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aftermarket audio upgrade

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by maxjamie, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. maxjamie

    maxjamie Member

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    I'm considering upgrading my sound studio audio on my P85 MS. It appears only name I see mentioned is Reus. Just wanted to know if there are any other Audio vendors out there to shop and compare to the Reus system. It appears everyone who have gotten the system upgrade is happy with the results. I live in northwest FL, and I'm not aware of any vendors near this area. Regarding the Reus with the different levels of upgrade, are most getting the level 2 or 3 ?
    Your input in appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Email cliff at reusaudio dot com.
     
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    I was just about to post the same question but I have the standard sound. Anyone upgrade the standard sound? Maybe just a sub.
     
  4. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Reus has options for upgrading the standard sound package.
     
  5. Merrill

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    I had the standard system when I ordered back in January 2013 and had Cliff at Reus do the #2 upgrade, still enjoying the better sound. Was disappointed with the factory system and do not know if they have improved it since I took delivery, not really an audiophile but enjoy nice surround sound with some crisp quality.
     
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    Merrill - if you don't mind could you let me know about what the upgrade costs from Reus
     
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    I'm having a sub installed tomorrow actually. I have standard sound. I purchased an aftermarket powered sub that fits perfectly in the space under the trunk mat. Should cost about 250-300 to have installed. I'll post back with details and pictures once it's done.
     
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    I've been looking pretty closely at that but the added cost for the custom enclosure is steep compared to the cost of the individual components. Debating whether to build one myself. Fiberglass is simple to work with but I don't know much about the acoustics of a subwoofer surround. If it's as simple as building the box without worrying about baffling or anything else then that's probably what I'll do. Need to do more research.
     
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    I had a loaner for two days with the tech package. I plugged in my music USB drive to do some comparison listening tests (I have the full Reus package in my car). I concluded that the subwoofer is only part of the problem. The stock system is subpar across the entire bandwidth and the sound stage could be much better. The Reus system addresses all of those shortcomings.
     
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    How did you get the installation done in Maryland?
     
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    I was thinking of putting a single 13W7 back there in the trunk well with 1000 watt amp. I've heard that sub moves so much air though you have to have your windows slightly open bc it could shatter them if they are closed and the pressure is too high hahaha
     
  14. Tacket

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    I can say the sub makes a substantial difference with standard sound. Mids and highs are still sub par IMO, but I sort of doubt just speaker upgrades will solve the issue (likely need better processing and amplification).
     
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    You would think Tesla would see an opportunity to make money here.
    Why not offer 3 levels of sound? Porsche does it and I'm sure other companies do as well.
    So much easier to build a good system when it can be done from the very start.
     
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    Cliff Johnson from Reus has been in the area a number of times. The original installation was done in northern Virginia and a recent upgrade in my office parking garage in Baltimore (Cliff stopped on his way from Boston and New York to Virginia).
     
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    Thanks. I'll contact him...
     
  18. FrederikC

    FrederikC Teslafied.eu

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    As there is no Reus in Denmark, i'm doing the upgrade myself.
    I have the standard stereo.
    I'm upgrading all the speakers and adding 2 more speakers in the dash.
    All being powered by 2 new AMP's located in the trunk.
    All being done while keeping all original wiring intact.
     
  19. Larry Chanin

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    I didn't think that Cliff was in a position to change the Model S's surround processing.
    Isn't the surround processing the same, but with better speakers?
    Larry
     
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    Tweeters in the A pillar and center channel and a sub- woofer in the rear foot well and amplifier in the left rear.
     

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