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Custom Subwoofer Enclosure

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SarasotaModelS, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. SarasotaModelS

    SarasotaModelS 2016 85D Midnight Silver/black pano, 21s, Next Gen

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    I just upgraded the standard audio system for my 2015 85D to a custom one designed by SRQ Customs. Ryan of SRQ Customs built a subwoofer enclosure for 2 10 inch subwoofers. The enclosure is designed to be situated in the footwell. The cover is completely removable as is the entire enclosure!
    If anyone is interested, Ryan is able to build one for your and have it shipped to anywhere in the U.S. By the way, the sound quality of my custom build is out of this world! My new system sounds even better than the Ultra High Fidelity, which I had in my 2012 Tesla Model S (recently sold).
     

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  2. SarasotaModelS

    SarasotaModelS 2016 85D Midnight Silver/black pano, 21s, Next Gen

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    Here is another enclosure built for a different enclosure.
     

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  3. Zextraterrestrial

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    is that 'stacked' MDF? Never seen that before, interesting idea
    pretty box cover
     
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    Ok. I'll be the first to ask details on the custom install. Have you listened to a Reus system, LH?

    Please give us details...more pics....

    I'm on the fence on what to do with my next S
     
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    can you provide more details on what subs and amp you went with?
     
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    can you share the cost?
     
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    Are subs the only addition to the system?
     
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    Yes more info please really digging the second enclosure!
     
  9. Zextraterrestrial

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    & why did you go with 10"s and not 12"s?
    I have the NVX 10" and it is getting broken in and sounding much better than when it was new but I am thinking of selling it and making a box for a 12" NVX speaker in the foot well
     
  10. SarasotaModelS

    SarasotaModelS 2016 85D Midnight Silver/black pano, 21s, Next Gen

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    I basically trusted SRQ Customs in Sarasota, Florida to overhaul the standard audio system and design a new one to exceed the quality of the UHF premium system. Ryan, the owner, did a fantastic job. Here is what he designed:


    PBR300X4 ROCKFORD 75x4 Amplifier PBR300X4 $300.00 $300.00

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    1 R500X1D ROCKFORD 500w Mono Amplifier R500X1D $225.00 $225.00

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    2 HOUR LABOR 1Hr Labor HOUR $80.00 $160.00

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    1 SHOP MATERIALS Amp Wiring SHOP $60.00 $60.00

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    1 AP1 AUDISON 25mm Tweeters w Crossover AP1 $150.00 $150.00

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    1 AP65 AUDISON 6.5" Mid Range Set AP65 $180.00 $180.00

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    1 APX65 AUDISON 6.5" Prima Coaxials APX65 $200.00 $200.00

    3 HOUR LABOR 1Hr Labor HOUR $80.00 $240.00

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    2 MISC MISC Diamond Audio 10" MISC $125.00 $250.00

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    1 BOX LABOR Custom Sub Enclosure BOX $225.00 $225.00
     
  11. SarasotaModelS

    SarasotaModelS 2016 85D Midnight Silver/black pano, 21s, Next Gen

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    I have 2 separate amps. One amp powers the subs. The second amp powers the speakers. The end result is a much more powerful system.
     
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    thanks for the itemized list. I may be calling your installer.
     
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    I had a custom system put in, ~$6k including a forward-facing Blackvue 650 dashcam, here's a picture: Instagram photo by @long_live_tesla • Feb 12, 2016 at 10:45pm UTC

    The box is a custom birch ply (sounds better than MDF or HDF) sealed enclosure. As you can see in the above picture the sub enclosure is a single unit that also acts as a platform to mount all electronics which can be easily uninstalled by removing four bolts and two electrical quick-disconnects (one high and one low voltage). System sounds insane and low end frequency response down to ~25hz.

    The biggest hurdle when installing and tuning this system (and any car audio system) is getting the "tuning" part of the process right. If you have generally good quality components, you can make great sound and don't need a lot of hardware. Getting crossover, gain, equalization, and delay settings right for each set of drivers is key to getting coherence, snap, and musicality in a car environment and making the walls of your Tesla come off so the system sounds like you're in a concert hall.

    Lastly, the tuning process can be supplemented with a laptop, microphone, and RTA (frequency analysis) application but it won't make the system sound good, you have to use your ears. Most car audio shops will send you home with a sparkly system that has too much treble, crappy midrange / midbass impact, and a thumpy bottom end. Cymbals should sound like cymbals, not a tweeter. A kick drum should sound like a kick drum, not a muddy thumpy subwoofer coming from the trunk of your car.

    Gear:
    Amp: Arc Audio XDIv2 Class D 5-channel amp: XDi 1100.5
    Sub: 12" Arc Audio: Subwoofers, ARC Series, ARC 12 | Arc Audio
    DSP: Mosconi 4to6: GLADEN DSP 4to6 / DSP 4to6 SP-DIF
    Front doors: Morel 6.5in midrange and tweeter: HYBRID 2-WAY - Morel
    Rear doors: Standard Tesla drivers, audio mostly faded forward anyway.

    PS: Beware of getting the basics wrong too, e.g. are all drivers functioning and are they all in phase?
     

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