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  1. Two more weeks left in 2018, some good low tides and possibly some wave action coming up, but this is my favorite to date. 13.6 grams 14k with ice. CTX 3030 with 11" coil. Still my #1 detector for majority of conditions on beach. Intertidal wash zone/water line 12"+ deep.
  2. Yes, auto ground balance - 0. I only use tracking on occasion when gridding from drier sand to wet/water. No discrim./all metal, relatively clean beach w/minimal targets. Hit three deep lead sinkers before the ring, so I knew the possibility of a deep ring was good. I have had targets sink and move around in the soupy sand but in this case it was hard packed.
  3. Hit this deep, 10 gram Platinum ring on the beach recently. Initial signal was a faint, choppy tone, jumpy 12/13 ID. After the 1st and 2nd scoops the signal went to negative #'s and gave me the iron tone. After the 3rd scoop the signal was gone. I utilized pinpoint mode thereafter and recovered the target after the 5th scoop. Solid 13 out the hole. Wet sand was hard packed so I don't believe the target was moving or sinking, no water filled the hole. Has anyone else experienced an initial good target going to negative #'s/iron readout? Halo effect on non-ferrous? Positive this target
  4. Same here. Although I rarely hunt dry sand. I am able to crank up the sensitivity over 20 in Beach 2 in the wet sand/shallow water and is generally more stable on my local beaches. Beach 2 does have a lower transmit power though, as stated above. The higher transmit power of Beach 1 and differing weighted low frequency processing could have been the difference on the "very small" pendant recovery. Basically, Beach 1 is going to be more sensitive to smaller, lower conductive targets from my understanding.
  5. Melt value would have been close...if only my dear old Mum didn't confiscate it! Haha
  6. I have a pair very similar to these from amazon. I think they changed the name since I purchased a few months ago. I prefer the over the ear hooks and I have not noticed any lag at all. $29.99 If you don't want to bother with the module. Conious Wireless Headphones with Built-In Mic and CSR8645 Chipset Featuring Bluetooth 4.1, APTX Audio and CVC Noise Canceling. Waterproof Sport Bluetooth Headphones with 15 Hour Battery and Carry Case
  7. The engraving on it is beautiful! I'll take 6 gram gold rings all day, any day!
  8. I think he said it more out of amazement and disbelief. The look on his face was priceless when we located the 14k stamp. It was heavily worn and we both have bad eyes. Had to use the loupe.
  9. Thanks. Even after this find, he is still a bit of skeptic. Saying it was "shi* luck" and "I'll never find anything like that again." I keep on telling him " ya never know", haha. What's the saying? Fortune (luck) favors the prepared. Best to be equipped with an Equinox if that's the case, IMO!
  10. My parents recently visited so I took my Dad out to the beach the day after Father's day. Keep in mind, he is a complete novice and usually only detects with me. Beaches have been sanded in, so I told him not to expect much. I was swinging the CTX 3030 with the 17" coil and he took the Equinox 600. After a quick initial setup, he was on his way to finding this...14k gold bangle bracelet, almost 25 grams! I was about a 1/2 mile down the beach so I didn't see the recovery. He said it was "loud" and about 6 or 7 scoops down (big stealth scoop). It was in the wet sand and waves kept on fill
  11. I have only hunted with the Equinox once, but reached for that trigger a few times. Put it on the list!
  12. I have the 600 and purchased aptx earbuds from Amazon ($20). They are not LL but I do not notice a lag at all. I bought a pair of low latency over the ear headphones as well, but I think I will end up using the earbuds more often.
  13. Put it on the list for Minelabs next flagship detector...using multi-IQ technology or IQ II. I'd like to see a visualization screen (similar to CTX), carbon fiber shafts, hidden coil wire, etc. on the next one!
  14. This looks like a good haul for your 1st time out with the Equinox! I wouldn't compare it to a machine you know and are comfortable with just yet. Looks like the Equinox pulled you a few rings as well.
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