Which DC reel has the best "whine"

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Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby Hennessy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:56 pm

Looking to venture out on a dc reel here lately. I looked at the metanium dc reel review, and basically read if your wanting one, stop hesitating. Its actually the only dc reel that comes in xg, and it would be for topwater. Then i read another comment saying, the whine on the metanium is annoying after while. Other dc reels that have me interested is the '16 anteras dc which is top of the line or scorpion dc but both are hg models though. Looking for anyone that has a dc reel that wants to chime in

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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby Bootytrain » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm

I have Exsence DC, Calais DC, Conquest 50DC, the new Scorpion DC. Honestly I cant really tall the difference but I havent fished them side by side on which one is the loudest. Maybe frame material factors into it. If you want to get a DC without spending alot the new Scorpion is the best bang for the buck(replacing the old Exsence DC imo) It has a nice whine that turned some heads when I fished it but I never got annoyed with the sound. The new Exsence DC is out now too but thats Antares DC money.

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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby rp346 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:28 pm

The whine is the whine of a DC reel and would not let someone else's whining get in the way of owning one. Owning a fair amount of Conquest DC's, Calais DC7's and Antares DC's I can only speak for them. So since you are going Topwater do yourself a favor and get the 16 Antares DC HG and enjoy a whole lot of "Whine Time"........ :D

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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby arrowslinger1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Out of the met dc, exsence, and calais - the calais seems the loudest to me.
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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby alafly » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:41 am

Will order new Scorpion DC lefty next month as your suggestion. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Bootytrain wrote:I have Exsence DC, Calais DC, Conquest 50DC, the new Scorpion DC. Honestly I cant really tall the difference but I havent fished them side by side on which one is the loudest. Maybe frame material factors into it. If you want to get a DC without spending alot the new Scorpion is the best bang for the buck(replacing the old Exsence DC imo) It has a nice whine that turned some heads when I fished it but I never got annoyed with the sound. The new Exsence DC is out now too but thats Antares DC money.
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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby Hennessy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Does anyone happen to have both the 16 antares dc and the 15 metanium dc that can do a overall comparison. Looks like the met dc is around $440 and the antares dc is around $590 after shipping at JLS. Wondering about the $150 difference being worth it. Thanks

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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby alafly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:31 am

Scorpion DC lefty is still not selling in JLS yet... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby fati » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:32 am

Tryed only 3 of them, calais, met, exsence, and between thoses 3 I can say the the older calais really has the best whine, followed by the metanium, and exsence.

Each haves pro and cons.

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Re: Which DC reel has the best "whine"

Postby offsidewing » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:28 am

The antares has the fabled 4x8 DC system. The Met DC has the DC5 braking system which I believe is the same as the scorpion. Yhe Antares also has a ported lightweight spool with a spring supported spool bearing or "silent tune" in shimano speak.


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