Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Noctua Introduces Two New Fan Product Lines and Accessory Kits

Noctua today expanded its product portfolio with two new fan product lines and a wide range of accessory kits. Whereas the redux line addresses price-conscious users by reissuing some of Noctua's most popular, award-winning models and presenting them in streamlined, more affordable packages, the industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) line is conceived for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection.

"Our new product lines allow us to address audiences we have not been able to reach in the past", explains Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO), "Coming at about 3/4 of the price of our standard models, the redux line is ideal for all those looking for a more affordable entry into the world of premium quality quiet cooling. The industrialPPC fans fulfil our industry client's requests for high speed models that are suitable for use in challenging environments. However, I think they will also appeal to PC enthusiasts striving for extreme performance. Last but not least, the introduction of the two new product lines allows us to respond to the recurring demands for Noctua fans in different colors."

Whereas the redux fans feature an attractive light/dark grey colour scheme that is reminiscent of the two shades of brown used Noctua's standard line-up, the industrialPPC models come in an all black design.

The redux edition comprises both 4-pin PWM and 3-pin versions of NF-P14, NF-S12B, NF-B9 and NF-R8, all of which are proven, time-tested models that have convinced thousands of customers and helped to found Noctua's reputation as a first-tier supplier of premium grade low noise cooling equipment. Altogether, there will be 13 redux models with speeds ranging from 700 to 1700rpm.

The industrialPPC line features ruggedised 2000 and 3000rpm versions of the award-winning NF-F12 and NF-A14 fans. Thanks to the outstanding aerodynamic efficiency of these designs and the use of a novel three-phase motor, the industrialPPC versions provide superior airflow and pressure capacity while keeping noise levels and power consumption moderate as against comparable high-speed fans. Their fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction and certified water and dust protection (up to IP67) make the industrialPPC fans an ideal choice for highly demanding applications that require superior flow rates and ultimate dependability.

In addition to the new fan product lines, Noctua also introduced a wide range of accessory sets to complement these fans. For example, customers can upgrade their redux or industrialPPC fans with anti-vibration mounts (NA-SAV2), Low-Noise Adaptors (NA-SRC7 & NA-SRC10), extension cables
(NA-SEC1 & NA-SEC2) or y-cables (NA-SYC1 & NA-SYC2).

Prices and availability
All redux and industrialPPC models are currently shipping and will be available shortly. The manufacturer suggested retail prices are as follows:
  • redux 140mm: EUR 15.90 / USD 19.90
  • redux 120mm: EUR 13.90 / USD 17.90
  • redux 92mm: EUR 11.90 / USD 15.90
  • redux 80mm: EUR 10.90 / USD 14.90
  • industrialPPC 140mm IP52: EUR 26.90 / USD 29.90 industrialPPC 140mm IP67: EUR 29.90 / USD 34.90 industrialPPC 120mm IP52: EUR 24.90 / USD 26.90 industrialPPC 120mm IP67: EUR 29.90 / USD 34.9 Accessory sets: EUR 5.90 / USD 7.90
For more information, visit the product pages of Redux, industraialPPC, and Accessories.
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28 Comments on Noctua Introduces Two New Fan Product Lines and Accessory Kits

#1
micropage7
grey looks better and the package
its like more premium than before:D:D
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#3
gdallsk
How about doing the same fans that were on the market before, but with these colors? These are gonna be too loud for my likings...
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#5
Svarog
by: gdallsk
How about doing the same fans that were on the market before, but with these colors? These are gonna be too loud for my likings...
I used those old Fans in the past and they are far from loud.
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#6
alwayssts
by: gdallsk
How about doing the same fans that were on the market before, but with these colors? These are gonna be too loud for my likings...
Um...that's what the redux is?

I mixed thoughts on this only because:

1. 3000rpm is borderline obscene, especially using a Noctua design (which work great at low rpm).

2. The Noctua ugly-ass beige is a badge of honor. It's a horrible, horrible, color, to be sure, and without a doubt there must be a study out there somewhere that will confirm people whom are technologically inclined have an adverse reaction to the color tan. I have no doubt is at the bottom of a list topped by gray/black/white, perhaps red, and apparently 'bright-as-hell blue LED'. That said, if you wanted that particular thing that Noctua does (and does well), you accepted, nay respected, their steadfast devotion to shit-colored designs. It made them unique, respected, and identifiable.

If they could make it work with that color, you knew they were doing something right. If you were willing to put up with that color, you knew it was for a reason.

(okay, I'm only half serious about the last part...this is all pretty nice, especially cheaper prices.)
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#7
PhantomTaco
by: Svarog
I used those old Fans in the past and they are far from loud.
He's saying because they're cheaper versions, just looking at them you can tell the rubber grommets/mount points are gone for starters.
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#8
natr0n
affordable premium o_O
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#9
Svarog
by: PhantomTaco
He's saying because they're cheaper versions, just looking at them you can tell the rubber grommets/mount points are gone for starters.
Not gone...

The old Models never had Rubber Mounting Points, instead they came with the Anti-Vibration Mounts.

See here, these are the same Fans in the Noctua Colors:

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=ausgelaufene_produkte&lng=en

These Redux Fans arn't the new designs, but based on the Discontinued ones. That's why it's called Redux.
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#10
Chaitanya
Finally Noctua dumped their old beige colour scheme even though its for a industrial fan lineup. :respect:
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#11
Debat0r
I actually liked the old color scheme, as long as the rest of the rig was completely black.
I like the new grey too though!
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#12
alwayssts
by: Svarog
Not gone...

The old Models never had Rubber Mounting Points, instead they came with the Anti-Vibration Mounts.

See here, these are the same Fans in the Noctua Colors:

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=ausgelaufene_produkte&lng=en

These Redux Fans arn't the new designs, but based on the Discontinued ones. That's why it's called Redux.
*Looks at NF-P/S fans in case*
*Looks at NF-Pr/Sr images*

Look exactly the same to me, so sounds spot-on. Just using the old molds and a little less plastic than the new models, it appears, plus a little boost in max rpm and rounding it out with the pwm control many lacked doesn't hurt either. I don't know if I'd want to run them at higher than 1200, but glad they're available with pwm for cheaper. I haven't owned the newer models, but these older ones are better cfm/db than anything I used previously (which were many) and as others have bit the dust, they have been replaced with that sweet, sweet brown...none of which have yet to die.
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#13
gdallsk
No, I'm saying that because the original NF-F12 was never running at 3000 rpm before, and since this one does i consider it being loud
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#14
Svarog
by: gdallsk
No, I'm saying that because the original NF-F12 was never running at 3000 rpm before, and since this one does i consider it being loud
Learn 2 Fan Controller?
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#15
gdallsk
by: Svarog
Learn 2 Fan Controller?
I would rather not use that.
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#16
stryk187
I'm diggin' the Black with Brown rubber (plastic?) @ the mounting points.
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#17
arnoo1
were are the ugly colors, i like them
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#18
Svarog
by: gdallsk
I would rather not use that.
Why not?

I'm using five Noctua NF-S12As on my Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5,25", running at 600 RPM.

by: arnoo1
were are the ugly colors, i like them
The Premium Fans with the traditional Noctua Color Scheme will still be there.

These Redux Fans are just targeted to people who do want Noctua quality, but for a more affordable price.
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#19
gdallsk
by: Svarog
Why not?

I'm using five Noctua NF-S12As on my Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5,25", running at 600 RPM.
It's pretty much a H100i i'm trying to find the fans for, so there's no real reason to have a fan controller, and the quiet mode is not the way to go.
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#20
Svarog
by: gdallsk
It's pretty much a H100i i'm trying to find the fans for, so there's no real reason to have a fan controller, and the quiet mode is not the way to go.
Well the Black Fans are Industrial Fans...

(Conceived for industrial heavy duty applications that require enhanced cooling performance and advanced ingress protection, the NF-F12 industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) is a ruggedised high-speed version of the award-winning retail model)

If you want the normal ones get the NF-F12 PWM (1200/1500 RPM).
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#22
RejZoR
So they finally got rid of the butt ugly skin colored scheme. Finally. I never liked them just because of that.
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#23
Svarog
by: RejZoR
So they finally got rid of the butt ugly skin colored scheme. Finally. I never liked them just because of that.
White Case + the traditional colors works well enough.
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#24
M0rt


So much for the good ole days.
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#25
alwayssts
by: USAdystopia
Cougar specs still better.
There is nothing more flawed/misleading in the world than fan specs.

That said, I have to imagine the reason for the new 1500rpm spec (versus 1200 of old) is DIRECTLY correlated to the fact Cougar (their main fluid dynamic rival) runs their fans at this speed. Cougar is a good, cheap fan, but their strength over Noctua was the RPM and cost (partially related to Noctua including a ton of accessories before the redux series), not design. This helps remedy that and even take it a step further.

Now, while I haven't sat down and thoroughly ripped apart the bearings of both, I would be willing to bet Noctua's SSO is a more refined iteration of the licensed Matsushita design Cougar uses, as imho (the ones I have compared) Noctua's effectiveness was slightly better (these things are dead quiet and the airflow sound is not annoying at all compared to other fans). I'm sure at some point in the future someone will do just that, if not test both at 1500rpm now that it's a level playing field, and we'll have a more comprehensive explanation.
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