just check the you tube and then the box and compared it to my Acadiana. I am no expert but I am pretty sure it is the sound of the paddles(pallets) returning and slapping back on the box. I have checked a third accordion that a friend has and they all have the same "general" sound when the button is released. The Dove sounds a bit louder and a bit harder sounding so I am guessing that changing the leathers(pallet soles) to new and softer ones on the paddles might help.
Again, I'm no expert
As to postage, I paid $600 for box and case and $50 for postage from Chicago to New Mexico. I would imagine Southern Ontario wouldn't be much, if any more????
No worries, I hope it is a great one for you. To be clear I did respond at 10:23 AM directly to your personal email address that you had provided. I asked for all of your address to get an accurate shipping estimate and went over the price again to make sure we were both in agreement. I just went back to my sent email and I had not used Williewog45.......instead used williewog. My fault, sorry but nothing ever kicked back showing the address I used as a non existent address.I assumed it had gotten to you. Sorry, my bad.