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Yes, a new 'toy' that isn't a bad pick for many uses.

February 13, 2020 06:14AM avatar
Kickindirt:
Monte congrats on the new toy! Hope you really like it. Cant wait to hear your thoughts on that machine. I think you will find that the multi IQ tech has it's own set of unique rules.

Thanks, and yes, it is another 'toy', and just like a kid's toy you're either going to like it or not. Use it or leave it in the corner or toy box. It arrived Monday, and with better weather I have been out a little each day with it trying to get to know it better. Taking it along today on a ghost town hunt where dense iron hangs out just to give it a chance to impress me there. However, I determined before I ever bought it that it was not likely to be a good 'fit' in my Relic Hunting Team of detectors for a few reasons. The main reason is that it doesn't handle dense Iron nail or other ferrous challenges well.

I'm not saying it is 'terrible' in Iron, but I can assure anyone that it is not up in the better-class of Iron Nail or other annoying ferrous junk handling models I own and use.

However, as I sort out the tings I don't like about it, I am also acknowledging its strengths, and as an urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting device it is working well. Too many people offer up statements or forum posts that overly-praise the Simultaneous Multi-Frequency detectors. They either don't have enough field-time in with them and also with a good single-frequency or selectable-frequency detector to learn and know the goods and bads of both ... or ... they are blind to reality and simply absorb a lot of the marketing hype those manufacturers put out.

Like the Equinox models, the Multi-IQ SMF can work OK for a lot of search site applications, especially when not too challenges by iron junk. But the EQ's design to allow the user to select Single frequency operation over simultaneous does have its advantage. I bought the 540 Pro package and have both the smaller 5X8 DD and larger 9X12 DD, but I'm only working with the "more useful" (to me) 5X8 DD to handle the trashier places I'm searching. I'll get to the larger size coil when we move more into spring weather for open-area searches.

Doing several side-by-side comparisons with my four Relic Hunting models the Vanquish 540 w/5X8 DD can't compete with their handling when Iron Nail testing. And I don't care for the ratchet Pinpointing design, but at least it isn't too fast. There was no User Manual, but even then they don't do a great job of explaining the functions for all settings or for the different pre-set search modes. A couple of other less-impressive things I'll mention in a product review. That said, there are enough positives that it definitely has a 'fit' in my Regular-Use Detector Outfit as part of my Coin & Jewelry Hunting Team, especially since I am trimming a lot of units lately.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2020 06:15AM by Monte.
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Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

Monte 257 February 11, 2020 06:28AM

Update on my progress ... Going to check a 'Manufacturer Glitch' today.

Monte 147 February 14, 2020 08:16AM

Who Are You! ? And what have you done with the REAL MONTE ?. N/T

UtahRich 147 February 11, 2020 03:49PM

Re: Who Are You! ? And what have you done with the REAL MONTE ?.

OregonGregg 147 February 14, 2020 07:05AM

Favorite types of Pie ?

UtahRich 132 February 14, 2020 08:47AM

Re: Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

diggindeep 159 February 11, 2020 10:25AM

Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

Monte 171 February 13, 2020 08:14AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

jmaryt 165 February 13, 2020 11:53AM

If I'm enjoying a detector and finding stuff ... that's 'FUN.' thumbs up N/T

Monte 137 February 13, 2020 12:13PM

I enjoy myself not finding stuff smiling smiley N/T

glabelle 141 February 13, 2020 12:22PM

Yes, just getting out detecting can be fun.

Monte 135 February 14, 2020 03:12AM

Re: Yes, just getting out detecting can be fun.

jmaryt 120 February 14, 2020 03:21PM

Funny you should mention that

UtahRich 133 February 13, 2020 10:55PM

Re: Funny you should mention that. Exactly Rich

Kickindirt 119 February 14, 2020 12:42AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

diggindeep 146 February 13, 2020 09:37AM

Back to you, sharing our opinions and experiences.

Monte 137 February 13, 2020 01:12PM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

glabelle 142 February 13, 2020 12:21PM

But I used a single-freqquency detector to accomplish the same thing. N/T

Monte 128 February 13, 2020 01:16PM

The detector of choice is

UtahRich 143 February 13, 2020 11:08PM

Re: The detector of choice is

diggindeep 145 February 14, 2020 09:24AM

Re: The detector of choice is

glabelle 133 February 14, 2020 09:53AM

Passing thoughts and personal experiences from afield.

Monte 154 February 15, 2020 12:10PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 139 February 14, 2020 07:22PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 163 February 15, 2020 07:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 139 February 15, 2020 11:31AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 126 February 15, 2020 12:30PM

A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

UtahRich 142 February 15, 2020 04:47PM

A Little Help From Your Friends . . .but ya wasn't there to help.

OregonGregg 156 February 16, 2020 08:16AM

Hey, Rich. I wasn't that harsh, just wondering.confused smiley

Monte 122 February 16, 2020 07:34AM

Re: Hey, Rich. I wasn't that harsh, just wondering.confused smiley

glabelle 118 February 16, 2020 09:26AM

George, I put up another post to continue this discussion:

Monte 123 February 16, 2020 10:06AM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

glabelle 129 February 15, 2020 07:56PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Kickindirt 119 February 15, 2020 08:19PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Remfire 121 February 15, 2020 07:33PM

You said: "I got it because it may be great for GT hunting."

Monte 157 February 15, 2020 01:04PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 152 February 15, 2020 09:03AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 121 February 15, 2020 08:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 132 February 15, 2020 09:07AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 121 February 15, 2020 05:25PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 133 February 16, 2020 09:15PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 152 February 15, 2020 09:02AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 128 February 15, 2020 12:14PM

Re: Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

Kickindirt 154 February 11, 2020 08:48AM

Yes, a new 'toy' that isn't a bad pick for many uses.

Monte 166 February 13, 2020 06:14AM

Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley And some testing Attachments

glabelle 159 February 11, 2020 08:10AM

"Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

Monte 130 February 12, 2020 08:53AM

Re: "Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

Kickindirt 120 February 12, 2020 01:10PM

Joel, I'll get a picture up, and you can test it on the WTHO, too! N/T

Monte 142 February 13, 2020 05:27AM

Re: "Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

glabelle 124 February 12, 2020 11:12AM



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