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  1. Yeah unfortuently these Aussie forums demand truth and proof and when you give them proof they just dismiss it anyway. They are taking constructive criticism to a whole new level and the hard part is most of them are running around with Minelabs in their hands. JP has given us ways to use our Z's and with his new conservative settings for the Z19 really having an impact these haters should just suck it up a try, it's only been out for 2 months anyway and who has put enough hours on it yet to say otherwise.
  2. Very nice JP the big coil doing what its designed to do.
  3. Nice GOLD JP. ha ha nah I turned my Z off after that one, as I was stuffed from the enormous friggin holes I had to dig.
  4. You run a tight ship Steve, that is one of the reasons I have started using this forum more and more. This forum is very info based and adding more will only make it a better forum for all. Keep up the good work.
  5. Yeah I feel the same way about audio smoothing, it was on when I first got the machine and since then it has been off and use sensitivity and threshold if too chattery. I love the Z for the information it is able to give you when detecting, when the ground changes it changes but also continues to give you feedback. I have dug many deep targets this year with nothing but a pause in the threshold and by pause I mean something in the threshold that has stopped me and even after scraping the ground no real audiable signal, it is just the Z telling you something. It was actually chasing $1 and $2 coins in the parks that has made me a better Z user as going slow and covering the ground produces more dollars and coil control and sweep speed has a huge impact when it comes to what information the Z can tell you on those really deep targets.
  6. Thats great, awesome to see the 19 smashing it, well done Dale.
  7. Good report JP, one question have you noticed the Zed chewing more battery with the larger coil?
  8. Ha Ha yeah I put 500 grams of bananas on my Z coil to see how much heavier it would be.
  9. I am with reddirtdigger, any variation of tone or bump in the threshold needs to be investigated lost count of the amount of targets pulled from depth from nothing but a pause in the threshold. Running a lot less threshold on the Z seems to allow the complex responses of a deep target pop, I know this is not for everyone but like Norvic said no threshold and maxed sensitivity can really find it deep.
  10. Yes I find it very strange with the new small battery that Minelab has come out with did not carry a wireless module, just make it the same RF as the WM10 or WM12 receiver. They obviously saw the demand for a smaller lighter weight battery so people could free them selves of the wires but no true wireless. Just gives us a project to work on I suppose.
  11. Just thought I would share my wireless setup for anyone thinking of trying this. I have used Avantree Saturn Pro (Low Latency) bluetooth Transmitter/receiver and some Camcorder batteries. I have also got a couple of Lipo batteries from my RC which run the 5000 really well as they keep their voltage for longer. The leads I made myself with genuine power plugs and a deans RC battery plug and a 1/8 audio jack so as to go straight into bluetooth wireless module. These little module are very good and are lasting well over the 8 hour mark on a charge, and their size and weight make them very versatile. The 7200mah pack and wireless module come in at 325 grams with leads included this lasts about 5-6hours I have made up a couple of 3400mah packs with 18650 cells and these weight 180 grams with module and leads and lasts about 3 hours. I have a 5000mah Lipo hardcase which weight 200 grams with both wires and module, this goes for 7 hours before the low voltage alarm comes. Lipo batteries aren't for everyone as they can be a little volatile, but I am yet to have one explode and treat them with care when charging with a good lipo charger.
  12. If you are looking to spend that kind of money you could look at wireless guitar systems, they have a Latency of under 5ms and some of the best wirless audio I have ever listened to. My electrical engineer mate has the Line 6 G50 and we plugged into the CTX headphone jack and holy crap that was some great wireless audio the same as plugging the headphones direct. The transmitter runs on AA batteries but the receiver needs a power supply but you could adapt as I was going to try this option. The sony wireless guitar system has batteries in both and Joyo wireless has rechargables in both TX and RX but only runs for 4 hours. But the transmitters start to get up in weight to, also the AKG K840KL's look the goods too battery life up to 20 hours small transmitter Kleer 2.4ghz not bluetooth but no info on Latency and at $400 here in OZ costly experiment.
  13. Yeah the Avantree Saturn Pro Low Latency work a treat. They get 6-8 hours of use and the lag is unoticable of around the 40ms. They are only 1 1/4 inch in diameter and weight half an ounce, charge from micro usb so universal. The audio is very good and comparable to the Minelab Wireless system, which is very good. And you can use what ever headphones you want or booster speaker. I use them direct from an after market GPX battery without booster and use in ear headphones with the RX in my top shirt pocket and the audio is plenty loud enough you just have to adjust volume on the 5000. Haven't used them for a season yet but they have lithium Ion batteries and 12 month warranty.
  14. Just before Christmas 2 nuggets about 6 foot apart one was 6 grams Low/high then the 14 grams was high/low and seriously thought it was alot bigger from the first sweep as both were at a depth of 18 ish inches +. Both solid chuncky pieces and with the 5000 and 11 elite mono always dig the warbles.
  15. Thanks Steve, no year on the ring and only initials either wss or mss. Very cool ring it is 10ct and just 8 grams and research of West Jefferson High School indicates a Garnet is the stone but their rings date back to early 30's as far as I can find but they have changed quite a deal over the years.