About the Kicker VSS™ PowerStage System
Transform your Mustang's factory sound system
Transform your Mustang's factory sound system
You've got a great set of wheels, but something's missing: the sound of the "premium" factory radio leaves a lot to be desired. Low power, less-then-ideal speaker placement, and dialed-back bass all contribute to the unhappy situation. This VSS Powerstage system upgrade by Kicker will transform your Mustang's stock radio and speakers into a high-fidelity sound system capable of giving you full, accurate, and richly-textured musical pleasure. And it does it without changing the look of your Mustang's interior or dash.
It plugs into your factory wiring with no cutting
Big sound in a small package.
The heart of the system is the Powerstage processor/amp module that plugs in between your car's stock receiver and speakers with the help of a Mustang-specific wiring harness. Kicker's technicians measured the acoustics of the Mustang's interior, then developed a program to get the strongest and cleanest audio performance possible from the stock speakers. The Powerstage module breathes new life into your vehicle's factory system, automatically correcting for the limitations of the factory speakers, then adding plenty of power so the speakers can sound their best.
Of course, there's a subwoofer with it
It wouldn't be a sonic upgrade without a subwoofer to bring bass magic to the mix. Kicker includes a custom-fit, powered subwoofer that mounts in the trunk, neatly tucked into a recess on the right side. A 200-watt amplifier provides the power you need to feel the bass from the 10" sub in the front seat. With either system, you'll be blown away by the improvement in the quality and power of your bass.
Do it yourself and save
This VSS upgrade package comes with all the hardware and brackets you'll need, and all the wiring is pre-cut and terminated to help make the installation easier. Step-by-step, illustrated instructions make this sonic upgrade a fun and rewarding project.
Shaker Pro System Installation Note: If you're installing this package in a Mustang with the Shaker Pro system, you'll have to remove the factory subs. You'll see the trunk's bare floor when the subs are removed, so you'll need to purchase a new trunk liner when replacing the Shaker Pro subs.
Important Note: This upgrade package will only work with the 2013 hardtop Mustang with the premium Shaker or Shaker Pro audio systems. It will not work in the convertible, or in a Mustang coupe with the factory navigation radio or the basic sound system.
- audio upgrade system
- fits 2013 Ford Mustang coupe with Shaker or Shaker Pro systems
- package includes:
- digital signal processor with built-in 4-channel amplifier
- processor features pre-set high-pass filters, EQs, and speaker time alignment
- amplifier: 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
- vehicle-specific harness connects processor to factory stereo
- VSS Substage SMUS05 custom-fit powered subwoofer
- molded plastic enclosure fits in trunk
- 10" square subwoofer
- 200 watts RMS sub amp
- all power and signal wiring pre-cut and terminated, ready for installation
- custom-engineered processor/amp mounting bracket
- illustrated installation and setup instructions
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # PMUSP13
Kicker VSS™ PowerStage System reviews
I installed this system in my 2013 Mustang GT. The picture on the site for the Kicker VSS PowerStage PMUSP13 system was a little misleading. There is a amp attached to the rear of the subwoofer and also another included you will install behind the glove box. I have the Shaker Sound System without the factory rear sub. If your picky and are not interested in scratching up your interior while removing interior panels or the rear seat cushion plan on about 3.5 hours if this is your first install. The instructions said to attach the power wires to the lug on the main junction box under the hood. If you do this the lid will not close without modification. I used the post on the positive battery cable instead. I ran the amp harness from the factory amp along the bottom of the panel where the drivers knees are through the center console location shown in the instructions. Just take your time and follow the directions. Very pleased with the sound of this system.
Pros: Premade Harnesses Well thought out
Cons: Pictures on instructions could be a little bigger and updated junction box photo for 2013 Mustang.
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