Originally Posted by swamp
im not really concerned about the noise level. i listened to a couple examples on youtube. its not very loud
Mic auto-gain control seldom enables video to adequately impart any sense of dB output. I'm not saying that the pipe is excessively loud, only that the only real barometer is to hear one for yourself up close an' personal. Recordings give you a sense of the timbre and pitch, but not of volume.
My 2-yen worth. :)