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      01-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #53

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Originally Posted by Neil McRae View Post
absolute nonsense. what you are hearing is simply and amplified version of the real thing. miilli vanilli would be like listening to a cd of a ferrari in your m135i!
That is where this active sound technology could potentially lead, playing different types of engine sounds in your car. There have been similar suggestions for playing engine sounds like this in hybrid and electric cars because they are too quiet. The fact that the real sound is being amplified over the stereo system does make it artificial, because you would otherwise not hear it in the cabin with the windows up if the active sound were disabled. Perhaps "artificial" is the wrong word to use. "Over compensating" may be a better term of what the active sound is doing.
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