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Light Harmonic upgraded speakers

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sidmini, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. sidmini

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    What brand capacitors are on the amp?
     
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    I've done the upgrade to the standard sound system speakers. It's very worthwhile and improves dynamics and resolution to beyond the upgraded 'ultra high fidelity' Tesla system. I look forward to adding the sub to my system
     
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    Thought I would ask here instead of creating a new post, I too am looking at upgrading my system to the kit mentioned above. Thing is I have the standard audio system, in my 70D. Does anyone know if the wires are run to the trunk for the subwoofer already? If so I will just buy a factory sub enclosure and add their amp. Also it looks like from the latest posts I have found across the forum it looks like they resolved their quality issues on the amps, is this the case?
     
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    Mallory. I have the amp & sub, still using factory speakers. It does sound significantly better than the stock UHF system. I compared it side-to-side with a friends car who also has UHF with the same music (USB stick) and you can easily hear the difference. Not only low-end bass, but drums sound much punchier and not muddy. Mids are a bit clearer as well.

    I took my amp apart back when I first got it and snapped some pics.
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    #6 battleroyale, Aug 13, 2018
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    Heard the amp was the only thing worth getting. Have an sound cubed sub and waiting on them to produce the amp again.
     
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    I just upgraded my Tesla's stock speakers to the light harmonics speakers. Much better results. Though the new model s with standard sound system sounds almost as good. It was only the older cars that will benefit from the speaker upgrades. I am not sure when the standard sound was upgraded but I recently drove a early 2018 model and the sound was pretty good. My mid 2016 had crappy sound until I upgraded to the light harmonic. Both cars had standard sound system.
     
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    From what I have read, LHR sounds "a bit better", but nothing close to "the worlds best stereo". If you really want tremendous sound, you have to replace everything BUT the door speakers, that is the least crappy part of the Tesla UHFS system. The weakness as I understand it is the subwoofer (big), the crossovers, amps, and tweeters -- and importantly, TUNING of all of this equip. That said, if $1200 + lots of install time/effort is worth it, then go for it. I seriously considered LHR, even tried to place an order, and I am so thankful it did not happen.

    I would first make inquiries in the London area for installers who might specialize in Tesla upgrades. Many of us have installed Reus systems (~4k +) in our Teslas, and it is absolutely killer. I know a big part of that is the expertise in not just installing premium components, but in the tuning as well (getting the crossover frequencies right, etc.).
     
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    Did you do just the speakers or the amp and speakers. From my understanding only the UHFS system has the amp that is replaceable. At least according to the service manuals I looked at today.

    For those who have added an subwoofer is there any noticable loss in range in adding a 500 watt amp?
     
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    Going to a class D amplifier from a current hungry class A/B is a great idea. I wonder how many km's of range the stock stereo consumes per hour? And a little surprising Tesla didn't think of this... or maybe they did test it and determined it was negligible.
     

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