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Do you love or hate the soundaktor?

silles

Active Member
May 4, 2017
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Just wondering why people hate/love the soundaktor ...

Maybe because my car is still new, but I like it, it makes a V8 grunt :)

It's better in sport mode, in cupra it's too much
 

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personally I hate it, first thing I removed when I got OBD11, Much prefer engine and exhaust noise to soundaktor but there is no right or wrong answer its personal preference and also your age / hearing (Yanni vs Laurel)
 

Damo H

Carbon Snob
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Oct 3, 2012
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Sport Mode is good, but it’s just ridiculous in Cupra mode. I’ve turned it down to 80% but plan on reducing it further today after the exhaust is fitted :)
 

Blowski

Cupra 280 DSG
Mar 23, 2018
421
198
I wasn't a fan... in my car it would make the top of the dashboard vibrate so it was really annoying. I turned it off with Carista. Now I can here the DSG pops and the induction which I prefer. Would it have been more tolerable if the dash didn't vibrate the way it did? maybe

Some of my mates liked the sound, the wife didn't... and she is the boss :think:
 
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silles

Active Member
May 4, 2017
517
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I wasn't a fan... in my car it would make the top of the dashboard vibrate so it was really annoying. I turned it off with Carista. Now I can here the DSG pops and the induction which I prefer. Would it have been more tolerable if the dash didn't vibrate the way it did? maybe

Some of my mates liked the sound, the wife didn't... and she is the boss :think:
good point, mine does not vibrate anything yet, I'd hate that
 

Happy Days

Cupra 280/ FR 184 Nice.
Apr 13, 2016
65
5
Somerset
In my Cupra, the first thing I done was to disconnect it, far too loud. In the wifes FR it's not so loud and she doesn't mind it so it stays. lol
 

Bristle Hound

Moderator
Aug 21, 2017
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'Do you love or hate the soundaktor?'

Short answer - hate !
My Cupra sounded like there was no air filter in in Cupra mode
Hence I turned it down to 0% via the Carista app
 
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Cuprobbie

Active Member
May 4, 2016
91
26
Hamilton
Hated.
Didn't have any way of turning it down or off, so just physically disconnected it.
Prefer the natural sound of the engine and exhaust.
 

zeffania

Active Member
Nov 4, 2016
394
113
hate. I have a diesel, it is not meant to sound that way. Turned down to 0% within a week of picking it up
 

DarthGinge

Active Member
May 24, 2018
7
1
Personally bloody love it! Sounds like a race car and I just love to accelerate and hear that noise! Of course if it starts to grate on me i just change the driver mode so it is quieter!
 

Bailer

Active Member
May 15, 2018
43
7
Personally bloody love it! Sounds like a race car and I just love to accelerate and hear that noise! Of course if it starts to grate on me i just change the driver mode so it is quieter!
Same same, only have the motor 2 weeks and only use Cupra mode when I fancy a country road blast, and I think it’s fantastic fun, most of the time I’m in comfort mode, as traffic jams dictates speed, have carista orderedso can always change the level if I get sick of it
 

KagnuS

Active Member
Jun 4, 2018
18
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UK
I love it, but understand why some would want it off or less loud. As mine is a lease, I'm not comfortable with tweaking the factory settings.

I think the engine is too refined in terms of NVH and without the speaker it would feel lifeless. So I think VW/Seat made the right choice, but could have the option for on/off.
 

razmeister

Active Member
May 28, 2018
27
1
I wasn't a fan... in my car it would make the top of the dashboard vibrate so it was really annoying. I turned it off with Carista. Now I can here the DSG pops and the induction which I prefer. Would it have been more tolerable if the dash didn't vibrate the way it did? maybe

Some of my mates liked the sound, the wife didn't... and she is the boss :think:
Mine was vibrating a little also (yes, another rattle!), but it turned out it was the casing under the rear view mirror (the bit that attaches onto the windscreen) - when it vibrates, just giving it a little press seems to stop the sound entirely!

I've only had my car little over a month, don't really mind the soundaktor all that much tbh. Is the sound of the engine / exhaust from outside the car unchanged regardless of mode and it's all fakery no matter the mode selected?
 

Blowski

Cupra 280 DSG
Mar 23, 2018
421
198
Mine was vibrating a little also (yes, another rattle!), but it turned out it was the casing under the rear view mirror (the bit that attaches onto the windscreen) - when it vibrates, just giving it a little press seems to stop the sound entirely!

I've only had my car little over a month, don't really mind the soundaktor all that much tbh. Is the sound of the engine / exhaust from outside the car unchanged regardless of mode and it's all fakery no matter the mode selected?
Its all fakery from the sound actuator. The different modes will change the dynamics of the car in terms of throttle response etc but as for sound it stays the same
 

Trout

Active Member
Feb 28, 2018
56
17
Absolutely hate the fake noise/vibration. Disconnected it on both a Cupra and an FR. Nevertheless, there should be an button to make it easier.to switch it on or off.
 

ukoldschool

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
382
55
Its all fakery from the sound actuator. The different modes will change the dynamics of the car in terms of throttle response etc but as for sound it stays the same
This isn't true, different modes make the soundaktor louder or quieter, not the same sound at all.
Its actually a small electric motor that vibrates against the firewall, so its not even a real induction sound

Me personally, was the first thing I disconnected!
 

Blowski

Cupra 280 DSG
Mar 23, 2018
421
198
This isn't true, different modes make the soundaktor louder or quieter, not the same sound at all.
Its actually a small electric motor that vibrates against the firewall, so its not even a real induction sound

Me personally, was the first thing I disconnected!
I meant sound from the engine & exhaust
 
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Blowski

Cupra 280 DSG
Mar 23, 2018
421
198
For the sake of argument, what I meant by sound is the same is that the exhaust doesn't have valves etc so it's not like pushing the loud button on a Jag F-Type V8.
 
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