Functionally, whats the difference between the XTX100 and XTX200?
Also, do you sell the swivel hose kit for the Apeks second stages?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The XTX 200 1st stage is the highest performing regulator they have. The second stages are the same.
What model 2nd stage is included as the Free Octo with the 2013 Apeks XTX100 for $699.99? It appears to be an XTX50 in the picture, but no specific model is specified.
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Ryan, yes the octo that come with this unit is the XTX 50.
Sharing the same technical features with the XTX 200, the XTX 100 offers exceptional performance.
Molded environmental diaphragm
Satin chrome finish
All medium –pressure ports are now 3/8” so that the reversible XTX second stage can mount to either side of the first stage
The over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure air in the hose to increase at a rate faster than ambient pressure resulting in superior performance
Comes standard with an environmental dry kit which keeps water and contaminants out as well as makes the model more resistant to freezing
Compatible to EAN 40, new, out of the box
Although shipped in a standard right-hand configuration, this second stage can be reversed into a left-hand configuration by an authorized technician
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.
Improved exhalation performance and overall work of breathing
This pneumatically balanced second stage has diver-adjustable controls for opening effort and venturi control.