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What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 03, 2017 05:00AM
I'm just relating my experiences with the Infinium / Atx type of tones. When I first got my Infinium I pretty much dug just about everything. After a couple buckets of trash , like all of us , started to wise up a little. So after who knows how many tabs and such, I started to eliminate a lot of the trash. I believe the tones are about the same for the Atx as the Infinium. I will tell you this, my AT Pro was my Gold getter until I started to get the hang with the pulse induction. Gold comes slow for me, but after eliminating the many obvious tab signals the Infinium has accounted for my last 5 pieces of gold. My buddy does well with his Dualfield, but says he can't tell any tone difference. He digs everything. I've found by listening, I can get a lot of use with the pulse in mud, dry sand, and wet / wading. Still dig the many iffy signals and it pays off. Funny, just don't read much about the tone advantages on other sites.

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Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: March 03, 2017 11:33AM
WELL, a deep, well kept secret..is now out of the bag...

It really depends on the time I have to detect an area and how many signals I am getting. Large area, little time, lots of signals - "discriminate".
Is the area a local one or on some remote island I will never get back to will also add a factor to the decision I make as to what I will detect.
Dig the Hi-Lo tones and miss the silver. Dig the Lo-Hi only and miss the gold. Either way you will dig some "trash" and maybe a very good target.

With the Infinium you "waste" more time trying to eliminate iron than with the ATX push button. My biggest love for the ATX even though it is tough to press with winter gauntlet gloves on.

On one hunt at a never before detected beach (for me) I was digging all targets. Several gold in the pouch and time was getting short, went cherry picking, pass up many targets not of the "golden tones" and ended up with 3 more gold. I may have only seen one of had I not cherry picked and dug all targets. Time wisely spent!

PS for Excalibur swingers...I also use the Hi, Mid, Low tones to make a decision, along with the other above factors if I will dig a target.
This did get me into a dilemma by disregarding the Null signal. On the fourth day on an island far away, the gold was getting scarce, I dug a Null and found it to be a $2 coin...next two and a half days netted more than $80 in two dollar coins. Maybe it was wise to get the gold then the lesser value signals, time and other signals allowing.

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 03, 2017 12:13PM
Gold plus Tuneies, now there was some day there WW. Most tabs for me are long, drawn out tones. The Beaver tails don't bother me so much, cause they can sound close to nickel/gold. So gotta dig them. But, Bobbie pins and tent pegs do suck me in more than they should. I guess that's what a Atx push button iron check comes in handy for.
Hunting a outfield area last fall. The whole field had been vacuumed. I mean not one tab and just a piece of wire until. At deep left center, I got a bit. I remember saying to myself, this is something good. Little over 4", a 14K Yellow Gold band. Sometimes you just know.

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Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: flysar
Date: March 03, 2017 03:40PM
I sold my ATX and kept the Infinium; I sure miss the iron test push button. More convenient and worked deeper than the Infinium in my testing.
I like the two-tone ID and dig hi-lo only unless I have more time. Unfortunately I don't have a pull tab ear so I end up digging all low conductors.

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Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: March 10, 2017 10:40AM
I love the hi-lo/lo hi signals. That, combined with the strength of the signal and audio duration helps with guessing what the target will be. :thumbup:

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: March 10, 2017 06:14PM
Any tone differences if it's white gold ? platinum ? Would 24k always be a "low/high" regardless of shape or size? Trying to learn as much about this detector as I can now

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Good question. A large man's gold class ring can read from Indian Head-low-med Cu 1 cent
Posted by: vlad
Date: March 10, 2017 07:48PM
on a VLF.... where do the come in on this detector?

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 11, 2017 04:54AM
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stephenscool
Any tone differences if it's white gold ? platinum ? Would 24k always be a "low/high" regardless of shape or size? Trying to learn as much about this detector as I can now

All the gold rings I've found had that sharp hi/lo sound. Except one, my last. I would call it on the iffy side. Have no Plat. to compare it with. But there are a couple or a few very knowledgeable Atx hunters on this forum who can be of lot more help.

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Ozleif
Date: March 11, 2017 06:11PM
Normal size Platinum like Gold rings are Hi/Lo, however there are rings in the Lo/Hi area worn by people that like to be noticed.

Some high purity Gold nuggets starting around 1 Oz will also give Lo/Hi sound as will some gold included with ironstone.

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 16, 2017 07:07PM
Learn about digging those drawn out signals after a while. Hunted a stretch of dry sand I knew to have many tabs, bottle caps, some rusty nails etc. So I hunted down abt 40 yards. Didn't dig the drawn out signals, marked them with a X. Did dig iffy signals. At the end I had 8 coins, about 5 Bobby pins. (I admit they suck me in) Couple beer caps. On way back, dug every X. Everyone was junk, but did find 2 coins that I had missed. If I'd been wading, and dug everything, sure would have been one tired puppy. Now what happens where I wade a lot is a lack of any targets. So I dig most of them, but rarely miss calling a tab. The Beaver tails are something else, very hard for me tell most of the time even on land. To me they are very close to nickel / gold ring sound. On the lo/hi signals, tent pegs sound like shallow quarter's. Until after a few scoops, wait a minute, no quarter sounds that good that deep. I'm hunting a Garrett Infinium, which I understand is similar sounding to the Atx.

Re: What do you guys think about the hi/lo. Lo/hi tones ?
Posted by: Booty Hunter
Date: April 07, 2017 05:28PM
So you'd pass on a nice silver ring if it wasn't the correct tone? For me, it's more of how hard the tone hits. I usually dig it all except the long drawn out tones that I know are junk. Like someone else posted, signals are so far and few between you have to dig them all unless you know for sure they are junk. I've pulled up a few descent rings that surprised me due to their tone not sounding that good.

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