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  1. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Need Suggestions for Stereo Upgrade in 2016 Crosstrek 2.0i Premium

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi all, Newbie here. What a great forum! I've read lots of posts about stereo upgrades but can't seem to figure out what's best for my needs. I have a 2016 Crosstrek 2.0i Premium w/a 6.2 in. screen (no navigation); Starlink 7.0 multimedia plus audio system w/SiriusXM. Also Eyesight (in Option...
  2. Model Year 2018 and Newer audio upgrade (speakers, amp, sub)

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello xv users! Brand new to the forum and I've come for some advice and guidance on doing a full audio upgrade in my 2018 crosstrek (6.5" screen, non-upgraded audio system) which I bought back in April. I'm a bit of an audiophile and mostly listen to bass heavy music. Before buying the...
  3. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Capacitor yes or no?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Recently I did a sorta of DYI of an 2000W amp leaving the main OEM head unit. I replaced the speakers with kickers and put in a bazukia 6" sub. Now Crutchfield said this would help out with regulation of the voltage in the car. Oh by the way 2016 Limited Crosstrek - See this post of the for...
  4. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Speakers next -- where should I begin?

    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...
  5. Sound / 3m protection issues +lease

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi guys, first post, I leased my Black 2016 Crosstrek Premium after lurking here for a few weeks, thanks for all of the assistance! Picked up the car yesterday and did a 2 hour road trip. At our destination, I noticed the 3m protection is already starting to bubble around the edges, very...
  6. anyone else have these audio problems with spotify and their XV?

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    So i have a 2016 XV premium with no nav unit. I do notice that when i'm listening to music that the volume drops. Sometimes very noticeably, other times just a bit. Yes i turned off that speed volume adjusting setting but the problem still happens. Also the HU doesnt change the song title when a...
  7. What is "Premium Audio" Exactly?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello, I just purchased a 2015 XV Premium with EyeSight and "Premium Audio" Package. I am confused as to what the difference is between this and the system without this package because the sub, tweeters and upgraded speakers are all still available options on the accessories page. Is it just the...
  8. Sat Nav specs

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Does the Crosstrek with Sat Nav display w/o speaker upgrades have a pre-amp output? Thanks
  9. Is this a good audio system

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I know a little about car audio but was wondering if this system will be good and will work together for my subaru 2012 xv I am keeping the stock navi HU and doing these upgrades Alpine PDX-V9 1600W 5 CH Car Amplifier Alpine SWS-12D4 1500W Type S 12" Car Subwoofer Alpine SPS-610G 6.5" 240W 2...