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  1. Audio Technical Support Guide for 2017 Outback from NHTSA

    Audio, Video, Security, & Navigation
    I just found this sight which answers numerous questions about the OEM audio system in my 2017 OB Premium: list of radios available features audio visual functions trouble shooting frequently asked questions about apps and functions.
  2. Crossover placement for aftermarket component speakers -- no right answer?

    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...
  3. 2007 Audio Upgrade?

    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...
  4. Front Door Speaker Replacement - Not Working

    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...
  5. Distortion Media player.

    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...
  6. Equalizer resets everytime.

    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!
  7. Equalizer tuning recommendations

    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...
  8. DIY Amp Installation

    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...
  9. 2003 Subaru Legacy Outback Sedan Subwoofer

    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...
  10. 2007 Outback Audio Upgrade (where to route the female USB)

    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...
  11. No audio 2018 Outback

    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...
  12. Audio volume cycles up and down when listening to books on iphone 7 via BT

    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...
  13. Looking for Gen 5 radio wiring diagram, non-HK, 2.5i Premium non-eyesight

    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...