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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Mraim, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Mraim

    Mraim Member

    May 13, 2016
    Freehold , New Jersey
    i'm ordering a model S. I'm no sure if I should order the upgrade audio system or not. I'm told you can't tell the difference. I'm no sure because I never heard the ultra hight fidelity sound system. Can any one help on this ? also the XM radio does it come with the regular standard radio system or only the ultra hight fidelity sound system?
  2. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Houston, TX
    XM radio requires the Ultra HiFi Sound System package and the panoramic roof option.
  3. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

    May 5, 2016
    Bay Area

    I posted my opinions on UHF sound here: My thoughts on Ultra High Fidelity Sound

    In short, I wouldn't say you can't tell the difference. The biggest difference is that UHF has a subwoofer and much better bass + midrange if you like hip hop, pop, dance, or other bass-heavy music.

    Oh yeah, the most important tip for UHF is DO NOT TURN ON THE DOLBY SURROUND MODE! Or at least try it both ways. The Dolby surround mode seems to decrease the quality of most content and also dramatically reduce the bass response, which could contribute to those saying that they couldn't hear a difference.
  4. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    I found the same to be true. Turn off the Dolby.

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