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    An Interesting Case for 2 Tones

    In a previous post of mine, the sticky at the top of this forum, I made the case for using 3 tones based on Low, Medium and High conductive targets; a system I routinely use in hunting our Florida beaches. It's simple, effective and gives me the information I really need.

    The videos below however, make a strong case for 2 tones and the "Dig it All" approach when using the Equinox series detectors. Why? As you'll see in those videos, the tested targets span the VDI spectrum based on metallurgical composition, shape and size. Granted, these are nothing more than air tests which aren't affected by depth, moisture or ground mineralization but they at least provide some indication as to how a variety of targets range the VDI scale based on their individual characteristics.

    If using 2 tones, I would personally set the tone breaks at -9 to 0 using tone pitch 1 indicating probable junk and the second tone break at 1 thru 40 using tone pitch 25.

    If I were interested only in a more detailed target description, I would lean heavily toward the CTX 3030. However, in the type of beach hunting I do, I favor the Multi IQ, faster processor, enhanced sensitivity and weight of the EQX over the CTX...just my personal preference or as I always say, "Just the view from my foxhole."





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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMHH...ature=youtu.be
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    At the beach, I use 50 tones and hunt in all metal. I still dig all non-ferrous, but, I think I get more depth and target info that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelDan View Post
    In a previous post of mine, the sticky at the top of this forum, I made the case for using 3 tones based on Low, Medium and High conductive targets; a system I routinely use in hunting our Florida beaches. It's simple, effective and gives me the information I really need.

    The videos below however, make a strong case for 2 tones and the "Dig it All" approach when using the Equinox series detectors. Why? As you'll see in those videos, the tested targets span the VDI spectrum based on metallurgical composition, shape and size. Granted, these are nothing more than air tests which aren't affected by depth, moisture or ground mineralization but they at least provide some indication as to how a variety of targets range the VDI scale based on their individual characteristics.

    If using 2 tones, I would personally set the tone breaks at -9 to 0 using tone pitch 1 indicating probable junk and the second tone break at 1 thru 40 using tone pitch 25.

    If I were interested only in a more detailed target description, I would lean heavily toward the CTX 3030. However, in the type of beach hunting I do, I favor the Multi IQ, faster processor, enhanced sensitivity and weight of the EQX over the CTX...just my personal preference or as I always say, "Just the view from my foxhole."





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P734...ature=youtu.be


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMHH...ature=youtu.be

    I have written on this before. Can anyone explain why I would want any more than ONE TONE at the beach?

    I am looking for good repeatable targets +1 and better. What do I care if they ring in different? THAT is what I have a number readout for.

    I feel that I get so much more information on target size and depth, length, crispiness in one tone. Also I do not have issues with ignoring a tick that might be in a wrong tone. In my world [one tone] everything gets investigated.


    Dave

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    Dave, I think, more than anything, it’s a purely personal preference. I prefer 3 tones corresponding to low, mid and high conductive targets. If 1 tone is and has been successful for you, that’s what counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midalake View Post
    I have written on this before. Can anyone explain why I would want any more than ONE TONE at the beach?

    I am looking for good repeatable targets +1 and better. What do I care if they ring in different? THAT is what I have a number readout for.

    I feel that I get so much more information on target size and depth, length, crispiness in one tone. Also I do not have issues with ignoring a tick that might be in a wrong tone. In my world [one tone] everything gets investigated.


    Dave
    I don't use 50 tones at the beach to determine whether I dig or not. I use it to better I.D. the target, which is a real advantage when hunting turfed areas at other times.....especially junky ones. At parks, I don't dig everything, as, there are just too many low and mid tones to dig in a lifetime. If old coins are a possibility, I dig 12-13 (nickels) and 19-up. If old coins are unlikely, I'll still dig the nickel sounds, but, only dig 22-up on the high end, so, I don't dig so many zinc cents. At all venues, I usually hunt in all metal and just ignore the bad tones/numbers. It can be overwhelming at first, but, you get used to it after a while. Being able to hear the iron can sometimes ferret out a good target you might otherwise miss if it's partially masked. About the only time I don't hunt in all metal, is at a modern urban park or other area where the iron is REALLY thick. While detecting the beach in 50 tones, I like to play "guess that tune" to keep my ear sharp, and I'm getting pretty good at it too! .
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    Thank you for sharing! Yes...dig it all is the only way

 

 

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