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I took delivery yesterday of a new 2011 F350 that replaced my 2008 F250.
My 2008 F250 had the Navigation with Audiophile sound. You got both when you purchased the $1800 navigation option on the 2008.
The 2011 F350 has Navigation with 'Premium' Sound System...$1800 option.
I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the sound:
1) No presence, definition, clarity and timbre to the sound. Sounds mushy and muddled like a $150 vehicle audio system.
2) Sirius Satellte Radio Sound: Extremely Poor. No highs whatsoever. did not have this issue on the 2008.
3) Auxiliary input source from Ipod or other device. Poor. Lacks volume of old system. Lack of definition and quality to sound.
Overall I'd rate the 2011 system as a 2 on a 1-10 scale with 10 being best. On the other hand, the 2008 system was a solid 10.
Unfortunately, this falls on deaf ears at Ford and the only way to get it resolved is to shell out money to add on an aftermarket signal processor, amplifier and replace speakers.
Other than that, great truck. But Ford missed the boat with the Sound System.