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PKs17 10-09-2011 01:46 AM

2012 Legacy pioneer stereo?
 
Im a little confused, hopefully someone that owns a 2012 can chime me in.
Ive noticed that the 2012 legacy limited seems to come with a different radio now. My dealerships told me that the limited will now get a pioneer stereo/nav system with 6 speakers, while only the GT retains the harman kardon.
Is this true? Whats the deal?

ChevyNovaLN 10-09-2011 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PKs17 (Post 3584053)
Im a little confused, hopefully someone that owns a 2012 can chime me in.
Ive noticed that the 2012 legacy limited seems to come with a different radio now. My dealerships told me that the limited will now get a pioneer stereo/nav system with 6 speakers, while only the GT retains the harman kardon.
Is this true? Whats the deal?


I would hope its not true. That means they only offer the HK system in the rarest of rare Legacy's, which wouldn't be good for business. You wouldn't produce a completely different system if you only intended on selling it in a VERY limited production number. The 2012 Premium Legacy with 6MT I test drove didn't have HK, but the 2012 LGT w/Nav definately had all 9 speakers. I realize the Premium isn't the Limited, just noting what i've seen so far.

Brian

ChevyNovaLN 10-09-2011 08:55 PM

BTW, Its real easy to see the dealership is mistaken by looking at the 'Compare' website right on subaru.com. Standard HK 9-spearker on the 2.5i Limited and LGT. Optional on the 2.5i Premium.

http://www.subaru.com/content/static...y/compare.html

Heratik 10-10-2011 06:11 AM

I wonder if that new HK head unit would drop into a 2010/2011.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...oc/s984/hk.jpg

tceagle 10-10-2011 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Heratik (Post 3585123)
I wonder if that new HK head unit would drop into a 2010/2011.

Wondered the same thing. The new ones have HD radio as well now - I don't really know anything about it, but wonder if needs additional antenna/hardware for that? Also keep in mind that the new head-units lose the 6-CD changer that the 10/11s had.

Magic Marker 10-10-2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tceagle (Post 3585488)
Wondered the same thing. The new ones have HD radio as well now - I don't really know anything about it, but wonder if needs additional antenna/hardware for that? Also keep in mind that the new head-units lose the 6-CD changer that the 10/11s had.

I can't remember the last time I used a CD for music. I only put a CD in the radio to make sure it worked. Never used it again since then. IMO CD changers aren't needed any longer.

Fraugher 10-11-2011 09:13 PM

We use CD changers to keep several books running in the car, it's a pain to swap out and figure out where you left off on an audio CD. Otherwise, yes, no CDs needed. However a hard drive would be nice.

minuccims 10-11-2011 09:19 PM

Maybe Coppertone will try it!! :lol::lol:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Heratik (Post 3585123)
I wonder if that new HK head unit would drop into a 2010/2011.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...oc/s984/hk.jpg


Magic Marker 10-11-2011 09:31 PM

^^ I wouldn't be surprised. :)

lamby 10-11-2011 11:19 PM

if anyone figures out if it works, mine might be up for sale soon

White Knight 10-12-2011 07:41 AM

Yeah I want the new one too.

laufu 10-12-2011 04:22 PM

Does anyone know if the new head unit has the ability to connect a rear view camera to?

Fraugher 10-13-2011 06:44 AM

Subaru dealership claims no way at all to add a camera to the limited anywhere, even though we know they could wire up the Outback Gentex.

SVXdc 10-13-2011 08:49 PM

This 2012 OEM HU with the 4.3" screen looks like it's a close relative to one introduced in some 2011 Foresters. See this thread:
New HK LCD capabilities
Here's a new link to the zautos.com 2012 Outback spread. Model number on front of the HU looks like PE627U1

The Forester HU does have rear camera capability. Not all Foresters with that HU have the camera (and some models with that HU may not even have the pre-installed harness that goes from the HU to the tailgate).

Radios with HD use the same AM/FM antenna input for both analog and digital (HD).

ADDED: See pictures and pin-outs in this post.

PKs17 10-14-2011 04:52 PM

Does it sound the same as the old headunit with HK.


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