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CovertPluto3502
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MK3S Very audible

Got my MK3S 2 months ago, been running it in both stealth and normal, but still find it is not silent. I tried it in my daughter's bedroom which made it quieter, but still loud enough she can't sleep. I am using the spring feet and a very heavy and sturdy table. Does anyone else also think it;s loud? I have seen reviews saying that it is very quiet.

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Posted : 17/06/2020 12:54 pm
Cynan
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RE: MK3S Very audible

Sounds normal - or at least it sounds the same as mine. If I need it quieter I turn the speed down using the LCD control knob, to around 30%.

Posted : 17/06/2020 8:20 pm
Neophyl
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RE: MK3S Very audible

Is the Prusa your only printer ?  As it looks like you havent heard others.  Try comparing it to an old Davinci 1.0 or a cr10, you will learn what loud is.  

Posted : 17/06/2020 10:15 pm
Area51
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RE: MK3S Very audible

It sounds just like my MK3S and that is a lot more silent than my MK2.5S.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 17/06/2020 11:31 pm
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CovertPluto3502
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Topic starter answered:
RE: MK3S Very audible

@neophyl

I also have 2 CR-10s with my own motherboard with TMC5160 drivers. They are literally inaudible sitting 1m away from them. All I hear is a small sound from the PSU fan.

Posted : 18/06/2020 6:15 am
Neophyl
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RE: MK3S Very audible

@covertpluto

You must have lucked out somehow then, I have a cr10s too, when I first got it it sounded like a jet taking off.  I pretty rapidly fitted motor dampeners on X and Y, and replaced the fans in the control box with rather expensive but much quieter ones to make it bearable.  Its still slightly louder than my MK3 with just its fans on when powered up, and fast travel movements can be heard anywhere in the house.  That's one reason I'm contemplating a linear rail mod for it.

Posted : 18/06/2020 6:26 am
CovertPluto3502
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Topic starter answered:
RE: MK3S Very audible

@neophyl

Haha you were just describing the sounds of my MK3S. It’s still very silent compared to the Stratasys machines.

Posted : 18/06/2020 10:59 am
Cynan
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RE: MK3S Very audible

Quiet is very subjective. I wish Prusa would put a video up on how it should sound, on various difference surfaces for people to check against.

Posted : 18/06/2020 12:34 pm
Flo4Print
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RE: MK3S Very audible
Posted by: @covertpluto

I also have 2 CR-10s with my own motherboard with TMC5160 drivers. They are literally inaudible sitting 1m away from them. All I hear is a small sound from the PSU fan.

And during printing ? 😆 just kidding ! Could you also share a video  ? I am curious, don't have any CR10, only a MK3S with igus on Y.

MK3S & Fusion 360...
Posted : 18/06/2020 1:21 pm
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