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  1. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Bought the above car in June, and it came with the smaller radio. Looks to upgrade it, and finding a ton of radios on ebay, but for imprezas and other non-Crosstrek models. Just wondering (because they look the same), would I be able to take any of these radios from 2017+ and put it in my...
  2. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have a 2019 Crosstrek Limited with the Harman Kardon system. As far as sound systems go, I think it's fine, but I've experimented with equalizer settings on my laptop while plugged into the system and I've found an EQ curve that REALLY goes a long way in making this system sound better, at...
  3. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi all, I have a 2008 Legacy and its the only place I listen to music and I'm used to CDs. Now I'm looking to replace my car with a Crosstrek. With the 2019 Crosstrek, I read in the previous models that it can play music stored on a USB stick but it has issues like 1) it only reads one folder...
  4. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    After doing some research before upgrading my 2019 Subaru Legacy's stock (not H/K) audio system, I came across a problem that I'm sure many of us DIY audio enthusiasts with vehicles from the last couple of years have come across and that there doesn’t seem to be a formal solution to: When you...
  5. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi! I own a 2014 Crosstrek and within the last year I have had an an issue with the radio/speakers. I will be driving when all of the sudden the volume goes to max followed by an ear piercing static sound. It doesn't matter if I have the radio on or off, or if I'm listening to a CD, or using...
  6. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi, apologies if this has been answered elsewhere... I found a couple threads asking similar questions but no responses. My '15 has recently started randomly dropping its connection to both USB and Bluetooth while I'm trying to play audio through my phone. Anyone had similar issues?
  7. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Each time I put in a USB drive into our 2018 Crostrek (upgraded and lastest firmware) it automatically alphabetizes the songs. It does not change the arrangement on the thumbdrive, just on the display (and the play list). This is crazy for classical, musicals and operas. (Have not even tried...
  8. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    So I came across a cheap 2014 OEM crosstrek head unit and I was curious if it would fit into my 2013 xv? The mounts look the same I was just curious if it would be plug and play or if i would be missing a bunch or stuff. Or if it would fit in general?
  9. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello, I'm in the process of installing an aftermarket head unit (JVC KW-V240BT) and after quite a bit of time and some hours spent on the phone with crutchfield support I finally have sound coming out of all my speakers. Unfortunately the front speakers are emitting a hissing sound. One of...
  10. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I'm debating whether or not to go Premium or Limited. I'm not really interested in the leather, but am interested in the HK audio system. There are a few other 'nice to haves' that seem to be Limited only, but that is a big jump in price. Anyone out there test the HK upgrade in the Limited or...
  11. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Just a show of hands here but has anyone had this stutter with their audio? Got my 18' Crosstrek a couple weeks ago and I noticed that every time I use the USB/ apple car play. The audio stutters. And it seems to do it twice after initializing it. Also seems to happen at the same time each time...
  12. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    So I've replaced my stock HU with a Pioneer, and am now considering swapping speakers, and would like to hear opinions on where we get the best bang for the buck improvement in sound. I expect I will do all the speakers eventually, and will likely (even more eventually...) put in perhaps an...
  13. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi everyone! I have a 2017 crosstrek limited with the 7inch starlink audio system. I noticed that when playing a song on Spotify through Bluetooth, the title of the song and album does not scroll (as in, if the song is too long, you can't read the end part of it). On Sirius XM, there is an arrow...
  14. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi Guys, I am a new member, so hello! I was removing my 2016 XV doors and noticed some factory sound deadening on the doors. I plan to Dynamat the outer skin and then the speaker openings before a full upgrade, however, I have some questions 1) Do I remove this before putting the dynamat on...
  15. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I've just noticed recently that whenever I turn on the radio in my car, there's a background tinny-ness that winds up being all I can really hear even though the song itself doesn't have that tinniness. It sounds like someone playing music through a soup can. It doesn't happen when I have XM on...
  16. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello Crosstrekers, I've got a 2017 Crosstrek Limited with the navigation head unit. I am starting an audio upgrade, and the first thing I'm doing is the speakers. I ordered four of the Polk DB651, and plan to install them tomorrow. I also ordered a pair of the Polk DB1001 tweeters, and planned...
  17. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey there! I'm new to the forums! Anyhow, over the past couple months I had been acquiring components to upgrade what was the lackluster fujitsu nav head unit in my 2013 crosstrek. Finally the AVH-4200NEX has been installed for the past couple weeks and I'm loving it. Now on to the speakers...
  18. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have a 2016 Premium and I have the lower end of the two different head units. The one with the actual buttons on the sides instead of the touch sensitive ones. Does anyone know the actual difference between the two? Is the bigger one better performance wise or is it just bigger? Does the...
  19. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Got a 2016 Limited with the dual USB ports in the center console. They work when I plug either one into my I phone 5 which then is listed on the main audio screen as "ipod". I have tried three different thumb drives with the USB symbol on the main screen remaining greyed out. I.E. they...
  20. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    For upfront context, I drive a 2014 Crosstrek Premium and the device I'm connecting with is an iPhone 5s running iOS 9.3.2. When playing music from my iPhone (via Spotify), the audio has always been "skippy" if the phone is to close to the console. So I've kept it at a distance ever since (it...
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