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This is a discussion on 2011 stereo question within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm looking to upgrade from the stock head unit (non-touchscreen) to a touchscreen with navigation. The problem I'm having is ...

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    2011 stereo question

    I'm looking to upgrade from the stock head unit (non-touchscreen) to a touchscreen with navigation. The problem I'm having is that I want to be able to keep using both the bluetooth/steering wheel buttons and the usb/auxillary inputs in the center console. So far I've been unable to find one like this on Crutchfield, most of them can retain only one or the other. Has anyone here already replaced theirs and if so, which head unit did you use? Also, would it just be better to run the stock stereo to an amp and just upgrade the speakers? Any advice would be appreciated.

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    you're gonna lose the stock bluetooth for sure. there are harnesses that you can purchase that will allow you to keep the steering wheel controls. thats just the nature of aftermarket stereos i guess.
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    I also thought about this initially, but I love my stock Bluetooth, steering wheel controls and USB ports too much.

    *Edit* Check out one of the reviews...a Subie guy. Anyone here have experience with this unit?

    Works good, Installed in my 2011 Subaru STI Limited with Navigation for a clean signal to a Boston 475 amp that powers 600C Alpine speakers. I set it up with the master volume knob then disconnected it and use to stereo volume. So far I'm happy with it.

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    Does the cleansweep add any power to the signal? Or just clean it up?

    Would the best way to go about it be keeping my stock head unit, running an amp from that, and then upgrading all speakers? I don't know too much about car audio if you couldn't tell

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    The cleansweep does not add any power.All it does is flatten the signal so that you can send it to an amp.It is primary designed for you to keep your head unit , steering controls & connectors. .Upgrading speakers would help as well.
    There is some confusion regarding the volume control.There is a master control knob included with the processor.The instructions say that you should be able to keep using steering volume control once you have calibrated the system.I do not have one yet,but there have been negative reviews concerning this.I don't know if this is car specific but if you go to the reviews on that site the reviewer(2011 sti owner) says this has not been a problem.
    Another positive with this set up is it deters thieves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrannosauruswrx
    Does the cleansweep add any power to the signal? Or just clean it up?

    Would the best way to go about it be keeping my stock head unit, running an amp from that, and then upgrading all speakers? I don't know too much about car audio if you couldn't tell
    It depends what you're looking for.

    The OE H/U doesn't offer the tune-ability that an aftermarket one does, so you'll still be limited. You'd be better keeping the OE speakers (run off an amp) and going aftermarket with the H/U and sub, IMO...
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