Elite stethoscope from Welch Allyn, the most respected name in auscultation.
Provides superior acoustical performance in the most important range of 200 to 500 Hz. Dual-channel PVC tubing provides separate sound pathways to each ear for unrivaled accuracy. Quality stainless steel chestpiece and binaurals designed for optimal weight and durability. Lightweight and comfortable to use and carry. Triple-leaf binaural spring encased in polyurethane permits size adjustment while preventing breakage. Offers flexibility of pediatric capability in the same instrument used on older patients -- at no additional cost. 10-year Welch Allyn Warranty.
This is by far the best steth out there! When I was in nursing school, all of the instructors were gazing at this wonderful piece! Two of them even told me that is a really nice one! I got it from my aunt barb as a gift(from a 50yr nurse) as a gift! The sounds are incredible, so crisp and clear! I have the 22 inch one and no problems so far with it...ear pieces are nice for my ears...i purchased a cheap one on here and it hurt my ears soo bad i could hardly stand it! Overall, if you can afford it, buy it!
Just added this infamous Tycos to my collection. I recently came across a research study dealing with the performance of various stethoscopes on the market and this particular model of Welch Allyn was ranked at #6. Which I totally disagree with! I think it is very comparable to the Littmann Cardio 3. However, it is lighter, better looking, and easier to fold into a white coat pocket. The sound quality is very crisp for both low and high frequencies, and can be easily switch to a pediatric chestpiece (for some reason mine did not have all the accessories, so you may want to double check).
I choose this scope in school--and have own three more since. Great quality and durability!