- Mar 2, 2002
Tesla Model 3 is cool! Very cool!I know it's probably hard to compare, but would you say equal or better than the same DVD-As in your previous Acuras?
I would definitely be considering one of these but my 2-year-old Tesla Model 3 reservation finally got activated and I bit the bullet and got the 3. Great car for driving and my first EV experience.
But soundwise it's OK. There is something called "Immersive" sound that can be turned up to high for streaming music, but I wish Mr. Musk was a true 5.1 aficionado...
Maybe I can talk my wife into an RDX in a year or two. Or maybe Acura will add the USB 5.1 to all their models.
I have to say first off that the ELS 3D Studio system in the 2019 RDX completely and utterly blows away the DTS-CD system in the last generation of Acura's. I was so saddened by the shitty sound in my last RDX that I honestly thought about trading it in on a low mileage RDX with the DVD-A system still installed. But this new ELS system takes the cake, I believe, even over those older DVD-A systems. Even though the current limit is 24/48, the 700+ Watts of power through the 16 speakers is pretty impressive. I still am not sure how the 5 channels are distributed among the 16 speakers, but test files play perfectly so whatever they are doing is working. Like I said elsewhere, I have been living with a "Gaucho/Two Against Nature/Everything Must Go/The Nightfly/Kamakiriad/Morph the Cat" USB stick ripped from my DVD-A's, and everyone that hears it has thought it sounded great. What gets them every time is the solo cymbal in the intro of Babylon Sisters that comes from the rears. I can't tell you how many people have gone "I've never heard that cymbal before.
The next generation TLX will have this system as will the new MDX. This will be in most of the Acura's going forward. The good thing is that even the lower level ELS system will play the 5.1 USB sticks, so you don't need the ELS 3D system for 5.1.
Anyway, enjoy the Tesla Model 3. It's a very cool machine.