Blaupunkt Valencia 200 DAB BT car radio test
Furnishing: The equipment of the Blaupunkt Valencia 200 DAB BT includes a USB connection, an auxiliary connection and a Bluetooth function. There is also a hands-free facility with a microphone integrated into the radio. The color of the display cannot be changed and therefore cannot be adapted to the car’s instrument lighting.
“Equipment” rating: 19 out of 45 points
“Installation” rating: 21 out of 50 points
Service: The operating instructions are more understandable than the installation instructions. The control panel looks very structured and as tidy as an original radio. The functions of the various buttons are immediately recognizable, and the Valencia 200 DAB BT also has very large buttons that are easy to feel while driving. The Bluetooth connection is quickly established and saved. Switching between music sources is easy. Music files stored in folders on a USB stick can be played without any problems. Not only zapping between the music files is possible here, but also between the folders. The names of the music files and folders are displayed.
“Service” rating: 118 out of 150 points
Quality: The processing of the control unit appears to be of very high quality, and the feel of the buttons also leaves nothing to be desired. However, it loses points in terms of reliability – the poor VHF reception must be taken into account here. The radio lighting can be dimmed using the car’s light switch, so it doesn’t dazzle at night.
“Quality” rating: 36 out of 55 points
Conclusion: The Blaupunkt Valencia 200 DAB BT impresses with its intuitive operation and high-quality workmanship. Added to this is the look, which does not look like a typical retrofit radio. However, while the slight dropouts in DAB+ reception are already annoying, the poor FM reception is a major blunder. A real shame.
Facts about the Blaupunkt Valencia 200 DAB BT
Furnishing: USB, AUX, Bluetooth, speakerphone, DAB+
Playback formats: MP3, WMA
Perfomance: 4 x 40 watts
Price: 119.00 euros (RRP)