Single frequency versus multi....

Not all detectors are equals even when running same freq and same sized coil. Some are deeper and some can unmask better in iron. Some can ID deeper targets better.
 
I think it comes down to the software these days. It seems like everyone is making good coils that work well. It seems like the software that interprets the signal is what makes a "good" or "bad" detector. Even a "bad" detector at Place X would be a "good" detector at Old Farm Y.

I have a multi frequency detector made by Brand X, but I know that those made by Brand M or brand G are quite good as well. It's all in the software these days.

--Matt
 
I think it comes down to the software these days. It seems like everyone is making good coils that work well. It seems like the software that interprets the signal is what makes a "good" or "bad" detector. Even a "bad" detector at Place X would be a "good" detector at Old Farm Y.

I have a multi frequency detector made by Brand X, but I know that those made by Brand M or brand G are quite good as well. It's all in the software these days.

--Matt
Last fall I visited my nearby detector store and was offered a Garrett Ace at cost.
Owner said they were just too "chatty".

This spring he is now a fan, said Garrett fixed the issue.

So the ability to accept updates is a real plus.
 
Dude, I totally agree. Especially with the new generation of detectors. The change from "Atomic Age" detectors that were hardware based to "Information Age" detectors has definitely benefitted all of us.

Back when the hardware race was occurring, Whites and Garrett led the way. Now that it's a software race XP, Minelab, and Garrett are leading the way.

--Matt
 
Dude, I totally agree. Especially with the new generation of detectors. The change from "Atomic Age" detectors that were hardware based to "Information Age" detectors has definitely benefitted all of us.

Back when the hardware race was occurring, Whites and Garrett led the way. Now that it's a software race XP, Minelab, and Garrett are leading the way.

--Matt
And to that, I add that software can ONLY make use of the hardware the detector has. I believe the only difference between the Equinox 600, 700, 800, and 900 is software driven. I also believe the same is true with the Simplex Lite, BT, Ultra, and Legend. I do think there are some physical differences between the original Legend and the Simplex clones, but I'd just about bet they share most of the same hardware.
 
And to that, I add that software can ONLY make use of the hardware the detector has. I believe the only difference between the Equinox 600, 700, 800, and 900 is software driven. I also believe the same is true with the Simplex Lite, BT, Ultra, and Legend. I do think there are some physical differences between the original Legend and the Simplex clones, but I'd just about bet they share most of the same hardware.
I think you're probably right. I'd bet it's faster processors and more computing these days as we push the limit of what the current knowledge of physics and electromagnetics and electronics will allow.

--Matt
 
Simplex+
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Legend 2022
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I have a well established test garden where I have compared the different coils and programs for my Whites v3i. Directly to your question about silver and low frequencies, the Deep Silver program on the V3i runs the lowest frequency only. It by far outperforms any of the 3 frequency options. On my deepest dime it is the only frequency that can see it reliably but does not ID it properly. If I switch to one of the higher frequencies I get nothing.
Side note.....I have friends try to hit that dime and most never get a squeek.
 
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