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Old 01-09-2016, 09:18 AM
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How does the tm185m compare to the tm150m? Would the extra money for the 1kw be worth it. Targeting tuna marlin and mahi in 300' or less but would like to occasionally deep drop 300-1000' so i figured the 185hw was out for that
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The TM150 is 300 watts
The TM185M is 1 kw.

The main difference that is of importance to the end user is the sensitivity...the Tm 185M is far superior.... in regards to target detection over the TM150..
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The TM150 is a 300 watt transducer.
The Tm185M is 1kw transducer.
The main difference that is of importance to the end user is the sensitivity...the Tm 185M is far superior.... in all aspects of target detection.

Thanks for the reply. The tm185m is supposed to be the equivalent of the b175m correct? Airmars website says the cone is 24-16 degrees for b175m but on here it says tm185m is 16-11 degrees. So i would get better coverage under the boat with b175m?
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Originally Posted by OBX9911 View Post
Thanks for the reply. The tm185m is supposed to be the equivalent of the b175m correct? Airmars website says the cone is 24-16 degrees for b175m but on here it says tm185m is 16-11 degrees. So i would get better coverage under the boat with b175m?

The cone for the B175C-M is 16-11 degrees .(The 24-16 is incorrect...Airmar's brochure is in error)

Below is correct:
Airmar B175C Medium Frequency CHIRP Transducer Operating frequency of 85-135 kHz; a beamwidth of 16° to 11° degrees.
The B175C provides 50kHz of total bandwidth.

The TM185C-M is also 16-11 degrees.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The cone for the B175C-M is 16-11 degrees ..the 24-16 is incorrect.
The TM185C-M is also 16-11 degrees.

Ok thanks for the clarification. Is the cone on the b75m correct on their site? Any word on the tm160 yet?
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Originally Posted by OBX9911 View Post
Ok thanks for the clarification. Is the cone on the b75m correct on their site? Any word on the tm160 yet?
The cone of the B75C-M is 24-16 degrees.

No news on the TM160.
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Hello!
Could help to know that today I got an answer from Airmar Emea about the TM160...:
"We have never release this TDs and will never release it.
Have a nice day.
Cordialement / Kind regards
Airmar EMEA Director, Sales "

....it seems there is nothing to happen....

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