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Is this the best sounding Tesla?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Dickerns, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Dickerns

    Dickerns Member

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    After taking delivery of my Model S P100D in December 2016, I decided to replace the UHFS system with an ultra audiophile system. The UHFS system is not bad and I think most people would be satisfied with it, but I was looking to go the extra mile.

    After doing a lot of research, I received quotes from three installers in Virginia and they were all great and I really mean that.
    However, I ended up going with Safe & Sound because they were not afraid to stretch the boundaries of the Tesla.
    Matt Schaeffer who is the reigning installer of the year is awesome! Please check out his work. He has a lot of Youtube videos.

    I would not have been able to come up with my ideal system without the help of several users on this forum.
    I would like to thank Xenoilphobe and may others who provided me with some great insights.

    So, here it is folks: Tesla Model S P100D - Google Drive

    Amplifiers:

    1 x Mosconi Zero1
    2 x Mosconi Zero4

    DSP:
    Mosconi 8to12

    Speakers:
    Focal Utopia No.7 Active - 6.5" 3-Way Component (no xover)
    Illusion C6 - 6.5" Component Kit

    3 x BattMobile Battery [one replaced the factory battery and the other two are in the trunk)
     
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  2. tchockie

    tchockie Member

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    WOW

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    That's sick man, congrats on a freaking dope setup!
     
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  3. JHWJR

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    I was not expecting to be impressed. But I am. Very well done.
     
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  4. Haxster

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    #4 Haxster, Apr 20, 2017
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    Yikes!!! So what cost more; the car or the upgrade? It's REALLY impressive.:cool:

    I think the Tesla CPO program might have quite a challenge putting it back to stock should you ever decide to trade it in.:eek:

    If this system sounds half as good as the install looks, I'll bet your local DC AM radio news broadcasts must sound pretty good.o_O
     
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  5. fabricator

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    I am the installer that completed this build. Everything can return 100% back to factory if need be. The only part that would need to be replaced would be the a-pillars. Other than that, everything added mounts to OEM bolt locations.
     
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  6. Xenoilphobe

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    #6 Xenoilphobe, Apr 20, 2017
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    I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing - I mean feeling - this work of art that the team at S&S developed - lets just say it was a religious experience hearing NIN - live in a Tesla - there were whole elements that I have never heard before when playing it through my LH system. Matt is the master!

    Dickens, Thanks for letting me see your creation and I appreciated seeing the elements that I suggested come alive with Matt as the master craftsman. The way Matt did the subs and batteries in the trunk was just amazing with the lighting and graphic art was just awesome!

    Hope to the do the same in the future. Also liked your color combo and what you did with the 19's too.
     
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  7. Xenoilphobe

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    Nice build Matt! Loved the craftsmanship and OCD level of detail that you went too!
     
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  8. JHWJR

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    I don't doubt you, but I think that the car has a much greater resale value as modified. It would be a shame to return it to "original" just to trade it in.
     
  9. Xenoilphobe

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    The beauty is that if a better amp comes out - it is a uber easy to "open the hatch" so to speak and drop in the near gear without punching holes through the body - I loved seeing the creativity and the custom "better than OEM" battery brackets hidden in the old subwoofer location - great use of space and easy access if it's ever needed. Additionally he used the bolt locations that the old sub used to secure the rack....

    Also did you see the 300 AMP circuit breaker - wow... I loved that! As a former installer (a long time ago - right after they stopped using vacuum tubes) - this is one bad ass setup!!!
     
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  10. byeLT4

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    Very nice!
     
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    That's amazing. Just insane work.
     
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  13. OBX John

    OBX John Autonomous Driving Enthusiast

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    I googled them, looks like three Virginia locations - two appear to be the same, but the one in New Kent county might be different? I assume you used the one closest to D.C.? I've been looking for an installer. Thanks!
     
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  15. fabricator

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    We are only in Chantilly and Manassas. I run the shop in Chantilly.
     
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  16. wayner

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    How long did it take to do this work?
     
  17. fabricator

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    About 11 work days
     
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  18. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    @Dickerns @fabricator Amazing work!! I always appreciate when aesthetics are just as important as the performance! *slow clap*
     
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  19. bakerboy

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    Very impressive and am totally jelly!!!!!

    I have to ask one thing though, the one 10" sub is enough low end for what seems like it would have more high and mid volume?
     
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  20. BestRadar

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    Ill ask what no one has asked yet... What did this set you back?
     

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