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Old 12-29-2017, 03:45 PM
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Default Do you rate the AT Max as a deep unit?

It's been out a while now in the public's hands, who rates it as a deep detector in today's market?
Much was made of it's air test results early on!
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:01 PM
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In all metal yes..in disc I see no difference than the at pro
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:47 PM
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I've gone through about 5 battery packs-worth of detecting time and I can tell you the MAX can actually be "frustratingly" deep. I never thought I'd say that, but this thing will pick up stuff 10 - 14" here in the NC soil. I actually find myself throwing up my hands occasionally and giving up an 80's signal because I have seriously made a crater in the earth chasing something WAY down there to no avail.

So you're going to hear from the MAX haters and those that have watched videos on it and those who have actually used it (like me) with real-world experience. It runs very deep and like woodbutcher said, in AM mode the thing is insane. I never use AM mode because it is so freaking sensitive.

This was the perfect detector for me. I went from the ACE 400 to the MAX and it was exactly what I needed. Had the ML Eq. been out, it too would have been a contender.

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:04 PM
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Yes very very very deep. Deeper than anything I've used in Ohio soil. 11 inch nickels with good signal. With my etrac or f75ltd I'd find deep stuff on occasion but the max does it every time out. Yes it can be frustrating digging 14 inches for a 12ga shell casing. The haters say this and that but this IS that deep.

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:16 PM
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:25 PM
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The one I borrowed did pretty well in the test garden right on par with a t2 and deeper than the macro racer 2 and nokta fors core I tested. It had to be put in all metal to run at the depths the deus gets in disc mode. All in all pretty deep detector but the AUDIO killed any positive reviews from me. Garrett could have put a iron vol on it and it would have helped it out. If you are using it in a relic situation where you need to hear the iron your in trouble as far as having any sanity remaining after listening to the iron..... ..Yes all metal is really deep as you can see in the videos I did but check out the video I did in all metal with disc cut on... the all metal is a useless feature at a relic site if your DEPENDING on the disc and audio of the machine to tell you ferrous or non ferrous... imo So the boast about all metal being so deep well it is, but its useless for relic sites where iron is .....unless your digging every nail and such. I saw all those super air test in all metal mode before it was released.....it air test about 9 1/4 inchs on a silver dime in disc mode.....if that gives you any idea compared to other detectors. You guys can see my depth videos and my soil is mild and some detectors can get almost air test depths here. BTW FIRST TEXAS, GARRETT, TESORO,AND WHITES PLEASE QUIT REPACKAGING YOUR DETECTORS AND GIVE US SOMETHING NEW! BTW heres the all metal mode being tested with disc....

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:04 PM
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Calabash your machine was bad. Mine air tests a dime at 12" and slightly over.. that's in disc mode. 15 on a nickel in zero mode. All metal is very useful in places I hunt and extremely deep.

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Originally Posted by basstrackerman View post
Yes very very very deep. Deeper than anything I've used in Ohio soil. 11 inch nickels with good signal. With my etrac or f75ltd I'd find deep stuff on occasion but the max does it every time out. Yes it can be frustrating digging 14 inches for a 12ga shell casing. The haters say this and that but this IS that deep.
Wow that is deep! We find the Max much deeper since the TX power is increased on it. All metal helps to!

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Im not excited about digging targets deeper than 8! If you are then have at it. Aside from the possibility of finding a buried electricity line, targets just dont fall below say 4-6 in our red clay. Now I know beaches are another story, but if I get a signal deeper than 8 I start thinking underground utilities!


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Default Come on Cala... Really?

We all know you love the Deus only in your soil...
We all know that detecting for 40 years that air tests have no value.
We all know that detecting for 40 years that test beds have no value.

Your a new guy to the detectorist family in years.

The only real results are in the wild with real in situ targets...

We have watched you tests many machines that you have no idea how to set up and the results are always for the Deus.

Get some thick skin Cala.. for Gods sake...

Its entertaining to what your Deus videos... ))]]

Not trying to be mean but really?

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Old 12-30-2017, 05:00 PM
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Most all manufacturers have a test gardens, many like Makro and Whites have produced air test video's, it's quite possible any detector you've owned has been developed initially in a test garden.



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We all know that detecting for 40 years that air tests have no value.
We all know that detecting for 40 years that test beds have no value.

Your a new guy to the detectorist family in years.

The only real results are in the wild with real in situ targets...

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Most all manufacturers have a test gardens, many like Makro and Whites have produced air test video's, it's quite possible any detector you've owned has been developed initially in a test garden.

That's a fair point , but they weren't developed " only " in a test garden. There is a reason they are also pretty rigorously tested in the field on real world targets as part of the development before their release. Test gardens for detectors are a lot like 55 gallon drums full of water for boat engines They aren't perfect , and compared to the real world they are staged and sanitized , but they are convenient for testing purposes.

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I would say to you my friend you don't have a clue what your talking about! TIME doesn't equate to know how... found this today take a look at it might be my best find ever.. I might not even dug that signal if it wasn't for the testing I do.... just saying.... I don't just test machines in the test garden I actually get out and find stuff too in the FIELD. you guys kill me with that test have no value junk....... BTW you ever seen one of those???
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We all know you love the Deus only in your soil...
We all know that detecting for 40 years that air tests have no value.
We all know that detecting for 40 years that test beds have no value.

Your a new guy to the detectorist family in years.

The only real results are in the wild with real in situ targets...

We have watched you tests many machines that you have no idea how to set up and the results are always for the Deus.

Get some thick skin Cala.. for Gods sake...

Its entertaining to what your Deus videos... ))]]

Not trying to be mean but really?

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Cool Check this out: a real field test

Today I hit a pulltab at 13.5" while detecting a permission with the MAX. I was running Custom 32 and up, full sensitivity. This would coincide with that chart posted earlier. I have no vested interest in the MAX other than the fact that I am rooting for it for selfish reasons. All the haters can take that pull tab and...LOL. J/K.
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that's deep!!!!!!

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Nice find CD, is it a cuff link, have you dated it yet?

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I would say to you my friend you don't have a clue what your talking about! TIME doesn't equate to know how... found this today take a look at it might be my best find ever.. I might not even dug that signal if it wasn't for the testing I do.... just saying.... I don't just test machines in the test garden I actually get out and find stuff too in the FIELD. you guys kill me with that test have no value junk....... BTW you ever seen one of those???
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1790s second president cuff link as far as I can tell very very rare waiting on the experts to chime in my best find to date...

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I would say to you my friend you don't have a clue what your talking about! TIME doesn't equate to know how... found this today take a look at it might be my best find ever.. I might not even dug that signal if it wasn't for the testing I do.... just saying.... I don't just test machines in the test garden I actually get out and find stuff too in the FIELD. you guys kill me with that test have no value junk....... BTW you ever seen one of those???
Very cool button.Im thinking you hunt by tone,but seeming you had a at pro what do you think that button would read on a at pro? I mean would it be a midtone,hightone,Iron?
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I hunt by tone and would guess mid tone on the pro ....its a very small piece and would ring in vdi wise 40s to 50s the numbers were very low on the deus when I just tried it from 30 s to 50s would be a very junky signal....im using a program on the deus that alerts ferrous or non ferrous not a full tones or fives tones program etc.. its a junky (low tone )signal in a full tones program....

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