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#11949991 - 11/24/16 05:12 PM Helix 10 vs Helix 12
SweetRay Offline
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Registered: 11/12/16
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Loc: Somerville Tx
Looking at getting a Helix. Found the Helix 10 SI for 1499.00 and the Helix 12 for 2299.00. Is there something more than the extra 2 inches of screen you get for the $800.00 difference.
Thanks,
Ray
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#11950042 - 11/24/16 05:48 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
ScottCook Offline
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Edited by ScottCook (11/24/16 05:53 PM)

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#11950055 - 11/24/16 05:54 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
ScottCook Offline
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HUMMINBIRD HELIX 12 CHIRP SI/GPS KVD COMBO $1,690.00 http://bbgmarine.com/humminbird-helix-12-chirp-sigps-kvd-combo-p-14920.html

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#11950100 - 11/24/16 06:10 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
SweetRay Offline
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Thank you Scott. Now I know where to buy it. Is there any difference other than the screen size?
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#11950136 - 11/24/16 06:25 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
ScottCook Offline
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The 12 has CHIRP, I don't know all the differences other than that and the price. Give them a call and see or someone here may step up and offer. I do know if I had any sense I'd have bought the 12 instead of the 10 when I bought a month ago. Don't forget a Y cable and the mount. If your running a lowrance now, get the lowrance to humminbird sonar adapter for your 2D shoot through.

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#11950220 - 11/24/16 07:01 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Universal Mania has the Helix 12 CHIRP SI for $1669. It's the KVD version which is functionally the same as the standard, but is cosmetically different externally. I think the KVD is beTheir website shows they have 99 in stock, so if you as them about the sale price they ran a couple of weeks ago, they might sell it for that. At any rate, that price with no tax and free shipping makes it a no-brainer over the Helix 10. I just got one from them and am showing considerable restraint on buying a second one and selling the 1199 so I would have two CHIRP units that could share transducer data.
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#11950372 - 11/24/16 08:32 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
SweetRay Offline
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Thank you Scott and Bob
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#11950458 - 11/24/16 09:21 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
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The screen size to me is pretty significant. The 12 has chirp as has been mentioned and also comes with autochart live which I don't believe the 10 does. For $200 more at universal mania it is worth it.

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#11950752 - 11/25/16 08:04 AM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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I agree. If you are already willing to spend $1500 go the extra $200 and get the 12" with CHIRP. Screen size is another one of those areas where bigger is better, size matters, etc.
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#11950968 - 11/25/16 10:52 AM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: Bobby Milam]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
The screen size to me is pretty significant. The 12 has chirp as has been mentioned and also comes with autochart live which I don't believe the 10 does. For $200 more at universal mania it is worth it.


All the Helix 9, 10, and 12 series have Auto Chart Live.

The new G2 Helix 5 and 7 GPS model series have it also.
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#11951039 - 11/25/16 11:45 AM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: SweetRay]
Bob Landry Offline
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Are the current Helix Chip units going to be upgradable to mega-Imaging via a software upgrade or is it exclusive to the G2N models?
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#11951132 - 11/25/16 01:16 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: Bob Landry]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Are the current Helix Chip units going to be upgradable to mega-Imaging via a software upgrade or is it exclusive to the G2N models?


Do not know, but would guess not. The MEGA SI transducer has a dedicated DI crystal like the ONIX SI transducer has.
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#11951616 - 11/25/16 08:06 PM Re: Helix 10 vs Helix 12 [Re: Bob Landry]
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Registered: 02/08/10
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Are the current Helix Chip units going to be upgradable to mega-Imaging via a software upgrade or is it exclusive to the G2N models?


No, it is a hardware change not a software update. To get the Mega images you will need to purchase the G2N unit/s. DI now carries it's own dedicated crystal like in the Onix on the Mega units.
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