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ShadowyKnight
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« on: May 29, 2019, 07:47:15 AM »

I really want my second saber with sound or the emerald driver, and I can't decide. Please help and give your opinions and recommendations.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 08:51:15 AM »

Save a bit more money and get Diamond instead Wink You won't regret it!

I have an Emerald w/ Obsidian v3, but if Diamond would've been available at that time, I would've chosen that. Emerald is cool, but you always need a PC to change its colour. Same with the Obsidian v3, you always need a PC for changing the sound fonts.

Diamond lets you combine your favourite sound fonts with your favourite colours, and it lets you switch between them on-the-fly! Not to mention volume changes on-the-fly, if you need to mute it temporarily without switching to the actual mute font and all the other features that Diamond offers.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 01:06:48 PM »

I agree with above posts. If you ever want a variety of sounds and/or colors the Diamond is a good buy. If you don't need the changes then don't do it, but otherwise I like it. If you have more that one saber, each can have its own sound and color.  On the other hand if you grab one you can change the color, and its sound, fairly easily. No PC, no memory card.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 04:20:53 PM »

Diamond is a bit expensive, though. Will send pics of whatever I get, though!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 06:51:12 PM »

The diamond is about $30-40 more than the Emerald, but worth it if you want color AND sound options.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 08:37:19 PM »

 Grin Ya know what? US wouldn't produce diamond controllers if they thought we couldn't get them. All in for me!!!

I will take a while to get it, though.  Cry
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 12:04:42 AM »

ShadowyKnight, I  get how you feel. I only have 1 Diamond controller saber  (Emperor's Hand), and I am still learning how to use it. I'm NOT A TECH PERSON, AT ALL! I may get at least one emerald driver saber with sound. But the fact is (for me) I want my sabers to stay the way I designed them. If I want the option to change colors, I go with quick disconnect. It's cheaper but still gives me some options.  If you're unsure, save up and wait for a sale or a raffle. That way, if you go for the Diamond, you may qualify for some freebies.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 07:13:25 AM »

If you're unsure, save up and wait for a sale or a raffle. That way, if you go for the Diamond, you may qualify for some freebies.

Good idea. Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 12:21:08 PM »

The diamond is about $30-40 more than the Emerald, but worth it if you want color AND sound options.

I agree if your going to go for sound Diamond is the way to go. Its only $40 more than emerald. Here is a list of cost for sound in addition to just the saber itself

Basic Sound is about $100 You are locked to a single color LED
Premium Sound is $140  You are locked to a single color LED
Emerald Sound is $275  You can change the color of your LEDs
Diamond Sound is $315  You can change the colors of LEDs and have more onboard memory to store sound files
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »

I agree if your going to go for sound Diamond is the way to go. Its only $40 more than emerald. Here is a list of cost for sound in addition to just the saber itself

Basic Sound is about $100 You are locked to a single color LED
Premium Sound is $140  You are locked to a single color LED
Emerald Sound is $275  You can change the color of your LEDs
Diamond Sound is $315  You can change the colors of LEDs and have more onboard memory to store sound files

One "low cost" option:   Obsidian Lite with an Adegan Silver (white) LED.   You can use Lee Filter swatchbook swatches to cut filters to get a lot of good colors.  There are several threads on the forum that will give filter ID and one or two layers.

This can be a great way to get sound and have some color options on a tight budget, but its not as good as Diamond.   If you can afford it you won't be disappointed.   For me, though, the money is usually not there for Diamond so I have gotten a couple of sabers now with AS LEDs and lite sound.
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 01:24:26 PM »

One "low cost" option:   Obsidian Lite with an Adegan Silver (white) LED.   You can use Lee Filter swatchbook swatches to cut filters to get a lot of good colors.  There are several threads on the forum that will give filter ID and one or two layers.

This can be a great way to get sound and have some color options on a tight budget, but its not as good as Diamond.   If you can afford it you won't be disappointed.   For me, though, the money is usually not there for Diamond so I have gotten a couple of sabers now with AS LEDs and lite sound.
I have one saber with Adegan Silver, and it's a stunt saber.  I have only the color discs supplied by US, because the Lee filter books have not yet arrived. 

The amount of fun I have had with only those discs and no sound is surprising, so what Karmack is talking about has to be an absolute blast!

For those of us whose skill with scissors peaked around age 5, where is a good place to find a 1" hole punch, so that the circles cut from the Lee filters will actually look like circles?
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Azure Fallen (Diamond) in Dark Violet Amethyst
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 02:52:55 PM »


For those of us whose skill with scissors peaked around age 5, where is a good place to find a 1" hole punch, so that the circles cut from the Lee filters will actually look like circles?


Amazon, ebay, local arts/crafts store, school supply store, etc. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »


Amazon, ebay, local arts/crafts store, school supply store, etc.
They're THAT easy to find?  COOL! Thanks for the tip... I'll have to hit the local craft store and peruse their wares.

EDIT:  Oh, now that I've seen a picture of some of them, I will start by checking out my wife's scrapbooking supplies.  Woot!
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Aeon LE v3 in Consular Green
Initiate v2 in Fire Orange
Initiate v2 in Arctic Blue
Dark Initiate LE v5 in Adegan Silver
Azure Fallen (Diamond) in Dark Violet Amethyst
Frankensaber in Consular Green (part-time resident)
Dominix v4 (Obsidian Lite) in Guardian Blue w/FoC in Adegan Silver (soon to be gifted)

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2019, 02:58:06 PM »

They're THAT easy to find?  COOL! Thanks for the tip... I'll have to hit the local craft store and peruse their wares.

EDIT:  Oh, now that I've seen a picture of some of them, I will start by checking out my wife's scrapbooking supplies.  Woot!

Some of them are quite cheap, about $6. Just depends on the application and thickness of the material to be cut.
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