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silent (or near to) fans

Postby paleface » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:26 am

hello people

id like to get a couple of new floor standing fans
for use in my mixing room in the summer

the best i can see so far seem to be the rowenta extreme silence ... ab-20&th=1

i was hoping to get a couple cheap in the xmas sales

does anyone know how good they are ?
compared to say ... pd_rd_r=61

that which is half the price
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Re: silent (or near to) fans

Postby wireman » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am

Seems safer getting something that quotes a dB(A) level. I found this funny....

QuietSet controls allow you to personalize the sound and cooling power of your tower fan.

... a bit like an off switch does.
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Re: silent (or near to) fans

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:20 pm

We have a Dyson 'fan' (which was silly expensive), it is also much louder than I expected! Quiet fans need big slow moving blades, good blade designs will also reduce noise levels but reducing speed will always be the best way to reduce noise.
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Re: silent (or near to) fans

Postby Mike Stranks » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:06 pm

My only comment is that if you're installing fans make sure it always is just a mixing room. :)

Sensitive capacitor mics will get a mite upset with any breezes wafting about - however silent the source.

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Re: silent (or near to) fans

Postby resistorman » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:09 am

My experience is that fans just don’t go slow or quiet enough, so I’ve built small boxes using fan speed controls in them. You don’t want the continuously variable ones, they make the motors hum and cause RFI. I use the three speed select models and try out different setting combinations with the fan and the box. I have even built the fan controller into the fan alongside the native controls. Alternatively, a big autoformer will work great with no chance of hum.
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