Cressi Master T10 Regulator

A Review

Cressi Master T10 Regulator Review

Overview

The Cressi T10 Regulator is by all standards a premium quality scuba diving regulator that is designed for efficiency and comfort of use by any type of diver in any water condition. With a high-performance ability and a surprisingly little need and of maintenance, the T10 remains a formidable force to be reckoned with in the world of regulators available today. Let us take a moment to examine the intricacies of this great kit in our Cressi T10 Regulator Review.

Much is hinged on the need for a well-balanced diaphragm in any regulator if the diver is to have a good time diving. In the light of this reality, Cressi designed the first stage of the T10 with a unique mechanism that is positioned on an axis aligned vertically to the axis of air entry thus making a T shape. Both the shape and the meticulousness of the diaphragm mechanism are huge contributors to divers having a better arrangement of the hose and the need for little space to function optimally.

Furthermore, on the sleekness and optimal nature of the T10’s design, there is a great ease to accessing and inspecting the gear if the need for maintenance or calibration ever arises.  Designed with a bespoke conical filter that is larger and more efficient that most of what is attainable today, the T10 is indeed a masterpiece of a regulator that every diver should opt for.

Cressi T10 Regulator Review

Although built with metal properties, the Cressi T10 is coated with a protective layer of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) on the surface. This unique treatment allows the T10 to withstand and promptly repel any type of wear that is typical of dive in water – mechanical or chemical wear.

For the most comfortable use and manipulation, the T10 DIN fitting has an easy metallic hand-wheel that is exceptionally easy to use in relatively extreme conditions. For the most effortless of breathing, the second stage is fitted with the custom Cressi balanced valve that is as effective as it is efficient. These parts are highly reliable and have shown lengthy resistance to wear and dents of any kind that may impact the performance of the premium gear.

With an ultra-light and high range second stage, the T10 comes with a mixture of semi-flexible and sound-absorbing engineering plastics with heavier components in titanium. Then, there is the pneumatic compensation mechanism which is poised to guarantee a smooth and exceptional flow with an abundant of calibrated air delivery with no need for an accentuated Venturi effect.

For the most guaranteed sleekness and durability, the T10 has a knob with regulation mechanism completely isolated from the external environment via double O-ring, guaranteeing, so divers can count on the best experience when using this regulator.

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Specifications

Operating Pressure DIN Version 300 bar (4350 psi)

INT Version: 232 bar (3365 psi)

Type of First Stage Hyper-Balanced diaphragm design (water-tight chambers)
Calibration Pressure 10 bar
Number of HP ports 2 (7/17 UNF ports)
Number of MP ports 4 (3/8 UNF ports)
1st Stage Flow Rate 1450 l/min
1st Stage Weight in DIN 555 g
1st Stage Weight in INT 673 g
Filter High Capacity Conical Filter in Chemically nickel-plated spherical bronze
Nozzle Removable Nozzle in AISI 316 Steel
Type of Second Stage Pneumatically balanced
Controls Adjustable Venturi Switch
Body Protection Polyurethane Thermoplastic
Slider Shaft Low Friction Techno-Polymer
2nd Stage Weight 175 g
2nd Stage Weight – Supreme Model 178 g
Diaphragm Patented Elliptical Diaphragm

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Features

  • Over-sized intake diaphragm for smoother breathing
  • Easy-To-Open hinged box that requires no tools for opening
  • Pneumatic compensation mechanism which guarantees smooth, exceptional flow and abundant calibrated air delivery
  • Isolated regulation mechanism via dual O-ring
  • Wide angle pivot cam for precise transmission of inhalation effort with minimum friction with the diaphragm disc
  • Cold-heat exchanger located inside the second stage to prevent the air from freezing when diving in cold waters
  • Ultralight high range 2nd stage with a mixture of semi-flexible sound-absorbing engineering plastics + titanium
  • Deflector Dive-Predive without metal parts to personalize the Venturi effect
  • Possess precisely thickened diaphragm for reduced exhalation effort
  • Hyper-compensated diaphragm mechanism for maximum reliability, durability, and reduced maintenance costs
  • Oil and toxic resistant polyurethane valve
  • 2 HP and 4 LP ports
  • New super flexible hose covered in thermoplastic rubber to guarantee resistance to erosion
  • High-pressure ports (HP) 2 – 7/16 Low-pressure ports (LP) 4 – 3/8
  • Compensation/system: overcompensation diaphragm Flange filter without circlip
  • Swiveling Turret: Not Available
  • Air flow 4000 L/min
  • Intermediate pressure 9-10 bar Intermediate pressure drop (150 bar) 0.5-1 bar
  • Exterior regulation LP: yes (Allen key)
  • Weight: Int. 615 g / DIN 480 g
  • Supply pressure (INT connection) 0-232 bar
  • Supply pressure (DIN connection) 0-300 bar
  • Tare pressure 9.2-9.6 bar
  • Tare regulation scale +/- 0’5 bar
  • Engineering plastic + Titanium
  • Weight 160 g
  • Measurements 7.5 x 6 cm
  • Hose 80 cm SUPERFLOW
  • Venturi System: no
  • Pneumatic compensation: yes
  • Deflector Dive/Pre-dive: yes
  • Micro-regulation of inspiratory effort: yes
  • Average flow 2500 l/min

 

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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Environmentally sealed first stage protects against cold, contamination
  • Second stage includes dive/pre-dive switch and inhalation control
  • Better Hose Arrangement
  • Less Space Occupied In Diaphragm

CONS:
  • Slightly Heavy Due To Metal Material

 

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Editors’ Opinion

The T10 is a perfect regulator that can serve as a diver’s companion through a long lifespan and still stay as relevant as the first time it was used. It is just an amazing piece of diving gear.

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