- Golden Designs Maxxus 2-Person Low EMF (Under 8MG) FAR Infrared Sauna w/ Hemlock | MX-J206-02S
Golden Designs Maxxus 2-Person Low EMF (Under 8MG) FAR Infrared Sauna w/ Hemlock | MX-J206-02S
I got this sauna because of the dual tech (near and far infrared) heaters. The inside of the sauna doesn't seem to get over 54°C/129°F but ultimately, that only matters if you're looking for the hormetic stress of being in a very hot environment or just prefer it hotter. However, the lower environmental temperature makes breathing much easier. For the other benefits of infrared sauna, what is really important is to have the infrared light shining on your body.
Putting it together was super easy. I'm a fairly strong guy so I was able to do it myself, but it is suggested that you have two people. The hardest part for me doing it on my own was moving the very heavy front panel.
There are a few interesting 'features' that gave my rating a bit of a ding. First, the audio 3.5mm port is inside the sauna, and in the ceiling. Fortunately, the glue they used to attach the port didn't hold, so it was easy to hook up a Google Chromecast Audio (or bluetooth receiver) and put it in the ceiling panel. Now I can leave my phone outside. Second, it would have been nice had the sauna been controllable from a tablet or phone, ideally by being a IoT end point on my wifi. That way I could turn it on/off from remote. The floor heater is both nice and annoying. It sure feels good, but I sweat a lot, so if I don't put a towel down over the floor heater there will be a puddle.
I needed to contact customer service about a replacement part that was broken, and they shipped it out the same day.
Easy to put together and I loved that they delivered the heavy boxes downstairs for me. That saved me a lot of work.
The Sauna is wonderful; however, I would have preferred a darker color to match the color of our existing furniture. Also, it takes a while to approach the desired temperature, but , once the temperature has been reached, the experience in the Sauna is heavenly. Finally, it was quite easy to assemble the unit. We have used it several times since it was assembled, and we are enjoying the opportunity to use this wonderful two-people unit.