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Marcum LX-1?

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What do you guys think of the LX-1.

Im thinking of getting that and I have heard decent things about it. Any cons?

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I am also looking at the Marcum LX1... Is it worth the money for the Vexilar or are you just paying for the name??

Thanks,

Chris

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I have the LX-1 and it's been a very good unit for me. Mine is kind of loud at times but I can work thru that. Never a problem with it and gives me everything I feel I need to be successful on the ice. Tremendous value compared to what's out there IMO.

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In my opinion, the LX-1 may be the best buy out there. Not as many bells and whistles as the LX-3 or LX-5.. But if your on a budget, I would give the LX-1 a good look!

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I'm with Deitz. Go with what your budget affords you. You can upgrade later. You won't go wrong with any flasher and they make a world of difference.

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Exactly what Dietz says. The LX-1 is a great buy. If your ok with not being able to zoom in on different depths and dont need a dual cone transducer the LX-1 is a great unit and a great price. Very good 1st flasher unit. I have nothing bad to say about them at all.

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You can get refurbished lx 3 for 300$. Searched for it on google. My opinion is get the best you can afford and shop around. I got a second hand lx-5 at a great price.

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I know when my dad got one new and the first time he used it one of the knobs popped right off. Could be a freak one time thing but I don't know...Marcum was good about taking it back but after that he just kept using his fl-8. He's had that thing for 20+ years and never had a problem with it.

I wouldn't let that knob thing steer you away from macum, just telling an experience. Other than that though I haven't heard anything really bad about them.

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Last year this is what I had for backup or else for friends that would need one to use. Worked great. 1500 watts of power with a 20 degree cone. Works for me! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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I've used mine for the last 3 years and it has worked great! I am eventually going to upgrade but this will work great for my wife or daughter. Zoom feature would be nice, but it helped my catching big time!

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Thanks for the replys! I think I will get the lx 1

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Like Deitz said, it could very well be the best bang for your buck out there right now.

Don't get discouraged if you start seeing some interference at first. Sometimes it takes a little tweaking of the IR, positioning of the transducer and or getting away from the sonar "crowd".

I really liked the VX-1 I had. I was able to use it right next to a hole with a LX-3 and Vexilar FL8 and they played nice together.

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I own one and really like it. But, it's the only one I've ever owned, so I can't compare it to any others. But for the type is fishing I do most, pannies in uner 30 FOW, it works great.

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Ive got one. I bought it 2 years ago and it works well for me, Like others have said possibly best bang for the buck. Its got a zoom feature on it so you can lock on the bottom 5-10ft. I will probably upgrade in the next year or two though to one that has a dual cone transducer

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A lot of people on here confuse the Lx-1 and Vx-1.

Lx-1 came out first and does not have zoom. Vx-1 came out after and does have zoom.

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That and the LX1 is no longer available unless of course used or the like. The VX1 in it's original form is available at a few stores. But now Marcum has turned it into the VX-1P and added some more power and interference rejection.

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A lot of people on here confuse the Lx-1 and Vx-1.

Lx-1 came out first and does not have zoom. Vx-1 came out after and does have zoom.

Good call. I got that wrong. Mine is the VX-1.

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I bought the VX-1 at the St. Paul Ice fishing show last year for $150 with a $30 dollar rebate. By far the best deal out there!

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Don't know how I missed this but great thread guys! laugh As far as that 2008 VX-1 deal in St. Paul well you really had a good day sir!

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