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Blaupunkt Adelaide 130

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Our take on the Blaupunkt Adelaide 130

You've stored all your music in the MP3 or WMA format, and you want a simple way to play tunes in your car — Blaupunkt's Adelaide 130 digital media receiver offers a variety of ways to connect your music in one sharp-looking car stereo. You can also take it old school by listening to radio broadcasts using the built-in AM/FM tuner.

Say goodbye to CDs

You've stored all your music in the MP3 or WMA format, and you want a simple way to play tunes in your car — Blaupunkt's Adelaide 130 digital media receiver offers a variety of ways to connect your music in one sharp-looking car stereo. You can also take it old school by listening to radio broadcasts using the built-in AM/FM tuner.

Inputs, inputs, inputs

Plug a thumb drive into the Adelaide's front-panel USB port, and you'll have access to all your favorite MP3 and WMA music files. If you have more music on an SD card, this receiver features an SD card slot behind its faceplate. And if your music lives on a portable like the Astell & Kern music player, you can plug it into the front aux input.

Great sound for your digital music

In addition to all the ways you can listen to your music, the Adelaide 130 helps you get the best sound out of it. With three EQ presets, you can tailor the sound the way you want it. You'll find the set of RCA preamp outputs convenient for hooking up an amp or a powered subwoofer for more impact.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable faceplate with single-line display
    • plays MP3 and WMA files
    • remote control
    Audio Features:
    • 3 preset EQ settings
    • X-bass bass boost and loudness control
    • inputs: front auxiliary input, front USB port (no iPod control), SD card slot behind faceplate
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/sub)
    Other Features and Specs:

    Overall a fine stereo.

    Mike J, Pierre, SD

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Trim-ring (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Face (inside case)
    • Faceplate case
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Right-angled antenna adapter (installed)
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 2 Radio removal keys
    • Operating Instructions

    Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (52 Reviews)

    Not intuitive

    Jason from TX on 9/28/2016

    1995 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been using this head unit for over 6 months now. While I'm pleased with the fact that I no longer need CD's in my truck, this unit falls short on functionality and ease of use. I'm now looking for a replacement and going to put this in another vehicle that is rarely used.

    Pros: No more CDs! It takes up to 32GB SD card which is a ton of music, even if ripped at higher qualities. Inexpensive and easy to install.

    Cons: Menus and menu knob are clunky and not intuitive. There is no way to delete a song on the fly or at all. So if you dump a huge amount of music on a SD card and come across a song that you just can't stand, you can't delete it. Also, the mix function doesn't give a good mix. I have albums on my SD card that still have not been played, but I hear songs from the same album over and over again.

    Adelaide 130

    Mike J from Pierre, SD on 7/25/2016

    1998 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall a fine stereo.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy to install, good radio reception.

    Cons: Small buttons and volume dial is "slick". Programming is not intuitive.

    Adelaide 130

    Eric from Oregon on 7/19/2016

    1974 MG MGB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great digital music receiver. Fit the limited space in my MG easily and has all the features I need along with the options to expand my system later.

    Pros: Fits easily, lots of features for the price.

    Cons: None so far

    Nice Replacement Stereo for Lotus Elise

    Joe Niemeyer from Denver, CO on 7/14/2016

    2005 Lotus Elise
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The original Blaupunkt unit in my Lotus Elise failed and I wanted to replace it with something similar in order to retain the car's originality. This Adelaide 130 unit was a great solution. I did not have to do any wiring since the original plug worked perfectly in this new unit. I like that the Adelaide unit is lighter than the original stereo since every ounce counts in a light sports car like the Lotus. I also like that it now accommodates SD cards and has a USB and AUX interface right on the stereo head.

    Pros: Easy replacement on Lotus Elise. Adds SD Card and USB/AUX inputs.

    Cons: None

    2 Radios 2 Cars 2 Days. Very happy.

    Richard from LA area, CA on 7/2/2016

    1999 Ford Contour
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered two Blaupunkt Adelade Radios. One for an 86 Toyota Camry, one for a 99 Ford Contour. Got the Contour radio four days ahead of schedule, so I put it in today. Since both replaced previous Blaupunkts, it was plug and play for both. The replaced radios still worked but they were cassette based. The Camry is 30 years old this month still runs great. I put a charger on the car and played with the radio and with USB sticks for an hour or so. After I had gotten used to it, I set the stations and it's good to go. Only problems I had were with the dash in both cars. Old cars that have been repaired before have missing screws etc. A Ford dealer really messed up my Ford dash after I had installed the first Blaupunkt. The U pullers I had from before didn't work and I had to chisel out the housing to pry it loose. But, I think the new radio will be okay. I'm very happy with Crutchfield's service.

    Pros: No tape transports or heads; no disc player and laser. No iPod's, Walkmans, Sansa disks to bother with. Radio sound and reception excellent on both AM and FM. A great value for the price. The USB memory sticks sound great.

    Cons: I had to use a knife to pop open the USB door. Then it flopped uselessly.

    Great sounding media player

    Sandra from Ukiah, CA on 6/29/2016

    1993 Honda Accord SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm so happy with how awesome it sounds. It was easy to install and came with everything needed to do the job. I put 2- 6x9 Polk speakers and 2- 6.5 Polk speakers in also. My car bumps now with great sound that is loud and clear. I love it!

    Pros: Easy hook up, sounds great, has all the input sources SD, USB, and AUX

    Cons: There isn't any I can list.

    Good features, reasonable price

    Steve from Allen, TX on 6/26/2016

    1995 Toyota Tercel
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit fits well in the car, has a great display, and quality sound. Requires a small cut in the plastic around the area the unit attaches to so it will fit in easier, doesn't make for a perfect fit but, it works for our needs.

    Pros: - Display is nice & clear - Automatically gives song name, artist - Lots of upgrade ability - Great tuner - Very good features at this price point - If you are looking only to upgrade a stock factory unit this is a great option for a simple system

    Cons: - Controls not intuitive, takes time to learn functions - If you are looking to build a full system with an amp and multiple speakers or separates, spend more money and buy a higher end model

    "SD Card Read Errors"

    Chainsaw212 from Dayton, OH on 6/12/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased a new Chevy Colorado in '05 having factory radio w/o an aux input for MP3 player. Replaced the GM with a Pioneer unit in '08 offering an aux input, but grew tired of charging MP3 players. Replaced the Pioneer with the Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 with an SD card and USB thumb drive. The price was great and the unit has an absolutely terrific quality of power and sound. I also like the Inconspicuous look of the behind-the-face SD card. Installation was simple and Crutchfield was there for answers w/ problems working through set-up and menu programming after installation, but after only a few weeks the unit wouldn't operate from the SD card, displaying an "SD card read error". USB & AM/FM were OK. Crutchfield replaced the unit quickly w/o hesitation. Shortly after that replacement tho, the newer unit also failed in the same way: "SD card read error". I've went through these 44 reviews and found 3-4 others having reported the same problem. Really like the sound, so I guess I'll be calling Crutchfield for another replacement. Hope this will be the last time tho.

    Pros: Good power. Great sound. Inconspicuous, behind-the-faceplate SD card. Night-time auto-dimming display w/ level presets. On restart, music resumes play where last stopped & uses same audio input last used before power off. Volume resets to lower on restart. Mix/ shuffle capable.

    Cons: SD card errors.


    Wayne C. from Ocean City, MD on 5/25/2016

    2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

    This is supposed to be a radio. If you want to listen to radio, you had better be in the radio station's parking lot. Menu usage very confusing. Documentation very poor. Has an annoying plastic USB cover.

    Pros: Cheap. Great sound when listening to your USB input device.

    Cons: Very poor radio reception.

    Crutchfield response on 5/30/2016 If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase this from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums. Or try our online support center.

    1995 Jeep Wrangler

    Robert from NY on 4/12/2016

    1995 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Despite what Crutchfield will tell you there is no modification required to install into a Jeep YJ, remove the Blaupunkt receiver bezel and you're good to go.. also use the Quadratec Single DIN Radio Dash Adapter as the Scosche kit is garbage for our older model Jeeps.

    Pros: Sound quality very good.. paired with 4x6 JBL GTO (dash) & 4" JBL GTO (soundbar) Receiver depth shallow

    Cons: Antenna hook up is designed a bit odd Menus are a mess

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    Anonymous from Kapaau, HI on 4/6/2016

    2004 Volkswagen Golf


    Pros: Exactly what I expected. The memory card slot, and price is why I chose it. The reviews were good and I wasn't looking for anything expensive.


    adelaide 130

    hal from MI on 4/1/2016

    1993 Chevrolet Astro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought this unit for its size only. small. did not have to cut anything inside the dashboard for install.

    Pros: fast install - no internal dash mods

    Cons: wanted to charge my phone thru the usb port, but when plugged in, the unit constantly scans the usb port for music - my phone is just a phone. so, its back to the cigarette lighter charger. terrible AM radio reception. the volume knob has to be spun like a roulette wheel to increase volume.

    Simple yet great

    Jonathan from Asheboro, NC on 3/24/2016

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this as an upgrade from the factory radio and based on recommendation from Crutchfield associate. Easy install with everything provided including tools, harness and installation kit. Looks great in dash and plays my Android phone and Sony Walkman through AUX and USB port. Like the ports on the front of the device. Not overly complicated, sounds great!

    Pros: ease of use, installation

    Cons: None yet

    Stay away if you listen to the radio

    MikeE from New Bern, NC on 3/23/2016

    2012 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    To be fair, this replaces a 15 year old Blaupunkt Digiceiver that has a failing display. I've had that unit in 3 cars and it finally gave up the ghost. Reception on the Digiceiver was great on AM and FM... so when I looked to replace it I looked again to Blaupunkt. I can honestly say the build quality of this product as well as the performance is a huge downgrade from the Digiceiver. There's a local 100kw FM in New Bern. On the Digiceiver, I had no issues receiving distant stations even near the transmitter tower. On this radio... even 5 miles from the transmitter tower, every empty spot on the dial (and some spots where there were stations I could listen to on the Digiceiver) is covered by spurs from the 100kw FM. I had the radio in for a few hours and found it is not for me. Besides the horrible FM issue, there's a annoying beep when you change functions that can't be defeated, the USB slot has a cheap cover instead of a door (like I've seen on JVC, Sony and Kenwood decks) and there's no fine tuning of the EQ other than simple bass and treble boost cut (the older Blau I had allowed you to fine tune the frequency and Q of each band). This is not your father's Blaupunkt and they should be embarrassed to slap their 75th anniversary logo on a box with this kind of stereo. You can't go by brand names anymore. Sad.

    Pros: Almost none. If you only listen to aux inputs, it's OK.

    Cons: FM tuner, Build quality, USB cover, Annoying beep.

    Great with modifications

    Guy from mystic, CT on 3/19/2016

    1993 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    With some modification to the stock trim molding, just use care and a file, this radio is easy to install and use.

    Pros: Fits well into the dash opening. Easy operation, sounds great.

    Cons: Remote will not turn on the radio, factory trim on my vehicle had to be modified. For the most part the instructions did say the opening would be needing modifications, the instructions from Crutchfield were on-spot, on target. Installation took 30 minutes .

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    Rick H from Williamsburg, VA on 3/17/2016

    1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect unit to update an early 1980s Alpine radio that had ended it's useful technical life. Install was not too bad. Did take some time since it was an after market to after market intallations that required 24 seperate conections. There were no "plug and play" harnesses available for an aplication this old.

    Pros: Fit dash opening without modification. USB, SD card slot and AUX input make CDs a thing of the past. Sound quality is very good for the value. Look was much more in tune with a classic car, no multicolor flashing lights.

    Cons: Operating the unit is not intuitive, plan on reading and becoming aquanted with the operation manual.

    Room for improvement

    Luis V from miami, FL on 2/21/2016

    1992 Mazda MPV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Value: Pretty good deal that includes an antenna extension, a power relay and a set of wire harness. Sound quality: Excellent Easy of use: Unless you have Albert Einstein DNA, don't try to use any of it's little controls while driving, is worse than texting while driving. It is NOT intuitive at all (a usual problem with 1 Din radios) but this one tops the cake with a German touch of memorizing technology. Coolness factor: Does not have any, you can't change any illumination colors to match your car illumination colors, mine are green. Build quality: Is a Chinese (not a German) made radio. They are all the same. It is obvious that those that designed this unit were NOT doing se while driving or at least thinking that it is to be used on the road. Plain and simply, use the remote control (that is NOT lighted as been show on their adds) by touch only. If you appreciate a pristine front end in your car, do not pay much attention to this radio while driving.

    Pros: Price and sound.

    Cons: Easy of use (or the lack of it) and no display color's choices.

    good value

    Toby from Flower Mound, TX on 2/1/2016

    1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far this has worked just the way I expected. It was very simple to install. I haven't tried to play music off a memory card yet, the primary reason I ordered it was to have an Aux In to play music from my phone. I'd say this was a good value. 2 days after I purchased the radio, it went on sale for $10 less and Crutchfield refunded me the $10. I've purchased before from Crutchfield and will continue to do so in the future.



    Very good aftermarket stereo

    Bill from metairie, LA on 1/25/2016

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo as a replacement to my 2004 F150 OEM and it has been in use for about a month. It was very easy to install and it delivers very good sound quality even though it is very light and compact. The installation kit and harness were easy to install. I was able to replace my factory system w/speakers for under $150 and it sounds great.

    Pros: Ease of installation, sdCard use, great price, Crutchfield team: I ordered the wrong dash kit and the support team sent me the correct one without ANY additional cost.

    Cons: small detail...the knob to adjust volume is small and smooth so it can be a little challenging to adjust, but the remote works just fine instead.

    One of the few with an SD card input. It's out of sight and out of th

    Ray R. from California on 1/18/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price. I really like the idea of the SD card as an input. It also has a USB input. You are really going to need to use the great user manual on this one, because these units have become more complex. Ample volume.

    Pros: SD card; night lighting adds drama

    Cons: A bit complicated to set up unless you use the User manual.


    Lee from California on 1/14/2016

    2002 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks sharp. Intuitive design. Well built. It took me longer to select the stereo than it did to install it. A lot of other stereos had complaints about the displays being too bright at night. The stereo allows you to set the brightness for day and night. The kit included a wiring harness that auto dims the display with the headlights are on. If you don't wire it, there's also a manual option that dims the display by touching one button. Well thought out.



    Perfect for my Landrover

    Jojo from Valdosta, Georgia on 1/8/2016

    Very easy to use and the sound quality is excellent. It replaced an older Blaupunkt. I tried to stay with the original due to the Rover was intially sold in Germany. Perfect fit!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Rick67 from California on 1/3/2016

    1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: Complexity of use

    Great product for the price

    Mike M from Pennsylvania on 11/22/2015

    1989 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Was delivered within 2 days of order! Will definitely order again from Crutchfield



    Nice, but......

    JM from Kentucky on 8/6/2015

    1999 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is almost everything I was looking for. I don't need CD's when I can pop in a memory card or flash drive with 32G of music. This is fairly inexpensive, small, and light since it doesn't have a CD player. This randomly gives SD card errors and I need to re-seat the memory card to correct it, but it seems to play the USB port w/o issues. My friend in Ohio has the same unit and his does the exact same thing. If it wasn't for those errors it would be perfect for my needs.

    Pros: Will play a 32G memory card or USB flash drive and it remembers where it left off when you start it back up. If you put your music in folders it lets you jump from folder to folder (a very nice feature). Sounds pretty good for the price.

    Cons: SD card errors (need to re-seat the memory card to correct).


    Greg from Pompton Lakes NJ on 7/4/2015

    1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for the price



    Blaupunkt as always

    Nellarecneps from Omaha l, Nebraska on 6/21/2015

    2001 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought a 2001 vw Golf with a broken head unit and needed a replacement. My dad has a blaupunkt so I figured sticking with a German brand would be a good choice. My only requirements was an auxiliary port and am/fm radio. This has met all my needs and thanks to crutchfield installation after soldering it only took 10 minutes.

    Pros: Auxiliary input USB input Am/fm radio reception Matched interior lighting for Volkswagen Easy installation (crutchfield kit was perfect)


    Very Complicated

    Mike from Florida on 6/13/2015

    Works good, looks good, easy to figure out how to operate it...very complicated....finally got the clock to appear...still trying to set the time. All I play is my USB music. came with a scratch on the face and the paint popped off where the scratch is. Price was good.

    Pros: easy install

    Cons: too complicated

    great value

    hmm from Kansas City, MO on 5/17/2015

    1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cost was the main concern, and this was a great value. Helped take the car from 1999 factory to the age of digital downloads. Easy to install, menu is a bit cumbersome, but makes a world of difference.

    Pros: SD, USB, auxiliary

    Cons: Menu a bit awkward, but may needle less so with use.

    Operation complex but interface clean

    plaka from Colorado on 4/2/2015

    1973 Volkswagen BUS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Chinese build. Very clean interface, doesn't look gimmicky. Operation complex, all the controls have multiple functions, long push for this, short push for that, etc. Not as simple to use as it looks. Can't comment on sound quality yet.

    Pros: Clean look, standard installation.

    Cons: Complex controls, small print on face difficult to see.

    Love this stereo

    Shannon P from Surf City, NC on 3/29/2015

    2005 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this stereo. It looks great. Sounds great and it was easy to install. The sound and ease of use are more than I expected.

    Pros: Sounds great. Easy to install.

    Cons: SD card behind faceplate

    Nice Fit

    GByrd from Florida on 3/21/2015

    1998 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit works well looks great in the dash. Sounds amazing in my S 500

    Pros: Look and easy installation with the install kit that is available with this purchase. i have loaded over 1000 songs on the SD card. Its like having satellite radio for no monthly charge!


    Pretty Good Radio

    Lmf from Fredericksburg, Va on 3/20/2015

    2013 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio sound

    Pros: Radio sounds great

    Cons: Difficult controls. Plays for one hour and shuts off

    Crutchfield response on 3/23/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Perfect for convertible

    TH from San Diego, CA on 3/9/2015

    1999 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I prefer to keep my car stock, but with the stereo failing I looked for an upgrade that would also look somewhat retro and would weather well. This stereo exceeds my expectations. I love using a USB memory stick as opposed to CDs. It means there is less in my car to attract the attention of thieves, which is crucial when you have a soft top that is frequently left down. The look is very low key, and the sound is way better than I thought I would get without upgrading speakers.

    Pros: Low-key appearance, USB slot, removable faceplate, exquisite sound

    Cons: None

    Good media player

    Lee from Ellisville Mississippi on 1/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Straight forward install. The radio sounds good. The overall sound is very good. I'm not an audiophile and I have the factory speakers in my Honda Accord. They say the largest USB or SD card usable is 32GB but I have used a 64GB. I don't recommend it though because the "browse folder" option is not available with a 64GB drive. You can put more than 400 albums in MP3 on a 64GB drive and if you can't browse directories to find an album it don't do you much good. The 64GB drives might be usable on other systems, difference is 64GB drives come formatted in exFAT which won't with most radios. FAT32Format which is freeware will format the 64GB drives with FAT32.

    Pros: Easy install, good sound, plays SD cards and USB drives, looks nice. I like that this radio has an easy dimmer and it doesn't try to look like a light show.

    Cons: The controls are small. There is a learning curve for this unit, but that's life. Buy a new digital watch and read through one of those manuals :)

    good radio

    Mike from Kalamazoo, Michigan on 1/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what I wanted plenty of power easy to use

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Owners manual very basic

    perfect fit

    aku from seattle on 12/26/2014

    i had the factory VW deck in my car since my after-market CD player failed a couple of years ago, and i was making do with an FM transmitter for mp3's. nice concept, but tunes would fade in and out any time a bus with GPS came near me in traffic, or if a strong radio signal overpowered the transmitter. so i was looking for an affordable deck with AM, FM, and digital. the adelaide 130 fit the bill perfectly. after reading the fine manual and planning, removal and install took less than an hour. the included chassis fits tight in the radio slot, and went in with minimal effort. Crutchfield included the factory deck removal tools, and various wiring harnesses that weren't needed: the VW factory wiring harnesses (2, plus antenna) are a perfect match for the blaupunkt deck. while it's not the sexiest-looking receiver and the controls are a little clunky, the sound is incredible. the 17-year-old factory speakers handle the adelaide's rich digital audio beautifully - but i could see this deck blowing them out if i'm not careful. aux in and USB both offer great sound reproduction. my next purchase may well be an SD card writer, if for no other reason than to have music at my fingertips without carrying a thumb drive or an mp3 player. if you're looking to spiff up the sound system in an older VW easily and affordably, this is the deck for you. and 5 stars to Crutchfield, my go-to electronics store for 25 years! i told my wife to look no further when christmas shopping. UPDATE 12/30/14: i said that the provided wiring harnesses weren't needed. i was wrong, and taking a shortcut caused my car's alarm system to go batty. so i uninstalled - and reinstalled as Crutchfield directed - which fixed the i'd like to tell potential buyers of that deck to1. read the manual more carefully than i did and2. just do as Crutchfield's installation experts advise... the first time.unfortunately, i'd also like to slightly downgrade the ease-of-use rating for this deck. the sound still rocks, though.

    Pros: ease of installation, price, sound quality

    Cons: 9-digit display with less-than-smooth scrolling, controls are a little awkward

    Great bang for the buck

    MarkyMadeIt from Charlottesville, VA on 12/15/2014

    2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We weren't looking for anything special, just a replacement for our dying factory receiver. This more than does the job, and lets me plug my phone directly into it for playing music.

    Pros: Not overrun with buttons.

    Cons: buttons are a bit on the small side.

    Very Happy!

    Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 from Minnesota on 11/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for budget minded people who don't need a cd player since they have moved their music to, or purchased either MP3 or Windows media music files. The reason I purchased this stereo for my Jeep Liberty was due to my OEM Jeep stereo eating a cd and not ejecting it back out, not to mention it did not have an aux input or MP3 play capability like the Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 has. Now with the Blaupunkt Adelaide 130, I do not have to worry about a cd player dying on me, taking my fav CD with it, since there is no a CD player. Sound quality was just ok until I found the X-Bass setting and activated it. That brought it to life! Now it sounds nice for an under $100 unit..and pretty close to the factory OEM stereo I removed, but now my '05 Jeep is way more modern with this unit in it! This was my first time buying from Crutchfield and it was a great, perfect experience. I am very happy!!!

    Pros: Price, Quality, No moving parts (No CD Player), Crutchfield ease of purchase and fast shipping.

    Cons: none

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    Jzm43 from Bridgewater nj on 10/26/2014

    2000 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio this is the second one I have purchased from crutchfield especially from this brand very happy with the product

    Pros: Easy to use and install

    Cons: None

    Nicely done Blaupunkt, nicely done

    BobbyMIke from Austerlitz, NY on 10/19/2014

    1997 Toyota T100
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I haven't bought a stereo in quite a long time, but needed one for my Toyota T100 work truck. Although the truck already had a decent 6 CD changer in it the head had died. I decided that I really just needed a unit that played AM/FM and MP3s. I was delighted to see that the Adelaide did that and nothing more and at a great price. I've always bought Blaupunkts for my vehicles in the past and was excited to see that the quality is still high and the design still thoughtful. Simple and well made, this unit is a great value.

    Pros: Easy to install (with the Crutchfield kit). Sound is great, even through the stock truck speakers. Price was great.

    Cons: None that I've found so far.

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    92Toy4wd from Northern CA. on 8/6/2014

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value, easy install, good looking @ night.

    Pros: Able to use my iphone w/the radio.

    Cons: none

    Okay Stereo

    DonH from Arizona on 8/5/2014

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. USB does not work, waiting on back-ordered product to replace installed unit.



    Not happy with this product

    Phil from Apex, NC on 8/4/2014

    2001 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have to give this unit a poor review, simply because of, in my case, its high failure rate (100%) in a very short period of time (1 month). I have gone through three of these (Crutchfield provided a replacement each time because of these failures) The units all failed by suddenly being unable to read/play MP3 files on either USB thumb drives or on SD cards. The same basic sequence of events occurred each time: 1) Unit was on, playing an SD card, doing fine at the moment 2) Car was parked, engine turned off, key removed. Unit was turned on at the time, SD card was inserted. 3) After returning to car and starting engine, unit came back "on" as expected, since it was previously left on. 4) The unit displayed the "SD" indicator (normal) but would not play it. Display returned to clock (not normal). 4A ) I turned the unit off / on via it's power on button; no change. Unit 'saw' the SD card, 'read" the SD card, didn't play. 4B) I turned the unit off / on, removed/reinserted SD card ... see 4A 4C) I turned the unit off, removed the SD card, turned the unit on, radio portion worked fine. 4D) Inserted USB drive, unit "recognized" its presence, "read" it (presumably reading the directory), wouldn't play it. I've been through every iteration / sequence I could think of but in the end, neither of those media would be played.

    Pros: Excellent value, excellent quality, excellent ease of use, excellent (I guess ... not important to me) Coolness Factor. Beyond excellent customer service by Crutchfield. All in all they provided me with 3 of these in total (the original and 2 replacements). There were no arguments nor questions asked, the Crutchfield folks simply did the right thing: "we'll send you out a new one, and a return shipping label for the old one. When you get the new one, send back the old one"

    Cons: Very high failure rate (100%). Very short failure times (1 day to 2 weeks). Very small sample size (3 units in succession). I, and Crutchfield, have given up on this unit and I'm waiting for a similarly priced, similarly featured replacement from a different brand. I noted with some interest that even as I write this, the unit is displayed as "Out of Stock". I figure that's because there were only 3 in stock in the first place, and I've gone through all of them. Might be a bad run of units?

    Good and simple to use!

    Freddy from Tulsa, OK on 7/31/2014

    2003 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put this in my 2003 Corvette. It is a great little deck, however there are not very many settings. All of the EQ is pre-set. You can adjust Treb, Base, fade and balance, but that is where it stops. You really cannot control mid-range or highs and lows. It's a little frustrating, but for the price I suppose that is OK? Overall though, good deck!

    Pros: Simple, Easy to install and use

    Cons: Lack of personalization, no real audio adjustments

    Digital Media Player

    Don from Maine on 7/27/2014

    1993 Pontiac Transport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, an excellent unit.



    Blaupunkt Adelaide 130

    Roc City from Rochester, NY on 7/21/2014

    1986 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio, easy to hook up. Excellent quality. I think it looks good in my 1986 IROC-Z.




    Alex from Los Angeles, CA on 7/9/2014

    2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this radio specifically because the when I searched on Crutchfield, it indicated it worked with steering wheel controls without the need for an adapter. It is in its own category on saying "Built in" for steering wheel controls. Turns out, that is not true at all. This unit requires an adapter the same as 85 other stereos with much more robust features at the same or a lower price point. I am disappointed in Crutchfield and really had hoped for more from them. When I called they basically told me "Too bad, sorry. Buy an adapter."

    Pros: Decent styling Pretty good sound for the cost

    Cons: Steering wheel controls are NOT built in No bluetooth, ipod, pandora, etc.

    Crutchfield response on 7/14/2014 Making a vehicle's steering wheel controls work with an aftermarket stereo always requires a special adapter to translate the steering wheel button signals to commands that the stereo will understand, since every vehicle manufacturer does this differently. We would gladly help the customer return this stereo and get a different one along with an adapter for the steering wheel controls. We urge every customer to contact us before placing their order so that we can make sure they're getting exactly what they're looking for. We also offer a generous 60 money back guarantee for situations just like this.when things go wrong, we want to help make them right.

    Blue Point Scores Again...

    Adam from Union Grove, NC on 6/27/2014

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio really brought my factory speakers to life, it's hard to believe OEM speakers can sound that good. But with his head unit it is definitely possible. This is my second Blaupunkt mechless head unit, but this one can handle a 32 GB card.....hours of sweet digital music!

    Pros: A huge Pro for this head unit is that I was also able to integrate the OEM steering wheel controls using just this head unit without an adapter being necessary....found the pin out online....enough said.

    Cons: None.

    Very Pleased!

    Dan from Chicago. IL on 6/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Title says it all, "Very Pleased!". Replaced the factory radio and looks and sounds great. The power of the Blaupunkt made my stock speakers come to life. There is nothing fancy about the radio and has all the features I was looking for; aux input, preamp outputs, SD card and USB. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Aux, preamp, SD card, remote, simple display design and functionality

    Cons: None

    Nice sound!

    Nate D. from Louisiana on 6/6/2014

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the factory unit in my Dodge Ram 2500 non nav. Sound quality is very good through the factory speakers. SD card or thumb drive is nice plus the 1/8 input jack. Not a lot of bells and whistles but that's expected at this price.

    Pros: Very nice appearance without all the gawdy colors and flash. If your music is on digital media and you don't want the teenager look in your dash this is a great choice!

    Cons: Sound quality is much improved from the stock unit but it only has treble and bass adjustments. No midrange hurts an otherwise nice inexpensive unit. The user interface isn't intuitive but you get used to it fairly quick. Thumb drive door feels flimsy.

    Very Pleased

    momule from Rural Missouri on 6/5/2014

    2002 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced the factory stereo in my 02 Ford Ranger with this and also added four Polk DXi461 coaxials. I wasn't going for audiophile or thumpiness, just a replacement for worn out OE stuff and the upgrade that allows me to use computer aged music storage instead of compact discs. I got everything I was after and more with the Adelaide130 and Polk. Blaupunkt equipment is solid, with in this case , one twist knob with click stops and settings and controls accessed via a minimal and easy to navigate menu system. Colored lights are blue and red and the display is a small 9 character black and white. Some reviews for other Blaupunkt models complain that the display is hard to read in sunlight but that has not been my experience at all. The amp drives the Polks very nicely, louder than factory and good clean sound even at the higher range of the volume control. As with every car unit the music source has a great deal to do with the sound so an MP3 ripped at 128kbps will not produce sound that is as good as one ripped at 192 or 320. The manual says that the unit will handle as many as 20,000 music files which is ridiculous(in my opinion) so a lesser number of files on a 4 gig sd card ripped at 320kbps should be nice. If one remembers that the function of this unit is to play music that one can listen to... not an automotive disco ball or an ear damaging mobile steel box, this is a great option. And I have absolutely no need for bluetooth and if you need it look elsewhere.

    Pros: No unnecessary bells and whistles Classy understated looks Low price...great value with no sacrifice of quality Great sound for majority of listeners/drivers Easy's from Crutchfield afterall

    Cons: none for me but since this unit does not have many higher end options it's not for everyone.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.0 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red/Blue
    EQ Bands None
    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 Yes

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    Variety of Sources
    Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Variety of Sources

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 digital media receiver 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. USB msc devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or 32. The unit supports playback & control of MP3 (32-320kbps)/WMA (32-192kbps) music files loaded onto a compatible USB MSC device (up to 20,000 total files). The head unit also display song/artist information. 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.

    SD Card Slot: The Adelaide 130 is fitted with a SD memory card slot behind the unit's detachable faceplate. The head unit supports playback of MP3 (32-320kbps)/WMA (32-192kbps) music files stored on SD and SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB); total of 20,000 music files. The unit supports playback & control of your MP3/WMA music, as well as song/artist info display. SD/SDHC memory cards must be formatted in FAT 16 or 32.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning.

    • Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 2 FM banks and 1 AM banks. You can store 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. The presets are saved permanently even after battery disconnect.
    • Scanning Station: The Scan function will play the first 4/8/12/16 seconds of each station or preset station, until you find a 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.

    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. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio Section

    22 Watt x 4 Channel Amp: The Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 is equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (50 watts Peak x 4 channels).

    2ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Blaupunkt Adelaide 130 digital media receiver features a set of 2.0-volt preamp outputs.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: 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.

    Preset EQ: Four EQ sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music.

    Tone Controls + Sound Presets: The head unit offers also offers independent Bass & Treble control (+/-7dB); along with Balance (L9-R9) & Fader (R9-F9) adjustment.

    X-BASS: The X-BASS feature increases the amount of bass at low volumes levels.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features detachable face security. A hard plastic face case is included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Single-Line Display: The single-line, 9-digit LCD (with black background and white characters) on the Adelaide 130 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.

    • 12/24-Hour Clock: The in-dash head unit offers a switchable 12- or 24-hour clock display. You can set the unit's clock to display even when the head unit is turned off (key still in accessory position) or have it turn off with the head unit.
    • Illumination Dimmer: The CD receiver's display automatically dims to a preset brightness when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. You can adjust the brightness (1-16) for the Daytime and Nighttime preset. The wiring harness includes an orange lead that should be connected to the vehicle's parking light circuit in order for the dimmer feature to operate.

    Note: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    IR Remote: The Adelaide 130 comes supplied with an 18-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the digital media receiver. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already installed).

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Blaupunkt is a leader in the audio industry.[ Jason  Jul 12, 2016 ]
    Simple, clean lines. Nothing overwhelming to look at.[ DEAN  Jul 07, 2016 ]
    quality / prior experience[ JOE  May 12, 2016 ]
    looks sleek without gimmicky lights and buttons[ Joseph  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    Blaupunkt is a reliable company. I have found they have higher sound quality than competitors at comparable prices. I like the ease of set up and how clean the looking design of their products also.[ Christopher Ada  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    Good price with the features I wanted[ Larry  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    brand name[ Benjamin  Dec 07, 2015 ]

    4 questions already asked

    Not sure what you're asking but regarding the "color display" this unit is very subdued and simple looking as almost all Blaupunkt equipment is. It has no options to change color texts which, in my opinion, makes it a very classy looking peice of work. The text is white, the few buttons are backlit blue. Since it's job is to reproduce music, which it does very well, all the disco colors that other manufacturers rely on are not necessary. Hope this helps.[ Pat  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    Hi DavId - Sorry I didn't have use of this Blaupunkt for too long and cannot answer how it'll do with a 32GB SD card. But I would highly recommend this Blaupunkt to anyone or any Blaupunkt in general. Cheers![ 1st Still  Jan 23, 2016 ]
    I haven't tried anything larger than 32G. Both mine and a friends unit periodically require the SD card to be re-seated so we both use a low profile 32G USB flash drive that doesn't have that issue.[ JOHN  Jan 23, 2016 ]
    It should take a 32 gb sdhc card. I think it takes up to 64gb[ Keith  Jan 23, 2016 ]
    I use a 64 gb SD card. Any size should be ok.[ Wayne  Jan 23, 2016 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.[ Krissy  Feb 27, 2015 ]  Staff
    This unit is only 2 channel so if your Mercedes has four or more speakers then this isn't the one your looking for.As to the question of easy to use I'd say yes. Considering how many features there are the menus are intuitive and easy to understand.[ jason  Jan 06, 2015 ]
    Hi David,More power? I don't know since I only had a decker europa radio in it. The blaupunkt is definitely better then the old radio. The unit is not intuitive, but reading and using the manual gives a result. (strange though, old blaupunkts were so easy to work with) Greetings[ Eduard  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Not sure about power but unit is easy to use, easy to hook up, and works great.[ Anthony  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Don't know about the power comparison, but I selected this receiver because of its control simplicity and I like it. No complaints to date. Speaking of East Texas, I'm headed there in a few weeks. God's country![ Neal  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    No. I would not buy the Blaupunkt. I bought it because of the name and features and had to return it. (It does not like small thumbdrives, and it is NOT intuitive at all) Crutchfield recommended the Kenwood KMM-108U which is a Digital Media Player, but with more power, great sound, and can play all digital file formats I have (The Blaupunkt only accepts pretty much MP3). It is the same price as the Blaupunkt.[ Donald  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    No access to the Mercedes stereo specs so I'd advise trying a Merc dealer...maybe they can provide specs (but I doubt it). You might try searching Mercedes forums.As far as the Blaupunkt goes, this is an excellent stereo that doesn't have all the silly colors or unnecessary knobs. Menu system is easy and the stereo works well. I wouldn't put anything else in a Mercedes.I'm very pleased with mine but it sounds like you need to do some more homework.[ Pat  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    I believe it has more power than the stock unit in the 1999 C Class. It certainly sounds so! Insofar as the ease of use, my wife (let's say she and electronics don't agree) states that the Blau is the best receiver and easiest to use ever. She finds the USB functions extremely easy to use as well. That was a previous problem with other units. I also have the same unit in my 04 Jeep, exposed to the Texas Gulf humidity and have had no problems whatsoever.[ Joseph  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    It was very easy to use and has excellent sound quality. I would easily buy this stereo again. Also, I would recommend getting the plug and play harnesses as they make install a breeze.[ Keith  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    I send this stereo back and upgraded to a better kenwood.[ Donald  Jan 05, 2015 ]