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Old 01-08-2014, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Bulldog View Post
I have a few questions about this: I was looking at the Garmin website, at the specs on the new 1040xs. For transducer capabilities it states " 1 kW traditional; 600 W CHIRP". The new B175W is a 1kw CHIRP transducer. Does this mean that the new Garmin xs series are not able to use this transducer to its full 1kw potential? And if that is the case, are there plans for a cheaper B75W on the horizon?

On a side note, when will the larger 1040xs series units be available for purchase?
Correct..the B175W is 1 kw...which means simply that it is capable of a maximum of 1kw sustained use...for example when used with the Garmin GSD26 in deeper water etc.
A CHIRP unit puts greater actual energy into the water then a traditional sonar but with far less wattage used.
When operating in shallow to mid water very little actual wattage is used ..so with any acceptable lower wattage single band units from Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad etc... will be excellent and will work just fine with the B175W.

And there will be no B75W.

I personally think that this new wide beam series from Airmar is really going to make a difference for anyone using CHIRP in shallow to mid water.





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Old 01-08-2014, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Will B175W work with Raymarine DragonFly and CP100?
Vidar,

Nothing I have seen to date indicates it can....but everyones systems seem to be expanding their capabilities faster than we can keep up.
So who know whats around the corner.





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Old 01-08-2014, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
When operating in shallow to mid water very little actual wattage is used ..so with any acceptable lower wattage, single band units from Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad etc... will be excellent and will work just fine with the B175W.
This was my expectation as well. The reason why I asked was that you included Raymarine single band units in your listing quoted above.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Correct..the B175W is 1 kw...which means simply that it is capable of a maximum of 1kw sustained use...for example when used with the Garmin GSD26 in deeper water etc.
A CHIRP unit puts greater actual energy into the water then a traditional sonar but with far less wattage used.
When operating in shallow to mid water very little actual wattage is used ..so with any acceptable lower wattage single band units from Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad etc... will be excellent and will work just fine with the B175W.

And there will be no B75W.

I personally think that this new wide beam series from Airmar is really going to make a difference for anyone using CHIRP in shallow to mid water.
What is considered shallow to mid water depth for this ?
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Frosty View Post
What is considered shallow to mid water depth for this ?
Airmar's list of features on their web site states " Ideal for marking baitfish and gamefish in shallow to mid-water depths of 300- 600'."

http://www.airmartechnology.com/uplo...ures/B175W.pdf






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Old 01-17-2014, 11:16 AM
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I think you can expect get a large pile of "documentation" together with the transducer
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:30 PM
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I know I've pounded some of you guys to death over this ......especially Gil. Having a boat built - will be fishing Cape Cod . Stripers can be found in 20-100 ft of water and Bluefin up to -well the deepest I've caught them in was around 300- 'but I'm sure they go deeper . I cant decide on what machine to get and transducer -chirp or non chirp. I want to get this right the first time -too expensive. I thought I had a pair of 6208s picked out with a gsd24 because some guys here hate chirp and dont see the difference .Then someone will tell me Garmin is no good ...... I'm told Simrad's new stuff will be real nice - I cant decide if its wise to get a built in sonar or a box one -are they as good built in or not. At least with a box -I can change it out . As for a ducer - no idea . I want a 1 kw thru hull - thats one thing most guys tell me is a must have ? I'm no pro and nor am I rich - I dont need the ultimate best -but I dont want some low budget thing either . I had an hds 7 and that thing would be in the bottom of Boston Harbor if it wasnt so hard to get it out of its mount quick enough .......Say i went with 6208 and gsd 24 or 26 -what is a recomended ducer for above depths etc . Thanks
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how would bottom tracking compare between the tm275 and the 265 ?
i don't fish deep but need to know where i am in orientation on the banks.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by manethon View Post
how would bottom tracking compare between the tm275 and the 265 ?
i don't fish deep but need to know where i am in orientation on the banks.

265 on the left.......275 on the right

For just tracking bottom I don't think you would see much..if any..difference.
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So what would be the best transducer for less than 300' running then new nss12 evo2 with a bms-2? I want the best resolution for grouper fishing.
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Originally Posted by pathfinder44 View Post
So what would be the best transducer for less than 300' running then new nss12 evo2 with a bms-2? I want the best resolution for grouper fishing.
I would put the B175W at the top of the list if using any CHIRP system ...it will even work the the Furuno FCV295.



B175W



B175W


B175W


Link to Airmar Blog :

http://www.airmar.com/blog/2012/07/





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will B175W be to big for 20ft boat,i already have thru hull trancd factory installed(didnt check yet which is it ) ,whats the hole diameter for B175W ? can it work together with 721xs with donw vu and side vu ..
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Originally Posted by jaxy View Post
will B175W be to big for 20ft boat,i already have thru hull trancd factory installed(didnt check yet which is it ) ,whats the hole diameter for B175W ? can it work together with 721xs with donw vu and side vu ..
The B175W will be just fine for your size boat......I am shipping a B175W as we speak to a customer with a 20' Mako .
The B175W is the same size as a B164 or a SS264...uses a 3 7/8" hole size.
If your current unit is a B164 that will be a direct change out.

And yes..with the 721xs you use the 8 pin port for the B175W and the GCV 10 DownVu/ SideVu will use the network port...so both will show on your screen at the same time.

And that is true also of the 1020xs, 1040xs, 820xs, 840xs






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thx gil
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I would put the B175W at the top of the list if using any CHIRP system ...it will even work the the Furuno FCV295.



B175W



B175W







B175W


Link to Airmar Blog :

http://www.airmar.com/blog/2012/07/
WOW, would a tm175w be any better?
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Originally Posted by pathfinder44 View Post
WOW, would a tm175w be any better?
The B175W is a High band fixed 25 degree cone....150 kHz to 150 kHz.
it can be matched with a B175 Medium or B175 Low to make a flush pair.

The TM275LF-W is a High and Low ..8 element. ...and yes it will have deeper capability on the low side.

The high band is from 150 kHz to 250 kHz and a constant 25 degrees.
The Low band is 42 kHZ to 65 kHz and 25 to 16 degrees cone.

Also available as:

Pocket or keel mounted PM 275LH-W
Thru hull B275LH-W
Tank mount CM275LH-W

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http://www.airmartechnology.com/uplo...res/TM275W.pdf





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I take it then if you were rigging a no holds barred center console with the best of the best you would go with the B275W? Assuming any and all mounting options were available to you including a glassed in B275 w/out the fairing block.
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Originally Posted by sigfla View Post
I take it then if you were rigging a no holds barred center console with the best of the best you would go with the B275W? Assuming any and all mounting options were available to you including a glassed in B275 w/out the fairing block.
I really like this new transducer because most of the fish I catch are less than 600'.
So ..depending on the hull design one can use almost any configuration.

If the boat is over 30' I would use the fairing mounted B275LH-W

If under 30' then any of the other mounting options with the TM275LH-W being the least productive.

If anyone fishes mostly under 400' then just the B175H would be just fine.





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A few more screen shots.





B265LH on left, then High wide, B265LH, then High Wide.














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