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How Loud are the Antec 120 MM fans that blow 70 cfm @ 36 dba, and how loud is 27 dba from an 80 MM fan? and what would you call what DBA would you call inaudible to normal hearing level?

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How Loud are the Antec 120 MM fans that blow 70 cfm @ 36 dba, and how loud is 27 dba from an 80 MM fan? and what would you call what DBA would you call inaudible to normal hearing level?

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You need to do a little reading.

0db is defined as the threshold of hearing.
a sound that is 3db louder is twice as loud.
A db reading must also consider distance, as a 120db jet aircraft taking off in Denver, will be inaudible (0db) in Chicago, while deafening if standing right behind it.

Heres a "listening room" where you can compare the relative noisiness of various fans. But be aware that the volume levels are relative only, not absolute. (relative to where you have your volume set)
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that listening room thing doesnt want to work, open the file wmplayer nothing happens.
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that listening room thing doesnt want to work, open the file wmplayer nothing happens.
Turn your volume up.............
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