I've posted a few times in the last month with questions about the stereo in the 09 WRX. After going over the costs, I am realizing how pricey of an endeavor replacing everything really is. So I've turned back to you all with the following question: Why is the stereo so bad?
a. Location of the speakers (tweeters)?
b. Quality of the speakers?
c. Quality of the head unit?
d. Anemic low frequency response?
e. Acoustic environment?
f. All of the above?
The reason I ask this, is that I am trying to balance cost vs performance of the stereo system. I am already planning on a 10W3 sub and Kenwood DNX6140, which takes care of c and d. Maybe this will fix everything?
If the answer is a, then I will focus on upgrading the fronts and have tweeters placed in the sail panels. Hopefully the Kenwood can power cheaper component speakers (suggestions?).
If the answer is b, then I can replace the stock speakers with something in the $100 range that can be driven by the Kenwood (suggestions?).
If the answer is f, then the upgrade may have to happen over time...
Let me know what ya'll think.