Blaupunkt performance and MP3 convenience — it's a surefire combination! The San Jose CD receiver plays MP3 or Windows Media Audio (WMA) files stored on a CD-R or CD-RW. It's easy to find your favorite tunes quickly — just use the San Jose's convenient file/folder search function. The blue and white display scrolls MP3 text (ID3 tags) and CD Text (player and changer discs) information.

The San Jose will also play your prerecorded CDs, and its built-in amplifier has the juice (25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4) to make all your tunes sound great. X-Bass offers four levels of bass enhancement, while source tone memory allows you to store separate bass and treble settings for AM, FM, and CD. Three sets of preamp outputs and CD changer controls open up the options for expanding your system. Blaupunkt includes a wireless remote for your safety and convenience.

Details:
  • detachable, fold-down face
  • blue and white display
  • ORC V tuner
  • 18 FM/12 AM presets
  • station and preset scan
  • plays MP3 and WMA files on CD-R and CD-RW discs
  • displays MP3 text info (ID3 tags)
  • scan and random play of directory or disc contents
  • jog dial
  • X-Bass boosts bass response at 72 Hz (four levels)
  • 3 sets of 4-volt preamp outputs — sub outputs have built-in low-pass crossover (100 Hz at 12 dB per octave)
  • optional auxiliary input (adapter required)
  • source tone memory (stores tone settings for each source)
  • selectable maximum turn-on volume
  • wireless remote
  • CD changer controls
  • clock
  • 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB
  • FM sensitivity 9.1 dBf
  • 1-year warranty

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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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • RC-823 Wireless remote control
  • 1 CR2025 battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Release keys
  • 1 Mounting strap
  • 1 Rubber bushing
  • 1 Locking screw
  • 1 Mounting bolt
  • 1 Spacer bolt
  • 1 Self-tapping screw
  • 1 Nut
  • 1 Star washer
  • 1 Lock washer
  • Manual (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Benefits Registration card (Insurance Referral/Warranty Confirmation and Ownership Registration)
  • "About Recommended CD-R and CD-RW Media" supplement
  • Warranty sheet

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Features
Changer Controls
Illumination/Clock Display Note

Features

MP3 Playback: This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 and Joliet formats. This unit is compatible with constant and variable bit rates from 32kbps to 320kbps. Each disc should have a maximum of 250 files and 250 albums (folders). During MP3 playback, the following functions are available:

  • Album (Folder) up/down
  • File up/down
  • File audible search
  • File scan: the first 10 seconds of each file on a disc are played
  • Folder scan: the first 10 seconds of the first file in each folder are played
  • File repeat
  • Folder repeat
  • File Mix Play: all the files in the current folder are played in random order
  • Folder Mix Play: all the files on the disc are played in random order
  • ID3 Tag Display: displays ID3 Tag information for files that have been recorded with ID3 tag information

WMA Playback: This unit can play WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 and Joliet formats. This unit is compatible with constant and variable bit rates from 64kbps to 160kbps with a sampling rate of 44.1k. Each disc should have a maximum of 250 files and 250 albums (folders). During WMA playback, the following functions are available:

  • Album (Folder) up/down
  • File up/down
  • File audible search
  • File scan: the first 10 seconds of each file on a disc are played
  • Folder scan: the first 10 seconds of the first file in each folder are played
  • File repeat
  • Folder repeat
  • File Mix Play: all the files in the current folder are played in random order
  • Folder Mix Play: all the files on the disc are played in random order

Note: ID3 Tags are not supported for WMA files.

10 Second Anti-Skip Buffer for MP3 and WMA Playback: This player includes a memory buffer to help prevent skipping during MP3 and WMA playback. The buffer does not work for standard CD audio playback.

Display/Button Illumination: This unit has a negative blue display with white indicators. The buttons are backlit with red illumination.

Level Meter Displays: There is a channel level meter along the left portion of the display. You may select from four meter patterns, or you may turn the meter display off.

Source Tone Memory: Each source (AM/FM/CD) can store its own bass and treble levels.

Selectable Maximum Turn-on Volume: You may set the maximum volume level that will be active when the unit is turned on. Once you've set the maximum turn on volume into memory, you won't have to worry about being overpowered by an unexpected, high volume blast of output when you turn the unit on.  

Subwoofer Preamp Outputs: In addition to the 4V front and rear preamp outputs, there is a set of 4V subwoofer preamp outs. The signals passed by the subwoofer preouts are low-pass filtered with a 100Hz, 12dB/octave crossover.

X-Bass Bass Boost: The X-Bass feature boosts bass response, centered at 72Hz, for more dynamic sound. You may select from four levels of boost, or you may turn the X-Bass feature off.

Tuner: This unit is equipped with Blaupunkt's ORC V Tuner.

Scan and Preset Scan Tuning: The scan feature allows you to listen to each station in a band (AM or FM) for 8 seconds, until you stop the scan function by selecting the station you want to hear.  The preset scan feature allows you to listen to each preset station in a band (AM or FM) for 8 seconds, until you stop the scan function by selecting the preset station you want to hear.

Station Naming: You can enter names of up to 12 characters each for up to 30 radio stations.

Station Call: Once you've entered names for radio stations, you may search for and select stations by name.

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

Turn On/Off Messages: When you turn on the unit, "Blaupunkt MP3 - I Want My MP3!" scrolls across the display. When you turn off the unit, "Bye-Bye" scrolls across the display. You may edit the four on/off messages, so messages of your choice are displayed. Each customized message can be up to 12 characters in length.

Aux Input "Ready": An optional aux input harness may be purchased and connected to this unit (as long as a CD changer is not connected) to provide input for a portable cassette, MD or MP3 player. The input on the optional harness is a male 3.5mm stereo mini-jack. When a CD changer is connected to the head unit, there is no place to connect the AUX input adapter, so CD changer use prevents access to the AUX input feature.

Wireless Remote: This unit comes with the RC823 wireless remote.

Changer Controls

  • Disc up/down
  • Track up/down
  • Track audible search
  • Track scan: the first 10 seconds of each track on a disc are played
  • Disc scan: the first 10 seconds of the first track on each disc are played
  • Track repeat
  • Disc repeat
  • One Disc Random With Delete (called "Track Mix"): all the tracks on the current disc are played in random order
  • Disc Random W/O Delete (called "Disc Mix"): selects randomly from all discs in the changer and plays tracks in random order; tracks may be repeated (no delete)
  • Scan: Plays the opening seconds of all tracks on all of the CDs in ascending order; the scan time is user selectable (5 to 30 seconds in 5 second increments)
  • CD Naming: you can enter names of up to 7 characters for up to 99 CDs played in the changer
  • Disc Call: once you've entered names for CDs, you may search for and select CDs by name

Illumination/Clock Display Note

Display Illumination/Clock Display: The clock display and display illumination may be set to turn on with the ignition, or you may configure the unit so the clock and display illumination are active only when the unit is on. When your vehicle has no accessory position on the ignition switch and both power wires of the radio are connected to constant power, the unit should be set so the clock and illumination only display when the unit is on.

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