Vario Colour Display: Blaupunkt
Bahamas MP46 features a Vario Colour display. You can select one of 16
values of Red, Green, and Blue, giving you a possibility of 4096 colors. The
Colour Scan feature cycles through all the possible display colors in
approximately 40 seconds, allowing you to choose the one you prefer.
Full Graphic Display: The full
graphic display can be adjusted for best visibility. In addition to the color,
the display can be set as positive or negative, and a viewing angle can be set
between -6 and +6. You can independently set the display brightness for day and
night. When the orange illumination wire is connected to your vehicle's
headlight circuit, the brightness of the display changes to the night brightness
setting. You can also set the unit to Auto Dim.
3-Band EQ: The
unit features preset EQ sound effects for specific types of
music. You can select the Rock, Pop,
or Classic preset EQ setting. In addition, separate bass, middle, and treble adjustments
can be made from -7 to +7, each with selectable center frequencies (Bass: 60Hz,
80Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz; Middle: 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz; Treble: 10kHz, 12kHz,
15kHz, 17kHz). Note: You can set separate bass, middle, and treble
levels for each source, but the EQ effect is applied to all audio sources.
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. The X-Bass feature,
when activated, is applied to all sources.
Automatic Sound: The Automatic
Sound feature automatically adjusts the volume of the sound system to suit the
speed at which the vehicle is traveling. The volume setting is adjustable in the
Volume Menu. The optimum setting depends upon how noise levels develop in your
particular vehicle. Note: In order for this feature to work, the receiver
must be connected to the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) via the white wire in the
main power harness.
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
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
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.
Shock Proof Memory: The CD
player has a memory buffer of 10 seconds for CDs and 100 seconds for MP3 discs
to virtually eliminate skipping and drop outs, even on the roughest roads.
MP3/WMA Playback: The
Bahamas MP46 can play MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The format of
the CD-R or CD-RW must be ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet. Each disc can have
a maximum of 252 directories and 999 files, with up to 255 files in one
directory. During MP3/WMA playback, you have 5 display options:
- Track/File Number and Play Time
- Track/File Number and Clock
- Directory Number and Track/File
- Directory Number and Clock
- Directory Number and Play Time
ID3 Tags: The unit will
display MP3 ID3 tags. You can select to display the directory name, file name,
artist name, song name, or album name when available.
Telephone Mute: If the receiver
is connected to a mobile telephone with an external mute circuit, the receiver's
volume is muted whenever the mobile telephone is "picked up." The power wiring
harness contains a telephone mute wire that must be connected to the phone's
mute circuit in order for this feature to function.
Power On Message: You can enter
a personalized message of up to 9 characters which appears on the display when
the unit is powered on.
Optional Subwoofer Output: The receiver
comes with a separate 4-channel preamp output harness. An optional 6-channel
preamp output harness is available from the manufacturer (Blaupunkt part # 7 607
001 512). The optional harness contains a mono (single channel) non-fading subwoofer output.
When used with the optional harness, you can control the subwoofer output level control and
the frequency of the
low-pass filter. The level can be set between 0 and 7, and the cutoff frequency
of the low-pass filter can be set to 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (no filtering).
iPod Aux Cable: This unit is
compatible with the optional iPod Auxiliary Cable (023iPODCBL) which allows you
to listen to music from your iPod through your sound system. In addition to the
audio connection, the cable also charges your iPod while the head unit is
powered on. The iPod Auxiliary Cable does not transfer any control of the iPod
to the head unit--you will still need to control the iPod manually. The iPod's
display is not changed when the cable is connected. Note: You will not be
able to connect a CD changer to this head unit if the iPod Auxiliary Cable is
Input Ready: You can connect an auxiliary input source, such as a portable MiniDisc/DVD/MP3
player instead of a CD changer. The external audio source will
require an adapter cable (023AUXIN1R).
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
Telephone/Navigation Speech Ready:
When connected to an optional interface cable (Blaupunkt part number 7 607
001 503, not presently sold by Crutchfield), you can connect this receiver to a
mobile phone or navigation system for telephone calls and navigation
announcements. The interface will mute the receiver's audio, allowing the speech
from the telephone caller or the navigation unit to be heard over the vehicle's
sound system speakers.
RC-12H Remote Control: The
Bahamas MP46 comes with the RC-12H credit card-sized remote control. In addition, this unit is compatible with the following optional remotes:
RC 08 and RC 10. The RC-12H remote has the following functions: Source Select,
Mute, Volume Up/Dn, Select Up/Dn/Left/Right. The unit cannot be turned on or off
with the remote.
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. The clock will display
the time for approximately 8 seconds when the "Display" button is pushed, even
if the unit and the ignition are in "Off" position.
Clock Mode: You can set the
clock display to 12-hour or 24-hour mode.
Compatibility: This head unit can
directly control the following Blaupunkt changers: CDC A 03, CDC A 08, and IDC A
Display Options: During CD changer
operation, you have 5 display options:
- Track Number and Play Time
- Track Number and Clock
- CD Number and Track Number
- CD Number and Clock
- CD Number and Play Time