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Old 06-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #36
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

Now that's a great reply! Instruction,instruction! Thanks Bro!
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #37
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I feel same way really. Bunch buddies want me to add system of some kind for car shows. But that's extra weight when racing. Hell my neighbor owns a custom audio place said they do all work free if I wanted to do a system. I passed.
Free install... I'd opt for a removable sub/amp setup if the install work was free. I've got several subs and amps in the basement from previous systems. Can't part with the money for a good install job. Getting old and see the money better spent elsewhere. Like a tune or tires.
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I have the shaker pro in my '13. I like it alot. It will make your ears ring.
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I like my shaker 500 system but I agree the speakers are weak. I just put in Kenwood 6 x 8 3 ways that are 80w rms and 240w peak. They are a nice improvement. The stock fronts were only 40w rms and 25w rms in the rear. I kept the stock subs. I am satisfied for now. I definitely don't want to go aftermarket for the tuner. I like the looks of the stock dash.
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I like my shaker 500 system but I agree the speakers are weak. I just put in Kenwood 6 x 8 3 ways that are 80w rms and 240w peak. They are a nice improvement. The stock fronts were only 40w rms and 25w rms in the rear. I kept the stock subs. I am satisfied for now. I definitely don't want to go aftermarket for the tuner. I like the looks of the stock dash.
I just can't justify adding more weight, and most aftermarket speakers have huge magnets. It would be nice if they could find a way to make lightweight speakers that sound good too.
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I just can't justify adding more weight, and most aftermarket speakers have huge magnets. It would be nice if they could find a way to make lightweight speakers that sound good too.
If you (Which I do not) have a detailed knowledge of wattage, ohms etc. You can get low powered speakers to sound amazing. I have this guy at my job who knows sound like a ****ing nerd.

His car sounds amazing for stock size speakers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #42
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It's not that much more in weight. Probably less than 2 lbs. big deal.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #43
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Of you replace your door speakers and speakers in the trunk with after market ones and a amp it's maybe 10 lbs difference if that. Better than getting a full boxed sub weight 30 or so lbs
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I enjoy the shaker 500. But after a year and a half the passenger side door speaker became scratchy. So I replaced them with some kicker speakers. Sounds real good now
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

My 2011 GT Premium has the Shaker system. It was pretty anemic, particularly with the windows open, my LT headers, off road x-pipe and JPC mufflers really made it work to be heard. I replaced the 4 5x7's with Polk Audio speakers and added an Infinity BassLink powered sub in the trunk. I am very pleased with the results.
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They were 6 x 8s actually. The kenwood 6 x 8s I put in were a direct bolt in. They say custom for ford and mazda on the box. Match the plastic door mount perfectly.
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

you could be right about them being 6x8's, not sure. I know that according to Crutchfield both 6X8's and 5X7's are direct bolt ins and the Polk Audio's that I put in are 5X7's.
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

Gotta tell you, the Infinity BassLink adds a lot of bottom end without being "ghetto". It fits in the trunk beautifully too.I have had one of these in my Vette for years,so I knew it would be perfect for the Mustang.
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Gotta tell you, the Infinity BassLink adds a lot of bottom end without being "ghetto". It fits in the trunk beautifully too.I have had one of these in my Vette for years,so I knew it would be perfect for the Mustang.
how much do they run?
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

I got it for $200 from Crutchfield
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Where did you tap into to drive it? Does it have it's own amp?
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

Tap into 12v switched. It has a built in 200 watt amp that powers the 10" sub
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I meant where do you tap into for the sub output signal?
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

I actually had it installed, but there must be sub outputs on the factory system because i saw the RCA tipped cables he used
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Ok. Thanks. I'll do some poking around.
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I believe they tap a speaker signal to feed the amp... That sub has a built in crossover so even tho your giving it a speaker signal it actually removes the highs and provides the sub with low frequency input... It a great unit and it looks good in ur trunk
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Yep, you are correct. I poked around in my trunk yesterday and the BassLink is connected to speaker level leads- my bad. Still sounds great though,
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It souunds OK to me but all I listen to is the old 50's/60's music on AM Radio. That Music sounds perfect on any radio.
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That Sub looks like the 1,000. I blasted some Dave Matthews the other on my 500 my ears are still ringing.
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I find it to be pretty lacking as someone who knows what good speakers are supposed to sound like. The tweeters and subwoofers are clearly underpowered, and there is no HPF on the mids which makes them sound muddy when you add enough bass adjustment to accurately reproduce the full sound spectrum.

That said, I don't really care. It's turned off most of the time and I would rather Ford spend time making meaningful improvements to the car such as adding a good flappy paddle gearbox and/or a manual transmission that's not made of glass. It's so absurdly cheap/easy to upgrade the stereo to suit your needs that I don't think Ford should worry about it. This is a $30k Mustang, not a $70k BMW/Mercedes/Audi. Not even getting into what a waste of space/weight the amps and heavy speakers are....


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Salsiccia his own, Some folks love a great sounding audio system too. Just MHO!!!
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Salsiccia his own, Some folks love a great sounding audio system too. Just MHO!!!
I love a great sounding audio system, just not in a mustang. It's also very difficult to get a "great" audio system in a car by my standards. Too much noise from the road/engine/other cars, not to mention the fact that the power in a car is anything but clean.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:34 AM   #62
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Re: Who likes there Shaker 500 ?

My Mustang is not a "dragster", just a really fun Street machine, so the extra weight generated by a 10" sub and better quality speakers is a non-issue. In addition when I am making long highway cruises, like my trip from home in Milwaukee to Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach this July, I will be darn glad that I have "tweaked" the audio system in my car.
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My Mustang is not a "dragster", just a really fun Street machine, so the extra weight generated by a 10" sub and better quality speakers is a non-issue. In addition when I am making long highway cruises, like my trip from home in Milwaukee to Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach this July, I will be darn glad that I have "tweaked" the audio system in my car.
My car is not a dragster either ... not sure what makes you think that. There are more reasons than drag racing that people would want to reduce the weight of their car.

I could see if you took a lot of long road trips, but I'd still rather have a good friend to keep me company than a bunch of heavy stereo equipment that is reducing my acceleration, handling, and btw fuel economy too.
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Wasn't actually referring to you or your car, but whatever...
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Wasn't actually referring to you or your car, but whatever...
Seemed like you were, since your post immediately followed mine and had direct counter-points to what I just said.
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Here we go again...

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My shaker 500 is pretty nice. Love the Bluetooth!!!!
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That aftermarket heavy bass get tiring i know... I had a jeep wrangler with 2 10" JLaudio w6s and a JL 1000/1 powering them with all my mids and highs amped and it sound incredible but after hearing the new stock sound systems that come in new cars you really apreciate them.. You really dont need to upgrade. Ive heard my moms benz it has a harmon karson 9 speaker stereo and it blows away a lot of after market setups.... Extremely clear mids and hi's and great amount of bass. Personally i grew out of that faze and i really just enjoy the exhaust.... Now thats music to my ears and i think a few of you will agree
bennettstang, you don't know my credentials but I can insure you it takes 13 cubic feet to create an accurate bass wave, is their a vehicle with those internal demotions? All you will get boom, if you like that power to you!
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bennettstang, you don't know my credentials but I can insure you it takes 13 cubic feet to create an accurate bass wave, is their a vehicle with those internal demotions? All you will get boom, if you like that power to you!
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I really like the sound in my Shaker 500. "BUT"I do think a nice set of Magnaflow or Borla Exhaust would sound better but that will come later.

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I added a ported JLAudio 10" sub to my car - tapped into one of the rear speakers for the input to the amp. I've screwed with the settings many times over on my amp and cannot get it right. This same amp/sub was in my Camaro and worked perfectly. My theory at this point is the shaker takes bass out at a certain point, and it's dialing back the input to my amp and I cannot get my sub to kick in when I want it to.... grrr
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