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Technical Systems Comparison Chart R2Sonic Sonic 2026 Multibeam Echosounder Sonic 2026 Multibeam Echosounder 0.45° x 0.45° R2Sonic Sonic 2024 Multibeam Echosounder Sonic 2024 Multibeam Echosounder 0.45° x 0.9° R2Sonic Sonic 2022 Multibeam Echosounder Sonic 2022 Multibeam Echosounder 0.9° x 0.9° R2Sonic Sonic 2020 Multibeam Echosounder Sonic 2020 (*) Multibeam Echosounder 2.0° x 2.0°
Selectable Frequencies 170kHz - 450kHz 170kHz - 450kHz 170kHz - 450kHz 200kHz - 450kHz
Option 700kHz
Option 90kHz - 100kHz

0.45° x 0.45° at 450kHz

1° x 1° at 200kHz

2° x 2° at 90kHz & 100kHz

0.3° x 0.6° at 700kHz

0.45° x 0.9° at 450kHz

1° x 2° at 200kHz

0.6° x 0.6° at 700kHz

0.9° x 0.9° at 450kHz

2° x 2° at 200kHz

1° x 1° at 700kHz

2° x 2° at 400kHz

4° x 4° at 200kHz

User-Selectable Swath Sector in Real-Time

10° to 160°

10° to 160°

10° to 160°

10° to 130°

Sounding Depth 800m+ 400m+ 400m+ 200m+

The Sonic 2020 is available in an integrated solution with the IMU and the SV Probe.


All R2Sonic Multibeam Echosounders Include

24/7/365 multibeam echosounder support available

Support is Available 24/7/365

We minimize downtime. Our engineers do the repairs and maintenance.
technical experts provide multibeam echosounder training


R2Sonic technical experts provide in-class theory and hands-on demonstration.
3 year multibeam echosounder warranty

3yr Warranty with Optional 6yr

We trust and stand behind all our multibeam sonars.

Common Features of R2Sonic Multibeam Echosounders

  • Multibeams are differentiated by beamwidth & depth range
  • Bottom detect resolution: 3mm
  • User selectable operating frequencies: 170kHz - 450kHz (*). Can be changed “on the fly” in 1Hz increment
  • 1024 independent soundings per ping
  • Standard immersion depth: 100m, with option 4000m
  • Free firmware updates upgradable remotely
  • Mounting hardware supplied with all multibeam sonars
  • Agnostic to acquisition/data processing software
  • (*) Except the Sonic 2020

How to install a Sonic series step by step


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  • We have used the Sonic 2024 for surveying a rocky slope in the port of Brest, for which reference terrestrial laser scanner data is available.  We found the Sonic 2024 returned exceptionally clean data, even on difficult seabed such as dumped rocks. We think this system will dramatically decrease the data cleaning effort for digital terrain models production
    — Nathalie Debese, ENSIET, France
  • Our experience with the Multibeam Echosounder was amazing, the survey provided unique information about the bottom of the dam of Itaipu, the system remained stable and reliable at all times and it’s been providing exceptional data.
    — Ana Carolina Gossen, Itaipu Binacional, Paraguay
  • The Sonic 2022 is user friendly and provides flexible integration with ancillary sensors and software; coupled with high quality bathymetric output, this system provides a very robust solution for all hydrographic applications across its operating spectrum.
    — Michel C. Goguen, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Central & Artic Region, Canada