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Old 27 December 2011, 08:01   #1
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Anyone tried the Lowrance Elite 5x DSI unit?

Has anyone tried/got the Lowrance Elite5x DSI plotter/Sonar unit?

I'm looking hungrily at it but pretty much all the sonar images shown are from less than 50' and I'm wondering if there's a reason for that...
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Old 27 December 2011, 08:36   #2
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Has anyone tried/got the Lowrance Elite5x DSI plotter/Sonar unit?

I'm looking hungrily at it but pretty much all the sonar images shown are from less than 50' and I'm wondering if there's a reason for that...
"..recently-tested depths* to 200 ft./61 m," Suggests that it's aimed at the shallow water fisherman or fresh water lake market. The transducer frequency of 455/800khz would back this up. Higher frequencies give better resolution at the cost of depth penetration. A "Normal" dual frequency setup would be 50/200khz. It's also billed as perfect for kayaks, which would bear out the market target group.
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Old 27 December 2011, 08:42   #3
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True,and you've got me thinking now. The 20' transducer cable could be an issue too.

However it's not really a problem if there's more than 200' of water under me

Wonder if the non-DSI version would work with the transducer from the old unit that's already fitted...
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