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# 173799 6-Jun-2015 23:20
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I am looking for a quiet dehumidifier and wonder if anyone has been using this particular model
selling now at Briscoes for $350.
I plan to use it in the bedroom or out in the  hallway, and wonder what the noise level is like
as we are light sleepers.

Are there any others that you might recommend that are quiet, but under $500.

Thanks


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  # 1318513 7-Jun-2015 01:10
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From experience I wouldn't touch anything but Mitsubishi. We've got an older model and it has a quiet mode where it is practically silent. I've had a Delonghi before and it was rather loud.






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  # 1318535 7-Jun-2015 08:34
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Thanks for your feedback.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1318569 7-Jun-2015 09:38
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I'm not familiar with this particular unit, but the manufacturer's specifications state 38-42dB which is roughly the same as my Mitsubishi Oasis.

The Oasis is supposedly among the quietest units available, however it is still too noisy to have in the bedroom while sleeping. Personally I would be okay with it in an adjacent hallway but even that might be bothersome if you need a very quiet sleeping environment.



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  # 1318606 7-Jun-2015 10:25
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My same thoughts as you had expressed Alasta
The decibel rating 38 -42 is what I am concerned. I suppose 42dB is when the fan is running high and machine on max.

I am now thinking of a Mitsubishi as well . Model MJ-E16 which I tried at NL, (37dB) and seemed rather quiet, but in a rather noisy
shop floor. A different story perhaps in the quiet inside the house.
MJ-E16 at Harvey N is $649

thanks for your feedback.

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  # 1318693 7-Jun-2015 13:40
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Used both delonghi and Mitsubishi and hands down the Mitsubishi is a far better machine in terms of noise and water sucking power

But one thing I would say is that the delonghi machine is well built and pretty much bullet proof, our one is probably 10+ years old and still runs faultlessly on a daily basis



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  # 1318855 7-Jun-2015 20:07
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Thanks MrPhil.

All fingers now pointing towards a Mitsubishi. 
Already bidding for one on TradeMe.  MJ-16VX,   and watching the MJ-E22VX but buy-now is high. 

cheers for the help.

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  # 1319005 7-Jun-2015 23:26
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There is no point buying a new E16VX when a new E22VX is only another $100.

 


 


michaelmurfy: From experience I wouldn't touch anything but Mitsubishi. We've got an older model and it has a quiet mode where it is practically silent. I've had a Delonghi before and it was rather loud.

Mitsubishi's design is good but unfortunately Mitsubishi's production QA can't be what it used to be because the couple I've seen had undampened vibrations from the compressor turning the unit into a subwoofer. If you buy a Mitsubishi only do so with the understanding from the retailer that you can take it back for a refund if it isn't as quiet as advertised. But some noise is inevitable from dehumidifiers.

Panasonic has recently introduced a line of dehumidifiers to NZ. Has anyone got one?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1319010 7-Jun-2015 23:44
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We're considering getting a dehumidifier too, though haven't really owned one before. i'm curious about what sort of noise they make?  both my wife and i actually quite like "white noise" from for example a fan when going to sleep, so something similar would be ok...

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  # 1319020 8-Jun-2015 05:22
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I have 3 Delongi dehumidifiers. All are not quiet. One sounds like a jumbo taking off. 
Only one (really old one) turns off when it get to the set %, the others just switch to fan mode which it a pain.

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  # 1319777 8-Jun-2015 22:49
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Except the few with desiccants, dehumidifiers produce noise from a fan and a compressor . The compressor is like the noisy, vibrating device in a fridge. So dehumidifiers will be very noisy and sound like a generator if they aren't designed to be quiet with some units rated over 50db.



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  # 1332413 26-Jun-2015 22:01
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Hi Guys

I have finally bought a Mitsubishi Mj-E16VX dehumidifier on TradeMe for $350.

Thanks for your feedback and help

I am still experimenting with the different settings and being winter, I find that running it for about 6 hours
doesnt collect that much of water,  just a cup-full.  So many variables, ie location of dehumidifier, insulation of house, 
average room tempt  etc , but lets not get into that.
will see how it pans out .

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