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Old 05-11-2020, 02:44 PM
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So I joined the forum to learn more because I am about to purchase my first e-caller. I chose to go with Foxpro and I have read tons of posts here and everywhere else. I've watched videos, talked via email with Foxpro (which has been helpful) and other brands, etc. I think I am finally going to pick either a Fusion or the upgraded X2S. I could really use some advice from people who have used them.

What I think I know right now is the X2 has a more advanced speaker, has bluetooth, comes with a battery and does everything the Fusion can do as far as Foxpro features, except be used on its own without the remote....and it amplifies more sound and does it better.

The Fusion, is more compact, is less expensive by about $100, but seems capable. Do you believe it is a caller that is loud enough and clear enough to handle most hunting environments and situations without going up to the level of the X2? The battery purchases are a con to me but the portability is a pro, if the call is as capable as I think it is.

I know I can add speakers, etc. but that defeats the purpose of a less expensive purchase and trying to stay compact. If I have to do that, I might as well just go with the X2 or Shockwave from the start.

Does that about sum it up?

I just need to make sure b/c neither one is inexpensive and it will be my first e-caller so I want to make the right decision. I don't know what I don't know because I've never had one, if that makes sense. My son and I have invested a lot of time in predator hunting in the last year and I want future time to be as productive and enjoyable as possible. I cut my teeth on the old Johnny Stewart cassette tapes w/ a boom box...a different world compared to modern e-callers I'm sure. I have been using mostly 15 year old mouth calls since taking my son out.

Also, do you have any info. on the decibel ratings for each of these models (Fusion/X2)

Any input would be appreciated. I've seen lots of info on the Fusion but not as much on the X2S. Videos haven't been that helpful b/c guys talk about the calls but do few real life comparisons on sounds, etc. or they focus on the actual harvesting of the predator and the calls themselves are just kind of in the background. I know there are many knowledgeable people here and I am thankful to be able to tap in to your experiences and benefit from your trial and error. Thanks very much for any assistance.
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:59 PM
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I like the Fusion, and I keep an extra speaker if I ever think I need it for the particular setup I am using. It allows total stereo with the extra speaker, and has all the volume you could ever need. That being said, the new model X2 will be very popular, and you can use an extra speaker with it too.
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:02 PM
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Ya, thanks Al....I think I've read all your posts, lol. You definitely put the Fusion into my final choices.

As I said, I don't want to HAVE to carry a speaker. Maybe at some point I wouldn't mind doing that if need be. Foxpro tells me the Fusion comes in at 110 decibels and the X2S is probably around 116-118 with better sound and projection. But volume isn't the only thing I'm concerned about.

I do like that Fusion but I just want to make sure it's clear and enough volume. It's hard to tell because I've never even seen one in person and video doesn't do it justice.

What do you know about the X2S?
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:03 PM
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Only what is said on the Foxpro site. I promise you either one is plenty loud enough for coyote hunting. The Fusion is louder than the FX5, and it was plenty loud enough.
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Old 05-12-2020, 08:18 PM
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All of the FoxPro models are more than loud enough. Buy the one with all the features you think you will ever want.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:22 PM
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I am pretty sure I am going Foxpro. I have a friend who has a Lucky Duck and is trying to convince me to get either the revolt or the roughneck.

I know this is the Foxpro forum but what do you guys thing about those two callers? Any experience with them?
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:01 AM
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Something that has not been mentioned is the onboard cone speaker on the Fusion. It is designed specifically for sounds like large mammals, etc., but also works if the want to run a stereo sound through both speakers. Kind of a handy feature to have.
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My buddy was convinced to buy a Lucky Duck caller. As soon as he got it he noticed how cheaply it was made (made in China). He promptly sold it and is totally dedicated to Foxpro callers and only Foxpro callers now. Foxpro is made here in the USA, has the best record of customer service, has more features, is more rugged, etc. The list of pros in Foxpros' favor go on and on. Lucky Duck callers will work in the field as will many brands, but they don't have the versatility, available (extensive) sound library or record of contest wins that Foxpro has. I can't count the number of brands my buddy and I have used, but we are both dedicated to using Foxpro callers from now on.
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