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Skull diver

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Skull diver last won the day on October 13 2023

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  1. This figure makes me think a lot about the allocation difference between the two... Thank you!
  2. I will follow this post carefully. Although I don't yet own a Manticore, after a year and a half using the Deus 2 with 9" coil, although it is an effective and sensitive tool on really thin pieces, I am extremely displeased with the much scattered concentration of low conductors IDs. I won't add anything else and I don't want to polemic, but if a solution doesn't come in a future update, I will sell the Deus 2 for a Manticore, even at the expense of lower detection depth and lower resistance in immersion depth.
  3. These days I'm afraid the main goal is to strive for immediate overburden removal, because tons of new sand have literally buried 90 percent of the nearest spots. It begins that time when the real treasure is to intercept a pit where you have some opportunity to listen for signals. After all, it is always like that, more than a moment....
  4. Me too... Especially after recent troubles with gold ID's allocation... Something tells me it's time to listen words by "another church"
  5. @Erik Oostra @Jeff McClendon I confirm exactly what you have written about the quality of gold signals.... The Deus2 has a slightly chatty background signal that constantly accompanies as you move the coil, and it is easy to hear a sudden silence with a solid, distinct peak in between, even the volume goes up at that moment (this is accentuated if you don't overdo it with audio response over 3 and I have found it more effective). Of course, the screen in this case also has an ID that fluctuates less, I would say between two or maximum three points, if not a solid digit with object in perfect position. This happens with virtually any good target whether it is cylindrical in shape or a coin or a ring.... I have been smiling on the wetsand recently whenever I could tell the difference between a foil and a solid target. My damnation is to repeat this audio investigation underwater, before digging down to the pain in my wrist. It is happening to me that I am finding an Excalibur with a brazen soft, round sound more effective, versus a dubious beep so extended over 50 possible IDs... that's it... I am chagrined with myself in having to constantly doubt whether to dig beyond 60 points or not, and this unfortunately does not happen with other instruments, there is evidence everywhere on the net. (Edit) Accidentally found this footage and I'd say...A sure missed one for me... https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3fAhc9rO7w/?igsh=MWQ1NGV2cWZkdmt3ZA==
  6. I conclude this post with one last report on how I am dealing with this problem.... Remembering once again that I could never promote one brand over another, to sweeten the bitter pill I fixed a different program by tightening the tone bins, this time in 5 tones (square obliged by underwater headphones). Although I preferred full tones for a distinction of signal stability, this time an uncertain ID is within 20 maximum points between bin and bin, with a gradual upward spike toward the highest IDs. I found it useful to lower the audio response to 3 or 2 in favor of higher general and salt sensitivity. I also totally reset the audio filter from 1 to 0 for a more crisp sound when above the target. I won't be sure of the effectiveness until next Friday, the first useful day to safely dive, but we'll see. I will make use of the good old rule, raising the coil on signals with high id, to distinguish the quality of sound on low conductors, which generally do not respond as loudly over 12". Thanks again to all of you.
  7. 14/02/2024 Last update by Xp factory: No changes will be made to the ID range. I have been advised to dig the higher IDs otherwise I'll risk losing signet rings. Thanks to all of you who have responded and cooperated with advice on how to remedy the problem, but apparently we will stay that way--at least on the Deus2. Skull
  8. I just contacted XP via the assitance form on their portal reporting the need to reduce the concentration of low conductors between 30 minimum and 60 maximum points. I hope to get an answer to my question, whatever it may be.
  9. Exactly 💯. Everyone talks about iron and masking, but the serious issue is shortening the time to dig on unneeded or unwanted targets. For me, with discrimination at or near zero, a tone that declares iron is more than fine. No need for filters of any kind except to reduce saline hypersensitivity noise, otherwise immersed in water with zero EMI and away from other divers everything is ok. This flaw of such a large scale on low conductors is giving me serious problems. This pulls down all the advantage of detection depth that I got with a 9" coil😑
  10. Although ID allocation is more suitable for me, I am highly skeptical about the hardware's resistance to pressure. Years ago, in just over three meters below the surface, the Ctx screen had a red dot in the middle of the screen due to pressure. Needless to say, I came out with a fracture line in the crystals. Another damaged component was the speaker, first less effective, then corroded and mute. For goodness sake, I never used any detector without headphones, which is why I did not care at all. To conclude, the batteries at the tail end of the armrest, are only related to the protection of an o ring a few tenths thicker... Never used lithium again, after every flooding I just cleaned and applied grease to the contacts of the alkaline box.
  11. Xy screen remains for me as a last option. Poor visibility does not allow me to check the screen effectively. I have been used to discriminating based on audio alone since 2005. I have tried 4 square tones, pitch tone, full tones with minimal offset to keep signal peaks low, but it remains difficult not to dig high tones without thinking of losing gold. I hope the graphic representation can give me at least an idea of the shape. Regarding the Manticore, I am still strongly accustomed to the Ctx with which I really did record numbers in the past. The dividing line of the nonferrous really echoes the discrimination pattern of the Ctx, and for now I would rule out buying it because of the limited depth at which to dive it.
  12. @JCR @EL NINO77 This is what happened today. I started the session with D2 in a promising area. About two hours and two medium-sized rings (both under 5 grams). Tool change and back in the water with the Excalibur. After two minutes I dig out the third snake-shaped ring, perhaps the thinnest and lightest of the three. This is overwhelming evidence that a screen and an ID, can make a difference if they respond correctly to the object, but as long as you dig outside the range of interest, you lose useful time for other targets. I fear I will soon have to fall back on yet another detector and the choice is really narrow.
  13. @The_Stalker I think it is possible to fix this behavior with an update. I vaguely remember a few users noticing a difference in the past between the very early versions and 1.0. It was a matter of a few coins however, rather than gold.
  14. @palzynski Logically, with a more compressed ID scale, I would justify more objects falling under the same numerical group. That's the oddity on Deus2, just the final group that includes coins, leads of about 30 grams and above, and silver, includes 18K gold over 5 grams. The funny thing? Approaching the coil to a stove I have in my shed, the steel of the cooktop sounds a perfect 80 exactly like that wedding ring. The problem is that it is a mass the size of a washing machine. I have no words.
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