Harman Kardon GreenEdge in the 2015 Subaru Legacy

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2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy

We have seen some JBL GreenEdge systems in Priuses (Prii?), but the latest on the block is the 2015 Subaru Legacy which features a Harman Kardon GreenEdge branded audio system.

Now, this is not the first time that the Legacy has seen a high-end manufacturer grace its dashboard.  For those who really know their car audio history, they’ll remember a McIntosh audio system that was collaborated on by parent company Clarion at the time.  But the GreenEdge is different.  It is designed to provide an exceptional audio experience through an environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings.

The eco-friendly design of Legacy Harman Kardon GreenEdge system features:

· High-performance amplifier & speaker components designed to generate less heat

· Lightweight materials to reduce component and overall vehicle weight to increase gas mileage

· Class-H amplification technology adopted to monitor input signals & predict output voltages to significantly reduce power losses (compared to Class-AB amplification)

By leveraging HARMAN’s GreenEdge technology, Subaru is able to provide a better quality, more powerful, more compact, less weight, and more energy-efficient audio system without compromising the premium Harman Kardon performance. In fact, the speaker area in the 2015 system nearly doubled from past Legacy Harman Kardon systems. Harman also applied an acoustic lens to the center and rear door speakers to spread the sound out throughout the Legacy and effectively reach all passengers.

Stay tuned- we are going to set up a demo to see how it sounds in person.  Or if you are lucky enough to be in the Chicagoland area maybe you can convince one of the Subie reps to play the audio system for you!  Amazon Image

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  • Ken

    I purchased a new 2015 Subaru Outback with the Harman Green Edge Audio system. Simply put this audio system is the worst sounding system I have ever heard. The front dash speakers are to bright and over powering, and the the noise from the front door speakers produce nothing but garbled low frequency…I can’t even call it a woofer because it is isn’t. The car has no sound field at all, no stereo imaging and worst of all Subaru has limited the sound controls in the head unit. I have to run the system with 7/8 rear to keep the sound from blasting off of the windshield. Don’t waste your money on this sound system. It sucks!

  • Mike

    I am also disappointed with the quality of the sound in my new Outback Limited. There is just no depth to the sound, very front-end loaded and I wasn’t even sure the speakers in the front door were working, but they are. I also own a 13 year old car with a Bose sound system and it sounds much richer than the Harman Kardon. I just picked up a 2015 Outback loaner with the down level sound system with equalizer and it sounded much better to me than the one in our Outback. We love the Outback, it is our first one, but the sound really disappoints in this car.

  • One111won

    Disagree with the below posts. I have the limited 2015 legacy and I love the system. I’m very impressed with the overall sound of the system. My only upset is not having an eq. I listen to a wide range of music from Blues to club/dancehall to black metal in my car, and I have yet to be unsatisfied with the output levels to sound quality. If I could even compare it to the 1500$ Yamaha s115v club loud speakers i own, I’d say the system sounds just as good/ joking. You get what you pay for. Just remember, this is a Subie, not a 80k caddy. Cheers.

  • Jay

    Absolutely the worst sounding stereo system. Have had great systems since 1987. We as owners need to class action lawsuit Subaru for this overpriced falsely advertised system. No equalizer as advertised no speed sound adjustment as advertised. Bass actually hurts my ears. Then throw in the windnoise Subaru cannot figure out how to fix, loudest car I have ever owned.