Touchscreen & Remote Features
Audio & Tuner Section
Touchscreen & Remote
10.3" Motorized SmartSense Touchscreen: The Soundstream VR-103B
features a 1024 RGB x 600 high-resolution motorized 10.3" LCD monitor with LED
backlighting and SmartSense touchscreen technology. SmartSense touchscreen technology
offers more precise control, greater clarity, and less glare. This unit's
touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics make menu navigation easy.
The monitor electronically slides out for loading or ejecting a disc, and allows you
to adjust the viewing angle (1-4) of the screen.
Note: The motorized LCD monitor measures 10.0625" (w) x
6.25" (h). It extends 4.125" below the bottom of
the head unit's chassis and does not retract inside of the unit. This type
of design may interfere with your vehicle's instrument panel. As always,
please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car and talk to one of our Sales Advisors to verify fit with
Detachable LCD Monitor: The unit's LCD touchscreen monitor is
detachable to deter theft, and comes with a padded carrying case for added
Hard-Key Controls: There are also push-button controls along
the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor. The controls included
Power/Mute, Menu, Setup/EQ, and Eject.
Backlight Brightness: You can adjust the unit's LCD monitor
brightness in 3 steps; including Low, Mid, and High.
Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view
a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In
order to display video, the pink wire of the included harness must be hardwired
into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake
must be engaged. Video on the LCD monitor can only be displayed when this unit's
Parking Brake wire (pink) senses that the parking brake has been engaged in the
Remote Control: The Soundstream VR-103B includes an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the multimedia unit. The head unit also
features an OEM steering wheel remote control input that lets you keep your
vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
Farenheit Steering Wheel Control Interface (sold separately; not available at
Disc Compatibility: The touchscreen monitor electronically
slides down for loading and ejecting discs. The Soundstream VR-103B supports
playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio and CD-R/RW discs. The unit can play
back MP3 music files and MP4/AVI video files recorded onto a compatible
DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW disc.
SD-Card Slot: The Soundstream VR-103B is fitted with a
SD-card slot located on the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor that
will accept SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The unit supports playback of MP3
music files, MP4/AVI video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a
compatible SD/SDHC memory card.
USB 2.0 Port: The Soundstream VR-103B is fitted with a USB
(type-A) 2.0 port located on the side-panel of the detachable touchscreen
monitor for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android
smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The
unit supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4/AVI video files, and JPEG
photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).
Note: This unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple
Bluetooth Technology: The Soundstream VR-103B features
built-in Bluetooth (Ver 2.0) Technology. With built-in Bluetooth, you can
wirelessly connect your Bluetooth capable mobile phone to listen to calls
through your car's audio system. You can also stream audio from a Bluetooth
enabled audio player. 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 - HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile), A2DP
(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), & AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control
- Hands-free Communication w/ Integrated Mic: The VR-103B
supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The VR-103B allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's integrated front-panel
microphone and your car audio speakers. The VR-103B allows you to answer the
call manually from the head unit or automatically. Incoming phone call
information will be displayed on the unit's LCD monitor. You can make a call
from the VR-103B using the unit's on-screen keypad (0-9), your transferred
Phone Book, or a call history data log of dialed and received calls. Your
car audio speakers will mute automatically during a call. During a
conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on
your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Audio Streaming: The Soundstream VR-103B also allows
you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled
phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can
control (Play/Pause/Skip) the music stored on your Bluetooth audio player
from the VR-103B. This unit does not display song/artist information from
Bluetooth audio devices.
Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the
VR-103B. 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 VR-103B.
Audio & Tuner Section
MOSFET Amplifier: The Soundstream VR-103B is equipped with a 14W x
4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.
5ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The VR-103B features
front, rear and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker
preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The mono-subwoofer preamp output
is non-fading. The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover (80/120/160Hz) for
subwoofer preamp output. You can independently control the subwoofer preamp
output level (0-15).
Equalizer: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock, Jazz) for
different types of music. The User mode allows you to independently adjust the
Bass & Treble from -9 to +9.
Loudness: 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. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-103B is equipped with an
AM/FM tuner with manual, preset, and seek tuning. The VR-103B lets you store up
to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or
automatically. The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when
used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local
radio signals to be played. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive,
you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
Note: The tuner features selectable North America and
Aux Input: The unit features a 3.5mm audio/video input on the
side-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor for connecting a temporary
external A/V source, such as a MP3 player or game console.
Video Output: The multimedia head unit features a rear-panel
composite video output for integration of a ceiling-mounted or
headrest entertainment system in your vehicle.
Rear-View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video
RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera (sold separately).
This RCA input enables you to connect a rear-view camera to display the area
behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer
driving. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear
view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse
gear (orange/black wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of
vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.0 seconds.