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  1. Thanks for all the help.. Steve, I read all the 2015 treads from Paul from California...I think that is "OLD California" on some other sites. Started to message Paul but he hasn't posted in several months...just hope his health is okay....Yeah, I'm beginning to realize the PI iron limitations that you are referring to. Have only used a TDI PI machine that apparently more limited as compared to ATX, SDC, or GPX...I was just hoping that the GPX would be so deep that maybe it could discriminate iron to at least 7" in my bad soil....If it could then it would help me get beyond my VLF limit. I want
  2. I doubt that we have much gold here in Alabama, we're too far from the beach, and not much civil war fought here, so, that leaves coin shooting . However, we do have lots of iron in the ground (bad soil) and rusty nails. Will the GPX's, SD2200's or 2300's actually discriminate iron good enough to be able to go a little deeper than my CTX3030? My CTX is good for about 4" in worst soil and 7" at best. I need something to get a little deeper. The only PI's that I've owned is the original TDI several years back and presently have a TDI SL. The original TDI was deeper than the SL and I was thinkin
  3. Thank Glenn...I'll be out tomorrow giving it a go.
  4. I have a TDI SL coming in today. I know most people want to detect for small gold. In my bad soil I want to detect silver coins that my CTX3030 can't reach. I'm a long way from the beach and probably long way from gold. That leaves coins and relics. I've heard that larger coils tend to ignore small trash which sounds good for a coin hunter. I know that if you raise the delay that this helps but with a loss of depth. A 12" dual field and 7.5" dual field are coming with the machine. What could I get that would be better suited for detecting coins?
  5. Have been reading past treads from Steve H., Reg Snift, and others concerning modification that could be added to the TDI, TDI PRO, and TDI SL. One was a Li ion battery pack to up the voltage. I can do that. Another was to change a couple caps (c20 and c21) to .22 mf and change a couple op amps. Sounded like Reg would do some for a price. Then sounded like Reid Mann in Virginia would do them. Then the VP from Whites came on the forum asking for feedback. I forget his name but think he just retired , anyway, his final answer sounded like he would have this mod. incorporated into the new TDI SL
  6. After using many detectors I've found the minelab E-trac and CTX3030 to be the best for me with the kind of detecting that I do. I'm getting the Equinox hoping to help with the highly mineralized soil here in central Alabama.
  7. Looking forward to getting my E800 and appreciate the opportunity to read and learn behind you Steve. Question if you don't mind...My E-trac and CTX3030 runs good in auto ground tracking. Since the NOX default for detecting coins in an old park is manual GB, have you noticed much of a difference between manual and auto GB? I've always heard that a little positive GB in manual can get a little more depth. Any info is appreciated. Thanks
  8. I just pre-ordered the Enox 800 mainly because I'm hoping it will be deeper that my CTX3030 in my bad soil. Kellyco rep. said that they have been led to believe they will receive a shipment before Christmas. However, with all the hype and pre-orders world wide. the first shipment may not cover all the pre-orders.
  9. Thanks Steve for your reply. I'm very pleased with my CTX3030, above everything that I have tried, and I've had most VLF's and a few PI's. For my type detecting I've not found anything better. I'm not the type that is looking to be critical of someone that is trying to be helpful. However, It does seem that Minelab is claiming that the ENOX has an advantage in bad dirt. They seem to state that it is better on low conductors in bad dirt but I'm not sure if they claim it to be better on high conductors in bad dirt. Any help going forward will be much appreciated. Thanks
  10. Steve, I have highly mineralized soil here in central Alabama. I have an E-trac, Ctx3030, F75, and Cz3d and have owned several other detectors over the years. I've never dug a silver dime here at greater than 7 inches. There are parks in Birmingham that I have hunted all day and not dig anything beyond 4 inches. So, do you think the Nox will get me an extra inch on silver or low conductors here? Thanks
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