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mega transducer #13452813 02/27/20 12:18 AM
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Just bought a helix 12 si/di mega gen2 are their any better HD transducer that will work better than the stocked one ( XM 9 20 MSIT ). They had them on sale for $1499.99 too hard to pass up.

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I think the stock transducer is the one to use.

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I'm thinking about buying one of those too.

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Sheels is the only one that i found that had it and it will be here on monday. Great price

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Originally Posted by jim holmes
Just bought a helix 12 si/di mega gen2 are their any better HD transducer that will work better than the stocked one ( XM 9 20 MSIT ). They had them on sale for $1499.99 too hard to pass up.


The one that Scheels has is the 2019/2020 G2N SI HW Promo unit. It does not come with that transducer.
Helix 12 HW CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N.
It comes with the XM 9 1012 HW MSI T transducer that is special made for that unit.
Pay attention to the HW in the model's name.

It is HW CHIRP 2D sonar, not 83/200 kHz 2D sonar like the discontinued G2N models from 2017/2018.
The XM 9 20 MSI T is the discontinued unit's transducer. The 20 in the model name stands for 20 degree spec coverage for 200 kHz.


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What does the HW mean or stand for? What would be lacking in this model vs the standard Helix 12 G2N?

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I have the Gen 2 Mega's. Huge step-up from the old 1100 Birds! Enjoy

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Originally Posted by Piscivore
What does the HW mean or stand for? What would be lacking in this model vs the standard Helix 12 G2N?

I am also curious about this, are we saying the included transducer is better than the normal g2n unit ?


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What does the HW mean or stand for? What would be lacking in this model vs the standard Helix 12 G2N?

I am also curious about this, are we saying the included transducer is better than the normal g2n unit ?



HW stands for HIgh frequency (140-240 khz) Wide angle. It is dual spectrum transducer with a low Q value which translates to better separation with 2d returns, the transducer is better tuned for chirp units than the older dual beam 83/200 khz

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