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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. I did take a look at their stuff back then but Im not sure it was exact--wound up putting mine in a BHID box--rock solid. I talk to Eric quite often will have to ask him what he used. Hard to believe it would be a Gringo company lol. I tried to get a gasket from them it did not fit. cjc
  2. Glad you found someone to take a look at it, Jerry. Sounds like the coil cable brain end. Don't forget the gasket making kit if you need it too. cjc
  3. This kind of comparison needs to be grounded in a solid knowledge of the site and both detectors. A pulse in not a machine to scout around with--except in the cleanest of beaches. That Said, with some good basic pulse skills it's possible to have a decent level of accuracy. There's such a thing as a pulse that will give a lot of target information. Examples are the Barracuda, and the CS6PI. While these are not exactly mainstream detectors--they do the job of a pulse while offering some selectivity. The Fisher Impulse AQ also offers rudimentary tone ID and like the TDI--great audio. The idea of scouting and assessing with a VLLF is a good one though. As well there are situations where pulse is just overkill. The NOX is a great machine for picking though junk--especially in that you can select for "clean" metal using the F2 bias. The real skill in using multiple machines is in finding and recognizing situations where each can do what it does best. cjc
  4. Last time my machine was in FT service told me that one batch of orange power jumpers was defective. I was given a new one but can't help wondering if that has problems too. I' ve been taught to diagnose detector problems by the best, but when there are multiple ailments it gets a lot harder. Heading down to the Caribbean to hunt Saturday, sadly, the Fisher Impulse AQ will be staying home. So far--it's beaten me. Thanks kindly for the suggestions! cjc
  5. I think that there should also be an orange O ring on the machine side power connection--likely the cause of that damage if it's not there. My replacement came without it fortunately I had a spare. With this much power flying around these details take on much more significance. cjc
  6. Thanks for the heads up, Joe. Hard to tell with these machines--what's build and what's platform...It's managed to exhaust me but will have to have another shot at getting one of these detectors that works as it should--they sound pretty good... cjc
  7. The key is in knowing the theory. A "pure" on ferrous response "carries" in a much narrower field. A cap or spike is less distinct from the surrounding ground--how the machines struggles to separate it is your clue. There is some green on the power coil pins and female side--might be a cause for the instability. (This is after attempts to clean with contact spray and brush). It's a shame--I've had half a dozen Dual Fields with the same issue that just needed a damping change. cjc
  8. Thats very interesting. I spent 3 weeks trying to get the stock coil to settle down in salt water conditions--even up on the sidewall at a resort beach. I even walked to the next resort that didn't have facility wide wi fi. No go. Hate to say it but I've been fiddling with pulse machines since 1989 and there was just no way to run this detector. Detuning produced less than VLF depth. Maybe somewhere far from civilization. Can't see this machine in it's present (performance) form being released. I have hope and like the platform--but it has stability problems IMHO. Cant see the environment I was in being all that exceptional. cjc
  9. I reviewed the Anfibio favorably because by industry standards--it has no flaws....😁 This is why I continue to promote this detector and just last week encouraged a close buddy to buy one. Could be a bit lighter and better in fast salt but overall for what it does--a superb machine. It's 5 below here and mine's by the front door...😁 100% reliable--nothing falling off that baby...or seeping in... cjc
  10. Thanks for your comments Phrunt. I feel like I have been working for FT as a field tester since I got my first defective unit--finally figuring out what was wrong with it (Sens control increase made targets quieter). The new one has a replaced brain but is unstable around salt water to the point of being unusable. I've fiddled with on and off it for 3 weeks of perfectly good vacation time but never managed a single hunt. Pretty good in fresh water but that's not where the money is. Looking for a repair or refund at this point. Any more tweaks and I'll be ready for "Faces of Meth". cjc
  11. So I discovered that the reason this machine is shutting down after immersion is because the Souriel jack needed one more click and the aperture was filling with water. So, down it goes but does this solve the problem? No way. Still full toning never mind in water but even up on the side bone dry. But at the same time the depth is less than other pulse machines running 11.5 (or 15...) such as the Dual Field. This setting has less depth than an Equinox--faint past about 9". (Sens. 2.5 - 3, ATS full) Another thing Im noticing is that this jack in normal usage has moisture in the aperture. It's as if I missed an "O" ring in the box. How does a unit running this much power run with water on the pins? Unstable from the look of it.. cjc
  12. Okay--Im going to qualify and retract the above because I'm now getting the sense that I have a second defective unit. The first got quieter on targets when you increased the Sensitivity. This one shuts down when and after being wet. It also fails the pinch test--the coil is live to interference. As tempting as it is to generalize--I know that others are getting stable results in salt water environments. cjc
  13. I warned them about the Vishay pots. Eric used then on the Aquasearch. I've a bin full of ones that have had to be replaced. First machine got quieter as you increased the Sens. My current machine locks up in salt water and then will not take targets once it's been wet. Trying hard not to generalize. cjc
  14. I've since gotten a response from Alexandre to my enquiry. He's suggested two things: 1/ that I run full ATS at Sens 2. I had tried 3 and 4 but am very hopeful that this will help. 2/ On my last test, I stopped running the cable straight and wrapped it. This could explain why I was not able to replicate okay sidewall performance once did not work a second time. Have two full hunt days left here would love to be wrong. A detuned machine is better than no machine. . cjc
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