Siren 2 Reviews

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    Digiflavor Siren 2 RTA

    I decided to keep my 22mm 2ml version I got from Sir Vape and if I like it I will consider getting the 4.5ml version too.

    I love my MTL vaping and still haven't found a good MTL RTA. My benchmark is my Reo/RM2 which is fabulous. The Kayfun V3 Mini came close but it gurgled a bit when the airflow was tight. That drove me nuts.

    @Amir and @Rafique like it. So I decided to go for it.

    So, I opened the box and rinsed it

    Usual parts and bits and pieces.

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    Here is a close up of the deck. Allen key grubs.

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    Looks decent. I got the gunmetal grey colour. Drip tip seems comfy. This is a single coil atty. Unusual that the deck is higher in the tank. Maybe to be closer to the mouth for better flavour. We will find out.

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    Damn, when I rinsed it I took out the base o ring. Now I can't find it. Must be somewhere. Will go look and then report back...
     
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    Found the o ring!

    Was not easy to see on the roller towel. Hehe

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    Am going to use one of their supplied coils. Looks like 28g or 26g and about 3mm ID.

    Will use CB2 wick.

    Am just not sure what juice to try first. Either will be my Blackbird blend (but that's so precious and I can't afford leaking). Or maybe Havana Nightz which I also know well.

    Will see
     
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    Cant wait to hear your experience o_O
     
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    Correction. These are not Allen key grubs. They are slotted.

    Needs a small screw driver. Those little three way things they supply are not easy to keep winding when installed on the device because they get in the way. Just use a normal screwdriver
     
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    Definitely go with the Havana just to be safe @Silver !
     
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    Coil is in. Measures 1.04 ohms. So probably is 26g

    Those grubs don't look too strong.

    Another issue. When you cut off the excess coil legs, make sure those tiny pieces of wire are not protruding otherwise the chimney won't screw on properly. There are recesses on the side for you to 'fold' those bits into. At least that's what it looks like to me. I had to do that because I couldn't cut off the excess close enough.

    Supplied coil fits perfectly though.

    Looking good so far

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    Coil height - I went for top of coil slightly higher than the posts. I eyeballed if it would fit in the chimney and it looks ok. Checked on the ohm meter and appears to be fine.

    Notice the scratch marks on the side of the post where I was trying to wrestle those tiny bits of wire into the recess.

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    Have decided to use my Blackbird blend. Need to go mix up some. Will be back...
     
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    @Silver - you should realy go on holiday more. Great informative posts coming out of your camp lately.


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    on second thoughts @Stosta you are right
    I am going to go with Havana Nightz
    just in case i have a dumping episode

    Just need to mix up a stronger Havana quick
    Mine is only 9mg
    I need about 12mg at least
     
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    I am new to MTL and this post is really helpful thanks Silver. It almost looks like an RDTA with the deck sitting so high.
    I wonder how Calamity Jane will perform in that setup.
     
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    Worth the extra work of mixing up a strong batch! It will get your day off to an awful start if you have to sit and lick your Blackbird blend off the table!
     
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    Havana Nightz has been blended into a little 10ml bottle. I added about 1ml 36mg PG Nic to my 9mg juice so I estimate it's now about 12mg

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    Eagerly awaiting your thoughts @Silver! I've been eyeing one of these and want to know how it performs from the perspective of a long time MTL vaper!
     
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    Ok i just wuckly checked Phil Busardo's review video to see how he wicks it
    He is a MTL expert and i like to see what he does. His things have hellped me a lot over the years.

    One is always tempted to rush in and then spoil and otherwise exciting moment.

    So it seems this is a bit like a RDTA and the key points are
    - make the cotton reasonably thick to fill the channels
    - let it go down till it just about touches the bottom
    - be careful its not overly touching the deck part where the airholes are otherwise you get a "juice river" forming

    Ok, lets get to work...

    Will be using CB2
     
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    Making progress.

    Wicking done.

    Just about touching the deck. Cotton fairly tight. I did trim it a bit to thin it out because it looked way too thick when cotton was dry.

    Looks okay. One side is a bit thinner than the other. But will have to do.

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    Wicks are quite long on this thing.

    Check out the side profile:

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    I tried to push the wick a bit away from the deck where the airflow holes are.
     
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    Wicks look just right, this tank wicks perfectly every time with me so far.

    Looking Good @Silver
     
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    Moment of truth has arrived. All done. Ready to vape!

    Minikin v1.5 doing the driving. Looks nice on the Minikin and is the right size.

    Will report back after first vape ....

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    looks very at home on the minkin
     
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    me waiting for your next post

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    I would shorten the tails slightly so they jus stick out that’s how I enjoy it and wicks quicker but test it and let us know! I don’t like the standard tip either so subbed my berserker tip on mine.
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    First vape session done!

    What's my initial impression?

    Well, this seems to be a very good MTL tank!!

    I have tried a few and this one is the best on first vape!!

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    The vaping action is so smooth and quiet. Amazing.

    Am finding a happy place on the second smallest airhole using the bottom airflow control ring. Tightest and most satisfying draw I have had on a rebuildable tank.

    Flavour is very good. Second and third toots after the coil has warmed up is quite rich and dense. Am vaping around 15 watts (on the 1 ohm coil)

    Is it going to rival the RM2 for flavour? No I don't think so but to be fair this is my first setup and juice. And the supplied coil. Currently it is very good. Enough to warrant further tinkering.

    My word this tank is refined and quiet. Can't believe it.

    To sum up so far...
    • Good flavour
    • Superb vaping action
    • Tightest and most satisfying MTL draw I've had from a tank so far.
    • Good throat hit for me - and on 12mg juice - so thats a very good sign
    • Good MTL experience and well worth further fine tuning.

    Thanks to @Amir and @Rafique for egging me on. You guys were spot on!
     
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    Glad you happy with it @Silver. The silence of the draw and smooth airflow just makes it that better not to mention no leaking
     
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