Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Greg Super easy!
Installing this fan was a breeze. The box is oversized, so I only had to widen the existing hole as opposed to trying to sheetrock and spackle a ceiling to accommodate for a smaller hole or another shape. The vent outlet is slightly larger, so you may need to buy an adapter or a larger vent tube to attach to it. Hooking up the electrical was incredibly easy as this comes with wire adapters that allow you to just push in the old wires. The operation is really simple too, flip the switch once and it's just the bluetooth. Flip it again and it's bluetooth and fan. Pairing was simple, no password. The sound quality isn't HiFi, but it's not bad for a speaker built into a bathroom fan. We are a very musical family, so this fan is loads of fun for us. Great for folks that like to sing in the shower!
August 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CarterB Great functionality; minor installation issues
I replaced a smaller but much noisier fan; at 1.5 Sones this fan is one of the quieter models available...you'll still hear it when it's on but doesn't interfere with music playback. The option to only have the speaker on is great if you're simply getting ready and don't need to vent the room. Speaker quality is above average with fairly good replication of sound; no tinny quality. It's better than your typical shower stereo (or shower head speaker). It is easy to pair with your streaming device although it would be nice to auto-pair at subsequent uses. The speaker is hardwired so it requires no batteries or recharging (big plus!).
As far as installation, you'll more than likely need to expand the hole in the drywall which is easy enough. My limitation was that the current fan was flush with the joist on one side while the Bluetooth fan needed a little over an inch offset to accommodate the way the suspension brackets are manufactured...so I had to shift drywall opening over and do some repair on the other side at the end of installation. Check out the installation guide available on the product page.
The fan itself was straightforward to install. The difficulty on my end was accessing the attic side across an unfinished space with blown in insulation. Once I had created a sturdy work space across the joists it wasn't too bad but took longer than I would have liked. As seems typical with almost everything, the included screws are low quality and easily stripped using a manual driver. You may want to use own own hardware or get some stronger screws/nails. I ended up nailing in the support brackets with a 12V auto hammer that made it a snap (almost crucial for the support near the vent exhaust). If you have a second person on the bathroom side to help mount the fan flush with the drywall you'll save another headache (I used my pal duct tape).
All in all it's a great item and is used multiple times a day. I would definitely consider buying more to replace fans in other rooms but I'll have to scope out the attic a little more on a cool day.
5 stars for function
4 for limitations on installation positions and no temporary flush mount brackets
September 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by 2gtsvette Okay sound quality
This is a great idea, The entire unit installs very easy and had clear instructions. The sound quality once hooked up is okay. The bluetooth linking is a bit annoying.
Also the overall diameter of the fan grill is pretty big com paired to the one it replaced.
The exhaust fan is very quite yet powerful so that is a big plus.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by vicguyMN Very nice!!
I installed this fan in about an hour, and could have done it faster had I not had a smaller fan installed before. This fan has a 4in outlet, and my old fan was only about 2 3/4-3in. , so I had to redo the vent tube, and the screws to attach the mounts that were supplied were too short to reach through the brackets and attach to the unit itself. As for the functions of the fan, it works great. Quiet fan and the speaker works better than I would have imagined. There isn't a lot of bass, but its very clear. The other thing people may want to know is that the wall switch turns on the speaker, with a confirmation tone after a couple seconds, to turn on the fan you need to turn the switch on/off/on again within 2 seconds.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tony great fan and bluetooth option rocks
The fan is great and super quite. The speaker in this fan sounds really good for such a small speaker. 10 out of 10 times when my teenage daughter is jamming I have to tell her to turn it down ( the speaker is that loud). My only 2 complaints the brackets for mounting the fan box between the rafters are lacking and I think the cover should be a little smaller. If your worried about ceiling space or a tight fit. The cover is pretty large.
August 15, 2014