Subaru Legacy Forums

Subaru Legacy Forums (
-   Fifth Generation Legacy (2010 - 2014 ) (
-   -   Need Help With Speaker (

usd2789 12-28-2012 06:30 PM

Need Help With Speaker
So I got a 2012 legacy premium without navigation and HandK.
My radio part number is 86201aj61a
I dont want to change the stock radio.
Just want some good front speakers and a 10" sub

The infinity basslink seems good for the sub.
It was recommended on another post and is self powered
What exactly do i need to connect to the stock radio?

And my stock speakers are 5 1/4
I would like bigger ones.
I also understand that you dont need really good powerful ones cause without the radio being able to power them they sound like shit
So whats some good front speaker that would work well with the stock system.

Any help would be great. I bought that oem 10' sub that goes under the seat. And it never fit and wasted all that time. So want to make sure i get this right.

Tomodayo 12-29-2012 10:26 AM

My experience might help you:

After replacing the speakers the balance still sounded off. I ended up swapping out the head unit. Now I'm really happy with the overall system. Good luck cause there's infinite variations and opinions.

linksusmaximus 12-29-2012 01:03 PM

I bought these:

I also bought the matching coax set, but not necessary if you only want front speakers. They're running off stock radio (no nav, base model) and sound great. Tweeters are really easy to install, just need to craft your own adapter plates so they sit closer to the surface.

Dont have much experience with the sub, imo the stock sub bumps.

3.6rrrrrmatey 12-29-2012 05:50 PM

- 6.5" speakers will easily fit - Coaxial in the rear doors - Components in the front doors and dash.
- The bass tube will need to be wired for power from the battery and will get signal from the rear doors or reardeck if all cars come prewired for subs.

Look for speakers that advertise running at 25 watts RMS or lower. Stick with Alpine, Kenwood, Rockford, Pioneer, Polk, etc name brands no pyle, sony, audiobahn, etc..

People will always say "Speakers sound great with no amp, I don't need a lot of bass." No point in spending an hour writing a good reply for this guy.

You want to do it right? Join a car audio forum and educate yourself. Have some patience and buy the right stuff the first time.

Almatti 01-01-2013 07:53 AM

I went with replacement speakers too: same ones....Alpines SPC 610s : components in front; coaxials in the rear. Improved the sound some, I also added Subaru Sub woofer under the seat. Not relly a waste of money b/c I got it installed for a great price. It still needs that new HU though. Oh Yeah, if you play with the stock HU - CS FR setting, I find that much improved sound...Digital plays: iPod especially, too tinny IMO. CDs sound excellent though.

Rhett 01-01-2013 04:00 PM Pioneer DEH 9400, Focal 6.5 components and tweeters in the front and JBL's in the back and 10-inch Kicker Bass Station powered sub in the trunk for super easy removal if space is needed. Thought about adding an amp, but I just downloaded the new Soundgarden and Diamond Rings albums and I am very happy with the sound. This is the first time I will have to admit that the iTunes downloads sound just as good as a CD. HU volume goes up to 50 and 35 is plenty loud, with rumbling bass and no distortion in the mids and highs. No clipping until volume around 45, so I may forget adding an amp for now. I wouldn't call it audiophile grade by any stretch, but short of adding another grand to achieve that status, I am pretty satisfied.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:23 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.