The simple Mares Dual 15X Regulators second stage is lightweight 6.5 oz. (183 g) offering high air flow and an easy-to-use oversized purge button. It's first stage combination, the 15X, includes pre-oriented ports, an ACT valve which guarantees reliability and safety and a DFC system for great performance! Compact, reliable, and performance are the key words for describing this new Mares first stage. Featuring the DFC system, it meets all divers' demands at any depth. The new valve guarantees longevity and advanced performance.
The sandblasted finish chrome plated marine brass first stage regulator is a balanced diaphragm design which is inherently environmentally sealed. The diaphragm membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance. The Mares Dual 15X Regulator uses A.C.T. Advanced Coating Technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The valve is covered with a hard Polyurethane (PU) and the sealing surface is a layered with a soft PU for a perfect seal. Tri-material (brass, soft PU and heavy-duty" PU) reaches new levels of durability. The Mares Dual 15X Regulator new valve is 600% more durable than its predecessor.
Another unique feature of the first-stage is the dynamic flow control (DFC). The DFC system minimizes the intermediate pressure drop during inhalation. The Prestige15X first stage guarantees a stable flow of air, even under extreme conditions. The first stage is equipped with 4 LP ports with 3/8" and 2 HP 7/16" ports for attachment of a pressure gauge or air integrated console.
This lightweight Mares Dual 15X Regulator Second Stage is made of techno-polymer features an oversized silicone purge button so that the purge button is easy to push. All Mares second stages are a reliable downstream valve design and offer the unique patented Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) system. The air bypass tube conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low-pressure area in the center that keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, for very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths.
Furthermore, the compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance. The mouthpiece is made of soft hypoallergenic silicone: limiting jaw fatigue and offering a secure fit even after very long dives. Mares developed the Superflex hose after many years of testing and research. The results achieved far surpassed the tests required by EN250. Hose is extremely light weight and exceptionally soft, guaranteeing the maximum freedom of movement and further reducing jaw fatigue. The Mares Dual 15X Regulator comes with a Superflex hose that is a 3/8" threaded high flow hose and is 31.5" (80cm) in length. The Mares Dual 15X Regulators total weight is 38.3 oz. (1,085 g) with hose. Mares Dual 15X Regulator is Nitrox ready up to 40% oxygen out-of-the-box.
Mares Dual 15X Regulator Special Features:
Compact, Reliable Performance
Great Regulator System for Travel
Weight: 38.3 oz. (1,085 g) w/Hose
Hose: 31.5" (80cm), 3/8" Thread
Nitrox Ready Up to 40% Oxygen Out-of-the-Box
First-Stage: Mares 15X
Sandblasted Finish Chromed Marine Grade Brass
Inherently Environmentally Sealed Design
Design Provides Protection from Sand, Salt, Chlorine, Pool Acid & Contaminants
Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports
A.C.T. Advanced Coating Tri-Material Valve Technology
Four 3/8" Threaded LP Port
Two 7/16" Threaded HP Ports
Second Stage: Mares Dual
Compact-Size Octopus w/Stylish Design
Strengthened by Technology to Give Steady, Natural & Effortless Breathing
Lightweight Techno Polymer Housing
Compact Exhaust Tee: Superior Hydrodynamic Performance & Reduced Exhalation Resistance
Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
Air Bypass Tube Conveys Air to Mouthpiece Creating Swirling Vortex
Low-Pressure Area Center Keeps Diaphragm Down During Inhalation
Very Sensitive and Easy Breathing At-All-Depths
Soft Hypoallergenic Silicone Mouthpiece
Dependable Downstream Valve Design
Note!: Mares Dual 15X Regulator in only available in yoke configuration!