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Montebello, CA March 3, 2016 – Epsilon Electronics Inc name brands Soundstream and Precision Power will be participating sponsors during the 2016 US Touring Car Championship races. First race of the season kicks off on April 16, 2016 and will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway LAS VEGAS, Nv.

USTCC is America’s most exciting touring car racing. Cars are production-based sedans, coupes and hatchbacks with chassis and suspensions that have been modified for maximum performance.

Every Nitto Tire USTCC event utilizes a standing start, which is known as one of the most exciting thrills in all of motorsports.

For more information log on to: http://www.ustcc.com

Montebello, CA April 29, 2016 – Wet season is upon us and Soundstream is releasing its 2016 product line of Wake Tower Speakers. These units are made of heavy-duty properties designed to stand up to any extreme environments such as water, snow, mud, etc.  and come in 6.5” or 8” sizes.

The packaging further displays the many uses that come with these units highlighting its element-ready specifications. They come colored in either white or titanium waterproof enclosure.  

Customizable lighting is also available on both models.  Furthermore, known for its high audio performance that rivals most competitors in its class, Soundstream delivers not in only in price but also in quality of its products.

The Soundstream WTS-65 and WTS-80 Wake Tower Speakers contains the following specs:

  • 100% Water-Resistant Enclosure and Speaker System
  • Marine Grade Waterproof Coaxial Speaker
  • Fiber Reinforced ABS Frame w/UV Protection
  • 1” Titanium Dome Tweeter
  • Injection Molded Polypropylene Cone
  • Butyl Rubber Surround w/UV Protection
  • Moisture Isolated Magnet Structure
  • Rubber Tweeter Pole Gasket
  • Quick Disconnect Terminals
  • Meets ROHS & CE Certification

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/wake-tower-speakers/

Montebello, CA (February 13, 2017) – Epsilon Electronics Inc. is now taking orders for the patent-pending Soundstream VRN-DD7HB dual-screen head unit.

To order, authorized Soundstream dealers should contact their local reps to place their orders. The units will retail at an MSRP of $449.99 and will begin shipping in March.

Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

“We have had overwhelming response to this first-of-its-kind unit,” said Paul Goldberg, vice-president, sales & marketing for Epsilon Electronics. “The accolades have come from the press, social media and consumer inquiries alike.”

The source unit will be featured on KUSI-TV San Diego on the morning of Sunday, February 26.

The VRN-DD7HB received rave reviews during the recent CES Show. It was also featured in the February issue of Mobile Electronics Magazine and is scheduled to be included in the upcoming “Best of CES” roundup from The Huffington Post.

Montebello, CA July 7, 2016 – Soundstream and Power Acoustik name brands have launched a ‘dealer locator’ feature on their respective websites. Customers can now search for their closest authorized dealer according to their geographic location.

The feature operates through Google Maps and helps facilitate the search and buy process. In turn this not only helps customers find special products on their favorite brand but also helps authorized dealers increase their sales margins exponentially throughout the year.

To access ‘Dealer Locator’ feature on Soundstream: http://soundstream.com/where-to-buy/

To access ‘Dealer Locator’ feature on Power Acoustik: http://poweracoustik.com/where-to-buy/

Soundstream and Precision Power are shipping the Harmony DSP and the DSP-88R, respectively. This category is growing among sound quality enthusiasts. Although digital signal processors generate near audiophile grade sound, they tend to be difficult to program and non-user friendly. To address this conundrum, Soundstream introduces Harmony and Precision Power introduces DSP-88R, user friendly DIY DSPs.

"The Harmony DSP and the DSP-88R are the perfect signal processors to introduce the general consumer to the DSP category, with DIY user friendly interfaces that don't require a degree in rocket science to tune," said Ryan Klein, a Soundstream representative.

A dash mount remote control is included for input, mode and volume. The Harmony DSP includes options for high level input from a hands-free Bluetooth module.

For more information, visit www.soundstream.com and www.precisionpower.com.

Montebello, CA (March 15, 2017) – Epsilon Electronics Inc. has introduced its Soundstream Marine and Power Sport line-up for 2017.

“This marks our second year featuring the Marine and Power sports line-up for Soundstream,” said Paul Goldberg, vice-president, sales & marketing for Epsilon Electronics.  “This series is true to our company mission statement of offering consumers quality products at an exceptional value.”  

The 2017 Soundstream Marine and Power Sport products include: speakers, subwoofers, amps and, of course, head units. 

These Soundstream products have been fabricated with true marine grade engineering. For example, the circuit breakers for the head units are epoxy-coated to protect the components. To ensure the highest quality the Marine line is produced with no exposed metal or plastic components, making the products truly waterproof.    

Not content to simply label their products as “waterproof“, Soundstream went the additional step of having the Marine and Power Sports line certified by International Protection Marketing. All products are constructed with IP65 watertight enclosure construction. 

The MHU-325XM and MHU-32 head units are distinguished by their aerodynamic styling as well as a conformal coated printed circuit boards and components. The MHU-32 digital media player is equipped with 32GB USB playback with Bluetooth V4.0. The MHU-32SXM also includes a 3.2” color TFT LCD display with Graphic User Interface.  Both these units are now shipping and accepting orders.  

The Marine 10” subwoofers are constructed with an injection-molded frame and grill which utilize Centrex® 814 UV Resistant Polymer. To further protect your investment, they are sealed internally within the frame structure. 

The stylish and functional wake tower speakers are available in 6.5” or 8” models.  These coaxial speakers exclusively use waterproof materials such as polypropylene-mica cones and a titanium dome tweeter.  Additionally, rubber gaskets have been added around the tweeter bridge. They range from 300-600 watts.   

1-5-2017 -- Soundstream’s Dual Display Multimedia System is the first of it’s kind, enabling multitask functionality in a car stereo application. Concurrent operating systems running simultaneously allow the user to operate the two different platforms. The user has the option to control the included iGO powered GPS system on the upper display, or Android Phonelink, which mirrors the screen of their enabled smart device. The second operating system includes enhanced features of a car multimedia system; DVD, Bluetooth Connectivity, audio/video media playback by USB, FM receiver and rearview camera. Patent pending.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Model Number: VRN-007HB

VRN-DD7HB

 Dual 7” Glass Panels w/ Smart Sense Touch Screen Technology

Built-In iGO Primo GPS turn-by-turn Navigation for USA

Bluetooth 4.0 w/ Enhanced Data Rate increases traditional data transfer rates to 2.1 Mbit/s.

2A 5-Volt USB Adaptive Fast Charging for Mobile Devices

PowerAcoustik 2-DIN SIRIUS XM READY, DVD, CD/MP3, USB, AM/FM

RECEIVER W/ BLUETOOTH 4.0, & Detachable 6.2“ LCD Touchscreen Faceplate

New for 2017, the PD-625XB is a 2-DIN Multimedia car stereo with a detachable 6.2” faceplate. This unit includes input for Sirius XM’s satellite radio tuner, DVD & USB Multimedia, and Bluetooth connectivity. The PD-625XB also features coordination with OEM steering wheel interfaces, playback from DVD or CD of MP3 and MP4 files as well as a multi-band audio equalizer with presets.

SoundStream 2-DIN, 10.3”, SXM Head Unit VR-1032XB

2-DIN DVD, CD/MP3, AM/FM Receiver w/ Sirius/XM Tuner Interface, Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity, & 10.3” LCD Touchscreen

The VR-1032XB is a 2-DIN multimedia car stereo with brilliant 10.3” LCD display. Additional features include: input for Sirius XM’s satellite radio tuner; DVD & USB Multimedia; Bluetooth V4.0 hands-free calling from enabled phones and rear view camera input with trigger.

Montebello, CA November 16, 2016 – Soundstream has announced the Street Hopper Bluetooth portable speaker system. The device will stream music for hours from any Bluetooth device card, USB, 3.5mm Aux and other inputs. Street Hopper gives a full Multi-Color LED light show, with a variation of programmed light displays. All controlled via the front panel, remote control or Street Hopper Smartphone App.

The free Street Hopper app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app gives full control of the Street Hopper features via Bluetooth connection. Users may control the source, volume and EQ levels. Change the LED lighting to any color and light profile to set the mood. Music playback can be done from a music library or USB. The Street Hopper is fully portable and designed to go anywhere with features like the Microphone and Guitar input for those plug and play moments.

The Soundstream Street Hopper comes in two models: Street Hopper 8 and Street Hopper 6 featuring 8" or 6" woofers. The Soundstream Street Hopper contains the additional following features:

  • Nylon shoulder carry strap with quick release
  • Cigarette plug charger and AC charger
  • Remote Control
  • Preset & Custom Lighting Profiles
  • FM Radio Station Selector w/15 Presets
  • USB Input for MP3 Music Playback from Flash Drive
  • Compatible with Street Hopper Smartphone App
  • Rechargeable Lithium Battery for up to 10 hours of Playback

For further product info: http://www.streethopper.com/

2/25/2016 -- Epsilon Electronics Inc Soundstream name brand is now shipping its VRN-74HB unit. This 1-DIN Multimedia receiver with GPS Navigation & 7” LCD Touch Screen is designed for those without the space for a large enclosure.

It is equipped with MHL MobileLink X2 Integration Android Mobile Device via Front Panel USB. It also offers turn-by-turn GPS Navigation of USA, Canada, & Mexico. Other features include Bluetooth V3.0 Hands-free calling from an enabled phone and A2DP wireless MP3 Audio playback from an enabled device.

In addition the Soundstream VRN-74HB multimedia receiver contains the following features:

  • Advanced FM/AM Tuner with RDBS
  • Playback from DVD & CD of MP3 & MP4
  • Front & Rear Pre-amp audio outputs
  • Variable Subwoofer pre-amp output
  • Rear view Camera input w/trigger
  • Video output for auxiliary devices
  • Custom backgrounds & screen savers

•  800x480 Widescreen Resolution

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/product/vrn-74hb/

Soundstream is now shipping the VRN-64HB Double-DIN multimedia receiver with GPS Navigation & 6.2-inch LCD Touch Screen.

It is equipped with MHL MobileLink X2 Integration Android Mobile Device via Front Panel USB. It also offers turn-by-turn GPS Navigation of USA, Canada, and Mexico. Other exciting features include Bluetooth v3.0 Hands-free calling from enabled phone and A2DP wireless MP3 Audio playback from enabled devices.

In addition, the Soundstream VRN-64HB multimedia receiver contains the following features:

  • Advanced FM/AM Tuner with RDBS
  • Playback from DVD & CD of MP3 & MP4
  • Front & Rear Pre-amp audio outputs
  • Variable Subwoofer pre-amp output
  • Rear view Camera input w/trigger
  • Video output for auxiliary devices
  • Custom backgrounds & screen savers

•  800x480 Widescreen Resolution

For further product info, visit: http://soundstream.com/product/vrn-64hb/

Montebello, CA (March 6, 2017) – The SoundStream next generation Reference Subwoofers are now available to order. The updated Reference Series originally debuted at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas.

Dealers are encouraged to place their orders directly with their reps. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.   

“We are pleased to announce the newly redesigned version of these popular Soundstream subwoofers,” said Epsilon Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Paul Goldberg. “Reference series subwoofers are built with the quality and premium features our customers have come to expect of Soundstream.”

Redesigned for 2017 to reflect a more streamlined, classic design, Reference subwoofers offer the consumer first-rate quality without compromising on styling.

The 2017 version of this Soundstream staple includes the inverted polyether foam surround and acoustic noise canceling PVC trim ring of previous generations. Complimenting these unique components, an oversized concave diaphragm adds a stunning effect in any automotive audio installation.

Additional Key Features of the patent pending 2017 Reference Subwoofers Include:

  • Third Generation Soundstream Reference Frame  
  • Oversaturated Motor Structure for Increased Magnetic Strength
  • 12mm Vented T-Yoke & Top Plate Improve Low Frequency Dynamics
  • 317 oz. Double Stack Magnet, T-Yoke & Top Plate
  • Non-Transfer Spruce Pulp Cone w/ UV & Chemical Protection

Dual Poly-Cotton Suspension Dampens Violent Accelerations

Soundstream is now shipping marine source units SMR-31B Single-DIN CD player w/Bluetooth capabilities.

Soundstream Marine SMR-31B Source units feature:

  • CD/MP3, AM/FM & USB Receiver
  • Theft Deterrent Detachable Faceplate
  • Bluetooth V2.0 Hands Free Calling from Enabled Phone
  • A2DP MP3 Audio Playback from Enabled Device
  • Playback from 32GB USB of MP3 & WMA
  • Playback from CD, CDR, CDRW of MP3 & WMA
  • AUX Audio Input for Personal Media Devices
  • Front & Rear Pre-Amp Output
  • 52w x 4 MOSFET Speaker Outputs
  • Custom & Pre-Set Equalizer Settings
  • Audio Staging Controls
  • 12/24 Hour Digital Clock
  • Remote Control Included

• Faceplate Carry Case Included

For more info, visit the Soundstream Marine SMR-31B Source Units page:

http://soundstream.com/store/smr-31b.html

Soundstream is now shipping PSS.4 power sport speakers. The New PSS.4 Four Inch100 Watt max speaker system has a 100% Waterproof enclosure with high-density ABS construction and UV coating. Integrated mounting bracket fits most roll bars or handlebar.

It contains quick disconnect wire terminals - Meets ROHS and CE certifications. They are perfect for those outdoors enthusiasts looking to enjoy their surroundings without having to sacrifice their love for music, according to the company.

The Soundstream PSS.4 power sport speakers contains the following features:

  • 100% Waterproof Enclosure & 4” Speaker System
  • High Density ABS Construction w/ UV Coating
  • Integrated Mounting Bracket Fits Most Roll Bar or Handlebar
  • Injection Molded Polypropylene Cone
  • 1” Titanium Dome Tweeter
  • Quick Disconnect Wire Terminals
  • Meets ROHS and CE Certifications

•  4-ohm System Impedance

4" 100 Watt Power Sports Speakers:

Size & Color 4” Titanium
MAX Power 100w
RMS Power 50w

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/store/pss-4.html

Montebello, CA October 2, 2016 –Soundstream is now releasing its much-awaited Aptix VR-65XB Sirius/Xm multimedia receiver.

First of its kind for Soundstream, this 2-DIN Multimedia receiver comes equipped Sirius/XM Ready with Bluetooth 3.0 hands-free calling from enabled phone. Its innovative smartsense capacitive "All Glass" touch screen showcases rich Hi Res DVD and USB video playback.

Additionally, it is equipped with ID3 MP3 tag reading for track and artist information and AUX audio input for personal media devices. Other exciting features include rear-view camera input w/trigger and front and rear pre-amp audio outputs.

The Soundstream AptixVR-65XB multimedia receiver contains the additional following features:

  • Advanced FM/AM Tuner with RDBS
  • Playback from DVD & CD of MP3 & MP4
  • Playback from 64GB Micro SD/USB of MP3 & MP4
  • Video output for auxiliary devices
  • 10 Band Audio Equalizer w/user presets
  • Multi-Region FM Frequency Stepping
  • Custom Backgrounds & Screen Savers
  • 800x480 Widescreen Resolution

•  400 NIT LED Backlight

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/product/vr-65xb/

Soundstream is now releasing the Shad-9H. For those vehicles that cannot install a headrest mount system due to airbag placement and OEM specific headrest, the SHAD-9H is perfect for those kinds of installs, since it is equipped with the bracket mount DVD player solution.

This universal headrest mount dvd player with 9-inch LCD & MobileLink input contains many other features such as connection to a 32GB flash drive for MP3 audio and video playback including such formats as DVD’s, MP4, DIVX, XVID movies or MP3 audio files from DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW discs.

The Soundstream SHAD-9H contains the following features:

  • Bracket Mount DVD Player Solution for Vehicles w/ Active Headrest
  • Front Loading DVD Player for DVD/RW 720P Playback
  • 32GB USB & SD Card Readers for MP4 Playback
  • Dual Channel Wireless IR Transmitter (use HP-12S)
  • FM Stereo Transmitter for Easy OEM Integration
  • AUX A/V Input for Game Console or Personal Media Devices
  • RCA A/V Input for Auxiliary Source or Opposite Headrest
  • RCA A/V Output to Auxiliary Source or Opposite Headrest
  • 3 Changeable Colors Skins Included (grey, beige, & black)
  • Various Pole Diameter Adapters Included
  • NTSC / PAL Auto Selection
  • 800 x 480 16:9 Widescreen Resolution
  • 400 NIT Screen Brightness

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/store/shad-9h.html

Montebello, CA March 24, 2016 – Soundstream is now releasing its Picasso amplifiers. These Picasso amplifiers provide good sound quality and good looks at an affordable price that doesn’t break the bank. 

Soundstream Picasso Amplifier contains the additional following features:

  • Class A/B Full Range and class d monoblock amplifier
  • 2-ohm stereo and 4-ohm bridged full range operation
  • Capability to strap 2-like monoblocks together for double power
  • Military grade PCB with PWM MOSFET power supply
  • Direct Short, Thermal, & Overload circuits protect amplifier
  • Dash mount gain control module included (select models)
  • Variable 12dB high pass, low pass, and subsonic crossovers

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/car-audio/amplifiers/picasso/

Montebello, CA July 20, 2016 – Soundstream has released its Rubicon Nano Marine Amplifiers to coincide with summer. This marine amplifier is resistant to moisture and salt air corrosion. Equipped with top mount pre-amp and crossover controls and 95 percent high efficiency design helps generate minimal heat. Its slim design (1 1/2” tall small footprint w/mini fuses) and enhanced technology circuit board are configured and optimized to reduce power supply educed noise). Additionally its splash resistance class D full range makes it the perfect marine amplifier ready to have fun in the sun. 

The Soundstream Rubicon Nano Marine Amplifiers contains the following specs:

  • Splash Resistant Formal Coded Circuit Boards
  • High Efficiency Class D Full Range Amplifiers
  • Hybrid Aluminum Alloy Heatsink for Optimum Dissipation
  • 2-ohm Stereo & 4-ohm bridged Class D Full Range
  • MOSFET Power Supply w/Audiophile Grade IRTM Transistors
  • Military Grade SMT PCB Maintains Dynamic Performance
  • Direct Short, Thermal, & Overload Circuits Protect Amplifier
  • 200mV-6V Low Level RCA or High Level Signal Input
  • Quick Disconnect High Level Wire Harness Included
  • Easy DIY Install Single Sided Terminals & Controls
  • 4g Power Input Terminals & 12g Speaker Output Terminals
  • Variable 12dB High Pass, Low Pass, & Subsonic Crossovers
  • 12dB Bass Boost Increases Low Octave Harmonics

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/car-audio/marine-audio/rubicon-nano/

Montebello, CA March 31, 2016 – Soundstream is now releasing the VHD-99 universal replacement headrest pre-loaded with DVD player, a 9-inch LCD Touch Screen.

It’s large scale and adjustable LCD touch screen and control of all on-screen menus and commands makes it very user friendly. Additionally, it also includes a wireless IR youth fit headphone perfect for keeping the kids entertained while driving.

Furthermore it comes equipped with AUX A/V input for connection of game console or personal media devices and RCA A/V input and output for auxiliary source or opposite headrest.

The Soundstream VHD-99 contains the additional following features:

  • Adjustable Universal Installation headrest w/9” swiveling LCD
  • Touch Screen control of all on-screen menus & commands
  • 3 Changeable color skins available (grey, beige, black)
  • Playback from DVDR/RW of 720p MP4 & Other video formats
  • Playback from 32GB USB of MP4 & Other video formats
  • Dual Channel Wireless IR Headphone transmitter
  • FM Stereo Transmitter for Car Stereo Integration
  • Hardwired 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 3/8” Locking Pole w/1/2” & 9/16” Adapters
  • NTSC/PAL Auto Selection
  • 800 x 480 16:9 Widescreen Resolution
  • 400 NIT Screen Brightness
  • Dimensions: 10.5”w x 8”h x 5.5”d

For further product info: http://soundstream.com/product/vhd-99/

Soundstream is now shipping its Stealth Amps. The ultra compact design makes these new amplifiers ideal for anyone with a motorcycle, side by side or boat. They boast a small foot print of only 3”x6”. With an efficiency rating of 95 percent, these class D amplifiers put out tons of power with less heat than the competition, which translates into more power when you need it.

"Not only do the new Stealth line of amplifiers look beautiful but they sound amazing," says Soundstream representative Ryan Klein. "With an “ install-me-anywhere” footprint, these amps are perfect for the motorcyle or power sports enthusiast." 

Once regarded as "dirty power," class D technology delivers stable performance thanks to high power capability, maximum efficiency and low tolerance components, rivaling traditional full range applications.

ST4.1000D / 4x90 watts rms at 4ohms

ST1.700D   / 350x1 watts rms at 4ohms

For more information, please visit www.soundstream.com.