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Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57

CD receiver

Item # 023HBURG57

The Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 CD receiver offers an impressive blend of versatile function and high style.

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The Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 CD receiver offers an impressive blend of versatile function and high style.

Discontinued item

Item # 023HBURG57

About the Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57

The Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 CD receiver offers an impressive blend of versatile function and high style. Built-in Bluetooth® capability and an included microphone allow a seamless integration of your mobile phone and other Bluetooth enabled devices. But it doesn't stop there — you'll enjoy a built-in USB input with included cable, a handy front-panel auxiliary input, and an optional adapter for connecting and charging your iPod®.

The Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 CD receiver offers an impressive blend of versatile function and high style. Built-in Bluetooth® capability and an included microphone allow a seamless integration of your mobile phone and other Bluetooth enabled devices. But it doesn't stop there — you'll enjoy a built-in USB input with included cable, a handy front-panel auxiliary input, and an optional adapter for connecting and charging your iPod®.

The understated yet classy design exudes style — no flashy light shows, just a thoughtfully laid out face with an elegant, ergonomic feel. Just twist the control knob or push the logically placed buttons to access the function you're looking for. The driver-friendly 3-line face gives you the information you need without being a distraction.

The Hamburg's sturdy internal amp drives your speakers with ease, while front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs give you room to expand your system with external amps and subs if you choose. The 3-band equalizer and bass boost provide ample tools for tweaking the sound.

Note: 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:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • detachable face with 3-line display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • X-Bass bass boost
    • Bluetooth compatibility built in (microphone included)
    • compatible with optional Blaupunkt iPod adapter
    • USB input (cable included)
    • auxiliary input (front panel) with option for second input
    • two sets of preamp outputs plus subwoofer output
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • CD/MP3/WMA receiver with a 10A fuse inserted in the chassis
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Wireless remote control (RC-12H)
    • CR2025 battery (installed)
    • Power wiring harness
    • Speaker wiring harness
    • Line output harness (4-channel)
    • Pink plastic wiring clip
    • Microphone on visor clip mount with attached 9.75' cable (terminating into a male sub-mini plug)
    • Foam rubber microphone windscreen
    • Swivel base
    • 5/8" x 1-1/8" Self-adhesive Velcro strip
    • 8.5' Microphone extension cable (male sub-mini plug on one end and 2 individual metal contacts on the other)
    • 26" USB cable (with female USB jack on one end and a proprietary radio plug on the other end)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Plastic bushing
    • 2 Face fixing clips
    • European to Motorola antenna adapter
    • Operating and Installation Instructions
    • "Let's Connect" accessory brochure

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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 memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    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 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth N/A
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 3 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    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
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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    External Device Controls


    Graphic Dot Matrix Display: The Hamburg MP57 features a white backlit graphic dot matrix display. In the display menu, you can change the LCD display to suit your viewing angle. There are 13 choices from -6 to +6.

    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 (50Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz). 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 (0-66). You can also set a default volume level for phone calls

    Automatic Sound: The Automatic Sound function automatically adjusts the volume of the sound system to the vehicle's speed. As the vehicle increases in speed, the level of road and wind noise also increase, and the radio's volume will also rise to compensate for the higher noise level. As the car slows down, and the noises decrease, the volume of the radio also decreases. The Automatic Sound level can be adjusted in 6 increments (0-5). Note: In order for the Automatic Sound function to work, the white wire (labeled "Gala") must be connected to the vehicle's speed sensor circuit.

    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.

    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 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 CD intro scan time for the in-dash player and the connected CD changer.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Hamburg MP57 can play MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and USB-based devices. The format of the recordings must be ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet. This unit can support a maximum of 999 files in 99 directories on CDs, or up to 1500 files on a USB device. During MP3/WMA playback, you can display various types of information on the current track, including track/file name, artist name, album name, playing time, and clock. In the browse mode, you can display up to 3 lines at a time, which allows you to scroll through the tracks in a folder or a playlist and select a track to play.

    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.

    Subwoofer Output: In addition to the 4-channel preamp output harness, a separate mono (single channel) non-fading subwoofer output is provided on the power harness. You can control the subwoofer output level from 0 to 7, and the frequency of the low-pass filter can be set to 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (no filtering).

    Auxiliary Inputs: The Hamburg MP57 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.

    Remote Control: The Hamburg MP57 comes with a small 8-button remote control. 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.

    External Device Controls

    USB Input: The Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 is equipped with a plug-in USB input on a 2' pigtail. It is compatible with Type A USB connectors. You can playback MP3 and WMA files recorded onto USB Flash Drives (or "thumb" drives) or USB-based hard drive devices. For the device to be recognized, it must be specified as a mass storage device, formatted using the FAT16 or FAT32 file system.

    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 iPod cable is compatible with all iPods equipped with a standard dock connector, including the new iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th generation), and iPod touch (1st/2nd generation). It is not compatible with the iPhone or iPhone 3G.

    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: This unit features an integrated Bluetooth module to allow the hands-free use of a phone via a Bluetooth connection. The Bluetooth capable cell phone can remain in a purse or glove compartment, giving you both hands free for steering. The supplied microphone can be mounted on your visor or dash with the included clip and self-adhesive mounts. Up to 5 phones can be registered to the receiver, however, only one Bluetooth connection can exist at a time. Two Bluetooth buttons (answer call and reject call) can be found on the front panel of the radio. You can store a phone number in each one of the five presets on the front panel.

    Bluetooth Phone Compatibility: The Hamburg MP57's Bluetooth feature is compatible with the following phones:

    • Apple: iPhone/iPhone 3G
    • BenQ Siemens: EF81
    • Motorola: L6, RAZR V3i, V3, V360, V361
    • Nokia: 6111, 6280, 6230i, 6670b, N70
    • Panasonic: MX7, SA7, VS6, VS7
    • Samsung: SGH-D600, SGH-D500, SGH-D500E, SGH-D500C, SGH-D508
    • Sony Ericcsson: D750, K750i, P910, W550c, W600, W800i, Z520i

    Note: This list is current as of June 2007. As new models are manufactured, the list of compatible phones will continue to grow.

    Changer Controls: This head unit can directly control the following Blaupunkt changers: CDC A 03, CDC A 08, and IDC A 09.

    Note: The IDC A 09 changer is only compatible with the Hamburg MP57 if it has not been previously connected to a 2002 or older Blaupunkt receiver. A code is set inside the IDC A 09 when it is connected to the older radio, making the changer incompatible with 2003 and newer receivers. The changer would need to be sent back to the manufacturer to reset the code in order to make it compatible again.

    Display Options: During CD changer operation, the following items are displayed:

    • Icon for CD changer
    • Track number
    • Playing time
    • Sound preset
    • Time (can be on or off)
    • CD number
    • Indicators for random or repeat play if activated

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