Based on the MTX military regulator, the Apeks MTX-R is a super tough, rugged, high performance, go anywhere regulator.
This regulator has excellent cold water performance and a greatly reduced risk of free flow thanks to a number of improvements including an innovative end cap and environmental diaphragm. The forged 1st stage body offers maximum thermal preference and the ribbed diaphragm clamp also aid cold water performance as does the redesigned and enlarged heat exchanger on the 2nd stage - which has metal incorporated into the front cover design.
The MTX-R is designed to meet all aspects of military requirements for diving in very cold water.
1st stage features
- Suitable for cold water use (below 10c)
- Unique over-balanced diaphragm design - as you descend the over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure gas in the hose to increase at a faster rate than ambient, resulting in a superior performance at depth
- Over-moulded innovative end cap and environmental diaphragm<.li>
- The 5th 3/8" UNF medium pressure port includes a protective bumper when not in use
- Forged 1st stage body with heat exchanging ribs for maximum thermal performance
- Angled HP ports for optimal hose routing and fitting of transmitters
- Forged rotating turret with medium pressure ports in a parallel direction for improved hose orientation
- Ribbed diaphragm clamp for improved heat exchange in cold water conditions
- Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort
- Nitrox/oxygen compatible
2nd stage features
- High performance, pneumatically balanced, lever operated poppet valve
- Large self-flushing controllable purge button
- Front cover with over-moulded elastomer incorporates a formed chrome plated blass plate improving durability
- Vulnerable places protected from bumps and scratches by the large elastomer bumpers on the side and top
- Reversible second stage for a right or left hand gas configuration
- Patented heat exhanger surrounds the valve mechanism dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion and draws in the warmth of the ambient water
- Comfo-bite mouthpiece
- Double swivel hose
- Flexible nylon bracelet hose