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    Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    I'm in the market for a new cleaner. Does any know if the Discovery and Quantum are the same? Both models appear to be new for 2017. The Doheny's a couple hundred dollars cheaper.

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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Welcome Dave!

    I'm not sure, but our Moderator poolDV does. He knows everything there is to know about these cleaners, and I'm sure he will be along shortly.

    You'll love a Robot though, that is almost certain. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Hi Dave,

    I think it sits somewhere inbetween the S200 and S300.

    It even has its own website:

    All New Quantum Robotic Pool Cleaner | Dolphin Quantum

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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    The quantum and discovery were released during 2016

    As far as I can tell ............
    The Quantum is nearer a relative to the Dolphin S300 in features
    The Discovery is nearer a relative to the Dolphin Nautilus or Nautilus Plus in features

    here is a review of the quantum from a TFPer
    Maytronics Dolphin Quantum / s300 / s300i

    Here is one for the Discovery
    First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery

    Plenty of information about these cleaners in both threads.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Thanks to all. I have a lazy l that I'm having a new liner put in. The Dolphin diagnostic finally bet the dust. Leaning towards the Doheny.

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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    The Discovery is the same as the s200 and the Dolphin Triton. The S300 is the same as the Triton Plus, Doheny's doesn't have an S300 version.

    The Quantum looks to me like an updated S200/Discovery/Triton. The thing that differentiates S200 vs S300 is Bluetooth control and programming options. They are the same cleaner.

    The quantum looks to have updated programming for more complete pool coverage, but that isn't a problem with mine. It also looks to be lighter and more energy efficient, also not an issue with mine. I would buy the Discovery and save the 200 bucks.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    The Discovery is the same as the s200 and the Dolphin Triton. The S300 is the same as the Triton Plus, Doheny's doesn't have an S300 version.

    The Quantum looks to me like an updated S200/Discovery/Triton. The thing that differentiates S200 vs S300 is Bluetooth control and programming options. They are the same cleaner.

    The quantum looks to have updated programming for more complete pool coverage, but that isn't a problem with mine. It also looks to be lighter and more energy efficient, also not an issue with mine. I would buy the Discovery and save the 200 bucks.
    After doing a little research, I'm going to side with you. This Quantum is a re-skinned S200 , Active 20, Doheny Discovery and triton Plus. I'm going one step further and saying that there is no new programming, or new features. All that is new is probably a new employee in the marketing department with fresh degree in English lit. Big words like 3d jets and Nav 2.0 don'the fool me. Get the cheapest itteration of these cleaners that you can find (that $499 refurbished Active 20 comes to mind) and enjoy.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    The refurb Active 20 seems to be $549 now but it's most likely due to seasonal increase which seems consistent.


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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Mine is "Certified Pre-Owned" not merely refurbished!

    KS could be right. They clearly do spend a lot of time marketing them.

    I'd pay $100-$200 more for a third brush but not the items discussed.
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    The quantum is marketing. Expensive marketing at that. I wouldn't go for the refurb myself as its only one year of warranty.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    I'm no Apple fanboy but Dolphin could learn a thing or two from them in terms of simplifying their product line. My head hurts from trying to understand all the models and lines.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    LOL!! No doubt! Their motivation is to try to protect multiple sales channels while only having to make a few different products. A good plan if it works. But, difficult for those of us trying to decipher it!
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    And you know what, it only confuses the consumer and makes it harder to understand the features from one model to the next.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Quote Originally Posted by kevreh View Post
    I'm no Apple fanboy but Dolphin could learn a thing or two from them in terms of simplifying their product line. My head hurts from trying to understand all the models and lines.
    Agree 100%. way too many different models and most of them are near duplicates. Also very hard to tell which is the latest models.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer95Stang View Post
    After doing a little research, I'm going to side with you. This Quantum is a re-skinned S200 , Active 20, Doheny Discovery and triton Plus. I'm going one step further and saying that there is no new programming, or new features. All that is new is probably a new employee in the marketing department with fresh degree in English lit. Big words like 3d jets and Nav 2.0 don'the fool me. Get the cheapest itteration of these cleaners that you can find (that $499 refurbished Active 20 comes to mind) and enjoy.
    Where did you find active 20 for 499?
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    Doheny's Discovey vs Dolphin Quantum

    Last spring poolpartz.com had that deal on a refurb. It is $699 currently.

    Though I certainly wouldn’t buy a refurb for $699 when the Discovery (same robot) is $720 at doheny.com.
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