Note: The Tyent 7070 water ionizer has been reintroduced by Tyent as the MMP 7070 Turbo at a higher price.
As a 7 plate Ionizer the Tyent is one of the elder statesmen of the industry. Made in Korea they have a long term reputation in the field and overall good reviews. So:
Q: Is it worth the price?
That's what we'll be looking at.
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I am currently testing the Tyent pictured below and will have more updates shortly. First impressions is that it is well made, which is what i would expect from Korea, and that it is easy to use. Some of the highlights:
3 Alkaline and 2 Acid settings along with one purified setting
Dual Filters - one which adds min erals which is helpful in R/O water or well water which can have low mineral levels.
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1. 7 Plates
2. Quality Made in Korea
1. Expensive (as compared to comparable models)
2. They are not using safe plastics
3. On occassion they wil break down however I hear that Tyent will take good care of replacing broken units.
NAME: Tyent 7070 (revised review to 7070 Turbo)
Retail Price: $2,895
ORP Range: Up to -800 (will vary based on source water)
pH Range: 2.0 - 12.0 (will vary based on source water)
Under Counter: Optional
Plate Surface Area: 245
Safe Plastics: NO
Replacement Filter Costs: $85
Guarantee: 60 Days
Warranty: 10 Years on Parts & Labor
Installation: Very easy. As seen pictured below the connectors are quick connect - meaning there is not need for pliers or clamps. It also has easy access from the back without having to turn the machine upside down.
Rating is based on comparative scales of the industry.
1. ORP Range: 7
2. Power Supply: 7
3. Installation Ease: 7
4. pH Range 8
5. Longevity/Quality: 6
6. Safe Plastics: 0
7. Ease of Use: 7
8. Warranty/Guarantee: 5
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 7
10. Price Value 5
Score: 59 = Good
The Tyent 7070 [ which is now replaced by the Tyent 7070 Turbo water ionizer - some Distributors may still have them but they are not in production at this writing] is a good, quality water ionizer with a relatively good track record in the industry.
Warranty and Guarantee - The warranty is now 10 years, whereas their newer models have a greater lifetime warranty now in place. A 15% restocking fee for returns - if you're not happy it will cost $400 plus shipping.
Price: You can often find it on sale online...for $1,000 less than the list price
In the end I like the design and the quality which went into this model. However I do feel that for the price there are comparable water ionizer machines (same level of quality and performance) for less money.
Check out the comparison page on this site and my other reviews via the left menu.