VDO Audio Systems

Get Great Sound Quality with Style

The new line of VDO Radios from Continental represent a new generation of vehicle sound systems that come with a heritage of more than 80 years of sound quality and a strong reputation for excellence in the world of infotainment. Continental is the manufacturer and supplier of VDO Radios as well as a wide variety of VDO OE-engineered replacement parts and instrumentation for the custom-car market.

VDO Radios feature a simple and clear design, with large buttons and knobs with rubber grips. The radios’ robust design and rugged construction makes them ideal for every type of application. In addition to excellent performance and high quality, ease of use was a key priority in the design of this new line of radios. Their intuitive interface provides straightforward access to a sophisticated range of functions. Models are available for both 12V and 24V vehicle applications. All of the radios are rugged enough to handle vibration levels of 2.7 g.


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All VDO Radios feature an AUX input for connecting to a music player or smartphone, front-panel USB 2.0 input, integrated microphone, dimmable displays, and FM radio with RDS and traffic alerts. A high-power internal amplifier and four preset equalizer settings—along with individual treble, bass, and loudness controls—allow for sophisticated EQ control. All models can play both MP3 and WMAs and are available with or without Bluetooth®. Bluetooth-equipped models have the ability to pair up to five phones at once.


Model Choices

– TR711U-BU: The basic 12V tuner with USB and Bluetooth
– CD716U-BU: 12V tuner with USB and CD/MP3
– TR712UB-BU: 12V tuner with USB, CD/MP3, and Bluetooth
– CDD718UB-BU: 12V tuner with USB, CD/MP3, Bluetooth, and DAB+


Get Speakers and an Antenna to Match

Complementing the VDO radio portfolio, Continental also offers VDO 100-mm and 130-mm speakers. These two-way coaxial speakers are available with white or black grilles and have mounting kits included. The speakers are designed to deliver excellent and consistently dynamic sound in both indoor and outdoor environments. The two-way speakers have each speaker delivering a separate frequency range for perfect sound quality.

A wide range of antennas is also available for the new radio line, offering high performance and mounting versatility. The antenna connectors are specifically designed for these VDO radios to optimize reception quality.

Whether it’s a street rod, muscle car, tuner, custom vehicle, or kit car, VDO Instruments offers enthusiasts a wide choice of styles and sizes, easy installation, unprecedented performance capabilities, and most importantly, VDO design, quality, and reliability.

VDO instruments deliver world-class quality and innovation and are legendary for their superb fit, finish, and appearance, as well as rock-solid reliability. Continental builds every VDO gauge with the same precision and quality as the OE instrumentation it delivers to OEMs worldwide. VDO is a trademark of the Continental Corporation.


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VDO Instrumentation







6755 Snowdrift Road

Allentown, PA 18106

ABOUT VDO Instrumentation®

Since 1920, we’ve been focused on providing our customers with the best possible instrumentation. We continue to work to deliver the functionality, durability and high quality finish that have earned our products a best-in-class reputation, worldwide. Our site includes our latest offering of world-class instruments and accessories for the custom vehicle enthusiast -- everything you’ll need for your car, truck, street rod, hot rod, show car or kit car. We offer a wide range of traditional and new styles, and regardless of the gauge series you choose, you can count on VDO for rock-solid reliability and attention to detail, fit and finish. Now, in addition to our range of VDO gauges and gauge kits, we've added video monitoring systems, including cameras, displays and kits that help eliminate blind spots, so you can avoid hitting anything that could harm you or your car.