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December 04, 2020 11:42AM avatar
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OregonGregg
For those of you that know me, already know, and those that don't will figure out soon enough..........more often than not, poor ol' OregonGregg is dumb sad smiley

Nope, I wouldn't say that. An old Packard-Bell computer like I bought in '96 isn't dumb .... it's just a slower processor.winking smiley


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OregonGregg
I posted earlier that my Pro Stars & Z Lynks would not work or put out the volume on the Vanquish. Well as it turns out, that is not the case. The Vanquish uses a 1/8" plug so I had to get an adapter that was 1/8" male to 1/4" female so that I could plug in my Pro Stars & Z Lynks.

When using an adapter...........Make Sure the Adapter Is Plugged In Completely & Not Half Way.

When using any ⅛" mini-plug, be it an adapter, headphones, whatever, that Vanquish jack is tight and requires a very deliberate 'push' to get the plug fully inserted. We checked the adapter out on all three Vanquish devices at my place and that was the cause for 'temporary' non-function or poor-function.


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OregonGregg
The Pro Stars, Z Lynks work great and very loud. I had Monte delete the earlier post because what I said was not correct.

Anyhow, I am happy again that I do in fact have headphone choices and prob will use the Z lynks on the 440 most of the time. smiling smiley

I really enjoy the Z-Lynks with my Apex devices and have the Tx/Rx adapters to use them or corded headphones with my other models. I just might fix the transmitter to the F5 to use the MS-3's because I don't like the headphone jack location for corded headphones. As for the two Vanquish units, I'll just enjoy the excellent ML-80s that came with each of those 540 Pro Packs.thumbs up


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OregonGregg
I just got back from Monte's and I still also believe what I said earlier. If you are looking at the Vanquish series, I still think it's worth it to spend the few extra bucks and go with the 540 pro pack. With the new software upgrade you get Iron audio volume, the 540 has the low/high iron bias, double the segments which can be notched, and a backlight. It will also come with the Minelab ML80 wireless headphones.

I'd never want a 340. The 440 isn't a bad detector for a lot of folks, especially if they aren't really into detecting all that much or would want extra stuff like accessory coils or headphones, etc.

But the V-540 Pro Pack is, by far, one of the better detector values on the market today, and I feel it could easily be a decent general-purpose detector for a good majority of those involved in this hobby. Most hobbyists just don't advance, so-to-speak, much beyond the 'hobbyist' level. Those who do and take this sport more seriously and become an 'Avid Detectorist' still might enjoy all that the 540 Pro Pack has to offer. Why, I might even be an example from that group who is quite satisfied owning two of the 540's, each coil-equipped for the different tasks I'll grab them for.


And the additional features of the 540 Pro Pack to the still decent 440 include:

• 25 Discrimination 'segments' or 'pixels' or 'notches to the 12 on the 440. This can allow more fine-tuning if someone likes to use a Notch Discrimination 'pattern' of accepted and rejected segments.

• 5-Tone audio ID to the 440's 3-Tone.

• Low Iron Bias option to the default High Iron-Bias.

• 5-Levels of Target Depth to 4-Levels with the 440.

• A red Display Backlight.

• 4-NiMH rechargeable batteries and charger.

• Wireless connection for the supplied ML-80 Wireless Headphones.

• 540 'standard' 9X12 DD coil to the 440's 7X10 'standard' coil.

• The extra Pro Pack 5X8 DD search coil.


I bought the 540 without hesitation, and I am sure when you compare the added features and accessories that are in the 540 Pro Pack, you'll see why it is such an impressive value for any serious member of the metal detecting community.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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440 reasons to be happy smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Attachments

OregonGregg 205 December 03, 2020 04:48PM

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silverhound2 122 December 03, 2020 11:33PM

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OregonGregg 118 December 03, 2020 11:56PM

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D&P-OR 102 December 03, 2020 06:16PM

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EL NINO 111 December 03, 2020 06:40PM

Re: 440 reasons to be happy & 1 reason - UPDATE

OregonGregg 139 December 03, 2020 11:46PM

A few thoughts to start the morning.

Monte 124 December 04, 2020 11:42AM

A thought or two myself...... Attachments

OregonGregg 121 December 04, 2020 01:18PM

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D&P-OR 99 December 04, 2020 03:07PM

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OregonGregg 91 December 04, 2020 08:37PM

I like Boomer, but he still has ...

Monte 105 December 04, 2020 10:37PM

No, not my M6 Attachments

OregonGregg 110 December 05, 2020 09:03AM

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D&P-OR 101 December 05, 2020 07:43PM

Chew toys

UtahRich 93 December 05, 2020 05:01PM

Re: Gregg here's perfect chew toy! Attachments

Kickindirt 116 December 05, 2020 10:54PM

Its new, why is it broke....this is Minelab, not Whites

OregonGregg 92 December 06, 2020 09:24AM

Re: Its new, why is it broke....this is Minelab, not Whites

Kickindirt 90 December 06, 2020 04:52PM

It IS is 'Monte condition' as I am the source.

Monte 106 December 05, 2020 05:22PM

Re: It IS is 'Monte condition' as I am the source.

OregonGregg 95 December 05, 2020 07:26PM

Some detectors have earned a place of honor . . . and respect

UtahRich 111 December 05, 2020 02:15AM

Re: Some detectors have earned a place of honor . . . and respect

jmaryt 92 December 05, 2020 10:09PM

Re: Some detectors have earned a place of honor . . . and respect

OregonGregg 109 December 06, 2020 09:34AM

Not quite correct.

Monte 125 December 05, 2020 03:59AM

thoughts about transitioning to urban sites

UtahRich 100 December 04, 2020 09:49PM

Very correct, Rich, and that's been my plan.

Monte 92 December 05, 2020 03:42AM

Re: 440 reasons to be happy & 1 reason - UPDATE

EL NINO 158 December 04, 2020 02:32AM

yes and no

OregonGregg 91 December 04, 2020 07:00AM

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jmaryt 117 December 04, 2020 02:01AM

Re: 440 reasons to be happy & 1 reason

Kickindirt 100 December 03, 2020 11:01PM

I think I'll go ahead and disagree on this topic.

Monte 117 December 03, 2020 11:55PM

Re: I think I'll go ahead and disagree on this topic.

Kickindirt 121 December 04, 2020 02:13AM

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OregonGregg 84 December 04, 2020 07:26AM

Joel, back to you.

Monte 100 December 04, 2020 07:01AM

The devil made me do it. eye popping smiley

UtahRich 114 December 04, 2020 04:23AM

Re: The DEVIL made me do it. eye popping smiley

Kickindirt 92 December 04, 2020 03:06PM

As for being a big fan .....

Monte 89 December 04, 2020 05:57PM

Re: The devil made me do it. eye popping smiley

OregonGregg 104 December 04, 2020 07:33AM

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D&P-OR 95 December 04, 2020 04:21AM

Re: 440 reasons to be happy smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Timbertodd 94 December 03, 2020 09:57PM



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