I have an MCA 2014 with the premium/Shaker sound system. As I understand it, this stereo has a built in amplifier hence the name Shaker. I have to say that while it is plenty loud, and has plenty of bass, it/the speakers are really lacking the highs. I can barely hear the highs and my last car (chevy) had a much better factory sound system so I know it's not a hearing loss issue.
has anyone upgraded their speakers that has a 2011-2014 stang? There are plenty of youtube videos showing speaker upgrades, but none I can find that say they did it to a Shaker stereo. This makes me think that aftermarket speakers may not play nice with this stereo?
Post by Phil Gibson on Mar 5, 2017 18:03:42 GMT -5
I've dug around some on this myself and virtually all the info out there is for either the base V6 or the GT Premium systems. I haven't run into anyone that has info on the V6 Premium setup.
I don't know if the GT base and the V6 Premium are the same setup or not. That might give an angle to look into.
Unless there is no way to remove the speakers from the housings without ruining the housings, you should be able to replace the speakers with anything that matches the specs, but I just don't see any real info with our trim level. If I find anything, I will let you know though!
Post by thunderfoot1992 on Mar 6, 2017 9:08:04 GMT -5
I had the same experience with the factory speakers, not up to my specs. I replaced mine with Kenwood speakers and what a difference. Mids and highs are much clearer and they were a direct fit. My previous Mustang I went with Polk Audio speakers. Check out Crutchfield for any info you would need on car audio.
Post by Phil Gibson on Mar 6, 2017 15:29:28 GMT -5
I finally found some links with some info on replacing the speakers. The door speakers in the Premium systems seem to need adapters from an older model (like a 2010) and then it looks like you can use any 5x7 or 6x8 speakers you want.
Here are the threads I was able to find with the info: