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      Welcome the Audi e-tron GT, with Soundaktor+

      Why not, we already have fake exhaust tips, fake vents, fake carbon fiber, fake aluminum trim, etc...



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      Is this going to be a cut-price Taycan or something totally different?

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      Electric vehicles present a really interesting void: what sound do you want to take place of combustion?

      It will be very interesting to see what industry converges on as a sound of electric power.

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      part of me feels like it's just stupid to fake something to try to make up from its emotionless faction, and that electric cars should just embrace their own uniqueness.

      ...but the other part of me doesn't quite mind that they're trying to patch a combustionless hole with a designed soundtrack.

      i'll have to hear it in person to judge. this might bother me less than fake exhaust tips.
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      Sound of SILENCE is one of the BIG feature for me to buy an EV.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      Sound of SILENCE is one of the BIG feature for me to buy an EV.
      You don’t end up with silence, you end up hearing more of the road noise, tire roar, squeaks and rattles, the only thing that is really cut out is engine noise.
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      Quote Originally Posted by newusername View Post
      You don’t end up with silence, you end up hearing more of the road noise, tire roar, squeaks and rattles, the only thing that is really cut out is engine noise.
      i find cars nowadays are really well insulated; even the cheap mainstream brands. I'm sure Audis and Teslas are pretty quiet
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      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      i find cars nowadays are really well insulated; even the cheap mainstream brands. I'm sure Audis and Teslas are pretty quiet
      I disagree. I think we hit a peak last decade before automakers began cutting corners to save weight. My experience with several Model 3s indicates tire noise comes through quite easily.
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      You can't have them too quiet, they need to make some noise so pedestrians can hear them. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48815968

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      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      Sound of SILENCE is one of the BIG feature for me to buy an EV.
      Meh. I would like to chose my sounds from the display based on my mood. Maybe on Monday I want a F1 sounding exhaust, Tuesday a Audi 20VT rally sound and Wednesday maybe silence when my wife is pissing me off and I am crunching divorce numbers. Worlds my oyster.
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      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      i find cars nowadays are really well insulated; even the cheap mainstream brands. I'm sure Audis and Teslas are pretty quiet
      LOL at this. Poor NVH is one of Tesla's recognized shortcomings.

      And please remember how NVH works: in a world of lots of sounds, the loudest is the most noticeable. Take that one way and another one becomes more noticeable.

      EVs are not silent: in fact, removing combustion sounds means tire roar and wind noise become prevalent, and no car designer wants a car to sound like either of those.

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      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      LOL at this. Poor NVH is one of Tesla's recognized shortcomings.

      And please remember how NVH works: in a world of lots of sounds, the loudest is the most noticeable. Take that one way and another one becomes more noticeable.

      EVs are not silent: in fact, removing combustion sounds means tire roar and wind noise become prevalent, and no car designer wants a car to sound like either of those.
      good to know. i'm kinda happy i'm partially deaf and most cars feel perfectly fine to me. i don't think i'll be bothered by tire or wind noise, maybe i will.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sandwich-chris View Post
      Is this going to be a cut-price Taycan or something totally different?

      More or less, yes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      LOL at this. Poor NVH is one of Tesla's recognized shortcomings.

      And please remember how NVH works: in a world of lots of sounds, the loudest is the most noticeable. Take that one way and another one becomes more noticeable.

      EVs are not silent: in fact, removing combustion sounds means tire roar and wind noise become prevalent, and no car designer wants a car to sound like either of those.
      It’s pretty quiet about town, but once you’re up over 50 it’s pretty bad in there. Last night my ears were ringing after racking up about 300 miles over the weekend, plus blasting a lot of Van Halen.

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      MY SIL's new RAV4-H plays this weird high pitched artificial whine when running on battery. Sounds like a flying saucer from an old sci fi movie. It is not exactly grating but just annoying enough that you notice it when outside of the vehicle.

      Didn't Michael Stipe from REM suggest a few years ago that hybrid and EV owners be able to download soundsfor their cars like we download ringtones for our phones? I think it would be pretty awesome to play old-timey circus calliope music while driving a Mustang-E.

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