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Hi Steve, please I need your advise on the detetctor that I just ordered from China, Nugget 9.5inch, waterproof coil with 9.6khz. Its sold by Chinavasion. I actually ordered before getting to know about this site of yours and as someone with little or no knowledge about the detetctor, I go for something cheap and also with a reasonable depth. The depth of this machine is 3.5m. I am writing this because I could still cancel the order if I know it won't be functional. I also noticed yesterday that most of the detectors from US give 5yrs warranty while this one gave just 1yr warranty. Please kindly advise. Anybody else could give helpful hints. I will also like to know what the FREQUENCY rating means to a detetctor. Thanks
Just playing with the Detector today as I was curious as to how the 3 coils I have would do in the air. The 3 coils I have are the 10X5 stock coil, the 8" round Minelab coil and the 15" Round Coiltek WOT coil. All coils are DD. There are no mono coils for the Eureka. I used the same 3 targets for all 3 coils tested at all 3 Frequencies. The Sensitivity set to max, Threshold 3/4, Disc in all metal, Signal set to Boost and Volume max. I used 3 different coils and only 3 targets: a 36 gn. 22 cal bullet, a 115 gn 9mm bullet and a 1899 Indian head cent.
Results are not exactly as I expected. Used headphones for most of test but afraid phones may be interfering with WOT coil so took them off doing that test so with the low volume audio on that detector coupled with wind noise etc may have reduced slightly the depth of the Wot coil.
10X5 stock coil 60 Khz 20 Khz 6.4 Khz 22 bullet: 7" 22 bullet: 9": 22 bullet 8" 9 Mil bullet: 8" 9 mm bullet 9" 9 m bullet 9" 1 cent: 9" 1 cent 11" 1 cent 11" 8" Round Coil (All coils are DD") 60Khz 20 Khz 6.4 Khz 22 bullet: 9" 22 bullet 10" 22 bullet 10" 9 mil bullet 9" 9 mm Bullet 10.5" 9mm bullet 10.5" 1 cent 10.5" 1 cent 10.5" 1 cent 13" 15" Round WOT coil 60 Khz 20Khz 6.4 Khz 22 bullet 9" 22 bullet 11" 22 bullet 11" 9 mm Bullet 12" 9 MM bullet 12.5" 9 mm bullet 14" 1 cent 16" 1 cent 15" 1 cent 15.5"
By Ridge Runner
On md-hunter its says that Garrett has added a ( i ) after each number. At first look without firing it up you can't see the difference. It's all in the new software in more ways than one If you want to learn more I'll let you go look for yourself.
The only dealings I've had with Garrett Ace was when I got the 200 for my Grandson. I was surprise to see what the Ace 200 had to offer for the money.
More new for 2016.
I recently acquired a Fisher Goldstrike metal detector at a really good price. I know it's a older machine, what's your thoughts on the machine-good,bad or ugly. Is it a decent machine for gold,coins,relics or all the above. Also lastly please give me the strong points and the weak points of the machine, any information would be very helpful.
Thank You Very Much,
By Mark Gillespie
A guy found this detector in a wood pile at a local factory. Looked like it had been there for years, weathered badly, shaft was broken and coil was busted. As a challenge they gave it to me. Two days later I installed batteries and low and behold it came on. Couldn't find a manual so I went into experimental mode and can say I was impressed with the air test (for a China product).
To start with I thought it was a single tone machine, dime and nickel gave a high tone, but adjusting the ground balance and the discrimination revealed attributes that reminded me of the TDI. Now a nickel gives a low tone and a dime remained a high tone.
Next I took the machine to my test garden of over 10 years and was shocked to hear a repeatable response of my deepest targets.
Please note, I’m not promoting China products, only indicating what I found.
There is one adjustment on the side that I’m wondering about not sure what it might be.
Would also like information about this machine, the internet really doesn’t indicate when they were manufactured or much detail.