The highly anticipated brand-new Delkim Txi-D Digital Bite Alarms have arrived. Delkim are back with a completely reimagined design, the alarms and receiver pioneer new mouldings and inside the alarm and receiver is new waterproofing technology as a result of Delkim’s recent investment in robotic coating machinery.

Delkim bite alarms have always been sought after but the new Txi-D is the best yet. One small complaint of previous Delkim models has been over-sensitivity, warbling at the smallest of line bites or in the case of a heavy storm, the water movement would sometimes set it off. Delkim have found the solution to this problem – Digital Signal Processing.

The Txi-D interface has been redesigned, the bite alarms now feature just two adjustment wheels, volume and response, allowing you to set the response level of your Delkim set up. The sensitivity and tone adjustment wheels are gone in what is now a streamlined setup. The reason for this is the aforementioned Digital Signal Processing (DSP). DSP allows you to customise beep speed, beep speed does not affect the response of the alarm, liners will still register but the pace of the beeps is slower which allows you to get a greater understanding of what is happening beneath the surface and prevents the Txi-D from warbling at the smallest of indications. One of the greatest advantages of this new DSP system is when you’re fishing a big pit with wave movement, you are now able to turn the beep speed down, meaning if a wave knock were to register on your alarm, it would just be the one single beep, allowing you to identify it as a knock, the beep speed relationship will paint a more informed picture of what is going on at the business end of your rig.

One final adjustment on the bite alarms themselves is a LED brightness adjustment with a clever day and night cycle meaning you no longer need to squint at your alarms during the day just to identify which alarm has registered a bite.

The Delkim Rx-D receiver has also undergone a redesign and includes several new features, one of the more revolutionary new features is Do Not Disturb (DND). Picture this, you’re sat on the bank in your bivvy and you notice a storm rolling in, normally you would quickly run to your alarms and readjust your sensitivity to allow for your line bouncing due to surface disturbance but with the new DND system there is no need to do that, you don’t even need to leave your bivvy. Initiate DND mode on the receiver and your alarms will no longer indicate small knocks but will only activate after around four seconds of line movement, meaning only clear runs will set off your alarms. Once the storm is over just disengage the DND system or allow the Rx-D to do it for you, the system automatically turns off after fifteen minutes. Alternatively, lock DND on for the whole night and you will only be awoken in the case of a full-blown run.

A further night-time feature is Run Light, if you are lucky enough to get a run during the night, all seven LEDs on the receiver interface will light up, acting as emergency lighting inside your bivvy, giving you just enough light to get your shoes on and get out on the bank.

In terms on range, the Rx-D provides 750m in a clear line of sight, you might think this is over the top but it allows for the penetration of foliage and other bankside barriers you might encounter in your swim.

There are also several different range options which either increase or decrease battery life. The first of which is short-range, working up to 50m, maximising your battery life for those situations when you’re sat in your bivvy just a stones thrown from your rods.

The Delkim txi d features a boost mode is a further setting giving you and extra 15-20% range for fifteen minutes, allowing you to go and assist a fellow angler in a nearby swim or pop back to the car.

The TXI-Ds also feature an anti-theft system, which works via an IMU movement detector which can be set to identify any movement in the alarm including your line being cut, alerting your Rx-D.

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