Hey there, I just go my hands on a 2004 WRX. First of all, I am not an audiophile. The OEM sound systems of my Civic and Neon of the same year where good enough for me. However, I couldn't help notice the sound quality (or lack thereof) of this system. Some background. The car used to have a DVD HU with some Kenwood front speakers, an 400w amp and 2 subwoofers. Now all that is left is the stock head unit with the 2 Kenwood speakers.
From what I read, the stock speakers were ****ty, so the stock head unit compensated in some unconventional way to make them sound better. The aftereffect is that aftermarket speakers will not sound good with the stock HU. Am I correct thus far?
Is it safe to say that the Kenwoods are not somehow blown and all I would need is a decent HU? What kind of HU would you guys recommend me? Considering I'm an OEM kind of guy, I don't need anything fancy. Just decent sound (although auxiliary input would be nice). Heck, could I swap in a Subaru unit from a later model that doesn't have screwed up calibrations?
EDIT: Sorry, I just noticed the Audio subforum.