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Does anyone regret installing Light Harmonic speakers?

Hello. Some time ago, I installed the Light Harmonic speakers in my MY, along with doing an aftermarket subwoofer upgrade. Super happy with the subwoofer... but the Light Harmonic...maybe not so much.

While one could argue they are "better quality" than the Chinese made factory drivers, with their carbon fiber cones and hi-tech magnets, I find that the dash midrange speakers from Light Harmonic are a bit dry sounding. Not nearly as warm as the original factory units. I suspect, but don't know, that the LH mids would be more comfortable with more power than the factory Amp provides, which is I think about 25 watts per driver.

Also, I don't think they're as efficient. The few times I actuality turn on the Tesla "Immersive sound", I definitely now get a much heavier rear bias to the sound, that i don't remember experiencing with the factory speakers . Way too much rear fill, indicating to me that the rear (still factory) drivers are more efficient than the front Light Harmonic drivers.

Thoughts from other Light Harmonic owners?

I'm actually thinking of going back to the factory drivers for warmth and efficiency.
 

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Sounds better seems very subjective. But I don’t really feel comfortable spending 2K on something I don’t like. The Tesla system is plenty adequate and in a previous car I made the mistake of spending big money on infinity kappa speakers which the end result was meh, a little to much treble… or sssss whatever. Not an Audio expert.
 
Yeah. I'm not questioning the Quality of LH stuff...I just think they're underpowered as drop in replacements. To my ears, I've lost upper midbass and lower midrange. But as I said, it's actually an easy test. I'll take the right side back to stock, and run pink noisethrough each side. My audio control analyzer will tell me which is smoother, and which has more gain. But I have a feeling I already know what the results will be.
 
Yeah. I'm not questioning the Quality of LH stuff...I just think they're underpowered as drop in replacements. To my ears, I've lost upper midbass and lower midrange. But as I said, it's actually an easy test. I'll take the right side back to stock, and run pink noisethrough each side. My audio control analyzer will tell me which is smoother, and which has more gain. But I have a feeling I already know what the results will be.
Hey @Vicj ! Did you do the pink noise test? I’m thinking about doing a speaker upgrade, but I don’t want to get lower efficiency speakers if I’m going to stay with the factory amplifiers. Thanks!
 

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