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I've heard good feedback from owners of PowerAcoustik head units from the shop I usually buy my stuff from. They said that they haven't had any customer complaints about their HU's.

I haven't tried any myself, but I have had a complete PowerAcoustik stereo in another vehicle (well, speakers, subs, amps, caps, wiring anyways), and had nothing but good things to say about their products. Might get a complete PowerAcoustik system in the Escape too if I don't go with Infinity or JBL.

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That a neat-looking head unit! The buttons seems well laid-out. Anyway, I want to say that the connector you linked to is the one for the stereo without the sub. At least, that's what my connector looks like. You could try Crutchfield and enter your vehicle (it'll ask you if you have the Mach system) and see if they have the right harness.
 

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I found the wiring harness at a small electronics shop, I went to or called 10 places before I actually found the right one.
But I got it all wired and tested and everything works, I just need to rent a dremel and cut the dash a little bit tomorrow and Itll be done.

I used to run 2 12" subs and amps and headunit all from power acoustik and in my opinion its one of the best brands.
 

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Yeah, PowerAcoustik makes really cheaply priced, but well designed/made products. They are affordable, sound nice, look nice, and take an honest-2-goodness beating too. In my Focus I had a pair of BL10 10" subs, a LT620 amplifier, 1.5 Farad Cap, 8 Guage wire harness kit, PR 573 6x8's front and rear, and it sounded awesome.
 

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Turned out to be a bigger pain then I thought It would be.
-couldn't find the wiring harness, Had to go to 10 places before I found one.
-Bought a Dremel to trim the dash, But it was broken when I got it, threw it on the floor and it worked, used it, threw it on the floor again so it wouldn't work and returned it. :yes:
BUT Finally got my new headunit in. :yahoo:

And My amp.

And My Sub.

Still got the factory speakers but they sound just fine so Im gunna leave em in till I blow em. :lol:
 

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Looks real good, Cody ! :thumb:

cody_aubin said:
-Bought a Dremel to trim the dash, But it was broken when I got it, threw it on the floor and it worked, used it, threw it on the floor again so it wouldn't work and returned it. :yes:
:lol:
 

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whats the model number of the hu?
 

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andjayik said:
whats the model number of the hu?
Its a Power Acoustik PTID-5800
Its a good radio, There's 2 things I dont like about it though, 1. Ipod controls are not very good, it doesnt allow to select playlists/artists/songs it just skips around the playlist its on when pluged in so I gotta constantly dig my Ipod out of the Glovebox. Or use the RCA-3.5mm cord that you can see in the picture of the radio. 2. Its really bright, even on it's lowest setting it lights up the whole car, very annoying when I drive 6 hours up to Minneapolis in the dark every month or so.
 

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does it have usb?
 

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To plug in a normal usb stick u gotta get a mini usb to usb adapter or something? (Hey are going for like 200$ on ebay!
 

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yea, I just made an adapter out of a female usb and mini usb cord I had laying around.
otherwise Ive seen em at wallmart for $5.
I got mine for $140, the friend I got it from paid $380 for it, then totaled the car it was in and it didnt fit in his new one.
 

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So it sounds good? No problem hook up a anp to it, can a gps badded to it , bluetooth and sirius sat radio?
 

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It doesnt have GPS, or Bluetooth, or sirius, and I dont know if it can be added. It has 2 sub outputs, RCA outputs for all channels, A/V input and output, Rear camera input, disc changer input, Ipod input, and tv tuner input
 
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