Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A6000

Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A6000 Review

To know the differences between two models, normally by looking at the model number you can roughly guess which model falls under the higher-end range. Again, there is no exception between Hitachi EP-A6000 and Hitachi EP-A7000 where EP-A7000 clearly is the higher-end model, but barely. So why is it barely a higher-end model? Is it because Hitachi EP-A6000 features is very similar to EP-A7000 or there are other reasons behind it?
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Hitachi EP-A6000 Specification

ProductHitachi EP-A6000
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Dimension
430 x 584 x 273 mm
(16.9 x 23 x 10.7 in)
Weight10 kg (22 lb)
Coverage (up to)46 m2 (495 ft2)
Humidifying(H) coverage
Airflow speed60 - 390 m3/h (35 - 230 cfm)
Humidifying(H) speed48 - 360 m3/h (28 - 212 cfm)
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level15 - 50 dB
Humidifying(H) Noise level13 - 50 dB
Power consumption4 - 60 W
Humidifying(H) power4 - 60 W
Humidifying(H) capacity670 mL/h
Humidifying(H) tank2.5 L
Timer/ Scheduler4 hours
SensorsDust/ Odor/ Humidity
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Humidifier
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

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Hitachi EP-A6000 key features

  • 4-stage Proactive filtration including humidification
  • Washable pre-filter
  • Allergen-Free HEPA Filter
  • Heavy-Duty Deodorizing Filter
  • Humidifying filter
  • 5 operation modes (Air Purify, Pollen, Strong Deodorization, Humidify, Skin Moisturize)
  • 3 speed (Silent, Medium, High) plus Max, Auto mode
  • Eco Mode - Save 23% more energy compared to silent mode
  • Remote control with front infrared remote receiver and controller pocket
  • Dust, odor and humidity sensor with adjustable sensitivity setting (Low, Medium, High)
  • Memory function, dimmer control, Inverter, 4 hours timer
  • Air Sensor (Green = clean, Blinking = contaminated), Humidity level indicator and Clean Humidifying Filter (Red)
  • Allergy UK Seal of Approval
  • Made in Japan
Hitachi EP-A6000 dimension
Dimension
430 x 584 x 273 mm
(16.9 x 23 x 10.7 in)
Hitachi EP-A6000 weight
Weight
10 kg (22 lb)

Just like its older brother, the dimension of Hitachi air purifier EP-A6000 is the exact same at 43 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm with the weight of 10 kg. There are absolute no differences between them, you have the conventional box design, dated light indicator instead of a digital screen, same buttons layout and even build quality. The only difference between them is that Hitachi EP-A6000 comes in only two colors: Red or white.

ModelDimension (W x H x D)Weight
Hitachi EP-A700043 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm10 kg
Hitachi EP-A600043 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm10 kg
Sharp KCD60EW42 x 63.7 x 24.2 cm8.6 kg
Philips AC4084/0139 x 58.6 x 24.3 cm10 kg

Yes the features are same as well so let me quickly guide you through its features. Hitachi air purifier EP-A6000 comes with 4 standard filters: Pre-filter, humidifying filter, HEPA filter and deodorizing filter. It has 5 simple operation modes that can be selected based on your own preferences. On top of that, there is also an eco mode button that will consume less power by operating the fan on an hourly basis when the air is clean and humidity level is good. Full functions remote control. 3 standard sensors and a memory cache that will store your previous setting. 4 selectable airflow speeds plus auto setting. Comes in red or white and the unit is fully made in Japan.

For a more detail features, head over to Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000 review.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

Here is where the “barely” difference comes down to. The applicable area for Hitachi air purifier EP-A6000 is at 46 m2. 4 m2 lower than EP-A7000. Airflow is slightly lower at 390 (420 for EP-A7000) down to 270, 204 and 60 m³/h. With humidifying, the airflow figure is same with EP-A7000 at 360 maximum to 210, 174, and 48 m³/h minimum. Noise level is also lower by 2 dB in all level at 50, 36 and 40 to 15 dB while with humidifying, the noise level is at 50, 42, 38 to 13 dB. Lastly, power consumption is the exact same with EP-A7000 at 60, 22, 14, 4 W for purifying only and 60, 16, 11, 4 for purifying with humidifying.

ModelAirflowAirflowAirflow
Hitachi EP-A700060 m³/h204 | 270 m³/h420 m³/h
Hitachi EP-A600060 m³/h204 | 270 m³/h390 m³/h
Sharp KCD60EW60 m³/h144 m³/h216 m³/h
Philips AC4084/01210 m³/h

Final thoughts on Hitachi EP-A6000

If you like the EP-A7000, there is no reason you would not like Hitachi air purifier EP-A6000. Besides the slightly more powerful airflow and wider applicable area, everything from the outer of the air purifier to the inner system is the exact same. I suppose if you have to choose between the 2 models, it will all boil down to the market price of these 2 units and always pick the one that offered the best value. Look out for any discount or on-going promotions to help you with the decision.

Hitachi EP-A6000 is covered against

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Chemical

Chemical

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS VOCs

VOCs

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A6000 VS Odor

Odor

EXCELLENT

In conclusion......

  • A significant upgrade to EP-A5000 with better overall filtration.
  • Decent airflow delivery rate and purifying coverage.
  • Effective Allergen-free HEPA filter and deodorizing filter that can last up to 10 years.
  • Humidifying features is available with an easy removable water tank.
  • 5 operation modes plus Eco, Max and Auto to play around with.
  • Remote control is bundled with a convenience remote controller pocket.
  • Separate Dust, odor and humidity sensor with 3 adjustable sensitivity.
  • High reliable Japan built quality.
  • Humidifying filter lifespan is considerably short when compare with the HEPA and deodorization filter.
  • Only 1 preset timer option integrated with an outdated screen indicator.
Build quality
6
Features
7
Coverage
2
Airflow delivery
2
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
9
Price
3
Upkeeping
10
6.9
Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A6000
6.9

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