The Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away vacuum series include AX950,AX951, and AX952 (you can learn the difference between these APEX DuoClean models by reading this post);
The Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum series include Shark NV800, NV800W, NV801, NV803, and UV810 (Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed models comparison).
These 2 series are similar, but they are not exactly the same. If you are deciding between them, you can read the main differences between Shark Apex DuoClean and DuoClean Speed below.
The Apex DuoClean is full size, its lift away pod is bulkier. The vacuum is heavier, weighs 16.3 lbs, and has a larger dust cup which holds up to 1.5 dry quarts. While the DuoClean Speed is compact size, it weighs 14.5 lbs, its dust bin capacity is 0.9 dry quarts.
The Apex DuoClean is more powerful, it has 11.3 amps and 1350 watts power specs versus 9.5 amps and 1150 watts on the DuoClean Speed.
Cleaning Path Width
The APEX DuoClean cleaning path width is 11 inches versus 8.5 inches on the DuoClean Speed.
The Apex DuoClean has LED lights on nozzle and handle while the DuoClean Speed has lights on nozzle but NO lights on handle.
On the DuoClean Speed, both of the bristle and soft brushrolls are removable for cleaning any hair, string, debris that wrap around the brushrolls. While on the Apex DuoClean, only the soft roller is removable.
Power Button Location
The Apex DuoClean has the power button on the handle while the DuoClean Speed has the control on the top of the lift away canister.
Active Glide Technology
The APEX DuoClean features Active-Glide Technology which “provides smooth maneuverability on floors and carpets while maintaining powerful suction”. While the DuoClean Speed does not features this technology.
Noise Reduction Technology
The APEX DuoClean features Noise Reduction Technology – “expertly tuned to reduce noise and soften pitch”. While the DuoClean Speed does not feature.
Anti Allergen Technology
The APEX DuoClean features Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology incorporated into the HEPA filter, the vacuum emits 10x fewer particles than HEPA standards require.
While the DuoClean Speed features Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology incorporated into the HEPA filter, the vacuum captures and holds over 99.99 percent of dust and allergens”.
The Apex DuoClean is in dark cyan while the DuoClean Speed is in cinnamon.
Please share more info below if you know other differences between them or own these Shark DuoClean upright vacuum cleaners.