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After spending many enjoyable hours of testing my TDI SL I'm starting to see some of the true advantages the AQ will have over my SL at the beach.  Comparing written accounts "forums" of the AQ's capabilities to my "known" TDI experiences, it's becoming quite evident the TDI will fall quickly behind in the category of a beach hunter.  Oh, there is so much to know about this new machine.  For sure, there will be many unique "combination settings" discovered once the machine is released to general users.  Exciting times ahead.

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Hi, it's the war of marks, lol but it's not a problem the level of performance and separation gold / iron reaches such a level, that it is worth all the bulletproof vests  :)

The Aqua Manta has finally arrived in the form of the new Fisher Impulse AQ. The Manta has been officially named the Fisher Impulse AQ, a development that happened later in this very thread. It has al

the silence is golden lol, it's a French expression, but I do not know, if it is well translated ... in short, some news AQ production must "normally" start on July / August there was some change on

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Well it's all gone quiet so hopefully there will be an introduction some day. This was the only machine on the horizon I had any interest in this year but with each passing day I am thinking it will be more of a next year thing for me anyway.

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I'm with you Steve.  For some strange reason I'm thinking they will wait until someone released a detector that grabs our interest.  I know 1st Texas wants to release a perfect machine (nothing is perfect) out of the gate but there will be a point where people will quit waiting and move on.  As I recall a couple years ago they, (presumably a leak of 2 new detectors under development, "CZX" well I waited until the Equinox was released and jumped on board.  And I'm glad I did.  If they wait too long, it will cost them. 

You know, Minelab listens to what is going on and it wouldn't surprise me if they don't release something to pickup part of that market before 1st Texas.

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I am always interested in something new, especially if it is beach related, or EMI mitigation related. But honestly I am tired of waiting on machines that never seem to come to market. Maybe if they would just let us know what is going on instead of silence, that would help. Minelab is always silent on their machines and never gives you more than a small glimpse of their new releases, but at least they do release them. My money is not everlasting by any means ?, so if I buy something today while waiting for the promised machine, I will not have the funds to buy it if it does come out! That happened with White's one time. I waited and waited  and then the E Trac came out, so I bought it. They lost my sale, and helped Minelab get into my main line of machines used. Hard to knock them from that now, especially with just promises. I think it really hurts the credibility of a manufacturer to cry wolf too many times.

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I do not believe the ferrous rejection methodology employed will work for most gold nugget detecting. Too much variation in natural gold responses.

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the silence is golden
lol, it's a French expression, but I do not know, if it is well translated ...

in short, some news
AQ production must "normally" start on July / August

there was some change on the machine
new sticker
a setting mode add

and performance in reject mode
significantly improved   (result of the first research on Terra)


+ for the Terra
first tests were performed
with a new 8 inch coils
same design as the 12.5 '/ at manta technology
it starts less than 7us !!!
(the delay in series is not yet fixed ...)

with identque coil diameter (8 ') / facing the competition
I'm just telling you, that the results are excellent  ?

  still a little patience and I guarantee you
that the level of performace will surprise many people 

extreme sensitivity on small jewels = gold
possibility of finding gold on a zone full of iron    (even of 24 carats)

and in all-metal mode a depth on a gold ring
that you have never seen

and all that = in perfect silence

the others can get out all the machines they want
I think that AQ at least 5 years ahead of the competition  (minimum)
"""so in my opinion"""    it's worth it to wait a bit  ?

 

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La parole est d'argent, mais le silence est d'or 

 

Thanks Denis for sharing and been persistent  ?

RR

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1 hour ago, LE.JAG said:

the silence is golden
lol, it's a French expression, but I do not know, if it is well translated ...

in short, some news
AQ production must "normally" start on July / August

there was some change on the machine
new sticker
a setting mode add

and performance in reject mode
significantly improved   (result of the first research on Terra)


+ for the Terra
first tests were performed
with a new 8 inch coils
same design as the 12.5 '/ at manta technology
it starts less than 7us !!!
(the delay in series is not yet fixed ...)

with identque coil diameter (8 ') / facing the competition
I'm just telling you, that the results are excellent  ?

  still a little patience and I guarantee you
that the level of performace will surprise many people 

extreme sensitivity on small jewels = gold
possibility of finding gold on a zone full of iron    (even of 24 carats)

and in all-metal mode a depth on a gold ring
that you have never seen

and all that = in perfect silence

the others can get out all the machines they want
I think that AQ at least 5 years ahead of the competition  (minimum)
"""so in my opinion"""    it's worth it to wait a bit  ?

 

I hope that it works out that way in my style of hunting.  If it performs that way on a beach, I will buy one. My fear is that EMI will kill most of those advantages.

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I used an  AQ prototype last October under huge transmission lines - quiet as a mouse in all metal.

 

 

 

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