Fisher Impulse AQ – A New Pulse Metal Detector With Metal Discrimination! (2019 Novelty, First Photos!)
Yes, fellow detectorists, it has happened! Fisher Labs has announced its new product – the Fisher Impulse AQ metal detector! Fundamentally a new development and, it seems, a revolutionary device in the world of metal detectors.
It was not possible to test much of the novelty, it was hidden at the Fisher Lab stand at IWA Outdoors 2019. The “fishers” do not like to give away too much information, but this is what I found out:
1. The novelty is a pulse device, but with discrimination of ferrous metal and gold. Designed specifically to find gold jewelry and small gold chains and earrings. Since this is a pulse device, it will work without problems on any beaches.
2. So far, the metal detector is at the final test stage, the appearance and some characteristics may change.
3. The metal detector has several search modes – you can shift the detection of the conductivity of metals, for example: you can move the detection towards poorly conductive metals (small gold items) and at the same time eliminate highly conductive targets (large coins of silver and copper), and vice versa – you can look for large targets and cut off the poorly conductive.
4. Tonality: in the “all metals” mode – one tone, then there is the “2 tones” mode and the “mute” mode.
5. The device is assembled from high-strength components, it can be seen through the cable thickness, and through a capacious battery, over the coil connector (the largest connector I have ever seen!) The metal detector is waterproof up to 1 meter – you could work up to the neck in water and find gold just right.
6. They have chosen an unusual way of mounting the coil to the rod, also a novelty, not seen before.
7. The battery life is up to 5 hours. You can connect a larger battery and increase the operating time up to 10 hours.
8. Yes, there is no screen on the device. And why is the screen needed? All the necessary settings are there – volume, threshold tone, iron mask, saturation mode. You can change modes, check the battery level, cut off the noise.
9. Pulse devices have always had a problem – no discrimination. Now the problem is solved and this means that you can walk in all places as if they have never been searched before.
10. Price. It will cost approximately 2100-2500 US dollars. New technologies cost money, yes, but they also bring an advantage over all other metal detectors.
11. Soon there will be models for searching for gold nuggets, as well as for searching for coins and relics.
12. To the feel, the weight is about 1.6-1.8 kg, and the balancing is not bad, the device does not “pull” towards the coil.
My first testing showed that the trash and other targets it cuts off without a problem, and the gold ring on the finger gives a good signal in all the positions of the ring! Such a signal cannot be confused with anything else.
Well, the first tests will show us something interesting, at least the first impression was very pleasant and interesting, we’ll be waiting for more news!
A video on that metal detector will be very soon, so stay tuned!
So how would this work in hot ground like virgina?
Why is it so expensive.
Expensive is relative of course. Relative to most VLF machines it is very pricey. Relative to other pulse machines, particularly waterproof pulse, it’s pretty reasonable especially when you consider that it does some some innovations. Compare it to Minelab GPX machines, Garret ATX etc. It took First Texas quite a number of years to get this ready for prime time or it might’ve been less expensive. I was certainly hoping it would be closer to the TDI Beach Hunter in price.
Hi im new to metal detecting would you be able to use on beach and land or just beach
Search for low conductors or search for high conductors…means if you want heavy gold rings(often in the high conductive range) you’ll accept to find iron…again 😑😕like a TDI 😨
Hi is this just a beach machine or could you use it on land also
I need more waterproof! At least 5 m
(I am the videos guy)
There is a need to hear both high and low conductors without losing the differentiating audio for either. I can’t tell from the specs yet if it will operate this way. The minimum waterproof depth rating should be at least 3 meters for practical purposes. Im looking at the coil attachment wondering how robust it will be to the natural torquing of swinging in deep water, then there is the heavy seaweed that can accumulate. I would not be an early adopter of this detector and the issues that come with a new build or product. I’m a fan of PI’s owning three along with my modded Excalibur 2, CZ21,EQX800 and several land units I use. In the bad red clay and soil in Va. and other states I would think this would work very well. However I want to hear all conductors by audio at the same time or it is no use for me.
will this detector detect platinum ?
I hate to say this but this new machine will probably fail. #1 they need to make it go more deeper than just 1 meter. # 2 a better coil design #3 a different housing, I can see this cracking if you drop it out of your hands for what ever reason. They should revamp the old impulse unit from the early 2000’s. I loved their old impulse I use to find dimes about 10 inches deep. On the beach back in the day.
Will there be other coil options available. Small coil option like a 5inch? I like there ideas of low and high conductive options also iron disc has always been a prob with PI machines. Most importantly how does it cope with EMI cause Many sites PI can’t work near power lines at all.
Nobody knows yet!
To all the treasure hunters who put-down/second guess the new Impulse without even knowing much about it…. I say GREAT! …as it will make it that much easier for me to get mine when released! As a beach/shallow water hunter I fell for all the Equinox marketing hype and got one of the first ones released through Cabela’s of all places! Not even my dealer friend could get me an Equinox! The magic Equinox is a good and interesting machine, but I still find much more gold with my Excalibur in the surf. So does everyone else in my travel group and we’ve tried just about every machine. Excaliburs still find the most gold in the least time on our detecting vacations. Problem is black sand is like Kryptonite to BBS machines and at some black sand beaches there’s lots of gold! The Infinium did pretty good and my current PI to test/try is BH TDI. But the new Impulse AQ seems like it could be the Excalibur of PIs because it may have Cherry Picking abilities, like an Excalibur. When I hit a new Caribbean beach I may only have a few hours there and I always find more gold covering ground and Cherry Picking the potential gold hits. I know some gold and silver gets left behind, but it works well for me- very well indeed. I believe one will be able to do similar with the Impulse AQ, only also in black sand! I could be wrong about the Impulse and I always welcome new technology, but I just have to get my hands on an Impulse AQ! No promotional hype here so far and in the few Impulse/Manta testing videos out there online, the Impulse hypes itself! I suspect the Impulse AQ is going to be a great detector!
You are correct, totally agree. But I want to tell you that with the new Impulse AQ you have a special mode for the vulcanic sand, so probably it will work well with the difficult black sand ground. So stay tuned, more to come soon!
Saya adalah pemburu Pantai dan mencoba benerapa Detektor. Utk area Tanpa Air sejauh ini puas dengan EQUINOX 800. Saya Berfikir utk mencoba IMPULSE krn Dasarx PI terbaik deteksi dalam AIR PANTAI.. apakah akan ada Shiping ke INDONESIA?
They must drop the price and enhance the design and capabilities !