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Subwoofer

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Description

Install a 10 to 12 inch subwoofer for deeper base sounds from the audio system along with a separate subwoofer amplifier.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

There are plenty of third-party products in a wide range of sizes and capacities. The rear trunk footwell is likely the best spot for adding a subwoofer, assuming no rear-facing seats are installed. A decent speaker amplifier combo will start at $300 plus installation costs, and easily top $2000 for a high-end system.

Tesla’s own audio upgrade option “Sound Studio” includes a 8 inch subwoofer in the right rear.

To install your own subwoofer, check out our DIY instructions at: teslatap.com/modifications/sub-woofer-and-amplifier-installation/

Status

Unlikely.



Category: Tags: entered 9-Dec-2012
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4 Comments

I don't think it's deeper base that the system needs. Rather, I'd like more clarity in the base.
I got the Reuse audio upgrade for my model S and it significantly improved the clarity. The upgrade consisted of a replacement for the sub with a sealed 10" sub and a new amp plus replacing the two tweeters and adding a third tweeter mounted behind the rear-view mirror. The improvement over the sound studio was significant. I think Tesla could provide a similar upgrade for less cost if they so desired.
A subwoofer should be standard in all systems like in many lesser priced vehicles.
The Subwoofer location can just about be anywhere. It's sound can't be easily localized by the human ear. It's one reason why audio systems are 5.1 or 7.1, the ".1" is the subwoofer. It doesn't need to be in stereo.  So placement in the front or rear will make little difference to the perceived sound quality.