The striking sound of Harman Kardon audio transforms any Subaru drive into an exhilarating adventure.

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The Soundtrack
To A Subaru Life

The Harman Kardon audio system in Subaru is more than the sum of its parts. For more than a decade, Harman Kardon and Subaru have been working to perfect our beautiful sound with superior components that are custom tuned to fit the unique acoustic characteristics of each vehicle, giving every passenger a listening experience filled with radiating sound. Up to 12 high-performance speakers ensure precise dynamics and excellent sound balance while the multi-channel Digital Signal Processor (DSP) amplifier with up to 576 equivalent watts impresses with transfixing clarity.

Car models



Subaru Forester

The new Subaru Forester is sportier, more spacious and more comfortable than ever before. It is built with the reassuring quality, reliability and performance that Subaru drivers have enjoyed for over fifty five years. Now in its fourth generation, the Subaru Forester has been voted 4x4 Magazine’s “4x4 of the Year 2014”. As for the entire range, Subaru chose Harman Kardon as its sound-system supplier for the Forester. Right from the beginning of the development process, Harman Kardon engineers are involved in creating a unique sound experience for Forester occupants with a perfect sound distribution for listeners in every seat.


  • 8 speakers
  • 440 Watts Amplified Power
  • DSP Technology

System overview

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14 ×80mm midrange speaker
22 ×6 x 9 inch woofer
32 ×160mm midwoofer
41 ×8-channel 440 watts DSP amplifier


Subaru Outback

The Outback is Subaru’s quintessential go-anywhere and do-anything car. Aimed at people with very active lifestyles, at families and individuals with a variety of hauling needs, this legendary all-wheel-drive off-road vehicle has been the hallmark of the Subaru lineup for years, and one of the best-selling all-wheel-drive vehicle´s in the United States.


  • 12 speakers
  • 576 Watts Amplified Power
  • GreenEdge Technology

System overview

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11 ×80mm high-efficiency wide dispersion midrange speaker
22 ×80mm midrange speaker with 16mm tweeter unity extended bandwith speaker
32 ×7 x 10 inch high-efficiency midwoofer, and 7 x 10 inch subwoofer
42 ×170mm Coaxial high-efficiency midwoofer with 25mm tweeter
51 ×8-channel high-efficiency GreenEdge amplifier
  • Subaru and Harman Kardon
    Enjoy Life, Enjoy Music

    Whether you drive an Outback or Forester, The striking sound of Harman Kardon will transport your Subaru adventure to the next level.

  • Subaru and Harman Kardon
    Enjoy Life, Enjoy Music

    The love of music and the perfect sound are important parts of these adventures, regardless of whether you’re driving your Subaru down the High Street or the High Desert. Subarus are built tough, and so are Harman Kardon sound systems. Under any circumstance, they deliver perfect, full-bodied sound to all occupants. Powerful bass and crystal-clear highs create an all-encompassing impactful sound that delivers a truly captivating listening experience.

  • Subaru and Harman Kardon
    Enjoy Life, Enjoy Music

    Subaru has an immense passion for the environment so it’s only fitting that Harman Kardon uses an environmentally friendly audio system to match. The Harman Kardon GreenEdge™ audio systems available in the Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, and Impreza combines an environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings all while maintaining the premium performance you expect from Harman Kardon.

Harman Kardon®
cutting edge technologies

At Harman Kardon, we strongly believe in first-class quality music reproduction. Music must always preserve its character and nature. Music is meant to be a full and rich emotional experience. That attitude determines how we see and use technology. For Harman Kardon, technology has one purpose and one purpose only – to serve the music!

  • GreenEdge™

    GreenEdge enables you to enjoy the sound of efficiency. Harman Kardon® GreenEdge systems combine new environmentally friendly design with dramatic energy savings – all without compromising the premium performance for which Harman Kardon products are known. The systems utilize unique amplifier and speaker technologies delivering substantial increases in component and system efficiency levels.

  • HARMAN Clari-Fi™ is a revolutionary technology that brings compressed music back to life. Clari-Fi analyzes digital audio files in real-time and corrects waveform deficiencies based on the existing audio information. Thereby it scales the amount of treatment based on the quality of the individual source signal “rebuilding” much of what was lost in the compression modus. It is easy and convenient as it works at home, on the go, in the car – with Clari-Fi it's simply sounds so much better. Once applied, Clari-Fi works automatically, no need to configure or adjust.