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    Stock stereo question

    My new '07 WRX STI came with the crappy stock stereo. Is it worth spending the money to have the dealer option subwoofer & amplifier offered by Subaru installed at the dealership? Did any of you guys get the dealer stereo upgrade, and if so is it ok?

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    Oyster

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    I would save your money and get something aftermarket like a 8" pioneer woofer which will be way better with upgraded door speakers will make a huge difference
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    Go aftermarket. The stock system is weak, even in the "upgraded" 140watt system. I don't have the sub because I like bass, so I was gonna add my own. The optional sub doesn't sound bad, but its still flat because the rest of the system has no depth in sound.

    The problem especially lies in the headunit. It does not have near enough power to power the speakers, so you get clipping when you turn the volume up. Its great having a 6 disc changer in the dash, but thats the downfall. I replaced the headunit with a Pioneer Avic D3 Nav/DVD unit and it made it sound 5x better just because it had more power to the speakers. Now you don't have to go spend uber money on a Nav system, but a good $250 head unit would do wonders to start. Get an Alpine, Eclipse, Pioneer, Kenwood or something good that has an Ipod interface (totally worth it).

    Then spend $100 or so on replacing the front speakers (2 ways) to get more depth in sound, amp them if you are a audiophile, otherwise the upgraded head unit should push them fine. Replacing the rears aren't as necessary because you don't fully hear them as well since they are down by the footwells of the rear seats. Your ass doesn't need to listen to good sound.

    Then spend a few hundred $$$ on a 10-12inch sub and amp combo to produce some good lows and bass. Even think about the Infinity BassLink system because its really good.

    Those are my $.02...goodluck.
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    Mikie13,

    I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my question thoroughly. Now I know which direction to head.

    Sincerely,

    Oyster

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyster View Post
    Mikie13,

    I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my question thoroughly. Now I know which direction to head.

    Sincerely,

    Oyster
    Hey dude, no problem...

    Goodluck with your endeavor and let me know if you have any other questions
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