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precisely

I suppose I’m just waxing critical of the fact that the sound system seems to be increasingly discussed not as “icing on the cake”

but instead as an increasingly prominent “differentiator”

because meanwhile, here’s the thing about the remainder of lists like the one you just gave:

there are a lot of alternative vehicles that can provide most of the things you listed. Range. Cooled seats. Even more cargo area. Even more interior space. And, with a few extra bucks, an equal or better sound system. Etc.


I’m not really trying to dog on the CT. I’m admittedly, though, perhaps a bit jaded and amused by what has been 4 years of Tesla fanbois regurgitating hopium-fueled lists of they ways in which the CT would eg “have a frunk 2X Larger than the Lightning,” or “a bigger bed than any BEV competition,” or “offroad capabilities that will make the Rivian look like child’s play,” or “range that so far outstrips the completion, the others will be bankrupt in a year,” etc., etc., etc.

NONE of which turned out to be true, or is increasingly looking indefensible with a mere hand wave.

and that as proof of that swing, in just a few short months, that when a fanboi like the tweets in OP show, they’re increasingly leaning on “sound system” when limited to 160 characters … is to me just … Wild

From your comments, my impression is that you are picky about sound... as am I.

Since you seem to have the capacity to be critical, I'd like to ask a really specific question about the sound but explaining the question may leave some offended... for which I will kind of apologize but to be frank not really.

I often cannot trust many people's reviews of sound systems in general because people tend to love sound systems that to me sound like a fork on a chalkboard.

One of the most common issues I have with automobile sound systems in general is people loving "more bass" indiscriminately, as if a subwoofer with crap response curves that makes the car rattle a lot is a good subwoofer. In particular, people tend to love ported or air baffle open subwoofers that to me are super ghetto awful in sound to the point where I just can't listen to them at all (I said I was picky, and I meant it).

I am skeptical about the subwoofers in the CT because they are ported and for me, it is an extremely rare ported subwoofer that I can listen to and actually enjoy... which leaves me thinking that the likelihood of me needing to replace them with higher powered sealed subs is quite high. I haven't heard anybody who says the sound system is amazing give any details as to why and especially I have not seen any reviews that address the response and sound of the dual ported subwoofers or how they mesh with the rest of the speakers in the system. So I have no idea if I should trust these comments or if the reviewers are people who like subwoofers I would literally throw in the trash. Often subwoofers can be so bad a system sounds better with them just removed unless they are well-integrated and this is much easier to do with a sealed and high-powered sub in my experience but this can be argued both ways and I respect the experience of others even if I do not agree. Science and measurements are one thing and one's genetics and tastes are another when it comes to listening.

Soooooo.... in the CT/CB is the subwoofer sound tight? Crisp? Or just boomy and awful to appease the masses that either don't care or cannot tell the difference, as is all too often the case? Are they musical? How's the bass EQ?

Any thoughts from those cursed with picky ears and an obsession with music?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or comments or impressions / opinions.

Cheers all, and happy listening.
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Soooooo.... in the CT/CB is the subwoofer sound tight?
my time in a CT, I listened:

(a) as found (ie how the driver had the thing set up)

(b) to ~rock (ie without particularly forward base)

(c) in general sensory confusion (ie lots to take in at once)


Accordingly, can’t say I had the opportunity to hone in on the base in particular.

My general impression was:

(i) the cabin made for a nice listening booth (ie acoustics seemed good and no rattle/vibration) - and I’d wondered given all the glass/angles

(ii) there was a notable fullness for an OEM system (ie little to no perception any particular sound was coming from any particular direction/speaker location)

(iii) no particular range jumped out beyond the others

All that said, per (a)-(c) above, it wasn’t a listening-focused drive.

Mostly I walked away just feeling and satisfied it was way better than my Lightning, though that’s not saying much.

Wound be great for a real audio-head to get their hands all over one and give a more scrupulous account.
 

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Because it only takes 10 seconds to check out the sound system.

Ummmm.... no. Just no. Gonna' have to call shenanigans here.

My version of assessing a sound system would take at least a couple of hours of listening to specific tracks for specific details of how the system handles various moments in songs. In 10 seconds, you know nothing, Jon Snow... unless it is so awful you cannot continue with further listening.

But to each their own.

I'm still pissed none of the Teslas have a wired aux in so I can use my own DAC, and I have to choose between a USB port and bluetooth as my means of audio connection because convenience takes a distant second seat to sound quality for my taste.
 


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So how does this guy get his non foundation before my foundation?

are the display trucks non foundation?
 

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So how does this guy get his non foundation before my foundation?

are the display trucks non foundation?
the showroom units, VINs 1200-1219, are one -off AWDs with white interiors

not clear to me if it’s a confusion

In a photo/post now removed, he previously had a photo/postof a showroom unit

Tesla Cybertruck First Cybertruck delivery in NY!? IMG_8379



BTw, this is the guy who was a co-defendant with Tesla in the wrongful death case back in 2019 where the kid-owner’s parents had put a speed limiter on his Tesla, and this guy was implicated for having been the one to disable it. Was unclear if that was done as SOP, etc., and Tesla was ultimately found liable (10M award)

In any event, it’s possible he posted a picture he had of himself in front of a showroom unit despite having separately taken delivery of an FS unit. Maybe he just liked how his arms looked big.
 

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Also a little possible that he used a filter on the photo, and the angle/reflections just make it too hard to see

the ‘foundation’ marking on the QPs is VERY faint from certain angles and with glare

here’s from another delivery/post

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Adding to the point that the ‘foundation’ etching the QP can be pretty hard to see depending on photo settings/lighting

Randomly passes by the photos from the 7 that met up out in CA:

here can’t see it at all

Tesla Cybertruck First Cybertruck delivery in NY!? IMG_8387
Tesla Cybertruck First Cybertruck delivery in NY!? IMG_8386


here’s another pic where you could just about miss it

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Press X to doubt. Do you own a Tesla? They take pride in their sound systems.

Edit: to add a bit. I love my 2023 Model 3’s sound system. It sounds better than my 2018 Model 3 did and I loved that one. The 2024 (Highland) Model 3 is upgraded even further than my current one (although I haven’t heard it) and I know the Cybertruck sounds better than that (as Kyle has driven all of these and most every car in the industry and says it’s better).

My main point being is that I’m highly confident I’ll love the sound system and that’s more icing on the cake of all the other great features of the truck (which for me: no paint, no dents, tons of cargo capacity, smooth quiet ride, all the normal Tesla goodies, cooled seats, steer by wire… to name a few).
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I have already done that.
VIN assigned once the truck is built i mean, so you should probably see it within 8 weeks of your order being placed(assuming production continues smoothly).
 
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VIN assigned once the truck is built i mean, so you should probably see it within 6 weeks of your order being placed.
Order placed on 12/26/23.
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