2015 Ford Mustang Gets Three Audio Systems, Six Speakers as Standard

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In the last few weeks, the Blue Oval started to tease features of the 2015 Ford Mustang bit by bit. This time around, we can tell you what sort of audio configurations can be ticked off the options list.
It's common sense that the real entertaining while driving such a car comes from what's under the long, sculpted bonnet. Customers can choose between an entry-level V6, the mid-range turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost and the pick of the bunch - a 5-liter V8 rated 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm).

But there are moments when the sound of the engine just doesn't reflect your mood. What do you do then? Well, you turn on the stereo and play your favorite radio station or MP3, singing your way to work or back home. The 2015 Ford Mustang boasts with a six-speaker standard audio system with tweeters mounted in the A-pillars, providing a more direct aural experience to the driver and front passenger.

The baseline configuration employs 6.5-inch door speakers that don’t need as much travel to produce comparable audio volume, with higher-fidelity mid-range and bass sound. A pair of 6.5-inch round full-range speakers are mounted in the fastback's rear package tray or in the quarter panels of the convertible. “With a fundamentally quieter baseline to work from, we had a better acoustic environment to tune the audio systems in the new car,” said Joe Kafati, multimedia systems supervisor.

Step up to the premium nine-speaker system and you get a front center speaker mounted in the top of the instrument panel for improved vocal and speech clarity, as well as an 8+1 channel amplifier. The nine-speaker system adds a second speaker to each door, separating the low and mid-range frequencies for improved fidelity. These speakers use powerful neodymium magnet speakers that help reduce weight while improving overall sensitivity and sound reproduction.

Stepping up to the top-end Shaker Pro system that is available on the Mustang EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium brings 12 polymer cone speakers, with a pair of coaxial woofers in the rear, plus a trunk-mounted subwoofer for maximum bass response. The subwoofer has been repackaged to fit into the rear corner of the trunk, leaving more space for cargo. Even with the Shaker Pro system, golf players will be happy to find out the 2015 Mustang convertible can still accommodate two large golf bags.

Each of the three available systems includes a single-disc CD player and auxiliary input. The standard audio system also features next-generation SYNC AppLink, enabling drivers to take advantage of selected smartphone apps while keeping hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Supplemental controls on the steering wheel and voice activation for hands-free operation are standard.

With standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity, drivers don’t even have to take their phone out of pocket or purse to stream music or take calls. Last but not least, the 2015 Ford Mustang is the first Ford vehicle to feature a high-power, 2.1-amp USB port in the media bin that charges devices twice as fast as before.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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