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Helix 10 or 12??? #12520251
11/29/17 05:37 PM
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looking to pull the trigger on a pair but is there an $800 difference in the units other than screen size and "chirp"??

any help is appreciated.

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Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520267
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Looking at a mega or non mega. You can get a g2 chrip non mega for 1k in a 10. The megas is pretty sweet tho. Screen type is what you can afford. I'd get a 9 over a 10, but a 12 over a 10. Based on price point.


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Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520275
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i am looking at non mega. $829 for the 10 and $1199 for the 12.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520278
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10 has the best pixel density for clarity. Huge upgrade from 9 to 10, not so much from 10 to 12.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520284
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Go as big as you can afford and as big as makes sense in your space. Bigger is better when you are running a split screen.


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Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: Shallow Waters] #12520306
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Originally Posted By: Shallow Waters
10 has the best pixel density for clarity. Huge upgrade from 9 to 10, not so much from 10 to 12.

This is spot on. My 9 on the bow is not nearly as sharp as my 10 at the console. 12 is a nice unit but not worth the extra money to me. I'd say get the biggest your budget will allow.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520315
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i appreciate all of this feedback. thats where i am at. i didnt think the 12 was worth the extra coin. budget isnt a problem i just want to make the best informed decision possible and a google search hasnt yielded much in usable information.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520364
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Are you talking about Gen 1 units? I have the 10 at the bow and a 12 at the console. The 12 is nice because I run a lot of split screens so the extra 2" help plus you get the benefit of CHIRP. CHIRP really impressed me on the clarity. Bait balls are no longer just a blob, it will separate the individual fish. To me the extra $350 would be worth it but either unit is nice.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520379
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yes sir i am. on the 12 is there a clarity improvement on DI with chirp or are the differences in 2d only?

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520416
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Originally Posted By: hopefullythisworks
yes sir i am. on the 12 is there a clarity improvement on DI with chirp or are the differences in 2d only?


The first generation Helix 12 models are CHIRP 2D only.

The G2 and G2N models of all screen sizes are CHIRP sonar and CHIRP Imaging.


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Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520444
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thanks for that info mr wayne! i thought with it being the same "look" it was relatable to the DI as well and would improve performance.

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520792
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I'm throwing one out for MEGA. Unbelievable how crisp the images are. Night and day between 1100 series I've always had

Re: Helix 10 or 12??? [Re: hopefullythisworks] #12520824
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I'm going to be downsizing from 4 units to 2. I figure I can make a little cash and upgrade to the 10s and wait a couple years for the mega to hit the same price point. I'd pay the extra for 12" if it was mega but being gen 1 I just don't see the need.

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Does mega 9 also have the same shortcomings when compared to mega 10?


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