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Blaupunkt San Francisco 310
Our take on the Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
USB and SD card slots
Blaupunkt designed the San Francisco 310 CD receiver to serve the music lover. You'll find a USB port and an SD™ card slot for plugging in storage devices, and the USB input serves double duty as an input for your iPod® or iPhone® — just plug in and take control of your playlists from the receiver's controls. If you're addicted to satellite radio, you can plug your SiriusXM portable into the front-panel auxiliary input.
Sound controls and system expansion
The San Francisco includes a built-in amp with plenty of power, and you can tweak the sound with a 3-band parametric equalizer that lets you select specific frequencies to boost or cut. You'll appreciate the two sets of preamp outputs if you plan to connect external amps or a powered sub.
Note: We made a special purchase on this Blaupunkt receiver, and it's a great deal. Keep in mind that you'll have to activate the AM tuner and reset the FM tuner for American stations — the process is explained in the manual. Also, this receiver does not come with a warranty, but it is covered by our 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
Easy to install via instructions provided. Can now retire the disks & utilize other storage devices. Sound is clear. Operation is intuitive.
Cman, Tacoma, WA
What's in the Box:
- CD receiver (10A fuse installed)
- Face (inside face-case)
- Trim-ring (attached)
- Sleeve (installed)
- Power/ground harness
- Speaker harness
- Remote (CR2025 battery installed)
- 4 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- Self-tapping screw
- Metal backstrap
- Rubber boot
- Operating/Installation Instructions
- iPod/iPhone Compatibility List
- CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
- built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
- detachable face with single-line display
- remote control
- 3-band parametric equalizer
- inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, USB input, SD card slot
- outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
Other features and specs:
- warranty: none (Crutchfield 60-day satisfaction guarantee applies)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Android Control||USB MSC protocol|
|Memory Card Slot||USB, SD-card|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Red/blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||60 Days|
|Labor Warranty||60 Days|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
USB Port: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 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 with MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) music files. The USB port is compatible with USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. The unit can recognize up to 20,000 MP3/WMA files stored on one USB MSC device. The San Francisco 310 offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass Storage device; Play/Pause, Skip Track (Previous/Next), Fast-Forward/Rewind, Scan Play, Repeat/Random, and Folder/Track selection. USB portable audio players 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.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The San Francisco 310 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter. The Blaupunkt head unit supports audio playback of music stored on your iPod or iPhone. You can search your iPod/iPhone's stored music library by Artists, Album, or Genre (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen controls will be locked during connection). The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title. The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it). The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/4/2012):
|iPod Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Auxiliary Input: The San Francisco 310 feature a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable satellite radio receiver to this head unit. You can set the Auxiliary input sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your connected external audio device. You can also enter a custom 15-character name for the Aux input.
Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
SD-Card Slot: The San Francisco 310 features a hidden SD-card slot located behind the detachable face-plate. The face-plate will need to be removed to insert or eject a memory card. The head unit supports SD, SDHC, and MMC memory cards (up to 32GB) formatted in FAT 16/32. The unit can recognize up to 1,000 MP3/WMA music files stored on a single memory card.
MP3/WMA Playback: The San Francisco 310 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (32-192 kbps) music files recorded on CD-R/CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 and Joliet; as well as SD/SDHC/MMC memory cards formatted in FAT 16/32. The unit is compatible with ID3-tags(ver. 1/2)/WMA-tags and will display file and folder names (up to 30 characters).
Folder Select: This function allows you to select a folder containing MP3/WMA files and start playing from the first track in the folder.
Playback Functions: The San Francisco 310 provides Repeat, Random, & Scan playback functions.
- Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of all the tracks recorded on a CD; or the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of the first track of all the folders on a MP3/WMA disc or memory card.
- Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the current track on a disc repeatedly or play a file currently being played in a MP3/WMA folder repeatedly.
- Random Play: This function allows you to play all tracks recorded on a disc or in a folder in a random order.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.
Mounting: For proper CD playback you must install the unit within 30° of horizontal.
AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning.
Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks. You can store 5 radio stations in each bank, giving you 15 FM and 10 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
Scanning Station: The Scan function will play the first 4/8/12/16/60 seconds of each 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.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. The power output specs for the San Francisco 310 are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 features a pair of fading front- and rear-channel 2.0-volt preamp outputs.
Tone Controls: The head unit offers independent Bass (+/-7dB) & Treble (+/-7dB) control; along with Balance (L9-R9) & Fader (R9-F9) adjustment.
Preset + 3-Band EQ: 4 sound presets (Classic, Pop, Rock, Off/Flat) allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. For further adjustment, the in-dash CD receiver features a built-in 3-Band EQ.
|Treble||10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 kHz||-7 to +7 dB||N/A|
|Midrange||0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz||-7 to +7 dB||0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25|
|Bass||60, 80, 100, 200 Hz||-7 to +7 dB||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0|
Loudness: This function enhances low frequencies (bass) at lower volumes.
X-Bass: The X-Bass function enhances the receiver's bass output around a certain frequency (60/80/100Hz) at lower volumes. The gain of the X-Bass function can be adjusted from 0 to +3.
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.
Mute Level: The head unit's Mute function can be set from 0-50; based on your preference of attenuation.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: This unit features detachable face security. A hard plastic face case is included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Single-Line Display: The single-line, 15-digit LCD (with black background and white characters) on the San Francisco 310 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.
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.
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.
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.
IR Remote: The San Francisco 310 comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the CD receiver. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already installed).
60 Day Warranty: The Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 CD receiver does not come with a manufacturer's warranty, but does include Crutchfield's 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
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