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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
What is the difference between the Avet SX MC and the Avet SX ?
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by edsr View Post
What is the difference between the Avet SX MC and the Avet SX ?


MC is magged or rather magnetic casting control
post #3 of 18
Yes, magnetic cast control. It can be retrofitted to SX reels as well.
post #4 of 18
Also, only the 5.3 models can be retrofitted. Those of us with the early (first run) 5.1's have to stay with static mag or no mag... and honestly I'm ok with that. I love my 5.1's
post #5 of 18
And price.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Avet SX @ $199.00 - Avet SX MC @ $239.00 - Not sure the price difference is worth the added features, they are not that hard to mag but wouldn't have the factory look.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by KConrad View Post
Also, only the 5.3 models can be retrofitted. Those of us with the early (first run) 5.1's have to stay with static mag or no mag... and honestly I'm ok with that. I love my 5.1's


Not quite....the 6/4 (2-speeds) can also be retrofitted.
post #8 of 18
Hey DCAST,

When you did that write up last year on the Avet SX MC which was very informative, what brand and line weight did you use to acquire those results?

Thanks,
Will
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by KConrad View Post
Also, only the 5.3 models can be retrofitted. Those of us with the early (first run) 5.1's have to stay with static mag or no mag... and honestly I'm ok with that. I love my 5.1's
NOPE!!!!

http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...highlight=avet

It's so easy.... I can do it!!!! Did two. Got Ande Pink 20lb on one and Fireline 30 lb on the other. Love 'em.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by dcast View Post
Not quite....the 6/4 (2-speeds) can also be retrofitted.



I should have said only the OLDER model 5.1 cannot be retrofitted. The newer models can be converted to the new MC cage.



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Originally Posted by 1dozenraw View Post
NOPE!!!!



http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...highlight=avet



It's so easy.... I can do it!!!! Did two. Got Ande Pink 20lb on one and Fireline 30 lb on the other. Love 'em.



Retrofitting your SX to be an "MC" model is not the same as doing your own mag conversion. The retrofit is to put the MC cage on the non-MC model. Which you can do to all avets EXCEPT the older 5.1 as clarified above.

Of course you can do your own mag, but the question was what's the difference between the MC and regular models... and when you consider the option of retrofitting... the difference is negligible.
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Originally Posted by KConrad

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Those of us with the early (first run) 5.1's have to stay with static mag or no mag... and honestly I'm ok with that. I love my 5.1's







I just wanted to let folks with the older model know that "static mag or no mag" were not the only choices. It is about a 20 minute job to put a very nicely fabricated, all stainless, and very effective adjustable "knobby" mag on the old version. I understand what the original question is, but your statement about the options for owners of the early version was incomplete and I simply wished to make folks aware that adjustable magging was a simple and effective option. I have not used the new MC Avets, nor have I checked the schematics to see exactly how they work, but most adjustable mag devices work by moving magnets nearer or further away from the spool. One thing about the MC frame is that the design of the dial would make it a reel that would be set at a particular level and cast without any option of backing off in mid cast. I don't see myself doing that much, but nice to have the knob extended where it is easily gripped and moved, In that respect, I like the knobby design.



post #12 of 18
Point duly noted,

I'm going to have to be FAR more detailed and inclusive with my post's these days LMAO



On the note of modifying these amazing little reels;

Has anyone found a good alternative to the grossly over sized/over weight handle?

I had a blue 5.1 with the old style counter balance/paddle type handle and it was the best (IMO) style offered... The newer handles are an improvement but still disproportionate to the reel (again just my own opinion.).
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by KConrad View Post
Point duly noted,

I'm going to have to be FAR more detailed and inclusive with my post's these days LMAO



On the note of modifying these amazing little reels;

Has anyone found a good alternative to the grossly over sized/over weight handle?

I had a blue 5.1 with the old style counter balance/paddle type handle and it was the best (IMO) style offered... The newer handles are an improvement but still disproportionate to the reel (again just my own opinion.).



Yes, indeed. If you find an inexpensive solution for a smaller handle, please let me know! It is a power vs speed issue and the reel has plenty of power so a smaller handle will make it more comfortable to reel faster as 5.3 to 1 is not super fast.
post #14 of 18
Was there a smaller size/style than the one I have on my Avets? It seems to work pretty well for me. However if there is another option I would like to see it. Thanks.

post #15 of 18
Yes, there was a different handle in the beginning.. It was a smaller paddle style handle on the same counter balance arm
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