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  1. Audio, Video, Security, & Navigation
    As the title implies, I'm curious as to how loud the speaker set up in my 2009 Outback should be. Even at max volume, it feels like most other vehicles at maybe 60% volume. It sounds great, I just wish there was more of it. Is this indicative of a larger issue or has my hearing gone to ****? If...
  2. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    I'm new to the Subaru world, don't even have 100 miles on my new Outback Limited, so I'm still figuring things out, but I'm confused by a discrepancy between the owner's manual and the settings menu. In the owner's manual it has a long list of audio settings, the one I was most interested in was...
  3. General Discussions
    On my wife's new 2020 Outback when you adjust the audio EQ settings they revert back to FLAT the next time the car is started. My 2017 Outback remembers the EQ settings once set. Is this a flaw that can be repaired or is there something we are missing to get the car to remember the EQ audio...
  4. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    I ponied up for the RF audio upgrade and while it sounds good I am disappointed that the rear speakers are not included. In fact my rears are completely inaudible even with the fader set right in the middle and it sounds like a big void when listening to music. When fading to the rear those...
  5. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    After fussing with the admittedly lackluster 6-speaker system in my 2020 Outback Premium, I got it dialed in about as well as I could manage to sound as okay as possible on as broad a range of music as I tend to listen to without spending money on new speakers and amps and such, which is what...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello, I’m hoping I can find some help here as I can’t find anything anywhere else. I just bought a used 2011 outback 3.6 limited. It has the Nav and HK audio system. My problem is getting my phone (IPhone xs Max) to connect to the car. Maybe 20% of the time it will connect automatically at...
  7. Audio, Video, Security, & Navigation
    I just found this sight which answers numerous questions about the OEM audio systems in various Subarus ( OB, Impreza, Forester, etc.) from 2014 to 2018. list of radios available and which models they will work with. features of each radio audio visual functions trouble shooting frequently...
  8. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I had a front dash speaker fail in my 2010 Limited (HK setup, no nav) and went ahead and picked up a set of Polk DB 6052 component speakers. To make a long story short, I'm trying to figure out where exactly to splice in the Polk crossovers to make everything sound right. I'm not an audio person...
  9. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey there, recently been looking at upgrading the audio in my outback for two reasons, number one being that my driver side woofer doesn't work, hasn't for awhile now. And two being I just want better audio. However, I haven't seen much about it online. I'm not sure how to go about it, I don't...
  10. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    2004 Outback 3.0 VDC - The front speakers never worked since we've owned the car. Finally opened up the door panels and they were clearly blown speakers on each side. the soft round part was coming apart. Put new speakers in, got no sound from the rear or front while the head unit turns on...
  11. Audio, Video, Security, & Navigation
    2020 Outback w/navigation. Very high tech. Use Bluetooth for media player. Podcasts and music. Also has cd player. Today. CD player sounded distorted. Figured it was the disc. Switched to media player; same thing. Figured it was the speakers but here's the thing. Radio sounds fine. AM, FM; no...
  12. Audio, Video, Security, & Navigation
    Hello Outback enthusiasts! I recently purchased a 2020 Outback Outdoor XT (Onyx for the US; I'm in Canada) and everytime I take the car, my equalizer settings are back to factory default 0 - 0 - 0. Did anyone run into this issue? And of so, was anyone able to fix this issue? Thanks!
  13. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Any recommendations for properly setting the equalizer? Either with recommended settings for specific audio types, or some explanation of the logic behind those settings. At least with the Harmon Kardon system, we can adjust the low, mid, high, as well as the balance and fade. I usually bump...
  14. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    Hello, I have a Gen 4 2014 Subaru Outback. I just bought a used amp and I'm trying to do the installation myself, however I do not know the specs for the market radio. If someone could tell me if I require a Line Output converter and if I do, what kind would work best. This would be very...
  15. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hello, I am getting a 2003 Subaru Legacy Outback within the next few weeks, and one of the first upgrades I am doing on it is installing a subwoofer and amplifier. Currently... the Subwoofer I'm looking at now is a Kicker CompRT and it's an 8" sub with a radiator. Then, the amplifier I'm...
  16. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello, I'm buying my Mom's outback in December, and I want to put in an Android Auto head unit. I have manual climate controls. People who have installed an AA head unit, where did you route your female USB cable? Also, do I need to buy a special adapter to install new speakers in the front...
  17. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    Hi I’ve seen threads re software updates and head unit fixes. I had the last Software update in February of this year and yesterday randomly all sound disappeared. Radio stations, NAV, media, CarPlay. I can see what is supposed to be playing on the screen i.e. various radio stations but there is...
  18. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Howdy all, When I use the BT to listen to books from my iphone on my 2016 impreza the volume cycles up and down every five seconds or so (regardless of whether the car is moving, so it isn't that it just gets louder as I go faster). It's as if it is trying to find a sweet spot. Does anyone...
  19. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Just like the title says, I'm looking for a pinout for the factory Fujitsu radio. I've tried the search on here and can't seem to find it for this generation, hopefully you guys can help out. I am installing an Audio Control LC2i LOC so I can add an amp and sub to my system. Any other tips...
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