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Chase Goldman

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  1. Eq 800 On Its Way, Now Which Pointer Should I Get?

    The Pro 35 with Iron tone interested me bu after seeing some videos and mixed reviews sticking with my Garrett carrot and XP Mi6 when using the Deus.
  2. Equinox 600's On Ebay Sold Out

    MD - that button provides an extra universal profile save slot for convenient instant recall, but 2 custom profiles for each mode can be saved in place of the 2 default profiles in each mode. The universal profile can save one additional mode customization (one of any four of the available modes on the 800).
  3. Equinox 600's On Ebay Sold Out

    He may have been referring to the extra universal user profile save button which may be confusing some folks into thinking its absence on the 600 means you can’t save custom mode profiles. Which, as you pointed out, Steve, is not the case.
  4. Minelab Discount For U.S. Military

    Ok Steve Thanks. Or reselling it at full price. Yes, scammers ruin it for us all.
  5. Minelab Discount For U.S. Military

    Agreed but isn’t that why proof of service is asked for? What am I missing besides “some people will commit fraud”? That is just a sad and disappointing fact of life and is true for any kind of discount offered to a particular group (e.g., senior discount) not just veterans. Thanks.
  6. Cabelas Has Equinox In Stock Sold Out

    Yep. Not a right. No one has grounds to sue Cabelas over it. Make your own choices, plenty of options. But no one should get bent out of shape if someone gives as one of the reasons for why they didn't buy from them as they were not honoring the ML discount. Regardless how it's characterized and what words are used (free speech is a right still, correct?), the fact remains that certain dealers are choosing not to play along with the ML policy. Vote with your wallets, accordingly. Simple as that.
  7. Cabelas Has Equinox In Stock Sold Out

    Minelab does not sell direct to end users but the discount is Minelab's policy for detectors sales. Up to the dealers to invoke the policy. If they don't then there are choices and no harm pointing out that a business has made a conscious decision to not invoke the policy. Can vote with the wallet and many have.
  8. That is consistent with Steve's quick and dirty rackout of hottest (most sensitve to mid conductors and small targets) to least hot (deepest on high conductors) that I referenced in the "Is Park 2 the Magic Mode???" thread. Or another way to look at it highest to lowest frequency bias.
  9. I suspect there is actually some Multi IQ weighting differences between the similar modes (e.g., Park/Field 1) too in addition to the other parameter differences. But, the Multi IQ weighting, bias or whatever you want to call it is ML secret sauce stuff that they have avoided sharing details or clarity on. Spectrum analyzer results on the Equinox output signal shows no obvious difference at all in the the tranmitted signal in Multi IQ between all modes, so the difference may be in how equinox processes the return signal depending on the selected mode.
  10. Video - Adjusting Zones, Tones, & Tone Volumes On Equinox

    Yep, its one of those subtle but potentially very powerful feature differences between the two machines. Would also like to see a demo on how to set up the 50 tone ferrous/non-ferrous tone gap. Perhaps more straight forward, but it would be interesting to see if there were similar trcky setups that could be useful in 50 tones using the gap setting adjustments.
  11. Video - Nail Board Test Plus A Peek At The New 6” Coil

    Awesome! Thanks Steve for posting this. This and the WP phones are the two accessories I would like to see available soon.
  12. Sounds like a great starting point. You might want to run through all the non beach modes at a particular site or if you hit a diggable target to see how they compare. TNSS was even hitting targets in Beach 2 at a FW beach, so just about anything is in play until we collectively get a feel for this beast. Thoroughly read the detailed mode descriptions to see if you can glean any specific hints. Steve conveniently extracted them for us in the "Is Park 2 the Magic Mode?" Thread. HH. I am interested in what you find out.
  13. Video - Adjusting Zones, Tones, & Tone Volumes On Equinox

    No. Non- ferrous zone tone breaks and pitch cannot be adjusted on the 600, unfortunately. Would be helpful to see a visual 600 vs. 800 side-by-side video of the tone setting differences. Hope someone does that.
  14. Cabelas Has Equinox In Stock Sold Out

    Believe me I was tempted. But couldn't do it that and live with myself. I already feel bad whining about not having my toy fast enough like a 10 year old and his X box when people are going without basic necessities. Seriously. BTW this a me thing. Not judging others. Don't know your situations and you all gotta do what's right for you.
  15. Cabelas Has Equinox In Stock Sold Out

    Last week when Cabelas last went live with the Equinox they were shipped within the advertised 4 - 7 day time frame from a US Minelab distributor. I have first hand knowledge of this from a friend who ordered and received his unit in 5 working days. Cabelas goes dark with the Equinox page whenever the distributor does not have enough stock to meet the advertised delivery timeframe. So yeah they are making your day but they are also getting their Equinoxes. Do not understand how/why Cabelas is not honoring a Minelab discount that Minelab will cover. Loyalty to my dealer and short changing veterans and stabbing dedicated detector dealers in the back does not earn my business.
  16. Need Advice With Ground Balancing...

    I make this argument a lot to the die-hard eTrac and CTX crowd that thinks this way and have come to the conclusion it is in my own best self-interest to let them continue to believe depth is everything.
  17. Is Park 2 The Magic Mode??

    Steveg, The hotter modes might not necessarily be deeper on high conductive targets, but you never know. What you might get is a hit on a missed shallower, edge-on, high conductive coin which looks like a small item to a hot, high frequency biased program (i.e., gold mode, and the two non-beach "2" modes). It is always good to throw as many different machines and modes you have at a hot spot like the one you described above. So yeah, hit it again with Park 2 and possibly even Gold and Field 2 to see what might pop up. That's one of the great things with the EQ, by switching up modes it is like hitting the site with 4 or 5 different detectors.
  18. Video - Adjusting Zones, Tones, & Tone Volumes On Equinox

    Great video, really helps translating the words into actions.
  19. Is Park 2 The Magic Mode??

    Regarding how "hot" the modes are relative to each other (a general indication of higher frequency bias and ability to hit harder on mid-conductors and small targets as well as sensitivity to hot rocks and salinity variations in salt water and wet sand), I always liked Steve's quick and dirty summary posted here: Of course gold mode is the hottest, followed by Park and Field 2, Park and Field 1 and finally the Beach modes.
  20. Equinox 800 - My Take, Commentary, And Testing

    Makes sense because Park 2 is biased to higher freq (i.e., "hotter") and therefore hits mid-conductors like Nickels and pull tabs (and of course gold) harder than 1. You can see a quick and dirty Steve H breakout from hottest to least hot modes in the link in my post above.
  21. Equinox 800 - My Take, Commentary, And Testing

    Thanks for your continued detailed reports, Tns. Steve mentioned in the post below that beach mode is really intended for salt beaches. Based on your testing between beach mode and the other search modes do you concur that for freshwater beach hunting, you might be better off in one of the other search modes? You kind of implied that you had some success in Park 1 and especially in single frequency mode.
  22. Hats Off To Minelab

    That's great news Mark. Can't wait to see for myself in March when I punish it (or it punishes me, depending on your perspective) in Culpeper. And looking forward to your detailed observations once you feel you have really shaken it down.
  23. Our Goal Is To Fulfill All Backorders By End Of March

    Norm, I agree, especially re: the humor part, that's why I chose to quote your post to make my point regarding Minelab. Cynicism mixed with humor. Shaken but not stirred. I had a great laugh reading your what came out of your horse's mouth. Lol. And to be clear - the ML engineers and designers have appeared, so far, to have hit out of the park with Equinox (again with great help from the testers). Otherwise, in other areas of the business, there is always room for improvement.
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