The Lowrance Elite-7 CHIRP Fishfinder combines a range of superior technologies to create this superb fish finder that will give you clear target resolution and an enjoyable piece of fishfinder technology to provide you with a fantastic experience.
Lowrance® Elite-7x CHIRP Fishfinder Without Transducer: CHIRP sonar with DownScanTM Imaging reveals bottom contours, structures and your prey like never before!
The Elite-9x CHIRP Fishfinder provides improved target resolution and superior noise rejection for clearer, easy-to-see baitfish and game fish targets. By displaying two user-selected ranges simultaneously, anglers can more easily observe better target separation at greater depths and mark fish clearly at higher boat speeds.
I too had high hopes for this unit so let's keep our fingers crossed that further feedback shows it to perform well. Current broadband sounders are definitely not CHIRP. CHIRP should refer to a technique of sweeping from starting frequency to ending frequency in a continuous waveform. But that doesn't mean once marketing gurus find out there is value in labeling your unit CHIRP they won't try and stick that label on anything they can. I am not saying this is necessarily the case with regards to the Dragonfly, but the next cheapest CHIRP is the Garmin 741xs at $1700 without transducer, making it $2000 with transducer. I have my doubts what Raymarine will have been able to do at a $600 price point considering they are claiming 2 channels of CHIRP fishfinder and 2 CHIRP transducers.