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Do you love or hate the soundaktor?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by silles, May 18, 2018.

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  1. Cupra300Ross

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    I know it's a fake sound probably trying to mimic a V8 or a 5 Cylinder but it's a good noise, be deadly if I could replicate it on the Cupra. The Soundaktor units are relatively cheap from the scrappers so I might pick one up from a retired Golf R and see if it works
     
  2. silles

    silles Active Member

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    Not as fake as I thought this thing is:
    The Soundactor is a piezoelectric speaker. It's playing the actual engine sounds. -- read some sh!t on the internet, must be true :D

    anyway, does anyone know the sound levels of the sound aktor in Normal/Sport/Cupra, Like 0%, 50% and 100% ?

    Basically If I wanted Cupra mode to sound as Sport mode than what value i'd need in Carista?
     
  3. motty225

    motty225 B9 S4

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    Some work like that but not this one, it's obvious to see as when it's in comfort the actual engine sounds nothing like the sound actuator, it's just a pad that vibrates against the shell of the car giving off a noise
     
  4. queen

    queen ~Nassia~

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    I thought I'd hate it but tbh I like it, it makes the car sound like a 2.5L or a small V6.
     
  5. Mr Mustard

    Mr Mustard Active Member

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    Disliked it in the Cupra 280, was just added noise - but loved it in the 1.8 tsi, completely different kind of sporty 'wail'sound.

    Our new 2.0 tsi FR has no soundaktor and with the petrol particular filter sounds too muffled & soul-less.
     
  6. GordonMcC

    GordonMcC Active Member

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    I like it in the Cupra. makes you feel like your on it more. Subaru-esque
     
  7. silles

    silles Active Member

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    I agree in Cupra mode is too much, it's OK in sport mode. it's actually enhances the engine sound at lower RPMs
     
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    Zer0 Active Member

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    My first mod was disabling it with Carista so no, don't like it.
     
  9. LR231998

    LR231998 Alor Blue 290 Cupra

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    I have turned it off, on, off, on, off now it’s on again. I had it off when I had a res delete as it was too much but now I have the res back in as it was too loud - I have turned it back on again, brings back the memories of driving home when I first picked up the car! But I do agree it’s too much in Cupra mode. You can turn it down on carista, maybe 60% would be a good medium.
     
  10. Scotty

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    Turned off and staying off
     

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