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2 Tones, 5 Tones, 50 Tones.

April 13, 2020 11:12PM avatar
I just can't come to like 50 tones. It's 5 most of the time for me, and 2=Tone when I change modes or am mainly working in Iron Nails and similar ferrous debris.. Also, my 11" DD is in my Accessory Coil Tote because the main sites I hunt are terribly littered o the 6" DD will be getting a workout ... starting Wednesday.


I find 5 tones works really well for me and my hearing and my detecting state of mind for a lot of areas.

That said, the 50 tones has it's place. Like with my old explorer and etrac's, there is a familiarity to the sound of a quality target when you go over it with the coil using 50 tones. Since each number on the target ID has it's own "sound", when the coil is run across a quality target, it is something akin to playing a chord on the piano or guitar, an audible signature to a target that becomes recognizable.

Think about the signagraph on the XLT as a visual indicator and then think back how a junky corroding target would smear across a section of the display while a coin, token or ring would have a close group of indicators on the display.

Anyway, if you sweep along slowly, listening to the little tune each target plays, and dig some to correlate target types with the audible sounds, you'll come to see the relation.

Trouble comes when there's so many instruments in the target symphony, that it sounds like the first day of 7th grade band class. eye popping smiley

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First hundred year old coin this year. Attachments

Sodbuster 541 April 12, 2020 07:51PM

Congratulations! Were you using the 11" DD?

Monte 325 April 13, 2020 07:56PM

Re: Congratulations! Were you using the 11" DD?

Sodbuster 348 April 14, 2020 09:29AM

2 Tones, 5 Tones, 50 Tones.

UtahRich 333 April 13, 2020 11:12PM

2-Tones and 5-Tones I like. 50-Tones? I'll try to adapt..

Monte 346 April 14, 2020 05:40AM

First 100+ Coin this year . thumbs up

UtahRich 337 April 13, 2020 06:05PM

Way-to-go! Another Buffalo Nickel find. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 310 April 13, 2020 08:00PM

Re: Rich's 100 yr. finds thumbs up

Sodbuster 307 April 13, 2020 06:49PM

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OregonGregg 318 April 13, 2020 08:43AM

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