Rife Machines Comparison: What’s the Difference?

I’m guessing the most common question new potential customers ask me is. “What’s the difference between JWLABS Model Rife machines and others”.

It’s a question that always perks my ears. I always listen very carefully to the way the person responds to my answer. I always tell them the same thing.

I explain that there are technically only 3 basic types of Rife machines. Radio Broadcast, Pulsed Magnetism, and Direct Current. I make the direct one because all other methods are essentially indirect, and therefore far less effective.

Simple, common sense answers I have been explaining to my customers for decades. On occasion they will ask me to compare my device to others that are also direct.

I explain that my sessions are recorded from JWLABS Model B. They are hand-tuned, using the full range of relevant traditional frequencies with targeted numbers, as well as specific sweeps to within as much as a billionth of a hertz. Vastly superior to other, less effective tuning methods.

JWLABS' Model A version 7 Rife machine

JWLABS’ Model A version 7

When that is still not enough to satisfy the question, my red flags go up. Other makes of this technology are and have been inferior to what we are doing at JWLABS for the simple reason that we have been producing and developing purpose-built instruments of this kind much longer than anyone else.We have a fantastic track record, and a vast history of successful users worldwide.

We started development in 1986-87 with original materials that we obtained from unimpeachable sources.  Our goals have always included a progressively cost-effective design that almost anyone can afford. The fact that we can do it a lot cheaper and more efficiently, with warranty and customer support, should be enough  for the average prospective user to realize we are the best choice.

Sometimes they push the issue, and begin to go into the various features of other maker’s Rife machines. I have to disqualify myself at that point, because if they want information about other makes, they should go to them for answers. Obviously.

But as anyone who has ever been in retail for any amount of time will tell you, you can’t please everybody. There’s always going to be somebody who finds fault in what you are doing, even if you’re only selling girl scout cookies. It’s just the way of the world nowadays.

Yet still, there are those who will continue to press. I explain that I am not really that interested in what other makers are doing, and in most cases I find a comparison between my products and my competitors rather insulting. Sometimes it’s like trying to compare a new Cadillac with a 1949 Chevy pick-up for someone who has no license, and never driven or owned a car. And sometimes it’s like comparing a new Cadillac to a picture of a pile of used tires. No reason to get real technical about it, I can just refer them back to my web sites. The material is there.

By this time I have spent half an hour of my valuable time on the phone with this person. And yes, it still happens, they start accusing me of being evasive. This, after half an hour of trying to answer the questions of a stranger, and having offered them the most extensive information web site on the subject in the world. Go figure.

But that picture is about to change, I’m happy to say. I’m expecting now that LiveWires is going on the market, the most frequently asked question is going to be: What’s the difference between JWLiveWires, and JWLABS’ Model A3?

In 1986, during the 10 months of research and development for our first successful Model B, we built the very first successful Model A. It was battery-powered. It had fixed wires. Amplitude was controlled by a thumb wheel. It was built and cast into a very simple enclosure.

The Model A-1 was designed out of necessity, as a prototype to begin our experiments with the whole idea of recorded sessions for the first time. There were, therefore, absolutely no added appointments. The Model A-1 was not considered to be marketable at all, as it was very far removed from what users expected in a Rife Machine throughout that entire era.

JWLABS' Model A3 Rife machine

JWLABS’ Model A3
Solid-state equivalent to Model B

The first Model A3’s were marketed in 1991. All Model A production stopped from 1992 until 2004, for lack of interest. Development however, continued and a new Model A3 design was perfected in 2004, and has been in production ever since.

After 10 years of A3 success, our manufacturing engineer had the idea that the entire Model A circuit could be made so small that it would be nothing more than a “lump in the wire” as he put it. We toyed with that idea, and it remained the “lump in the wire” until we finally realized that it was inevitable. The market was ready for it now, so using everything we had learned about the Model A circuit up to this point, we could also build a successful Model A-1.

The Model A-1 revives some of the original design cues of the original Model A, in that it is very simple, has  no lights or jacks, and the entire thing is held together by casting the circuit board right into the enclosure with a special casting compound. There are no fasteners and it cannot be opened, as it is a solid piece. This makes it tougher and more reliable.

Of course, the “lump in the wire” as a name just wouldn’t fly.

In short however, Live Wires (Model A-1) has the same output as the A3. It accepts the same frequency input as well. But it does not have replaceable wires. There are no indicator lights, no switches or jacks. It does not have a battery box, a ten-turn potentiometer, or a high tech enclosure. They are both highly portable but in many ways LiveWires is less versatile.

One of the greatest advantages of LiveWires is it’s low cost. The very low cost and ease of use that is characteristic of LiveWires makes it the perfect machine for new users and beginners.

For Model A -3 users, LiveWires can be simply plugged into the A3 headphone jack to expand your total contacts, and double your power and control.

Double the power is a lot. Both have 68 volts, so the total output potential is 136 volts when both are set at maximum. Using one set of contacts on the A3 plus the set on Live Wires, also allows you to have separate amplitude control for each set. A very handy feature for some users.

JWLABS' Model A 3-1 LiveWiresIf you want to, you can have both machines working separately, each with a different input device. For instance, the input of Model A3 could be taken from a disc player, and LiveWires could get input from an on-line session. By doing this, a user could do their daily maintenance routine at the same time they are doing a local session, each with separate input as well as output and amplitude controls. In most cases this would cut their actual session time in half, while still doing the same number of minutes per session. Quite valuable for those doing longer daily sessions and who also need to save time.

To power both devices, you would probably have the A3 plugged into the AC wall adapter, and Live Wires plugged into the USB port on your laptop. But both Model A3 and LiveWires will accept USB or AC adapter for power.

I expect to see the tide turning. Fewer folks asking me to compare JWLABS machines with others on the market. More asking about the differences between Model A-1 (LiveWires) and Model A3.

To review:

  • Both units are of Model A design.
  • Big difference in cost.
  • A3 is much better appointed, and includes personal coaching.
  • LiveWires (a-1) is very easy to use, relies on internet and wifi.


For more information about JWLiveWires, please visit JWLiveWires.com/


JWLABS' Model A3 and A-1

Double the power of your Rife session by adding LiveWires to your Model A3.


  • Cindy says:

    What do you think of the PERL machine by Resonant Light Technologies? How does it compare to what you sell?

    • John says:

      The effectiveness of their interpretation of the technology remains to be seen. The development of the Rife technology is like the development of the airplane. Lots of crazy ideas, most of them did not work, but once the correct parameters are established, all future designs conform to that one successful design. If their machine conforms well enough to that design, it will work. Otherwise, it will crash and burn. How well it works is another story. Any time you make a design change, you have to begin testing from square one, because nothing is known about the effects of your change until it’s had time to be field tested. From what I’ve seen, most makers do not do their homework well enough, and the long term effects require at least a generation to sort out.

  • richard d smith says:

    been recently diagnose with kidney cancer. what can rife do for me?

    • cherry says:

      Please review the numerous pages on our web sites. We have assisted many people with many kinds of cancer with the Model A. Keep in mind that the machine delivers current at frequency which is mortal to the pathogens which cause the infection. At the same time, providing a potent stimulus to every cell in your body. The immune system is strengthened, circulation improved. Detoxification (major component of any healing and recovery)is encouraged. Call us at 888-891-1122 to discuss further. Go HERE for video on the Basic effects of using Model A. (Scroll down to last video on page.)

    • cherry says:

      We have assisted many people using the Model A with numerous kinds of cancer. When you understand fully the basic effects of using the machine, you will realize the importance of employing this technology. In short, the machine delivers current, at frequency, which is mortal to the pathogens which cause the infection called cancer. At the same time, it provides a potent stimulus to every cell in your body. This improves circulation, detoxification (a major component of any healing and recovery)and immune function. See the last video on this page to learn more about the basic effects: http://rifemachine.com/about/videos/ Call us at 888-891-1122 for further discussion.

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