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Aeris did get sold to oceanic several years ago, and oceanic cut Aeris as a brand. Reg and octo worked fine, but don't mind an upgrade, it was a very basic set. I traded in the aeris reg and octo and got $50 credit at the dive shop.I think you could save a lot of money by going with a MK2 and a R095 or R195 or even a G260 if you like.
And was really your old reg needed service and is ir really unserviceable?
Good you could get some money out of it but frankly you don't need to upgrade if you were happy with it. But of course that is your choice and if it pleases you, it is a good choiceAeris did get sold to oceanic several years ago, and oceanic cut Aeris as a brand. Reg and octo worked fine, but don't mind an upgrade, it was a very basic set. I traded in the aeris reg and octo and got $50 credit at the dive shop.
I traded it in really as a safety precaution if service kits aren't available, I'd hate for it to fail while I'm on a liveaboard.Good you could get some money out of it but frankly you don't need to upgrade if you were happy with it. But of course that is your choice and if it pleases you, it is a good choice
I got the SP r195 octo. Reading the boards here, didn't see a lot favoring the 620ti over the g260, but would love to hear from 620ti owners if there's an advantage.Hi @Ciguatera
The MK25 and MK17 are both excellent 1st stages, piston vs. sealed diaphragm. You would not be able to tell a difference in performance.
Personally, I like a smaller, lighter 2nd stage and currently dive a S600. Today I would probably go with the S620Ti, minimally more expensive. I have no experience with the D420.
What did you get for a second 2nd stage? I have been using a C370, very small, light, high performance regulator at a relative bargain price.
Best of luck in your final regulator purchase.
No, you would not be able to tell the MK25 from the MK17 in breathing. The S620Ti is a little less than 2/3 the weight of the G260 and significantly smaller, it's a personal choice. I have my primary on a 40" hose, routed under my right arm, I would donate it if necessary, My second is on a short hose, bungeed around my neck. The C370 is smaller and lighter than the S620Ti with nearly the same performance, at less than 60% the cost.The 620ti and mk25 evo also interested me. It's about a $215 price increase over the mk17 evo/g260 but not sure if it's justified. Is breathing on a piston that much better and is it that much cheaper to service?
Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm not planning on modding the d420 due to a lack of experience. Is it going to be a noticable improvement with the d420 over the g260 in quality of breathing? Does the mk19 evo offer any performance benefit over the mk 17 evo, other than swivel turrent? Thanks!
My top priority is really "bombproof" status.