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Thanks for correcting me on the fixed comment.  To me it means nothing if it works in WA so I didn't pay a lot of attention to that issue. 🙂

USB updating would probably be the key to international success with most updates being software.

 

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Just now, phrunt said:

USB updating would probably be the key to international success

Absolutely  👍

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On 8/12/2019 at 12:50 PM, phrunt said:

It was Detech selling the QED on their website recently, not Coiltek from what I've seen? Maybe Coiltek was before I had an interest in it.  Don't know why it stopped with Detech.

You are right - it was Detech. Same question sort of applies though. Dealers don't usually drop stuff without a reason. I'm not really worried about it though or trying to make anything of it, just curious.

Where the QED falls in the scheme of things I am purposefully being conservative using the old AraratGold quote because from my perspective what he said is not a bad thing at all. If that is a base expectation and the unit has improved since, great. The number one thing in my opinion that derails these new detectors is people inflating expectations, which leads to blowback. I was always a fan of undersell, over deliver. You don't remember the Garrett Infinium intro Simon, but the thing that hurt that detector most was an Aussie dealer hyping it as a Minelab killer when it was nothing of the sort. That kind of thing is very counterproductive. A good machine with quiet patience will prove itself via happy users. A good machine hyped too much will have nothing but disappointed users. Same machine, different result. I want to keep the QED discussions sane because I think truly that it is in Howard's best interests to do so.

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I like your reports Simon and while I understand there may be issues in extreme ground my use would be far closer to what you are doing, therefore my interest in the detector. Thanks!

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31 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I like your reports Simon and while I understand there may be issues in extreme ground my use would be far closer to what you are doing, therefore my interest in the detector. Thanks!

I hope I don't sound like I'm hyping it up, I'm very careful not to say it's better than my GPX in performance as I don't know if it is, it has it's better points like small target sensitivity which I know for me it's more sensitive and EMI resistance and clearly comfort of use, I'm not good enough on either detector to know which is better overall in performance and what's better for me may not be better for someone else anyway so I don't really like the "better" way of thinking. 

I say it how it I see it in my ground and point out my ground is mild at every opportunity 🙂  I'm not sure about ever saying any detector with similar specifications is better performing than something else as there are so many variables to consider and I'm not a skilled operator by any means.  If I find something better it's because it's easier to use or I've had more luck with it 🙂

It to me feels very much like using a VLF, same weight, same sort of performance on small targets.... No idea on bigger targets as I never find any other than 22 shells but it likes them but in saying that so does the GPX 🙂  What I like better about it are more cosmetic I guess, light weight, with very cheap batteries and not being tethered to my detector.

For someone in NZ who can't afford to spend their money on a GPX it's an obvious choice to get into the world of the PI and use the massive range of coils for the GPX.  I can't speak for someone in different ground.

I'm just happy to have both, each have their strong points for sure. I do get excited when I am happy with something though which may seem a bit hype like 😀

 

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Just to clarify a few points.

Firstly QED was never sold by Coiltek, but was sold by Detech, who still provide components for one of the QED options.

Maldon Gold Centre had problems with the premises they were renting in the town of Maldon, which has eventually led to the business winding up once stock is cleared.

Before Howard announced the introduction of the DSM ground balance update it was tested here in Victoria by James Beatty and myself as well as another tester in Western Australia. The announcement was not made until positive results were forthcoming from testers.

Detech DD and concentric coils were used to test the new coil compatibility modifications with positive results.

No switch is required when changing from Mono to DD or CC coils as the QED adapts automatically, transmitting on one winding and receiving on the other, as with GPX. 

The new coil adaptability does not include discrimination or cancel.

I hope this is informative.

PS. I forgot to mention that Howard is considering gearing up production through having an Australian company manufacture here. He is adamant that there will be NO overseas production. QED will remain AUSTRALIAN made.

 

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Who was the tester in WA?

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madtuna, Howard has not disclosed to me the identity of the WA tester. You would need to ask him.

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Thanks Reg.

Unfortunately having been associated with ML in the past I am banned from joining that forum to ask that or any other questions I have on the QED. I have to ask here and follow all the QED threads closely.

I do look very seriously at every new product that might just give me an edge. I have to, as that is how I get my income. This include things like X coils and believe it or not Reg, the QED.

I do follow with interest how it performs in WA. Who the tester is in WA might seem irrelevant to many, but the credibility of the tester goes a long way in helping me when spending dollars on detecting gear, especially when I can't pop down to a shop and handle the product or test it myself.

 

Cheers

 

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Thanks for the clarification Reg. A few of my comments were conservative assumptions. Good to hear it’s had a WA test. 

And great to hear Howard is looking at a little expansion and keeping things in Oz. It might increase some pressure on him but it may relieve a few pressures too   👍

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