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Blaupunkt Los Angeles MP72

CD/MP3 Receiver with CD Changer Controls

Item # 023LOSCD72

Treat your MP3 files to some "quality time" with Blaupunkt! Open the motorized steel faceplate of the Los Angeles...

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Treat your MP3 files to some "quality time" with Blaupunkt! Open the motorized steel faceplate of the Los Angeles...

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About the Blaupunkt Los Angeles MP72

Treat your MP3 files to some "quality time" with Blaupunkt! Open the motorized steel faceplate of the Los Angeles MP72 CD receiver and slide in a CD-R or CD-RW filled with MP3s. Titles show up on the display while the audio flows from your speakers. Adjust the display angle and brightness level for perfect day or night visibility.

Treat your MP3 files to some "quality time" with Blaupunkt! Open the motorized steel faceplate of the Los Angeles MP72 CD receiver and slide in a CD-R or CD-RW filled with MP3s. Titles show up on the display while the audio flows from your speakers. Adjust the display angle and brightness level for perfect day or night visibility.

Why live with inferior sound? Digital Sound Adjustment optimizes your vehicle's acoustics automatically, using a supplied microphone and three self-calibrating 5-band digital equalizers. Then, you can fine tune the sound to perfection with the 5-band parametric EQ, 6 levels of X-Bass low-frequency enhancement, and 5 sound presets.

The high-powered internal amp (26 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels) delivers clean, accurate reproduction, even at high volume levels. Automatic Sound adjusts the level of the music according to your driving speed.

If you love radio, Blaupunkt's unique DigiCeiver tuner processes the AM/FM signal digitally, with more precise filtering and noise rejection than is possible in the analog domain. You will enjoy superb reception and stunning sound quality!

The Los Angeles MP72 can control a Blaupunkt CD changer or digital media player. Or connect the audio from a portable music player, VCR, or video game to the auxiliary input (an adapter is required). The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs deliver a clean, strong 4-volt signal to your external amplifiers.

For convenient security, just remove the KeyCard™ from behind the faceplate and stick it in your wallet. The receiver won't work without it. If you prefer, you can detach the entire faceplate. And the final touch — you can also play a MultiMedia Card (MMC) loaded with MP3 files in the KeyCard slot.


Product Highlights:

  • motorized, detachable face
  • KeyCard security
  • red, white, and blue display
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • plays MP3s on CD-R and CD-RW
  • DigiCeiver tuner
  • Radio Data System
  • SHARX reception enhancement
  • 24 FM/18 AM presets
  • seek tuning
  • station and preset scan
  • Digital Sound Adjustment — using the supplied microphone, this function calibrates a 5-band parametric equalizer to your vehicle's acoustics
  • 5-band parametric equalizer
  • X-Bass (up to 15 dB of boost at 20 Hz)
  • source tone memory
  • Automatic Sound (automatically adjusts the volume based on engine speed)
  • selectable turn-on volume level
  • CD changer controls
  • CD titling (with compatible changer)
  • two sets of 4-volt preamp outputs
  • 4-volt mono subwoofer preamp output with 100 Hz low-pass filter
  • clock
  • optional auxiliary input
  • optional wireless remote
  • 26 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 15-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 85 dB
  • FM sensitivity 6 dBf
  • 1-year warranty
  • MFR # 7642804310

What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 receiver with 10A fuse inserted in chassis
  • Trim ring
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • KeyCard (inserted in chassis)
  • 2 Trim ring/sleeve brackets
  • 2 Torx screws
  • Power harness
  • Speaker harness
  • 5-Channel preamp output harness
  • 13" Radio mute lead
  • 2 DIN radio removal tools
  • 4 ISO-mount screws
  • Face security screw
  • 1 Plastic bumper
  • 1 Bumper extension
  • European to Motorola antenna adapter
  • 1 Antenna adapter clip
  • 2 Self-adhesive blackout strips (for use in I and J installations)
  • Microphone on swivel base with attached 5" cable (terminating into a male micro-plug)
  • 1" x 1/2" Velcro strip
  • 8-1/2' Microphone cable (male micro-plug on one end and 2 individual metal contacts on the other)
  • 1 Plastic 10-pin plug (pink)
  • Operating and Installation Instructions
  • Benefits Registration card
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Fitting" note
  • Equipment Pass card
  • 2 Blaupunkt Security System window decals
  • "I Love Blaupunkt" bumper sticker

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More details on the Blaupunkt Los Angeles MP72

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Features & specs

AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
USB Port Power ---
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 MultiMediaCard
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready No
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 26 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth N/A
Preamp Outputs 5-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 4 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color Whte/Blue/Red
Key Button Color Red/Blue
EQ Bands 5
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 6 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback
Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

Product Research

Wiring Considerations


DigiCeiver Technology: As a result of advanced high-integration strategies, the complete functionality of a car radio has been reduced to a two-chip set (an analog tuner IC and a digital radio IC). The digital IC performs the following functions: A/D conversion at the IF-level (intermediate frequency level), IF filtering, AM/FM demodulation, stereo and RDS decoding, RDS error correction, tone control (bass, treble, loudness, EQ), D/A conversion at audio frequencies, and volume control. The digital chip contains additional inputs for analog (AUX input) and digital sources (CD/CD changer). Compared to conventional Blaupunkt receivers, the number of components required to perform the functions listed above has been reduced by 200.

KeyCard Security System: In addition to the removable faceplate, this unit uses Blaupunkt's exclusive KeyCard for added security. A KeyCard is a small digital memory card (1-1/4" x 15/16") which is inserted in a slot behind the faceplate. Once the unit has been disconnected from the vehicle's power supply, you will need the KeyCard to reactivate the receiver. Once the receiver has been reactivated, the KeyCard should be removed and kept in a safe place (but never in the vehicle). The unit is equipped with one KeyCard, and a second card (available from Blaupunkt) can be programmed as a "spare key" for the unit. A maximum of two cards can be used with this unit.

MP3 Playback: The Los Angeles MP72 can play MP3 files recorded onto CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The format of the CD-R or CD-RW must be ISO9660 Level 1 or 2 or Joliet. If more than one session is written to the CD, only the first session will be detected. You can create a maximum of 127 directories (folders), and each directory can contain up to 254 tracks and subdirectories. A maximum of 8 levels of directories is allowed. MP3 functions include: Directory (folder) skip, track (file) skip, audible fast search, random track play (Mix), and track/directory repeat. This unit will display any recorded ID3 tags containing artist, track, album, and directory names.

MMC Mode: You can play MP3 files from a MultiMediaCard (MMC) as used in many portable MP3 players. The MMC is inserted in the KeyCard slot located behind the faceplate. All MP3-mode functions can also be used in the MMC mode.

Digital Sound Adjustment (DSA): This unit is equipped with a digital sound calibration feature called DSA. It provides you with three self-calibrating 5-band equalizers (EQ1, EQ2 and EQ3) EQ1 should be used for the driver only, EQ2 for the driver and a front passenger, and EQ3 for front and rear occupants. By using the supplied microphone, the equalizers can be calibrated, plus the EQ settings can be adjusted manually. The five EQ bands include: SUB LOW EQ (32-50 Hz), LOW EQ (63-250 Hz), MID EQ (315-1,250 Hz), MID/HIGH EQ (1,600-6,300 Hz) and HIGH EQ (8,000-12,500 Hz).

Sound Presets: Another feature of the Digital Sound Adjustment is the use of Sound Presets for various music styles. These presets are added to the settings of the active user EQ to give you optimal sound for each music type. You can select from the following music style presets: Vocal, Disco, Rock, Techno, and Classic.

RDS (Radio Data System): RDS is a service provided by some radio stations, primarily in Europe (there are very few in the U.S.). RDS can be switched on/off in the menu. This unit supports the following RDS functions:

  • PTY (Program Type): You can scan and select RDS stations based on their program type.
  • Radiotext: You can display scrolling texts broadcast by some RDS stations along with their programming.

Sensitivity Adjustment: You can choose whether to only tune into stations with a strong reception or to also tune into those with a weak reception. The sensitivity of the seek tuning can be adjusted from Sens 1 (lowest setting--strong stations only) to Sens 6 (highest setting--for distant stations).

HiCut Function: The HiCut function improves the sound during poor radio reception by automatically reducing the treble level, thus reducing the interference level. There are four available levels: HiCut 0 (lowest reduction), HiCut 1, HiCut 2, and HiCut 3 (maximum reduction).

TravelStore: You can automatically store the six stations with the strongest reception in the region by activating the TravelStore function. This feature is handy if you're traveling to a different area and are unfamiliar with the region's radio stations. The stations are store in the FMT and AMT memory presets.

Automatic Sound: This function automatically adjusts the volume of the unit depending on your driving speed. The automatic volume adjustment can be set to one of six levels (0-5). The head unit's white/blue wire needs to be connected to the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS). With the signal from the Vehicle Speed Sensor, this feature can increase and decrease the volume level of the unit. Assuming the vehicle has a non-mechanical speedometer, this feature will work.

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.

X-Bass: The Los Angeles MP72, instead of a traditional Loudness function, has X-Bass which provides a bass boost of up to 15dB at 20Hz. The X-Bass gain can be adjusted from 0 to +6.

Preamp Outputs: This unit has two pairs (front and rear) of RCA preamp outputs and a single RCA non-fading subwoofer preamp output. These preamp outputs are located on a separate plug-in harness, not built-in to the unit like most receivers. The subwoofer output has a 100Hz low-pass filter (always on), but the level is not independently adjustable. All of the preamp outputs are 4-volts with a low 570-ohm impedance, providing a strong, clean signal to the connected amplifiers.  

Display Adjustments: You can make the following adjustments to the receiver's display.

  • Viewing Angle: Adjust from -6 to +6 to suit the installation position in your vehicle and your preferences.
  • Level Display: Switch between the spectrum analyzer display and constant graphic volume display.
  • Day Brightness: Adjust from 1 (dim) to 6 (bright)
  • Night Brightness: Adjust from 1 (dim) to 6 (bright) Note: The display will automatically dim when the vehicle's headlights are turned on (if the orange illumination wire is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit).

Front Panel Controls: The Los Angeles MP72 features a joystick control which allows you to navigate through the receiver's menu system. The joystick can move up/down and left/right for highlighting selections and presses inward to confirm the selection. The six "softkeys" let you turn on/off numerous functions or open additional menus, depending upon the current display content. The large rotary volume knob doubles as a push-button on/off switch. 

Menu System: The menu system allows you to customize the unit's settings. You may access the menu system by pressing the MENU button. The menu system has the following options:

  • Tuner:
    • TravelStore: Activates automatic station presets
    • RDS: Turns on/off Radio Data System
    • Band: Choose AM or FM band
    • Program Type (RDS): Choose from any of the 30 program type choices
    • RadioText (RDS): Activates display of available radiotexts
    • HiCut: Selects level of treble/interference reduction between HiCut 1 (lowest) and HiCut 3 (highest)
    • Sensitivity: Selects sensitivity level of seek tuning between Sens 1 (lowest) and Sens 2 (highest)
  • Various:
    • Clock Set
  • Display:
    • EQ: Turns on/off EQ display
    • Clock: Turns on/off clock display
    • Keys: Select Color 1 (Red) or Color 2 (Blue) for button illumination
    • Angle: Select Vertical Viewing Angle (-6 to +6)
    • Day: Select brightness for Daytime display--Day 1 (dimmest) to Day 6 (brightest)
    • Night: Select brightness for Nighttime display (when vehicle's headlights are on)--Night 1 (dimmest) to Night 6 (brightest)
  • Volume:
    • Telephone/Navigation: Select volume of telephone or navigation system (if connected) between 5 and 50
    • Automatic Sound: Select level of boost between 0 and +5.
    • Turn-On: Select turn-on volume between 5 and 40
  • Setup:
    • Area: Select USA or Europe (for available radio frequencies)
    • Aux 1: Select source for Auxiliary Input 1 (CD changer or Auxiliary source)
    • Aux 2: Select Auxiliary Input 2 (on/off)
    • Normal: Select Yes/No to reset receiver to original settings


CD Changer Controls: The Los Angeles MP72 can control an optional Blaupunkt CD changer. Compatible models include the CDC A02, CDC A08, CDC A072 and IDC A09. Changer control functions include disc and track skip, audible fast search, track/disc repeat, and random track play (Mix). You can also assign names for up to 99 CDs.

Compact Drive MP3: This unit can also control the Blaupunkt MDP01 Compact Drive MP3 player (item # 023MDP01) in place of a CD changer.

Auxiliary Input Capable: You can add up to two auxiliary input sources, such as a portable Minidisc/DVD/MP3 player or a navigation system. You can connect the first external source (AUX 1) instead of a CD changer. You can connect the second external source (AUX 2) in addition to a CD changer or AUX 1 source. The external audio sources will require an adapter cable (023AUXIN for AUX 1 and 023AUXIN2 for AUX 2).

Remote Control: The Los Angeles MP72 is compatible with the optional RC 10 Wireless steering-wheel-mount remote control (023RC10). It is a "Thummer"-type remote designed to be attached to the steering wheel so it can be operated by the driver's right thumb. The IR emitter is located on the back of the remote. Since the receiver does not have an infrared sensor on the faceplate, an IR sensor needs to be mounted on the dash and connected to the rear input on the receiver.

Wiring Considerations

Preamp Output Harness: The supplied preamp output harness has 5 female RCA jacks on one end (LF, RF, LR, RR, and Sub) and a yellow 6-pin Molex plug plus one loose wire on the other. The metal contact on the loose wire is for the subwoofer output, and will need to be inserted into the #3 pinout slot on the Power Harness plug if you plan to use the subwoofer outputs.

Microphone Input: If you are using the supplied microphone for the Digital Sound Adjustment function, the two metal contacts on the wires will need to be inserted into the #9 and #10 pinout slots of the supplied pink Molex plug.

Telephone Mute: If you choose to use the telephone/navigation mute function, the supplied green telephone mute wire's metal contact will need to be inserted into the #2 pinout slot on the Power Harness plug.

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