Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered replacement parts and instrumentation for the custom-vehicle market, recently announced a line of VDO radios for custom enthusiasts.
The next-generation sound systems “are built to deliver exceptional quality, styling and functionality and come with a heritage of over 81 years of excellence in the world of infotainment,” the company said in a news release.
The radios are rugged enough for customs applications, including street, highway cruising and off-road use, according to Continental.
The radios feature a simple and clear design, with large buttons and knobs with rubber grips. VDO radios’ intuitive interface provides straightforward access to a sophisticated range of functions, according to the company.
Models are available for 12-volt and 24-volt vehicle applications. All of the radios are rugged enough to handle vibration levels of up to 2.7 G, according to the company.
All VDO Radios feature an AUX input for connecting to a music player or smartphone, a front-panel USB 2.0 input, an integrated microphone, dimmable displays and an FM radio with RDS and traffic alerts. A high-power internal amplifier and four preset equalizer settings, along with individual treble, bass and loudness control, allow for sophisticated EQ control.
All models can play MP3 and WMAs, and are available with or without Bluetooth. Bluetooth-equipped models can pair up to five phones at once, according to the company.
Continental offers a VDO radio for every enthusiast: The basic 12-volt tuner with USB and Bluetooth(Model TR711U-BU); 12-volt tuner with USB and CD/MP3 (Model CD716U-BU); 12-volt tuner with USB, CD/MP3 and Bluetooth(Model TR712UB-BU); and 12-volt tuner with USB, CD/MP3, DAB+ and Bluetooth(Model CDD718UB-BU).
To complete the VDO radio portfolio, Continental also offers VDO 100-milllimeter and 130-millimeter speakers. The two-way coaxial speakers are available with white or black grilles and include mounting kits.
“The speakers are designed to deliver excellent and consistently dynamic sound in both indoor and outdoor environments,” the company said.
Continental’s wide range of antennas for the VDO radio line are specifically designed for VDO radios to optimize reception quality.