View Full Version : mach 1000 upgrade

01-26-2004, 11:56 AM
sup' guys, i was curious if u knew anything about a factory installed mach 1000 upgrade for mach 460 equipped mustangs.
i was just curious if anyone had done that or could explain how much more ass the 1000 kicks, i would like to hear the difference from u guys.

01-26-2004, 10:31 PM
Mach 460 system includes:

230 watts of continuous average power
460 watts of peak power
Four woofers
Two subwoofer amplifiers
Four midrange/tweeters

Mach 1000

Builds on Mach 460 system
Four additional subwoofer amplifiers
Two 10" subwoofer enclosures
570 watts of continuous average power
1140 watts of peak power

The above was taken from Ford promotional literature for the Mach 1000. My Cobra still has the Mach 460 system. I did hear Team Mustangs demo Mach 1000 car at Woodward Dream Cruise and it definitely put out some serious volume without noticeable distortion. If you haven't seen it, you may want to pick up Mustang Enthusiast Magazine. It has a column called "Boom Room" that covers audio upgrades for Mustangs. In the September, 2003, issue author Rich Truesdell states that the bass is so powerful in the Mach 1000 system that it can be felt in Mustang convertibles even with the top down.

01-27-2004, 11:39 AM
wow, i had no idea it was such a difference, does anybody know how much it would be for the upgrade?

01-27-2004, 12:32 PM
here is a few sites to give you an idea...


http://www.evisteon.com/prod_serv/mobile_electronics/products/mach_1000/index.shtml (a couple of good pdf files at the bottom)


The only thing I don't like about the Mach1000 is how much space it takes up and how many amps it uses. The sound quality is decent, but not that great. The bassing capabilities are average.

01-28-2004, 01:00 PM
that's a little more expensive than i thought it would be. Thanks for the great sites, another question u guys might be able to ask, for the same price, around 1000, would u be able to buy a comparable aftermarket stereo system, or the mach 1000 a really good system for the price?

01-28-2004, 01:22 PM
yes... for the money... if you shop around and spend it wisely, you can get a better setup...

The cheapest easiest way would be a line output converter and a good 2 channel amp and a couple of subs mounted correctly. Sound quality of bass would be ok.

For excellant sound quality, do it the right way and rip everything out and replace it all. But that is expensive as hell. (new head unit, new speakers, subs, and an amp or two)

JL Audio makes a couple of amps that are 5 and 6 channel that are of great quality if you want to replace your entire amp setup. That way one amp runs everything (4 speakers and subs) instead of multiple amps...