February 13, 2008 Blaupunkt's latest car radio release caters to digital music formats by including a fixed 1 meter USB cable for connecting external digital storage devices along with "no-interrupt browsing capability", meaning you can continue to listen to the current track while searching through playlists.
The New Orleans MP58 plays from MP3-CD's, USB flash drives and large-format portable hard-drives and there's optional interface modules for Bluetooth capability and iPod control. All sources are controlled through the radio's front panel controls, including convenient and easy-to-read presentation of ID3 tag information and a three-line LCD display.
It unit sports a powerful four-channel amplifier section capable of delivering up to 50 watts per channel, four-channel pre-outs, subwoofer output, an auxiliary input on the rear panel and a three-band parametric equalizer designed to enable acoustic performance to be optimized to suit the car interior. You can also match your car decor, instument cluster or your mood with Blaupunkt's Variocolor display offering a choice of 4,096 possible display colors.
The Blaupunkt New Orleans MP58 is available at a suggested retail price of USD$259.95.