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Old 17 Nov 2009, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Standard Stereo - Sound improvements

Any advice appreciated........

I have an '04 Newage WRX with a totally standard stereo, and it's volume and sound quality are not very impressive.

What is the best / easiest / cheapest way to get a reasonable quality sound from it ?

I don't want to spend £££££££ on massive amps & subwoofers in the boot etc. I just want a slight upgrade in the volume / quality over the standard car.

On my previous car a VW Bora, I changed the header unit for about £200, and it made all the difference, ie. the standard speakers were well up to the job for my requirements.

Now bearing in mind the Scoob has a kind of 'fitted' 'one off' type header unit is there anything I can do to improve things without changing it ??

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I think most people will agree the sound systems in Impreza’s are terrible (especially the speakers!). The easiest and cheapest solution is to upgrade the speakers. Really, any type of speaker will be an improvement over the standard! I recently put some Infinity speakers in mine. It was a fairly cheap solution that came to about £200. The next step might be to change the headunit to a decent aftermarket unit.
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 12:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have recently changed the speakers in my uk turbo 2000 impreza, the originals were just 10cm, but I managed to fit 13cm Vibe speakers in. I just had to make a couple of 5mm MDF discs for each side to stop the speakers rubbing on the windows. Massive sound improvements from bigger speakers.
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Re: Standard Stereo - Sound improvements

I have just upgraded to infinity speakers in my 2001 wrx, 6.5 inch up front and 5.25 inch rear. I had some adapters sent from the states which are cnc machined plastic their address is

car-speaker-adapters .com

I also changed the head unit to a jvc-avx820 with reverse camera and I pod interface.

Altogether including soundproofing and speaker cable etc I spent less than £700 but the sound quality and the ability to play dvd to the kids when moving is great.

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Any double din stereo will fit, impreza do not have one off stereos
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