The Speakman brand is one that is linked to quality products, right from their integral design to the fundamentals of their performance and the unit under inspection here, the S-2005-HB Anystream is no different. Combining aesthetically pleasing design with pressure and power comparable to the very best showers available within the highest end hotels, this is a unit that will bring you many hours of showering pleasure time after time thanks to its reliable nature and fantastic build quality.
One of the reasons Speakman products are favoured by both professional hotels and personal homebuyers worldwide is due to their fantastic design and this unit is no different. It combines the Speakman classic, chrome finished look with the performance of a metal shower head. Currently, there are 5 finishes available from bronze to classic chrome meaning that no matter the appearance of our bathroom, there will be a design suitable for you.
This is a plastic unit, but if installed correctly to the desired specifications you will not notice the difference compared to its metal counterparts. There is a lever on the side of the unit that is also chrome finished that controls the shower flow.
Despite this being a powerful and high-end unit the installation process is incredibly straightforward. No plumbing expertise is needed and there is a manual included when you purchase the shower head that guides you through the entire process. The shower head will easily be installed within ten minutes and fully operational, which is only a bonus.
The performance factor of the S-2005-HB is one of its strongest factors and it is easy to see why. There are five adjustable jet patterns that will fully cover your showering needs. This includes water saving features, to full power jets or a much more soothing massage ability. Each and every one delivers fantastic cleaning with constant, high end pressure. Each and every shower function is chosen via the lever, located on the right of the unit when facing it.
The consumption of the unit on its most powerful mode is 2.5 gallons of water a minute, with the water saving feature coming in slightly less, around the 2 gallon per minute mark. There is no issues over pressure in any mode thanks to the quality of the product when installed.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
One other incredibly beneficial aspect of the S-2005-HB is that it is also incredibly low maintenance. If you live in areas of hard water, there will be some occasional cleaning but for everyone else the unit comes with impressive and effective self cleaning nozzles that blast water out of the unit every time you finish with it. This reduces scale build up and also removes other unwanted minerals that may cause potential future issues.
The unit also comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning that no matter how many times you batter and bang it, it will not only continue to work but if an issue occurs at any point you can return it to Speakman and they will fix it for you. Users report very few issues regarding the shower head itself and Speakman are consistent in their returns and have good turn around rates.
- This is an aesthetically pleasing product that fits right in with virtually all bathrooms, no matter the design
- Incredibly cheap considering what you get
- Incredibly powerful jet system using no more water than usual
- 5 unique and satisfying shower modes
- Good build quality
- Good warranty and general product coverage
- Metal build materials would perhaps be more desirable in higher end bathrooms, even though the chrome finish is very visually pleasing
The Speakman S-2005-HB is an excellent shower head that you should definitely purchase if you want great build quality, reliability and performance from your shower. It is inexpensive, easy to install and delivers each and every time it is used. I hope you have found this Speakman S-2005-HB review helpful!