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XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by Anubis » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:10 am

On getting my GoldMaxx Power I realised I was way out of my depth, so I have searched the web and asked for advice where I could.

You will find below settings for most situations, these are tried and tested, the settings come from forum members, websites and some of my own, they are here to help people get started and to lessen the learning curve.

That said please experiment and if you find somthing that works better or you discover a good tweak let me know and I'll add it to the guide.

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Please Note The following settings are at the machines default setting of 3 tone

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Starting Out - General Use

Firstly hold your machine up in the air ensuring there are no overhead electric cables or metal objects near by, it will beep twice and then moments later a final third beep. Your machine is now ready to go.

Option 1

Silencer 1
Ground Accept/Reject 12 oclock
Iron Volume 11 oclock
Sensitivity 12 oclock
Iron Threshold 15
Ignore the low buzz its iron, Dig the hi tones.

Option 2

Silencer 1
Ground Accept/Reject 11 oclock
Iron Volume 11 oclock
Sensitivity between 11 & 1 oclock
Iron Threshold 15
If there is a lot of coke in the ground run Iron Threshold in auto.

Option 3

Silencer: 1 (but 0 if you're needing super fast recovery- 2 if you're on quiet ground and want that extra depth).
Ground: Accept/Reject 11 or 12 ‘o clock
Iron Volume: 10 ‘o clock
Sensitivity: 12 ‘o clock
Iron Threshold: 12 ‘o clock.

Option 4

Silencer 2
Ground Accept/Reject 1 oclock
Iron Volume 7 oclock
Sensitivity Off and follow below instructions
Iron Threshold 8

Hold the machine at waist level turn senssitivity fully clockwise, listen to the chirping sounds,now turn sens anti-clockwise slowly until the chirping stops.

Slowley lower the coil to the ground, congratulations your machine is now air & ground balanced.

Iron will spit or give out a low growl or both, deep large iron will be loud and then silent buckles / buttons / copper coins will be medium sound silver / gold / hammereds will give out high pitch sound.

Machine is in all metal mode with 3 tone sounds to distinguish what to dig or not to dig, this increases the depth and sensitivity to hammereds.

The Beach

Dry Sand

Silencer 2
Ground Accept/Reject 3 oclock
Iron Volume 12 oclock
Sensitivity 10 oclock
Iron Threshold Just Off Auto

Wet Sand

Option 1

Silencer 0 (this is important I'll explain why at end)
Ground Accept/Reject 10 o'clock
Iron Volume 12 o'clock
Sensitivity just past the POWER ON position
Iron Threshold set to Auto


In this setting the detector will make a low buzzing sound as you swing, so left to right you will get a continuous buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz for the duration of the swing, this is why you need Silencer to 0 so you get that important recovery speed.

As on land you will get broken signals this is your rubbish stuff like iron nails, the sweet high sounds will come through loud and clear, again as on land.

The buzz sound as you sweep is low enough not to annoy and you tend to forget it, also it helps the sweet tones as they are more identifiable as when they sound the buzz disappears.

Option 2

Silencer at user discression (see note at end)
Ground Accept/Reject 2 oclock
Iron Volume 11 oclock
Sensitivity 11 oclock
Iron Threshold Auto

With the silencer you will have to adjust depending on how much irons around, remember 0 has the fastest recovery speed while 1 & 2 give better tonal separation for target ID,unfortunately there is always going to be a trade off between fast recovery and target ID.


The Stubble

Option 1

Silencer 2
Ground Accept/Reject 11 oclock
Iron Volume 11 oclock
Sensitivity between 1 & 2 oclock
Iron Threshold 11

Swing above the stubble, if you catch the coil on the stubble it will give a false read, you will get used to what the false read sounds like within a few minutes.

Option 2

Silencer 2
Ground Accept/Reject 12
Iron Volume 10
Sensitivity 1 oclock
Iron Threshold Auto

The Pasture

Silencer 1, but if you are on quiet ground select 2.
Ground Accept/Reject between 11 & 12 oclock
Iron Volume 10 oclock
Sensitivity 12 oclock
Iron Threshold 12 oclock

The Trashy Site

Silencer 1
Ground Accept/Reject Slightly right from the preset mark
Iron Volume Off
Sensitivity 12 oclock
Iron Threshold Auto

Tones Video Overview

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Hints & Tips

Try using the iron volume at 10 o clock it will let you know where potential hot spots are. In this setting the GMP will give a very distinctive low buzz.

Try using the silencer switch at the 2 position it will give a clearer audio and slightly more depth.

Remember to be cautious when using to much power, this is the 3 o clock position and beyond as this tends to degrade audio, tests indicate that the sensitivity is best suited around 12 or 1 o clock for the standard coil.

Tips & Hints on Goldmaxx Power From The Norfolk Wolf

Firstly, let me congratulate you on choosing the Goldmaxx Power, you have joined the ever-growing band of XP detector users. I detect and field test machines full-time and being independent I owe my allegiance to no manufacturer, but after testing the XP range they made such an impression, that I now use them myself. John Lynn (Norfolk Wolf)

You will be able to go out with the Goldmaxx Power and start finding straight away, these tips and hints are for you to understand the detector better and so will increase those finds.

So let’s take a closer look at the controls individually then as a whole. The first thing to stress is that ALL the controls work in conjunction with each other, by changing a setting on one will have an impact on another and this will have a bearing on the overall effectiveness of the detector’s performance.

Iron Threshold.

What does it mean and what does it actually do and why the Auto position. Think of this as two discrimination systems, The Auto has been set at such a position as to ignore metals that have a conductivity up to and including that of “coke” (unburnt coal),as this had proved to be a problem for some people in the past when using the previous Goldmaxx. However for those who don’t encounter this problem, by switching out of auto the discrimination starts working from giving no signal on tiny pieces of iron right through to the larger sizes and shapes of it.

Unlike other detectors, the cut-off for discrimination at maximum is no higher than large iron. We all dig any signal other than iron anyway, so why have it higher? Another factor that comes into the equation is the lower the discrimination, the faster the recovery speed**. If you were to turn the Iron Threshold up to maximum and use it at that setting all the time in the thinking, ”right I don’t want to be bothered by that useless stuff”, you would be wrong. The reason being, that by doing this you could mask out a good signal that is close by to a small nail. Set the Iron threshold to size of the iron that you are encountering under the coil, so if it is just small nails, use it at a low setting. Larger iron? Then increase the setting, remember “the lower the practical setting, the better”.

Recovery speed?

This is the time it takes a detector to recover from one metal object’s signal to give a positive response to the next. To explain this a bit more fully. When going over an unwanted object (iron nail etc) the quicker the detector recovers from this signal the less distance is needed to find the next signal so this gives you more chance of finding a good one (coin) near to it. In owning the Goldmaxx Power you have the detector with the fastest recovery (by far) that I have ever tested.

Silencer

Regard this as an incremental discrimination system when on the lowest settings of the iron threshold (not auto) for tiny iron, nails etc (Nail Reject). Position 0 will have a small amount of discrimination, small nails will “spit” or give a broken signal. This position will have the best recovery speed. So why not stay on 0 all the time? Well, as I said, 0 partially discriminates against small nails. By changing to 1 helps to discriminate against the small iron a little more with less sound breaking through, then obviously 2 goes even further to discriminate the small nail even more, so there will be no sound. Hence the name, Silencer.

Obviously with the high level of Disc. in Auto you won’t be aware of it’s discrimination effects, the same applies on the higher levels when out of Auto; but in both instances the recovery speed is increased when in “1” and even more so when in”0”. However if the area you are working doesn’t contain a large proliferation of iron and therefore no need to have a fast recovery speed, use the “2” setting as this will improve the separation between the tones.

The other use of the silencer is that by flicking from “1” to “2” twice within a couple of seconds, the tones will change from the default setting of three to two. However be aware that when employing two tones and you come out of Auto Iron Threshold this then becomes a single tone. I don’t recommend this practice when you are first learning the machine. To return to three tones the detector needs to be switched off then on again.

Iron volume

This control gives what I can only describe as a low buzz to iron (and coke when in Auto); the higher it is turned, the louder the volume and the better it works on the bigger stuff such as horseshoes etc. Why do we need it? Well think about it for a minute, if everything was quiet as you were detecting, how would you know what is under the coil? Because the iron volume will be “buzzing out” on iron and coke, this will enable you to sweep the coil at the correct speed thereby allowing the recovery speed of the Power to work at it’s most efficient.

“Iffy signals”? Correct use of the Iron volume will cut these to a minimum. One very important tip. The front edge of the coil isn’t as sensitive as the rest of it, use the front edge over non-definite signals, this will increase the effectiveness of the iron volume. Try running a large nail or bit of iron over the centre of the coil and then over the leading edge; you will see how much more that this improves the “buzz”.

What you can also try out at home with the larger pieces of iron, is to run it across the coil with the iron volume off; it will give a low note, now gradually move it further away, the note changes to a higher pitch whilst still remaining loud. The further away from the coil, the more it begins sounding like a coin. Turn on the iron volume, this will “growl” over iron, the larger and also the deeper the iron, the more the control needs to be turned to the right. Even so, some large pieces will still come through when beyond the depth of the Iron Volume. This will be all part of the learning curve, the larger pieces will give a louder than normal signal and a mixture of tones, which to begin with can be confusing. Any signals you receive like this you will soon learn to leave them. If you do decide to dig them take out the first shove-full of soil and then turn the Iron volume on full and run the coil over and in the hole, if it is deep large iron it will then give the “buzz”.
Keep it slow to let you know!

At home try testing the silencer in conjunction with the iron threshold just out of Auto by using different sizes of old rusty nails and bits of iron. Listen to the responses from the different shapes and sizes. Now increase the iron threshold settings further and further to the right. Finally try it in auto. Depending on the size and depth, as the search head travels across larger and larger nails or pieces of iron, these will give a broken signal, and eventually come through the discrimination and sound out. The larger the size of iron the further away to one side the coil will need to be from it, to pick up a good target. This is called Target Masking. This just means the effect that discriminated iron has near a good target; (a coin) this prevents the good target from registering. When detecting and your getting a few iron signals, it’s a good idea to “see in your minds eye” the iron you’ve just gone over, assess the size by the type of signal; then remember about the iron masking the signal and the detector needing more time to recover.

The way to help the detector work to the best of its ability is to sweep slowly in these “naily” areas, give the machine time to recover from a bad signal. Most people regard nails and iron as a nuisance, and can’t wait to get out of the area and speed up. As you have just read, this is exactly the opposite of what is required. Iron and nails are a likely sign of habitation, which means finds. Regard them not as a nuisance but more as a problem, which now you can overcome. N.B. For best results in “naily areas” reduce sensitivity back to “10o’clock” (even further if necessary) and work slowly, depth does not come into the equation in areas such as these. By doing this, it will actually “help” the detector. The worse the situation, the less the need of sensitivity.

At home run a coin over the coil at the preset sensitivity mark, notice the depth. In stages reduce sensitivity and check the loss of depth, until finally it is on the lowest sensitivity possible. Surprising isn’t it? This will give you the confidence for naily areas.

Practice with it at home.

Ground Reject

As there is no threshold, the ground balance system on the
Goldmaxx is different than that of other detectors. Instead of “balancing” the ground, it
employs a system that rejects it.

What does it really mean and why do we need it? The ground (soil) contains varying amounts of negative iron oxides, and it’s a means of rejecting these mineral signals in the ground so that they won’t affect the detectors ability to find metallic objects. If we start where the ground reject is set correctly, any movement of the control will be either to the left, (picking up the ground minerals) or right, (moving further away from the effects of the ground minerals.) But the detector has already been ground balanced when I switched it on and held it in the air for five or more seconds? That’s not quite right, not to go into too great depth, it is measuring the resistive and inductive components of the coil and generally “setting up the detector”.

Ground Reject allows the more advanced user to “fine tune” the detector for his particular piece of ground. For the first few weeks set the control on the preset mark as this will also knock out troublesome hot rocks**, the detector will be more stable and also giving better discrimination. This will be of real help, for you to begin understanding the detector and how it works. Do not be in a rush to go beyond this stage. Understanding is everything, this machine has the capabilities to put a great deal of finds in your pocket, you will be the one to stop that happening, not the machine.

Eventually as you progress, you will want to try the Ground Reject. As a general rule have it set to where the red segment first begins on the control, (about 11o’clock), too far left for the ground conditions and the detector becomes unstable, false signals occurring (chattering), discrimination will be effected, , and target separation disintegrates (Frightening). Considering that this detector is deep to begin with, the quest for that little bit more depth has too much against it,
** Hot rocks what are they? It’s normally a small rock that is different in its mineralisation than that of the surrounding ground. These can cause the detector to sound off. To reject these is straightforward enough. Obtain the hot rock when detecting, run the hot rock backwards and forwards over the coil whilst turning the Ground reject slowly to the right, until the signal disappears. That’s it! These are not to be confused with “coke”, hot rocks are mineralised= ground reject, “coke” is conductive= Auto Iron threshold.

N.B. If you are using the ground balance on the preset mark and the detector starts giving false signals or behaving a bit more erratic from the norm, check that you haven’t moved the ground balance, if not, then reduce the sensitivity, you’re either over a lot of iron or ashes! (Other situations are given in the back of the manual.)

Sensitivity.

Be very cautious with this control, the added power can catch out the unwary, instead of the expected increase in depth; too much use of this control will actually diminish it!!
I would suggest that for the first few weeks until you are really familiar with the Power that you only have the Sensitivity set at about 12-1o’clock. Any higher over certain ground conditions and you will be giving yourself a lot of head-aches in trying to understand the machine. Even at this setting you will find that there is about the same amount of depth capabilities as the old Goldmaxx on preset. (Try it out at home with a hammered coin at preset then gradually turn the sensitivity back to just on).

As I said earlier with settings for the ground reject, don’t be in a rush to go beyond this stage.
However when you become more accustomed to the detector you will eventually want to go beyond the last statement.

To get the best out of the detector it first needs to be set to the ground conditions before attempting to increase the sensitivity.

One more point, do not be afraid to use lower settings than those I recommend especially over “naily” or bad ground. On certain sites of mine I have had the sensitivity only barely switched on as this was the only way that I could find the good items from amongst the nails. Having the sensitivity any higher defeated the object; I was actually getting less depth and more of ear-bashing from unwanted signals that masked the good ones.

Frequency and channel shift.

I don’t think there is anything I can add as this has been covered quite adequately in the manual,

Enjoy using your new Goldmaxx Power; I am convinced that after awhile when you become accustomed to it your finds rate will be higher.
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Newbie Enviroment Settings Guide.

Post by selectcase » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:25 pm

I have been using mine on pasture and the settings you have are what i now use through trial and error and they work well - so far i have 18 assorted coins not very old (mostly from 1920's to 1940's) but still good to find - i find i am now getting used to the deep iron sound
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Post by selectcase » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:27 pm

just out of interest the sensitivity is really sensitive - i was near an electric fencer and only had to turn it a few degrees down to block it out
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Post by Anubis » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:23 am

selectcase wrote:just out of interest the sensitivity is really sensitive - i was near an electric fencer and only had to turn it a few degrees down to block it out
Yep I noticed that to, even the slightest touch can make a massive difference.
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Post by Craiggold » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:57 pm

Really considering this detector as my eventual upgrade, great to have your guide Anubis, I take it you are pleased. ::g
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Post by Gwawrer » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Why did you not do this yesterday ?! :D I went out tonight and was lent one and come home to read this.

Good machine it picks everything up.
Its better out of the ground and in your hand for the history or monetary value rather than left in the ground to rot doing nothing for anyone.
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Post by Anubis » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:16 pm

Craiggold wrote:Really considering this detector as my eventual upgrade, great to have your guide Anubis, I take it you are pleased. ::g

Pleased does not do it justice, I almost need someone to come hunting with me so I can constantly tell them to look how deep each find is.

It is an amazing machine and I think it will just get better as I learn it.

LOL Gwawrer I posted this on the 4th August to a complete lack of interest, I guess there is little love for the GoldMaxx Power now the Deus is the Jewel in XP's Crown.
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Post by Anubis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:53 pm

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Post by Craiggold » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:28 pm

More I have to copy to a document!! ::g nice one Anubis
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Post by Anubis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:35 pm

No probs I'll keep updating as I learn or find new stuff, there is a great guide I just found from the Norfolk Wolf.
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Post by selectcase » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:18 am

just to add to this - i was on a roman site yesterday on stubble and switched the iron threshold to auto with the sensitivity at 1 oclock and the ground balance at 12 along with the iron volume at 10- it still performes really,really well and i was picking up tiny roman coins right next to iron and on top - i would pull out the tiny roman and you could still hear the iron buzz underneath. also the machine was really stable sweeping through the stubble.

I actually like the threshold in auto as it allows you to concentrate and listen for the good tones - also i have found that as you get used to it you sweep and automatically know if you bet a quick blip to go back to it - i think your brain registers the blip sound as a good one before youactually realise if that makes sense.
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Post by Anubis » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks for that it's good to have people's settings as conditions vary so much, I'll add it to the list ::g
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Post by Anubis » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:19 am

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Post by Craiggold » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:04 pm

It's quickly become my field bible Anubis, keep it up and thanks its given me a massive head start ::g
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Post by selectcase » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:34 pm

geting more and more used to the goldmax now - i have a heavily iron and coke infested field that also produces a wealth other artifacts - i now use threshold in auto 90% of the time with iron volume set to10 o clock. What i wanted to add is when you get used the the standard iron blip and the high "deepiron" tone turn your attention to the iffy signals the ones that have an iron sound with a bit of a good copper/coin blip - i have now frequently found coins on thier edge and/or extremly close to; or under iron this way -not usually deep though- if you have to dig more than 8 inches its deep iron and forget it.
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Post by Anubis » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:53 pm

selectcase wrote:What i wanted to add is when you get used the the standard iron blip and the high "deepiron" tone turn your attention to the iffy signals the ones that have an iron sound with a bit of a good copper/coin blip - i have now frequently found coins on thier edge and/or extremly close to; or under iron this way -not usually deep though- if you have to dig more than 8 inches its deep iron and forget it.
I'm glad you mentioned this as right now these are the signals that I am still not sure if I should dig or not, my new field is full of deep horse shoes and parts of shoe, I've dug so many now it's getting daft, but I have had 4 coins on the same signal, what I find if it's not in the first 6" then it's deep iron and it's time to give up digging.

Saturday I am at the beach and I am determined to get some workable wet sand settings, this machine is far too good not to work on wet sand, yes it may be hard but I'm sure a test bed on wet sand will soon give some good results.
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Post by Anubis » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:42 am

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Post by budwieser » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:47 pm

Great guide Anubis,.................. Thank you. ::g
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Post by Anubis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:36 pm

budwieser wrote:Great guide Anubis,.................. Thank you. ::g

Thank you, I'm glad it's helped, the GMP is a great machine it's a shame the manual does not help with better guidance.
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by 3tone » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:07 am

Hey Anubis
Like your post on the GMP.You say the Deus is XP's jewel in the crown but where beach work is concerned(on wet sand anyway) it got trashed by the Blisstool.Is the GMP better at finding micro gold on wet sand. Have you tried it?

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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by 52747 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:44 am

Hi Anubis.

This is very helpful. Much better than the manual AND the DVD !!!

Can I just ask a couple of things I'm not sure about seeing as you seem to be the expert :-)

When you say :

“If you were to turn the Iron Threshold up to maximum and use it at that setting all the time in the thinking, ”right I don’t want to be bothered by that useless stuff”, you would be wrong. The reason being, that by doing this you could mask out a good signal that is close by to a small nail. Set the Iron threshold to size of the iron that you are encountering under the coil, so if it is just small nails, use it at a low setting. Larger iron? Then increase the setting, remember “the lower the practical setting, the better”.

Why would discriminating out large iron also mask anything else that wasn’t iron ? The manual mentions that using a higher discrimination also (somehow) makes the iron tone more high pitched. Is this correct ? If so, then why ? And is this why it would make you miss “good” items that also had higher tones / mask them ?

Also regarding the silencer you say :

“Regard this as an incremental discrimination system when on the lowest settings of the iron threshold (not auto) for tiny iron, nails etc (Nail Reject).”

So does it ONLY work when using a low setting for the iron threshold ?

It also says iron will be spitty (position 0), less sound (position 1), almost no sound (position 2). Position 0 (spitty) is the best recovery speed. I guess my question here is why do we need the silencer AND the iron threshold ? They sound like the same thing ?
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by addedomaros » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:13 am

OK, spanner in the works bit of info!!

I have been using a 12x10 SEF coil for past 12 months. Brilliant coil highly recommended. When trying it out on a very iron-infested site, thought I'd alter the settings on GMP to:

Iron threshhold at 20
Iron volume as far left as it will go
Sensitivity 11am
Ground balance at 2pm

In theory it shouldn't be giving good results but has picked up 5mm Minims with no problem, hammered next to iron & Lizzie 6d at 8"; just examples as I usually find more than enough Roman etc on every outing!

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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by Anubis » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:33 pm

3tone wrote:Hey Anubis
Like your post on the GMP.You say the Deus is XP's jewel in the crown but where beach work is concerned(on wet sand anyway) it got trashed by the Blisstool.Is the GMP better at finding micro gold on wet sand. Have you tried it?
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:22 pm

::g I'd just like to record my sincere thanks to all Forum members who have contributed regarding their comments, observations and sample settings for the GoldMaxx power detector. In particular I would like to thank anubis for his production of the very useful Environment Settings Guide. ::g ::g

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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by Anubis » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:42 pm

Your very welcome, there is a thumbs up button beside the quote option for thanking people.

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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by Anubis » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:07 am

Updated.
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by PONK » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:48 pm

Cheers for posting all this info anubis, helps loads on using my G power. ::g
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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by PaulDC » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:08 am

I too have just picked up a GMP and after trying it out on the beach a couple of times I thought I should start researching how to set it up properly for different conditions. This post is brilliant and saves a noob like me hours of frustration so thank you Anubis and to everyone else that helped out. ::g

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Re: XP GoldMaxx Power: Environment Settings Guide.

Post by Helmetfire » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:45 pm

Very useful thanks.

One question though.

You say in 'Option 1' to "ignore the low buzz, it's iron", but I have found that Gold also gives a very low tone/buzz... Am I misunderstanding something?
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