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If i lower my volume gain does ir affect depth?
Posted by: MEV
Date: May 31, 2018 07:13PM
I'm thinking next time i Will lower my volume gain to 8 , so that i know when it's a deep Target, becuase if i ran gain at 30 theres no diffrence in sound if Target is deep or shallow but i'm affraid i Will lose depth. Am i wrong?

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Re: If i lower my volume gain does ir affect depth?
Posted by: CT Todd
Date: May 31, 2018 08:38PM
The volume gain setting is there to help weaker targets have enough of a return signal to be recognized and make a sound. Turning down your volume gain will cost you targets as you just won't hear the targets that are at the edge of detection. Setting up your CTX so that you can tell how deep a target is because the signal is faint is a bad idea. You will be much further ahead to adjust the volume gain in the range of 25-28 and hear all the target signals and decide how deep they are with your shovel.



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Re: If i lower my volume gain does ir affect depth?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: May 31, 2018 09:25PM
To add to what Todd said,raising your coil gradually to see where the target stops responding will also tell you something about the depth. If the signal goes away as soon as you start raising the coil an inch or two,it’s deeper. If you can raise the coil 3-5” before it goes away, it’s not that deep. If it still responds at 2 feet off the ground you’re in trouble,unless youre hunting hubcaps.

Re: If i lower my volume gain does ir affect depth?
Posted by: MEV
Date: June 01, 2018 01:15AM
Ok thanks for your response!!

Re: If i lower my volume gain does ir affect depth?
Posted by: Ben Town
Date: June 01, 2018 07:39AM
I ran my VG at 30 only because I had cheap headphones that would not let my old ears pick up those faint signals.
Since I got a good pair of headphones I’ve turned the VG down to 26 and now I get detail in the sound thru the headphones , much better
BT

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