(07-10-2016, 02:06 AM)Hmm888 Wrote: I found this machine quite noisey. Take a look at this thread the lengths people went to block the noise from the Dreamstation: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-your-CPAP
The LCD light bothered me so much that I had to cover it up. It only turned off after about a 60 seconds and it lit up the room.
The adjusting of pressure is common to all auto adjusting cpap machines. I also don't like how Respironics did away with the two hour quasi ramp feature plus the normal 45 minute ramp that the legacy models had.
The machine is actually quite heavy and large, although slightly smaller and lighter than my legacy respironics remstar pro. I can't recommend this machine, however, I may have to get it since my AirSense 10 has seal issues resulting in leakage and noises.
You should use BOTH filters not just one.
I am not sure how you got your cpap with humidifier for so cheap. My dme charges me $1900 CDN.
You quote the thread I started and say the DreamStation is "noisy", and say "look at the lengths people went to to block the noise from the DreamStation." --
Let me just clarify MY post..
The DreamStation is not "noisy"... it has a slight fan noise that my wife found "noticeable".. but not loud.
We live in a very quiet area, so quiet I can hear the gears running in an electric clock, the slightest sound in our place can be clearly heard.
I find the DreamStation noise is unobtrusive, it is just a slight fan noise that changes tone between inhale and exhale.
The DreamStation has been tested and found to be the second quietest machine available on the market..
And I would hardly describe "the lengths I have gone to" to muffle the sound as anything extreme.
I simply placed a nylon kitchen chopping board between the mattress and bed base to form a shelf above the machine, and then laid a folded towel on top of it.
What I have done has been simple and effective... and for me personally it was unnecessary, but it has made it easier for my wife to go to sleep beside me when the machine is running.
Seeing as my machine sits down on the floor right beside the bed, the light has not been an issue for me.
My loan/test machine has to go back in a month, after my test data has been compiled for my specialist.. and he has decided if I need a CPAP as a condition of getting my licence back.
If I do have to have one I will definitely be buying a Philips DreamStation kitted with the Fisher & Paykel Eson nasal mask, even if I can't get it cheaper than the $2,600 I've been quoted at this point in time.