No, that picture above is not in black and white. Noctua, known throughout the enthusiast community for having some of the quietest fans with divisive looks, have decided to re-release many of their products in different colours. Also coming out of the Austrian company are some new accessories to go with their two new fan lines.
The redux line of fans will feature a light/dark grey colour scheme similar in tone to the infamous two browns found on most Noctua fans. Redux edition fans are being released with both 4-pin PWM and 3-pin versions of the NF-P14, NF-S12B, NF-B9 and NF-R8. Note that these aren't new models, but just a recolouring of the time test models Noctua is known for. The industrialPPC line shares the same base, but comes in an all-black colour scheme.
In addition to these new fans, Noctua also released many accessories for them, including anti-vibration mounts, Low-Noise Adaptors, extension cables, and y-cables. More info and links can be found in the press release below.
Futurelooks will be at COMPUTEX 2014 this year, so make sure you stay tuned for more news and coverage from Noctua from the show!
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Vienna, May 13th 2014 - 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
Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 3000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand satisfied customers around the globe.
Overview Noctua product lines: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=noctua_product_lines