I've got a mk4 gsi, and if i pull away in first at a reasonable pace, or if i boot it from low down in second gear, i get this not-so-great noise.

It sounds like the LSD when it's working really hard, and the noise makes the whole dash resonate.

The noise is only really there when the engine is in the torque band, and the car isnt going that quick - so i can only assume it's something that's maybe struggling to handle the torque?

It's all standard by the way.