Dual Mounted PVS-14 Overview
With increasing interest about the PVS-14 in a dual mount configuration we decided to write a short overview. For those that don’t know what this is, it is basically two PVS-14 monoculars mounted in the new PVS-14 Dual Mount Adapter. This great set up takes two monoculars and creates one awesome stereo-vision goggle. The advantage of the dual tube goggles are increased depth perception with each eye seeing an independent slightly different image instead of a shared image like a single image tube device. Removing the PVS-14′s from the mount is easy and only takes a minute or two so you can switch back to individual monoculars and have two people using night vision again. The lightweight 3 ounce mount has an adjustment that allows the user to increase or decrease the width to fit their eye spacing. These mounts will attach the goggles to any standard mil-spec bayonet style head or helmet mount like the MICH or PAGST. The trick with this type of set up is having closely matched image intensifier tubes in both monoculars. All image intensifier tubes vary in performance and there are many factors in determining how one will perform. If you have one eye that is too different than the other eye the user will end up with eye strain and headaches after a short while as the brain tries to constantly even out the difference in the two different images. If you already own one monocular and want to get a second one with a dual mount please contact us so we can try to match up your new monocular as close as possible to your current one. Better yet if you are getting two new PVS-14′s we can get you as close to perfect match as possible so you will end up with a superb goggle when using them mounted together. This is just about the ultimate night vision set up as you can have two people with monoculars or one person with a dual tube goggle or one person with a monocular on their left eye for navigating and the other monocular mounted on a weapon or one person with… well you get the idea. The versatility of a couple of PVS-14′s and the right accessories and mounts can let you handle just about anything. The possibilities are just about endless and come to think of it this topic will make for a very good post for the near future of this blog. Check back soon to see our post on all that can be done with a PVS-14 when you have the right accessories!