540 Sensitivity ?


Sr. Member
Dec 3, 2017
Franklin, KY
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800 XP Deus 2 Vanquish 540
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
It affects depth to a certain degree, but it also affects how smaller items are detected. Higher sensitivity will pick up deeper/larger targets, but will also amplify smaller/shallower targets at the same time.


Silver Member
Jan 7, 2007
Northern Illinois
Detector(s) used
Whites XLT
Minelab vanquish, Quest x10 pro
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
When adjusting the sensitivity on the 540 up or down. Does that effect depth up or down ?
On my vanquish running at two notches down from max sensitivity I am finding bb sized pieces of lead and other very small targets at 7 inches deep. Prolly better to run less sensitivity for coins or jewelry.

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