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  1. Click or double click for larger version.... Backlit Display FeTone™, Adjustable Iron Audio Enhanced V-Break®, Tone Discrimination System Notch Mode with Adjustable Notch Width Computerized GROUND GRAB® One Touch Ground Balance with Manual Override Unmatched Target Separation in Iron and Trash Continuous Ground Condition Readout: Ground Phase value indicates type of mineralization Fe3 graphic indicates amount of mineralization Ground balance all the way to Salt Static All Metal Pinpoint with Depth Indicator 19 kHz Operating Frequency Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro Color Flyer
  2. NDAs are for real product testing. This was likely just a promotional “test” so no NDA required.
  3. Something between the Ace 400 and AT Pro makes sense, as there is an over $200 gap between those two models. Marketing types don’t like that so you may be the winner with this guess. A lower price waterproof model might also help now that Simplex has hit the market. Or drop all existing AT models $100 and add a multi model on the top end.
  4. I certainly did not mean to stir up talk of death knells. I'll perk up when the official release finally happens, but with FT shut down we are now on indefinite hold. Hopefully before end of year for AQ, and maybe next year for Terra. Or maybe the delay will allow Terra development to catch up with AQ, but no matter what we are looking at yet another delay, and obviously no fault of FTs. All I'm saying is I'm not wasting any more energy watching this pot not boil.
  5. Well, I have to admit I was totally wrong about accessory coils for the Simplex+. Every other new model from this company was swamped with accessory coils in short order, and I assumed it would be the same with Simplex. Nothing from Nokta/Makro and no aftermarket coils either after half a year. The difference now is so striking it makes me wonder what is up. Or have I missed something?
  6. You could download the pdf provided earlier in this thread. Some Minelab Equinox VDI Numbers Another Equinox Target ID Chart Target ID Numbers Can Vary With Search Profile & Frequency UK Target ID Numbers Canadian Target ID Numbers Australian Target ID Numbers Jewelry Target ID Numbers & Tones
  7. Nope, never had it happen on any of my three Equinox.
  8. From https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/5990-what-are-the-steps/?do=findComment&comment=62787 "The very first thing I would not do is go to the very worst place you can think of for the maiden voyage."
  9. The AQ was not a prospecting unit anyway. As far as the QED goes I've never used one and so can't help you there - try asking this guy. I appreciate the offer but I really don’t want to be responsible for somebody else's gear.
  10. Quit drinking, quit smoking cigars, lost 40 lbs.... but those sure were the days!! Moore Creek will go down as my all time best adventure, incredible obstacles faced and overcome, and lots of gold found. Equinox would be fabulous at Ganes... not so much at Moore.
  11. For what it is worth this was a major deciding factor in my ditching my Gold Monster and keeping the 24K. Minelab's policy of limiting coils lost me and switched me to White's in this instance. Not only does the 24K have twice as many coils, you don't get the coil knock issues with the 24K to anywhere near the extent as exists with the Gold Monster. You can scrub the ground with the 24K with no problem. Plus more control options, better balance, does not roll over when set down, etc.
  12. There have always been lots of aftermarket coils for Garrett, so I doubt that will be a problem. Though if it's totally new there may be a limited selection initially. I hope that's the case because anything using the existing coils will just be another retread. I can't even begin to hope this is the new lightweight version of the ATX I have been craving so long, with a new set of standard coils to match. Maybe Garrett will shock me but I'm not going to hold my breath on that one. More likely a replacement for the over 20 year old GTI 2500. Or a high frequency gold machine.
  13. I'm not sure if this is any better than ArmorAll but I got some and like it... 303 Aerospace Protectant "Originally engineered for aerospace and aviation applications, 303 Aerospace Protectant is a premium surface treatment that provides superior protection against harmful UV rays that cause discoloration, fading, embrittlement, cracking, chalking and/or loss of mechanical properties. Key benefits include keeping treated surfaces looking new, prevents fading and cracking, restores lost color and luster, powerful UV blockers, anti-static, repels smudges, dust, soiling and staining, matte finish with no oily residue. Easy to use just apply and wipe clean. Safe and Effective on vinyl, clear vinyl, gel-coat, fiberglass, carbon fiber, synthetic/natural rubber, plastics, and finished leather."
  14. White’s new 8″ x 14″ DD Coil for the Goldmaster 24K and GMX Sport is now showing up at some dealers for $249.95 (internet price $229.95), part number 624-0614. Scuff cover /skip plate sold separately, part 501-4101, $9.95. Great for ground coverage, but for those with a GMX Sport do note this coil will float like a cork. 8" x 14" DD search coil for White's Goldmaster 24K and Sport GMX The Goldmaster 24K and GMX Sport now have a decent coil selection going. In addition to the coil above, we have: 6" x 10" DD coil (stock on 24k) 6" round concentric (stock on GMX) 4" x 6" DD coil Here is my Goldmaster 24K with a prototype (no label) 8" x 14" coil.... White's Goldmaster 24K with 8" x 14" DD coil
  15. We all know why so let’s not go there. Here are a few ideas of prospecting and metal detecting related activities you can do at home. 1. Research. This is the key to all truly successful prospecting and metal detecting. You need good locations to do well, and they are getting harder to find every year. Time spent researching is never time wasted. 2. Take those detectors apart and give them the best cleaning ever. Make them look brand new! Are there spare parts you don’t have and maybe should have? Extra coil bolt and washers for instance. Think about this while cleaning the detector and get them ordered. 3. Check all those old batteries and discard the ones that need to go away. If you have detectors that have been sitting for too long, take the batteries out if they are going to keep sitting. Charge everything up that can be charged. 4. Time to clean house. Get that stuff you are never really ever going to use again up for sale or give it away. 5. Go though all those finds and get them in order. Maybe some need to go in the trash. The best may need a display case. Good time to take photos and post a story! 6. You know those bench test experiments you always meant to do but never get around to? Time for that and maybe a test garden or test tub to answer some of those questions for yourself that have been nagging you. 7. Change the oil in that ATV or generator. Service all your support gear and vehicles. Please add your own suggestions to the list......
  16. Nice to hear it will be a full product information release. The endless tease thing is very old with me at least. And hopefully the information will be followed by an actual detector in a very short time, not next year. Please let it be a top end unit of some sort and not another low to mid-range offering!
  17. Welcome to the forum! I’m glad you are looking after your health, and metal detecting is definitely an excellent low impact form of exercise.
  18. I just put mine in my regular luggage. I tend to think special cases attract special attention from thieves. But if you are looking for something check out gun cases on Amazon.
  19. Sadly not much helps with the big deep ferrous. If I had to pick a detector purely on its ferrous handling capability it would be the CTX 3030, but given the extra weight I’d still go Equinox myself. And the Nox is far better on tiny gold for those shallow bedrock areas than a CTX.
  20. This notice just drove a stake in the heart of my hopes for having an Impulse to use anytime soon. I’m just going to put it out of my mind for now and plan on doing other things this summer. If it happens, great. Until that official notice appears there is just nothing more for me to say on the subject. I’m going to polish up my V3i with Bigfoot and hit the parks and sports fields instead of the beaches in my quest for jewelry. Just one last look......
  21. I can swing an Equinox with 15” coil all day long day after day with the stock coil. I did just that in the U.K. but it is nose heavy, and I’d be lying if I said it did not have certain back muscles protesting mightily at times. The fix is a steveg carbon fiber rod with counterbalance. It perfectly balances the 15” coil and although the counterbalance adds weight it actually feels much lighter. You are not fighting that nose heavy torque. A huge improvement and in my opinion a must have for anyone using the 15” coil for anything other than very limited times.
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