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Upgrading stock speakers

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Sean Mitchell, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Sean Mitchell

    Sean Mitchell Member

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    I've been considering swapping out the stock speakers for Tesla's premium version. Has anyone done this manually? I'm thinking about doing it myself. Are there any issues?
     
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    Search for "Light Harmonic" or "DIY sound upgrade".
     
  3. Sean Mitchell

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    Thank you!
     
  4. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    The front door speakers are a bolt in swap. The rear doors, center dash, and A pillar speakers are the same on both systems. The outboard dash speakers and rear hatch speakers require an external amp to power them, as well as the subwoofer. Bottom line: the only "easy" swap are the front door speakers.
     
  5. BigD0g

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    Which I don't think you can buy just the front door speakers anymore :(
     
  6. Sean Mitchell

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    Could I take components from a junk yard Tesla to make this happen? That was my plan.
     
  7. jelloslug

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    Yes. You will need the front speakers, the mounting rings, and the screws that attach the speakers to the mounting rings. I did this on mine and it made a nice difference.
     
  8. Sean Mitchell

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    Awesome! For the subwoofer in the back, is it pretty easy to access an electrical connection when installing it in my current car?
     
  9. jelloslug

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    It really depends on what you are doing. If you are trying to replicate the stock system, it will take more than just the parts. If you are installing an aftermarket sub, there is not much difference between this car and any other modern car from a sound system point of view.
     
  10. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Ballin On A Budget

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    I replaced all the door speakers with Focal's and also added a 10" subwoofer in a ported box. I'm planning to find an 8" sub (maybe 2) to put in the additional storage area in the trunk so that it's completely hidden. As it stands now, I kinda have a sub/box exposed every time I open the hatch. I often get questions about my system & setup that I don't really care to answer, but that comes with the territory when everything is exposed.
     
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    How much did you guys end up paying for just the front speakers from the UHFS? Do you get more bass and does it blend in well with the other standard sound components?
     
  12. jelloslug

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    From a blending standpoint, they are very well matched. I bought the speakers as a set with some other parts so I would say I paid ~$60 or so. I bought the brackets for $20. Both sets of parts were used.
     
  13. Magomboman

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    Which Focal's and sub did you install? Curious because I'm researching my options, thanks..
     

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