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  • How loud is the Kona?

  • Petros Kolyvas

    October 13, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I spend over half my time working on sound and my computer is in a near-silent room. My current video I/O, while cooled passively in its breakout-box, is unreliable and the support for it is even worse – even if it’s designed locally.

    Time to stop wasting time and switch to AJA. So, looking at the 3G or LHi how loud is the fan? With my current machine, ambient noise levels clock in at about 44dB RMS at ear level.

    Thanks!


    There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It’s all learned. – Bruce Ediger

  • Fred Connors Jr.

    October 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    The KONA has no fan and makes no noise.

    The Troupe – Modern Media Design & Production

  • Petros Kolyvas

    October 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Both the Kona 3G and LHi product information shows they have a small CPU fan.


    There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It’s all learned. – Bruce Ediger

  • Richard Cooper

    October 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Very small fan… and I would say that your Mac Pro will make way more noise than your Kona would ever make. The Kona is a non-issue, sound wise.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard Cooper
    FrostLine Productions, LLC
    Anchorage, Alaska
    http://www.frostlineproductions.com

  • Petros Kolyvas

    October 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks. I had read a note (admittedly a single note) about the fan being loud. Just wanted a few opinions – it is greatly appreciated.


    There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It’s all learned. – Bruce Ediger

  • Fred Connors Jr.

    October 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    The KONA-3 does not have a fan, the KONA-3G does.

    I have a 3G on order but I have no idea when it will ship.

    If you are concerned get a KONA-3, but your system fans will still make the most noise.

    We remote all machine from audio critical environments.

    Fred

    The Troupe – Modern Media Design & Production

  • Jeremy Garchow

    October 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    It’s just about like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0lPFZX2czA

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  • Kevin Cannon

    October 14, 2010 at 12:46 am

    When I first installed the Kona LHi (3G) in my Mac Pro I was very surprised by the fan noise. At the time I was sitting about 6 feet away from the tower in a room with a good amount of ambient city noise.

    Although it might not be as loud as some of the fans in the unit, it definitely is more constant. I know if I were attempting a critical listening environment, I would not be happy with my machine in the room.

    KC

  • Petros Kolyvas

    October 14, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Good to know. That was my main concern. Perhaps its time to consider an ISO box too.


    There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It’s all learned. – Bruce Ediger

  • Petros Kolyvas

    October 14, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Touché sir. Touché.


    There is no intuitive interface, not even the nipple. It’s all learned. – Bruce Ediger

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