Questions and Answers for Apeks Tungsten XTX DIN Regulator for 2014:
What is different about the 2014 model?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Jesses, here is what they have done with the new 2014 over last year model. The new XTX Tungsten regulator is based on our very popular limited edition Black Pearl regulator. With its own definite look, it has a very different luxurious but hard-wearing PVD coating finish. The operating design is based on the new Apeks XTX200 regulator. The XTX200 pedigree speaks for itself and it has certainly proven its ability over the last few years. The 2nd stage is now manufactured with active protection against infection as all moulded parts are produced with an additive that kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, and is also very effective against viruses, mould, yeast and algae.
The XTX Tungsten is built upon the XTX200 platform but with a truly unique, added feature: it is protected with a hard, durable PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish. This tough-as-nails finish is better than traditional chrome plating. The coating is made of high quality grades of Titanium, Zirconium and Chromium. The result is not only rich, but protects your investment from normal diving abuse.
Features the innovative Diver Changeable Exhaust (DCE) System allowing the diver to change from a large exhaust tee to a smaller exhaust tee. The larger exhaust tee provides the best exhaust bubble dispersion while the smaller tee is lighter weight and compact, both are included with the regulator.
The XTX Tungsten can be converted from a right handed hose configuration to a left handed one. The process of changing the regulator to a left handed configuration is both quick and simple. However this procedure MUST only be performed by an Apeks Authorized Service Technician
The ergonomic venturi lever of the XTX range has been designed to reduce the amount of grit ingress
Available in yoke or din configuration
The silicone exhaust valve used on the XTX demand regulator range improves the breathing performance of the regulator.