Shopping for a new Taurus and wonder whether the Mach audio option is more
than two extra speakers on the upper door edge. Is it the same as the
standard SEL audio otherwise? It sure looks it. Are the other speakers
upgraded as well? Any thoughts? Incidentally, they made formerly standard
features for the Taurus SEL optional and they also took away the chrome in
the front grille. Cost cutting?
in reallity it is the MOCK Audio system
the car company will mock you (make fun of you behind your back) for wasting
all that extra dough on their "audio" system.
: Shopping for a new Taurus and wonder whether the Mach audio option is more
: than two extra speakers on the upper door edge. Is it the same as the
: standard SEL audio otherwise? It sure looks it. Are the other speakers
: upgraded as well? Any thoughts? Incidentally, they made formerly
: features for the Taurus SEL optional and they also took away the chrome in
: the front grille. Cost cutting?
If you like music go with the MACH audio setup. I had a 01 Sable LS with
the integrated digital A/C controls and you are right on NO ONE and I mean
no one makes an aftermarket unit that will integrate with this type of
system. I actually had to use a line level output converter with the stock
non MACH radio/cd changer and a separate amplifier in the trunk. I upgraded
all the speakers as well. In the end I spent at least as much as the MACH
option cost and boy did I have a pain in the butt trying to get everything
worked out with the amp and head unit. The MACH setup is different than the
basic audio system. To the best of my knowledge the RCU/amp located in the
trunk is of a higher output with the MACH audio something like 200 watts
compared with 40 watts for the standard setup. The MACH is also setup for
the extra speakers and the standard audio system is not. On the MACH audio
the extra speakers are component tweeters and the front door speakers are
mid/woofers and the MACH RCU/amp has the crossover system built-in whereas
the basic setup does not. Hope this helps.
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