It is the quietest ever, the quietest one that I could find from any store here in Hawaii. Seriously, all you will hear is the water draining from your sink! It has the lowest decibels without taking out a mortgage. Yes, it is still a bit pricey, but, with 0% financing, it makes sense, especially in my house where it will get used often, even at 4am when my husband decides to run it! The red light that shines on the floor to tell everyone that it is ON is genius. HOWEVER, it takes a college degree and some luck to understand the manual to learn how to use that darn thing! The manual is not model specific, so some of those 'instructions' do not apply to this model! Why couldnt the buttons add on the letters used in the manual? Nothing is intuitive other than the On/Off and Start, which doubles for Reset. The other buttons double for A,B,C function keys. YIKES. I was so frustrated, endured cycles of nothing but soapy damp dishes for days and close to returning it. Did not know nor was told that RinseAid is REQUIRED, which is also an additional cost. It says you can program it to not use RinseAid, but then it increases the run time and DOES NOT rinse well. Translation: RinseAid is REQUIRED if you want clean and dry dishes. It also still smells weird, but the smell is either slowly disappearing or we are just getting used to it. It gets insanely hot; we already melted off the covering of a coffee travel container. Luckily, it was not one of our favorites. So, not a honeymoon, but once we took a few deep breaths, we got it going and happy with it. Perhaps Best Buy should send a bestbuy technician when it gets installed to train the new owners. Now THAT would be some amazing customer service. And throw in a sample of Rinse Aid please! No one has it unless they already have a dishwasher that requires one. So, then its an extra trip to the market to get a bottle for that first run. Sigh. Then, within a day of install, the bottom panel fell off. Sigh again. The guy who Best Buy sent to install it is so busy we are still waiting for his return. My husband said he would fix it and I said NO, we paid for installation, so we are getting the installation. Sigh again. So many bumps in the road to dishwasher nirvana. Still, it is amazingly quiet and cleans well, once we figured out how to use it!