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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,847
    Less than ten years old. Shoes off room so never wears out or gets dirty. Maybe it is thick pile? Dunno? Peace. D
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  • warrenwarren Posts: 636
    Get the big yellow one at Costco and be done with it.. Or get the shark, try them both, bring one back..
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • verbverb Posts: 4,484
    gmcman wrote: »
    Miele cat and dog.

    I really wanted to like the Dyson, but felt like I was like comparing a Mercedes to a Plymouth Reliant K.

    We have a Miele for the upstairs. Mrs loves it. Quiet, lightweight, good build quality.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,142
    We have owned 2 dysons, and a Hoover wind tunnel pet with Hepa filter.

    Honestly they work about the same....very very similar concept, but wish I had known the wind tunnel was so good as it costs about 1/3 of the dysons but seems identical in performance or even a bit better.

    The dysons are great, just a lot of money for what they are. Some of the plastics feel cheap also, but nothing broke over 4-5 years so..
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4,SDA 3.1TL, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,396
    We have two Sharks and an old Kirby. Sharks are great and Kirby rocks when its operational.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,391
    We have the Shark and the attachments and wand blows....not sucks. In other words, using the Shark when you disconnect it from the base for carpet is a pain in the buttocks.
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,798
    I have been accused of over researching vacuum cleaner purchases...I have 3 working currently (not including shop vacs).

    One for each floor.
    For the top floor, (4 carpeted bedrooms, tile bathrooms/laundry room, wood hallway), I have an older Panasonic Platinum upright with a tri-force, dual-fan motor (they quit making them this good). It is simple, reliable, and has been great for something like 7 years now.

    For the main floor that is all hard surfaces (tile or wood) with a couple throw rugs, I have a Kenmore Canister. It works well, but the plastic is cheap and I have had to do several repairs. It currently has ducktape holding/sealing the handle to the main downtube. I will use it till it dies.

    For the basement which is nearly 1300 sq feet of carpet, I have a re-branded Sebo/Windsor "sensor' model. The Sebo is the my favorite upright. It is basically a powerful commercial vacuum. It has been going strong for over 10 years.

    I also have an older Samsung Quiet Storm (canister) that also was great until one day, it started to arc my outlet. Not sure if the motor has a short, or if the variable slide switch went bad. It has been sitting out in my garage for about 5 years waiting for me to take it apart and troubleshoot it. It had some amazing suction and it was really very quiet.

    Some day, I may get a dyson stick or similar to do the hardfloors. My wife hates the canister, but they are really the most versatile (when combined with a motor brush head for rugs).
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,064
    I had a Hoover Wind Tunnel that broke last year, thank God. Bought a Shark and love it. Unlike the Hoover it actually vacuums instead of blows, it's quiet and is easy to maneuver.
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    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modified)...SDA-1A (Fully Modified with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
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  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 339
    We have a Shark canister vacuum and it works excellent. Maintain the filters and the thing has incredible suction power. I'm amazed how much it picks up after just one vacuum (we have tile floors and two area rugs (9x11) that are wool.

    We also bought a Roomba for the entire first floor (we have a ranch with a walkout basement). It does a reasonable job of keeping things clean and we can run it while we are out of the house or at night. I'm amazed at what it picks up as well and keeps things clean. It by no means does as good a job as the Shark, but it does a good job at cleaning up the crumbs on the floor from the kidddos and keeping things looking tidy. Best of all, we don't have to do the work.
    Speakers
    Energy RC-70 Mains, Energy RC-LRC Center, Energy RC-R (x4) Rear Channels, Energy RC-R (x2) Front Effects
    Polk 5jr+
    Polk SDA 2B
    Polk SDS 3.1TL

    Equipment
    Panamax 5510 Re-generator Power Conditioner
    Yamaha RX-V3800 Receiver
    Digital Sources: Sony CDP-X339ES CD Player, HHB CDR830 BurnIt Professional CD Recorder, Sony PS3, Oppo DV-983H DVD Player
    Analog Sources: Sony TC-K890ES Cassette, Nakamichi DR-1 Cassette, Technics SL-7 Turntable
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,491
    Roomba and Simplicity. Best combo out there.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,038
    I was lookin' at the graphics on the spiffy outer packaging of our new Dyson V8 :) vacuum, and I had a sudden realization.

    If this whole vacuum cleaner thing doesn't work out for Dyson, he/they can rescale their drawings for these vacuum cleaners and introduce a line of tone arms.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,038
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,491
    Lol. Good eyes Mark. For an old bird ;)
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • minerminer Posts: 1,147
    Miele - it's German
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,703
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 613
    How about this one

    Home System: see
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    800 Va Dreadnought
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,038
    A cat cleaning up the floor -- upon which the dirt is mostly cat-derived :|
    I speak from experience, cat-dirt-wise.

    In bioenergetics, we call this a futile cycle. :)
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