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    Toronto Canada
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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. This is a well made, well thought out and extremely deep, powerful detector. The switchable frequencies (5/ 14 & 20 kHz) and make it super versatile in any conditions. All programs and features are visible on screen--simple to customize for the novice but with the most advanced discriminate and tough ground features available. Unbelievable to have this kind of power and fidelity in a water machine! Also--the best audio of any machine I've used--great separation in iron and the new 10" coil is a great addition. Love this detector!! cjc
  2. Ya, I really like this product too. These kinds of situations where a perfect signal is wedged in coral or hardpan need this device. The more I test it the more I see it going deeper in ground. That down on the belly work is super tough--especially in current. Guy who saw this post on my FB showed me a PP'er with the same extension--he feels for the vibration up the handle. cjc
  3. I would say in air small tip 4 -5 " large tip 6"+ but one thing that Bill Lahr tells me all the time is that a pulse will go deeper in ground--especially salt. Seems pretty powrfull compared to some of the other PP'ers I've tried especially with the dive coil. Seems to reach out pretty well on larger targets too. Really like the sound and in-ground performance. cjc
  4. A Quick Look at The Nokta / Makro Pulse Dive I was fortunate enough to field test a prototype of this amazing device and was immediately impressed by the Pulse Dive’s rugged, professional feel. The solid “heft” of the device made all other pinpointers I’ve tried feel like flimsy toys. It’s also a great, practical concept—a waterproof diving detector with a deep 5.5” (14 cm.) coil for that converts in a second to a regular pinpointer. The Pulse Dive features 5 levels of Sensitivity adjustment, selectable vibration, light and tone alert and can be paired with your headphones via a built-in wireless module. The production model features yellow detail for easy visibility underwater and comes in a sturdy case. The Pulse Dive kit includes covers for both coils, holster, lanyard, spare gaskets, charge cord and manual. There's also a second, louder endcap for land use. This is an extremely well-thought-out device—great not only as a deep, full featured standard pinpointer but also for quick area searches of dwellings, stone walls, enclosed spaces--and even as a security wand. My tests showed the Pulse Dive to have great sensitivity to small gold—even chains. It also had nice depth for coin hunting on land. Picture shows a ’32 cent and '38 nickel—my first two finds pinpointed with the Pulse Dive. A great addition to any serious inland or shoreline treasure hunter’s kit. cjc
  5. no it was like the clips wore and let water in upgraded gasket or not. it was an old model. seems pretty good now but will do some time in the tub before i trust it in salt. cjc
  6. ya, I had a new bulkhead cell and clips put in and it leaked right away (mismatched clips?) right up into the control pod and would not boot but ML did me a very nice turn and gave me some seconds clips snap very nicely now looks pretty good. hope they do in fact have their act together with this one--great machine these minor things gave it a bad name amongst many and almost me too.. clc
  7. Always appreciate hearing your spin on things Dewcon. It is amazing just how much of this low end wrap this detector has--thats why I have no hesitation in running the TB up a bit to shut it up and reduce these partials. Amazing that these will not even be iron just seabed. Some will be way up at 9 that's too high. Ive been testing an "undertune" (-9) prog that works well at making good responses stand out well. Chase is right on with suggesting not straying too far from the stock settings especially RS--as you say it either flattens or chops. Hunted with the EQ as a pro last week and although the coil went it did quite well. Taking some early notes for a V3 and realize that V's 1 & 2 did not address these issues nearly well enough. You really need to have a good grasp of how Sens, GB, RS and Bias interact to get performance from this detector in deep salt water---especially if you want to hear any faint targets over this "racket". cjc
  8. Chase--that's pitch--takes some getting used to but it's the most distinct. I typically run the TB at around 2 --not really expecting any micro gold well worth the trade off in stability. Cant be heard underwater--real flaw IMHO---just no volume. cjc
  9. As much as M/L wants to portray the EQ as "turn on and go" these machines with a complex, highly processed (modulated) signal are finicky and there's a fair bit to learn in order to get consistent performance--especially around salt. Keeping the Sens within a manageable range is the only way to really learn the machine. Another good method is to crank it and get used to picking responses out--then when you turn it back down the audio is easier to recognize especially the faint range. cjc
  10. Great rundown and instruction, Chase. I especially like the part about letting the machine operate within its pre-set parameters. Very good advice. Thanks clive
  11. My spin is this: with a single frequency machine there's more of a tendency to be noisy in fast salt. With the EQ--targets are more in the background. There's also a "bittyness" to the audio when it's not handling well. Ive done okay with it in B2 2 tone with the NF tone at 25 and if its making noise the TB jacked up to above zero. Also I've been testing an "undertune" prog that keeps the GB way down at -9. Seems to make targets stand out a little better. Its no CTX thats for sure. In ground where a pulse would be noisy no VFL gets off scott free--there's always a price to be paid whether you notice it or not. Certainly not thrilled about a machine for the water that can't be heard underwater... cjc
  12. get the sense that these super high gain settings are not necessary to get this machine to perform and this is what brings up these spikes and encrusteds. What I like about the Anfibio is that you can run 2 tone with the gain way down at 60 as a checker for these. Great demo though and that's an awesome coil as well especially up at 20 kHz. cjc
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