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New high end audio for 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

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New high end audio for 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

 

Ford have unveiled how they and Sony are adding premium
audio to the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum. Sony have a track record of
delivering solid auto audio experiences and they are set to raise their game
significantly with this new system.

The new system will adorn the top Platinum spec Ford
Explorer and will include two brand new technologies. Live Acoustics is said to
give the impression of live performances from concert halls around the world.
Clear Phase changes the dynamics of the sound to make it seem as though it's
coming from a space larger than the interior of an SUV.

Sony sent their own orchestra to venues around the world and
recorded pieces in each to build the sound for Live Acoustics. They then
devised an algorithm to replicate that from audio played from their system. Clear
Phase apparently reduces the dispersion of sound and focuses it more around the
passengers. The result of these is said to be some of the best audio possible
in a vehicle.

"This technology was previously available only in our
high-end home audio systems - we've now applied the algorithm of Live Acoustics
to Ford Explorer Platinum's audio system to transform the listening experience
to be among the finest in the world," said Sony lead audio engineer Giro
Shiraishi.

Coupled with some impressive audio hardware within the 2016
Ford Explorer, the experience is said to be best in class. We'll have to wait a
few months until we get to try it though.

2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Ford Explorer has seen a lot of upgrades for the
model year, including the new Platinum trim mentioned above. It also gets a new
look, cabin upgrades, new safety features, new suspension and a new engine
option.

There are now three engines available for the Explorer, a
3.5-litre V6 that delivers 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, a 2.3-litre turbo
four capable of 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque and a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6
that puts out 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Automatic transmissions send
power to the rear or all wheels.

That new Platinum trim provides 20 inch alloy wheels, power
everything, auto lighting, auto wipers, auto parking, lane departure warning,
cross traffic alerts, massaging front seats, dual panel sunroof, adaptive
cruise control, leather upholstery, the premium Sony audio system so a whole
lot more.

Check out the 2016 Ford Explorer at Northway Ford Lincoln,
388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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