Baratza Sette: Did it sound WAY more quiet than the Vario?

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Postby BKSinAZ » Apr 14, 2016, 11:03 pm

Sorry about starting a new thread. Feel free to move it if I did wrong.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a video of the Sette in action, grinding into a portafilter.
Was it my imagination or maybe sound editing, but was that grinder WAY WAY more quieter than the Vario?
If anyone has the link to this video, please post again as I can't locate it.

On a side note;
Damn... this always happens to me. I have been drooling over the Vario and I been saving my money for quite some time now.
I finally got enough money for a new Vario. I was ready to call one of our sponsors to place the order. And what happens?? ; AUGH..News of a new Baratza (Sette) release. However with my luck, I need to wait till summer for its release and then wait again until real users have tested it and given their reviews. I can't decide to give into my temptation and order the Vario or wait... wait.... wait... wait... Life is not fair hahaha

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Postby Séb » Apr 15, 2016, 9:40 am

I also did notice that. I'd like to see a video without any music or surrounding noise to see how quiet it is really. I found my Forte to be quite louder from what i have seen in that same video. We will know for sure in just few days after the SCAA.

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Postby bwstahnke » Apr 15, 2016, 10:25 am

Here is a video that gives a good idea of the sound.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEGpkfvpPMm ... racaffeina

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Postby jbviau » Apr 15, 2016, 10:30 am

Mark Prince said it was louder than his Vario: https://twitter.com/CoffeeGeek/status/7 ... 1524971520
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Postby Headala » Apr 15, 2016, 11:11 am

jbviau wrote:Mark Prince said it was louder than his Vario: https://twitter.com/CoffeeGeek/status/7 ... 1524971520



LOL he called the grind "flufftastic" :D

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Postby HB » Apr 15, 2016, 12:26 pm

I also received an evaluation unit from Baratza and confirm it's louder and higher pitched than the Vario. I'll post a side-by-side video of them this weekend.
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Postby weebit_nutty » Apr 15, 2016, 1:15 pm

combination of universal motor and reduction gears... not the best sounding grinder but hey if the grounds are "amazeballs" and "flufftastic" we've got ourselves a winner :)
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Postby BKSinAZ » Apr 15, 2016, 1:27 pm

Thanks for all the replies. So do I wait?

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Postby mauijer » Apr 15, 2016, 5:21 pm

weebit_nutty wrote:combination of universal motor and reduction gears... not the best sounding grinder but hey if the grounds are "amazeballs" and "flufftastic" we've got ourselves a winner :)


Lol. Agreed

BKSinAZ wrote:Thanks for all the replies. So do I wait?

If you look at some of the other sette threads you'll hear varying opinions and speculations. All in all, you've already stated it well
BKSinAZ wrote: I need to wait till summer for its release and then wait again until real users have tested it and given their reviews.


Now keep in mind the Sette is conical and the vario is flat burr which might affect your decision. The sette is priced quite well; if you buy a refurbish vario you might have enough money left over to start saving for the sette. :P

Finally, I see you're in Tucson. We had a good size turn out in Tucson recently so keep your eyes peeled for more Arizona meetup: decent amount of gear to try out at these events including varios. Or if you find yourself in Phoenix I'd be happy to let you try out my Vario-W.

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Postby malling » Apr 15, 2016, 5:48 pm

jbviau wrote:Mark Prince said it was louder than his Vario: https://twitter.com/CoffeeGeek/status/7 ... 1524971520


Is that even possible :lol:

But what has he been drinking; AMAZEBALLS, flufftastic, Sexy, are we sure it's a grinder he is talking about??? :mrgreen:

 
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