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2016 Lincoln MKX gets new audio

2016 Lincoln MKX gets new audio

The 2016
Lincoln MKX is offering an extensive refresh of this luxury crossover for the
next model year. Alongside a solid engine, lovely interior and lots of
technology, the automaker has been working to deliver an exceptional audio
experience as well as a driving one.

Lincoln
have been working with premium audio manufacturer Harman International and
their luxury audio brand Revel to deliver such a system. The result? Two audio
options, the 13 or 19 speaker Revel Ultima system.

Just like
Revel's quality home audio systems, the Ultima will feature tweeters and
midrange speakers specially located to deliver optimal audio. So-called
"point source architecture" and "Waveguides" will ensure
the audio experience delivered by the system will be some of the best available
anywhere in a vehicle.

Revel
"Clari-Fi" is another feature of the audio system that is said to “rebuild
audio details often lost during the digital compression process.” We're
guessing this is a clever way to fill in the gaps left by compression in
formats such as MP3.

Revel has
also included "QuantumLogic Surround surround-sound" to deliver a
true home theatre experience in the car. Three programmable modes, standard
stereo, Audience and On Stage will provide different acoustic experiences.

Standard
stereo speaks for itself really but Audience has apparently been designed to
simulate being in the audience at a gig. On Stage plays with the equalizer to
simulate the effect of being on stage with the band or musicians, presumably by
separating instruments into different channels.

"Just
as every Revel home loudspeaker must outperform target competitors during
evaluations, every Revel system in Lincoln is held to the same standard and
does not get released until it reaches target performance," said Revel
development manager Kevin Voecks.

"Replicating
the Revel home-audio sound in the all-new Lincoln MKX was an incredibly
rewarding and challenging task, but one that will fully benefit the Lincoln
client."

Presumably,
as well as all this audio loveliness there will be a raft of specialist audio
matting and insulation to ensure the driver and passengers get the full benefit
of the audio system rather than passers by. Ford or Lincoln don't mention it,
but it's usually part and parcel of vehicular audio systems so a premium option
is likely to include it.

The 2016
Lincoln MKX is looking good. With two engines, beautiful interiors, lots of technology
and a stunning design, we think it's going to be a hot commodity once released.
It is going to be available in Fall 2015 in the U.S. and make its way north
shortly after.

Check out
the current MKX at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S
3N2.

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