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Quote:If it were my choice, there would be no contest. I would opt for the AP1600. The after purchase support along with machining is second to none. AP is a ZERO compromise manufacturer. You can get support not only web based but on the phone if you want or ever need it.
Another point is that AP holds their value better than any other. Not that you would need to sell it. Everything from Roland is a lifetime piece of art.
Dave, I'm a bit bemused by your situation because you are always saying your CGE Pro will blow away any AP or SB or...
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Quote:AP 1600 with encoders.
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Quote:That looks nice!My only concern is wether the results of the runs with the aid of a computer will be usable without one. Does the comet tracking require the PC or can it be done with the mount alone? Same for utilizing the precision of the model and the tracking accuracy. Anyone know?/per
Quote:Hi, I think all of those will require APCC which is on the PC.
Quote:Quote:AP 1600 with encoders. +1
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Quote:AP1600 without encoders at the introductory price is sweet.