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Blaupunkt Brisbane SD48

Digital media receiver

Item # 023BBANE48

Your CD collection's gone, and now you've got your music stashed on flash storage devices or in your MP3 player.

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Your CD collection's gone, and now you've got your music stashed on flash storage devices or in your MP3 player.

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About the Blaupunkt Brisbane SD48

Your CD collection's gone, and now you've got your music stashed on flash storage devices or in your MP3 player. Blaupunkt designed the Brisbane SD48 digital media receiver for you, with all the inputs you'll ever need for getting connected to your music. (This receiver will not play CDs.)

Your CD collection's gone, and now you've got your music stashed on flash storage devices or in your MP3 player. Blaupunkt designed the Brisbane SD48 digital media receiver for you, with all the inputs you'll ever need for getting connected to your music. (This receiver will not play CDs.)

Slip an SD card loaded with music files into the handy front-panel slot, or attach a USB thumb drive or other storage device to the included USB cable. An inexpensive optional adapter accesses your iPod's music while keeping it charged. You'll find an auxiliary input, on the front, for connecting a plug-and-play satellite radio, your buddy's MP3 player, or any other audio sources. Add Blaupunkt's optional Bluetooth adapter and take cell phone calls through your stereo system when you're on the highway.

The Brisbane's powerful internal amp and versatile 3-band equalizer will make all your digital music sound sweet. Two sets of preamp outputs provide amplifier and subwoofer expansion possibilities. And, for the ultimate in customization, you can scan through over 4,000 available colors to pick the illumination that matches your vehicle's dash lighting.

Note: This receiver will not play CDs. If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

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:
    • digital media receiver (no built-in CD player)
    • built-in amplifier (26 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays MP3 and WMA files on SD cards or through USB input
    • plays standard SD cards with up to 2 GB storage capacity (will not play SDHC cards)
    • detachable face with 4096 selectable face illumination colors
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band EQ with adjustable frequencies and slopes
    • 3 preset EQ curves ("Rock," "Pop," and "Classic")
    • Xbass bass boost
    • compatible with optional Blaupunkt Bluetooth adapter, iPod playback adapter, CD changer
    • inputs: SD card slot (front), USB input (rear cable), front auxiliary input, and rear auxiliary input with addition of optional adapter (uses CD charger port)
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (front, rear)
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/SD card receiver with 10A fuse inserted in chassis
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim Ring
    • Wireless remote control (RC-12H)
    • CR2025 battery
    • Power wiring harness
    • Speaker wiring harness
    • Line output harness (4-channel)
    • 26" USB cable (with proprietary USB connector on one end and a Type A USB connector on the other end)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Plastic bushing
    • Face fixing screw
    • European to Motorola antenna adapter
    • Operating and Installation Instructions

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD Memory Card/MMC
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone No
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth N/A
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color VarioColor
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback

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    External Device Controls


    Digital Media Player: The Blaupunkt Brisbane SD48 has a vertical slot on the right side of the face to insert an SD memory card for playing MP3 and WMA files. The unit is compatible with standard SD cards up to 2 GB only. In addition, the unit offers a USB port (Female Type A connector) on a rear-mounted cable for playing MP3 and WMA files on a USB Flash Drive or Memory Player. You cannot play CDs on this unit. You can, however, connect an optional CD changer.

    MP3/WMA Playback: You can play MP3 files recorded onto SD memory cards, MultiMediaCards, and USB Flash drives with bit rates of 32-320 kbps, and WMA files with bit rates of 32-192 kbps. The files must be recorded in FAT 16 or FAT 32. For SD/MMC cards, up to 1500 files (directories and tracks) can be in any one directory. For USB memory, you can create up to 1000 directories, and up to 10,000 files in each directory. Basic MP3/WMA playback functions include:

    • Directory (Folder) Skip
    • Track (File) Skip
    • Audible Fast Search (forward/backward)
    • Track Repeat
    • Directory Repeat
    • Track Repeat
    • Random Track Play (all tracks on the memory device)
    • Random Directory Play (all tracks in the current directory)
    • Track Intro Scan
    • Pause

    Note: This unit does not support SDHC memory cards.

    Vario Color Display: The receiver features a Vario Color display. You can select one of 16 values of Red, Green, and Blue, giving you a possibility of 4096 colors. You can also select of 16 values of Red and Green, giving you the possibility of 256 colors. The Color Scan feature cycles through all the possible display colors in approximately 40 seconds, allowing you to choose the one you prefer.

    Regional Tuning Intervals: The unit's radio tuner can be set for up to 3 regions: America, Europe, and Thailand.

    Adjustable Sensitivity: The Brisbane SD48 can be set to tune only stations with good reception or also tune stations with weak reception. You can choose from 6 sensitivity levels, from "SENS HI6" to "SENS LO1." Different sensitivities can be set for AM and FM.

    Travel Store: You can automatically store the strongest 5 AM and 5 FM station using the Travel Store function. These presets are stored in bands FMT and AMT.

    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 track intro scan time for the SD card and USB memory player, as well as the CD intro scan time for a connected CD changer.

    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 16 (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 place.

    EQ Presets: The unit features preset EQ sound effects for specific types of music. You can select the Rock, Pop, or Classic preset EQ setting.

    Enhanced Audio: In addition to traditional bass and treble settings from -7 to +7, you can further adjust the sound by using enhanced bass, middle, and treble settings. You can choose the center frequencies for E-Bass (60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz), E-Middle (500Hz, 1kHz, 1.5kHz, 2.5kHz), and E-Treble (10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz, 17.5kHz). You can select a Quality Factor (Q-Factor) for E-Bass (1.0, 1.25, 1.5 or 2) and for E-Middle (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, and 1.25). The gain for E-Middle is adjustable from -7 to +7.

    X-Bass: 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. Enhanced X-Bass lets you select one of three center frequencies (400Hz, 800Hz, or 2400Hz). 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 audio equipment.

    Mute/Telephone Level: You can set the mute level to a volume setting between minimum and maximum (0-50). You can also set a default volume level for phone calls.

    Ignition Off 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 30 seconds.

    Telephone/Navigation Mute: If the receiver is connected to a mobile telephone with an external mute circuit or a compatible navigation unit, the receiver's volume is muted whenever the mobile telephone is "picked up" or when a navigation announcement is made. The power wiring harness contains a telephone mute wire that must be connected to the phone's mute circuit or the navigation mute wire in order for this feature to function.

    MIX AUX: You can playback an external audio source together with any other audio source at the same time. The simultaneous playback must be activated in the menu for the desired external audio source. You can mix a source from the front panel aux in or from the rear panel aux in (with optional adapter) with the radio, SD card, or USB input, whichever is the currently selected source.

    Remote Control: The Brisbane SD48 comes with a small 8-button remote control (RC-12H). 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", L=2.223", D=0.27".

    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.

    Normset: You can easily reset the unit to the factory settings in the menu. By activating the Normset feature, all sound, display, and feature settings are reset to the original condition.

    External Device Controls

    Auxiliary Inputs: The Brisbane SD48 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 an additional auxiliary source by connecting an optional auxiliary input adapter (023AUXIN1R) to the rear panel, instead of a CD changer or iPod adapter.

    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. The optional iPod cable is compatible with all iPods equipped with a standard dock connector, including the iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th generation), and iPod touch (1st/2nd generation).

    Note: This optional cable (023IPODCBL) will not charge the iPod nano (4th generation) or iPod touch (2nd generation) without the Scosche passPORT (142IFWA). 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 devices.

    CD Changer Compatibility: This head unit can directly control the following Blaupunkt changers: CDC A 03, CDC A 08, and IDC A 09. During CD changer operation, the following items are displayed:

    • Track number and playing time
    • Track number and time
    • CD number and track number

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