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Old 02-27-2015, 07:33 PM
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I have a Lowrance HDS-9 gen2 fishfinder unit (don't care much about the chartplotter) and wondering which transom mount transducer would be best (fishing offshore in deeper water but also shallower rock fishing sometimes)?
The guys at West Marine said I should go with the HDI 50/200 455/800Khz transducer for around $200, but after doing a little research online, it sounds like this is the CHIRP transducer and won't work right with this unit?
I'm sooooooooo confused...
Anyone have the answer to my question?
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by hustler View Post
I have a Lowrance HDS-9 gen2 fishfinder unit (don't care much about the chartplotter) and wondering which transom mount transducer would be best (fishing offshore in deeper water but also shallower rock fishing sometimes)?
The guys at West Marine said I should go with the HDI 50/200 455/800Khz transducer for around $200, but after doing a little research online, it sounds like this is the CHIRP transducer and won't work right with this unit?
I'm sooooooooo confused...
Anyone have the answer to my question?
Thanks!
Depending how much you wold want to spend that would be the transducer I would recommend. It's not a true CHIRP transducer is considered a broadband but it's all up to interpretation. But nonetheless it will work perfect with the HDS 9. As for the 455/800 that's the same frequency as the structure/side scan operates, which your unit has built in, you'll just be getting Downscan when you operate those frequencies. For the money that's a good all around transducer, the TH version is kinda crazy looking compared to the traditional TH.

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