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How loud is the Scythe Slip Stream 140 Kaze Maru 2 1700?

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Hey all! I'm wondering, how loud is the Kaze Maru 2 1700rpm? I know it states its 36db but I really don't know how loud that is lol.
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TYPICAL SOUND LEVELS

Jet takeoff (200 feet) ~ 120 dBA
Construction Site ~ 110 dBA Intolerable
Shout (5 feet) ~ 100 dBA
Heavy truck (50 feet) ~ 90 dBA Very noisy
Urban street ~ 80 dBA
Automobile interior ~ 70 dBA Noisy
Normal conversation (3 feet) ~ 60 dBA
Office, classroom ~ 50 dBA Moderate
Living room ~ 40 dBA
Bedroom at night ~ 30 dBA Quiet
Broadcast sstudio ~ 20 dBA
Rustling leaves ~ 10 dBA Barely audible


Taken from Guru3D.com


Somewhere between bedroom at night and a living room. It's fairly quiet.
Edited by Benz - 2/29/12 at 2:42am
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You cant really go by that list. Noise=/=Noise. A Living room is subjectively completely dífferent to a 1700rpm fan, eventhough the Sound Pressure level might be the same.
At 12V it's definitaley a good bit louder than your Noctua P14.
Edited by Elohim - 2/29/12 at 11:06am
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I own it and it is loud. Way more than Gentle typhoon 1850
Even the 1300 model is a bit louder than the AP-15
The motor is also terrible. After 3 months it was doing annoying noise, had to add some lube.
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You cant really go by that list. Noise=/=Noise. A Living room is subjectively completely dífferent to a 1700rpm fan, eventhough the Sound Pressure level might be the same.
At 12V it's definitaley a good bit louder than your Noctua P14.

This is true, also the DBA rating on fans is only relative to other DBA rating on other fans. Your application can increase the actual sound you hear due to it being pushed up against a filter/honeycomb/radiator/ect.

Also let it be known that fan companies are notorious for false claims on their specs, this is not true with all of them, but there have been lots of discrepancies found.
 
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