If you are looking to utilize the X-Saber feature of Spark Color 2 and Igniter 2, this board is for you. Hooking this to secondary side RGB blades will allow the delayed ignition while preserving the color and blade effects of the main blade.
The following diagram shows the wiring for the Spark Color 2 and Igniter 2 with the X-Drive to achieve full color mixing on the main blade and two side quillions, while retaining the delayed ignition for the side quillions. This diagram will NOT work for Spark 2, as the XDrive requires 4 operating channels.
Wiring the X-Drive to Spark Color 2 and Igniter 2. Taken from both manuals. Click to enlarge.
The following table highlights the differences between the Igniter 2™, Spark Color 2™, and Spark 2™ line.
|Feature||Spark 3™||Spark Color 3™||Igniter 3™|
|Audio Quality||10bit On-CPU DAC||10bit On-CPU DAC||16bit External DAC|
|Clash Detection||Attack||Attack||Attack and Parry|
|Sound Fonts||3||6||Up to 16|
|Music||SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse.||SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse, and color change.||SaberCinema to play up to 99 tracks while using the saber with all functionality, just the hum is the track.|
|Colors||3 Channels for RGB mixing over each of the 3 fonts.||Up to 9 color sets for RGBA mixing.||Up to 16 color profiles, with 32 independent RGBA blade colors.|
|Color Variation||One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per font for a total of 3||One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per color-set, up to 9||One blade, blast, clash/lockup, and dual phase (secondary blade) color per font, up to 16|
|Color Switch||Font switch only||Switch font to get to its default color-set; every font can cycle through every color-set||Switch font to get to each font's profile; twist wrist to perform dual-phase color|
|Color Variation||NA||NA||ClashShade™, BlastShade™, and BladeShade™|
|Cross Guard Built-in||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only||Single-color quillions with effects on blade only|
|Cross Guard w/ XDrive||NA||RGB mixing on blade and quillions||RGB mixing on blade and quillions|
|Saber Apps||NA||Configuration only||Up to 16 apps|
|Extra Sounds||NA||Single 'dual.wav' on the root||99 dualA, dualB, and fx sounds per font|
The following properties are shared across all my sound boards.