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  1. I am copying part of a post by Badger in NH on the Dankowski forum. Will this beach performance transfer over to hot dirt and more nuggets? I don't know but this guys results are certainly interesting. For the depth testing I had a silver quarter, a silver dime and a medium sized mans 14k gold ring. I had drilled tiny holes in the center of the coins, ran a nylon string through each one and tied a knot on the end. This is to ensure that coins stay flat when buried. I would bury the coin at 15 inches and slowly pull the coin towards the surface a little at a time until it just came into detection range. When I reached the edge of the max depth that the coin could be detected, I grabbed the string where it came out of the sand, pulled up the coin and measured the length of the string. It worked perfectly. The gold ring is attached to the end of a fabric measuring tape. I tested the Tarsacci MDT 8000 against the Minelab Equinox 800. Settings were - Tarsacci - GB 600, SB 26-30 depending on Freq, Sense 7, Threshold 0, Disc 0, Mix mode. Equinox - Beach 1, Sense 23, 2 tones, AM on, recovery 6. To achieve a max depth designation, the detector must have a clear repeatable non-ferrous tone and reasonably accurate numerical ID. Tarsacci max depth on the silver Quarter was 13". Equinox was 10". Tarsacci max depth on the silver Dime was 12.5". Equinox was 9". (All the Tarsacci frequencies picked up the coins at max depth but 6.4 kHz sounded best.) Tarsacci max depth on the gold ring was 13". (All freqs picked it up but 18 kHz sounded best) Equinox had an iffy signal at 11" and 10" but only got a decent tone and ID at 9". I tried radically changing the GB number on the Tarsacci to see what that would do but came back to 600 because it got the best depth. I forgot to test Black Sand mode but will do that another time. So the Tarsacci wins the depth test by a large margin. I am extremely happy with it.
  2. I am frankly surprised that there has been no mention of the Tarsacci MDT 8000 on this prospecting forum. At least I saw none when I did a search of this forum. This detector intrigues me. Supposedly not a PI nor a VLF. Maybe ground breaking tech. Depth somewhere in between a GPX and a VLF but with almost full depth discrimination. It's mainly been marketed as a beach machine but the same features that make it excel on the beach may also be good for hot ground. I am sure it is not a panacea for whatever woes you have with your current machine. It seems you only have the choice of one coil, a 9x11. The tones sound different than what most people are used to. It's not as deep as a GPX or maybe not even a TDI? I don't know, not much info out there as this detector has only been available since mid-December. There are plenty of ways to pick this detector apart that I have not listed but let's look at the positive aspects of it. The Tarsacci may be the first detector that offers better depth than a VLF yet retains good discrimination both tonally and with a VDI number. The manufacturer does not tout it as being hot on small gold but there are a few anecdotal references on forums or youtube questioning whether it may be OK. I dont think it will equal a really hot VLF operating in a high KHZ range but I for one do not care. I get tired of scratching for fly-poop and would welcome a DISCRIMINATING detector that would give me greater depth in hot ground. I know that I am old enough if I dig ten deep nails I am about done for a while so the old proverb of "dig it all" doesn't work for me any more. One thing that really struck me is the ability to use the salt balance feature to totally eliminate certain(many?) hotrocks. I can think of more than a few scenarios where this detectors capabilities may produce some gold in the poke. So yes, I am surprised I see no discussion or even a mention of it as a candidate for a gold nugget machine.
  3. Steve Herschbach

    Nokta/Makro AU Gold Finder User Guide

    Version 2018

    1 download

    Nokta/Makro AU Gold Finder User Manual, 1.06 MB pdf file, 24 pages Nokta/Makro AU Gold Finder Data & Reviews Nokta/makro AU Gold Finder - Steve's Review Nokta/Makro Metal Detector Forum
  4. Steve Herschbach

    Nokta/Makro CF77 Coin Finder User Guide

    Version 2015


    Nokta/Makro CF77 Coin Finder User Guide, 1.5 MB pdf file, 18 pages Nokta/Makro Data & Reviews Nokta/Makro Metal Detector Forum
  5. Steve Herschbach

    Nokta/Makro Anfibio User Guide

    Version KKAF241018EN


    Nokta/Makro Anfibio 14 | 19 | Multi User Manual, 1.73 MB pdf file, 36 pages Nokta/Makro Anfibio 14 Data & Reviews Nokta/Makro Anfibio 19 Data & Reviews Nokta/Makro Metal Detector Forum
  6. Steve Herschbach

    Minelab Safari User Guide

    Version 4901-0070 Rev 1.1


    Minelab Safari Instruction Manual, 2.7 MB pdf file, 67 pages Minelab Safari Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  7. Version 4901-0230-3


    Minelab Go-Find 22 / 44 / 66 Getting Started Guide, 2.12 MB pdf file, 4 pages Minelab Go-Find 22 Data & Reviews Minelab-Go-Find 44 Data & Reviews Minelab Go-Find 66 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  8. Hi, I'm not trying to start any trouble here. A Quest Q40 pretty much fell in my lap for 1/4 of the retail price. I have had the former Deteknix pinpointer and the small ear cup wireless headphones with the plug in wireless module for several years. Both of those products have been trouble free and excellent in quality after loads of use. So, when this Q40 deal came about I thought: what the heck, FTP and Quest seem to have come to an agreement, Quest is partially an American company and I like their other products. Well, the Q40 is a very nice detector indeed. It feels and operates very well. It has plenty of adjustments and is customizable for discrimination and for tones. It really locks on to coins well so far. Most of all for me, it has a very comfortable hand grip, feels much lighter and better balanced than my Equinoxes, has wireless audio, Li-Po USB charging for the detector and has a very adjustable shaft system. It does not remind me of any particular company's detector but it does have many separate modern features that all of the other manufacturers have. Its like a combination of every company except maybe Tesoro. I would not feel hesitant about taking it anywhere to detect for coins, jewelry and relics. Until FTP and Nokta/Makro come out with their new models sometime soon (I hope,) the Quest 40 is a very viable option for someone looking to use a modern designed, single frequency 13kHZ VLF, with lots of features (the pinpointing is outstanding unlike my Nox) that the big boys have for a lower price and it can hunt. I can only imagine what the newly designed Quest Pro is like... Jeff
  9. Steve Herschbach

    Minelab Eureka Gold User Guide

    Version 4901-0046 Rev 3


    Minelab Eureka Gold Instruction Manual, 2.25 MB pdf file, 3 pages Minelab Eureka Gold Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  10. Steve Herschbach

    Minelab E-Trac User Guide

    Version 4901-0065-1.3


    Minelab E-Trac Instruction Manual, 4.2 MB pdf file, 49 pages Minelab E-Trac Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  11. Steve Herschbach

    Garrett Ace 200 User Guide

    Version 1534100.A.0316

    1 download

    Garrett Ace 200 Owner's Manual, 2.91 MB pdf file, 21 pages Garrett Ace 200 Data & Reviews Garrett Metal Detector Forum
  12. Steve Herschbach

    Garrett GTI 2500 User Guide

    Version 1525000.H 0912


    Garrett GTI 2500 Owner's Manual, 1.39 MB pdf file, 102 pages Garrett GTI 2500 Data & Reviews Garrett Metal Detector Forum
  13. Steve Herschbach

    White's Coinmaster User Guide

    Version 621-0519

    1 download

    White's Coinmaster Instruction Manual, 997 KB pdf file, 4 pages White's Coinmaster Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  14. Steve Herschbach

    White's TM-808 User Guide

    Version 621-0499 Rev 6/10


    White's TM-808 Instruction Manual, 453 KB pdf file, 20 pages Post 1996 models without Cave Mode White's TM-808 Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  15. Version 621-0382 Rev 9/96


    White's TM-808 Instruction Manual, 1.47 MB pdf file, 24 pages Pre-1997 models with Cave Mode White's TM-808 Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  16. Version 621-0552 8/15


    White's TreasureMaster | Treasurepro Owner's Manual, 924 KB pdf file, 20 pages White's TreasureMaster Data & Reviews White's TreasurePro Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  17. Steve Herschbach

    White's Xventure User Guide

    Version 621-0554


    White's Xventure User's Guide, 317 KB pdf file, 8 pages White's Xventure Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  18. Steve Herschbach

    White's MX7 User Guide

    Version 10/3/17

    1 download

    White's MX7 Owner's Manual, 544 KB pdf file, 28 pages White's MX7 Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  19. Steve Herschbach

    White's XLT User Guide

    Version 2001 E-Series

    1 download

    White's XLT Owner's Guide, 1.08 MB pdf, 56 pages White's XLT Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  20. Steve Herschbach

    White's DFX | DFX 300 User Guide

    Version 621-0454-1C 5/2008


    White's DFX / DFX 300 Owner's Guide, 10.15 MB pdf, 64 pages White's DFX Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  21. Steve Herschbach

    White's MX5 User Guide

    Version 621-0540 V1.1


    White's MX5 Owner's Manual, 600 KB pdf file, 24 pages White's Metal Detector Forum
  22. Steve Herschbach

    Depar DPR 600 User Guide

    Version 11/2016


    Depar DPR600 User's Manual, 4.4 MB pdf file, 30 pages XP Metal Detector Forum
  23. Steve Herschbach

    Garrett Ace 400 User Guide

    Version 1534300.A.0216

    1 download

    Garrett Ace 400 Owner's Manual, 2.5 MB pdf file, 29 pages Garrett Ace 400 Data & Reviews Garrett Metal Detector Forum
  24. Steve Herschbach

    Garrett Ace 300 User Guide

    Version 1534200.A.0216

    1 download

    Garrett Ace 300 Owner's Manual, 2.96 MB pdf file, 26 pages Garrett Ace 300 Data & Reviews Garrett Metal Detector Forum
  25. Steve Herschbach

    Garrett Ace 150 | 250 User Guide

    Version 1526100.K 2015

    1 download

    Garrett Ace 150 / Ace 250 Owner's Manual, 1.41 MB pdf file, 18 pages Garrett Ace 250 Data & Reviews Garrett Metal Detector Forum