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Aftermarket Audio Upgrade - Replace Tweeters and Mid-Range?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Kim Kim, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Kim Kim

    Kim Kim Member

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    Hey

    I am upgrading the standard audio in my Tesla Model S 2017. I will replace the four speakers in the doors (light harmonics) and add two Rockford Fosgate PS8 subs in the back on each side.

    Is there any point in replacing the Tweeters and Midrange? Have anyone done this with a good result?
     
  2. GasX

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    Kim Kim, curious if you ever found a suitable tweeter and midrange upgrade? I just did the four door LH upgrade and considering the other speakers now.
     
  3. jskenney

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    What are your thoughts on the sound after replacing the 4 speakers?
     
  4. GasX

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    For 4 years I put up with minor annoyances in the standard audio system due to lack of reasonable bass, clarity and presence. The LH replacements fixes all those issues to an acceptable level. Look forward to driving just to hear all the different music again on an improved system. But now the highs like cymbals and high hats in certain rock songs sound slightly distorted and I'm thinking it's the stock tweeters that can't keep up with the LH so looking for replacements. Will probably try 1" off the shelves first.

    Was also looking at NVX sub the same time, however now with only the LH upgrade there may enough bass to satisfy most types of music I listen to. The major thing that stands out is that at any volume, even at a '1' setting, the response and quality of sound is very close to that at higher volumes with the LH speakers. In the standard and even UHFS systems I've noticed at low volumes the bass typically disappears, very inconsistent when compared to at higher volumes.

    I notice you had UHFS in the past two cars but perhaps not in the most recent one, were you not happy with the system? There was no UHFS (or Studio Sound as it was called back then) to demo when I purchased so I didn't include it as an option. At $950 back then I later wished I included it when I heard the difference. At $2,500 now I would rather opt for LH and NVX which would be the better system, cheaper too if self installed.
     
  5. jskenney

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    I was happy with the UHFS but there was an inventory deal I couldn't pass up last month (end of quater deals, before the current 90D firesale going on now which I missed, with cars fully optioned for the same price, sigh...) I'm ok with the loss of the subwoofer, but the higher frequencies just don't come across clear enough to me. Interested in hearing what you do for the tweeters.
     
  6. timvracer

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    weakest part of the UHFS IMO is the Sub, and then the tweeters. THEN the door speakers. Clean up the BASS and get quality tweeters, and it makes a world of difference.
     
  7. smilepak

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    How much was the LH Sub w/ Amp installed only. So far, at best I can find $900ish for the NVX Sub Kit and $160 to have it installed.
     
  8. Muzzman1

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    Has anyone found a suitable great sounding replacement for the pillar tweeters and the center channel on the dash?
    I have the complete UHFS Light Harmonic upgrade with the SQ sub and I love it. I'd just like to see if anyone has improved on that?
     

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