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katoguy

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Has anyone heard about the Humminbird ice flashers coming out this year? 3 models ICE-35, ICE-45, and ICE-55.

They won an award at ICAST last week. I was aware they were coming out, just haven't found information on the internet about them until this morning.

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Found this on another site....interesting!

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Here are the specs

If I am correct .5" target seperation would be best in the buis. I believe LX-5 is .75" in superfine and vex's are about 2.65"

Humminbird ICE-35

Cost: $ 299.99 msrp

Cone angles: 9° and 19°

Power level: 800 watts peak to peak, 100 watts RMS

Interference rejection: 10 levels (steps)

Zoom: Allows 2X magnification anywhere in water column.

Target separation: .5"

Transmit frequency: 240 KHz for 19°, 455 KHz for 9°

Battery: 12 volt/7 amp sealed lead acid

Battery current draw: unknown at this time

Battery charger: included

Display colors(strong, med., weak): Red, Orange, Green

Depth ranges: 0 - 200 feet, 4 settings: 20', 40', 80', 200'

Cases:

Warranty: 2 years

Miscellaneous: 26 step battery status indicator. 4 backlit keypad control buttons: Zoom, Gain, Noise, Beam. 3-color 526 segment fiber-optic flasher display delivers excellent sunlight readability.

ICE 45

Cost: $ 399.99 msrp

Cone angles: 9° and 19°

Power level: 1600 watts peak to peak, 100 watts RMS

Interference rejection: 10 levels (steps)

Zoom: Allows 2X magnification anywhere in water column.

Target separation: .5"

Transmit frequency: 240 KHz for 19°, 455 KHz for 9°

Battery: 12 volt/7 amp sealed lead acid

Battery current draw: unknown at this time

Battery charger: included

Display colors(strong, med., weak): Red, Orange, Green

Depth ranges: 0 - 200 feet, 4 manual settings: 20', 40', 80', 200' 7 Auto settings: 20', 40', 60', 80', 100', 120', 200'

Cases:

Warranty: 2 years

Miscellaneous: Digital % Battery status indicator on LCD. 4 backlit keypad control buttons: Zoom, Gain, Noise, Beam. 3-color 526 segment fiber-optic flasher display delivers excellent sunlight readability

ICE 55

Cost: $ 499.99 msrp (available August, 2008)

Cone angles: 9° and 19°

Power level: 2400 watts peak to peak, 100 watts RMS

Interference rejection: 10 levels (steps)

Zoom: Allows 2X magnification anywhere in water column.

Target separation: .5"

Transmit frequency: 240 KHz for 19°, 455 KHz for 9°

Battery: 12 volt/9 amp sealed lead acid

Battery current draw: unknown at this time

Battery charger: included

Display colors(strong, med., weak): Set 1 - Red, Orange, Green Set 2 - Red, Green, Yellow Set 3 - Red, Orange, Yellow, Lt Green, Green, Blue

Depth ranges: 0 - 200 feet, 4 manual settings: 20', 40', 80', 200' 7 Auto settings: 20', 40', 60', 80', 100', 120', 200'

Cases:

Warranty: 2 years

Miscellaneous: Large, 526 segment bright 6-color fiber-optic display delivers excellent sunlight readability. Can choose 3 different color palletes for display. Adjustable Target Line. Digital % Battery status indicator on LCD, 6 backlit keypad control buttons: Zoom, Gain, Noise, Beam, Target cursor color(This is a unique purple target line which icefishermen can set at a specific depth so they know exactly how deep to lower their bait or lure). Patent-pending backlit LCD display. Soft sided carrying bag. Winner of best new product award for electronics at the 2008 ICAST show.

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Iam pretty sure vexilar has .5" seperation on the bottom lock option on the 18 and 20. sometimes I think to much power is a bad thing. to many watts shows you everything not just fish. just my .02 cents

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It is great to see another possible strong competitor in the flasher market. It pushes the others to keep improving their product. From the picture, the unit looks pretty sharp.

I don't see myself switching from my vex's any time soon. But it would be great to hear personal feedback on these flashers this winter. I am sure there will be quite a buz on this topic once the hardwater season hits.

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I agree. I won't be switching from my MarCum any time soon either, but more competion is typically good for consumers in the end.

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