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Axxera AV1014BH

DVD receiver

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Important Installation Note: Axxera's AV1014BH requires adequate clearance for its oversized display when mounted in your vehicle's dashboard. Please call us at 1-888-955-6000 if you require assistance in determining if it will work in your vehicle.

Huge control panel

Axxera's AV1014BH huge 10.1" LED-backlit display lets you enjoy HD-quality video and icon-based touchscreen control in your car. While most big-screen multimedia receivers use a double-DIN (4" tall) chassis, Axxera put their detachable big screen on a single-DIN (2" tall) frame, so it can fit in even more vehicles.

The AV1014BH includes an MHL-enabled HDMI input to accommodate compatible iPhone® or Android® smartphones. It also comes with Bluetooth®, DVD/CD playback, front and rear USB inputs, an SD card input for your digital music, and a redesigned graphic user interface (GUI) that provides you a complete multimedia experience for your car.

Mirror mirror

Axxera's DualMirror™ function mimics your phone's display on the bigger receiver display, providing you an easier way to see your apps at a glance. You can check out turn-by-turn directions from your navigation apps, as well as artist and track info from your music apps. You'll still use your smartphone to control the apps, but you won't have to squint at its puny display.

Axxera AV1014BH receiver

The DualMirror feature allows you to see your smartphone's image on the larger 10.1" display.

What you need

The AV1014BH's DualMirror function relies on the receiver's rear HDMI input to display your smartphone's apps, while the rear USB port charges your phone. With your smartphone connected, you'll see your apps in action on the 10.1" display for easier viewing. Here's the lowdown on what you need depending on your smartphone:

And then there's Bluetooth

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. Axxera includes an external Bluetooth microphone which you can install in a good spot in your vehicle for superior hands-free communication.

On the audio side

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® on this versatile receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. You can also play your MP3 and WMA music using the front USB input, DVD/CD player, and SD card slot.

Once you've picked your music, you can tweak it with the four EQ presets. You'll appreciate the three sets of preamp outputs if you're adding amps to your system.

Video possibilities

Use the AV1014BH's front or rear analog audio/video inputs to hook up your favorite portable audio player, game console, or another video source. This receiver boasts a video output to send movies to a rear video screen, so your passengers will stay happy during the longest road trips.

If you've got a big vehicle, you'll appreciate the input for a rear-view camera — helpful for when you're maneuvering your vehicle in tight spaces.

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:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • 10.1" LED-backlit detachable touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • fits single-DIN (2" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • DualMirror displays select music, navigation, and other apps from connected iPhone and Android
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/visual Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • four EQ presets
    • bass, treble, and loudness controls
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports (rear USB for device charging only), front SD card slot, rear HDMI digital A/V input, front and rear analog A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Information:

    Great entry level deck with good sound.

    Anonymous, Oklahoma City, OK

    What's in the Box:

    • Multimedia receiver (10A fuse)
    • Detachable touchscreen monitor
    • 2 Sleeves
    • 2 Trim rings
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/AV harness
    • 3.5mm-to-RCA AV adapter
    • 8.25' Parking brake detection wire (Pink)
    • Microphone (w/ attached 9.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • Carrying case
    • 8 Pan-head screws
    • Rear-mount bolt
    • Metal backstrap
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Quick Start Guide
    • DualMirror Operation Instructions
    • SWI Operation Instructions
    • "Congratulations" letter
    • "Attention" note
    • "Warning" sheet

    Axxera AV1014BH Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (6 Reviews)

    Big Display! Fit's in Gen 1 MINI

    Chris S from North Carolina on 7/13/2015

    2003 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this Large display head unit in my 2003 Mini Cooper. I needed this for the DualMirror feature to mirror my tablet for the Torque app. The unit fit fine in the Single DIN slot. Thre is included adapter that allows the unit to sit 1" further out so the display panel does not hit any of the controls. It does however block the A/C controls. You can press the eject button to get the panel to raise and reveal all the car controls.

    Pros: BIg easy to read screen

    Cons: When DualMirror is active, you can not have audio source from Radio or Bluetooth

    It does fit a VW Vanagon

    Héctor from Puerto Rico on 6/26/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was easy to install, since I was replacing another DVD receiver. I had to modify my van's ventilation fan faceplate and remove the fan's control knob for an almost flush to the dash mount. The screen also partially covers the a/c control knob, but it's still usable. The unit sounds great, the subwoofer finally thumps as it should and the touch screen is fantastic, great for my back up camera.

    Pros: Fits a 25 tear old VW bus, can't ask for more.

    Cons: I'll probably find something down the road, or not.

    Axxera AV1014BH

    Anonymous from Oklahoma City, OK on 3/23/2015

    2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great entry level deck with good sound.

    Pros: Easy install, easy to navigate

    Cons: Bluetooth connection great, but limited functions. Doesn't show music information on screen.

    Nice system

    Art from NC on 1/6/2015

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

    Woooo what a nice screen. I got this system with camera for my 2003 F150 King ranch truck so I can hook up my boat. The system was installed locally. I would recommend this because you have to access the reverse back lights to connect the camera, remove dash board and modify area to instal new system. The screen is very large and it cover the air controls. But there is a button on top of the screen that allows it to rise up so I can access the air controls, a few seconds later it comes back down. This action does not affect the music that is playing. This big screen will also help when traveling and mirroring the system to my Android phone so you can use the direction app, a special cable is required to perform this function. But with the big screen you can follow the map and do not have to adjust eyes to see the picture. Bluetooth works great so I can use my phone with no hands. My truck came with a good sound system so used the speakers that came with the truck, music sounds great. Instructions on how to use system was not good so at first a little intimidating. With a cup of coffee the next morning it took about 20min to 30min to learn the system, set the correct time and try all functions. I would recommend this system

    Pros: Screen size, not hard to learn system,

    Cons: Instruction was not that great. Screen so large it might cover some function on your dash board. But screen will rise so you can access any function like air controls so not a big problem. If your not a good car technical person may be difficult to instal your self.

    Nice Unit

    Techie guy from Miami on 11/8/2014

    1986 Nissan 300ZX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This a pretty innovative if you want to put a 10 inch screen in a single din size. But I feel the GUI seems a bit dated but in the age of Androids and ipads every touch screen display will seem dated. I think it would of been a much better approach if Dual/Axxera would have gone with android operating system instead of using what ever its running now. Aside from the aesthetics everything works like it should and it sound good. Dual mirror its cool however the limitation of MHL 2 is you can't control your device via the 10" screen. Also MHL standard doesn't seem to being adopted as the main phone connection standard for phones. So make sure your phone is compatible. Also the Instruction are lacking if you aren't confident on installing car radios you might have trouble. The screen resolution is not great. Most phone have much better PPI than this screen so you will notice it, but it nice it bright for daytime viewing.

    Pros: -Innovative -Nice big screen -Works great -Bluetooth works great

    Cons: -Dated GUI -Low res screen


    MIKE T from TROY New York on 11/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)


    Pros: ALL

    Cons: NONE


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), RCA (rear), Mini (front)
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 5/4
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4/4S
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Features
    Smartphone Integration
    Multimedia Playback
    Audio/Video Section

    Touchscreen & Remote Features

    10.1" Motorized SmartSense Touchscreen: The Axxera AV1014BH features a 1024 RGB x 600 high-resolution motorized 10.1" LCD monitor with LED backlighting and SmartSense touchscreen technology. This unit's touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics make menu navigation simple and intuitive. You can adjust the screen's brightness, contrast, and color.

    Note: The motorized LCD monitor measures 9.9375" (w) x 6.1875" (h). It extends 4.0625" 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 your vehicle.

    Detachable LCD Monitor: The unit's LCD touchscreen monitor is detachable to deter theft, and comes with a padded carrying case for added protection.

    Hard-Key Controls: There are also push-button controls along the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor. The controls include Power/Source, Volume Up/Down, and Eject.

    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.

    2-DIN Chassis: The AV1014BH 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.

    Remote Control: The Axxera AV1014BH comes supplied with a 40-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Axxera DVD receiver.

    Smartphone Integration

    DualMirror Input: The Axxera AV1014BH features a rear-panel HDMI audio/video input and USB charging port for connection of select Apple iOS devices and MHL-enabled Samsung smartphones. You'll be able to listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your compatible Apple iOS or MHL-enabled smartphone, using the head unit's HDMI input and USB charging port (know as the "DualMirror" input). The HDMI connection provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. Even though the AV1014BH will mirror the display of your connected device, it will not allow you to operate playback functions of your mobile device; you will still continue to use your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen to navigate your smartphone's menu and control audio/video playback. You will need to purchase additional cables for connection based on your type of smartphone device (see below).

    • Apple iOS Connectivity: If you have a newer Apple iPod touch or iPhone with Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter, Apple's Lightning-to-USB cable, and Dual'smobile-grade DL5i HDMI cable (all sold separately). If you have an older iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch (4th gen) with a 30-pin Dock connector, you will need Apple'sDigital AV adapter (sold separately), the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone, and Dual'smobile-grade DL5i HDMI cable (sold separately).
    • Android Connectivity: Most MHL-enabled Android devices, will require Axxera's microUSB 5-pin to HDMI/USB cable (070SL55A, sold separately). If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 or Note II/III, you will need Axxera's microUSB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable (070SL115A, sold separately).
    • DualCast WiFi Dongle: To make DualMirror smartphone integration with this Axxera multimedia receiver even more seamless, Dual has introduced the all new DMH25 DualCast WiFi dongle (070DMH25, sold separately) to wirelessly connect your Android smartphone (Jelly Bean 4.2+) or Apple iPhone (iOS 4.2+) to the multimedia receiver.
    Note: Parking brake does not have to be engaged for DualMirror input to function.

    Bluetooth (v2.0) Technology: The Axxera AV1014BH 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), PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), & AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    • Hands-free Communication w/ External Mic: The AV1014BH supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The AV1014BH allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the included external microphone and your car audio speakers. The AV1014BH allows you to answer a call from the head unit's touchscreen monitor. 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 Axxera AV1014BH also allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control (Play/Pause/Skip) the music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the AV1014BH. 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 AV1014BH. 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 AV1014BH.

    Multimedia Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Axxera AV1014BH supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD +R/RW, CD-Audio and CD-R/RW discs. The unit can play back MP3/WMA music files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW disc.

    microSD Card Slot: The AV1014BH DVD receiver is fitted with a microSD card slot located on the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor which supports playback of MP3/WMA music files and JPEG photo files stored on a microSD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).

    USB Port: The Axxera AV1014BH 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/WMA music files and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    Note: The unit's front-panel USB port is not compatible with direct USB connection of Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad. There is also a rear-panel USB port for charging purposes only.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AV1014BH features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & preset tuning. The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically. The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Audio/Video Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Axxera AV1014BH is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the AVH614BH are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for the AV1014BH are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    4V/6Ch RCA Outputs: The AV1014BH features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt RCA outputs. The front and rear speaker RCA outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer RCA output is non-fading.

    Audio Settings: The Axxera DVD receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Jazz, Rock, Classical, Pop, & User) to customize your music listening. In User mode, you can adjust the head unit's Bass & Treble manually. The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can even set the head unit to turn-on to the last volume level adjustment when turned off, or turn-on to a pre-defined volume level (0-40) every time you power up the radio.

    Note: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (this can be turned On or Off).

    AV Inputs/Video Output: The Axxera AV1014BH DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. There is a 3.5mm audio/video input on the side-panel of the detachable touchscreen for connecting a temporary external AV source, such as a MP3 player or game console. There is also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA input for connection of a permanent external audio/video source, such as a Blu-ray player or TV tuner. In addition, the DVD receiver features a rear-panel composite video outputs 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 (brown wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.25 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

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    Q & A

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    3 questions already asked

    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jun 24, 2015 ]  Staff
    It does not have that capability.[ Lawrence  Mar 20, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Dec 30, 2014 ]  Staff