The Future of Ice Fishing on One Screen

MarCum LX-9 Fits The Future of Ice Fishing on One Screen

What if you took the most advanced ice fishing sonar on the market and merged it with the highest-resolution underwater camera?

You’d get the MarCum LX-9. Welcome to the future of ice fishing.

MarCum’s new LX-9 Sonar/Camera/DVR System immerses hardwater anglers in a rich, colorful world of fish-finding technology. For the first time ever, it’s possible to view fish, structure and cover through a diversity of underwater eyes – digital sonar and underwater video camera combined into a single high-tech portable device.

“Amazing! Underwater viewing and supreme sonar all in one,” says Ice Force Pro-Staffer Tony Roach. “The LX-9 gives me wide screen sonar and live underwater video views at the same time, on the same screen. I can even overlay sonar images onto live underwater video. Imagine the potential of this powerful combination.”

Infused with MarCum’s full menu of famed patented sonar features, the LX-9 is the culmination of a decade of intelligent sonar engineering. An 8-inch flat panel color LCD plays live underwater video, multiple user-defined sonar displays – or both simultaneously. The readouts actually merge into a single, easily viewable image. And industry-exclusive Sonar Footprint Technology displays your area of bottom coverage at any depth.

A customizable “dashboard” reveals digital depth, battery voltage, range, sensitivity, and interference rejection, as well as on-camera-screen displays of water temp, camera depth, and relative camera direction. Sonar is also temperature capable when used with an optional High-Speed Transducer.

A built-in DVR even provides screen recording and instant on-screen playback. The unit can record also to a separate SD card, or via video-out.

MarCum’s intelligently managed sonar engine is driven by a cool 4800-watts PtP with a switchable Dual Beam (8o and 20o) transducer. And power matters – just ask the fish exposed by MarCums that can easily elude the low wattage pushed by other brands.

The system’s aquatic “truth detector” is the LX-9’s industry-best Sony Super HAD II CCD camera with 75 feet of cable. Advanced light sensitive (.01 lux) optics deliver the sharpest, cleanest color picture available, while Darkwater LED Light Technology illuminates the viewing area in dark and dirty water.

“The ability to simultaneously compare vivid sonar renderings with actual underwater video advances our fishing skills and underwater perception by light-years,” Roach says. “And with a built in DVR, anglers can immediately capture, upload or review underwater events. This is a truly remarkable piece of technology.”

The entire LX-9 system comes sheathed in a special padded softcase with a rechargeable 12-volt, 9-amp battery, automatic charger and Snow Shield Faceplate. It even includes MarCum’s exclusive Auto Camera Panner for the full underwater video viewing experience – 360-degrees of fishiness in the palm of your hand.

“We remain one-hundred percent invested in the precepts of innovation,” says MarCum Brand Manager, Jon Marshall. “LX-9 is the brainchild of this passion and dedication – it’s the meeting of two essential fish-finding technologies, bringing together for the first time digital sonar and live color underwater video into a single portable unit. And with its built-in DVR function, the powerful images that scroll across the screen will be captured, replayed and shared via other portable electronic devices.

“At MarCum, we’ve long understood that information is power, but passion pulls the trigger,” Marshall said further.

Loaded with features and functions, LX-9 is a fish-finding marvel waiting to explore, and to be explored. Visit MarCum’s website to discover this and other powerful MarCum technologies, and to initiate your own underwater surveillance mission.

5 Comments

    • Hi Nelson,
      The LX-9 should be available at your local retailer today!

      Thanks and Happy Hardwater Fishing!
      -Your Friends at ICE FORCE and Rapala

    • thats odd. considering marcum just shipped these to rapala for distributing late this week after a month of testing, i find it hard to believe that they would be in stores today. I have had mine preordered since first week of november.

  1. Not saying it won’t work. Asking HOW to work it. lots of variables under the ice.
    I have tony on FB, great guy. Should I ask him the courtesy of reply?

    As an add. Tony has seen my system, and understands it’s application.
    Tight lines.

    • Hey Dan,
      Thanks for your interest! Yes, you need a separate hole for the LX-9 camera. We are in the process of putting together “How-To” tips and current fishing reports. Instructions and tips for fishing with the LX-9 will be included. So stay tuned.

      Tony Roach is a great friend to have on Facebook. He has a huge amount of knowledge and he is a key member of our ICE FORCE Pro Staff. Until we publish official information, Tony can be a great resource for tips on how to get the best fishing experience out of your LX-9.

      Also, we route all your product development questions through our Customer Service Center. If you contact them they will be able to provide you with any info you need.

      Thanks again Dan. Tight Lines and Happy Holidays!
      -Your Friends at ICE FORCE and Rapala

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