I have noticed that the sensitivity of the AM tuner in my Tesla is pretty low. Parked in the garage, the signal is very scratchy and when driving the electric motors can be clearly heard over the incoming signal particularly in regen.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Trouble is - tune-in of late has been pathetic (keeps dropping out).
What I can't understand is why the radio in the Tesla is so poor compared to all the other cars I own. There has to be a logical explanation for the lack of sensitivity.My radio reception sucks on both bands. Lots of static. Unfortunately, I live in a very mountainous region, where 3G drops a lot. Not their fault at all. So I do find it annoying because Slacker and TuneIn can drop a lot and radio is pretty much terrible. But it was much better in my Acura. I had it checked and they said it was within spec, down at their center, in a populated area with no trees or mountains.
Oh well. The price of living in paradise...
How do you rip a cd to flac? Using Windows 10 I basically had a choice of wav or wmf. Was trying to copy to a USB .
I like free & open source so for Windows and OSX, you could try fre:ac. You'll have to go into General Settings | Encoders and change the Encoder to FLAC. Just tried it & seems to be buggy on my Mac though could be fine on Windows.
fre:ac - free audio converter
This might be a better choice for Macs:
XLD download | SourceForge.net
And an alternative for Windows:
CUERipper - CUETools wiki
Only for Macs, try TeslaTunes. It'll copy your iTunes playlists and/or other music library, automatically converting Apple Lossless to Flac.
Tesla Tunes by tattwamasi
I ripped the DVD-Audio using DVD-Audio Extractor.
DVD Audio Extractor -- Full featured DVD audio ripper for your easy use
Note that DVD-Audio has been considered extinct since about 2007 but was a great way to purchase audiophile quality music. Now there’s HDtracks, PonoMusic, eClassical and many other websites but the selection is limited.
Could it possibly be the positioning of the aerial I wonder? Not sure exactly where it is/they are...presumably in the mirrors or sandwiched somewhere in the glassware?
In terms of the differing audio quality from various sources, I found some old DVD-Audio discs which I ripped to flac...192kHz 24-bit. Awesome sound quality compared to anything else I've tried so far.
Based on my recent experience, a radio with better reception may only receive more interference from the car. A better radio is wasted if the car's electrical noise is louder than the stations you want to receive.What I can't understand is why the radio in the Tesla is so poor compared to all the other cars I own. There has to be a logical explanation for the lack of sensitivity.