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Minelab Sounds
Posted by: Charlives
Date: September 25, 2017 02:45PM
Hello everyone,
I'm a T2 user with tens of thousands of hours of daily hunting. I really want to buy the new Equinox 800. I'd like to ask a question of you Minelab users (assuming the etrac and Equinox have the same sounds). The T2 has a great tone choice called 2+. It allows you to hear death, strength, whether iron or not etc BUT- it is always only one tone per pass over the target. The tone has an infinite amount of sounds, but it's always one tone. The Minelab, on the other hand, seems to produce multiple sounds going over a single target. Something like
blup BLUP BEEP BLUP blup :lol: Why do multiple sounds occur over one target? Do they help once you understand the language?? Thank you!



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2017 03:13PM by Charlives.

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Re: Minelab Sounds
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 25, 2017 05:22PM
Multiple sounds as one swings the coil toward the target is a tell-tale sign that there are different targets with different levels of conductivity near that target.

If one is in ground void of all targets except a silver dime for instance, the Etrac will give one tone quality to that target based on its conductivity.
If there is a nickel in with that dime, you might get two different tone sounds. If there is an iron nail in with the nickel and dime, if you don't have iron disced out, you would probably get a low grunt on the iron, a mid tone on the nickel and high tone on the silver.

I was at an MMD meeting yesterday with a lot of detectorists. This guy with a T2 asked me to check a target. He couldn't tell what it was. I said it is either a wheatback penny or dime. It was a wheat.

Re: Minelab Sounds
Posted by: Charlives
Date: September 25, 2017 06:47PM
Thanks Tony! Here is an example....at the 1:27 mark the coins passes a coin in a bench test...he sometimes gets one tone but mostly gets two quick ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGVZ9qH79dU

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Re: Minelab Sounds
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 25, 2017 07:20PM
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Charlives
Thanks Tony! Here is an example....at the 1:27 mark the coins passes a coin in a bench test...he sometimes gets one tone but mostly gets two quick ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGVZ9qH79dU

That is very normal the further the object is from the coil. But even in that scenario, the human brain can determine by the sounds of coins at the maximum depth of the Etrac whether the odds are great it is a good target.

I listen to the distant hits, then look at my depth meter. If it is around 10 inches and sounds good then I look at the FE/CO numbers but primarily the CO numbers.

On my Explorer XS I'd get no numbers and no discernible beep on an ultradeep coin. All I'd get is a slight wooshing sound and KNEW without a doubt it was a great diggable coin and was always right. The E-trac is a different animal than the Explorer.
It is much better at determining a good target at depth. The sounds will not be great like they are when the coin is within 8 inches of the coil. But they are discernable.

Disclaimer: I am pretty new to the E-trac and don't yet know all there is to know about it. But the more I use it the more I learn these nuances discussed above.

Re: Minelab Sounds
Posted by: Charlives
Date: September 26, 2017 04:35AM
Thank you for the information, Tony!

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