The chatter gets to me after awhile. I use the meter for ID most of the time so can hunt through the noise but do believe some deep quiet signals are lost when running too hot. I run a little higher than norm on old school grounds, or fairgrounds that have been hunted hard. The extra depth has given me some silver coins that have been passed over in earlier years. I meet some on the beach that run their detectors at max sensitivity but this is way too unstable for me to enjoy. The idea behind the top of the line was to give a detector that could be used on the beach and be stable. I don't understand the reasoning behind running it unstable??