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9" coil
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: February 06, 2019 05:53AM
ML....... if you are watching...... we really need a 9" coil for water hunting. The 6" has been impressive..... but its coverage ... ugh. I know someone locally.... believe it of not hes using the 6" in the water just because of its sensitivity and depth which in the salt water with setting adjustments can be as hot at the 11. Hes doing crazy good with that tiny coil. I dont have the patience and i cringe at what he might be missing...... but when you hunt behind him and you have 1 gold and ends up with 3 and are using the standard coil you start to wonder....... but man thats a tiny coil.



MDT 8000, EQ 800, CTX, Blue Xcals
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Re: 9" coil
Posted by: RichW
Date: February 06, 2019 08:08AM
Don't think they are listening. Lots of people have been asking for a 9" coil since the Equinox introduction. Lots of people also asked for a 9" coil for the CTX. With the price of their coils you'd think they'd be on it. I use the 6" in the water and have made some great finds with it. It does seem small and the stock coil seems too big to me. If Minelab offered a 9" coil it would stay on my Equinox.

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Re: 9" coil
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: February 06, 2019 03:19PM
I hear ya. I mean this machine is gaining in popularity....it’s multi use....but not having coils for those modes limits it’s full potential.



MDT 8000, EQ 800, CTX, Blue Xcals
Dew Meeker

Totally agree.N/T
Posted by: RichW
Date: February 06, 2019 05:47PM

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Re: 9" coil
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: February 06, 2019 05:54PM
How about 6 x 9 oval maybe.. you get the separation of the 6in coil with the depth of the 9in coil ..

Re: 9" coil
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: February 06, 2019 05:55PM
Does Minelab pay any attention to their customers?? We spend a lot of money on better headphones, better shafts, better coils, etc And minilab ignores us. They have to be missing out on a lot of business by ignoring what their customers want. But dang it they build some very good machines.



Minelab Sovereign GT With an assortment of coils
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Re: 9" coil
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: February 07, 2019 04:55AM
George..... normally id say NO...... but with the Nox who cant say CS has improved a 1000 percent. I think they did listen to us..... most of us wanted these changes over the Xcal. Lith batteries, more sensitivity to smaller gold, better depth in the wet and dry sand, TID screen, travel shaft, a bit larger coil for more coverage, and something we could use OFF the beach......AND they made it at half the price with 3 times the warranty of an Xcal... not to mention repairs went way down. All that and they threw in Blue Tooth and easy charging.

I i like the narrow coils like the NELs as well.... but sometimes that limits how much sensitivity you can use. Id be HAPPY with a 9" much like the Xcals coil.... if they would narrow the center RX portion. It would make the machine a whole lot less nose heavy.......and id think improve sensitivity and in the water use. All those wings on the current coil might look good by they serve no purpose...... and really creates more drag in the water and has to catch more stuff in the fields and Relic hunting.



MDT 8000, EQ 800, CTX, Blue Xcals
Dew Meeker

Re: 9" coil
Posted by: Mkus
Date: February 07, 2019 05:54AM
I hear you with the 9" my deus 9" HF is the perfect size! I'd never buy the 6"

Re: 9" coil
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: March 02, 2019 03:25PM
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dewcon4414
ML....... if you are watching...... we really need a 9" coil for water hunting. The 6" has been impressive..... but its coverage ... ugh. I know someone locally.... believe it of not hes using the 6" in the water just because of its sensitivity and depth which in the salt water with setting adjustments can be as hot at the 11. Hes doing crazy good with that tiny coil. I dont have the patience and i cringe at what he might be missing...... but when you hunt behind him and you have 1 gold and ends up with 3 and are using the standard coil you start to wonder....... but man I dont have the patience and i cringe at what he might be missing.thats a tiny coil.

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"I don't have the patience and i cringe at what he might be missing"....Re 9" coil.


Hey Dew.....If you have limited patients, then why not 'spend' more on that problem; (time)?

Believe me,; you won't necessarily find more in such circumstances, because of a bigger coil.

If your mate is so successful with his 6", then he must be 'doing it right'.

The larger the coverage of a coil, the greater the 'attendant-negative-factors' incurred; including retarding 'drag' in water.

Remember, the energy supplied to the smaller coil, is the same as that to the larger one; If correctly matched to the E-Trac.

Therefor the smaller coil focuses a stronger field within its limited range (along its central axis,) than does the larger coil over that region.

THAT's JUST ONE OF IT's ADVANTAGES


After that, it's advantage is dependent on the user's sweep/searching disciplines; which your mate appears to successfully employ.

That factor, (with luck involved), will always win the day.

I love the smaller coils


Good luck..whatever you choose to hunt with....matt

p.s. Dew........How can you possibly cringe over something you have no knowledge of..(i.e. what he's missing.)?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2019 03:28PM by metalpopper.

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