If you're of the mind that pellet stoves should be seen but not heard, you might want to look at Harman's XXV. The cast iron and enamel stove gets consistently good reviews for its quiet, air-cooled blower as well as its accurate temperature control.
Instead of relying on a thermostat, the XXV employs a sensing probe to read ambient air temperature and send the information back to the stove's microprocessor chip. The stove adjusts and maintains heat levels within one degree. It will even shut down and restart automatically as needed.
Named to commemorate the company's 25th anniversary, the stove is packed with features that make it easy to use. A 65 pound hopper and ash tray accessed through a seperate door are two of them.
Patented burn technology allows the stove to operate efficiently on any quality wood pellet, says the manufacturer. The viewing window goes from mirrored (no looking at smudges and soot when the stove is off) to clear when the fire starts.
Most pellet stoves vent from the back, but the XXV can also vent from the top, giving it flexibility in room placement as well as a traditional wood stove look.