Reviews and Problems with Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT
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Amazing quality and experience straight out of the box
Uritziel Akatzuki, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: Exactly as advertised, it fits perfectly with my car (Mercedes W202), very convenient Bluetooth - Streaming, iPod/iPhone mode is amazing and works great. I'll keep editing this review to make it as complete as possible. When I ordered this headunit I forgot to order the "Head Unit Removal Key" for the stock Mercedes Headunit but I took it to the nearest car electrician shop and payed 5 Euros to remove the stock headunit and install this one.
Summary: 2 stars because it did what it said but only for a couple months then Internal amp blew rendering it useless. Also the sound was awful compared to the pioneer I replaced it with. The knob was too thin but the bluetooth worked well.
Summary: Wanting hands free calling, as well as newer media selections, I purchased this unit to replace an older Blaupunkt Toronto RDM-126 in my E30 Baur TC. Upon unpacking, it was evident the newer 420BT was not built to the same standards as the earlier German made unit. The controls, particularly the DIS button, and the cover for the front mount USB port-felt cheap.
Pros: Excellent overall sound quality and uncluttered panel layout. FM tuner is outstanding: sensitivity, selectivity, signal/noise and frequency response are first rate (just wish they had included HD-FM). Phone calls made from this unit are clear on both ends, (even with the top down) using the external mic mounted top center of steering column.
Cons: Cumbersome iphone interface. The less expensive JVC media players I have in my other cars can directly access SIRI by pressing and holding the "call" button- allowing song, navigation or caller selection by voice command ("She" can even read my email aloud). The Blau does not support this.Track names are also not displayed via Bluetooth.
Summary: Overall the feature list and product quality are very good to excellent. I would highly recommend this unit to others. It is superior to most any other system on the market today.
Pros: Bluetooth features work very well. The front and rear USB connections are convenient and well placed. Scan and seek functions are handy when traveling.
Cons: There are a lot of features to learn. Not all of the cool features are apparent from the Spartan appearance of the front panel. Some of the wired connections and their functions are not well explained in the manual
Summary: I purchased this unit for it's low profile looks as it's installed in a 96 Miata. It certainly fits that bill and looks stock. I also wanted something simple. I previously purchased a Kenwood head unit, also from Crutchfield that although it sounds great is just too busy and complicated. Maybe I'm just getting too old. The unit was simiple to install and does everything I need it to. I'm only using it to power the head rest speakers for which it does a great job.
Pros: Stock looking Not flashy Easy to install and operate
Summary: Very well built, great sound quality using the Bluetooth streaming. The looks of the stereo are why I decided to buy it. I wanted to find something that didn't stick out and this was the stereo that gave me that. It looks factory installed. For the money I do not think you can find a better system.
Pros: Looks, features, and price
Cons: The display can be hard to read in the day time but I have a convertible so I expected that to be an issue. Also the amount of AV wires out of the back of the system make it a little hard to get it to fit in my single DIN unit.
Summary: Great looking head unit. Looks the least aftermarket of them all. Unfortunately I returned it due to the frustrating way it does not allow you to see your folders properly when using a memory stick.
Pros: Blaupunkt design, great build quality, comes with a case.
Cons: Not HD radio, don't expect to search for your music under artist, then album. It lumps them all together and you have to search through every album track until you get what you want. This I consider a major fail and Crutchfield took it back without any bother. I upgraded to a Kenwood and am very pleased.