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Quattro ??
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:43 »
I have been thinking of trying a Quattro out of curiosity.
Have used a Sov for many years. is the Quattro any better than the Sov detection wise , not bells and whistles wise. Does it work well on wet salt sand beaches? Does it have good sensitivity to light weight gold chains.

I have read a lot of reviews but there seems to be conflicting opinions about this detector.



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Re: Quattro ??
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 10:58 »
One of our previous Bpc members, Jack bond (Rip) used all the Minelab detectors on the Melbourne beach's and i remember him saying that it was the worst detector he had ever owned. He died of cancer about 4 years ago so i cannot ask him what he didn't like about it.
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Re: Quattro ??
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 11:27 »
Hi Guys,

Had the Quattro when it first come out. Went from the Sovereign xs to it. Handles the salt water and beach ok. Not sensitive enough for fine gold chains but a very stable detector and good depth. Its horses for courses with any detector and i had the E-Trac but after testing it against my Whites V3 and for what i use it for the E-Trac just  was no sensitive enough on fine jewellery and chains.

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Re: Quattro ??
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 11:53 »
The chap I got my Explorer off up graded to a Quattro and he thought there was little difference - they both seemed fine on the beach.
I thought it was a basic model of the Etrac ie less functions & no back light but otherwise same.
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Re: Quattro ??
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 15:25 »
Quattro arrived today.
Hmmmmmm??  Very sensitive and detects deep similar to my Sov. I donot like the musical tones. It is slightly better on gold chains than my Sov and my Sov is no good on chains.

It can detect down to 1.5g gold nuggs at a few inches but does not like iron mineralisation.
sounds like it will be good at the beach but it would be a handfull in heavy trash areas because of those multiple music tones although the sensitivity has plenty of adjusting range and can help eliminate much of the music.

Will give it a try at the beach soon and if I think it is a step up over the Sov I will keep it , otherwise it will be up for sale on Ebay. If I think it is better than my XLT then the XLT will be up for sale.
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Re: Quattro ??
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 18:34 »
One of our previous Bpc members, Jack bond (Rip) used all the Minelab detectors on the Melbourne beach's and i remember him saying that it was the worst detector he had ever owned. He died of cancer about 4 years ago so i cannot ask him what he didn't like about it.

Well this detector is a strange kettle of fish. I am not sure why Minelab put all those musical tones in it??  The only thing I can see is that they may alert you to a deep large  or shallow small target. Other than they are a pain in the butt.

 The detector does go deep in the wet beach sand and has no probs picking out targets.  I was told that it needed a slow sweep but from what I can tell I can swing it preeety quick without missing much unless I sweep so fast that I crack my wrist.
I will play with it for a while and then put it on Ebay.  I don't need it because I have a Sov, Digital Gold Bug, Infinium and an XLT which all work great at the beach depending on what areas of the beach I want to search.
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