Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robin66 Very Nice!
Bought this shower head to replace our current one. I could tell immediately when I pulled it out of the box it was going to be great! Very solid, all metal, not like the plastic ones (painted silver) at the big box stores. This is quality and we love it!
January 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Excellent build quality, looks great
Speakman S-2254 Shower Head looks impressive. It has true chrome finish unlike cheap plastic looks on some other shower heads. The water flow definitely feels more than the other shower heads, but the pressure is lacking and no massaging effect. Having said that the shower feels like downpour as the water drops are thick and solid (see the pic) Overall excellent quality, good water flow but lacks pressure for massaging.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Luxurious. Very solid!
Bought our first Speakman (Icon model) 21 years ago. The gears inside the spray adjuster lever are finally starting to fail. This was such a great showerhead that we even took it with us on vacations, temporarily switching one in a hotel bath with our favorite!
Saw the Vintage and Retro styles for just a bit more than the Icon, and much cheaper for all on Home Depot site than Lowe's and Walmart.
(Almost) an easy install. Couldn't position it upright without loosening the larger nut for the swivel ball, from the section that screws to the wall spout. Still thought it a bit stiff when trying to swivel, so applied some faucet grease to the large o-ring inside the swivel, and now all great!!
Did recommend a Speakman to my sister about 10 years ago, seen at Home Depot when they were still available in the store. I didn't examine it too well, so when she bought it and asked me to install, I was shocked that the outer housing of the showerhead was chromed PLASTIC! What? I'm glad Speakman abandoned that attempt...
A terrific model that sprays very well. If you were ever in doubt, buy it!
March 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JerryY Looks great; several spray options
My shower had a tired looking shower head and I upgraded it with this Speakman showerhead.
Installation was easy. I removed my existing showerhead and the old plumbing tape. The kit included new plumbing tape which you wrap on the pipe and then twist on the new showerhead.
I found the showerhead seems to have two main streams which is a spray and a waterfall. As you turn the handle you can make the spray narrower/wider and same with the waterfall. Also for lack of a better word the intensity of the water changes too with different settings. So there is a reasonable amount of customization here.
Overall I'm happy with the performance of this showerhead and it combines a good mix of form and function.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian Redefined Luxury bath.
Speakman has redefined the Luxury bath, and it is called Speakman AnyStream showerhead.
This shower head can please anybody, since it has infinite settings:from flood to intense and then to rain; and many in between.(that is why they call call it "AnyStream")
It will take only 2 minutes to install! All you need is an open wrench.
The quality of the product is more than expected. It is made of very heavy, solid brass and finished with polished chrome with pleasing and elegant design. It is going to last several lifetimes.
This showerhead has some special effects that others do not have. The water temperature always remain same. The other speciality is that,even if the water pressure goes down, the shower pressure remains same.
Enjoy the shower, like never before, as you wish. It will be a very pleasant experience.
Please watch the video of the demonstration.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Autobroker High quality product
I received the Speakman Retro shower head and before taking it out of the box, I noticed the weight of the unit. Very heavy feel, I like it.
After taking it out of the box, I noticed the quality feel and the high polished finish. Installation was very easy, just like any other shower head.
When I turned the water on, I was impressed with the spray pattern and flow. When I used the shower, I noticed a refreshing feel, unlike the unit I had just removed. The adjustment valve feels solid and well made. The spray pattern is very wide, but doesn't feel thin.
Overall, I am thoroughly pleased with this shower head and I highly recommend purchasing one.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB Beautiful, Solid and doesn't require a lot of water pressure
Normally I like to use a product for more than a week before reviewing it, but this shower head is a home run to me.
Installation for any shower head I've ever seen is a five minute process, so I'm not going to elaborate on that.
This is a very solid (heavy) shower head that looks great and feels great when adjusting. It looks like a vintage head and the heaviness instills the same impression of quality as I'd expect in a vintage head. Modern heads tend to feel lighter and "cheaper" than vintage heads, IMO.
I have an small, inexpensive in-line water filter in the basement. I like to try to save money by squeezing as much life as I can out of the filter before replacing it. This results in reduced water flow in that final week or two. Not all shower heads respond well to that. This head, however, operates perfectly. In fact, I chose this one because the description stated it's a reduced GPM head.
As for how the head operates, again, I love it. The strong streams overlap, which feels great. I'm not sure why they call it "anystream", though. To me that infers it's infinitely adjustable and this head is certainly not. It wants to be operated in stream mode. When you flip the lever it pretty much dumps the water out like an open faucet. The directions indicate that you should do this at the end of a shower to prevent mineral build up. Never heard that before, but it's easy enough to do, so that's what I've been doing.
Great shower head. Highly recommend it.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baze Wonderful shower head in every possible way
LOVE this shower head. Installation was a breeze (it even comes with the white plumber's tape included!). The finish is simply beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice - it is a beautiful looking shower head - stylish and perfectly proportioned. I like the idea of the 360degree lever to control the water, although I don't think its that useful, it is still a good tie-in between function and looks.
The water pressure and the water-jet are great and make for a great shower experience.
I am EXTREMELY satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to anyone.
September 24, 2013