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    Helix graph questions

    Decided to buy this unit, going with the nine. ( now an Boat show season possibly)
    Will be adding the Terrova minn Kota
    With plans to use the 2 in concert with each other.
    I want the chip that will cover Dale.
    I need to target bottom structure
    as well as bait fish/fish

    Is there a particular transducer that
    does better at targeting ?

    Not sure what features are a must
    I see various prices for the 9?

    A few of my buds are in the process of learning the bells an whistles of this unit.

    Perhaps a few seminars would be handy. Thanks any thoughts?
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    I have a Helix 9 Gen 2. I Like it...........

    The side imaging transducer that comes with it, is not as good with the Down Imaging side of the fence as a standard Down Imaging HD transducer.

    If you ONLY plan on using down imaging, I'd get the HD Down Image transducer.......if you plan on using both down and side from the same unit, I'd almost get a splitter, and go that route............

    Later,

    Geo

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    Sounds helpful thanks

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    I bought the nine DI on bow like the unit use split screen with down image and graph still experimenting with it. There are some great videos on u tube I found out after I bought the nine that the ten has a lot better transducer and will show DownAnd side images a lot clearer but it cost more
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner View Post
    I bought the nine DI on bow like the unit use split screen with down image and graph still experimenting with it. There are some great videos on u tube I found out after I bought the nine that the ten has a lot better transducer and will show DownAnd side images a lot clearer but it cost more
    The normal 9 and 10's have the same transducer. I believe what you saw was maybe the mega imaging and you can get that in the 9 also. The mega is amazing and produces better cleaber images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vausoner View Post
    The normal 9 and 10's have the same transducer. I believe what you saw was maybe the mega imaging and you can get that in the 9 also. The mega is amazing and produces better cleaber images.
    THIS is the HD transducer......

    https://www.humminbird.com/Products/XHS-9-HDSI-180-T/

    And these are pics of the differences, side by side..........I stole these off of another board .

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    Not sure if we are talking about the same thing or not but the mega is different than the hd transducer.

    https://www.humminbird.com/MEGA/
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    Quote Originally Posted by vausoner View Post
    Not sure if we are talking about the same thing or not but the mega is different than the hd transducer.

    https://www.humminbird.com/MEGA/
    Mega cannot be used on older units.......you have to have a GEN2 unit to use Mega........and Mega blows the HD and Compact transducer AWAY, but Mega is a technology system upgrade, nut just the transducer.

    Later,

    Geo

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    Thumbs up

    Yessir. Most definitely. We were talking about the same thing different ways. Haha.
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    Thanks

    The posters on this site are most helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickhise View Post
    The posters on this site are most helpful
    I've ran into you a few times on dale........don't think I've ever officially introduced myself, but next time I'm down there run into you on the lake I definitely will .

    Mostly in and around Ashburn area .

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    Sure. As you know my method is somewhat laid back
    Wait n on a run
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