Make and Model: Blaupunkt Frankfurt STEREO (Type 7669). The first STEREO auto radio ever, first built (type 7639) in 1969.
Classic Car era: 1969 – 1979
Face-plate: Blaupunkt BMW for E9 CS, CSI, and E10 2002 models. Metal chrome with matte black front finish. Original Blaupunkt BMW knobs and matte chrome tone levers. This radio is 100% period correct and completed with all original parts. The radio can also be supplied with other dedicated faceplates for Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and other European makes / models, ask!
On-board voltage: 12V, negative ground (positive ground possible, ask).
Output power: 2 x 5 Watt nominal, 2 x 7 Watt music.
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Rendition: STEREO, 2 (4 Ohm) speakers. NOTE: If you want to connect four speakers then you have to use two 8 Ohm speakers connected parallel + to + and – to -, this makes 4 Ohm. This is important otherwise you will damage the internal amplifier.
Wave Range: long wave, medium wave, short wave, UKW (FM)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz-104MHz
Equipment: Tone control, automatic antenna connection, 6-PIN DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 kit and the Classentials Bluetooth module (12 Volt NEGATIVE GROUND only).
Design type: Transistor radio
Year of build: 1969
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth): 177 x 50 x 170 mm / 7 x 1,95 x 6,7 Inch (back to front of face-plate)
Dimensions face-plate (width x height): 205 x 60 mm / 8,1 x 2,35 Inch
Weight (kg): 1.85
Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, 2 DIN speaker plugs, earth / ground cable, extra M10 mounting rings and a rear mounting support (holed metal strip), see pictures.
Installing: Basic car conditions before installation: Radio prepared car with dashboard openings, 12V power lead, analog telescopic antenna, two speakers (doors, parce shelf) with wiring.
Handy customers experienced with working and tinkering on classic cars can install a radio by themselves. All others we strictly advise to have their vintage radio installed by an experienced mechanic / electrician / local garage. Our installation kits contain the parts and instructions needed to install a radio in a factory original prepared car. In case your dashboard aperture / mount has been changed by previous owners over the last 40 -50 years you might need, or have to make, different parts to make the radio fit properly.
*1.5 years (18 months) European / US warranty (See About Us / FAQ). In the rare case that a reliable Blaupunkt transistor radio stops working you send it back to us for immediate exchange (in case a comparable unit is in stock) or repair. The radio is sealed before shipping with a unique numbered security seal which cannot be tampered with. If this seal is damaged / broken the warranty will be void.
Attention: Blaupunkt Frankfurt stereo radios built between 1969 and 1974 feature an additional ‘stereo’ lamp behind the scale-dial. The lamp is supposed to light up when a stereo broadcast is detected. For this the radio needs a perfect antenna and a perfect earth / ground contact of the radio AND the antenna. The ‘detector’ which operates this tiny lamp has in many cases lost its function over the last 40 – 50 years. This can not be repaired because the part is not available. In some radios the ‘detector’ still works, in others it does not. This lamp working or not does NOT affect the proper functionality of the radio in any way. Therefore, functionality of this lamp is excluded from warranty.
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