Representing the company's latest entry for high-end sport-fishing boats up to around 40 feet with deadrises up to 25 degrees, Airmar Technology's new R209 transducer combines 3 kW, low-frequency (33 to 60 kHz) and 2 kW, high-frequency (130 to 210 kHz) capabilities. If you're running a top-end sounder, the R209 belongs with it.
The R209 features Airmar's Broadband Technology, which allows the 'ducer to track bottom at 4,000 feet while tracking baitfish as individual, closely spaced targets. It operates an array of 24 low-frequency ceramic elements and one extra-large high-frequency element. Designed to complement tunable sounders, the R209 can hit any frequency in the transducer's range, which allows the operator to adjust beam width to depth as required. As of this writing, the R209 is the only transducer on the market that can operate at both 38 and 50 kHz. An MSRP of $2,995 illustrates the adage, "You get what you pay for." Call Airmar Technology at 603-673-9570 or visit www.airmar.com.