Had sent you a PM but in case other viewers are also interested to know, here are some points I've observed:
1. I was very surprised how noisy a dehumidifer can be. I didn't see many warnings regarding this on this forum, even PDML mentioned that the larger the capacity, the noisier it gets (or something like that). The sales clerk in Fortress (who turned out to have a very high tolerance level about noise) told me NeoMax was 'very quiet'. I went back to the store yesterday hoping to find something quieter. I tested on all other brands in store from 16 litres above, also including Fortress own brand(10 litre as it's so cheap). They are as noisy as the one I bought, if not noisier(Fortress being the noisiest). Maybe I have a problem with noise intolerance??? Anyway I decided to stay with NeoMax in the end($2,980 for my whole place instead of two from another brand eg De Longhi which costs around $5,000+);
2. The machine does a very good job at extracting moist(maybe because it's powerful with 25 litre?). I had it on from 1pm to 8pm yesterday and it quickly brought down the humidity level from 80% to 64% then just stayed there somehow; but it did collect a full 5 litre bucket of water. I was truly horrified and even doubting more on aircons being just as good/efficient as a dehumifier. I believe a dehumifier is a must-have for me anyway;
3. It also has other features like timer, LCD control panel, auto stop and easy to move around. So overall not too bad at this price range.
Hope the above helps a little with your decision making. Now I'm a happy person once again when touching dry toilet paper, dry bath towels and lying on dry sheet, snuggled under light and soft quilt etc etc.