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zxcvbob

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Blauplunkt car stereos
« on: September 10, 2021, 06:03:46 PM »

Is it now a shitty Chinese company?  (Chinese does not == shitty but it's a pretty good indicator of *expletive deleted*it)  I thought they were a subsidiary of Bosch and were a high-end German brand made in Germany or Japan.  Now all the Blaupunkt products I see have very low prices and terrible reviews.  Same think may apply to Grundig, but there's a lot less data points so I'm not sure.

(I'm looking for a replacement stereo for my new (to me) truck.  The one that's in there only works intermittently and it has no aux inputs or bluetooth)
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Re: Blauplunkt car stereos
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 06:22:35 PM »

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Blaupunkt GmbH (About this soundlisten (help·info)) was a German manufacturer of mostly car audio equipment. It was owned by Robert Bosch GmbH from 1933 until 1 March 2009, when it was sold to Aurelius AG of Germany. It filed for bankruptcy in late 2015[1] with liquidation proceedings completed in early 2016.[2][3] The brand is now managed by GIP Development SARL of Luxembourg and is used on various product groups worldwide.
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After the 2011 take-over, Blaupunkt became a managed brand name with all production outsourced to China.
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Re: Blauplunkt car stereos
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 06:30:17 PM »

"GIP."  Huh.  Equals "gyp?"  As in "They tried to gyp me with that driveway resurfacng scam."

Just interesting to notice.

I'm reminded of that "The Simpsons" bit where every brand name in a discount department store is a slight variation on actual brand names.  Moterola, Somy, Harmin-Cardin, Hamilton Beech, etc.

Like Blauplunkt  for Blaupunkt.

« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 05:21:18 AM by 230RN »
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Re: Blauplunkt car stereos
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 06:55:42 PM »

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Re: Blauplunkt car stereos
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 11:47:15 AM »

I have a 19 year old Blauplunkt that came with my truck, I do like it alot.  If I was to buy a new stereo to replace it, I'd probably be looking at Kenwood, Alpine or Pioneer. Kenwood would be my 1st choice, I'm a Kenwood fanboi, my dual band radio in my truck is a Kenwood and previously I've only had Kenwood for aftermarket car audio.
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Re: Blauplunkt car stereos
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 12:15:57 PM »

I'm mainly looking at Sony, Kenwood, and Pioneer.  Also perhaps an OEM Delco radio from the same period as the truck if I can get one unlocked -- it won't have Bluetooth but would have a front Aux input and I can work with that.  Crutchfield, Best Buy, and Walmart are pretty much out of stock on everything with a brand name.  They blame it on Covid, of course; maybe that's legit.

I'd like to order from Crutchfield if I go with an aftermarket radio because they have the adapters to wire it in to the harness and retain most of the factory functions.  With Delco, I shouldn't need any adapters but have to make sure I get a model that will play nice with my truck's computer and onboard diagnostics.
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