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  1. Thanks for clarifying that point, John. My format is small and light but that lets me ship worldwide and in quantity to buyers who want all 3. Lean and mean. Also, mines the one about finding gold...😁 Thanks for your ongoing support. Kind Regards clive
  2. I'm doing well with the Anfibio lately--its good for going behind the army of NOX hunters--deeper and just as good at spotting quality responses. I let the junk beat these dig all guys. cjc
  3. Thanks for your kind feedback, CPT. The Advanced book is actually the middle one of the series and my favorite for what that's worth. They are meant to be a set so I hope that the entire body of information is of good value to you over time. This machine has a lot of potential but it's easier to unlock that if you start with some solid basic skills and a bit of theory. Good Luck Detecting! clive
  4. I'll say this. Thanks Max for helping to promote my books. I don't consider them to be definitive but they do reflect a lot of time swinging with all types for machines. One thing my top pro buddy said to me years ago that I believe to be true is that "You pay to learn" one way or the other--no exceptions. I also see a lot of hunters who say that they "dig everything". For the new hunter--this is the way to pay the most--with your time. While there are a lot of good specific tweaks and tips on the groups and YouTube, having some general theory under your belt lets you begin to learn on your own and at the actual places you hunt. Simple basic skills will also boost your accuracy and reduce frustration. These are all based upon the simple rules of detector physics. Nowhere in any of these posts and videos do I see any of these "old skills" mentioned but they are the bread and butter of learning to find treasure instead of junk. Just for the record, all of my books sell for $16.95. cjc
  5. Question: When I turn my limited up--targets get quieter. Is there something in your settings that offsets this? Up at full there's practically no response. Thought maybe it was a "pulse in ground" thing but that's not true. Just wondering if I have a machine with problems. cjc
  6. Tony Im shocked thought you were a P.I purist for life. Mind you it's the conditions that dictate and when you know your grades and contours super depth is not necessary. At the same time Its good to have that option. This is why I like the Anchor Electronics Barracuda--very deep --even with a small coil and great in black sand. The Equinox is a good counterpart to the Excal too--just gives you a few more choices--you can knock out alloys, speed it up in fast surge, and run a gold box checker. Handy where you are competing with a lot of hackers--you head to the junk and let that beat them lol. The small SNPI Diver coil is very good too--be a good one to put on a DF. Where I hunt down south all the local pros run Excals and I can tell you--they miss a lot--especially where there are inclines--interference zones. The Excals flaw is that it holds threshold while losing depth. cjc
  7. The TDI platform has a lot of punch but is hard to get the hang of. I n fresh and salt--you are learning to turn it down. The trick is not to wind up with a Dual Field--up at 12 uSc. Sorry you showed it the door--what will take it's place in the super depth category? clive
  8. Great run-down and well selected references, Steve. Thanks! clive
  9. There's no denying the power of the NOX as an edge machine--gets you past a lot of the junk. At the same time the AQ has a lot of potential in the same conditions. It has the ability to get down a lot deeper on objects that are pounded down deep by the waves. Locally, the hackers leave everything in the holes--accuracy is key, not depth. cjc
  10. Really liking the audio information of this detector. If anyone wants to look around there's a great video on the reactivity that shows what it will do. Seeing this showed me how differently the machine is responding well to elongated targets if you change your sweep direction, "feel" around and listen for the double tone or anything that is not centered. For a pulse I dig very little with this detector. While there are certainly hoop earrings, crosses and other targets that would probably sound similar, overall the potential is there to really develop some accuracy. I also like how it "discriminates" between non ferrous and anything that's blending into the ground--including caps (wide / narrow). My beach is very sanded in now but the potential for getting 20" gold with this machine is very exciting. The video shows that its a detector that learning and using your basics with will pay off. cjc
  11. well, I've hit spots that the CTX just nulled on alltogether. I think that in these conditons wide open or at least something like "Tadpole" is best. Overall I feel that having adjustable Rec Spd and FQ weightings (Gold 2 if necessary) helps in black sand. Just never been able to get the right settings with the CTX. Ive seen recommend GB of "6" what do you do with that? cjc
  12. Ya the sand texture tells all. Having a deep pulse can help but gold wont sit in mush for long. A huge breakthrough for me was when I learned to ignore a lot of the tantalizing contours that look like they should be low ground but aren't. Best advice I can give is to use any grade markers you can find to look for the lowest ground on the entire beach--to read the overall grade. If there's no heavy targets there--well you've learnt something lol...
  13. That's a tough hunt--looks like some of my sites here--just no definition / marl access until well into the summer--with a lot of light stuff that's flipped in during winter storms.
  14. That's the point--these kinds of simple skills are transferrable between VLF and PI machines--but without them.... I think it has a lot to do with signal balancing--when you know how a signal relates to the surrounding ground something too weak or too strong is easier to recognize. With a pulse though, signal balancing is not optional--unless you like digging spikes and pins. cjc
  15. ...well said. All detectors have plusses and minuses. Real learning begins when you deal with both. This is why, when a machine like the Equinox comes out--so many think that they can ignore basic skills and that the "tech" will take it's place. Fact is the more powerful the machine--the greater the need for basic skills. I agree with Alexandre though--machines that are based upon Eric's circuits give a lot of information that can be almost as accurate as a VLF in the right hands. My CS6PI tells ferrous from non-ferrous with ease. cjc
  16. That's well said, Steve and herein lies the power of this machine--in conjunction with the reject. I also think that this detector has good, clean optimization--and with practice--this will work well with the amount of audio detail. Those narrow clean high tones are "the money." cjc
  17. As much as I like the CTX in salt--it's not much for black sand. NOX seems to handle it better--more fidelity to manage it ie. Rec Spd. I was very disappointed to see the CTX getting about 10 inches in those conditions. Hoping the Coiltek 15 will get WOT / Sov - like performance although the NOX doesn't seem to handle the stock big coil all that well. With the CTX you have to open it up--or maybe Tadpole 4. Still trying to figure that one out. cjc cjc
  18. that's a good idea. Im on my third brain--and to do the whole silicone thing voids the warr. cjc
  19. In the right hands the CTX is worth every cent. Most hunters these days aren't serious enough to progress to the point where they can tell the difference. cjc
  20. ya 2 tone is a good way to really get a feel for how this machine is performing--and the lower weighted B2 is just plain smoother. with the big coil though the tuning has to be really exact, interesting to see Leighton H talking about running the Coiltek coils way down at 16/17-- I thought that my 19 was low. big difference in how signals enter and sound though--less confounded by all the processing. cjc
  21. Its true neither the CTX or the NOX process a big coil signal all that well. Ive found that breaking up the NOX audio by running 5 tone helps. With the CTX something like an Andy's beach prog in the p2 run N/S gets good depth. in any of the modes that have a lot of screen blocked out there is the potential of overrunning even shallow targets. Going in after with a pulse is shocking. . cjc
  22. Thanks JCR hadn't seen your feedback until now. Glad the book has helped you--love this detector. Great machine for the serious hunter--or even a beginner to learn on. cjc
  23. these are very loud and clean. only thing I would compare then to are Mr. Goldmasters sandorovits @ gmail.com
  24. sorry not to reply for so long not really expecting replies. Hes at: sandorovits @ gmail.com very nice product perfect impedence match for the Anfibio or simplex. c
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