CHIRP sonar module with RealVision MAX and 1kW broadband CHIRP

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See Clearer and Go Deeper Than Ever

Success in fishing is never guaranteed. Enhance your chances by getting the full picture of what lies below and ensuring that they can run, but they can’t hide.

The RVM1600 for Axiom® chartplotters takes multi-channel fishfinder performance to new depths. The next generation of CHIRP DownVision, SideVision, 3D and traditional CHIRP sonar, RealVision® MAX fishfinder technology delivers more power so you can fish at the top of your game.  


RealVision MAX starts with high-performance CHIRP transducers, upgraded with larger elements and increased power output for extended fishfinder range performance.

RealVision MAX CHIRP also offers signal processing and faster ping rates for improved fishfinder imagery and target identification.

Finally, with RealVision MAX, structure is more recognizable, and the most elusive fish are easily identifiable with high-contrast RealVision MAX sonar color palettes. 

RVM1600 sonar revealing fish targets

RealVision MAX Color Palettes

High-contrast color fishfinder palettes are refined to accentuate targets and make fish stand out from the water column. 

Sonar color palettes
Sonar color palettes
Sonar color palettes
Sonar color palettes
fish marked at 200 ft. with RVM1600 sonar

Maximum Range

RealVision MAX transducers are upgraded with a more powerful 600-watt High CHIRP frequency. The result is deeper range performance and stronger fishfinder target returns – which allows you to track the bottom in depths greater than 1,200' (366 meters) and find fish beyond 400' (123 meters).

Multi-Channel Fishfinder

CHIRP DownVision® delivers a photo-like fishfinder view of the world beneath your boat. See bottom structures and fish targets with amazing detail.

CHIRP SideVision® sonar expands your underwater horizon with full port and starboard coverage of fish, bait and underwater structure, allowing you to see more fish from a greater distance than traditional side scanning sonars.

RealVision® MAX 3D fishfinder lets you see below, behind and to the sides of the boat to provide a new perspective of the underwater world that simplifies locating and staying on structure.

RVM1600 multi-channel sonar
RVM-400 and RVM-100 transducers

RealVision MAX Transducers

RealVision MAX transom mount and through hull transducers provide DownVision®, SideVision®, 600-Watt High CHIRP and 3D sonar capability to the RVM1600.  RealVision MAX transducers feature a built-in attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for stabilizing 3D sonar imagery and automatically compensating for vessel motion. Plus, a fast-response, built-in water temperature sensor provides quick and accurate sea temperature readings.

See RealVision Max in action

RVM1600 Sonar Gallery

Wrecks with Fish Targets

RealVision MAX SideVision, DownVision, 3D and traditional CHIRP sonar showing wrecks and fish targets

Marking fish over 400 ft

The RVM1600 and RVM-100 transducer with traditional CHIRP marking fish over 400' (122 meters)

Predator fish stalking bait

RealVision MAX SideVision, DownVision, and traditional CHIRP showing predator fish stalking bait fish above a wreck

Separation of fish targets and the bottom

RealVision MAX traditional CHIRP sonar separating fish targets from the sea bottom 

RealVision MAX wrecks and debris

RealVision MAX SideVision, DownVision, and traditional CHIRP sonar seeing wrecks and debris

RVM1600 Models

RVM1600 Sonar Module

SKU: E70665
RVM1600 Sonar Module
  • 1kW CHIRP sonar module

  • RealVision 3D

  • DownVision and SideVision

  • Traditional CHIRP Sonar

RVM1600 Resources

Relative humidity

up to 93% @ 40 °C (104 °F)

Waterproof rating

IPx6, IPx7

Non-operating temperature

-30 °C (-22 °F) to +70 °C (158 °F)

Operating temperature

-25 °C (-13 °F) to +55 °C (131 °F)

Power output

RealVision MAX high CHIRP sonar channel: 600 Watts RMS

Traditional dual channel CHIRP channel:  1kW RMS

Sonar channels

RealVision MAX Port: High CHIRP (200kHz), DownVision (350kHz), SideVision (350kHz) and RealVision 3D (350kHz)

1kW CHIRP Port: 42 - 250kHz (Transducer dependent)


1x 3-pin Male power connector, 1x 10-pin RayNet network connector, 1x 25-pin RealVision Max 3D / RealVision 3D transducer connector, 1x 11-pin 1kW transducer connector

Product markings

UKCA, CE, Australian RCM C-Tick, RoHS, WEEE Directive


EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, RoHS II 2011/65/EU, Worldwide Safety EN/IEC 62368-1, Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand: EN/IEC 60945:2002, Australia and New Zealand: C-Tick, Compliance Level 2, Canada: ICES-003 (exempt when factory installed in a transport vehicle), USA: CFR47 Part 15b (SDoC exempt, installed in transport vehicle), Japan / China: ABS/CCS IEC 60945:2002, FCC Part 15.19, FCC Part 15.105 (b), ISEDC ICES-003


84.4 mm (3.32 in)


299.4 mm (11.79 in)

Height (including cable bend radius)

285.6 mm (11.24 in)

Height (including connectors)

205.6 mm (8.09 in)


188.0 mm (7.40 in)


1.585 kg (3.49 lbs)

Inline fuse rating

5 A

Thermal breaker rating

5 A


2.4 A Peak; 1.2 A RMS (Maximum) @ 12 V dc

Nominal supply voltage

12 V / 24 V dc

Operating voltage range

10.8 V to 31.2 V dc

Power consumption

10.4 W (Maximum)

What's in the box illustration
What's in the box?

Package contents


RVM1600 3D CHIRP sonar module.


Power cable 1.5 m (4.9 ft).


RayNet (female) to RayNet (female) network cable 2 m (6.6 ft).




Mounting screws M4.5 x 20 (x4).

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