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Hey guys how much better are Lowrance units with chirp vs units without chirp....is chirp worth an extra $200?

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I have not had my unit delivered yet, but I thot it was worth it so I bought it. Supposed to be just that next level of picture quality and separation of targets so they are more easily seen.

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I was under the impression chirp is geared towards extremely deep water

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Chirp was initially developed by the Navy for deep water, but Raymarine used the technology to develop a shallow water unit called the Dragonfly that has exemplary downscan resolution.  Lowrance has now jumped on the band wagon. Don't know about Bird.  Haven't checked

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As a general rule, you will get more benefit with CHIRP as you move to deeper water.  With that said, even in 5-10 feet of water CHIRP provides noticeable improvements in clarity and resolution when compared to traditional sonar.

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Chirp was initially developed by the Navy for deep water, but Raymarine used the technology to develop a shallow water unit called the Dragonfly that has exemplary downscan resolution.  Lowrance has now jumped on the band wagon. Don't know about Bird.  Haven't checked

It's on their website.

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After talking to several retired Navy Sonarmen I ordered one. It was shipped today. They all said pretty much what Todd has said above.

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CHIRP.

 

When you look up the CHIRP system and how it works the extra money is worth it.

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awesome...I think I will go ahead and order my next unit with CHIRP. thanks everyone

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Read the product descriptions very carefully!!

 

Some units have CHIRP on both their 2D and 3D sonar.  Others only have it on their 2D with the 3D being regular non-CHIRP.  Often the summary descriptions are vague on purpose (cheap marketing trick) so as to imply they have CHIRP across the board when they actually do not.

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I have now used my & several times in fresh water lakes. It works well and the vegetation really stands out with the unit. Have not had it in salt yet,. but will soon.

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