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Noctua Partnering with RotoSub to Provide Fans with Noise Canceling

Category: Cooling
Posted: May 31, 2012 05:09PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Noctua has announced a partnership with noise reduction specialist RotoSub to create case fans that feature active noise canceling technology. The first Noctua fan to be outfitted with this technology will be on display at Computex Taipei next week. Noise cancelation is achieved by one of two techniques, phase cancelation or destructive interference. The method developed by a pair of employees at RotoSub will allow the fan to produce the necessary sound waves to reduce its own sound. RotoSub cited the Noctua NF-F12 fan as a primary reason for the partnership, stating that "their new NF-F12 fan with its FocusedFlow system is ideal for integrating our ANC technology." The two companies have stated that the "performance target is to achieve about 80% more airflow and 120% higher static pressure at the same noise level as the original NF-F12," and a fan with these parameters should be done within the next 12 to 18 months.



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