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#18 of 69 Re: Subaru Forester Stereo and Satellitte Radio [madhat53]
Dec 22, 2006 (12:24 pm)
I put the tweeter and subwoofer kit in my 2007 2.5x and what a difference.Sounds great. I also installed the 6 disc in the dash and looks great. I dont feel i wasted my money. If anything put in the tweeters, very easy to do yourself.
#19 of 69 after market speakers vs Subaru tweeter and sub woofer
Dec 29, 2006 (5:42 pm)
I need clarity about the sound system issue-is it better to purcahse tweeters and sub woofer or just get Subaru to install theirs -I have the 6 disc with four speakers. Thanks for the input!
#20 of 69 Re: after market speakers vs Subaru tweeter and sub woofer [fitbet]
Jan 12, 2007 (9:32 am)
I have the premium sound speakers (2 ways), and they are slightly better, but you can probably do better in the aftermarket for the price.
The tweeters are good, though. I hear good things about them consistently.
#21 of 69 Re: after market speakers vs Subaru tweeter and sub woofer [fitbet]
Jan 12, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I have standard Subaru speakers (no subwoofer), added the tweeters to my aftermarket Pioneer radio and the sound was great. The wife is now driving the Subaru and did not like the Pioneer radio so I put back in the stock Subaru radio and the tweeters still make a difference in the sound quality but not as much as when the Pioneer was in the car.
I debated the subwoofer but did not put it in as I'm not a huge bass person. I agree that aftermarket speakers would be a better investment than the upgraded Subaru speakers.
#22 of 69 Stereo in Premium Forester, quality in question
Apr 07, 2007 (6:40 am)
We have an '07 Forester Premium version that's supposed to have 120 watts of sound. It sounds to me like about 5 or 10. The radio/CD unit says model "6 CD Changer C-123." Does anybody else have the same impression as me? Did we get the correct model of stereo?
(I originally asked about this in the wrong forum.)
#23 of 69 Re: Stereo in Premium Forester, quality in question [billatthebeach]
Apr 07, 2007 (11:44 am)
120 watts means peak output, by the way. I'm sure the peak for sustained sound is much lower.
Subaru isn't exactly known for great audio. They're passable, but audiophiles should go aftermarket, where you'll find higher quality and better value.
#24 of 69 6 CD Changer C-123 Problems with CD load/eject
Aug 13, 2007 (9:28 am)
'07 Forester Premium purchased in January. All of a sudden I can only access CD1 Play/Eject/Load.
The other 5 discs can no longer be accessed or ejected. They are stuck in the unit and I can't play them. All was working fine until now.
Any quick fix for this or am I going have to get it serviced?
#26 of 69 Factory stereo problems
Oct 23, 2007 (9:59 am)
My radio reception was working up until a week ago and then just quit. It's like the antenna cable was disconnected. I have gone over all connections and still can't get it to work. After the car is started, the radio kinda works for about 15 seconds then slowly fades out and all I hear is static. has anyone had any problems with the antenna amplifier?
My car is a 2001 Subaru Forester that I have had for about 3 years. The only problems that I have had are the Knock Sensor and the radio. The Knock Sensor was easy to replace. Now if I can just get the radio working again...
#27 of 69 Re: Factory stereo problems [knewt]
Oct 23, 2007 (10:50 am)
I swapped out my stock stereo on my Forester. It's pretty standard, nothing out of the ordinary. The antennae just plugs in to the back of the stereo, same as my Mazda, my wife's Legacy, etc.
Do you have the in-glass antennae? Maybe that connection cracked?