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Old 05-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hooking up a sub to the mach 460

I have the mach 460 sound system in my 94 gt and i want to hook up my bazooka sub to it but before i do it will it work? Ive heard its not easy.

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My one and only recommendation for the Mach system is to delete/bypass the whole thing and run a good aftermarket HU to good aftermarket speakers and a good aftermarket amp/amps. I've avoided buying SN95s with the Mach system for years.

I know it is possible, google will likely know. Might be more trouble than its worth.
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I have a aftermarket headunit already but you dont think i can just wire the sub in with all the stock speakers? The sub has a built in amp already.

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I have a aftermarket headunit already but you dont think i can just wire the sub in with all the stock speakers? The sub has a built in amp already.

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Theres two ways to do it, you can either use the RCA's on the back of the head unit to send siganal to the amp or buy a line output converter off amazon for 5 bucks and splice the signal from the factory subs in the back luggage tray of its a coupe or rear sail pannels if a convertible. I used. The line output converter and it works great but I recently installed a Sony Bluetooth head unit and it sounds even better. Scottys right the mach 460 is a nightmare to deal with but I ended up leaveing mine alone because it sounds good and I figured out ways around it. Also I was only able to fit a 10" box in my trunk and it was impossible to squeeze it in there lol

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My one and only recommendation for the Mach system is to delete/bypass the whole thing and run a good aftermarket HU to good aftermarket speakers and a good aftermarket amp/amps. I've avoided buying SN95s with the Mach system for years.

I know it is possible, google will likely know. Might be more trouble than its worth.
I second this. Even with an aftermarket HU your stock speakers are going to suck if you don't bypass your amps. I like the mach system cause of how the tweeters on the door look.
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You can just find a set of Mach tweeters and gut them/put in actual good set of tweeters. Or just get a set of surface mounted tweeters and put them in the non-mach triangle plates.

Like I said, the Mach system is garbage. It was great for a 1994 factory stereo. A set of budget Pioneer 6x8s and a decent aftermarket HU powering them (any stock amps bypassed) is going to sound light years better than a Mach 460 and I say this from experience. I wasn't even very impressed with my roommate's Mach 1000 in his 2004 and that was when it was literally 10 miles old the first time I heard it.
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Thanks. I think im gonna try and use the rca's on the back for now.

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