Latest Word On New Nokta Impact Three Frequency Detector
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By Steve Herschbach
On his forum at http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,121626
This gives a very rare, in fact as far as I know, never before seen inside look at the prototyping process and field test reporting. Thomas Dankowski is a true "engineer nerd" (I say that as a compliment) and so goes to extreme lengths and detail beyond what would normally be seen. His extremely lengthy and copious notes also provide many insights about what to possibly expect from the new Nokta Impact. Keep in mind things changed from the early reports to the final product so things Tom talks about early on change at later dates. Quoting from his thread out of context could cause a lot of misperceptions to arise.
The thread well illustrates something I have observed for some time. When it comes to max depth, standard single frequency induction balance detecting technology is tapped out. Look at the struggle to obtain not another inch but even just another 0.1 inch of depth. The main advantages have come as of late in recovery speed and the ability to separate closely spaced targets. Max depth however is at a standstill. Tom's testing just confirms what I have been seeing for years. It is near impossible to discern more than hair splitting differences for max depth between most top of the line VLF detectors these days.
And now a Report on the Nokta Impact from Keith Southern
And a Report From Ziggy
Report from Lawrenzo - Low-Boy/LCPM
Report from tnsharpshooter
Report from goodmore
Report from Sven1
By Steve Herschbach
The Makro and Nokta 9.5" x 5" DD closed elliptical design has been discontinued in favor of a open style design for the Impact, the IM24. The new design is not bouyant like the old design and so will be popular with water hunters in particular. Part numbers for the new coil are available for other Makro and Nokta models There is also a new 5" round coil for the Nokta Impact.
RC24 Black 14 kHz - Racer 1 (Red Racer) and Racer 2
FC24 Black 15 kHz - FORS CoRe
FR24 Black 19 kHz - FORS Relic
FGP24 White 19 kHz - FORS Gold+
What is the very latest Impact firmware as of 6-23-17? Mine should be here sometime next week and before I get started I will download and install the latest firmware but I'd like to be sure which one it actually is as I have seen that there have been many updates of late ( which is a good thing) but I don't want to start to get used to one way and find out that I'm not up to date. Thanks.
By Nokta Detectors
Hello all...I get emails from customers asking for an update on the optional coils and headphones for the Impact.
IM24 Waterproof DD Search Coil 24 x 13 cm (9.5" x 5") and IM40 Waterproof DD Search Coil 40 x 35 cm (15.5'' x 14'') are now in production and have shipped to most of the dealers around the world.
Wireless headphones - test samples have been received by the testers and we are waiting for their feedbacks. If no issues are encountered, we will go to production. Will keep you updated.
I have emailed Dilek the following.
It would be nice if Impact was updated giving the user the choice of which frequency to be used to normalize the Vdi of targets.
For hunting sites with loads of modern trash, it would be nice to be able to run 20khz, yet have the ID geared to 5khZ.
This just one example.
Much like the Rutus Alter 71 does.
By Ricardo P.
I'm still considering acquiring my first metal detector. My main target would be gold nuggets in an area where gold has been mined before for millennia and there are plenty quartzite veins in granite rocks and a good number of small winter creeks. However I would like to also use my detector on nearby beaches and finding coins and relics is also a possibility around here, because of a rich historical background. So I guess I would need a solid all-rounder with could operate on a frequency high enough to make it hot for gold nuggets. It should be priced around the 1.000-1250 mark and I cannot justify a second, specialized metal detector.
I recently looked at the Nokta Impact and got interested. Do you think it would fit the bill? What configuration would be more effective? Or are there other alternatives that you might recommend - like the minelab X-terra 705 (my previous favorite choice)?