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B.O.O.S.T Sub Package Painfull to order but worth the wait

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Brightonuk, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Brightonuk

    Brightonuk Member

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    A painful buying experience but the end result is a (-:

    I Ordered the B.O.O.S.T. package from Sonic and the amp arrived with bent Gain/Freq. cut off knobs that are recessed on the amp, it did not affect the ability to adjust the gain just annoying that the amp was not perfect out of the box.
    I let them know but did not peruse it as it seemed more trouble than it was worth

    They also backordered the Lc2i interface a 2-Channel Line Out Converter that is needed for the install so I got one from Amazon.
    The rep at sonic said they would credit $99.99 for the Lc2i I got $42??

    The amp and wiring kit I had sent to my office but the sub box was also backordered so I had them send that directly to my installers shop (Off The Hook) unfortunately after three emails telling Sonic they had sent to my house they insisted that it was going to Off The Hook (I even sent them the UPS tracking but they still said it was going to Off The Hook)

    The amp Lc2i and wiring was all completed and when I finally received the sub box I installed the sub, 30 minuets, two wires and a jack bolt….. easy.

    The fit and finish looks factory top marks in that regard (the speaker grill is extra but needed).

    So as for the sound, I am not a Rap guy but hell the car shakes with the volume at #5 and minimal gain on the sub, very impressive.
    I am more of a rock guy and I need to tune the sub as it sounds detached from the rest of the system but I think with some tuning it will definitely complement the factory system (I have the Sound Studio Package)

    As for Dolby Surround I was never overly impressed with the way it sounded, but the sub gives it a needed boost and offers a much fuller sound and again after I tune the sub I think that too will improve.

    Bottom line this is not tuned to the car by any means (It just a Generic Sub in a box fabricated to fit in a Tesla) but all in all a definite improvement over the stock sound and a no brainer for those wanting a bit more oomph out of their system.
     
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    That sounds like a pain. Glad everything worked out in the end. Would u mind taking some photos of the setup? I have been seriously considering purchasing this.
     
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    I was tempted to and may still do it someday. But given how many pieces need to be opened up to run the wiring for the install, I would have to have a pro do it rather than myself. At that point, my system became "good enough" b/c I don't know any audio specialists I could trust. But you are quite handy Darren and based on other upgrades you've made to your car, I'm sure you can do it!
     
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    Will get some posted tomorrow
     
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    I've had no hesitation ripping my car apart before so I don't see this being any different. :smile:

    Can't wait to see them. Thanks.
     
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    Had mine installed by the guys at Sonic Electronix. Looks and works great.
     
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    I'm not completely certain but is the amplifier located under the steering wheel to the left.
     
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    Thats the LC2i - the amp is under the sub
     
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  10. Brightonuk

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    #10 Brightonuk, Aug 6, 2015
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    Some Installed Shots

    This is the under screen cubby space housing:

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    STi-R Plus Radar Detector LED
    Laser Jammer Arming Switch,
    Sub Gain Control knob,
    STi-r Control Panel
    STi-R USB port


    Amp and lc2i (on the left)

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    - - - Updated - - -

    Sub fit and Finish is excellent the grill sticks out a bit but is needed to protect the cone

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    Anyone thinking of having this installed and live around Broward West Palm I would recommend Off The Hook Audio outstanding work (They also reinstalled a new Mobile Eye system that was not working correctly) You deal with the owner Joe and his partner Joe so if you call just ask for Joe
     

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