JBL in SHO's

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Electronics & Audio' started by 362104, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. 362104

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    What did Ford & JBL do to make it "supposedly" some sort of upgrade system? Is that a Subwoofer or something in the trunk related to the sound system?

    Thanks :laugh_ti:
     
  2. CerberuS

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    Premium sound = 4 speakers , small amp + casette (some had cds but rare)
    JBL = 4 speakers jbl , a 6.5 inch sub , 2 amps, CD.
     
  3. shoteen95

    shoteen95 isn't a teen :D

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    The JBL system didn't necessarily mean you got a CD player though.
     
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    I am rollin' with a non-working tape deck with the JBL. It's all radio for me:lol:
     
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    like you'd be using the tape deck...
     
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    Ouch, time to invest in a new CD/MP3 headunit. I've had two, and I absolutely love it just because I burn a crapload of MP3's to a CD-RW, and add more as I see fit.
     
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    Jbl System for Taurus, Sable

    :thumb: I too had the same problem a non-working tape deck and CD player! I was missing all amps and harnesses too! Then I went to a u pull salvage yard and removed all components from a Loaded Taurus LX. It had everything in the interior of a decked out SHO! Full leather, sunroof, JBL system with CD, which is now in my 1992 sho! All works Great! Look for decked out Mercury Sables too!

    They are out there if you look hard enough!! Good luck if you want to stay with stock systems for originality. You can always opt for aftermarket sound systems, as many do.
     
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    If you're looking for an upgrade just go aftermarket. Changing the HU makes the speakers put out more bass then adding a factory JBL sub. :nut:
     
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    I would be using the tape deck, I have 500+ tapes. I was a punk hangin' at the mall in the 80's.:laugh_ti:
     
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    In the 1st gens there were 2 6x9 "subs" rather than the single 6.5 sub. Also the door speakers in all JBL equiped cars are actually 2 way speakers. That was rare from the factory in '89...
     
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    OK....ive been wondering about this. It looks to me like i have 2 amps on the back of my seat, but im pretty sure there is no sub woofer. There are extra wires hanging tho and they look like the ones that plug into my 6x9s.All of my speakers work and there are extra wires. Where did the sub mount?? My car is a 91 with the JBL system
     
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    The answer is one post above yours.

    I took em out and put them in my wife's car for a bit. They are marked "woofer" but they work decently for mid and low ranges. I want to put the stock system back together on my car, just replace the back speakers and depending on if the stock amps can't drive my Rallys then I might replace those.

    Does anyone know the specs on the amps and the head unit for the JBLs in the Gen 1?
     
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    I have a 92 with the JBL audio - the CD works but the tape deck doesn't. I really want the tape deck to work. The problem is when I put in a tape it doesn't get all the way in/isn't received properly - has anyone had that issue and fixed it? I think finding an original JBL tape deck is going to be hard, but I am on the hunt. I don't want to pay a ton for it as I just drive the car for fun, but the first cassette single I bought was in 1992 and I still have it, so wouldn't it be fitting to play in the car. Plus the car has the cassette tape holder storage built in which is awesome. Thanks everyone.
     
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    I got my CD player from Dan Barbush (SV&HOdan), and he seemed to have a selection of them to choose from. Most of all, he seemed to know what harnesses to look for and what issues there could be. I think it requires the premium sound radio, but I sense you have that already.
     
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    I will chime in. Premium sound is a four channel amp, 20 watts per channel amplification. Speakers are similar or identical to regular base systems. JBL had same head unit, but a total of 145 watts of amplification. 15 watts per channel for the main speakers, and a single 85 watt sub amp. The also have electronic limiting to prevent clipping, as well as cross over networks to direct the frequencies to the proper speakers. Speakers where polypropylene supposedly, and are two way in the front tweeters inside the mid range. 1st gen cars have two 6x9 woofers under the rear deck, under the main rear channel speakers. 2nd gen went to a subwoofer in a box. The idea was for maximum sound fidelity, not sound pressure or decibels Having both 1st and 2nd gen, the 1st sounds punchier with less electronic limiting to me, 2nd gen has much more limiting going on. Decks were made by sony, not sure about the amps. Not bad for a factory system in the time they where new. Could come with cassette deck, or a cassette and slave disc player, which if you get a patch cable can be added to a non cd car, you can also remove the cd player if you add a jumper to the deck in place of cable.1st and 2nd run different signal levels for remote amp turn on, so using a new deck in an older car doesn't work if I recall correctly. I went through that trying to add a new style 2nd gen stereo to an older 1st gen style system. I've done the probe eq mod, both daisy chaining with both the cassette deck and slave cd player, as well as using it with the single disc radio deck. Spent way too much time making these work, but usually the weak point is the decks on 1st gen cars. Bad components inside, but know a re builder.
     
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    Just bought another Gen2 SHO with JBL and subwoofer. Can I remove the subwoofer so my rear strut brace will fit? Sorry for the slight thread hijack
     
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    Wow, that is way out in left field, even for this ten year old thread necromancy!

    Are you asking if you can remove the subwoofer so that the strut brace might fit? Or are you asking if removing the subwoofer to make the strut brace fit will screw up your stereo?
     
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    Just asking whether removing the subwoofer creates any issues with the JBL sound system. Thread seemed like the most appropriate one (most detailed regarding adding JBL), was showing on the lead page, and had activity as recently as October of this year. I did run a search on "subwoofer" prior to posting . . .
     
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    will work with out, but sound different, no bass.
     
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    Thanks for the reply - I wonder if shallow subwoofer speakers exist
     

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