I currently have a Marcum VX1P and am looking to upgrade. I'm trying to decide between the LX 5 and the LX 6. Can anyone speak to their experience with these models? I would value your input.
Marcum Lx5 VS An LX6
I would never buy an Lx 6 or 7, if you are going that route, get an open water unit with ice bundle is my opinion.
It's funny how much technology has changed. When the digital units first came out they were criticized as just another feature that could potentially break. Now everything is going digital and it's being argued as a borderline necessity which really can't be denied.
Yea Ulbian, With all the money we’ve spent in the last two years, I’m satisfied with the 5. I believe everything you said, but just can’t justify the need at the moment. If I get on the move this spring, I’ll finally sell my HD Shovelhead that is currently in my bar as a conversation piece!!! Lol Then I would think of upgrading!! Good post!!!
The LX5 is a good unit but I think the extra money for a digital unit is worth it. When set in graph mode you have a history to look back on instead of a dial. So if a fish comes in you can see what your jigging cadence was to bring it in. I never run my 7 with a flasher dial. I’m looking at a graph, a vertical view of the water column, and a vertical zoom of the depth I’m fishing in. again, nothing wrong at all with a mechanical flasher because it will do the job but the digital units that allow you to customize your views is an enormous leap ahead.
I have a LX5. Can’t give you any complaints what so ever. As long as you have a good battery, you’re good to go for a little less money then a 6 I think?
I have an LX7. I love the thing. There’s a bit of a learning curve because you are pushing buttons instead of turning knobs but it’s pretty easy to learn. If you do get one shoot me a PM because I have some baseline settings to start with. If you just start adjusting everything all at once you can throw yourself off and get frustrated quickly. Start with those settings and fine tune from there. I run it on my boat as well and honestly think it’s better as an open water unit than it is as an ice unit,
Thinking I'm gonna pick up an LX6s. Anybody try these yet?