Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
September 1, 2005

Horse Sense:
While the Scosche sub will work with all three of the new Mustang’s audio systems (base, Shaker 500, and Shaker 1000), the audio mavens at Scosche tell us the Shaker 500 is the best candidate since the system already has subs in the doors. Scosche’s system fills in the bass and adds a nice rear stage to the bass coming from the front of the passenger compartment. They may be fine as high-end systems for the normal driver, but we're guessing our readers need more We scored Mike Zamboni's sweet '05 GT from the guys at BMR Fabrication where the GT was undergoing the installation of BMR's new '05 parts and a rearend rebuild Well, if you are the lucky owner of an '05 Mustang, you easily can upgrade your audio system with a direct-fit subwoofer from Scosche Industries

Name a car manufacturer, any one of them, and they've got a high-end audio option. Some are name brand systems from Sony, Pioneer, and so forth, while other companies use cool sounding names like Premium Sound, Monsoon, and so on. Call it what you want, but most of these systems are still limited in some respect. They may be fine as high-end systems for the normal driver, but we're guessing our readers need more. More power, cleaner sound, and deeper bass. Well, if you are the lucky owner of an '05 Mustang, you can easily upgrade your audio system with a direct-fit subwoofer from Scosche Industries.

Scosche's new subwoofer enclosure first caught our eye at the '04 SEMA show when our jaws dropped at the sight of its '05 Mustang on display with this sub enclosure and its line of EFX amps and Scosche installation kits and wiring harnesses hooking up everything. The enclosure (PN FDMUS05; $250) comes with a 12-inch EFX sub preinstalled with a power capacity of 600 watts and is designed to extend the low-frequency response of the factory system, though the sub will work with any aftermarket head unit or amp. The sub enclosure is designed for the coupe body-style and comes covered in matching trunk carpet for an OE fit and look. We also dropped an EFX HD3001 800-watt mono amp into the fray ($249) to drive the sub (and the neighbors) crazy.

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We scored Mike Zamboni's sweet '05 GT from the guys at BMR Fabrication where the GT was undergoing the installation of BMR's new '05 parts and a rearend rebuild. His GT sports the Shaker 500 system and Mike wanted a bit more bass, so we decided to help the guy out with this installation. Check it out and if you have an '05 and want a little more out of your system, we suggest you give a Scosche dealer a call.

Don't Cut The Red Wire!
When it comes to wiring your amplifier or other audio upgrades, it's important to know which wire does what so you don't short out anything. Scosche provided us with a color chart for the '05 Mustang so that we could easily tap into the correct wires.

+12V Constant Light Green/Purple
+12V Accessory Switch Gray/Yellow
-12V Chassis Ground Black
+12V Illumination N/A
+12V Dimmer N/A
*Amp Remote Dark Green/Purple
LF Speaker + Orange/Light Green
LF Speaker - Light Blue/White
RF Speaker + White/Light Green
RF Speaker - Dark Green/Orange
*LR Speaker + Gray/Light Blue
*LR Speaker - Tan/Yellow
*RR Speaker + Orange/Red
*RR Speaker - Brown/Pink
*Connections we used

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