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Old 09-27-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Mach 460 question

A bit of history first.. About a year ago I noticed a problem with my Mach 460 system... It seemed like the system had lost it's punch. Not much base and siunded awful (It's debateable if it ever sounded "good" )

So I did some searching and found a few threads suggesting that it was the head unit. So I replaced it with a unit and harness adapter I bought from crutchfield. Everything seems to be hooked up properly. It still sounds about as bad as it did whit the OEM head unit.

The front speakers/Tweeters sound just fine. However the rear don't. There is sound coming out but it does not seem like it's bening processed by the amps. Is that possible? Also when all was working well I distinctly remember that when I would first turn the car on, the radio would come on, then a second or 2 later the amps would kick in. That no longer happens. Could the amps be bad???
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probally amps can burn up or the speaker could be bad
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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sounds like the amps
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Re: Mach 460 question

I completely removed the Mach 460 setup in my 2000 GT -- it wasn't horrendously bad but there are reasons why you might consider it -- here are mine:

1) The Mach 460 sound system isn't bad, but it's seriously non-standard -- if you want to swap the speakers or amps, for example, you really can't do it - it's a 3 ohm system (Lord, I have no idea why this is, but it is).

2) I have a 2000 convertible, and it's sat outside on multiple occasions (top up, but still) and over time the back amplifiers got ruined. They sounded bad but even worse -- they were slowly draining my battery at a high rate. If my car sat for over 2-3 days it would be dead. The drain was just slow enough that when I took the car to a mechanic he claimed (wrongly) that it was draining at an acceptable rate.

3) The stock Mach head unit for the 96-04 Mustangs is still fairly pedestrian -- I simply wanted something more current.

I tore out the entire thing, put in JBL speakers with cross-overs and mounted the stuff in the stock locations. The head unit I had makes decent power (it's a Sony head unit with built in amps). I still have to add a sub but the stock sound is much improved and now I can upgrade piecemeal wherever / whenever I want.

Stuff to consider. You might find decent replacement parts for your stock Mach unit in various places but for the reasons above I decided to simply go with a clean slate.

Hope this helps!
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When hooking up the adaptor from crutchfeild there is a blue amp turn on lead, there should be two wires going into that, i had only did one at first and it was only the front speakers had power, then i hooked both up and it sounded amazing.
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