The brand new Scubapro MK25 A700 Black Tech Carbon regulator has now been released with a Carbon Fibre front faceplate. We are assuming that this is due to some weight issues when people had the A700 in their mouth. The Carbon A700 version is 32 grams lighter than its predecessor - and it doesn't sound like much but after 45 mins of it hanging out your mouth every gram counts!
The MK25 A700 Black Tech Carbon is not only the best-breathing reg in SCUBAPRO's line, it's also the leader in advanced design and materials and the toughest in terms of high-tech durability.
Like the original A700, the Carbon A700's casing is full metal to take advantage of the extremely high heat exchange rate that makes this second stage such a great choice for cold-water diving. However, the screw-down front cover, in place of metal, is hand-made out of carbon fiber - the same material you find on aircraft and high-speed race cars. Carbon fiber is extremely lightweight and, unlike metal that can change shape when dropped or struck against a hard object, carbon fiber can resist substantial shocks without damage.
Performance-wise, the A700 Carbon retains the same muscular performance as the all-metal A700. Its air-balanced valve technology and oversized exhaust valve work in conjunction with a well designed regulator with sectional exhaust tee, a first-rate purge and responsive user controls to create a tech-tough breather with effortless inhalation and an ease of exhalation that is unmatched. It's now just lighter and tougher.