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Subwoofer Options for Model S (standard Audio)

JL's VXi line all have integrated DSPs. Since you already have a sub amp, however, I would get an amp/dsp that allows you to output a corrected signal to another amp. Audison's Prima amps with DSP have that option, but I don't think they're the only game in town.

That said, if you're never going to upgrade the front speakers, the LC2i Pro will be just fine for the sub - no need to spend big dollars for a DSP just to tweak a sub's signal, IMO. However, if you do ever plan to upgrade the front speakers, an amp/DSP combo will be very nice to have. It is a pretty slippery slope.
 
JL's VXi line all have integrated DSPs. Since you already have a sub amp, however, I would get an amp/dsp that allows you to output a corrected signal to another amp. Audison's Prima amps with DSP have that option, but I don't think they're the only game in town.

That said, if you're never going to upgrade the front speakers, the LC2i Pro will be just fine for the sub - no need to spend big dollars for a DSP just to tweak a sub's signal, IMO. However, if you do ever plan to upgrade the front speakers, an amp/DSP combo will be very nice to have. It is a pretty slippery slope.
After your post I went back and looked at my Sony amp (haven't installed yet) and it has speaker level inputs (wire harness) and audio sensing which allows me to tap signal from front speakers going to amp. I do not need to install the LC2i. I didn't recognize my amp had this capability. I don't think I will ever upgrade door speakers as I am only looking for more base. Thanks again.
 
L2Ci does more than take speaker level inputs - it also provides signal correction. The stock system rolls off low frequencies which you'll want to "put back" via external EQ/DSP. The bass boost option on the amp might be enough to get by.
I didn't need much help from amp's bass boost as my speaker and enclosure satisfied my bass desire (lol). Thanks again.
 
another here with the NVX kit. Came with 100% of everything I needed for a very clean and fairly easy, install. It actually has more power than I can use, as I keep my control knob in the cabin, on about 50% at most. Depending on song (streaming services are convenient, but can really vary the songs quality with various compression ratios, etc) and the gain on the amp at maybe 15-20% of its full range. And the look is fully stock when done.
Where did you mount your control knob?
 
Is it a good idea to upgrade/add
SUBWOOFER
SPEAKER
ASSEMBLY(1042544-
00-B) directly from tesla ?
That's the OEM subwoofer and box. It's not going to work with the standard audio system unless you add and amp and run wires to it. At that point, you might as well do the NVX box or a custom box because it will sound much better than the stock woofer/box would
 
Should you be willing to spend $1800 to $2100 i assure you will not be disappointed going this route (2015 P90DL with premium sound 8” sub included) I purchased the NVX box with 10” sub only, replaced the sub with JL’s 10W3v3D4 , powered by JL XD600/1, LC2 converter and bass knob. Between the stock 8” and new 10” you can feel cabin air move if desired. This coming from a 50yr old who in his 20’s and 30’s had competition systems in cars and boat. Keeping the stock look with a stealth box, amp hidden under box leaving entire cabin usable and not worried about the wife damaging the grille covered Sub….
 

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