01-26-2013, 12:30 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-26-2013, 12:31 AM by vsheline.)
(01-25-2013, 08:22 PM)cam Wrote: This is actually the second machine and both machines make the same respiration inhalation sound. The manufacturer and supplier say this is normal. I guess I am used to the FP 604. I thought perhaps someone could recommend another unit since this one is on loan to me to try it out.
Hi cam, welcome to the forum!
Here are important things to look for in a new machine:
It seems many ResMed S9 AutoSets are a little noisy at some pressures and others are not. Some users are not bothered by the noise as long as the machine is placed lower than the bed (but on a low platform, or inside a box which has no top, so the machine's filter will not get dirty quickly from drawing air from too near the floor).
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I did make a recommendation. The PRS1 Auto and the Icon Auto.
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there,re more happy S9 Autoset users than other machines
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read the reviews, S9 Autoset is the most popular apap machine
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S9 Autoset supported by two readily available software, Resscan and SleepyHead
Well just returned both of my new Resmed S9's and picked up a PRS1 to give it a try and it's very quiet in comparison but doesn't seem to have the same volume of pressure at my recommended setting of 9. Also the outflow seems to be somewhat blocked and so I find I can't breathe out freely.
Not sure if there is something wrong with this unit but I intend to call the supplier tomorrow and ask. For the time being, I have switched back to my FP 604.