Fisher CZX Gold Nugget Metal Detector
The following information is from a screenshot from a First Texas distributor meeting? posted here. Here is the text from the posted screen shot:
CZX - Fisher and Teknetics
- This machine is ground breaking technology
- Turn on and go
- 2 frequency - 9:1 ratio
- No need to ground balance or adjust the detector to the environment
- It automatically senses the ground and makes changes accordingly.
- First detector birthed from this platform is a gold unit priced around $1000, but deeper than current VLF, this detector will also see through red dirt, and highly mineralized soil.
- From this platform other machines will develop. We intend to develop the CZX and MOSCA platforms to offer more machines in the $1000 to $2000 range than have ever been available.
- Target release 2016
- We have senior engineer Dave Johnson on this project
The information is leaked and so must be taken with a grain of salt but it looks genuine and matches up with statements made by various First Texas representatives online in the last couple years. New information will be added to this page as it becomes available.
This machine would take the Africa prospecting market by storm by being turn on and go. The relic hunters in Virginia and elsewhere should like it. If weight and balance are right, I am going to love it as I have been pounding the table for a machine like this for years. I would like to see something with at least Minelab SD type performance in a light weight affordable package but at $1000 it simply needs to beat the White's TDI. The biggest question I have is how small a nugget can it detect? At $1000 this machine would be the natural next step up for any prospector using a VLF who has not made the plunge into PI.
The old CZ is dual frequency running at 15 kHz and 5 kHz, a 3:1 ratio. Staying at 5 kHz for the low end a 9:1 ratio figures at 45 kHz and 5 kHz. Until recently a machine with no ground balance adjustment/automatic tracking only would have raised eyebrows, but the Minelab SDC 2300 has laid that concern to rest. Dave Johnson always likes power combined with simplicity and good ergonomics, and that bodes well for this detector.
The "Mosca" model looks to be aiming mid-way between the Garrett AT Pro and Minelab CTX 3030 with a multi-frequency all terrain model. The AT Pro has been wildly successful and it only makes sense to emulate that success.
Download the Fisher CZX Instruction Manual Here
|Manufacturer Suggested List Price||"Around $1000"|
|Technology||Induction Balance (IB)|
|Transmit Frequency||Dual Frequency 9:1 ratio|
|Standard Search Coil(s)||?|
|Optional Search Coils||?|
|Additional Technology||"Ground breaking technology"|
*Notes on Technical Specifications - Detailed notes about the specifications listed in this chart.