Kangen Comparison: Leveluk JRII

08/06/2011 , by Admin 3 Comments Kangen/Enagic, Site Sponsors

So you don’t have the budget for Enagic’s top of the line SD501.  And you can’t quite swing the $3,300 price tag to get the next step-down model, the Leveluk DXII.  Step down just one more time and you’ve arrived at the Enagic Leveluk JRII for only $2,380 – making it the most expensive 3-plate water ionizer on the market today.

Why so expensive?  Here we’ll take a look at the Enagic’s JRII Model in comparison to other water ionizers in the same price range.

Enagic representatives claim that the high price-tag is because the machine is better made using better components and can produce alkaline water unlike any other water ionizer.

But what exactly do you get for the $2,380 cost of a JRII? Here are the specs as stated on the official Enagic website compared to specs on two other water ionizers in the same price range.

Enagic JRII Tyent TURBO 7070
Plates 3 electrodes 7 electrodes
Plate Design Flat – Platinum Coated Titanium (*“flat” plate designation no longer listed on official Enagic Website) Hybrid-Mesh
Maximum Wattage 120 watts 280 watts
Flow Rate
  • Kangen Water (9.5pH) 3.1 – 4.9 liters/min (*represented as .8 – 1.3 gallons per minute on official Enagic Website)
  • Acidic water: (5.5 – 4.5pH) 1.1 – 1.8 liters/min (*represented as 0.3 – 0.5 gallons per minute on official Enagic Website)
  • Strong Acidic water: 0.3 – 0.7 liters/min (*represented as 0.08 – 0.18 gallons per minute on the official Enagic Website)

 

1.5 to 2.5 liters/min at all pH levels
pH Level Selections 3 total: 3 alkaline, 1 neutral, 2 acidic 8 total: 4 alkaline, 1 neutral, 3 acidic (including turbo alkaline/acidic levels)
pH Range 2.5 – 11.0 1.8 – 13.0
Filtration System Single Filter (5” height x 1.5” radius) Dual filters (each filter 8”height x 1.25” radius)
Alerts/ Announcements Voice, LCD screen text and active level light indicator on control panel Voice, LCD screen text, LCD screen color
Information available on LCD Screen pH Level selection
  • pH level selection
  • flow rate
  • filter life
  • time in use
  • voice alert on/off indicator
  • filter door open/close indicator
  • additional indicators for advanced settings adjustments

 

Advanced Adjustments/ Settings None available Voice on/offVolumePower settings within each preset
Certified as Medical Device in Country of Origin Yes (Japanese Ministry of Health & Labor) Yes (Korean Food & Drug Administration)
Cost $2,380 $2,695(often found on sale for $2,395 – $2,195)
Warranty 3 years parts & labor (warranty can be extended by 3 years parts & labor for an additional $250 or extended for 3 years to include coverage of damage caused by enhancer solution for $400) LIFETIME covering parts & Labor

 

Next we’ll compare this 3-plate gem from Enagic to Tyent’s original MMP-7070 which retails for $2,195 but can be found on sale throughout the year for as low as $1,995.

Enagic JRII Tyent MMP-7070
Plates 3 electrodes 7 electrodes
Plate Design Flat – Platinum Coated Titanium (*“flat” plate designation no longer listed on official Enagic Website) Hybrid-Mesh
Maximum Wattage 120 watts 180 watts
Flow Rate
  • Kangen Water (9.5pH) 3.1 – 4.9 liters/min (*represented as .8 – 1.3 gallons per minute on official Enagic Website)
  • Acidic water: (5.5 – 4.5pH) 1.1 – 1.8 liters/min (*represented as 0.3 – 0.5 gallons per minute on official Enagic Website)
  • Strong Acidic water: 0.3 – 0.7 liters/min (*represented as 0.08 – 0.18 gallons per minute on the official Enagic Website)

 

1.5 to 2.5 liters/min at all pH levels
pH Level Selections 7 total: 4 alkaline, 1 neutral, 2 acidic 6 total: 4 alkaline, 1 neutral, 3 acidic (including turbo alkaline/acidic levels)
pH Range 2.5 – 11.0 2.5 – 11.5
Filtration System Single Filter (5” height x 1.5” radius) Dual filters (each filter 8”height x 1.25” radius)
Alerts/ Announcements Voice, LCD screen text and active level light indicator on control panel Voice, LCD screen text, LCD screen color
Information available on LCD Screen pH Level selection
  • pH level selection
  • flow rate
  • filter life
  • time in use
  • voice alert on/off indicator
  • filter door open/close indicator
  • additional indicators for advanced settings adjustments

 

Advanced Adjustments/ Settings None available Voice on/offVolumePower settings within each preset
Certified as Medical Device in Country of Origin Yes (Japanese Ministry of Health & Labor) Yes (Korean Food & Drug Administration)
Cost $2,380 $2,195(can be found on sale at times for as low as $1,995)
Warranty 3 years parts & labor (warranty can be extended by 3 years parts & labor for an additional $250 or extended for 3 years to include coverage of damage caused by enhancer solution for $400) 10-years covering both parts & labor

As with all Kangen Water Machines, you’ll need to use the company’s electrolysis enhancer solution to produce the strong acidic and alkaline levels. The literature that comes with this model and the enhancer solution states that water produced using this enhancer solution should not be consumed. Tyent’s TURBO 7070 and MMP-7070 models require no additives to produce the stronger alkaline or acidic levels of water. It may be necessary to slow the flow rate somewhat to achieve the strongest pH levels in some areas but this is true with the Leveluk JRII as well as many other water ionizers.

The $2,380 price tag on the Leveluk JRII is nothing short of obscene.  You won’t find any other 3-plate water ionizer on the market for this much.  And warranty?  You’re paying twice the cost for a comparable three or five-plate model and getting a warranty that is considerably below what is considered to be the industry standard.

Most water ionizers priced over $2,000 will come with a 5-year warranty covering both parts and labor.  You can even find a few with warranties covering the parts for as long as you own the unit with the customer paying labor for any repairs or replacement – usually with a $150 per-incident cap on any labor charges after the first five years.  There are even three-plate water ionizers out there that come with a full industry standard five-year warranty covering both parts and labor.

Enagic has fallen far short with their Leveluk JRII model – especially when compared to other water ionizers in the $2,000 – $2,400 price range.  It’s time for a reality check on this one.

Bottom line – if you’ve got $2,400 to spend on a water ionizer, take a good look around at what you can get for that price from other manufacturers.   $2,400 is one of the most popular price points in the water ionizer industry.  There are a lot of options out there for $2,400.  And almost any of them are better than the Leveluk JRII

 

Comments

  1. Gail Vaillant

    I have the Leveluksd501, I am having trouble with the water coming out the bottom of the diverter, can you give me an idea what I can do. or where I can get a new one? thank you.

    • You should contact the person who sold the machine to you for support – if they are unavailable you should contact Enagic directly for technical support. If you purchased from a reputable water ionizer professional they should be there to help you with any technical issues you have.

  2. Tony Ong

    I understand that the actual effective ionization is based on the surface area of the electrode plates. What’s the actual surface area of the Tyent models in your above example?

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