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Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: dirt lizard
Date: February 23, 2018 06:14AM
Which one does everyone use more of and which one would be better?

Minelab Equinox 600, Teknetics T2 classic

Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: gonzo1968
Date: February 23, 2018 08:30AM
I would like to know as well. I tried auto when I first got the unit, but started playing with it. Not sure what it does.

Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: February 23, 2018 07:18PM
Where I live in N.H. I use manual. On auto I get a lot of penny range signals at full depth.
Also they just dont sound "right". I run the sens where most of them go away. Depth doesnt
seem to suffer. 8" still comes in loud, sharp, & with a good ID #. Beyond 8" you are at the mercy of many variables.

Probably best to find a clean playground, clean it out of everything then do some testing at different sens levels.
Keep in mind the less you ask the MD to calculate the faster it can run.


Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: February 24, 2018 09:48AM
Manual almost all the time. I have found that 16-17 is where I set it for parks unless I just want to skim the surface for fresh drops and if I'm around tot-lot structures, I come down to 10 or even less. You want to get as close to the metal pipes around the swings and slides etc; without it nulling out. I think a lot of guy's stay away from them especially newbies with cheap metal detectors. I like to hear all the coins including pennies (I usually pass on them) but once in awhile, if I get a 35 and it seems larger than a penny should be, I'll dig it because it could be a collectible domestic coin or a collectible foreign coin that's larger than a penny 'footprint' or may even be a thin women's gold? ring or jewellery!!! If it sounds different,even though it comes up a 35 or there about's, I'll dig. Of course a silver dollar comes in at around 35 but anyone would know that you have one of those under your coil!lolI still don't trust the auto setting. Its supposed to change the sens; according to the terrain but I always feel that you loose a little depth and also I'm giving up some 'control' over my detector!!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2018 10:10AM by Goldstrike.

Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: sasquache
Date: March 04, 2018 05:38AM
Manual for me auto had no Depth.

Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: Bigtom123
Date: March 14, 2018 08:24AM
Manual for me auto had no Depth.

Manual all day,as sasquache said..I’ve run both in my test garden,,auto won’t touch a 8 inch dime..manual sens as low as 10 just smacks it hard.

Re: Auto or manual sens?
Posted by: kschae4
Date: March 18, 2018 10:39AM
I run in relic and all metal mode so it's Auto for me. I need to squeeze every inch of depth that I can out of the 8 x 6 SEF.

Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find:,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

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