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    Hi,
    I got a 2011 WRX with the base sound system and I want to keep the OEM HU but improve the sound quality. I don't realy have a budget but I realy want to have a good sound, money is no object. I listem JAZZ and Vocal song mainly. Is it possible to make a realy good sound with the OEM or it's not possible? The reason why I don't want to lose my OEM is because I want to keep all the Steering, bt, aux fonction.

    What would you recommend? Any example or experience?

    There is realy good post on that subject but I am still not sure of what to do.

    Thanks WRX fan!!

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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    The JL CleanSweep is really your only option.
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    You can also look for amps with built in high level inputs, they aren't as common as they used to be but there are some still out there. You just hook up the amp to your speaker wires as signal inputs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    The JL CleanSweep is really your only option.
    Pretty sure I'll be going that route myself, seems like a great product.
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    The sound system doesn't bother me anymore.I have stopped listening to music altogether.I just listen to the sound of the turbo & the engine.Once I get my new exhaust I might forget this car even has a stereo.Now I know why exotic sports cars come without a stereo.
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    Well certain genre of music has also resulted in me turning my radio off, but there are certain things my iPod has I listen to... I'll have to check out the Cleansweep and for a while I'm sure the turbo and exhaust is what I'll be listening to as well.
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    pioneers have adapters that allow you to use your factory steering wheel controls, have bt built in and the aux jack can also be wired in if you like. An aftermarket head unit will take care of the greater majority of power/sound quality issues the factory unit poses.

    Otherwise if you stick with the factory head unit the cleansweep and external amps are the best option.
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    I will try the jl thing and I will be back posting the result in a few week to let you know.

    Thanks again WRX fan.

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    If you're serious about great sound, forgo the JL Clean Sweep and get the Audison BitOne. That's my plan, along with Seas Neo Tweeters and Seas Reference Woofers.
    The signal processing in the Audison unit is second to none with a lower noise floor than the JL, in my experience

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