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bigaudiofanatic
10-03-2010, 12:44 AM
Was in one today and noticed the head unit was a mcintosh sense when did this start? Are they any good?

nateberrier
10-03-2010, 12:55 AM
brb buying subaru

silvercookie
10-03-2010, 12:56 AM
It is only sold with subaru's in japan as a dealer upgrade.
The guy must have had it imported.

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 12:59 AM
most factory decks are crap even though they may carry big names...like JBL...Infinity...BOSE ...Alpine...Pioneer....Clarion...to name a few

nateberrier
10-03-2010, 01:06 AM
the bose in my infiniti were dope. the deck blew but the speakers didnt

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 01:20 AM
i've seen plenty of blown Bose and Infinty factory speakers...they put together bottom of the line trash ...for the Auto Companies....

nateberrier
10-03-2010, 01:27 AM
no infiniti. the car brand. believe me, i tried to blow the speakers before i replaced them too

bigaudiofanatic
10-03-2010, 09:19 AM
Car to her knowledge was not imported

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 11:19 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Decks/SubaruMcIntosh.jpg

Johnny Law.Lulz
10-03-2010, 11:24 AM
Thats pretty ****.

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 11:31 AM
Thats pretty ****.

If only it had provided RCA's in back of it...but there are nice things to overcome that these days...That is one factory deck I'd keep in my vehicle if it had one...

gunz4me2
10-03-2010, 04:31 PM
You can actually add RCAs to the McIntosh deck if you know what you are doing.

McIntosh Double Din modified to RCA's and amber illumination - DIYMA.com (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/amp-guts-modifications-custom-crossovers/83289-mcintosh-double-din-modified-rcas-amber-illumination.html)

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 04:46 PM
You can actually add RCAs to the McIntosh deck if you know what you are doing.

McIntosh Double Din modified to RCA's and amber illumination - DIYMA.com (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/amp-guts-modifications-custom-crossovers/83289-mcintosh-double-din-modified-rcas-amber-illumination.html)

That is very nice...but not everyone can do that in fact I'm sure very few can :fyi:

350zspl
10-03-2010, 04:47 PM
McIntosh | MX406 (http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/products/Mcintosh-mx406-car-cd-player.asp)

one of my favorite head units actually ^^^^^^

Vossy
10-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Spendy upgrade, I'm sure.

smgreen20
10-03-2010, 11:37 PM
To my knowledge it would have to be an imported version. I used to work at Subaru building the Outback, Legacy and Tribeca and they used Harmon Kardon and Clarion HU's and that was 6 months ago. Not sure what yr the car is that you were in.

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2010, 11:39 PM
pics of said car and deck :confused:

edzy
10-08-2010, 07:56 PM
Ive seen a few of them up fore sale in my CL ads. From what i read, you need a harness to wire it, and they are hard to find. Metro may have them.

kevinmcf
05-28-2011, 06:09 PM
Just seen this post to bring it back, "and hears the rest of the story". Subaru Outback Limited and VDC came stock with McIntosh radio (believe through clarion division but labled McIntosh). From 2000-2004, after that avail in forester. The 2000-2004 outback used a 200 what Mac, 5 ch. amplifyer under pass front seat, and also used Clarion speakers with I believe a 6x9 sub in rear trunk area. The Legacy also had same option (4 door sedan) in limited and VDC, but only had a 4 channel amp (no sub) they also had an optional 6 cd changer. All Mac units were receiver only. I have a Sube LL Bean and I want to put one of these in, I have heard that they did have a lot of issues but when working they sounded pretty good. Nice clean sound but could use a little more punch!
I would rate it in top 5 for factory sound system set ups. Better then the caddy's and Lexus, bose systems. In sound quality and had more punch then most any factory system with the 200 watt Mac amp.

smgreen20
05-28-2011, 09:22 PM
The 2010/2011 Legacy had 8" subs on the rear shelf. I believe all previous yrs had 8" subs (optional) as well.

allnpt0
02-07-2012, 04:30 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Decks/SubaruMcIntosh.jpg

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but what did this headunit come factory in?

Thanks,

Pete

wenn_du_weinst
02-07-2012, 04:36 PM
subaru...
it's not nearly as nice as the aftermarket mcintosh and cost just as much or more

allnpt0
02-07-2012, 05:52 PM
Which year and model of Subaru?

Ronny
02-07-2012, 06:07 PM
JDM models. An upgrade you could purchase on any of them.

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 06:49 PM
Japan always get the nicest ****! lol

hispls
02-07-2012, 06:56 PM
FYI, McIntosh doesn't build their own head units and hasn't in years. Last I looked at them (a few years ago) they were being made by Clarion

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
FYI, McIntosh doesn't build their own head units and hasn't in years. Last I looked at them (a few years ago) they were being made by Clarion

Yep pretty sure your right... Still amazing though...

smgreen20
02-08-2012, 11:38 AM
And that should speak volumes about Clarions quality. Which is another reason as to why I prefer Clarion over the others.

Sadly this doesn't hold true. People want the name.

The Clarion 7770 is the same exact thing as the Mcintosh ?###. The 7770 will sell for half the price. I bought my 7770 for $40 shipped about 3 years ago. One just sold on ebay a few weeks ago for $115. Maybe people are starting to realize that????


Same goes for the Clarion APA amps from the early/mid 90s.

gunz4me2
02-08-2012, 11:44 AM
The stock HU in my 2012 WRX is made by Clarion. Get this, the Subaru dealership told me that for $2,000 they could upgrade the stock HU with the NAV unit. Umm, no thanks, I'll just purchase the Alpine INA-W910 and add a PXA-H100 to it to get active crossovers.