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ScubaPro D400 Being Phased Out

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by ElectricZombie, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. ElectricZombie

    ElectricZombie Loggerhead Turtle

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    I just got the new 2003 catalog, and the D400 is no longer in the lineup. They have replaced it with a new reg called the X650. From the description, it appears to be an upgraded D400. The reg looks kind of like the D400, maybe even a little stranger. Anyone have any inside info on this reg? Anyone have any early scematics? (I don't think ScubaPro has sent me any yet.) I wonder if it will out perform the S600.
     
  2. awap

    awap Solo Diver

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    If it out performed the S600, how would you know?

    Sometimes you really have to wonder how much of this is simply a marketing scheme directed at those who have to have the latest & newest.
     
  3. ckharlan66

    ckharlan66 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My understanding (without any actual first hand knowledge, only rumor) is the 650 is an adjustable version of the 400. So it just added some knobs to the reg.

    Like I said this is just what I have heard I might well be wrong.

    Chad
     
  4. GP

    GP Manta Ray

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    Hmm... the new improved "Darth Vader" model heh? I actually got to try an instructor's D400 a year ago. It breathed really nice, I think even a little smoother than my Apeks if I remember right.
     
  5. jeffsterinsf

    jeffsterinsf Nassau Grouper

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    Anyone know where I can get the hose adaptor for the D400 that fits my Hoover? Looks perfect for replacing my crevice tool and picking up the dust in the corners.

    :)
     
  6. ElectricZombie

    ElectricZombie Loggerhead Turtle

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    Awap - I agree. On most of the ScubaPro models, you could not really tell a difference in performance.

    One of my buddies actually prefers his D400 over his S600.
     
  7. Munin

    Munin Nassau Grouper

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    It's a D400 sideways in the case, essentially. Same basic mechanism (coaxial flow valve), etc with an adjustment and a smaller poppet. Supposedly it will out perform the 600. MSRP $610 vs $522 for the 600.
     
  8. WreckWriter

    WreckWriter Instructor, Scuba

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    the D400 was the turd of Scubapro's line.

    Tom
     
  9. Kat

    Kat Solo Diver

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    Why? I haven't used it but I've heard only positive things about it. Always interested in other opinions...
     
  10. compressor

    compressor ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The D400 was a nice reg. Too bad they stopped makaing it.
     

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