7" Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Soundstream VR-738NB
features a motorized 7" LCD monitor (800 x 480) with LED
backlighting and iGlass touchscreen technology. iGlass 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 7.3125" (w) x
4.5" (h). It extends 2.375" 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
KS-1 Desktop Media Player (optional): The VR-738NB's detachable
touchscreen monitor can be connected to Soundstream's KS-1 desktop media player
sold separately). The KS-1 allows you to use the touchscreen, SD, and USB
functions of the VR-738NB in your home. The KS-1 features a built-in rear-panel
speaker and headphone output.
Hard-Key Controls: There are also push-button controls along the
top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor. The controls included Power,
Menu, Mute, and Eject.
Dimmer: You can adjust the unit's LCD monitor brightness in 4 steps,
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
Bluetooth (v2.1 + EDR) Technology: The Soundstream VR-738NB features
built-in Bluetooth (Ver 2.1+EDR) 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. Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) increases data
transfer rates to 2.1 Mbit/sec for increased clarity & virtually eliminates
unwanted distortion during calls and wireless MP3 audio playback.
Bluetooth Profiles: 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (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-738NB.
You can pair up to 5 devices (only one can be used 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
Hands-free Communication w/ External Mic: The VR-738NB
supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The VR-738NB allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and
your car audio speakers. The VR-738NB utilizes a Noise & Echo Cancelling feature
to reduce noise & echo generated during hands-free conversation. The VR-738NB
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-738NB 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-738NB 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
music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VR-738NB. This unit does
not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
Disc Compatibility: The touchscreen monitor electronically slides down
for loading and ejecting discs. The Soundstream VR-738NB 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 video files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW or
SD-Card Slot: The Soundstream VR-738NB 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/WAV/FLAC
music files, MP4/AVI/DivX/FLV/MKV/MOV video files, and JPEG photo files stored
on a compatible SD/SDHC memory card.
USB 2.0 Port: The Soundstream VR-738NB 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,
digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of MP3/WAV/FLAC
music files, MP4/AVI/DivX/FLV/MKV/MOV video files, and JPEG photo files stored
on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).
iPod Ready: The Soundstream VR-738NB's side-panel USB (type-A) port
and side-panel 3.5mm AV input allow you to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone using
the Soundstream IC-3 iPod cable (530IC3,
sold separately). The unit's USB port
handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The
3.5mm AV input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Soundstream VR-738NB. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
The Soundstream VR-738NB does not support direct connection of the iPod/dock
cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. Its also not compatible with any of the
new Lightning-connector Apple devices.
- Control: The Soundstream head unit allows you to navigate your
iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, or All. Your iPod's
video library can be searched by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV
Show, or Video Podcast. Categories will be displayed in alphabetical order.
You can also repeat a single track or all tracks in a category. Your
iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen controls will be locked once
- Metadata: The Soundstream VR-738NB will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label (no
- Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current
to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the
iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will
not recognize it.
iPod Compatibility: The VR-738NB is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.01 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| mini || 6.1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
Notes: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-738NB is equipped with an AM/FM tuner
with manual, preset, and seek tuning.
Preset Stations: The VR-738NB lets you store up to 18 FM and 12 AM
preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or automatically.
Local Seek: 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.
Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive,
you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and
MOSFET Amplifier: The Soundstream VR-738NB is equipped with a 14W x
4-channel (RMS)/45W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.
6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The VR-738NB features front, rear
and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs
are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover
(80Hz/120Hz/160Hz/Off) for subwoofer preamp output. You can independently
control the subwoofer preamp output level (0-15).
Preset EQ: 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.
Bass & Treble: The User mode allows you to independently adjust the
Bass & Treble from -9 to +9.
X-Bass: The X-Bass function boosts the head unit's bass output.
Loudness: This 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.
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. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up
camera is displayed.
Add-On Navigation: The VR-738NB supports connection of Soundstream's
add-on GPS Navigation Module (530NAVIBX2,
sold separately). The add-on NAVIBOX-2 is powered by NAVTEQ with maps of the
United States and Canada. It offers over 12 million points-of-interests with
IR Remote: The Soundstream VR-738NB includes an IR remote control for
wireless operation of the multimedia unit.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit 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 Metra Axxess
Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC,
sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.