Lux Package Buyers - Cost/Benefit

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I know a few people who are crazy obsessive audiophiles. As I understand it good sound comes down to, largely, 2 things.



1. The audio components themselves.



B&O makes some fantastic stuff! But they also now make some stuff that the B&O of old would not let out into the world. They put their name on laptop speakers now....



Comes down a lot to how much ford is budgeting for them I think. B&O has stuff at a buch of different price points. They make car systems for aston, bentley, lambo, Audi and ford.



So while the bentley and the Ford have a system from the same company I bet there's isn't a single similarity besides the name on the grille.



2. The space the sound is heard in



The room, or vehicle, matters almost as much as the components. Speaker placement, the surfaces involved in the space, what else is in the room is all crucial. A vehicle with a removable top, even with it closed isn't exactly the best listening experience. And I don't think it'll have any speakers in the doors either. It'll sound different with the soft vs MIC vs MOD too.



I have no real knowledge in this next part but I bet a difference between some of a b&o systems in their other partners vs a Ford is how involved they are in the process. I bet bentley turns the whole car over to b&o to tune every aspect of a system per vehicle for the best possible sound. Again, I'm mostly speaking out of my ass here but I bet the components for a Ford are just going to be a supplier relationship rather than something entirely custom.





So, accepting the space for the bronco is probably going to be a pretty lousy sound stage and it likely won't be specifically tuned to it so I'm not expecting a fantastic experience.

but

1. I'm sure it'll be better than stock.

2. Hopefully ford doesn't cheap out too much and b&o is giving them some decent stuff, hopefully sharing more similarities to an Audi system vs an HP laptop and that it can get loud without a ton of loss in fidelity!

I'm guessing aftermarket will be better choice for sound, focal for sure but maybe even some mid priced alpine gear would be an upgrade but I'm probably going with lux because messing with modern day car systems that are so integrated isn't something I want to mess with
Order the B&O. It sounds great. I have it and neVAr turn it on, because the GT350 sounds so good. Unless I'm parked and the engine is off.

The idea that B&O is betta in a Bentley is about money. It costs more in a Bentley, but the B&O brand gets more exposure and sells more $ in a Ford. The reputation of B&O rides in the Bronco. Not as excellent as in a Bentley, but it's nice. Get some.





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I look at it this way. When I'm in that deep it only cost a little more to go first class. My OBX build will already be at approx. 46K. What's another 3,600 bucks in the big scheme of things? Plus, I do like the ACC in my wife's car, and my Sahara. I miss the difference when driving my truck without the ACC. And I get the B&O along with Navigation. So, in for a penny, in for a pound. Good luck on your decision Ken.

And as far as constraints go I'm already in for at least a 1 1/2 year wait. What's another 3-4+ months?
 

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It does still break and accelerate but disengages when you press the clutch. So if when slowing down you need to downshift to speed up again, ACC will shut off.
So it "breaks" like other Fords I've owned in the past, even though those other Fords didn't even have the ACC feature? ;)
 

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Have ACC and hate it with a passion, it’s smooth enough that I look down and I’m doing 5 under the limit behind another vehicle and didn’t realize it. The lane control is okay, but can be annoying at time. I do like the collision avoidance but I have had it trip oddly 2x on me in a year with nobody in sight.
 
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I look at it this way. When I'm in that deep it only cost a little more to go first class. My OBX build will already be at approx. 46K. What's another 3,600 bucks in the big scheme of things? Plus, I do like the ACC in my wife's car, and my Sahara. I miss the difference when driving my truck without the ACC. And I get the B&O along with Navigation. So, in for a penny, in for a pound. Good luck on your decision Ken.

And as far as constraints go I'm already in for at least a 1 1/2 year wait. What's another 3-4+ months?
It didn't take much convincing on my part. I just wasn't sure what the features were and if they were worth it. Like I said, I'm already at High. It is only a small bump to Lux. Like you, I have a long wait as I purposely delayed my reservation even though I had decided that I was getting a Bronco. I purposely chose the last week of October with Granger to target the MY22. The extra time just gives me more time to save. I'll add a few more treasure coins to my consignment with Sedwick in May that will offset the increased cost.
 

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It does still break and accelerate but disengages when you press the clutch. So if when slowing down you need to downshift to speed up again, ACC will shut off.
figured as much ... imo makes ACC less valuable for manuals
 

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The idea that B&O is betta in a Bentley is about money. It costs more in a Bentley, but the B&O brand gets more exposure and sells more $ in a Ford. The reputation of B&O rides in the Bronco. Not as excellent as in a Bentley, but it's nice. Get some.
I wonder how many buyers won't even know what B&O stands for, and won't bother to learn.
 

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Lux was always a must for me. Stereo, heated seats/wheel and 12". I don't need them but want them. The rest of the shit is just icing.
 

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figured as much ... imo makes ACC less valuable for manuals
True. I’ll use it while in 6th gear on the highway, if the traffic is enough where I have to shift down to 5th gear I typically don’t use cruse anyways
 

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You never realize how great ACC is until you get it. I use it every time I get on the freeway which is to say every time I drive. It's a wonderful invention. And it saves gas.
I'm on board... but since it is probably half the cost driver for lux package.. and my manual transmission gets MAYBE half the benefit... can I be charged 3/4 the price of the Lux upgrade?
 

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I have Progressive and they only seem to care about brake assist which I believe the High Package comes with.
 

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Automatic braking comes in extremely handy if you're teaching someone to drive. Saved me from a sure crash a couple of years ago when teaching one of our foster daughters to drive. I wish we had it when I was teaching our two oldest kids to drive, but at least I have it for the youngest.

And on family trips, automatic cruise control is a godsend.

Take those things and add a better audio system and a few other little perks (like USB ports and integrated garage door opener), and I have been sold on Lux since day one.
 

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