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From:sacramento, ca. usa
Registered: May 2000

posted 09-20-2000 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone have experience with the custom autosound products? i like the idea of not having to cut the stereo mount just to fit a DIN style stereo. only thing i noticed was that the magnets on the speakers look kinda thin compared to other name brands like sony, pioneer, etc. is this stuff quality goods or just re-stickered, "made in taiwan" cheap stuff? i've been considering a head unit, kick panel speakers, rear tray speakers and the rear seat driver/subwoofer set-up. thanks...



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From:miami, fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 09-20-2000 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have those kickpanel speakers in my 65 and they are terrible! You can get the kickpanel shells and put in your own speakers but they are overpriced, as are the speakers. I saw a 68 Mustang at cruise nite-the owner got a spacer ring at Best Buy and made his own KP spaker set up. It looked ok. 67's have room in that area to cut our and flush mount speakers and have perforated holes in the KP like some XR-7 Cougars had. I did that on Mellow Yellow-68


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From:Rohnert Park, CA USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 09-20-2000 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one of their head units. I hate it. Small buttons and a definitely cheap feel to it. I would run as fast as you can I think Kenwood and one other company still make shaft style head units that will fit int he stock opening. I have an 8 year old Kenwood that has been in umpteen different cars I have had and it still sounds better than the Custom autosound...

Fast, Reliable, Cheap.... Pick any TWO of these words.
68 Mustang, still in purgatory.


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From:S.F., CA
Registered: May 2000

posted 09-20-2000 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a USA-1(?) The digital one. It works fine with no problems. Going for one of the Kenwoods of JVC's they put out are not worth it. The center speaker they carry is fine also, all you have to do is put a crossover on it to kill most of the low freqs., so you don't blow it out. Get the blank kick panels from Canada Mustang and put in your own 5 1/4 or 6".
My system is made up of :
USA-01 head unit, Sony 10 disc CD changer, JBL 6x9's in the back, Rockford 5 1/4's in the back, center speakers used as a center channel, two JBL 10" subs, Soundstream and Sherwood amp. I also ran 4 gauge and 8 gauge wire including adding a cap. to save power from my battery. The sub box is custom made by myself to conserve space in the trunk and the 6x9 and 5 1/4's are mounted under the rear deck with a baffle but no holes were cut for mounting. This was I can remove everything and have the car still in good shape if I sell it. Plus if someone looks in my car they don't see anything expecpt the deck.


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From:Austin, TX USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 09-20-2000 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bought the modified JVC 88 watt reciever from Sacramento mustang. Also bought the dual pioneer 3 1/2 inch speaker plate for the standard opening in the dash. The JVC fit perfect and sounds great. I also put in pioneer 6x9 in the rear deck and a JVC changer in the trunk. No problem hearing this system at speed.

Randy Thornton
1970 302 BOSS


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From:Sioux City, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 09-20-2000 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
luckily i have 2 extra dash plates for my 71 one of them was from my 72 that i had in high school it was already cut pioneer din w/5 disk in the trunk as for the package tray 6x9's fit right in i did buy the adaptor for the center and put 2 3 1/2's up front all pioneer i do have 2 rockford 12" but i just can't make myself put them in, there is such a thing as toooo much bass (does that show my age???)


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From:S.F., CA
Registered: May 2000

posted 09-20-2000 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
brockjoe, to much bass??? Never! Actually all you have to do is mount the 12's facing in the car. This will give you all the bass inside, of course you should adjust it to your listening level. All those cars you see rattling your windows have subs mounted towards the trunk. This makes it louder for everyone to hear outside. I have mine mounted inwards, I don't want other people listening to my music!!


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