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The Solisto.Classic+ allows the use of conventional and cost-saving storage media like USB-sticks, SD-cards (with an adapter) with original car radios or route guidance systems. Plugged in to the cd-changer-interface of the radio, it emulates a CD changer with up to 6 resp. 10 virtual cd´s with 99 songs each. Due to the exact emulation of the cd-changer handling is easy and consistent. All functions are supported: fast forward, rewind within a track, random play and scan-mode. No software is needed in order to play music with the Solisto. Simply connect USB-stick to your personal computer, copy your mp3-files and start listening to your favourite music!
As a special feature, the USB connection supports playlists of the standard M3U type. These can be created by various free software tools such as Winamp or MP3Tag. Using playlists, the songs (music files) can reside on the USB drive in any kind of directory structure e.g. having first the name of the artist and below that
sub-directories for each of the albums of that artist.
Which songs should be played in which order is then determined by playlists.


In addition to the USB interface, the Solisto.Classic+ features an auxiliary audio input to connect mobile, cd or mp3 player or laptop. Simply attach the mini-jack-socket cable from the audio output and connect to Solisto and you‘re done and ready to play!

Talk Over Functionality

The Talk Over functionality is especially aimed at connecting mobile satnavs to the Solisto. In normal operation the interfaces for iPod/iPhone and USB have a higher priority than the Aux In interface. E.g. if a USB drive is connected to the Solisto, music is played from that and not the Aux In. A new feature of the Solisto 5G is that the Aux In interrupts the music played over the iPod/iPhone or USB interface when there is an audio signal at the Aux In. After the signal is gone, the Solisto switches back to the iPod/iPhone or USB interface. Example: music is being played from the USB drive, the audio output of the satnav is connected to the Aux In of the Solisto. Whenever there is a message from the satnav, the music from the USB drive is interrupted and the message is put through to the head unit and the speakers of the car. After the end of the message, the Solisto will automatically switch back to the music on the USB drive.
Other audio devices can be connected to the Aux In the same way. The basic principle remains the same.

Scope of delivery
  • Solisto.Classic+
  • audio cable mini-jack-socket 3.5mm (1/8") to mini-jack-socket 3.5mm (1/8") approx 1.2 meters long
  • User guide in four languages (English, German, Spanish, Dutch)
Compatible USB Devices
In principle, all USB drives, card readers and USB hard disks are compatible.

Hard disks might consume more than the 1 A that the Solisto can provide (which is already twice as much as the USB 2.0 standard). Those disks need an external power supply. Some hard disks need exceptionally long to notify the Solisto about their existence so that the saved last position might be lost. USB hubs are not compatible. You can find more about the compatibility in the technical specs.

Compatible Head Units
A comprehensive list of compatible head units can be found at our online shop.

Car brands that build in compatible head units:
Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche.

Please send us an email if you are interested in a Solisto for a head unit of BMW, Ford, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Chrysler, or Hyundai.

Aftermarket brands that build compatible head units:
Becker, Technisat.

Please send us an email if you are interested in a Solisto for a head unit of Blaupunkt or JVC.
Data Sheet


Housing Material aluminium, anodised
Dimensions (WxHxD//mm) 72 x 24 x 104
Weight 200g
Car stereo connection 9-pole SUB-D-connector (male)

USB Connection

USB connection USB specification 2.0 female connector, form A
USB specification USB 1.1 or USB 2.0
File system FAT 16 or FAT 32
Max. size of device almost unlimited (FAT32)
Max. power of USB interface 1 A
Audio formats MPEG1, Audio Layer 3 (MP3), WMA, AAC (jew. ohne DRM)
Sampling-rates 8 to 48 KHz
Data rate 8 Kbit/s – 320 Kbit/s
Variable bitrate VBR and ABR
Max. file size nearly unlimited (tested up to 450 MB)
Max. number of songs up to 990 (10 times 99 Songs) depending on the model of the car stereo

AUX-In Connection

Audio input mini-jack-socket 3.5 mm
Audio format analogue -10 dB, stereo
Talk Over functionality for USB interface