Alkaline Water Purifiers Compared

Features
UltraTechnos
Proven Basic Unit
MicroLite
Basic Unit Upgrade
Neptune
The Next Generation
JP104 Melody
Best Value - User Friendly
JP108 Aquarius
JP109 Orion

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Technos
Microlite
Neptune
Melody
Aquarius
Upper/ lower pH Levels
And ORP Levels

 
   Alkaline pH:
   9.5 - 10.0*

   Acid Water pH:
   5.0 - 6.5
ORP -250 to -350
   Alkaline pH
9.0 -1 1*
   Acid Water pH
4.0 - 6.0
   ~10% Stronger Ionization than Ultra Technos
ORP -250 to -400
   Alkaline pH
  10.0 - 11.5*
   Acid pH:
  4.0 - 6.0
   10%+/- Stronger Ionization than Microlite model
ORP -250 to -450
   Alkaline pH 10.0 - 12.0*
   Acid Water: pH 4.0 - 6.0
   (below 2.5 pH with ideal conditions)
   10%+/- Stronger Ionization than Neptune. Tested to over -800 ORP in our California lab!
ORP -300 to -850
   Alkaline pH 10.0 - 12.5*
   Acid Water: pH 4.0 - 6.0
   (below 2.5 pH with ideal conditions)
   10%+/- Stronger Ionization than Melody. Tested to over -800 ORP in our California lab!
ORP -300 to -850
Filter Type 2 Stage 1 micron Particulate Filter and Granulated Carbon Filter for Chlorine etc. removal. Choice of .1M or .01M filters
3-stage 0.01 micron hollow-membrane filter, is best particulate filter found on the market. Also a carbon filter that filters Chlorine. Comes with plain carbon filter.
Choice of .1M or .01M filters using the Biostone filter.
3-stage 0.01 micron hollow-membrane filter, is best particulate filter found on the market. Same size as is used in kidney dialysis. Extremely effective filtration for chlorine and other contaminates.
Choice of .1M or .01M filters using the New Biostone Filter.
3-stage 0.01 micron hollow-membrane filter, is best particulate filter found on the market. Same size as used in kidney dialysis. Extremely effective filtration for chlorine and other contaminates.

.01M has 100 Times the particle filtration potential as a 1M filter.

 

Choice of .1M or .01M filters using the New Biostone Filter.
3-stage 0.01 micron hollow-membrane filter, is best particulate filter found on the market. Same size as used in kidney dialysis. Extremely effective filtration for chlorine and other contaminates.

.01M has 100 Times the particle filtration potential as a 1M filter.

 

Chlorine removal YES - Single carbon filtration YES - Single carbon filtration with Tourmaline InfraRed softening and energizing and with Coral Calcium. YES - Single carbon filtration with Tourmaline InfraRed softening and energizing and with Coral Calcium. YES - Single carbon filtration with Tourmaline InfraRed softening and energizing and with Coral Calcium. YES - Single carbon filtration with Tourmaline InfraRed softening and energizing and with Coral Calcium.
Installation Diverter that comes with the unit at purchase. Attaches to kitchen or bathroom faucet. Can also be attached to a gooseneck faucet Diverter that comes with the unit at purchase. Attaches to kitchen or bathroom faucet. Can also be attached to a gooseneck faucet Diverter that comes with the unit at purchase. Attaches to kitchen or bathroom faucet. Can also be attached to a gooseneck faucet. All parts provide for a quick, easy installation.
Average installation time around 20 minutes.
Widest variety of install options:
  • Counter top or undersink (with purchase of adaptor kit)
  • Can be plumbed directly into a water line (above or below counter)
  • Can be installed with diverter that attaches to kitchen or bathroom faucet
Widest variety of install options:
  • Undersink conversion possible from March 2007 (with purchase of new improved adaptor kit)
  • Can be plumbed directly into a water line (above or below counter)
  • Can be installed with diverter that attaches to kitchen or bathroom faucet
Features Comparison Basic 5-level alkaline output plus pure water setting. 1 micron filter. The Microlite is a solid reliable and proven unit. It has nice features including automatic cleaning, state of the art electronics, patented polymer ion separation technology. It is convenient to use and is a popular affordable choice. The advantage of Tourmaline BioStone means that your Neptune (and Melody) are supercharged in all functions. The Neptune is the new, upgraded version of the Microlite (now 2 years old).
The Neptune has nicer features, state of the art electronics and patented polymer ion separation technology with calcium port and stronger plating. Has Built-in newest flux sensor unique to 2005+ models.
The advantage of Tourmaline BioStone means that your Melody is supercharged in all functions. Built-in newest flux sensor unique to 2005 models. State of the art electronics and patented polymer ion separation technology. Very user friendly - ask us why. As well as offering all the features of other models it also has patented ability to allow user to continue use while system is self-cleaning. Guaranteed to be the most reliable, durable ionizer on the market. ORP has been tested to -800 (an industry record).
More Melodys were sold last year than all other brand nmodels combined!

 

The advantage of Tourmaline BioStone means that your Aquarius or Orion is supercharged in all functions. As well as having all that Melody offers, the Orion/ Aquarius offer new mesh coating on cells giving even stronger ionization, automatic flow adjustments to ensure same pH with different water and the patented DARC system for ultra cleaning. These are the first models to be designed to look good in Western rather than Asian kitchens. Guaranteed to be the most reliable, durable ionizers on the market.
In all ways the most user friendly and superior models on the market
- regardless of price.

 

Summary If value is what you are looking for, the Technos is the least expensive quality water ionizer sold on the market. It is a good, no-frills workhorse unit that will provide you quality water at an affordable price. It has a few bells and whistles that the Technos does not have: a better filter, stronger Ionized Water and more modern features.
A very popular model sold in US for about the last 2 years.
As the latest model from Jupiter, the Neptune is worth the extra money. It replaces the Mavello (on market 5 years) and has the features that earlier models do not have - a better filter, stronger ionized water, modern features, fully-automatic cleaning and impeccable, updated technology. If you don't mind spending some extra money, then the Neptune is the way to go. Very easy to use push buttons and quality design. If you are shopping for the best value ionizer available then the Melody is for you. This unit sells for over $US 2000 in Japan. Enjoy the exceptional filtering capacity, and constant alkaline water even when it is cleaning. Uses the most advanced patented output technology, LED display and micro-technology. Can be connected to faucet or directly plumbed. High quality finish upgraded in 2007. The Melody is simply excellent in all ways and we believe it is the best value water ionizer available anywhere, regardless of higher prices elsewhere. If you shop for and expect the best of the best then the Orion or Aquarius is for you. Same quality Jupiter Science technology inside - different look outside. Enjoy the exceptional filtering capacity, and constant alkaline water even when it is cleaning. Has all that other models on market offer plus much more. We guarantee you will not find a better ionizer anywhere and this is why there are more Jupiter Science models sold than all other brands combined. High quality finish to suit any kitchen. The Orion/ Aquarius are simply excellent in all ways and we are confident they are the best water ionizer available anywhere, regardless of price.
Year Introduced 2003 2005 2007 2005/7 2007
Discount Retail Price $ 595
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$ 849
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$ 1,495
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Warranty One Year Two Year Two Years Two Years

 

Three Years

 

Filter Cost $55 $55 .1M
$85 .01M
$55 .1M
$85 .01M
$55 .1M
$85 .01M

 

$55 .1M
$85 .01M

 


Comments

1. The above details were gathered from data research in July, 2005.
For more clarification on any brands please contact us (Toll Free) 1-877-864-4793
 
2. Copy models from China/Taiwan are beginning to show up in the USA.
Be careful of products that have not been made for the USA market and have no track record here.
These models can disappear as quickly as they have appeared, leaving customers without any backup service, filters or parts.
 
3. A few manufactures make a lot of profit from replacement filters.
While most brands have reasonable filter prices there are some that don't.
 
4. Some manufacturers are employing larger plating and claiming they are superior. They hope to fool the consumer into thinking "bigger, is better".
With electronics quite the opposite is true (consider how the radio, camera, computer and TV have evolved). The larger electrodes draw 3-4 times more power decreasing the electrode life with no additional benefit to the water quality.
 
5. The BionTech is different from other water ionizers in that it is a batch system that uses 4 liters of water to produce 2 liters of alkaline water about every 15 minutes. The disadvantage is that it is slow to make alkaline water and needs to have the water added in manually. Advantages is that you can use it anywhere there is power and you control your input water. It is also capable of making super acid water of 2.5 pH.
 
6. When looking at what brand to buy look also at the level and quality of ongoing support you will be getting.

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