These are MP3's of three shutters at increasingly faster shutter speeds used in Audacity (or Sound Forge) to measure the slower speeds. These are the speeds I use most.
Copal #0 (1990's)
Ilex Acme #3 (1950's)
Compur #0 (1931)
A trivial topic, but hey, some fun should be allowed :)
I find the shutter sound of the Bronica RF645 quite charming. Since it's a bit difficult to describe intonation with the written word I won't attempt to line up consonants...
They all sound great when they're working. It's when they hesitate or stop half way that they cease being musical.
My Fuji GW690 has a horrible cheap "ping" sound but my Contax II has a lovely gentle "zip" on medium speeds.
(Mamiya RB 67)
EDIT: Actually, I guess that is the sound of the mirror. The shutters just go "click".
The rotary focal plane shutter in a Mercury II half-frame camera has a distinctive woosh-KLUNK sound with enough vibration after the exposure that one can feel as well as hear the shutter.
Anyone else heard the story that the word "kodak" came from the sound of a simple shutter?