothing from the NJ220. Eventually, you'll get audio from the stereo if you fiddle with it enough. When this connection is made without all the monkeying around, it will play for 10 seconds then go silent for 10 seconds, then resume playing again. It does this every single time. After that, if you don't touch anything, it will continue playing. But it you dare to use the center button on the NJ220 to pause your iPhone, it will certainly pause it, but 90% of the time you cannot simply hit the same button to resume playback. You are back to fiddling with play and pause on the phone itself. The bluetooth on my little $10 speaker is a dream compared to this! Can't recommend this stereo.

    Pros: Easy installation, good audio quality, good value, decent power.

    Cons: Worst bluetooth implementation ever.

    New Jersy 220

    Written By WXO, North Carolina on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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    I wasn't planning to replace the factory unit in my '08 Trailblazer when this all started. I had two speakers that had stopped working so I called Crutchfield to get replacements for all four. The Crutchfield sales rep strongly suggested I get a new aftermarket radio to replace the factory unit promising significantly better sound. Well, I was quite satisfied with the factory unit, but followed his advice anyway. I selected the Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 because of it's conservative appearance. I selected four Kicker CS65 to replace the factory speakers. The end result was quite pleasing. I love the simple, straightforward, intuitive layout of the controls. The unit matches the factory dash nicely without standing out with flashy colorful displays. Finally, the sound puts a smile on my face. It's a serious upgrade from the factory sound! Rather than just background sound when I drive, I now look for music to exercise this new system. I'm very pleased with the outcome! The disappointing part of this experience was the installation. Crutchfield support was great and I used them multiple times, but their installation kits leave a lot to be desired. The speaker mounting kits turned out to be unnecessary. Instructions were pathetic. Installation was more difficult and time consuming that it should have been. I have done many custom installs over the years and I'm not happy with this experience even with the support and installation kits.

    Pros: Attractive, conservative appearance. Intuitive controls. Great sound.

    Cons: Installation was tedious and time consuming. Install kits don't fit right and require phone calls to figure out what to do. Kit install Instructions were useless.

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    Written By MMac, Texas on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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    Looks great in 2007 nitro works great! Dose't have the light show or all the flash which is great. Only problem I had is that after initial installation radio stations very weak. Tech support said that blue power antenna wire needed to be connected.(I do not have power antenna on car and left it unconnected as per instructions) tech told me that blaupunkt needs this. After taking stereo back out and connecting blue wire and reinstalling stereo picks up stations from a long distance. Very happy with sound and hands free phone calls integrated mic sounds good. I would recommend this to anyone with double din installation.

    Pros: great look and great sounds

    Cons: installation instructions need to be more complete, menus take awhile to get use to

    Nice upgrade!

    Written By chadvi, California on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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    I was on the fence about this HU because of the lack of info on the net. i don't like to buy anything these days without intensive research. and i hate buyers remorse.. the few reviews i did find here on Crutchfield seemed all over the place.. you really need to read the reviews and not just look at the star rating. how can you give a bad review on a car stereo because of the clock? which I've learned will stay on if you simply push the Display button a few times Anyway.. i liked this HU mainly because its simple yet elegant looks.. I asked here on Crutchfield some questions i was concerned about and thanks to the speedy replies i was able to make a more informed decision and ordered it.. Ive had it now for a couple weeks and have no regrets. Im loving this thing!! . easy install with the free goodies supplied by Crutchfield. It looks stock in my 1st Gen Tacoma which is just what i wanted. very well built... the dial and buttons are solid.the display is easy to read. the tuner is picking up stations i didn't know existed... and most important, the sound is amazing!! making my stock speakers come to life. good EQ settings and a loudness feature that adds a nice full sound to the music. Ill admit the interface isn't that user friendly but read the manual. figure it out. set it. and enjoy. Sometimes you can't go backwards in the setting so you have get out and then back in to make adjustments. If you're someone who likes to mess with the sound for every song this might prove frustrating.

    Pros: Looks. build quality. sound!!

    Cons: user interface

    Awesome

    Written By Anonymous, Laurel delaware on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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    I gave a coolness factor a 1star but that is a good thing I wanted to retain factory appearance and the blaupunkt did just that with all the bells and whistles

    Very good, not perfect

    Written By JImDubs, New York on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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    Overall I am pleased with this stereo. It looks good for my taste, I didn't want something that looks like the computer from a UFO (how 99% of todays stereos look). I like that it doesn't have 200,000 display color options, or unnecessary features. It does the job for someone like me who just wants a simple upgrade. As for negatives, there are a few annoying things. First, the volume knob is overly touchy and will do things you don't want it to when scrolling through the menus. Second, the cd read/recognition time as well as the usb recognition time is quite slow. Third and most annoying to me, the CD shuffle play feature sucks. It consistently shuffles to the same 2 or 3 tracks, sometimes going back to the beginning of the song it just played. You are constantly hitting the next button to try to skip to a new track. I am old fashioned and much of my music is still on CD format so this bothers me. Overall, I am pleased with it. I just wish some other manufacturers would offer "simple" units like this to give consumers a few choices.

    Pros: Clean looks, simple and good sound quality

    Cons: Touchy volume knob, slow processing, horrible cd shuffle feature

    Good but......

    Written By Chief Drop, Biloxi, MS on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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    I bought this radio because of it's simplistic look. I installed it in my 2002 Xterra with virtually no problems and it looks great in the dash. The sound is good and it connects to my IPhone via Bluetooth quickly. Hoever, as stated in previous reviews, the display is a joke. The radio does not default to clock and, even though you can dim the display, the lights in the buttons stay bright. This is very distracting when driving on dark roads. Also, when the time is displayed, it displays in big letters AM or PM. I am in a car! I should know wether it is night or day but anyway... This radio would rate 5 stars if they would fix the display problems.

    Pros: Ease of installation. Sound Bluetooth

    Cons: Not defaulting back to clock. No intensity control of the button lights.

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    Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    easy install and good sound quality

    Cons: no auto dim (DAY/NIGHT) but the day display is not that overpowering

    Fit perfect in Scion xB

    Written By sak54, Wooster, Oh on Thursday, December 25, 2014

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    Installed this in my daughter's Scion xB. It fit perfect. You can't tell is is not factory installed. My daughter figured out how to set things in a short amount of time. Still need to set up the bluetooth with her phone. But overall very happy with it. I also found out by accident that you can turn it on without the key in the ignition.

    Pros: Quality aftermarket radio for the car.

    Cons: None

    Works great in Volvo V70

    Written By Bhima2100, Port Townsend, WA on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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    I installed one of these in our 98 Volvo V 70. It took a little work with a Dremel to make it fit. It now works great, sounds good, and looks cool. I also put one in our Chimook RV with the same results. I like to larger buttons and simple controls - less time with eyes on the stereo to change functions.

    Pros: Ease of use, sound, reception of radio stations better than previous units.

    Cons: Modification of dash opening needed

    User friendly

    Written By Rickb, Florida on Friday, December 05, 2014

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    Excellent product. Very user friendly once you learn the controls. Syncs to iPhone with USB or Bluetooth easily.

    Pros: Great upgrade product, great sound and reception

    Messed up the Most Basic Part (The Clock)

    Written By Dissatisfied Customer, Florida on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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    Overall a great radio that is built to look and feel like OEM when installed in the car. However, that does not excuse the glaring issue that the programming for the Head Unit is flawed at the basic level in how the clock behaves. The system defaults the display to the input, not the time. Given that this is a user preference, one would think you could change the preference; however, that is not the case. You can select to display the time; however, any button push (E.G. changing the volume) will then cause the system to display the input again. When on "AUX", it tells you that you are utilizing the AUX input from two locations because it forces back to the input versus the time. When the radio shuts down completely, instead of showing the time, the head unit turns completely off. I originally thought that this was defective; however, after speaking with Blaupunkt they confirmed that this is how the head unit is supposed to work. Potential to be one of the best head units out there; however, critically flawed at the most basic level gives it a would not recommend rating.

    Pros: Looks good in the dash. Decent sound quality. Overall simple menu to navigate.

    Cons: The clock. Everything about the clock. Fix the clock and there will be none.

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    Written By CSI502, Louisville, KY on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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    Radio system works as described. Was a pain to install in a 2003 Yukon XL SLT. Had to cutout supports in the dash to wedge it in. once it was all done it looked real nce.

    Pros: Bluetooth Pairing worked flawlessly. Simple operational interface. Good sound quality when paired with the Bose system in the Yukon.

    Cons: Not a lot of customization in the system.

    Awesome upgrade

    Written By Nate, New Jersey on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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    Sound product from a quality company, this radio fit perfectly in my 07 ford truck. Sound quality is great, it was easy to install, and it has a sleek and simple design, nothing too flashy.

    Pros: Easy to use, simple design, affordable

    Cons: menus are tricky to navigate until you get used to them

    Aesthetically pleasing, but terrible performance.

    Written By casesensative, Florida on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    I bought this cd player originally because I wanted a double din CD player to replace the factory double din in my truck, and my truck is a basic model so I wanted something that was simple in its look to kind of fit with the rest of the interior. It succeeded on that part, and failed on almost every single other part.

    1. Sound quality was lackluster, and forced speakers to crack at mid-high levels. EQ options are very minimal.

    2. Bluetooth almost always skips for a few minutes before eventually settling it to a working fashion.

    3. Very simple, almost overly so. There is not much here in the way of controls, and yet it was still complicated to do a few simple things.

    4. Compact Disc reading was incredibly slow. Skipping tracks lagged, and moving around through the cd, bluetooth or anything involving your music was sluggish at best. The overall performance of this thing is absolute garbage for nearly $200.00. Build quality also seems not as good as other brands.

    Overall I was disappointed with the performance of this cd player, so I sent it back and replaced it with the Pioneer FH-X720BT. I was IMMEDIATELY BLOWN AWAY, by the difference in performance of these two units.

    The Pioneers sound quality right out the gate blows the Blaupunkts out of the water. The performance is quick and agile, moving through tracks with ease. The bluetooth connection is 100 times better, and the buttons and menu allow for much more customization.

    Overall would highly NOT RECOMMEND this unit.

    Pros: Simple Looks

    Cons: Everything else

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    Written By Patrick, Houston, Texas on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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    I am pleased that I made the decision to pay more than I could have by purchasing some average equipment. This unit makes the stock speakers in my truck sound far better than what I had before. The reason I gave 4 stars on "ease of use" is that it took me awhile to understand the users guide. The unit has so many cool options of use that it takes awhile to understand but then becomes easy. I really am enjoying this player so much that I am going to by another to use in my outdoor bar and then will have use for the remote control that comes with it. I don't have use for that in my truck.

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220

    Written By TerryK, Canton, OH on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    I am very happy with the purchase of this unit. The installation was fairly straight forward and it looks great in my Honda Civic. It took me a little time to learn about the operation and all of it's functions but I am comfortable now. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking for a reasonable price on a very aesthetically pleasing unit.

    Cons: There needs to be more emphasis placed on removing the two transport screws installed at the factory for the CD player. I missed this during the initial installation and had to take the unit back out of the dash just to remove the screws so that my CD player would work.

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    Written By Anonymous, Dubuque, IA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    If you are looking for a double din radio to replace an OEM radio this is perfect. Made to work seamlessly with Iphones..

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220

    Written By RZR, Puerrto Rico on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    Initially I had some issues with the wiring connection, but after going through it again everything went well. BT was easy to pair. Sound quality is good. Control buttons are easy to use.

    Cons: Unfortunately, I live on an island with irregular topography. News radio stations in PR are broadcast over the AM band which seems to be poor if you compare it with the factory radio.

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    Written By Anonymous, Otay Ranch, CA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    Very please with unit and features. Replaced second malfunctioned factory unit in Mercury Milan. The sound and control is far superior even with factory speakers. Can now actually hear tweeters and sub-woofers.

    Pros: Conservative design looks like it belongs in Milan. Previously had 6 CD player that always jammed. Now have choice of one CD at a time or USB flash drive with lots of albums on long trips. Many sound and receiver function settings and options. Receiver much stronger than OEM. Bluetooth works with my smart phone better than old dedicated speaker phone and automatically connects.

    Cons: Numerous menu options take awhile to work through until set up mainly by trial and error. But end result is worth effort.

    Beautiful but a bit shallow

    Written By Casual Adventurer, Denver, CO on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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    The unit looks as simple as its operation. It was very easy to pair a cell phone to the Bluetooth receiver and all the functions you need are easy to locate and use. While I do not have a sub woofer in the car, I was still disappointed with the bass response. I listen to classical and modern rock, so its not like I'm pumping up the jams, and still the low end is almost non existent. I imagine with a subwoofer this would deliver, so I'm going to install one in a few weeks and see if it improves the overall balance. And in case anyone thinks it may be my new speakers that are causing the issue, they are also form Blaupunkt and are a part of their Blue series. Blaupunkt receiver with Blaupunkt speakers means a total Blaupunkt experience, and its lacking.

    Pros: Easy to use Easy Bluetooth pairing looks sharp

    Cons: not a well-rounded sound experience and probably needs a subwoofer setup to bring out the lows.

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    Written By N.C., Sunderland Vt. on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    Nice features without all the distracting flash. Bluetooth took 30 seconds to install and was painless. Great value for the price. Installation was exactly as the instructions.

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    Written By dan, florida on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    I really enjoy this head unit. The sound quality is leagues beyond stock quality of the stock DD Monsoon system on the MK4 GTIi. The Bluetooth streaming is easy and rather convenient, I've never had this option before. You will have to refer to the manual for several functions compared to a kenwood or something else more calibrated to US standards. The buttons don't feel cheap and backlighting is smooth, not to bright. I previously had my 10" sub hooked into a line out converter and yet to have hooked it in to the rca cables but I may just do without.The stock speakers have actually come to life! I cant comment on the install difficulty of the HU. It didn't come with the antenna adapter or the keys to remove the Monsoons system, so I had a local audio shop install mine. Do your research, great system!

    Pros: great sound over stock!

    Cons: none

    Great match for Audi A4

    Written By gregL, Seattle on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    Good sound quality, easy to use and intuitive controls, and the Teutonic design matches the Audi console well. Disappointed that the light colors can't be changed, which is usually standard with Japanese brands.

    Pros: Clean design, good sound, easy to use

    Cons: Can't change backlight color

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