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Feb 12, 2008

Blaupunkt's Newest Car Stereo Serves CD & USB Digital Music Without Interruptions

Blaupunkt, the car electronics division of Robert Bosch Corporation, has introduced a digital-savvy car radio designed to give users uninterrupted access to vast libraries of digital audio files on MP3-CD's and USB flash drives and large-format portable hard-drives. Unlike most car stereos, where MP3 playback is interrupted when searching digital play lists, the Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58 offers no-interrupt browsing capability of file menus and ID3 tag information without interfering with playback of the current track.

Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58

Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58

The New Orleans MP58 has a fixed 1-meter USB cable for connection and flexible placement of these external digital storage devices. It also has an MP3-compatible CD transport, plus optional interface modules for Bluetooth capability and iPod control. All music sources are accessed and controlled through the radio's front panel controls, including convenient and easy-to-read presentation of ID3 tag information on an attractive three-line LCD display.

Unlike most car stereos, where MP3 playback is interrupted when searching digital play lists, the Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58 offers no-interrupt browsing capability of file menus and ID3 tag information without interfering with playback of the current track.

The New Orleans MP58 also features Blaupunkt's exclusive Variocolor display technology, which allows consumers to choose from any of 4,096 possible display colors to match the instrument panel lighting. It has a high-performance AM/FM tuner, plus a powerful four-channel amplifier section capable of delivering up to 50 watts per channel. Acoustic performance can be individually tailored to suit car interiors and listener taste with a three-band parametric equalizer. The unit also includes four-channel pre-outs, subwoofer output, and an auxiliary input on the rear panel, making it simple to expand the car audio system with additional source components and external power amplifiers.

The Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $259.95.

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