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    Detectors, gold....that's it.
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    Macro Racer 2, Sovereign X2 , Excal 1000, Excal 11, Anchor Electronics Barracuda, (3) GQA2, , Whites Dual Field (2), Fisher CZ21, CZ5, CS6PI...CTX 3030, Nokta Impact, Kruzer, Eq 800 w/p TDI Pro...

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  1. The surface tests definitely make it look like an in-iron killer. Each machine that N/M produces seems to have more unmasking ability than the last and the Legend looks like it will be the best of all. Very excited to try this update! The interaction between the IB, VCO and Audio Boost (Gain) should be interesting too. cjc
  2. I've run a Racer, Impact Kruzer and Anfibio and with each of these I was impressed by the in iron processing and overall audio. Now with the Legend you are adding the "lock on" ability that multi frequency gives you. This is a big deal and some of my tests in areas with a lot of iron have been surprising. The machine pulls up good targets while pushing the iron and other low rejects out. Where you have a lot of caps, the ones that have any extension in the tone are those with lot of aluminum--the Heineken Corona etc. This shows how exact the machine is in making the ferrous / non-ferrous determination. It will be interesting to see what an Bias control will do for this accuracy. cjc
  3. I notice that 28 and 29 are both cap and small oval tab numbers--a kind of "one stop shopping" reject number. At the same time I would watch your target size and depth. The general idea of gathering a bit more target information than just the number and tone can alert you to some good targets that would have mimicked trash. Some of the best gold finds I've seen around here have mimicked pennies and it was only the depth that was unusual. cjc
  4. Some Silver with the Legend There are guys up here who specialize in hunting in the woods. They find a ton of silver by doing detailed research and knowing what to look for in the forest. I spotted some old trees beside a river and decided to give it a try. The Legend is just a superb detector for this kind of hunting because of how much audio information it gives you. It’s also very smooth in the junk–even in All Metal. I ran in “Field” mode, Low Weighting (M1) and 6 Tones audio. Where you have a lot of too big targets (wire, big foils, tins…) its important to listen to the signal tone. I was able to hear those responses that were too big–even in discriminate. Checking these in Pinpoint mode told me which ones were too wide and flat to be of interest. When using a machine with segmented audio (6 Tones for example) it’s important to be able to tell which high responses are coin sized and which are too big. Other targets were transitioning from high to mid tones–not what I was after. A few larger food package type foils told me that I was in an old picnic area. I got a clean high tone that read up in the low “50”s”. It was narrow in Pinpoint and checked on the cross sweep–bingo–silver ring. Now this might not be such a great find in open park ground but the Legend let me zero in in this high potential target in the middle of the woods, in an area full of big foils, cans, beer and screwcaps. This is a very well made and well thought out detector. Can’t wait to see what the next upgrade will do. cjc
  5. this is about where Im sitting--is there more to this machine for us salt hunters than the Beach Sensitive mode? Can the Dive mode be made to perform? Fast digital and salt waves don't mix unless someone can tell me otherwise. If someone tells me that this is not true I'll have one so fast... cjc
  6. With the correct length of lanyard and it's positioning the guard is not really needed. This is a nice machine given a bit of awareness. Still running the Sea Hunter? Just wondering how you find it... cjc
  7. my AQ set up. Float to keep the back end up if you have to let go of it. the foam also acts to keep the lanyard positioned. the lanyard keeps the unit under control and clear of any of the jacks / cables. I also have a plastic power jack guard made from a shampoo bottle. I also wrap the power jack and coil connector with rubberized tape to be on the safe side. cjc
  8. Thanks for your reply, Steve. Its an interesting question just how much must be going on for a machine to pass the "iron cross test" for example--seeing gold right though a pair of crossed spikes. The sense I get is that now there's less need to dig half responses, as a couple of sweeps will process the good signal right up though any surrounding iron. the Legend certainly does this--it pulls up targets amazingly well. People say that the CTX is "slow" but the thoroughness that it processes with is amazing. cjc
  9. Just one thing I've noticed in getting down to some detailed testing of this machine. It was pointed out to me that each mode runs different kHz ranges. I've noticed that each tunes differently so the idea of flicking one to the other is not a good one in that each needs different Sensitivity, Volume and Threshold to perform at it's best. cjc
  10. I had read in Bruce Candy's autobiography that some of the amplifier circuits he developed before coming to Halcro measured interference in the millionths of a part. Does anyone know if these super fast new detectors are approaching that level of efficiency? I'm trying to figure out how they do what they do... ...probably a dumb question...not my first...nor last...😆 cjc
  11. The sense I get with FerraCheck is that its not meant to stand alone. Combined with using the coil, meter and audio (especially in 6 or 60 tones) its a great tool for shallow targets. It's also a great learning tool for new hunters in that they can take the entire body of target information and then see visually what the machine is telling them. It's like may have gotten the idea that a detector is like a cell phone--and they can just push a few buttons and dial up some gold...😆. cjc
  12. Certainly not impossible--suggest you open periodically to look it over. cjc
  13. The tone (having extension) meter (not too "wild)" and the Ferrachec are a good combination to keep you off the iron and caps. When you hear a broken tone and see big meter changes on the cross sweep--the Ferrachec confirms it. Maybe not definitive, but a good clue amongst the others. I think it's important to get a feel for how deep it goes though in that there's a point where using basic target testing skills become the go to. There's also the "too wide a sweep" margin for error. cjc
  14. Eric had sent me the sizing for a second "O" ring for the Vishay pots. He used them on the GQA2--I must have replaced 10 of them. cjc
  15. Thanks great info, Carolina. will have to dig up the size Eric suggested for the second layer. cjc
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