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  1. I bought a set of pelso's from the maker also. Excellent sound and volume!, at an excellent price. Your book on the anfibio is awesome.!
  2. Clive , I just received the book and the bonus today. I just glanced thru it tonite, lots of good tips in it. It should cut down the learning curve quite a bit! Thanks for the great customer service! Reminds me of the good old days! Redneck Daryl
  3. I just brought 15 lbs of yellow brass to the scrap yard last week, and was paid 90c a Lb. If you are digging larger brass, that beats digging clad!
  4. KAC, Gold is a safe haven investment. When fear is high , gold does well. The main driver for gold is all the money printing going on in so many countries. In china, with the Covad 19 virus so heavy, its forcing businesses to shut down, as it is so highly contagious . Auto sales have dropped 90% in china. Their economy is grinding to a halt. The government is cranking up the money printing presses to keep the whole country from going bankrupt. Who can pay their mortgages when no one is working? So the govt is stepping in to keep the money flowing. Otherwise the whole country would collapse over nite. But by expanding the money supply, their money becomes worth less, and gold becomes worth more. They cant print up gold. Gold and silver are safe things to buy in times like this, as the paper money loses value, gold value goes up, preserving your buying power. Im wondering how the Chinese are eating if most of their businesses are shut down? If that virus comes here, I'm loading up on more freeze dried food. My current 6 week supply won't cut it.
  5. The leading factor driving the gold price is the money printing by so many countries, including the US. Of course the virus thing , and other problems are a contributing factor to the gold move, as well. If gold hits 3000 and silver 100, I'm cashing my stock and metals investments and riding off into retirement. Then I will become a fulltime detector prospector forum troll!🤣
  6. Gold is rock and rolling , $1648 in the USA. Keep an eye on silver. Way undervalued at $18.50 an Oz. It should start moving up faster soon. I'm still looking for $3000 an oz gold in a year or two. $100. silver
  7. I did not know there was a book on the Anfibio. Ill have to look into it. Thanks
  8. I will be taking the Simplex swimming this summer, and looked into some underwater headphones. N/M makes UW phones for the Kruzer and Anfibio, and they will also work on the Simplex. On some of the forums some of the owners of the N/M UW phones mentioned they are not loud enough. I ran into the same issue with the nox phones from Minelab. Too quiet for my 60 yr old ears. I ended up getting some LS Pelso phones and they had nice volume. But I sold them along with the nox last year. I checked with kellyco who is a distributor for Pelso, and they did not know if Pelso made the UW phones for The Simplex, Kruzer and Anfibio. I went on Ebay. and sure enough there was one set for the Simplex that the manufacturer in Hungary had listed. Cost $94 with one week shipping. Well they arrived today. I plugged them into the Simplex, turned it on, still had the volume in the machine cranked up to 4, swept a quarter past the coil, and my head almost exploded. 🤢!! I turned the volume down in the Simplex to 1, and the volume is just right for me now. If you need a louder set of UW phones, check out the Pelso brand. A nice snug fit, good quality as well. HH & Swimming.
  9. If AKA is serious about selling detectors to the Western world, they need to attend Detectival in England in Fall. Show attendees what they have. Then seek to link up with a few distributors , set up a service center, and let it take off. If they think they are going to get people to buy their product only by video presentation , I don't think they are going to meet up with success. Especially at that price.
  10. The main driver for the rising gold price is the Debt load all the countries are carrying. Every country is printing money like crazy, causing their own currency to become worth less. The virus scare , rumors of wars , etc also play a part in why people are accumulating more gold and silver. Gold broke above $1350 an oz last summer, which had been the high for the last 6 years, and the bull market has begun. I'm expecting gold hits close to $3000 an oz, in a year or two. Maybe it goes higher, who knows. But if u are looking to sell, hang on for a while, for a better price.
  11. I owned 2 Russian detectors a few years back. One was the signum . Terrific air tests. But a real bugger to ground balance in my soil. Most times I had to carry a piece of red brick in my pouch , so I could use it to ground balance the detector, when I could not get it to ground balance in my soil. Then I had a coil go bad, and try to get a replacement coil under "warrantee", I spent months arguing with Igor , and finally threatened posting on all the forums about AKA's non service. They finally sent one. It was a well built unit, had a hodograph, like the Rutus alter 71, but just not a user friendly machine. The rutus was much easier to set up, with about the same performance, at half the price. I would not recommend an AKA to anyone. There are many detectors out there now for a fraction of the price of the Intronik, with better service , and much better folks to deal with. Not worth the risk in my opinion, based on past experience.
  12. I finally got out today with the S+. I went to a near by park . Auto Ground balanced at 45. The soil consists of an inch of black dirt , the rest is a yellowish- orange clayish mix, with rocks mixed in. The deepest I have ever found dimes here is about 6", and a silver barber quarter at 7" , 6 years ago, using a T2. I have used the nox 800, SEpro, F70, Atpro, Racer, and others here. Lots of alum trash, can slaw and some iron. I turned the volume up to the max setting on the S+, My 60 yr old years like the higher volume, Sensitivity max, it ran pretty quiet, Relic mode, Using the green wireless nokta headphones, which are very lightweight and comfortable. I have smaller ears so the cups cover my whole ear. I headed out into the baseball outfield. Right field, on up to the 1st and 2nd baseline area. I got a 26-28 signal , figuring I had a nickel, and dug up a gold colored or plated Michael Kors pendant at one inch. Its 1/4" diameter, and very thin. Sensitive 11" coil! I hit a solid 25 signal and figure this has to be a nickel, it was a square tab cut in half. Later I hit a solid 24, and that was a nickel at an inch. Most of the aluminum crap comes in from 30 to 60, so I soon did not bother to dig those signals. Yes I could miss a gold ring, but I don't need another 5 gallon bucket of pulltabs in the shed. Zincolns were hitting in the high 60's, A dime hit near 80, and quarters were 89-91. I hit a good sounding signal, with the numbers hitting around 65. I massaged the signal and the numbers climbed into the mid to upper 70's. The depth meter I think was showing 3 bars ,so I dug a bigger plug and lifted it out. I rescanned, and it was showing upper 80's. I dug deeper and at 6" was a clad quarter! There were a few holes I dug that were 8-9" , but I just did not want to go deeper, so I let those targets in the ground. This detector is DEEP. It is as deep, or deeper than the detectors I mentioned in the beginning. The draw backs are it does not visually ID as deep as the audio detects, which is really no surprise. If you are detecting in a sand beach or relic hunting in a field, be prepared to dig deep. Another negative park hunting is aluminum. If you are in the park setting , it has 3 tones, but the high tone kicks in at 43, which will include a lot of aluminum in the high range. The next park visit I will notch out the numbers from 30 to 60, and will eliminate most aluminum. Al screw caps come in the low 70's , so those will get dug. I really like the 0-100 target range , with nickels coming in about 25, clad coins start in the high 60's and up. The compressed numbers on the Nox I did not like. I noticed a lot of targets that came in from 30 to 60, usually bounced around, indicating odd shaped aluminum. I'm thinking most rings will lock on to one or two numbers , so by watching the target id, it may be possible to dig up a ring amongst the aluminum. I like it that the detector can be shortened up to about 29", its a space saver. Also the shaft lock system you can set the shaft size where you want it, unlike the hole and button system that can be adjusted every 3 inches. It was a fun hour and a half, I rescued 12 coins. In this price range , it has to be the deepest unit on the market! The poor mans Nox, I nicknamed it! HH
  13. My Simplex arrived today, and of course its snowing and 25 degrees out. Yesterday it was 75. So I'm stuck inside for a few days and figured I might as well make the most of the situation. Very well made unit. Here are some Target ID numbers, air testing, Silver half... 94 .Silver 25c …...90, silver dime ...83, nickle...25, one cent copper...73, 1c zinc 66, $1 gold coin...22, $2.50 gold....38, $5 gold, ….56. I like the wide spacing between the coins at the upper end of the scale. TRASH...……. rusty bottle cap....30's to 50's, plated cap....55, round pulltab with tail extended....30, round pulltab with tail bent over the ring....36, tail.....21, square tab....30, 3/4 " long lead fishing weight.....38. Alum twist cap...68. The relic mode tested out the deepest , followed by all metal , then park mode. I In relic mode, I manually set up the GB at 90, full sensitivity , volume at 4, no headphones. Inside my 12 x 24' shop with 3 fluorescent lite fixtures and a pellet stove cranking out heat. Repeatable audio signal, 50c silver …...17"...…. VID readout 11"...……...25c silver , 14" &10"...……...10c silver, 13" & 9", 5c......14" &11", 1c copper, 14" &10" , Ultra thin womans 14k gold ring......13" &10" $1 gold coin, 11" & 8", 2.50 gold coin..13" &10", 4% gold coin...15" & 10". In park mode with is 3 tone, and a faster speed, for better separation, same settings, as the relic mode, solid audio & solid VID readout is as follows. 50C....13" & 11", 25c....12" & 10", 10c....10" & 9", 5c....12" & 10", 1c..10" & 9", ultra thin gold 14k gold ring.....10" & 9" , $1 gold...9" & 6", 2.50 gold..11" & 9", $5 gold..12" & 10". Air depths in all metal mode were about an inch greater than the audio in park mode. These are all air tests, it will be interesting how this unit does in real soil testing conditions. I had an EQ800 and loved it, but had to let it go in summer when my wife ran up some hefty medical bills. This unit is waterproof like the EQ, but an affordable price tag( for me). I think I will really like the expanded target readout range. That was one thing I disliked about the EQ, was the compressed VID numbers. The EQ was one heck of a performer , but I think I will have just as much fun with this unit! When it warms up I will get out and share my results , thoughts and opinions! HH. Red
  14. Back in June my wife got very sick. I ended up selling the EQ800. I will be getting a simplex , as it will be a better fit in my budget, but it is the waterproof design that has won me over, vs the Vanquish.
  15. Amazing performance for the price. I have one coming in a few days.
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