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Difference between MR22 Abyss 2005 and Newer 2007 MR22 Abyss

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by geewhizgc, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. geewhizgc

    geewhizgc Angel Fish

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    What is the difference between the two style Abysses? I have a Ruby and am looking at getting some newer regulators, and see several dealers offering both type of Abysses.

    There have been some posts about the 2005 (and earlier) models having a cracked piece of plastic on the second stage.
    Doesn't the newer Abyss have an all metal second stage? It that the main difference?

    Is there any difference between the first stages?

    Thank you all, in advance.
     
  2. Phil Mintz

    Phil Mintz Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The current Abyss on the market is the 2005 version. Yes, the 2nd stage is All Metal. The Abyss uses and MR22 1st stage.

    Phil
     
  3. geewhizgc

    geewhizgc Angel Fish

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  4. Phil Mintz

    Phil Mintz Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The cover and purge changed, but the changes are minor.

    Note the current Abyss (2005 version) uses our new valve Tri-Material. The older one does not have this, but can be upgraded when serviced.

    Phil
     
  5. geewhizgc

    geewhizgc Angel Fish

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    OK.. Thank you. That's what I was wondering. For the type of diving we do, the older models will probably be just fine, but I would rather get the latest and greatest eventually.
     
  6. aquafresh

    aquafresh Angel Fish

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    for sure - are you talking about 1st stage?
    looking thru web sites, i found several labels on MR22:
    1 - mares abyss + nothing
    2 - mares abyss + dfc
    3 - mares abyss + T
    can you explain it please?

    how much could cost this Tri-Material upgrade?
     
  7. Twomixdiver

    Twomixdiver Dive Charter

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    Any exploded views of the MR22 Abyss online? I need it for my technicians course.
     
  8. dannobee

    dannobee Instructor, Scuba

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