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Model X Sound System

Blurry_Eyed

MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761
Dec 29, 2011
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307
I was at the Model X delivery event and took a test ride in the car. The driver was careful to point out Tesla has put a lot of effort into the audio system based on feedback from Model S owners. I sat in the 2nd row and was very impressed with the audio system during the brief ride. The volume level was fairly low, but my quick impression was the system had nice clarity, solid bass and a nice soundstage, even from my 2nd row driver side seat position. It will be interesting to see how the system sounds once I can audition it more closely, use material I'm familiar with and move around to different seating positions.

But if my first impressions hold up, the Model X sound system should be a nice upgrade from the Ultra High Fidelity system offered in the Model S.
 

Newb

Member
May 13, 2014
432
60
Germany
Found more info on the sound system: they really made it themselves! (!!!)

"Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the booming 17-speaker, 560-watt audio system -- an unbranded setup that Tesla designed itself with an in-house team of audio engineers. It doesn’t have a prestigious brand like Burmester, Bowers & Wilkins or Bang & Olufsen, but it pumps out tremendous amounts of bass without overwhelming the music."
All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered
 

yobigd20

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2012
5,929
532
Skaneateles, NY
Found more info on the sound system: they really made it themselves! (!!!)

"Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the booming 17-speaker, 560-watt audio system -- an unbranded setup that Tesla designed itself with an in-house team of audio engineers. It doesn’t have a prestigious brand like Burmester, Bowers & Wilkins or Bang & Olufsen, but it pumps out tremendous amounts of bass without overwhelming the music."
All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered


they "made" the S system themselves too....
 

bwa

Member
Dec 8, 2014
316
4
Aptos, Ca
Found more info on the sound system: they really made it themselves! (!!!)

"Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the booming 17-speaker, 560-watt audio system -- an unbranded setup that Tesla designed itself with an in-house team of audio engineers. It doesn’t have a prestigious brand like Burmester, Bowers & Wilkins or Bang & Olufsen, but it pumps out tremendous amounts of bass without overwhelming the music."
All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

:smile::biggrin::love:
 

omarsultan

Active Member
Jun 22, 2013
3,163
10,166
Northern California
On our ride, the Tesla rep also called out the audio and cranked it up a bit. Sitting in the 2nd row, also thought it sounded good at least for the short ride and the material they were playing (something light-jazzy). I noticed nice clean mid-range, solid imaging, good tonal balance.
 

Merrill

Merrill
Jan 23, 2013
3,858
1,349
Sonoma, California
I also was impressed by the sound system in the Model X, when we took the test drive Tuesday night it really sounded much better than the previous system in the Model S. Do we know what the upgrade cost is for this?
 

Blurry_Eyed

MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761
Dec 29, 2011
588
307
Who usually puts in after marker sound systems and has tried this system and thought I don't need to with this.
Usually I find even top of the range supplied is not great.
I put in the top end Reus Audio aftermarket system in my Model S and my very first thought when I heard the Model X system was, I probably won't need to upgrade the audio system in the X. But I was in the car for only about 3 minutes and I'll reserve my full judgement once I get a chance to really put the system through it's paces.
 

Merrill

Merrill
Jan 23, 2013
3,858
1,349
Sonoma, California
I put in the top end Reus Audio aftermarket system in my Model S and my very first thought when I heard the Model X system was, I probably won't need to upgrade the audio system in the X. But I was in the car for only about 3 minutes and I'll reserve my full judgement once I get a chance to really put the system through it's paces.
I felt exactly the same, what I heard sounded quite good. As you say, will plug in my thumb drive and compare at some point.
 

JohnSnowNW

Active Member
Feb 13, 2015
2,639
2,763
Minnesota
Found more info on the sound system: they really made it themselves! (!!!)

"Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the booming 17-speaker, 560-watt audio system -- an unbranded setup that Tesla designed itself with an in-house team of audio engineers. It doesn’t have a prestigious brand like Burmester, Bowers & Wilkins or Bang & Olufsen, but it pumps out tremendous amounts of bass without overwhelming the music."
All your Tesla Model X questions, finally answered

LOL...might as well have thrown Bose in there...
 

andrewket

Well-Known Member
Dec 20, 2012
5,704
1,525
With the short time I spent in the X during the ride, I was also impressed with the audio system. Much improved. I too have the Reus system in my S.
 
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goofballer

New Member
Nov 30, 2016
2
2
CANADA
Has anyone compared Model X base sound system to the Upgraded one? I'm in same boat as phil; wife doesn't want to cough up big bucks for a stereo.
 

Ambidexter

Member
Nov 14, 2016
100
69
Los Gatos, CA
There was another thread on the forums somewhere that said (and confirmed later in the thread) that there are no speakers in the third row with the base sound system. I reached out to my sales guy to see what we heard on our test drive and haven't heard back yet, but I'm assuming that most of the cars have the best installed. Our DS went to lengths to reassure us that the sound is still "good" in the third row without them.

I have the base coming (can't change my order anymore even if I wanted) so I'll follow up if it's ever finished...
 

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