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Looking for a New Machine - Quiet and Effective

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VideoGuy +0 points · almost 3 years ago Original Poster

I've had a ResMed System One for five years. It's starting to wheeze a bit and keeps my wife awake sometimes. I'm wondering if any of you have recommendations on an excellent replacement that is very quiet, easy to operate and, of course, does a great job of providing constant pressure. I'm also wondering if a heated hose is the way to go. Thanks.

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ShiftWorker +0 points · almost 3 years ago

Hello Video Guy, I have used both Respironics Dreamstation and the machine I have now is the ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV. Both seem to be quiet, but they are obviously very different machines. I do like the heated tube in the winters of Colorado but not sure if I would want it if I were in a coastal city. I think all of the new model machines are going to be similar as far as how quiet they are, but have only tried the two brands above.

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sleeptech +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Any new machine will be small and quiet. All of them will deliver suitable pressure. The differences are in the small things. I mainly deal with Fisher & Paykel, ResMed and Respironics because together they make up about 98% of the global market.

The Respironics Dream Station has the simplest humidifier design I've seen, and has nice, simple controls.

The ResMed AirSense range has a pretty simple humidifier but the menu-based interface can be a bit complicated for some people.

The Fisher & Paykel Icon series is the cheapest and smallest option if you use a humidifier, but the humidifier itself can be fiddly to use and can't be opened for cleaning. I also greatly dislike the icon-based menu. Fisher & Paykel have just released a new machine called the SleepStyle. I have yet to get my hands on one but it looks to be smaller than the Icon (so therefore the new smallest option available if you use a humidifier). It also appears to have simplified the controls (no more bothering with the silly icon-based menu) and the humidifier design has been updated, but I cannot attest to how good it is. Just google Fisher & Paykel SleepStyle to get some more info. It looks like it might be very good but I can't be sure until I've actually had a play with one.

As I said they are all very similar in most ways , so the best one for you comes down to the small differences. By the way, have you cleaned the filter of your current machine? A dirty filter can be the cause of some noise.

I've tried to be general here, but if you have some more specific questions feel free to ask.

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