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  1. steverobertsbbc

    steverobertsbbc Active Member

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    Just reading a few threads that mentioned the Soundaktor, a device mounted behind the dash that artificially boosts the engine note, using the bodywork as a soundboard.

    Under what conditions is this device operating on any level? Is it just with drive select in Dynamic or is there a certain level there in other modes? I tend to drive around with DS in Auto and knock the S-tronic into S mode when I want to get a move on. Does the Soundaktor come into play here? What about in Manual? Car is an A3 Sportback quattro S-tronic, if that has a bearing on the answer.

    Is there a dedicated fuse I can pull? I came from a Civic Type-R, a very loud and wearing car to drive for any length of time due to the cabin noise levels. The last thing I need in my lovely new Audi is something artificially adding more noise!
     
  2. gtiller

    gtiller Active Member TeamMisano Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    In individual mode, you can also adjust the engine sound.

    Even on 'loud' it's pretty unobtrusive to be honest with you!

    I had an Integra Type R (a 1999 B18C6) years ago which I loved, but ultimately got rid of because of the drone on the motorway. This really doesn't even start to compare!
     
  3. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Isn't this an S3 only thing?
     
  4. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    Yes it is...
     
  5. steverobertsbbc

    steverobertsbbc Active Member

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    Thanks all! :)
     
  6. kenny_boon

    kenny_boon Active Member

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    have it in our octavia aswell. its an odd thing lol
     
  7. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Google it and I think a lot of people seem to find the car better to drive without it. The system used on the S3 will be similar I would have thought to all the other VAG cars using this.

    Soundkator - Fake engine sound - Page 2

    Karl.
     
  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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  9. Soulboy

    Soulboy Well-Known Member

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    Does it differ in the manual to S-tronic?

    And can it be turned off?

    I have got a manual S3 which I drive in dynamic. I would like to hear the engine rather than any fakery. It's a bit like wearing a snide Rolex IMO.

    I would also love to swap the quad exhaust for a pair of nice oval ones as well. They also feel a bit fake on a 4 pot to me.

    Do love the car by the way!
     
  10. danilotto

    danilotto Active Member Audi S3

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    Hi all,

    I have to say that on my S3 I notice NO difference between dynamic and comfort engine sound setting.
     

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