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Tuesday
Feb072012

The Ultimate Speaker Mix

Ford Employs Eclectic Playlist To Perfect Sound Systems

So everyone has their own idea of what a "cool" job is.  Universally, we can all agree that listening to music and testing out speaker equipment has to be one of the cooler jobs out there, right?  

Ford has a team dedicated to this and they recently revealed a little bit about the process of testing the acoustics for the new B-Max.  

What's cool to music junkies or even part time music fans is learning about what artists and songs they used to craft the perfect acoustics.  

Ford reported one of the most eclectic line ups ever put together for testing.  The artists they list include Radiohead, The Eagles, Coltrane, the Black Eyed Peas (for bass purposes), and even Vivaldi.  That's probably the only time you'll see The Black Eyed Peas and Vivaldi together again.  

 “The human ear can detect subtle differences in the sound and you can’t beat simply listening to the system for that final tuning. The tracks we use really help identify what needs tuning," said Matthias Terstegge, an engineer on the product.  

What's also great is that  Matthias Terstegge is a musician and sound engineer by trade. Shows a real committment to authenticity that Ford would hire him.  

The team had to listen to the tracks they used over 1000 times just to get the sound right.  It's a safe bet they'll never listen to those songs again.  

The B-Max will feature a Sony Audio system with a 4 x 25 amplifier.  For the newest Ford vehicles in Buffalo, visit West Herr Ford in Hamburg or Amherst.