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Auxiliary Audio Input

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Description

Add an auxiliary audio input for legacy equipment.

Since the “ultra high fidelity sound” upgrade of the Tesla Model S is known to be excellent, it still lacks of adequate input options: bluetooth is not capable of transmitting high quality audio, USB audio input form devices like iPhone, iPod etc. is not supported…

An AUX audio input could be a basic and still very good option to solve this problem – independent from the manufacturer of your audio device.

Disadvantages:

• You need to operate your gadget itself instead of using the Tesla screen (and/or buttons at the steering wheel)
• You need to plug in cables (aux cable, possibly charging cable…)

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Moderator: Best choice is still USB with recordings in a loss-less format such as FLAC which the Tesla supports. This allows full touch screen controls, album art, while retaining the highest quality sound. Even from a loss-less source, AUX inputs requires extra D/A then A/D conversions which reduces the audio quality.

Status

Unknown.

(lightly edited by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 22-Dec-2014
chris
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2 Comments

I requested the list of supported digital file types, and found FLAC on that list.

I just loaded up a 250GB USB stick with all my favorites from my collection and bingo the Tesla reads that like  disk and I can use the Tesla Media controls to search select and play the music I have on the USB Stick. It  works fine with 16 bit, and 24 bit files. I'm quite happy with the results.

This is the list my contact at Tesla sent to me. I use FLAC, but this is a good list of the many file types the audio system can support.

MP3, OGG, OGA, FLAC, MPC, WV, SPX, TTA, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, 3G2,

WMA, ASF, AIF, AIFF, WAV, APE, AAC.
I requested the list of supported digital file types, and found FLAC on that list.

I just loaded up a 250GB USB stick with all my favorites from my collection and bingo the Tesla reads that like  disk and I can use the Tesla Media controls to search select and play the music I have on the USB Stick. It  works fine with 16 bit, and 24 bit files. I'm quite happy with the results.

This is the list my contact at Tesla sent to me. I use FLAC, but this is a good list of the many file types the audio system can support.

MP3, OGG, OGA, FLAC, MPC, WV, SPX, TTA, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, 3G2,

WMA, ASF, AIF, AIFF, WAV, APE, AAC.