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Rabbit Air MinusA2 review

Exceptionally quiet and powerful, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 air purifier puts in a great all-round performance.

5 Star Rating
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Air Purifier review
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Our Verdict

The Rabbit Air MinusA2 is an outstanding air purifier that puts in a consistently fantastic performance, and has a long filter life and in-depth six-step cleaning system. We think it's the best air purifier you can buy, especially if you have allergies.

For

  • Six-step air purification system
  • Targeted allergy support
  • Super-quiet in use

Against

  • No timer

The Rabbit Air MinusA2A is a high-end air purifier with great performance and plenty of smart features. It's an air-cleaning tour de force. But that’s not really surprising: it comes from one of the best air purifier companies in the industry, Rabbit Air. 

The MinusA2 is Rabbit Air's top air purifier. With an impressive six-stage air filtration system, it's particularly great for allergy and asthma sufferers, as it’s one of the most comprehensive air filtration systems on the market. By comparison, most air purifiers have between two and four stages, which helps explain the Rabbit Air MinusA2’s outstanding performance. 

There are three versions of the Rabbit Air MinusA2 air purifier to choose from: 

  • Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-700A: covers up to 700 sq ft
  • Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780A: covers up to 815 sq ft
  • Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N: covers up to 815 sq ft + Wi-Fi-enabled

With all three, you can customize your air purifier with a selection of filters. The options include Germ Defense, Pet Allergy, Odor Remover, or Toxin Absorber, so you can select the best filter for your needs. 

However, the top-tier model, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N, boasts a smart sensor and auto mode for intelligent air purification. You can set it to analyze your indoor air quality, and it'll adjust its output accordingly for better cleaning and energy efficiency.

 Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: specs

  • Filters: 6
  • Ionizer: Y | Auto mode: Y
  • Max noise: 51.3dBA
  • Coverage (sq ft): 700-815
  • Max power use: 7-61W
  • Weight: 19.4 lbs 20.8-51.3 dB
  • CADR: pollen removal – 200; dust – 193; smoke – 180

Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: price

The RRP of the Rabbit Air MinusA2 starts at $549.95 for the most basic model, the SPA-700A; while the top-tier Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N retails at $619.95. That places the Rabbit Air MinusA2 at the top-end of the air purifier market, and we rarely see much in the way of discounts and deals on this model – although they do occasionally happen.

Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: the air purifier is placed in a living room

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Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: features

All three versions of the Rabbit Air MinusA2 come with the company's impressive six-step purification and deodorization system. It starts with a pre-filter, which captures large particles – such as dust and pet hair – and helps to protect the finer filters. Next, comes a medium filter that traps pet dander, large pollen, mold and any dust that has made it through the pre-filter.

There's then an advanced BioGS HEPA filter, which is a True HEPAfilter and captures 99.97% of allergens, virus particles, mold and pollen particles down to 0.3 microns. Following this there's a customized filter. 

One of the MinusA2's unique features is that it gives you the ability to customize filtration to target your specific concerns, so here you can choose between germ defense, pet allergy, odor remover, or toxin absorber filters.

Next, an Activated Carbon filter traps nasty smells – such as smoke and pet odor – keeping your home smelling fresh and clean. And finally, there’s an Ion generator. This enables the filters to better trap particles in the air for more efficient use. 

Bear in mind that Ion generators can sometimes cause concern for asthma sufferers as they emit ozone, which can irritate breathing. However, on the Rabbit Air MinusA2 the Ion generator is optional, so you can switch it on and off as required.

For the light sleepers out there, this air purifier will detect if the room has gone dark and automatically switch to night mode. It can also produce subtle mood lighting through LED lights on the front panel. The Rabbit Air MinusA2 is ultra quiet, thanks to its advanced 'brushless direct current motor' technology, which gives you the choice of five different speeds. At the lowest speeds there is almost no noise at all.

Finally, if you choose the Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N, you'll get Wi-Fi functionality, so you control its output via a dedicated iOS or Android app. 

Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: performance

Testing revealed a remarkable level of air purification after just one hour of using the Rabbit Air MinusA2. The review set up was in a medium-sized bedroom, and showed that air quality quickly went from moderate to good, while levels of particulate matter both 10 micrometers and smaller (PM 10), and 2.5 micrometers and smaller, reduced to almost nothing in that timespan. That's exceptional raw cleaning power. 

Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: the air purifier is used in a home office environment

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Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: user reviews

On Amazon, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 scores an average of 4.6 out of five stars, over more than 700 reviews. Users have commented on how well the Rabbit Air MinusA2 helped alleviate their asthma symptoms, even in smoggy cities. Running it overnight has prevented wheezing and coughing, while during the day some have found that it offers immediate relief from sudden onset of symptoms. 

Other reviewers praise the wall-mounting system for providing them with more options for placing the air purifier in their home, and for the stylish look of the device. And for reviewers battling odors such as smoke and cooking smells, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 seems to have done a fantastic job of leaving their home smelling fresh and clean, even tackling residual smells.

Rabbit Air MinusA2 review: verdict

Overall, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 is one of the best air purifiers on the market. It isn’t cheap, but for your money you get an outstanding device with fantastic performance, long filter life and extra features to make your life a little easier. 

The six-stage filtration is one of the most comprehensive on the market, and we especially like the option to customize filtration to best meet your needs. All of this is wrapped up in a stylish, wall-mountable design. If you can afford it, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 is a fantastic choice.

Rabbit Air MinusA2 alternatives

If the Rabbit Air MinusA2 isn't quite what you're looking for and you want some solid alternatives, read our reviews of the Winix HR900, the Honeywell HPA300 Air Purifier, and the Blueair Blue Pure 211+ review.