Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday September 24, 2020
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Audio, Video & Security

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2008, 10:27 PM   #76
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 177727
Join Date: Apr 2008
1997 outback 2.5i T
white / gray

Question Installing radio OEM WRX 02 in Outback OEM 97

Hello friends NASIOC, I from Chile.

I have a Outback turbo 97 original, including radio, in Ebay buying a radio 6 cd, WRX 2002 and I want to install in my subaru, it is very difficult.

Here on its website that it is very good and complete what I have not managed to find specific to my question, now thank you very much for your help.

Best Regards
Christian Rogers
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
christian.rogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 04-25-2008, 02:16 AM   #77
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 177160
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
2k4 WRX


in response to:

Other Electronics(CB, police scanners, radar detectors, laser jammers)
(No idea when this will happen, but it would be worthwhile I think)

Here is something to get started. It's one of the best radar detectors out there. Pretty expensive but well worth it.

Valentine One:

knight_rider53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 02:08 PM   #78
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 46936
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Atlanta
2004 WRX


in the following


Originally Posted by offset View Post
Rear Speakers -
There are two basic options for installing rear speakers; in the stock locations in the rear doors or in the rear deck. In the doors without getting too fancy the most that can be fit is 5.25” using a mounting ring (as described above). Typically 4” speakers can be fit without much effort however. For the rear deck, that will require customization. There may be some cutting involved to fit speakers with a bigger basket. Without to terribly much work 6.5” speakers (or 6”x9” if you prefer) have been used.
Reasons against rear speakers (with a couple reasons for)…
its a dead link. Can be recovered using www.archive.org
Kanchou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 02:40 PM   #79
Scooby Guru
Member#: 150794
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Qcab dakota 4x4
LT1 Formula Firebird


I want to bump this because lately we've had a lot of questions that can very easily be answered by the great info provided in the first posts. This is the most comprehensive thread of Car Audio that's ever gone through this section, and not enough people see it.
Audiosavvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #80
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 189118
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: PRSIC
Location: Miami, FL
2003 S.Yellow WRX
2008 BMW 335i


thanks for the great tips bro
guru_method is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2008, 06:47 PM   #81
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 189748
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC

unabomber if you wanna add this site to the thread


has almost every cars wiring diagram
Un0RiGiNaL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #82
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 200446
Join Date: Jan 2009

Originally Posted by knight_rider53 View Post
in response to:

Here is something to get started. It's one of the best radar detectors out there. Pretty expensive but well worth it.

Valentine One:
The Valentine One is the best out there, I've used this thing for several years and it's never let me down.

If cost is an issue, you can find them for half of the price, used.
bumbalo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #83
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 197964
Join Date: Dec 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Torrington, CT
2012 Legacy 2.5i
Ice Silver Metallic


thanks for the info
JayNutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 11:03 AM   #84
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 203120
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lincoln, NE
2005 Impreza Outback


I have a 2005 Impreza Outback Sport.
It has the 6-disc player, subwoofer, etc.

I'd like to get iPod capability, so would it be possible to swap in a head unit from a 2008 into our 2005?
Nalow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #85
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 204728
Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: NOVA
2004 STI


Thanks for the great info. I love this forum! I have only had to post one question I couldn't find an answer for. Well so far.
adrenalinejunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 09:43 PM   #86
my name is joe
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 171412
Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SQC-NY

4 years later there still isnt no FAQ on the "other electronics such as CB or radar detectors. better be good writeup for a 4 year wait. still some good stuff though. some links dont work but its all good
my name is joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 03:20 PM   #87
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 137243
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Illinois
2004 2.5L WRX JPB
1999 Civic EX White


Hello, im a complete newb when it comes to audio systems. Will a 06 WRX stock stereo fit in my 04 WRX? I assume it will not be a direct plug and play, so what will be needed to make it work? Where could it be purchased?
RingU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 03:40 PM   #88
Scooby Guru
Member#: 32636
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Dayton, OH
2004 Impreza STi


I believe that it should fit and be directly PnP for you. Of course a dealership could guage you on a new unit, but there should be plenty of people selling stock units in the classifieds. BTW also please try starting questions as a new post, this is what most consider 'thread-jacking'.

offset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 03:56 PM   #89
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 137243
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Illinois
2004 2.5L WRX JPB
1999 Civic EX White


Im sry. Thanks Offset!
RingU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #90
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 231008
Join Date: Nov 2009

thanks for the great information
citionecent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 12:51 PM   #91
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 228808
Join Date: Nov 2009
13 STI


This thread definitely helped with my deck install!
devonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 02:01 PM   #92
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 266708
Join Date: Dec 2010
2005 Impreza RS Pro


Very helpful, thanks!
scubastza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #93
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 272726
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default factory amp

I have a '10 impreza with the "premium" 6 disc changer. I swapped in an alpine 50watt cd player. Is there a factory amp in the impreza and if so where is it?
pauldbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #94
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 284899
Join Date: Jun 2011
Default new owner trying to get a new stereo

I am a proud new owner of 2006 subaru impreza outback sport special edition and I am a huge newb when it comes to car stereos. To my knowledge, my car has SE pkg: 260 watt Premium CD changer, 6 speakers, tweeters, upgraded speakers, subwoofer/amp. If I want to buy an aftermarket HU, do I need one that can accomodate all 6 speakers? Should I look for a certain wattage on the HU that will work well with my speakers? Will a standard HU work for this car?Any and all suggestions or help is much appreciated
kuleyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #95
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 284371
Join Date: May 2011

Great thread.

I just ordered a clarion nx501 after a lot researching. I plan to install it myself to save a few bucks.

To clear things up, is there anything else I would need to install this HU and maintain SWC other than the following:

1.20pin harness w/ 3 SWC wires from SVXdc
2. Axxess ASWC
3. Metra 95-8902 Dash kit

Would i also need the antenna adapter? I have a 2011 2.5i premium non-nav

Also, for those of you with built-in gps units, how/where did you place the GPS receiver?

Thanks for the help.

Last edited by bdot; 11-09-2011 at 04:35 PM.
bdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #96
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 329363
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: TXIC
2013 Wrx base
White pearl


Thanks! Really helpfully!
rallyfanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #97
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 368153
Join Date: Sep 2013

Capacitors are garbagee
fuzeion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 01:41 AM   #98
SQ Junkie
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 386551
Join Date: Apr 2014
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
2007 Impreza 2.5i


Originally Posted by fuzeion View Post
Capacitors are garbagee
Completely agree!! Caps where a means of a bandaid back in the day. There were cheap compared to a second battery and worked well for the lower power amps of the day. With power demands of today's amps, they are less than worthless.

With the lowering cost of batteries and upgraded alternators, it is silly to run caps. A .5 - 1 farad (most common sized) will not be able to sustain power to any amp over even a short amount of time. Stepping up to a larger 1.5 - 2 farad is even worse because the larger the farad value the longer the cap takes to charge. With reactive music constantly pulling current, the longer the cap takes to charge the less likely it is to regain a full charge or any charge of value at all to the system. Once depleted the cap is nothing more than a power conditioner and an additional load on the car battery and charging system.

A cap is nothing more than a reserve that is filled by the charging system. If the charging system cannot keep up, the cap will not be fully charged and continuously lowering in available amperage.

To put in a simple analogy, you wouldn't put a small half gallon gas tank (cap) in line with your engine (amp) from your original gas tank (battery) because "enough fuel isn't getting to the motor". You'd Upgrade the fuel pump (alternator).

If your lights are dimming, buy a better battery or an upgraded alternator. Always upgrade factory wiring (some call this "big 3")!
SQ Junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #99
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 372547
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: pittsburgh, pa
2009 impreza wrx
pearl white


Originally Posted by offset View Post
offset’s Car Audio Manifesto and FAQ

This is my attempt at organizing and informing people on all basics of car audio; and the ways in which it applies to a Subaru. I hope that this can serve as the starting point for any car audio related question. If you are considering posting a general question, you may want to take some time and jump through some of these links as it will most likely answer your question. For anything not covered or something more specific however, feel free to post as there are several very helpful and knowledgeable people in these forums. I am including in this post the links to the primary Buyer’s Guide and FAQ posts that I have created; as well as several other links that cover various topics. If you have any suggestions, comments, or criticisms of my FAQ postings please use this thread instead of the others to post in so that they may stay clean and this thread can see all of the activity. Also any requests on FAQs please post in here as well.

Also, many of the most frequently asked questions on NASIOC can now be found in the third and fourth posts of this thread.

Primary Car Audio Buyer’s Guides and FAQ
Car Audio System Design and Selection FAQ (This one may take a while to get done, but I think when it is ready it will greatly help. For now try this link instead...)
Active versus Passive Crossover FAQ FAQ
Head Unit Buyer’s Guide and FAQ
Cabin Speaker Buyer’s Guide and FAQ
Amplifier Buyer’s Guide and FAQ (includes Big 3 and alternator type of info)
Subwoofer Buyer's Guide and FAQ (needs some revision now)
Sound Deadening Buyer’s Guide and FAQ
(Coming soon, but for now these are excellent posts...)
Car Alarm Buyer’s Guide and FAQ
(I hope to convince netZ to work with me on this one, it may take a while, until then these are the best posts for info...)
Other Electronics(CB, police scanners, radar detectors, laser jammers)
(No idea when this will happen, but it would be worthwhile I think)
Fiberglassing tutorial/FAQ
The GREAT thread all about the stock head unit
(includes great info on speaker connection, antenna adapter, CD changer connector, aux jack, and stock subwoofer)
Great install threads for Subies
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1261005 (2005 aftermarket headunit)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1264018 (fully detailed component speaker install)

Car Audio shopping -
First and foremost if you have the option of buying from a local car audio specialty shop I would recommend you considering that. This helps to promote local business, gives you good opportunity to see and hear the equipment in person, and it is generally easier to get support on any items purchased that way. However you should be a little cautious of Best Buy and Circuit City in terms of installations as their salesman and installers know less than they should (there are some exceptions, but there have been plenty of bad install stories about either of them).

This is a listing of some Internet retailers who deal in car audio products. The first two listed are the only two who offer only authorized products. The rest are considered more ‘grey market’, which means that the manufacturer’s warranty may not be valid on an item purchased through them. However people still continue to buy from them due to the tremendous savings on the items they carry. Most do attempt to give their own warranty on products sold though. I have dealt with some of these retailers and have not personally had any problems yet. Just remember that it is like gambling, you pay less for an item but you also have less support and no factory warranty in case you run into problems.

Of course there is also eBay which is a wonderful place to buy both used and new car audio equipment. I have bought stuff that way and have had no major problems as of yet. A lot of that is being an informed buyer and knowing what to look for in an auction to insure everything will work as expected. That comes with lots of experience in car audio.

Also don’t forget that there is a Private Classifieds section here on NASIOC. I have bought and sold with people on here and have had great results this way as well. Not to mention that there are a lot of us here who can be used as free support if you run into problems. Just be careful as there is less protection in case of a scam. At the least make sure the person you are looking to buy from is a regular poster, has been registered for a decent amount of time (at least a year usually works), and has bought or sold other items before.
http://www.crutchfield.com (a little pricey, but still good service with factory warranty)
http://www.sounddomain.com (every bit as legitimate as Crutchfield with all of the same perks)

Other typically reputable online shops…
http://www.darvex.com (wires)
http://www.knukonceptz.com (wires)

I would maybe add something about

how to tune amplifiers using an oscilloscope or DVOM

How not to run a power wire for an amp (not the door jam). Write a how to on getting it through a factory grommet or drilling and adding a new grommet.

Great info for newbies of car audio!
sk8rzch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 01:57 PM   #100
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 414744
Join Date: Feb 2015

I am a total newbie...registered an hour ago. Have a fantastic 95 Legacy Wagon w/250m on it. Must replace the radio and have a "new" 2011 Clarion Model PF3292AA lacking an Installation/Owners Manual. Only problem is the plug-ins do not match. Any basic input from anyone?
PS: This looks like a g-r-e-a-t site and I look forward to enjoying your collective knowledge and input.

tboyone is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Car Audio Stuff and WRB Wings West Body Kit dman918 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 13 05-01-2005 04:57 PM
FS: IL: Tons of car audio/video and electronics up for grabs ScoobyInc Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 3 01-27-2005 11:05 AM
FS: Concept Audio Car audio Amp and subs WRXShawn Canada Region Forum 2 08-26-2004 11:55 AM
PG car audio amps and xover jeffg Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 08-05-2003 11:23 AM
Car Audio 101 and beyond? UncleMeat Car Audio, Video & Security 2 04-28-2003 12:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.