GE one piece water softner
(Hudson Valley NY)
Have had the GE stand alone water softner for 12 years and have had no problems. It cost me $350 back then.
It just broke down (timer) and I could probably change it myself but I think it paid itself off as I never put a dime into it.
I am going to Home depo and buy the 40 Grain for $500 and hope to get another 12 yrs.