As a lot of you know, im not the biggest fan of pellet stoves. Having that said, im not trying to promote a name brand, the way i see it im reporting on new technology that might take the pellet stove market forward. Im not shure where to start. The design is completely different from anything i have ever seen. The main points are: dc motors burns every kind of fuel. Grain, corn, commercial grade pellets, grass pellets, sunflower seeds ect. Heat exchanger chamber that has airfoils shaped like airplane wings so all the avalible surface area is used. This system does not use tubes. The firebox is cast iron with the airfoil fins on both side. The DC blower blows in the chamber created by the firebox, this relieves backpressure that heat exchanger tubes creat, enabling them the use a slower speed, larger turbine, comvection blower, that runs virtuatly silent. Anvanced energy system. <--- the word that Quad labled this system Computer Controlled operation. There is a control on the wall that has many functions. Some of the main points would be that it self diagnoses problems and reports the problem on the screen. This system is tied in to the auto clean burn pot. Some of the messages it will provide: Missed ignition low firepot temp Auger motor stalled Auto clean stalled Check thermocouples Check combustion blower check convection blower vacuum error It tells you a few more things then that, but thats the important stuff. The auto clean device uses the fuel type that is programmed in the controller to montier the cleaning of the fire pot. If you pick “commercial pellet” on the controller the stove modifies its feed rate, combustion air, and frequency of cleaning of the fire pot. The bottom of the burn pot comes out. They have 6 fuels as of now that they have wrote programs for. The bottom of this cleaning fire pot has a rake on it to move the ashes to either side to keep it out of the way. Something unique about the blowers, they gradually spool up, slow enough that it is impossible to hear a blower kick on. They claim that the motors will last 10 times the amount of the old AC motors. (100,000) hours. They also addressed noise issues by changing to a round drop tube. They claim that pellets rattle less in a round tube vs a square one. They have what they call a “soft start” when ever the unit calls for heat, it starts off on low for 5 minuted, medium for 5 minutes, and high for 5 minutes. This enables them to use light weight fuels like grain with out blowing it self out during startup. A couple of minor points: Sealed hopper, no more dust leaks (they claim) decreased noise by 60% from there AC model Blowers snap out and are pinned for easy change out. Top fed auger has only one screw to take out to remove. The controller interfaces with your laptop or PDA to upload firmware. Thats about all i can think about right now. I will post some photos later. I still stand by my advice to wait a year before you buy into this new technology. This stove is a complete redesign, the only thing that remains of the old is the igniter system, the auger system, and the shape of the burn pot. Oh yea, this is the new Quadrafire Mount Vernon. The rest of there line is changing to this next year. To sum this up, they have developed a stove that will trouble shoot it self, burn almost anything, clean it self, and run so quite you hardly know its on.