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Standard Speaker Placements on New Model S's

Fred Drake

Member
Aug 16, 2015
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Lake Worth, FL
Hi guys,

I bought my Model S about two months ago and have a question about the standard speaker system. From what I've read, the standard speaker system has 7 speakers while the premium has 12 (11 tweeters and 1 subwoofer). I looked in my car, however, and can see speaker grills in what look to be nine places: One on each door, one in each corner on the dashboard, one on each side just a few inches away just up the sides, and one in the center.

Shining my flashlight through the grills, I can clearly see the small tweeters on the sides in the front and on the doors. I don't have the angle to see through the far front dash area, but just go by what I think I'm hearing.

Most of the threads I read about the standard vs premium systems were dated around 2013. Has the standard system changed for the latest vehicles? If not, can someone tell me exactly where these seven speakers are located in the car?

Thank you!
 

hpjtv

Member
Jul 5, 2014
139
31
Langley, BC, Canada
You said you found 9 speaker locations, mention 7 places... in the standard 7 speaker system. Sounds about right to me. If you go into the design studio and click on the image for the 12 speaker system, you can see 2 in the hatch, 1 subwoofer, one on each door and 5 at the front by the windshield.

Click link for standard specifications:

Model S Specifications | Tesla Motors
 
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yobigd20

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2012
5,929
532
Skaneateles, NY
Does anyone have the sizes of the speakers for the standard system?
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photo credit to Light Harmonic who is currently designing a powerful aftermarket system:

Tesla_Top_View_Current_Design.jpg



details: Premium Audio System for Tesla Model S by Light Harmonic
 

cgiGuy

Active Member
Jul 9, 2013
1,500
1,081
Everywhere, Nowhere
You said you found 9 speaker locations, mention 7 places... in the standard 7 speaker system.

OP said: "I looked in my car, however, and can see speaker grills in what look to be nine places: One on each door (4), one in each corner on the dashboard (2), one on each side just a few inches away just up the sides (2), and one in the center (1)."
(Numbers added by me)

That's 9.

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photo credit to Light Harmonic who is currently designing a powerful aftermarket system:

OP is looking for standard system.

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Here are diagrams of both systems created by a forum member a while back.

#168
 

jimtelsa

Member
Mar 31, 2013
412
124
Simi Valley
i have a 2013 s85 standard

but have a speaker in the lift gate which looks to house two speakers...but nothing coming out of it....

is this a bad speaker or just a dummy

dont know if I have a subwoofer or way to find out if I have a premium set up or not
 

Cyclone

Cyclonic Member ((.oO))
Jan 12, 2015
5,058
1,143
Charlotte, NC
i have a 2013 s85 standard

but have a speaker in the lift gate which looks to house two speakers...but nothing coming out of it....

is this a bad speaker or just a dummy

dont know if I have a subwoofer or way to find out if I have a premium set up or not

It's just a dummy if your don't have premium sound. All Model S vehicles have that grill there so they only make one trim piece.
 

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