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Does anyone have the THX system and want to comment on it? I heard one of the reviews which said it was excellent. Want to know if it is worth the extra $ and if it is as good as mid-level aftermarket system for clarity, volume (@11) and stereo presence? Would be interested in any feedback especially from those people who usually favor after market systems.

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Does anyone have the THX system and want to comment on it? I heard one of the reviews which said it was excellent. Want to know if it is worth the extra $ and if it is as good as mid-level aftermarket system for clarity, volume (@11) and stereo presence? Would be interested in any feedback especially from those people who usually favor after market systems.

Thanks in advance for any good commentary!
I have the THX in a 2013 MKZ (and ordered it in my MKC).

If you want quality, clarity and brilliance in your music, THX is an excellent option. It is better than most music sources, so your music source will often drive the quality.

If you want tooth rattling sound sound. Loud. thumping bass. THX is not your best option.

All IMHO.
 

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We ordered it on our MKC after sitting in an MKZ with the THX option and going to the MKC with standard stereo and listening to the same CD. The MKC standard audio does okay for a standard factory radio, but I think the THX audio will be worth the upgrade price. I found the sound difference was apparent even at low volume levels. The separation was much more noticeable, and highs, mids, lows all sounded crisper. I put the systems through the paces and the MKZ THX was loud enough for me. I had it well above any volume I'd ever normally listen to and did not hear any distortion, speakers bottoming out, or door panels vibrating.
 

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Agree with above comments. Have THX in my 2011 MKZ. Listen to mainly Classical, Jazz and other instrumental as well as Jazz, R & B and Songbook vocalists. Love my THX system! Really brings out the detail, clarity, and depth even at higher volumes. Was pleased that a friend of mine who is a real audiophile was quite impressed when I first got the car. It was a no-brainer to order it in my MKC.
 

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@KenZ great response on the thx system, i actually find that a lot of high end factory car audio systems are great.

it helps that they get sound engineers to work audio equipment into the cabin and choose what's best for it.
 

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Thanks for all the input! It sounds as if they spent some time and effort to provide a true premium sound system and not just an average system with a premium name which is often the case. Once supply catches up at the dealers I will go in to experience first hand to see (hear) for myself.
 

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New THX not for everyone - beware!

I have a 2011 MKX with THX. LOVE the awesome sound and deep rich bass it puts out, really far better than any other factory sound system I've heard, and most people that hear it agree.

However, when I got into the MKC and turned up the new THX system, I was extremely disappointed ... no deep end whatsoever. I thought it was defective so tried another; same thing.

If you like deep bass, I suggest sticking with the standard premium stereo and save the $1000. The standard 9-speaker system has a subwoofer for deep bass response, surprisingly the new THX system in the MKC has No subwoofer.

I am in the car audio business, you simply cannot get any kind of descent bass response out of 6.5" door speakers - impossible, many speaker companies have tried, all failed.

So for what it's worth, if you like pure clean sound, with crisp brilliant highs, and don't care about bass, by all means go for the THX, it's an awesome system if that's what you like. But if you like the deep rich "boom" that only a subwoofer can deliver, stay away, you will be disappointed.

I ordered my MKC with the standard stereo, and was ready to dish out the $1000!
 

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I like the THX II. I agree the bass is certainly not as good as a real subwoofer, but again it's not like I'd like to pump up the volume like I was a moving disco night club. :D

The THX II sounds system has cleaner sounds, appears to be more lively, and seems to be more centered. The bass is adequate and acceptable, but certainly not as impressive as with a real 12" subwoofer, of course. Overall, I like it.
 

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I had some more time to play with the THX II during a 2 hours trip.

Bass is really poor in normal stereo mode. I put the bass all the way up with midrange and high to normal (i.e. 0), it's not what you would expect. :eek:

To make the bass shines, you would have to set it to surround and auto adjust level. :D
 

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I had some more time to play with the THX II during a 2 hours trip.

Bass is really poor in normal stereo mode. I put the bass all the way up with midrange and high to normal (i.e. 0), it's not what you would expect. :eek:

To make the bass shines, you would have to set it to surround and auto adjust level. :D
So, this option is worth having? ( not that I can change now anyway)
 

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I had some more time to play with the THX II during a 2 hours trip.

Bass is really poor in normal stereo mode. I put the bass all the way up with midrange and high to normal (i.e. 0), it's not what you would expect. :eek:

To make the bass shines, you would have to set it to surround and auto adjust level. :D
So, this option is worth having? ( not that I can change now anyway)
 

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Yes. By default, it is set to stereo. You would have to set it to surround sound, and adjust again to your liking. Sounds will come out a bit differently of course since it is surround sounds.

The good that thing about the surround sound system is that you could still enjoy your music at low volume with clarity while carrying a conversation with the person next to you.
 

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Yes. By default, it is set to stereo. You would have to set it to surround sound, and adjust again to your liking. Sounds will come out a bit differently of course since it is surround sounds.

The good that thing about the surround sound system is that you could still enjoy your music at low volume with clarity while carrying a conversation with the person next to you.
That's great, thanks.
 

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I had the THXII IN MY 2012 MKZ and loved it. I can easily say it's incredible in my 3 week old MKC!! I'm a musician and really appreciate the power and awsome clarity. Well worth the money.
My wife has the Premium Lincoln system in her 2014 MKZ and it too, it amazing but not quite as amazing as the THXII!
 
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Everyone should read shirtmkc's post regarding this subject. The 2015 MKC THX sound system sounds good at low volumes only. It lacks the power and subwoofer to truly earn the THX name IMHO. I was shocked that the stock system had the subwoofer and the THX system did not. I would have been ok with it but I also found out that even the high end would not get as loud as I would like either. I drive the MKT's converted to limos at work and was very impressed by the clarity and volume of that sound system. I was so disappointed that the MKC's THX was not as good.
 

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I'm not really a thumper myself for volume, but I'll be curious to test this out when I have the Date Night car between a THX and non-THX equipped model. May be able to save myself the nearly 1K and stick with the regular sound system if it doesn't seem to be worth it.
 
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