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Blaupunkt KCR 800-10

This Blaupunkt KCR-800-10 (also called the Derby de Luxe) is a ghettoblaster / radiorecorder from the early 1980's. It's very well-built. The knobs are metal, the tape keys are very smooth and solid, and it has a nice gold & brown color combination. It weighs 12.4 lbs (5.6 kg), not including batteries. It shares its internal components with the ITT Touring 120.

It has 4 speakers, and it is powered by two Philips TDA-1011 amplifier chips. According to Blaupunkt's advertising, it puts out 2 x 3.5 watts RMS, or 2 x 5.5 watts music power. It's a small radio (46cm wide), but it provides more bass than you might expect. And the Wide mode is fantastic!

The meters measure power output, but they don't move very much unless you crank the volume up to distortion territory. The better strategy is to press Rec/Play/Pause. This will make them indicate VU levels instead of power output.

The tuning strength LED is unusual, because it functions the opposite way that most boomboxes do. It glows red when the signal is bad, and turns off when a good signal is found.

You can connect your iPod to the DIN input on the rear panel, and use the Phono setting on the function switch. You do not need a Phono Attenuator.

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