View Full Version : Decibel Reading?

03-06-2018, 01:28 AM
Hey all!

I just wondered if anyone know what decibel level this printer usually runs at? I am out of filament at the moment so I can't test it out, and I can't seem to find it anywhere online either. Looked around on here as well, but no luck.


03-06-2018, 09:50 AM
Loud enough to be annoying...

03-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Good god yes! I am trying to get numbers together to justify buying a CR-10 haha! If I can prove to my wife that it is much quieter I can get away with buying one :p

03-06-2018, 04:25 PM
CR is definetly much quieter and bigger lol

03-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Yeah from what I could tell it was a lot quieter; I just wondered by how much. And I love the fact that it's pretty much double the size of the Cube!

03-06-2018, 07:29 PM
Which makes one ask if the Cube|Pro is any quieter since it is enclosed.

I know what it takes to drowned mine out... 2 doors and the TV at 66%.

We're easily nearing 100db on certain motions.

03-06-2018, 07:33 PM
Dang!! I thought it was loud but I didn't think it was that loud haha! I have it stashed half the house away from me and I can still hear it if the TV isn't on full blast. From what I can gather, the CR-10 is around 50-60ish stock and can be made a lot quieter with some mods.

03-07-2018, 01:21 AM
I think a lot of the noise is self-induced with the chosen motor speeds. The Cube hits resonance near-perfectly with the stepper timing.
When the tray or the print-head servos, it is very quiet, definitely within limits, but the actual stepping just rings the thing like a bell.

Try setting the printer on some relative stiff open cell foam or a gel-pad. You will remove a lot of the massive highs that carry so well.

03-07-2018, 02:38 PM
Right now I have it resting on a folded up yoga mat. I think that's about the best that I have really. It helped to dampen a lot of the noise, but it's still way loud.

03-08-2018, 03:22 AM
I can hear mine through the floor. Drives my wife crazy! It helped taking the plastic case off the carrier but still loud.