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John Z.

83/200 Or 455/800 Transducer

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm looking into the elite 4x HDI,  I can buy it for $169.99 w/ a 83/200 transducer or i can spend $199.99 and get the 83/200 455/800 transducer.  

 

I was looking for some insight on the pros and cons of both and wanted to know if the +$30.00 is worth it.  I fish small ponds and lakes ranging in depth from 5'-50' 

 

Thanks

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If you want the Down Scan capability, you have to use the 4-frequency transducer.

 

The unit will not be a HDI unit with the dual frequency transducer, it wil be a more expensive Elite 4x.

 

Once you use the imaging technolgy, it may change the way you fish since you will get picture-like detail of the bottom and water column. You will see what stuff looks like rather than just blobs on the display that 2D does

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What Wayne said...no reason for an hdi without the combo ducer.

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I have been wondering the same thing. What is the difference, in elementary terms, of the two?

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I have been wondering the same thing. What is the difference, in elementary terms, of the two?

83/200 is for 2d sonar. 455/800 is for imaging sonar. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

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So, do the SI and DI units come with 83/200 and 4550/800?

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So, do the SI and DI units come with 83/200 and 4550/800?

Humminbird has some less expensive Side Imaging models that just have a single Imaging frequency (455 kHz) and 83/200 kHz for 2D sonar.

 

The Down Imaging units have 200/455 kHz for 2D sonar out of the box and 455/800 kHz for Down Imaging.

The more sofisticated units can be changed to 83/200 kHz for 2D sonar. There is a trolling motor DI puck that is tuned for that setting.

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The Humminbird HDSI transducer is capable of running all 4 frequencys 

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