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#1 neutronman

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:00 PM

Anybody know what differentiates the "Millennium" version?

#2 Jaxdialation

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

It's the 1,000th unit?
Bisque started business in 1010bc ?

Seriously. I don't see it on Bisque's site. Can you post a link please? It might be the new "light" version of the ME.

#3 neutronman

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

It's the 1,000th unit?
Bisque started business in 1010bc ?

Seriously. I don't see it on Bisque's site. Can you post a link please? It might be the new "light" version of the ME.


Well, I was just told that ME actually stands for "Millennium Edition". So I guess now the question is -- was there an edition BEFORE the ME, and if so, what changed?

#4 Starhawk

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:10 PM

No, it's just the same Paramount ME it always was.

#5 jay52

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:21 PM

Before the Paramount ME, Bisque had a Paramount GT-1100. It was basically the same mount, if I recall correctly, only with an older control system - MK3000 as opposed to the current MK4000. I seem to recall a gray color too, but that only going back in memory and I could be wrong about that. I guess I was only a grayscale imager back then, so color was a foreign concept. ;)

#6 JAT Observatory

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:24 PM

The versions of the Paramount are
Paramount Me <---Started life with the MKS-3000 now comes with MKS4000
Paramount Military ME <-- reduntant parts more robust.
Paramount GT-1100S <-- discontinued
Paramount GT-1100 <-- discontinued
Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount

#7 jay52

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:54 PM

Yeah, thanks Marcus.

I was just thinking that the early MEs had the MKS3000 controls. The GT1100 had an entirely different control system. It was also rated for a 75 lbs. payload. Found the manual for it here:

http://www.company7....ount_GT1100.pdf

#8 Mike Clemens

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

> Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount

It's the Mini ME with Maxi Price!

#9 John Carruthers

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:01 AM

didn't the ME come after the NT ? :foreheadslap: :rainbow: :roflmao:

#10 Grafff

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:58 PM

What will be the price level of Paramount Mini?

#11 skybsd

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:26 PM

Hello,

What will be the price level of Paramount Mini?


From my OWN direct enquiries, for US-based customers, SB are aiming for a price-point around the US$8,000 mark. However when I spoke to SB's European distributor though, they told me that they do NOT expect to sell the PME-mini at any great cost savings to European customers :confused:

Best wishes.

Regards,

skybsd

#12 ratdog11

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:44 PM

:funny:

> Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount

It's the Mini ME with Maxi Price!




Thanks for asking the question John. I'm in the market for one or something similar and I also didn't have an idea what the Millennium version was.
Well I sure hope they price the "mini me" reasonably versus the "maxi me". Just don't know when the ETA is. Can't come soon enough.
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