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Posted by: GNILAEH
Date: February 11, 2012 02:38PM
Any difference in tones ( silver vs clad ) like what i have read about the 705 between the 505 vs 705 ?

Re: tones
Posted by: Blank Planet
Date: February 11, 2012 05:48PM
havnt used the 505 but it would be diff because it goes up in lots of 3 on the notch discrimnation and the 705 in lots of 2 so the tones would be different.

blank planet

Re: tones
Posted by: Digger
Date: February 11, 2012 08:05PM
Using multiple tone on any X-TERRA, regardless of the model, there is a separate tone assigned to each notch segment. Therefore, the more notches you have available, the more tones there are, and that makes it easier to discern the targets.
(from my eBook)

However, some targets fall into the same notch segment, thus sound the same, regardless of whether they are clad or silver. For example, as you can see in the chart below (which is in my eBook), some silver dimes can read the same as clad dimes. Likewise, some silver quarters can read the same as clad quarters. That is just the way it is, because of the target properties.
(from my eBook)

I've read comments from some who say they are able to tell the difference between clad and silver, simply by the audio tone. But even when using a detector with the electronic capabilities of the E-TRAC, (35 ferrous X 50 non-ferrous notch segments = 1750 possible target combinations represented by 1750 notch segments), it is not always true. Some silver dimes will read the same as a clad dime, regardless of the detector you are using. And when they read the same, they'll sound the same. JMHO HH Randy

You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"

After 45-years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.

Re: tones
Posted by: GNILAEH
Date: February 15, 2012 06:04PM
THEN i did read the book correctly on tones. Thx guys.

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