That was a huge disappointment for me when i first learned about NX. This is partly why i chose not to wait for NX release and got something else. For me, i spend my life on the road (25k miles / year)...i need a good audio. Now, my understanding is that the 10-speaker audio for NX is pretty good...and i did testdrive RX 350 with that same audio...it was good and easy on the ears, but (for me) lacked dynamic range (if that makes any sense) in the RX.Has anybody heard why Lexus doesn't offer the Mark Levinson stereo as an option in the U.S. on the NX? I'm guessing it has to do with discouraging canibalism of the RX or keeping the NX at a lower price point.
Dude, stop spreading lies!! RC has only 17 speakers, not 18!I hear the RC has an 18 speaker Levinson option. It must be the ultimate. Anybody hear it yet?
Hopefully they'll offer it by then, for now, all we can do is make some noise in case Lexus is listening and want to apply what we have to say that sounds viableDude, stop spreading lies!! RC has only 17 speakers, not 18!
I believe that there are two tier of ML audio. There is ML Premium audio which is what you get in most Lexus as an option. Then, there is the ML REFERENCE audio which you can find in the top end Lexus (LX and LS). The Reference is really really good! I have listened to that in the LS. ML Premium is excellent as well. You just cannot go wrong with ML. Thus, this was a huge disappointment for me that NX does not come with it even as an option. I would gladly pay for it.
I am not out of the NX possibility yet...my wife needs SUV in next year or so...and she thinks my MDX is way too darn big...she wants NX. So, hopefully, by that time, Lexus would offer ML. Then, i can sneak into her car to enjoy it!
From what i have seen, Lexus does not change their mind often.Hopefully they'll offer it by then, for now, all we can do is make some noise in case Lexus is listening and want to apply what we have to say that sounds viable