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Fisher Impulse AQ

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $1999 ? Freq: Pulse Weight: 4.2 lbs Waterproof?: Yes Current?: Yes

The Fisher Impulse AQ is a new pulse induction (PI) metal detector that will have a release date in June 2020. The Fisher Impulse AQ is the first of a series of new pulse induction detectors from Fisher Research. The AQ (AQua) is a waterproof model intended for beach and water hunting. Pulse induction technology offers extreme performance on highly mineralized beaches that greatly inhibit the depths attainable with VLF metal detectors. The new Impulse AQ is noted mainly for its discrimination capability that is unique among pulse induction metal detectors for its focus on jewelry range targets.

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New Fisher Impulse AQ pulse induction metal detector

The Fisher Impulse AQ is expected to offer excellent depth and superb sensitivity to gold jewelry - the machine is highly optimized for finding gold rings in particular. The most anticipated feature is discrimination better than that currently offered on any other pulse induction metal detector. The discrimination is focused more on high value gold rings than coins, and may actually exclude many coins if enabled. This is not considered a problem for many serious beach hunters as a lot of time is wasted recovering coins under difficult conditions when gold rings are actually the desired target. The compact waterproof design and relatively light weight is also attracting attention. Other Impulse models are expected to be aimed at gold prospectors and possibly even the relic/coin detecting market.

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Fisher Impulse AQ metal detector

Threads on this websites First Texas Forum are tracking the latest developments. Information will be added here periodically. All information here is preliminary and subject to change, especially pricing and final specifications.

  • Latest pulse induction technology
  • Waterproof to 1 meter / 3 feet
  • Ergonomic balanced design
  • Detachable NiMH battery
  • Battery under armrest may be swapped out with a fully charged battery (optional)
  • Standard battery run time 4 - 6 hours
  • Larger external battery option 11 - 12 hour run time possible in future
  • 12.5” Mono Coil, weighs 400 grams or 14.1 ounces
  • Optional 8” mono coil possible in future
  • Yoke type lower rod for extra coil stability in water
  • Knob controls for easy control location and use in low visibility conditions
  • Detector complete with battery approximately 4.2 lbs
  • Weight of detector with battery on belt approximately 3.4 lbs
  • Length 43" - 48" adjustable
  • Warranty 2 years parts & labor non-transferable
  • Price under $2000
  • Controls:
  • Volume 1 - 9
  • Threshold 1 - 9
  • Sensitivity 1 - 9
  • Auto Tune Speed (ATS) 1 - 10
  • Reject (Iron Mask) 1 - 12
  • Pulse Delay / Frequency Adjust (Noise Cancel) 7 uS - 11.5 uS
  • Mode Switch:
  • Power On/Off
  • Battery Test / Frequency Adjust (EMI Noise Cancel)
  • All Metal (Monotone)
  • Tone (Two Tones, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous)
  • Mute (Block the Ferrous Tone)
  • Volcanic Sand
  • Battery Check LED

First Texas - Bounty Hunter, Fisher & Teknetics Metal Detector Forum

Fisher Impulse AQ First Production Unit Photos

Fisher Impulse AQ Operating Control Functions

Fisher Impulse AQ Discrimination Explanation

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Fisher Impulse AQ controls

 

Edited by Steve Herschbach

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