ahkenaden Posted December 12, 2016 Share Posted December 12, 2016 I will preface this with the disclaimer that this is both a gripe/rant followed by a serious question... TL;DR at bottom:lol: I have a 2010 LGT premium. I hate the factory radio with a passion that is only equal to my disdain for spiders. The thing is downright stupid. It has the USB Media Hub add-on which pisses me off to no end with its inability to just remember where you left off on a USB stick of MP3's. Too much ridiculous bass output (I've never had to turn bass DOWN in a car). I came from a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0t which for a same model year car has an OEM base radio that is somehow light years ahead of Subaru's offering as everything worked as you would expect it to, including MP3 and hands-free BT. I've Googled the hell out of OEM swaps and am ready to kill myself at the sheer amount of options Subaru put in the car over its 2010-2014 life. However, I hate the way most of the aftermarket options look and want to explore the few options available on moving to a different OEM. Also, yes aftermarket sound quality superior blah blah...I don't care. I mostly use the car to commute and listen to 90% talk radio. A) Has anyone swapped in the 2012 "premium" CE model to a 2010 "premium"? B) Can anyone verify that the 2012 model CE617U1 radio (which according to SvxDC has built-in USB) will remember where you left off if you are playing MP3's via USB when the car is shut off? If I can ditch "Media Hub", awesome. C) Does the CE617U1 have built-in Bluetooth/hands-free calling? (I could not verify this anywhere) This post from SVXdc mentions having a mic-in on the aux harness and mentioned some other BT stuff on his ae64 site... TL;DR, I hate Subaru's bastard system because MP3 and want to try an oem upgrade before going to aftermarket (because cheap bastard)... Thanks for your time guys. /rant Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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