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Old 10-17-2013, 06:11 PM
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AIRMAR EXPANDS CHIRP PRODUCT LINE WITH RELEASE OF WIDE BEAM BROADBAND TRANSDUCERS New Wave of Transducers Deliver Expanded Bandwidth and Increased Performance to Sportfishing Customers

MILFORD, NH. (October 17, 2013)
AIRMAR Technology Corporation is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s award-winning CHIRP broadband transducers with the introduction of a new wide beam product line offering an expanded high frequency range of 150kHz to 250kHz. “The development of our new transducers is a direct result of feedback from our customers wanting all of the benefits of CHIRP products plus wider, high frequency beam angles," stated Jennifer Matsis, vice president of sales and marketing. “In addition to expanded bandwidth, anglers using the new wide beam transducers will achieve more than twice the coverage under the boat compared to our current high frequency CHIRP transducers,” added Matsis. All 275LH-W series models will provide a low frequency option along with the new high frequency range of 150kHz to 250kHz.

A unique property of the new wide beam transducers is that the beam width is a constant 25 degrees across the entire frequency band. Traditionally, high frequency transducers have narrow beam widths that change with frequency. Now, in addition to providing vast bottom coverage and improved fish detection in the upper water column, AIRMAR’s new wide beam format enables echosounders with advanced digital processing to produce crisper and larger return images on the fishfinder display. The new wide beam transducers are ideal for marking bait and game fish in shallow to mid water depths of 300 – 600 feet.

Since the company’s launch of CHIRP broadband transducers less than two years ago, most major marine electronics manufacturers have incorporated CHIRP technology into their fishfinder product lines. In addition to providing the enabling technology for CHIRP-ready fishfinders, AIRMAR’s CHIRP broadband transducers enhance fish detection on virtually all of today’s fishfinders, including many non-CHIRP machines. With the ability to adjust frequency, an echosounder with advanced digital processing can operate AIRMAR’s broadband ceramics anywhere in the entire frequency band of 28 kHz – 250kHz. “CHIRP has completely revolutionized the way professional and sport fishing enthusiasts are using technology to find fish,” Matsis quoted.

AIRMAR’s new wide beam CHIRP broadband transducers will be available in several mounting options to accommodate transom, pocket, tank, in-hull and thru-hull installations.


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Old 10-17-2013, 06:31 PM
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Gil: any idea when these will be available? Pricing vs. the B265LH?
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Thanks Gil.

"A unique property of the new wide beam transducers is that the beam width is a constant 25 degrees across the entire frequency band. Traditionally, high frequency transducers have narrow beam widths that change with frequency. "

That should definitely plug some of the holes in the current offerings. Of course, having just paid over $1,000 for a transducer I hate to have to upgrade just three months later .
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Ahh there we go finally .. *G*

Gil - let me know when you can deliver. If there is a M260 box compatible I think I'll sign up for one of those.
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I saw the Airmar test boat heading east to the beach this morning...

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Snif, just bought a M265
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Originally Posted by keizerh View Post
Snif, just bought a M265
You will be just fine....and they don't make these new units for use in the M265 tank configuration.

These are the units that will be available:
B275W
Tm275W
PM275W
CM275W
B175W
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http://www.airmartechnology.com/uplo...ures/B175W.pdf

Update:
Airmar now has added the :

CM111C-LHW
CM265C-LHW
CM599C-LHW
R109C-LHW
R509C-LHW

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B265 LH on the left....B275W on the right.

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Fraser river / Georgia Bank Canada..and bait in the water....B175C-HW




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I have personally tested a 275
The B275 worked really well in the same frequency bands as his existing B265. I actually had to set his frequency ranges up manually since it was so new that his sounder didn’t recognize the B275’s ID yet. I would guess they have fixed that by now. For testing I was fine using the same frequency settings as the B265 because I am planning to use the B275 alongside of it and swap back and forth.





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Will this work for the Garmin 741xs? What is the availability and price?
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Originally Posted by BiminiSeas View Post
What is the availability and price?
Availability ....Should to be in time for the Miami Boat show in Feb.
Price is not yet out.





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B265 LH left...B275LH right.





One thing about CHIRP wide cone systems is that they are not for designed for great bottom detail....rocks ledges etc..many of the traditional sonar or CHIRP systems with narrow cones are far better for structure detail etc.
the CHIRP's advantage is for the target detection and separation.





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I have been running the TM275W prototype since spring time, and I am very satisfied with the how it performs. I performed tests for Airmar, and comparisons to the other transducers currently installed(Tm270W, B175L, B175M).
Sinking down a longline with smaller and bigger bottles submerging of different depths. Looking at how far offset we could find the targets, plus a lot of other comparisons.
The wider constant angle is an amazing help for us who are looking for baitfish and predators more or less all the way up to the surface.
I will hook it up again next time I head for the boat.
Have been busy running software tests on the NSS, NSE, and BSM-2 lately, so the wide chirp has had some rest on "the shelfs".
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Gil, its not abundantly clear to me from the airmar doc if the b275w is a single transducer or a pair? Will it be available in lm as well or lh only?
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If it is B275LH it's a pair.
My question is what versions of the B175W will there be:
B175W-L
B175W-M
B175W-H
The High freq would be a great tool for trolling and paired with an additional standard beam LH or LM chirp xducer (i.e. 265) it would cover most sounder needs for a great number of fishermen.
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Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
Gil, its not abundantly clear to me from the airmar doc if the b275w is a single transducer or a pair? Will it be available in lm as well or lh only?
1) The B275W is available in LH only..and single unit.

2) The B175W a High only... in 0, 12 and 20 degree titled flush mounted transducers

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The B175W -High can be mixed and paired with either a traditional B175C L or M transducer.





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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
Gil: any idea when these will be available? Pricing vs. the B265LH?

I now have the new Wide B175W in stock and the B265W available shortly.

The new B175W will work with the Garmin single band xs series as a single unit...as well as all the dual band units such as the GSD-26, BSM-2 ,DFF1-UHD etc. as a single or part of a pair.


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Will that fit in the same hole that my ss264n/w's are in?
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Originally Posted by Simonsez View Post
Will that fit in the same hole that my ss264n/w's are in?
Yes, the B175C- will retro into the SS264 pair holes.

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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I now have the new Wide B175W in stock and the B265W available shortly.

The new B175W will work with the Garmin single band xs series as a single unit...as well as all the dual band units such as the GSD-26, BSM-2 ,DFF1-UHD etc. as a single or part of a pair.


http://www.thehulltruth.com/parts-fo...ml#post5967030
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?
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