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post #11 of 71 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 09:00 PM
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F7DF-18C851-LA is definitely a JBL RCU not MACH. Sorry, this is wrong!!!

Edited: F7DF-18C851-LA is definitely MACH RCU

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F7DF-18C851-LA is definitely a JBL RCU not MACH.
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Made the correction above, thanks

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Updated.

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Here is a weird one I don't see much:

F6DF-18C851-DE

It looks exactly like a MACH / JBL but it has a small sticker on it that says "ANALOG". I pulled it from a '96 Taurus wagon along w/ the tweeters/tweeter covers. The tweeter covers say "Ford Premium Sound" in place of the "JBL" or "MACH" labels.

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Sounds like a very early 96. Interesting. Thanks for posting, I've added it

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Sounds like a very early 96. Interesting. Thanks for posting, I've added it
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I do not know what to consider it? Pre-JBL or Pre-Mach? I'll post pics in a minute

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Sounds like a very early 96. Interesting. Thanks for posting, I've added it
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I do not know what to consider it? Pre-JBL or Pre-Mach? I'll post pics in a minute
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OK, here they are:

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I was looking at one of the sales brochures from a 96 Taurus. Apparently, wagons did not have the JBL option, they instead had "Premium Sound" (I guess Ford didn't want to try installing a subwoofer in wagons). So the Premium Sound amp from a 96 wagon is essentially a MACH RCU.

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Wanted to check as I got the thinkin'. Did the newer "Mach" systems also had a separate subwoofer(s) in the back deck next to the OEM 6x8's?

I noticed that there was room for additional speakers when a recently removed the rear deck lid cover.

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Wanted to check as I got the thinkin'. Did the newer "Mach" systems also had a separate subwoofer(s) in the back deck next to the OEM 6x8's?

I noticed that there was room for additional speakers when a recently removed the rear deck lid cover.
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Nope, just the 1996 sedans with the JBL system had the subwoofer in the hole. 97-07 it sat empty.

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My 2003 SE has single CD player and 4 speakers...

I'd LOVE to upgrade to the MACH system (premium sound is ok too)....

What do I need to do to make the upgrade?? And how pricey do you think it would be?
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