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Stereo And Subs

Im looking into getting a new stereo system and either one sub or a set. any recommendations? is the 08 mustang stereo system good enough to just add subs?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2013
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Depends on your definition of 'good enough'. The stock radio sounds good enough to me, but then again my wife tells me I need hearing aids..

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I had just one 10 in the back trunk. It did the job. However, I'm not sure if it was a bad amp or something else but it kept draining my battery so I gave it away. If you look on eBay you'll find good sub packages but just make sure you research the seller...
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013
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What system do you have now? The base one or the Shaker 500?

I replaced the speakers in my '05 since my stockers had been blown ever since I bought the car (I had the shaker 500 system). The $50 kenwoods I got on amazon sounded a lot better but nothing incredible. They did get rid of the terrible rattle from the blown stock speakers and that's all I really got them for so mission accomplished... I'll replace those with some nice components eventually but that's a ways out... but I digress.

Couple weeks after replacing the speakers I installed my new head unit and that made a night and day difference. It sounds significantly better. I wired the door subs to the subwoofer output on the head unit which lets me control the bass level and, more importantly, the crossover points. That made it so I can send just bass to the 8" woofers rather than the high frequency signals that ford sends to them stock. This means that the stock door subs hit a lot harder and sound a lot cleaner than they ever did with the stock head unit.

At the end of the day I'd definitely recommend replacing the head unit. If you have the Shaker 500 in your car already then I'd probably recommend getting a head unit and some inexpensive speakers first, then adding subs later... but then again bass isn't my priority and it might be for you so that's up to you.

As for adding subwoofers? One vs 2 is really a matter of taste. I personally will eventually be adding a single woofer so I can keep the weight down a bit and conserve the already somewhat limited trunk space. Only reason to add 2 subs is if you want more power than you can get from a single one.

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there are some other threads on here somewhere with some specific suggestions on speakers . . . . I think it is in the 2011+ talk section, the stereo system is basically the same so those same tips should also work for the 2010- cars.

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