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Lincoln MKS features THX-certified 5.1 surround sound system

The 2009 Lincoln MKS will feature a THX II-certified 5.1 surround sound audio system from THX Ltd. The system includes a 12-channel amplifier that delivers 600 W to 16 speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer. Each speaker is strategically placed throughout an acoustically engineered cabin to ensure high-impact listening experiences.

A center channel speaker array features THX slot speaker technology, which enables sound to be distributed through a very narrow opening on the Lincoln MKS dashboard. The design allows for a wider sound image and better control of how sound waves are distributed throughout the vehicle cabin. Volume-processing technologies are designed to compensate for increases in vehicle speed and exterior noise.

The THX II system in the Lincoln MKS will decode and play multichannel audio from DVD movies and DVD-audio discs. It includes a hard drive jukebox as well as a DVD-based navigation system. The AM/FM tuner is compatible with the Radio Data Broadcasting System (RDBS) and displays radio station call letters, formats and song titles.

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