Does anyone use an XP MI-6 as a stand alone?

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Does anyone use an XP MI-6 as a stand alone?

Post by Easylife » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:34 am

When my MI-6 pinpointer is wireless paired to my Deus it performs brilliant and is an absolute pleasure to use, but when used as a stand alone I quite hate it because it's way too quiet and the vibration is clunky awful. Is that just me or my particular MI-6 pinpointer?
My previous Garret (carrot) AT Pro-pointer was near perfection as a stand alone pinpointer so it looks like another one will be joining the family quite soon.
Having said that though, my very first Garrett carrot was quite problematic, it seemed to work sort of okay but really had multiple random issues. I was never entirely happy with it and phoned the seller twice on occasions about my concerns but was told that it sounded about normal. The issues just got worse and after almost one year's use it decided to constantly sound off and would not switch off at all without disconnecting the battery - so it was replaced under warranty. The replacement was absolutely flawless and was like comparing a rolls-royce to the knackered old Skoda that my old one acted like from new. The point here being that you won't actually necessarily know if something is working quite right or not unless you have something to compare it to. In this case I would have been put right off the Garrett carrot by my faulty one had I not experienced the use of a perfect one. My MI-6 when used as a stand alone seems to work without fault but just not in a very user friendly way compared to some others? x;
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Re: Does anyone use an XP MI-6 as a stand alone?

Post by Junior » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:02 am

I did use mine with the ML detector as it seemed to have a better vibrate / noise than the G carrot but then id find it too easy to over press it and change the programs and then without the card id not know where i woz cause i think theses 7 settings also with the dues and the hf coil I'd find it wasn't sensitive enough to pick stuff up so the coil would out perform the pinpointer even though sens woz set nearly flat out....Now don't use it !!...the best pin pointer I've had woz the old black G one ....U turned it on and it worked...no sens up down issues....the g carrot I have on 3 seems tooooo sens but on 2 not enough.....all I want is a probe that makes a reasonable noise and vibration for when using near the sea and detects stuff from about 3" ::g

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Re: Does anyone use an XP MI-6 as a stand alone?

Post by Bors » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:45 am

Quote easeylife,..." The point here being that you won't actually necessarily know if something is working quite right or not unless you have something to compare it to. "

Absolutely correct easylife , good point,and that makes me think how many people are doing the very same with their detector !
They could be using it away merrily and little do they realise its working below par because it has a fault they don`t even realise or recognise it has ,because they know no better until they could compare theirs to some one else`s ,although this probably happens to people who`ve not had much experience with detectors to recognise there is a problem.But It does make you think how many are there out there its happening with.

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Re: Does anyone use an XP MI-6 as a stand alone?

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:39 am

I was on V4 when I got the MI-6, but have since switched to V3.2, so I have no option but to use it as a standalone.

I really like the subtle operation. I bought the Minelab 35 when it was released, but found it annoyingly loud and needed to put duct tape over the speaker to bring the din down to an acceptable level.

The vibration of the MI-6 is okay IMO, and I find the tones plenty loud enough for most conditions. A volume control, with an option to increase volume in situations with background noise, would be a very handy addition though ::g

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