Originally Posted by bikendan
Well, 63db is a terrible db rating for an inverter generator.
Depends what you are comparing it to. This one has a higher operating wattage than a Honda 3000, for example. Videos show it to be relatively quiet unless at full load. At $550 it would be a fraction of the cost of that Honda as well.
An open frame will generally be loud all the time, and often annoyingly so with the rattling of components. You won't get that with this generator.
Doesn't matter, the deal is over. I certainly wouldn't even consider it at its usual price. If I was looking for something in that price range it would be Champion 3100. I already have a Yamaha inverter though and it runs flawlessly.