Masa 14
Masa 14

Masa 14

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/masa14
  • Phone: (202) 328-1414
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5pm-11pm, Fri/Sat: 5pm-12am
    (Late Night Menu available 12am-2am Fri/Sat)

    Brunch: Sat/Sun from 10am-3pm
    Happy Hour: Daily from 5-7pm

    Happy hour specials are not available in the main dining room. Brunch is served on the rooftop between 10am-3pm. ***No reservations are taken for the rooftop level***
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval / Kaz Okochi / Felipe Milanes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room off the entrance, which can accommodate 18
  • Private Party Contact: info@Masa14.com x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ from 10pm-Close every Friday and Saturday night, spinning tribal and tech house.
  • Special Events: Masa 14 has the capacity to hold 240 guests for a standing reception.
    The spacious 100-seat restaurant, handsome 74-seat bar/lounge which is divided into three sections featuring ample selections of tequila, sake, beer, wine and cocktails.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between S and T
  • Public Transit: Closest Metro stop: Green Line, U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Valet service Wednesday-Saturday.

A word from Masa 14
Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro "Kaz" Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 - a new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. ----

Come try our $39 Unlimited Pre Fixe Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring bottomless brunch cocktails and unlimited small plates* Seating for Prix Fixe ends at 2pm. ----

*Prix Fixe specials are only available if all guests in party are purchasing the special. A la carte brunch items are available for tables who do not wish to participate in the special.
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Masa 14 reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)good for groups (83)great for brunch (79)vibrant bar scene (70)hot spot (68)neighborhood gem (53)great for outdoor dining (35)special occasion (32)romantic (21)late-night find (16)great for lunch (12)scenic view (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Neighborhood "Go To" Restaurant
    bojaillie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We live just around the corner and Masa 14 is our go to restaurant for dinner with out of town guests, ever since we moved to DC about two years ago. We are never disappointed. The small plates are inventive, well-prepared and presented, reasonably priced and always delicious. Without exception, our guests are delighted by the experience. More than one has remarked they wished they had a similar restaurant back home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    JWic
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was awesome. the drink service could have been a little better waited a good 10-15 mins to get my drink refilled, that's not bad but it could have been faster. I would like to see another fish/seafood dish on the brunch menu. This is my go-to place to bring people for brunch its awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speak up and slow down server
    asxantos
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Loved the food and helpful service but please slow down a bit - especially when you speak. Our server spoke a mile a minute. I don't even know what the specials are and didn't catch her name. It sounded like a unique ethnic name. When she repeated it she said, Kim. Lol. Anyway, I'd go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malolo Bed and breakfast Always guest loved it!!!
    Chef
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    It was our guest last night here in Washington DC and they wanted to have a great fun dinner and of course we here at Malolo Bed and Breakfast in the Southeast DC always send our guest to Masa 14 let us know when you will open one here in the Benning rd Station area!!!! Mahalo,. Chef
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun atmosphere
    allbusinessVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a great dinner with friends. The service was well-paced and each dish was creative and well-made. Lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best waitress ever.
    Ashy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great drinks and great food but the most amazing find was Shanta our waitress who made us feel like we were home. Thank you for such a perfect experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy!
    Greta
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Beautiful and cozy for dinner until noise Imposes on everyone
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, confusing service
    BridalBrunch
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The brunch was planned for my sister and her bridal party. What I loved was the unlimited food option, and the fact you had a gluten free option, as i suffer from celiacs. I thought it was the best option for me to feel included with the group. We all chose the unlimited brunch, and the food was fantastic. However, ordering was very difficult to do with the noise level, and the server stayed on one side of the table for the whole group of four, rather then move to maximize how she heard our orders. As a result, we never got a few of our dishes, and the server was constantly trying to explain her mistakes rather then fix them. In addition, we waited a half an hour between placing our initial drinks and seeing the server again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great diversity
    Londonfoodie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Unlimited brunch is great if you have a big stomach and are likely to drink loads, most of the food is wonderful and the bacon-infused vodka bloody mary is amazing, but it is expensive if you only order a couple of dishes each. The latin American/ Asia fusion does result in interesting, not too intimidating, tasty little plates but it is certainly not fine dining. It is also great people watching of 'brunching DCers ' who take themselves very seriously.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good tapas brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The brunch tapas are delicious! We loved the breakfast tacos, mushroom frittata and the pork belly dish. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Jenn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went here for my birthday. We ordered 5 dishes for 2 people and had plenty to eat. The crunchy shrimp was very tasty. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frequent Diner at Masa 14
    JennyDtVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food and atmosphere is consistently great. Although they did not have any of my favorite dishes available on Sunday night, the alternative dishes were just as delicious. Will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our guest loved it
    Chef
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Guest loved it they went a second time thank you! !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot!
    CB31
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My group and I did the $39 all-you-can eat tapas and drink, which was an awesome deal based on the amount of food we actually got to try. Each tapas dish was unique, and while they all had a twist, they were still connected to traditional brunch dishes, which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good overall but hit/miss menu
    SAm0
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Masa 14 but the menu is rather hit or miss. For a table of 4 people we ordered 10 small plates to share. About half of the items we ordered were absolutely fantastic, the other half, nothing to write home about. We were less than excited about the dessert menu and actually ended up going somewhere else for dessert. Still enjoyed our time there. The service was excellent, the wine selection was good and the really fantastic dishes made the evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Jessno14
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food with a unique twist. Good for sharing, tapas style. Ahi Tuna nachos were incredible! In a fun, vibrant part of town. Upstairs has a great DJ for some late night dancing after dinner. Service a little slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place except...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    They played a continuous loop of "dance" music at an oddly low volume that was more annoying than enjoyable. Suggestions: Pandora radio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater dinner
    jalhav
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was my first visit to Masa 14 and I'd definitely come back. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful in making recommendations. A friend and I shared a few plates and all were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SallyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Masa 14 is my favorite restaurant on 14th Street. I have a table that I prefer that provides a scenic view but I don't want to give that away. The only drawback is that it's quiet noisy. The staff were very accommodating in turning down the volume but it was low enough for me. However, the table with the good view is also a little less noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring Birthday Dinner
    FLgirl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Made a reservation for a Weds that was apparently not needed, place was dead and the hostess didnt even look up our reservation to see the note about it being my birthday, so they never knew that detail. We were first seated at a horrible table in the front, surely a tactic to make the place look busy from the street. New location was in the very back near nobody. Ambiance was sub par, only other groups were other birthday dinners it seemed. Food, however, was very delicious! I didn't doubt that. Margaritas were great too. I'd probably come back for HH or Brunch as I hear it is hoppin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not live up to hype
    Dmoriarity
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It was just my first time down there, but it did not live up to the anticipation I've had to go down. Sushi was okay, but my salmon rolls had a higher proportion of avocado than I've encountered before, and the pizza appetizer was almost over-overpoweringly spicy. The drinks were phenomenal although the level of heat in the cucumber jalapeno margarita was vastly different between the two rounds our table ordered, but both were delicious nonetheless. Just a problem with consistency. Our waiter, while friendly, also did not visit the table very often, even though we were very clearly waiting to order our sushi after the appetizer, and waiting to pay for our meals (we had to waive him down a couple of times. Maybe it was just an off night
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    AHJJHJ
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Delicious food, wonderful service staff, just so attentive and so everything was fantastic. Will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch
    MariG
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My friends and I didn't want to leave brunch at Masa 14. For starters, the bottomless food and drinks is an absolutely amazing deal and gives you access to the extensive brunch menu options that the restaurant has to offer. The food items were delicious and depth of the menu was evident. The rooftop made for great backdrop for an awesome meal and was quiet enough to be able of hold conversation without yelling. Service was generally consistent except for a few times that we had to wait about 15 minutes for next round of menu options. Given the brunch rush, it was understandable. Brunch at Masa14 provides hours of exquisite menu options, unlimited bubbles and wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food! Tapas style
    Jyemb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything I had was delicious! Came here for dinner. The crunchy shrimp was my favorite, but I had about 8 of the dishes with another friend one night. The food is tapas style so if you aren't a picky eater you can try a lot of different dishes! Liked the food so much that we came back the next day! First night we sat upstairs and it was happy hour so the scene was lively and music was loud. The next night we sat at the bar downstairs (so we could watch football) which was more mellow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    DCOTVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    With all of the new restaurants on 14th street, and the nature of a crazy Friday night, Masa stepped up its game with excellent service. Hadn't been for a while, but am impressed with the staff this time around and will certainly return because of that. Great cocktails and the food was good as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food...Just a Bit Too Noisy
    brunchjunkie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was excellent. The brunch menu was worth every dollar. The only downside was the noise. Felt likeIi was in a club. Hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    While the food was great and came at a normal/efficient pace, drinks were incredibly slow. It was a bottomless drink/food brunch and we only had about three drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    Disappointment
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Terrible. Went here for "half price" sushi but that only applied to items over $10. Made reservation for 730, the manager failed to inform his servers so no one helped us until 15 minutes later so we awkwardly just sat there. The food came...ONE AT A TIME!! Whole Foods has better sushi than this place. I ordered some scorpion roll that had chipotle mayo, yuck! The flavors don't go well together. I had to ask for wasabi, soy sauce and ginger and I got this looked like "um, are you really going to eat that with your sushi?" ok...anyway, what a terrible disappointment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food!
    Nicole
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was my second time dining here, and I was again impressed with the food and quality of service! It happened to be half off sushi on Wednesday, which was quite a deal! The food came out extremely fast, and our server was very attentive and friendly. I def recommend this place for big groups - tapas are always good in groups. Will def be back to dine at this place soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excitement for the pallet
    MsAnn
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Unique, flavorful dishes that offers combinations unlike other restaurants. Unlimited brunch, well worth it!!!! Loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went for brunch with a group of friends. Even with a reservation we were seated 20 minutes late, which normally isn't a big deal, but when you're trying to make the most of a bottomless brunch that ends at 3, it was a bit annoying. The food is amazing. Our biggest issue was the service. I know a Saturday brunch is a busy time, but long waits for water, drinks, and new silverware and napkins. The food was delivered promptly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't get the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was mediocre, service was terrible. Waited 10 minutes at the bar for a drink. Bloody mary's aren't that good. Waited 20 minutes for our check. It seemed impossible for us to flag down our server. When we did she took 10-15 minutes to deliver what we asked. Was genuinely excited to try out Masa 14, but most likely won't visit this place again for food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dcluv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was a little slow, waited quite a while for our entrees.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • little too loud
    tylerhjung
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    this was my second time at masa 14. i loved the food but the music was a little loud. also the table next to mine had very intoxicated customers who were inconsiderate of others and were really loud. other than that, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    vibrant and trendy. we sat on the outdoor deck upstairs, had lots of tasty tapas, good mojitos and lovely waitstaff - all made for a funky and fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Brunch
    BloodyMaryBrunchVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    OMG. BEST. BRUNCH. IN. DC. Our server, Rosie, was amazing, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my faves
    Adrienne
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had been working weekends for the last few years so brunch at Masa was #1 on my list when I finally got my weekends back. It did not disappoint. Their menu has changed a bit, they seem to have eggs with every dish (not a complaint) but they've kept up the quality and the bottomless mimosas. Why they were often a little slow to refill our glasses, overall it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right!!
    danthefoodman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the moment I walked in I was impressed. Started upstairs for cocktails before dinner. It's a root top technically, but not a ROOFTOP. The bartenders were awesome and quick, the drinks were unique and very good. Dinner was outstanding, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, which is key when eating Tapas. She helped us find just what we were looking for. I'd recommend this Masa 14 to anyone looking for a great dinner at the right price in a great environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has Potential
    1foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went for dinner prior to a show at the 9:30 club. We sat on the roof top terrace and ordered a variety of items -- there were 6 of us. While the food was pretty good, the service was not. It appeared that our waiter was way in the weeds and not personable at all. I am not sure I would go back as there seems to be quite a few new spots in the area to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly Delicious
    Live2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect from "latin-asian" fusion, but it was unexpectedly delicious. The food is all served tapas style, which allowed us to sample several dishes but still left us feeling full. The waitress was very honest in her assessment and recommendations of the food, which we appreciated. If you have a chance, check out their happy hour on the rooftop - best deal for wonderfully made drinks that I have ever found.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic