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Old 11-03-2017, 12:18 PM
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Default Ace 250 Volume

Has anybody tried to modify the volume on there detector? I find it to be incredibly loud and I don't want to wear headphones. I'm thinking I might take it apart and put a potentiometer on one of the speaker leads. Any ideas?
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:36 PM
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Yeah, but only because I was inside it anyway. I always wear 'phones.

Tape over 1/2 the speaker.....or mod it.

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Old 11-04-2017, 11:54 AM
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I think that you are missing a lot by not wearing headphones. Your batteries last longer too.

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Old 11-04-2017, 04:27 PM
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That would be nice to have vol control on the ace. I use mine for tot lots.

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Old 11-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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I think I'm going to take apart the ace tonight and put a potentiometer and maybe even a bluetooth dongle in there for my bluetooth headphones. I'll make sure to take some pictures of what I do. It's going to be raining here so I have nothing better to do than break a perfectly good metal detector.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:04 AM
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Since the signals are always full "on", I use cheap Wally World Koss headphones w/adaptor-$6. I then place them in front of my ears- can easily hear signal- can hear outside noises like approaching strangers- and small pads are cool in summer heat. And I once hated headphines, too. Win- Win- Win.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:06 PM
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I just did a ton of searching around this forum and other places. Bluetooth is no the way to go it is too slow and the result is false locations. I might just get a decent pair of cordless metal detecting headphones.
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Originally Posted by MargeShrimpson View post
Bluetooth is no the way to go it is too slow .... I might just get a decent pair of cordless metal detecting headphones.
What is the other wireless option?
Sorry if it's a dumb question, today's my first day on....


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Old 02-20-2018, 10:59 AM
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I was gonna try a 2.4ghz guitar to amp setup might work. I just ended up buying an at max because I wanted something waterproof
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:14 PM
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I used the Ace 400, and it has the same loud speaker. I just took two pieces of duct tape and placed them over both speaker "holes" underneath the unit. That quieted it down to an appropriate level.
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