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All Factory Ford stereo Concerns

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by JRicky, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. JRicky

    JRicky New Member

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    I'm kind of self-taught when it comes to stereo installs...but hey the colored wires sure help.

    When it comes to a Mach 460 system, the factory 6 disc changer is pretty appealing to keep, not to mention how much of a pain it is to replace the factory head unit on those anyway..
    here's the link for adding just a little more to your 460 system in way of an additional subwoofer (or two)
    http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/despeeds1.htm

    For anyone with a Mach 1000 system...I don't wanna hear it...I wish my car had come factory with something like that. so no whining.

    Anyway, any comments/questions/concerns with a factory setup...keep it here
     
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    My car came with the Mach mp3 stereo, now I have heard of the Mach 460, but not the Mach 1000 what years did they put that in the mustang? Or was it just a different option?
     
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    im actually WAY more impressed with the stock mustang sound system than the one in my truck. its and older kenwood excelon head unit, kenwood 4x7 dash, and rockford power punch 6.5's in the doors. i think the stock mustang is 5x8 or something all around. its louder and much clearer than my $700 **** system.
     
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    i work at best buy in the car stereo shop i recently put in a indash dvd player in my 01 mustang had no problems the info i have available through work really makes it easy and you get a much better sound through the subs if you use an aftermarket deck.
     
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    cool...I'm sure someone around here could use your help...aaaand you probly know a lot more about them than I do
     
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    I have the Mach 460 in my 02 Mustang, and I have to say I am impressed with the sound quality. I have a competition level system (Pioneer MX900 head unit, Rockford Fosgate amps and Bose speakers and sub) which I had in my Dodge Dakota truck. To me the Mach 460 sounds just as good if not better than the custom system.
     
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    Can someone help me? I tried installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 mustang coupe with Mach audio. At the end I got the horrible popping sound. How do I avoid that?
     
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    I know the question above was asked in 2013 but I'll answer it in case somebody else needs to know: you need to get a 12v-5v step down converter for your remote power-on lead. Aftermarket head unit is going to put out 12v on that (blue) trigger wire and the Mach amps want a 5v signal. A 12v-5v converter is dirt cheap, at its simplest it's literally one transistor. I found a potted (that means, mounted and waterproofed in an epoxy case) regulator on Amazon for less than $5 and used a three pin computer fan pigtail to wire it in place, just needed the blue wire from my stereo, a ground connection and the blue wire from the stereo interface harness that plugs into the car.