MACH 460 & 1000 Systems

Below you will find information on the Mach 460 and 1000 sound systems.

[Mach 460 and 1000 Overview] [Head Units] [Amps] [Speakers] [Mach 460 Schematics] [Mach 460 System Breakdown]


Mach 460 and 1000 Overview

Mach 460
Since 1994 Ford has offered the Mach 460 audio system featuring  a three amplifier configuration, with a total of 460 watts, four woofers and four midrange/tweeters. This package was offered with and without the single CD player.

Mach 1000
As of 2002 Ford released an optional update to the Mach 460 sound system called the Mach 1000 Audio System. The MACH 1000 system delivers over 1000 watts peak audio power (570 watts continuous average power {CAP} at 2% Total Harmonic Distortion {THD} into 4 ohms). The main portion of the system is the same as the regular Mach 460 system. Three amplifiers, for a total of 460 watts, power four woofers and four midrange/tweeters. Additional power comes from two ten inch sealed subwoofer enclosures and four additional subwoofer amplifiers. The subwoofers have dual voice coils wired in parallel, This gives the system plenty of power and terrific bass frequency response; it can easily handle frequencies below 20 Hz.
 


 

Head Unit Section

 

MACH 460 AM/FM Stereo Cassette Player = Made by Sony

MACH 460 CD Player = Made by Sony

 

MACH 1000/CD6 6-Disc AM/FM Digital Signal Processing Radio = Made by Visteon

Mach MP3 AM/FM Digital Signal Processing Radio  = Made by Visteon


Power Amplifier Section

Mach 460:
Ford Hi/Mid-Pass Amp - 2x60w = 120w Max. 2x30w = 60w Nom.
Ford Mid/Low-Pass Amp - 2x85w = 170w Max. 2x43.5w = 85w Nom.
230w / 13v = 17.7 amps Nom. 4 Ohms at 2% THD
460w / 13v = 35.4 amps Max. 4 Ohms at 2% THD
 

Mach 1000:
Ford Hi/Mid-Pass Amp - 2x60w = 120w Max. 2x30w = 60w Nom.
Ford Mid/Low-Pass Amp - 2x85w = 170w Max. 2x43.5w = 85w Nom.
Visteon MA185 Subwoofer Amp - 2x85w = 170w Max. 2x43.5w = 85w Nom.
570w / 13v = 36.5 amps Nom. 4 Ohms at 2% THD
1140w / 13v =  73 amps Max. 4 Ohms at 2% THD
 


Front Amp Mach 460 and 1000 = Located in dash console under radio/CD player. This amp powers the front and rear high frequency (Mid/Tweeters 2.5") speakers and sends the low frequency signal via a series fader to the rear amps.


Here are a few pictures of the front amp and location.

Rear Amps MACH 460 (x2)  = Located in the trunk mounted on the sound board. One on each side of the car. The amps provide a mono bass signal to the mid/woofers. These two amps power the front and rear low frequency (Mid/Woofers 5.5"x7.5") speakers. If you own a convertible the amps are located behind the rear seat mounted to the rear wheel hump.

 
Left Amp Coupe                   Right Amp Coupe

Rear Amps Convertible

Rear Amps MACH 1000 (x6)  = The two Mid/Low amps are located in the trunk mounted on sound board on the under side of the rear deck. One on each side of the car. The amps provide a mono bass signal to the four mid/woofers. These two amps power the front and rear low frequency (Mid/Woofers 5.5"x7.5") speakers. If you own a convertible the amps are located behind the rear seat mounted to the rear wheel hump. The four Subwoofer amps are located on the MACH 1000 amp board located on the trunk floor against the rear seat. The four amps provide a mono bass signal to the dual voice coil 10" subwoofers located on each side of the trunk.

 


Mach 460 SPEAKERS

Type of body Front Speakers Rear Speakers
High Frequency Low Frequency High Frequency Low Frequency
Coupe 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5" 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5"
Convertible 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5" 2.5" 5.25"

Mach 1000 SPEAKERS

Type of body Front Speakers Rear Speakers
High/Mid Frequency Mid/Low Frequency High Frequency Low Frequency Low Frequency
Coupe 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5" 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5" 10"
Convertible 2.5" 5.5" x 7.5" 2.5" 5.25" 10"

 


Speaker Locations Mach 460

          
Front door speaker w/out panel                   Rear speaker Convertible


Rear Speaker Grill Coupe                            Rear Speakers Coupe

 


Rear Subwoofer Coupe/Convertible

 


MACH 460 TECHNICAL INFO SECTION:


Mach 460 Wiring Schematics

The following schematics are for every sound system available for in the Mustang. These files are for reference only, they are not be distributed, sold.

Download the RadioDiagrams.zip file to a temporary folder and unzip. You will need a PDF file viewer to view the diagrams once unzipped.

Sound System Wire Diagrams

 


Mach 460 System Breakdown

Head Unit/CD Player Removal

To remove the radio and/or CD player you will need to purchase or fabricate the tools needed to release the locks holding the two units in place. There are three different methods I have used.

  1. Take an old coat hanger and cut four lengths from it 4 inches long. 

  2. Take four Allen wrenches just small enough to fit in the lock holes around the two units.

  3. Ford DIN tools. (U-shaped tool for removing the factory radio)

Instructions:


Here you can see that I'm using Allen wrenches to pop the radio out. I found it easier to remove the radio with the Allen wrenches because the width of the Allen wrench is bigger than a coat hanger. If 4 Allen wrenches can't be found use coat hangers. The Allen wrenches I use are the same size as the holes I inserting them into. Too small of an Allen wrench and you will be fighting to get the units out.


High Frequency Driver Removal:

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Tweeter Pod With cover                           Tweeter Pod Without cover

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Tweeter Removed                                               Tweeter grill



Door Panel Removal:

Tools:

Instructions:

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Be very careful removing this piece. Here I show a broken lock tab on the arm rest.

Note: On the drivers side door the electric windows wire harness will need to be unplugged.

Installation is opposite removal 


Rear Speaker Sound Board Removal: (Coupe)
There are two ways to remove the sound board from your rear deck. I have supplied directions for both below.

Tools:

Instructions:
Version A:


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Version B:

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Installation is opposite removal.


Rear Speaker Removal: (Convertible)

The convertible has two speaker enclosures in the rear. One on each side of the rear seating compartment. Below are steps to removing the side panels to gain access to the enclosures.

  1. Lift up the rear seat a bit in the front. This will expose two white pins in the middle on both sides that hold the rear seat in place.

  2. Press them in and pull the seat up and out.

  3. The back top portion of the rear seat has two bolt on the bottom and a hanger on top. remove the bolts and pull the top rear seat out.

  4. The side panels are held in place by the Christmas tree pull pins, remove the pins and carefully remove each side panel.

  5. The Speaker enclosures will now be visible.