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    S3 simulated sound question

    I know that in dynamic mode you get an additional augmented engine/exhaust sound. What I wondered was, was this impacted by the sounds system choice you make? i.e. if you have B&O versus, standard sound system, do you think it would affect this sound? Thoughts?
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    Does this work with Manual and S tronic??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Does this work with Manual and S tronic??
    Yes I think so, you can adjust it in the Individual setting on drive select too
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    I confirm that it works on my manual too, i'm with a B&O soundsystem so can't really help with the original question though... having said that i'd personally would be very surprised if not having B&O made any difference, otherwise it would have said so in all the docs i've read. Nowhere was it stated that it made any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlekrapz View Post
    I confirm that it works on my manual too, i'm with a B&O soundsystem so can't really help with the original question though... having said that i'd personally would be very surprised if not having B&O made any difference, otherwise it would have said so in all the docs i've read. Nowhere was it stated that it made any difference.
    Sounds logical. What do you think of the noise it makes on your setup? Does it sounds natural?
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    I'm not a fan of it, sounds a bit fake. It comes through the center speaker and you can alter/test the sound if it with VCDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    I'm not a fan of it, sounds a bit fake. It comes through the center speaker and you can alter/test the sound if it with VCDS.
    I guess you have it set to off then Silky? What do you think of the engine/exhaust sound without it? Still sporty?
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    I leave it on as most other people in the car like it! It's just I would prefer to hear the engine (old school I suppose!) as it sounds great with the exhaust and Stronic. In VCDS you can turn it off even in dynamic mode.
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    PS- sound system makes no difference. It's a totally different module not linked to the sound system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    PS- sound system makes no difference. It's a totally different module not linked to the sound system.
    Ah fab, thanks for confirming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    I'm not a fan of it, sounds a bit fake. It comes through the center speaker and you can alter/test the sound if it with VCDS.

    Can't you change it with the sound of a spitfire or a spaceship ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post
    Can't you change it with the sound of a spitfire or a spaceship ?
    Sadly not, just adjust how loud it is or turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joetidman View Post
    Sounds logical. What do you think of the noise it makes on your setup? Does it sounds natural?
    Well it sounds like a bigger engine than it is, in fact i love the sound it makes, fake or not. It sounds very sporty and just makes u smile .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    48 days to 1march.
    Sorry to burst your bubble it's 53... Not that I'm counting. I honestly cannot wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    48 days to 1march.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_boon View Post
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    I thought the exhaust note worked with three different things
    - Speaker (or what is actually called a sound actuator) similar to that used in the SQ5
    - Exhaust flap that changes the noise (I guess this might be why my exhasit pipes are not tarnishing all the same way)
    - Timing of the gear change, to introduce additional sort of "parp", noise on gear change at certain revs (stronic only)

    It is actually very noticable, and wind down the window and you will hear it. Still not sure if I a a fan or not. Interestingly if you turn the sound down with the wndow down, you hear a bit more of the turbo which is hard to notice with the sound in full dynamic mode.

    I am still playing with the car, and not had nearly enough time to decide what setting I like most.
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    Would be great to upload the Millennium Falcon to whatever mp3 file they use...


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    New Audi S3 with 300PS and 40mpg bound for Paris < Latest news < About Audi

    Some notes on the actuator, sadly no mention of Millennium Falcon sound optional sounds
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    Its a pity that Audi decided to go the route of a synthetic sound through a speaker. On my car it has a box linked to the induction side of the engine, called a symposer as fitted to a Porsche, then routes the noise using pipes to the cabin. I can assure you it does sound nice especially at full chat. Ford reacts to sound market research - SAE International
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