This Armasight Spark NV Monocular is the ideal night vision unit for an outdoorsman or first responder who demands more resolution, image clarity and durability than standard Gen 1 can offer. For years, development and improvement of consumer-orientated single stage Gen 1 technology has stood still, until now. Traditionally, Gen 1 tubes are made of glass, making them quite fragile and easily damaged and have relatively low resolution, with evident image edge distortion. Introducing an Armasight exclusive, CORE (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) technology image intensifier tubes. While CORE does not contain a micro channel plate (and so by definition lands in the Gen 1 category) that is where the parallels end. Instead of glass, the CORE tube uses a specially formulated ceramic compound fused with metal alloys similar to those used in production of Gen 2 and Gen 3 image intensifier tubes.
I was looking for a night vision monocular that would not have me spending all of my hard earned money. After reading numerous reviews on different sites I settled on the Armasight Spark Core. Easy to use and an efficient piece of equipment, it is a Gen1 night vision unit. I have read that some individuals have felt that this unit is a bit overpriced but after having tried some other units for less in the Gen1 arena, I'm sticking with the Spark Core. The other advantage is the ability to add components such as the External IR, 3X Magnifier, and the Headset if one chooses as funds or interest allows.
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every few days
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