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  1. I was able to purchase the 11 inch coil for the Deus 2 today from Serious Detecting. I'm not trying to advertise for anyone, just trying to help anyone who needs this coil.
  2. I agree with Chuck. I love the Tarsacci, but there is no marketing support from the company. Myself, Aaron, Cliff and to a lesser degree Dew have all run out of steam trying to support the Tarsacci. Dimitar builds a great machine, but the Tarsacci is dying in silence due to lack of marketing support.
  3. I was curious to see if anyone would buy an AQ Limited if Fisher made it available or would you wait and hope for a Unlimited model to finally be produced? My thoughts are: If Fisher offers the Limited, I would be a buyer because I fear that the Unlimited version may never see the light of day. Watching OBN and Carolina produce with the AQ is a pleasure to see and a two year warrantee should take care of out of the box hiccups. My only fear about buying an AQ Limited is that Kellyco was correct when they stated that the AQ finished product would be released in 2022. What are your thoughts?
  4. Aaron, Thank you so very much for all your contributions and education on the Tarsacci metal detector. When I hunt on the beach with the Tarsacci, I try to use it like the Sovereign GT instead of like the Equinox 800. Using the tones as dig or not dig and disregard the lack of reliable VDI. After hundreds of hours of hunting I can finally hear the subtle differences in the tones, but your video shows that it didn't have to be this way. I currently own 2 Tarsacci's, but would gladly buy the model you have in the video. If Dimitar would offer that product as the Tarsacci 2, I would buy one today. Thanks again. Beroxy
  5. I can not wait for the warm salt water and summer beach hunting. I have never heard of a Tarsacci having an issue with water intrusion. My only advice is to buy a quality sand scoop especially for in the water. There are some really excellent water hunters on this forum who are willing to share advice with you. Good luck Geezer with your new water adventure.
  6. When you find your favorite detector for your favorite environment you know it pretty quickly. I would encourage everyone to try different detectors and find which one works best for you. Not which one everyone likes, but the one you like the best and the one that performs the best for you. If you buy a new model detector and it doesn't work for you, it is pretty easy to sell with minimal loss. Life is short. Enjoy.
  7. Erik, Sorry. I often forget how much effort goes into creating these comparison videos. I'm sitting on my couch with 24" of snow on the ground outside and you are chasing two detectors in the waves on a beach.
  8. Erik, Thank you very much for the test. I agree with you there doesn't seem to be to much difference between the two machines. If you are able to, I would like to see one added test the next time you are in this position. It's a test that will help you in the future recovering targets. The next time you are in this situation could you show the pinpoint function on both of these machines. I was never a fan of the Equinox's ability to pinpoint at the beach, especially with the 15" coil, but I wanted to see if the Deus II is better. It will also save you time and trouble recovering the target. With an accurate pinpoint and a decent scoop, that target would be at worse two scoops for a recovery. Again thank you for another fantastic informative video.
  9. Geezer, Think of it as the difference between cheap speakers and really nice speakers. With cheap speakers you can tell which band is playing, but it is hard to differentiate which instruments are being played. With really nice speakers you can differentiate exactly which instruments are playing at any moment in time. Good headphones reduce your need to look at the VDI. You know when you run over a good target and your brain becomes hardwired to the distinct sounds of good targets. That is much easier with quality headphones vs cheap headphones.
  10. They are directly wired into the Tarsacci headphone adapter. No plug in. Screwing the adapter into the Tarsacci creates a waterproof seal that enables the Tarsacci to be submerged in water and the Gray Ghost headphones are waterproof should they be submerged. Totally waterproof setup.
  11. Geezer, So if I were a new Tarsacci owner and I was dirt hunting, I should experiment with using the GB to reduce the effects of small iron in the soil, use the Salt to reduce the sensitivity to aluminum and quiet the bad ground and keep Sensitivity and Threshold as low as possible to still see the desired targets, but not to enhance the aluminum andiron in the soil? Frequency is for target size with 6.4K for larger higher conductor targets and 18k for smaller low conductor targets? Is this correct or am I over simplifying it?
  12. Geezer, I purchased a set of waterproof gray ghost headphones with a Tarsacci adapter. I purchased them from a forum member, but was told they were made by Tony Eisenhower. For the beach I plug in a set of Black Widow or Killer Bee headphones into a Tarsacci headphone adapters. Better headphones are really valuable on the Tarsacci.
  13. I am looking for the help of the Tarsacci community. I have read almost every post on most every forum about the Tarsacci. What I rarely see are posts that detail best settings and how and when to alter those settings in the environment you are in. My reason behind this Cookbook is to help the Tarsacci become a much more popular metal detector. I can go on youtube and look at thousands of Equinox videos, I can even see hundreds of Deus 2 videos and the machine is not even available, but there are very few Tarsacci videos that help you understand or even want to purchase a Tarsacci. Since Aaron's forum is down there are even less avenues to look for Tarsacci information. On Tom's forum there is a Tarsacci topic that is 88 pages of posts. That's over 8000 pages of printed material. Not to many potential new buyers will wade through this for a buying decision. Steve Herschbach has been kind enough to offer to host and monitor this Topic so that it does not become thousands of pages of off topic posts. So please post how you use your Tarsacci and what tricks and tips you have discovered. Even thou I live in Western Pennsylvania, I primarily use my Tarsacci on the beaches in South Carolina. I take vacations and hunt for a week at a time. Here are my best setting and ideas. I hunt wet sand from the splash zone to the high tide line on fairly flat, non mineralized, South Carolina beaches. My standard starting settings are Salt 45, Frequency 6.4k, Threshold -1, Discrimination -30, Sensitivity 8, Mixed Mode and GB 630 +/- 50 points. I am not hunting for micro jewelry. I am big game hunting for gold rings. I have found that 6.4k and Salt 45 is usually the deepest frequency for me, but I know I am probably giving up the opportunity for micro gold jewelry. I am ok with that for the added depth. 6.4k is also the best with EMI caused by iPhones, condo wifi and hotels. I have found that the Threshold setting is much more important than the Sensitivity setting and if the Emi is high I will lower the Sensitivity before I lower the Threshold setting. If the Tarsacci starts acting up and giving false signals I try to look around and see what has changed. Am I closer to buildings, people or has the Salt balance setting changed for some reason? I have found if the false signals have a fluttering sound to it, it is usually one of three things. Either EMI has increased because of building or people, helicopter or low fly planes overhead or rapidly approching thunder storms. If it is a rapid fire false signals, chances are my Salt settings are off. Usually a walk down to the splash zone will confirm which one it is. I hunt in Mixed Mode and with the discrimination at -30 because I want to hear where the Iron is. I have been told that treasure runs with trash and I believe that to be true. One little trick that I have found recently is if I find a very faint, scratchy signal where the VDI is all over the board and the pinpoint numbers are very low, I raise the Sensitivity and Pinpoint the target. Even thou the settings are to high to hunt in, it enables my Tarsacci to lock onto the target and Pinpoint the target for me. That way I can take a couple of scoops off the top to see if it's a target worth pursuing. I Pinpoint every target before starting to dig to improve my recovery rate. I owned an Equinox and hated how it Pinpointed and lost targets when the hole would collapse and sink out of detection range. The Tarsacci is excellent at Pinpointing and I take advantage of this fact. The last little trick that I have discovered is that the Tarsacci has a recovery rate that is fast enough for me to keep the Tarsacci on, hold the coil an inch off the ground and walk to a new area I wish to hunt. If I walk over a target, the Tarsacci sounds off and I can futher investigate the target. It is kind of like trolling for targets. This is especially useful on day 5 or 6 of hunting when my arms feel like they are going to fall off. I hope other Tarsacci users will add their settings and tips for Relic hunting in both hot and mild soil, junky park hunting, black sand beach hunting, fresh water hunting, under water hunting...........etc. I would love for this to become a source of information that a new Tarsacci owner can come to and get a starting point to use their detector. Then they can experimenting with setting to better understand this fantastic machine. Thank you in advance for sharing.
  14. Nice finds Dancer. It's nice to see that you are finally being rewarded for your hard work.
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