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To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: Dancer
Date: November 21, 2018 05:18AM
The audio hi/lo. Lo/hi technology that's carried on Garrett Pulse Induction is something that maybe no other company has (not even close)
A old and loved brand of Beep & Dig machines manufacture has recently shut their doors. "When one door closes, another one opens." So the Infinium is discontinued, the ATX, (I'm not going to make any statements) So I think that leaves the Sea Hunter. Is that right? So there is a clamor on other forums
for a analog machine , with tone ID. Who has a better tone ID for a non screen machine? Park, relic, beach hunting. Gotta be easier to make , technology is already there. Hard hitting, no nonsense. Maybe instead of knobs, push buttons like the ATX. Remember hi/lo. Lo/ hi
Dancer

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Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: lytle78
Date: November 21, 2018 08:20AM
The hi/lo - lo/hi technology you talk about is a feature of the ground balancing system of the Infinium. It is not a Garrett innovation, most - if not all ground balancing PI detectors feature this including the Whites TDI.



Rick Kempf

Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: Dancer
Date: November 21, 2018 08:49AM
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lytle78
The hi/lo - lo/hi technology you talk about is a feature of the ground balancing system of the Infinium. It is not a Garrett innovation, most - if not all ground balancing PI detectors feature this including the Whites TDI.

Well cool. Didn't know that. So you think someone might consider this. Rumor that a foreign company (of course) is thinking of a machine like this built for North America. A lot, I mean a lot of people would feel more comfortable with a Garrett like this.
Gotta a buddy hunts a Dual Field, says only one tone. But that's the Dual Field.

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Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 21, 2018 06:31PM
I do like the idea of making a decent analog machine. The audio is really superior to digital. An interesting comment to this, is that an electronic engineer here at the University recently designed a guitar pedal, which when plugged into a tubeless amplifier, will give the same gain and tone quality as a tube amplifier. Tube amplifiers for electric guitars have always been paramount for their tone quality compared with solid state, digital amplifiers. If this same technology can be applied to today's metal detectors, it would probably eliminate the need for a lot of the older components.

Garrett seems to have an attraction to pulse induction designs. Up until recently, they had 3 available. The Sea Hunter, the Infinium and the ATX. I wonder if yet a new, affordable PI machine with discrimination might be coming down the tubes? Just a guess though!




Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: Gamma_Joe
Date: November 21, 2018 09:07PM
Years ago I had a Garrett AT3 Beach Hunter. After a lot of testing on salt beaches, I learned to treat it as a pure "beep and dig" machine. The Garrett bell tone said "dig for sure". The other, plain tone said "dig maybe junk or maybe gold".

From there I went with the GTI2500, which is now my "go-to" machine. Set the notches for the desired targets, and it feels like a good old fashioned "beep and dig" -- bell tone, regular tone, iron buzz. It's just good old deep and accurate. Plus, the imaging shows the target's size and depth while pinpointing, and that is superb.

Maybe it's a generation after plain "beep and dig", but it has the same confident and familiar feel.

Cheers,

Joe

Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: Dancer
Date: November 23, 2018 06:03AM
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John-Edmonton
I do like the idea of making a decent analog machine. The audio is really superior to digital. An interesting comment to this, is that an electronic engineer here at the University recently designed a guitar pedal, which when plugged into a tubeless amplifier, will give the same gain and tone quality as a tube amplifier. Tube amplifiers for electric guitars have always been paramount for their tone quality compared with solid state, digital amplifiers. If this same technology can be applied to today's metal detectors, it would probably eliminate the need for a lot of the older components.

Garrett seems to have an attraction to pulse induction designs. Up until recently, they had 3 available. The Sea Hunter, the Infinium and the ATX. I wonder if yet a new, affordable PI machine with discrimination might be coming down the tubes? Just a guess though!

John, have you heard something ? Rest of us are like mushrooms ( kept in the dark)
Dancer

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Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: lytle78
Date: November 23, 2018 08:29AM
The rumored PI you might have heard of just might be the Manta. This is a French project which was acquired by First Texas (Fisher) in 2017 and is being moved through final development towards hopeful production release. It is a salt beach machine with useful iron ID. It is focused on finding gold jewelry in salt water.

Further development is taking place on a land version for nugget hunting as well.

https://www.findmall.com/read.php?34,2449968,2468127#msg-2468127



Rick Kempf

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Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 23, 2018 11:00PM
No.......I sit beside you in the dark too.

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Re: To All Garrett engineers & Management in the World !
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 23, 2018 11:01PM
No....I am quite familiar with that prototype.

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