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More Information On The Sun Ray Original White Solid S-12 Ultra Depth & The Current S-12 Intruder Spider Coils
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 25, 2012 06:36PM
Some more Sovereign coil folklore gets nailed down and brought to reality!

I just got this direct from Ralph at Sun Ray and it's EXCELLENT information that should clear up a few mysteries on these two coils, along with a few other urban legends about Sovereign coil pre-amps and cable shielding that have been floating around one way or the other for years.

A picture of the solid white S-12 Ultra Depth coil has already been found and posted in this sticky, and of course of the currently made black S-12 Intruder spider coil that replaced it, along with the currently made Sun Ray S-5 (5.5") trash coil.

Ralph clears up any mystery about any different versions made of both S-12 coils in this response, such as blurbs I've seen from others in the past vaguely made about two different colors of the S-12 Intruder's coil cable that exist.

Sun Ray of course has a prominent place in the rich history of Sovereign coils. Some coils from various companies have come and gone, while others are still made to this day, and of course there have been very recent additions as well for Sovereign owners to choose from. Who knows what the future holds in terms of what various companies might come out with next for the Sovereign line. I know if Sun Ray ever adds another Sovereign coil to sit along side their currently made S-12 Intruder and S-5, many among us will be the first in line to get one.

Among other excellent accessories Sun Ray has made for the Sovereign, their coils deserve distinction and consideration. Many swear by the light weight and deep performance of the S-12 Intruder. This coil seems very popular among water hunters for one. The S-5 coil is also a favorite choice among serious hunters in heavy trash that would make any other coil cry mercy. I know I love mine.

It's worth mentioning here a few other favorite Sun Ray accesseries Sovereign owners like to use. The Pro Gold heaphones with limiter are a favorite among many Sovereign owners, as are there in line probes.

Here's the long awaited excellent information from Ralph. Thanks again Ralph for helping to clear up a little of the past and current history of Sun Ray coils for the Sovereign, as well as a few other urban legends that seem to roam among Sovereign users!

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Ralph Sun Ray
There was only one version of the Ultra Depth S-12 - it was a solid 12" pancake type coil - the Intruder S-12 is a 12.5" spider coil. I have no pictures of the Ultra Depth S-12. Sometimes you will see someone post a picture on one of the forums. As for the Intruder S-12, the original cable was grey. However, shortly after the X-12 (Explorer/Etrac FBS version) was manufactured we began using the double-shielded co-axial black cable on the S-12 as it was not only more flexible (especially in cold weather) but also provided additional shielding, where as the other Sovereign cables were unshielded and relied on the coil circuitry for EMI reduction. Whether there was (is) an added benefit by using the shielded cable is uncertain but it certainly didn't hurt. By the way, there have been statements made on some forums, etc. that some Sovereign coils do or do not have circuitry (pre-amps). All Sovereign coils have the pre-amp circuitry in the coil or it will not function properly - whether they are Minelab OEM or aftermarket. Hope this helps. Sorry for the delay in my response as I have been quite busy.

Ralph (Sun Ray)



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Edited 8 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2012 06:56PM by Critterhunter.


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