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Two smaller displays or one large one?

Old 02-25-2019, 05:05 PM
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the prices for large displays seem pretty high?

An axiom 12 @$4000 with transducer vs an axiom 9 with transducer @ $2000 and another axiom 9 without transducer @$1299 networked together.

first, I cant imagine why it would cost an extra $2000 to make a 12” vs a 9”.

I went the two 9” route. In my mind I......

A.). saved $700
B.) have more useable screen I can have a 9” chart up with a 9” radar or sonar.
C.) have redundancy.

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Old 02-25-2019, 05:42 PM
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I thought about going with a 16 in screen when redoing my Hydrasports, but landed on 2 12 in screens. Glad I did for all the reasons you mentioned plus it filled up more space on my dash.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:45 PM
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2 9” for sure.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:45 PM
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Be careful with the 9" Axiom... it is very low resolution compared to other brands 9" screen. I found out the expensive way...

As an example;

Axiom 9 800x480 resolution
Lowrance 9 Carbon 1280x720 resolution

Axiom 12 1280x800 resolution

So on the Axiom9 you don't get as much chart as you do on the competition. The competition's 9 shows almost as much as the Axiom12, albeit smaller pixel size.

I prefer two screens over one big one, however in the case of the Axiom9 that does not hold true.
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Axiom Pro 9 is 1280x720

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
Axiom Pro 9 is 1280x720





Yes true. OP was referencing Axiom 9 tho and not Axiom 9 Pro.

If you can swing 2x Axiom 9 Pro, that would be ideal.

Don't get me wrong, I like Raymarine stuff. Just not the basic Axiom 9.
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Originally Posted by BCI View Post
Be careful with the 9" Axiom... it is very low resolution compared to other brands 9" screen. I found out the expensive way...

As an example;

Axiom 9 800x480 resolution
Lowrance 9 Carbon 1280x720 resolution

Axiom 12 1280x800 resolution

So on the Axiom9 you don't get as much chart as you do on the competition. The competition's 9 shows almost as much as the Axiom12, albeit smaller pixel size.

I prefer two screens over one big one, however in the case of the Axiom9 that does not hold true.
FWIW, I have 2 Axiom 9's, and have been happy with the resolution and amount of detail you can fit on the screen. I was aware of the resolution when I purchased them, and that was a bit of a concern in my purchase/selection, but in the end I have no complaints.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:11 AM
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I have a 16” Simrad Eco 2. It’s cool but kinda like standing right in front of your TV. Two smaller screens seems easier to manage data and quickly reference. I can put 4 “windows” of data on mine but in the sun and movement it’s still easier on separate screens.

The big screen is great for chirp tho, boy!
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