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  1. Yes, all fascinating stuff but I'd like to read about that in another thread and try to read about MQA in this thread.
  2. Same here with respect to the cold. Must be robust.
  3. OK, anybody hear about that new thing called MQA?
  4. My head unit at least has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  5. Agree. The first thing I did when I got home with my car was connect it to my WiFI and hit the Check for Update button. It came back and said the software was up to date. So, not only is it not updating it's telling me everything is all good, when it clearly isn't. Ahhhhhh.
  6. This takes the speaker wires as inputs and outputs RCA correct? This just seems like a terrible way to get a good audio signal. It's what Crutchfield recommended as well.
  7. How did you connect the subwoofer to the head unit?
  8. Yes, there are issues. I ran into an issue the day I got it with presets disappearing. There's a software update for the head unit that fixes it, but the dealer didn't install it. Now I can't get in for the update until April 6th. it would be just too easy if the "check for update" button on the head unit actually checked for the update and installed it. haven't got the ecoPUNCH. It's a possibility. I fixed the Honda for 17 years. That's good enough for me. However, my father-in-law bought it from me :~)
  9. Crutchfield says the only way to do it is something like this which takes the speaker cables and converts the signal to rca. Yuck. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_161LC7IB/AudioControl-LC7i-Black.html?search=LC7i&skipvs=T subaru sells this Rockford amp that appears to take rca out of the head unit using a proprietary connector. https://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/system/mobile/2017-current-impreza/ See pdf attachment for details. Subaru Speaker and Amp Installation.pdf
  10. Hi Tom - For some reason I don’t think this is what I need. I thought I needed something more sophisticated to keep the stock head unit. would be thrilled if I only need a wire harness.
  11. Hi Guys - After driving my 2002 Honda Accord Coupe V6 for nearly 17 years, it was time to send it down the road to a new owner. I'm not a big "car guy" although I love cars. Maybe I should say I'm not a big fan of spending a lot of money on cars. I picked up a new Subaru Impreza (Limited) over the weekend and as you can imagine the sound of the stereo is less than stellar. In my Honda I had an Alpine / Boston Acoustics / Rockford system and I love it. The installation was pretty straight forward for the local installer. My new Subaru, like many new cars today, has a head unit that's so integrated into the car that I don't want to replace it. It's called the Subaru StarLink (version 3.1) system. There is a factory upgrade that includes an amp and two speakers but I have a feeling I'd be a bit underwhelmed. Question: What are you guys doing or what do you know of that enables one to keep the factory head unit but add aftermarket amps, speakers, subs etc...? I've been told there are three companies making interface boxes that enable use of a factory head unit and aftermarket components. But, it doesn't look like these guys have boxes that will work with a Subaru. https://navtv.com http://mobridge.us https://pac-audio.com Thanks for any help you can provide. I'm "dying" with the less than stellar sound right now :~(
  12. Nice review Sonis. This makes me want to get a pair of these or at least consider some other electrostatics. I've been looking for new speakers for several months. Recently I've been digging into electrostatic speakers and as of today I'm researching esl headphones. Perhaps going the esl headphone route will work best for me rather than the esl loudspeaker route. Not sure, but I'm looking forward to Axpona and Munich to listen to some of both hopefully.
  13. I really like the new Norah Jones. https://open.qobuz.com/album/k43q1q3kx88fa
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