I would like to throw in my 2 cents on this.
I decided it would be good to have a back up blower in case mine died at some point. So I ordered one of these quiet blowers from Valley Stove & Fireplace Shop and spoke with Jerry when I ordered it.
I have the Pioneer installed in my living room and near enough to the TV where a quiet blower would have been nice. It installed very easy and I was impressed how quiet it was. I had done this in preparation for the cold heating season coming up.
I use the Pioneer stove as my primary
heat source, and have been very pleased for the first 4 years doing so. The Leisure Line stove is a remarkable stove.
As the colder temps hit us, I was finding my stove struggling to provide the heat I was use to getting. When it hit the teens outside, it just could not do it at all. Well I immediately spent a little more time with my stove, and found that by changing the blower it has effected my Max Feed Rate setting, I am pushing hot coals off the end and into the ash pan. After a couple days of trying different settings, I said that is it! enough is enough, and yanked the new quiet blower out and replaced it with the old blower.
AHHHH I have my stove back, I got HEAT!
As it turns out the new blower in itself was quieter, but does not have the UMPH behind it to properly burn the coal the way the old blower does. The old blower, I had no problem watching the flames roar up towards the top of the stove and bringing stove temps to 750 degrees or hotter. I never could get more than 500 degrees and a lazy flame at best from the new quiet blower, and by then the convection blower was trying to wash heat from the stove and the combo made it twice as loud as before.
In conclusion, I feel the new quiet blower is fine for some supplemental heat unless you have a small area to heat. The ramp up period is so slow due the low fire issue the convection fan makes the quiet go away. MY TV did not have big enough speakers!!