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Soundstream VCD-32B

CD receiver

Item #: 530VCD32B

31 Reviews | 4 questions - 11 answers

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Original Price: $99.99

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A double-DIN workhorse

Soundstream's affordable VCD-32B CD receiver provides large accessible controls on its oversized face, so you can find the button you want quickly. Its simple display lets you know you what's going on at a glance.

Factor in built-in Bluetooth®, a USB port, a CD player, AM/FM radio, and a front panel auxiliary input, and you'll see that this Soundstream gives you lots of options for playing music while you're cruising.

Cut the cord with Bluetooth

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. Soundstream includes a sensitive front-panel microphone, which eliminates the hassle of installing an external microphone.

Audio and expansion

The VCD-32B's front USB port accepts thumb drives up to 32 GB, so you can play all your MP3 and WMA favorites. You can also connect just about any portable audio player to the front aux input, or simply pop in one of your favorite CDs.

Once you're playing what you want, shape your sound with one of the three equalizer presets. If you're adding amplifiers or a powered subwoofer, the two sets of preamp outputs give you convenient connections.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    Audio Features:
    • 3 EQ presets
    • bass, treble, and loudness controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs (no iPod® control)
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front and rear)
    Other Info:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

    Soundstream VCD-32B Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    31 Reviews

    Jeff's Soundstream Radio

    Written by: Jeff T from Coldwater, MS on November 23, 2015

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I cannot fault this radio for anything considering the price. Performance wise I cannot complain except that the remote is not particularly good quality, and does not feel good in your hand. But I don't really need the remote, and for the price it matters little. In a world of aftermarket radios with rather hideous cosmetics and obnoxious displays, the simplicity of this unit is welcome.

    Pros: Features and looks for the price.

    Cons: Remote is low quality. Changeable display colors would be nice.

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Daniel from roselle, nj on November 4, 2015

    2002 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    i love the everything about it and i sometimes just use to use did its a great buy

    Pros: everything works easy to put in the car.

    Cons: the one that i got came with a broken remote i was mad about that but its whatever i still like it.

    Great stereo

    Written by: BraedenK from North Carolina on October 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall it's a great stereo, haven't had any problems yet and installation was a breeze.

    Pros: Simple design and intuitive interface

    Cons:

    great deal

    Written by: Shay from Mississippi on October 17, 2015

    2005 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Anonymous from Puerto Rico on October 12, 2015

    2000 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Sometimes engañe noise in speakers

    Pros: Easy to istall

    Cons: N/A

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: vclement from Texas on September 1, 2015

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I getting engine noise through the speakers, I think I have a ground problem. The product sounds great!!!

    Pros: Quick to install

    Cons: N/A

    worth the price

    Written by: Don from bonney lake, washington on June 17, 2015

    2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    How can you go wrong for the money.

    Pros: Bluetooth works flawlessly. Both for streaming and talking.

    Cons: When opening the stereo I got the feeling that it was not from the factory. The remote was not in the package and it had fingerprints on the face after taking the packaging off. The unit showed no damage. Just an observation.

    Did the trick

    Written by: RobM from Rochester, NY on June 8, 2015

    2007 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I ordered this because I wanted to replace the stock double din stereo in my Pontiac Vibe. It was relatively easy to assemble but the instructions were not complete for the assembly unit that houses it in the dash. I had to work with intuition so I know that there have probably been customers that have become frustrated. It also does not come with wire connectors to merge the two cabling assemblies.

    Pros: Good looking unit for the price that fits the bill and replaces the stock unit. Cabling assembly with the unit is well laid out and easy to align with the supplied cabling assembly sent from Crutchfield. System does fit in the dash with a nice finish once you figure out how to set up the mounting brackets.

    Cons: No connectors are supplied with the cabling assemblies so I had to go out and buy them... ended up just using electrical tape (not ideal). Unit housing required some bold moves on my part... i.e. I had to crack and break out some of the superfluous additional connection points in order to make it fit snugly. This work was not clear in the instructions. Unit has an equalizer light that blinks with the rhythm of the music and it is irritating and cannot be turned off.

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: JD from Virginia on May 31, 2015

    2000 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very easy to install ... and Crutchfield does a great job to get you all the accessories needed for the particular make and model of my car. I saw a deal somewhere else, just a bit cheaper but still decided to go with Crutchfield because they provided everything as well as instructions for me to install the radio myself - and I'm not handy nor have I ever installed a car stereo. I just search how to install stereo on my car model and that saved me the installation fees. :-)

    Pros: Lots of features for the price. Bluetooth linking to my Galaxy phone works well. It picks up my voice during phone calls clearly.

    Cons: When it is connected with a phone through bluetooth, sometimes if you have the email program running up on the screen and when emails come in, it will switch automatically from radio to phone mode which is a bit inconvenient since you have to press the radio button to switch back. That being said, I think this unit is still a very good value. Everything else works great.

    Love it

    Written by: Jose M from New York on May 28, 2015

    2001 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Don't think you will find a nicer Radio at that price :-) So far it's great!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sounded MUCH better than expected.

    Written by: rijjick from Colorado on May 12, 2015

    2006 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased for myself in my 2006 Equinox. Mostly got this for the bluetooth capability, as the stock radio has absolutely no ways to play your own music other than through a CD. I was absolutely blown away by the sound quality after installation; was not expecting such a drastic improvement.

    Main reason for docking it a whole star is actually pretty minor in the grand scheme: the remote is utterly useless. I was hoping to affix it to my steering wheel to use when driving, but it simply won't function at all unless it has unobstructed line of sight and is directly in front of the receiver. It ends up being no better than simply using th controls on the front of the unit.

    The installation instructions could have also been more clear. The MasterSheet didn't help much. Online videos were of better use.

    Pros: - Great sound quality, especially at this price point. - It works. Not much else to say!

    Cons: - Remote is useless. - installation instructions could be clearer.

    Direct Fit...

    Written by: Mark from Ashland City, Tn on April 22, 2015

    1998 Chevrolet Tracker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent replacement product!!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Horrible product but great customer service

    Written by: Dr. Devousivac from Minnesota on April 15, 2015

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The product broke 24 hours after install. The display stopped working and displays only random symbols. The CD player randomly turns on and off and when it is on a horrible whirring whine comes out of the box. The USB function sometimes works but usually doesn't. Despite the lemon I got, Crutchfield is taking the unit back and paying for return shipping. I am awaiting my return shipping slip and expect to receive a full refund once they get it back.

    Pros: Crutchfield customer service making right on a garbage unit

    Cons: Everything about the product because it is a flimsy, broken, worthless pain.

    Bad reception. Died after 6 weeks

    Written by: Don't buy this one. from Arizona on April 15, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed stereos in high school for a reputable shop so I know how to install a car radio. Sound quality was good with Diamond Audio separates in the front and Alpines in the back with a small 8" Kenwood powered subwoofer under the passenger seat. The display was a bit over the top, bordering on epileptic seizure. Controls are clumsy, but none of that mattered because it died after 6 weeks. What a waste of time...spent 17 hours on a trip to California listening to myself breathe.

    Pros: Don't matter

    Cons: Died at 6 weeks.

    Crutchfield response on April 15, 2015 Remember, when you purchase from Crutchfield, you also get our free tech support service to help with any problem or question that comes up when installing or using that product - anything from installation and hook up, to setting the clock. And if you didn't purchase your gear from us, you can still purchase our tech support to help you out of a jam.

    It's good enough

    Written by: Kate from Peoria on April 9, 2015

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It was good enough for my car. Easy to install and fits nicely. Looks nice too and wasn't expensive. It gets the job done.

    Pros: I like the blue lights and how everything is easy to navigate.

    Cons: I don't like that you have to press a button for the clock. And that it doesn't have a scan feature so I get a lot of static stations. The sound quality could be better but it's not horrible.

    Cheap fix

    Written by: Soulardjoel from Saint Louis, MO on April 4, 2015

    2008 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Solid, inexpensive replacement for our factory jeep piece of s#%t that would sporadically stop working. For a fraction of the money I replaced in under an hour what all the local shops wanted $400+ to do.

    Pros: Works every time

    Cons: Won't stay on clock display.

    Updated Unit

    Written by: Radar from California on April 2, 2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great update to an older vehicle...Everything fit and was easy to install...didn't have to create or modify anything to fill the space of the factory radio and tape deck....

    Pros: ease of use, play thumb drives, bluetooth capabilities

    Cons: great starter unit when updating an older vehicle

    I got exactly what I paid for

    Written by: Eric C from Florida on March 17, 2015

    2000 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The title states how this device has been and was expected at the time of purchase. I got all the features I wanted for less. Is it the best? Nope. Installed this unit into a 2000 Toyota Avalon XL I'm prepping for my teenage daughter. Crutchfield suggested harness and bezel were acceptable. The bezel plastic grain doesn't match the matte black finish in the car but it's good enough and a minor nitpick. Wiring harness doesn't come with crimp caps another minor point and not a huge deal. Shipping was fast and everything arrived as it should have. Unit has been performing well. Bluetooth hands free calling works well enough. USB port is great and has no issue playing music back on my various thumb drives. All in all I think this is a perfect entry level unit for someone needing current feature sets in a double din form factor for older vehicles.

    Pros: USB / Bluetooth streaming and handsfree calling / Aux port / Bright easily readable display / Button layout that makes sense.

    Cons: Average quality / Does everything but is master of none

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Musicman from Nyc on February 11, 2015

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This device sucks. I bought the device and after 2 weeks with it, the Bluetooth failed. My phone would connect to it but the Bluetooth mode wouldnt function.

    Pros: Sound quality is great

    Cons: Bluetooth dosnt work

    Great System

    Written by: BenW from Alabama on January 8, 2015

    2005 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I ordered this for my daughter for Christmas. She loves it. Very easy to sync phone to unit via bluetooth. Installation instructions could be a little more detailed but I called the help line at Crutchfield and got wonderful help from them. the gentleman I spoke with walked me through what I needed to complete the installation. He was very efficient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this product and Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy to use. Simple installation. Works well.

    Cons:

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Steam Wizard from Los Gatos, CA on January 4, 2015

    2001 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    An economically priced value.

    Pros: Very easy to use, intuitive simple and straight forward. Unit has a "protect mode" to prevent damage if you have a short circuit in the speaker wires. Crutchfield tech support is first class, as always.

    Cons: Mounting kit worked much better using double sided tape vs the screws that come with it.

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Willie from California on December 27, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Just installed today in my wife's Saturn SL2. Installation was very easy with Crutchfield's instruction sheets. Everything fit perfect and the sound is terrific. Also like the blue tooth feature as well.

    Pros: Easy to install. Sound and features is great.

    Cons: The search / tune feature could be a little more user friendly but overall ok.

    Quality

    Written by: Gary from Mechanicsville, VA on December 15, 2014

    2004 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased this unit, hired a professional installer, and it looked really good in the vehicle. When I drove away from the install shop I immediately noticed an inordinate amount of cross modulation (crosstalk) from other FM signals. This even happened when listening to a strong signal station. Thinking that the unit has a problem, another was shipped to me, and subsequently installed. Same exact result, so I decided to just buy a better unit. I contacted Crutchfield, told the tech that I didn't want either one, and he provided me the necessary labels to ship both back. I then ordered a Kenwood DPX500BT and man, this unit nails it, in every respect. I guess the old adage is true that "you get what you pay for" The Soundstream might do well for some folks but not for me in this metro area. There was an old automotive manufacturer whose motto was, "we wrote the book on 4-wheel drive". Well allow me to say that Crutchfield wrote the book on customer service. I will never go anywhere else to buy my audio equipment. Each person I spoke with was a professional in every respect. A great company to do business with. Oh, and I would recommend the Kenwood unit. It actually imported the entire phone contact list from my I-phone. Incredible!

    Pros: Looks good. Many features. Easy to install. Reasonably priced.

    Cons: Crosstalk between FM stations. Phone function randomly came on and then would go off without making a call.

    bright @night

    Written by: Anonymous from upstate, ny on December 6, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I agree with what someone else said about bright @ night.

    For the price cant complain.

    I wish their was a dimmer and could change the color to a darker color then neon blue.

    Sound is good.

    But will need an amp connected if have aftermarket speakers. Treble - is great. Bass - needs small amp, for mids.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    It's "OK"

    Written by: bret from AZ on December 5, 2014

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    Interestingly, the box the receiver came in stated it has a detachable face with carrier. This is not true. Overall its a baseline receiver. In a 2005 Dodge Ram the mic is not sensitive enough. As a driver, one has to lean over near the dash in order for your voice to be heard appropriately. The music stream feature via Bluetooth with an Android phone seems to have intermittant reception ('skipping') whereas with an Iphone its not intermittant. Also, one cannot dim the lights or get rid of the flashing spectrum on the display as music is playing.

    Pros: Decent for an entry level receiver.

    Cons: Mic sensitivity, bluetooth questionable with Android and annoying flashing lights.

    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Randy from California on November 25, 2014

    2006 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I hate to give a poor review, but.... Had I known the phone mode on this radio would stop working in less than 3 weeks, I would have selected another more popular brand without the phone interface capability, because now, that's what I have. I do not change out dash radios for a living, nor for fun. It was something I needed to do and I made a choice of this radio for the Bluetooth phone connection capability--it worked for less than 3 weeks. The radio is installed in my Mom's 2006 Hyundai Tucson, and everything else about the radio works great. I am a bit disappointed with the response from the "Tech Support". I sent an email to the Tech Support at Soundstream, and this is all I got back in reply, "Please contact our service Dept. to get the information on having that unit serviced.". I have responded twice asking for additional info about the problem, because, as I mentioned, I do not replace dash radios for fun, and I have yet to hear anything back from the tech support. I wish they would not have totally ignored me; it has made me sorry for trying this brand.

    Pros: So far, the radio itself works great and has good sound.

    Cons: The issues I have are with the fact the phone mode stopped working and the Soundstream tech support is not much for communication, nor additional response.

    Crutchfield response on November 26, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Read the spec

    Written by: DC from Maryland on November 19, 2014

    2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    My fault for not examining the specs closely. Radio has seek but no scan and no dimmer capability. Blue panel lights are extremely bright and distracting and also causes reflection in the windshield that is very bothersome at night

    Pros: Good sound

    Cons: No scan Panel lights don't dim

    CUSTOMER

    Written by: RICHB from WEST VIRIGINA on November 18, 2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    IS A GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE AND EASE OF USE

    Pros:

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    Soundstream VCD-32B

    Written by: Carl from Crystal Lake, IL on November 1, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed and a 2004 Honda Accord work perfectly in the bottom cubby area very easy to set up

    Pros: Easy to set up/ use

    Cons: None yet

    Great stereo

    Written by: Tanya from Santa ana on October 28, 2014

    2005 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love that the mic was built on, but was not compatible with iPhone.

    Pros: Built in mic

    Cons: Not compatible with iPhone.

    Works well in my 2003 Tiburon

    Written by: Tom P from Broadalbin, NY on October 14, 2014

    2003 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Perfect fit in my Tiburon. Technical assistance quickly answered a wiring question I had. Overall a great entry level stereo for the price.

    Pros: Easy to navigate. Aux, USB, bluetooth

    Cons: Bluetooth cuts music out with Windows Phone Facebook notifications for a couple seconds. Have to turn off toaster to eliminate this "feature"

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • CD receiver
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim-ring
    • Harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • Screw-bolt
    • Hex-nut
    • Backstrap
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual
    • Warranty Card

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage Not given
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    Mini ---
    iPhone N/A
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Feature

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VCD-32B CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The unit will playback MP3/WMA music files recorded on a CD-R/RW disc.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The VCD-32B CD receiver features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-down cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files stored on a compatible USB memory device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    Playback & Search Functions: You can search music files within music folders on a disc or USB device. You are also able to listen to the beginning of each track for 10 seconds to help find the track you want to listen to. In addition, you can skip to the previous or next track one by one or in increments of 10. You even get Repeat and Random playback functions for disc and USB.

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up. If the ejected disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio device; such as an Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or any other portable device with an analog audio output or headphone jack.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Soundstream VCD-32B is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.4 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VR-345. One one device can be paired at a time. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VCD-32B.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ integrated mic): The VCD-32B supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls and carry on a phone conversation hands-free; the caller's phone number will display on the head unit's LCD. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You will need to continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled phone to dial a number; the phone conversation is then automatically transferred to the Soundstream head unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Soundstream VCD-32B allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the VVCD-32B. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Soundstream VCD-32B is equipped with a 20W x 4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs:  The VCD-32B is fitted with front & rear 2-volt RCA outputs to connect an external amplifier with fader control.

    Preset EQ + Loudness: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock) for different types of music. The User mode allows you to independently adjust the Bass & Treble. The Loudness function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VCD-32B is equipped with an AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The VCD-32B lets you store up to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or automatically. You can scan through each preset station for 5 seconds.  If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    Display & Remote Features

    Single-Line LCD: The Soundstream VCD-32B CD receiver features a single LCD which will indicate source, song/artist, track info, menu settings, and clock. The clock is only display when the head unit is turned on and the clock is activated. The clock is not displayed while viewing source, station, song/artist, and track information.

    2-DIN Chassis: The VCD-32B has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    IR Remote: The Soundstream VCD-32B includes a 21-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia unit.

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    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    radio will fit my vehicle with installation parts provided. [ paul  Dec 10, 2015 ]

    4 questions already asked

    not sure ken,i ended up returning this radio.it did not have certain features which i required.i suggest you ask crutchfield directly,theycan look up the specs for you.they are a great company [ MATTHEW  Oct 08, 2015 ]
    No. Only the new size like what plugs into an ipod for example. [ Trent  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    Yes [ robert  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Aug 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    o idea to be honest. I have never had to. [ David  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    Your preset buttona do double duty. The buttons that have 123456 on them are your preset buttons and they do different functions. Put your station on and hold down 1 threw 6 . It will set your stations. [ Rose Mary  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    The radio has 6 preset buttons but they are hard to make out on the picture. If you look, you will see that the typical CD player controls also have numbers on them. These are your presets. [ robert  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    The preset buttons are to the left and right of the large round volume control. They are labeled as "1/(arrow)", "2/INT", "3/RPT", "4/ROM", "5" and "6". To use them in Radio Mode, press [1-6] button to select the radio station memorized in each button. Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to memorize the current station. These buttons perform different functions in the CD, USB, SD Slot Modes. Refer to the top of page 8 of the Owner's Manual. [ James  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    Radio presets can be found to the left and right of the volume/stereo control (middle circular button). There are six numbers; 1, 2/3, 4/5, 6. These buttons also control the CD/USB functions. Press and hold to save favorite radio stations. [ Jessica  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    The buttons are multipurpose and labeled 1-6 [ JAMES L  Nov 09, 2014 ]
    The buttons on either side of the volume knob are multipurpose buttons, each one can be use for a station. [ Wayne  Nov 09, 2014 ]