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3 hours ago, Tahoegold said:

A light weight, low cost PI doesn't exist.

That's not quite true even for dry land PI's.  The White's TDI/SL qualifies, but is underpowered compared to the competition.  The QED PL's also qualify but unfortunately their distribution is currently limited.  So, yes, there is a huge need for a moderately powered, widely distributed, lightweight, affordable dry land PI.  (And I suspect that's what you really meant.  😉)

 

 

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5 minutes ago, GB_Amateur said:

That's not quite true even for dry land PI's.  The White's TDI/SL qualifies, but is underpowered compared to the competition.  The QED PL's also qualify but unfortunately their distribution is currently limited.  So, yes, there is a huge need for a moderately powered, widely distributed, lightweight, affordable dry land PI.  (And I suspect that's what you really meant.  😉)

 

 

Yes, close to what I meant. The TDI I believe is no longer available as a land PI. And it was over $1,000, yet, the least expensive I think. And, I suspect that this new PI would have to compete with high powered PI units to capture the attention of a world wide consumer. Even though the TDI works fantastic, folks want the most powerful money can buy. This seems like a daunting task, or is it? Are the major expensive machines overpriced for the amount of cost to build? And can a competitive manufacturer enter this market with a powerful inexpensive detector? I look forward to see it see if this happens!

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52 minutes ago, Tahoegold said:

Yes, close to what I meant. The TDI I believe is no longer available as a land PI.

Actually they still have an SL model with 2 coils for $1200 retail (tan or camo decoration):  https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product/tdi-sl-high-q/?lang=us

54 minutes ago, Tahoegold said:

I suspect that this new PI would have to compete with high powered PI units to capture the attention of a world wide consumer. Even though the TDI works fantastic, folks want the most powerful money can buy. This seems like a daunting task, or is it? Are the major expensive machines overpriced for the amount of cost to build? And can a competitive manufacturer enter this market with a powerful inexpensive detector? I look forward to see it see if this happens!

Agree that a new PI which simply matches the performance of the TDI/SL is a non-starter.  Garrett ATX performance level has got to be the minimum, IMO.

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Hello there!! I am currently traveling. I will save this thread so I can consolidate all these feedbacks and share with the team when I am back.

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Now that's a new level of awesome. 👍

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11 hours ago, Nokta Detectors said:

Hello there!! I am currently traveling. I will save this thread so I can consolidate all these feedbacks and share with the team when I am back.

GREAT! Be sure and add this thread also for reference. Safe travels! :smile:

 

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Super Rad!

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First and most importantly it must give the SDC2300 a run for its money. If it can challenge the Zed sweet. But most gold is in the SDC2300 realm.

Second, super lite weight 

Third, rain proof yes, water proof NO. Land detectors dont make great water detectors. Water detectors dont make great land detectors in the pi world. We need a great land unit.

As for coils compatible to Gpx would be nice but not at the cost of cutting edge tech.

Must have an led interface with a vdi system. Something no other PI has done. Ok this should be second on the list. 

If  Discrimination was possible that would also be a game changer.

Built under the makro name, not nokta. The style makro does things is perfect. Nokta not so much, with all their dials.

Personal profile settings at least 3 for quick change in the field.

Lite weight is a must have.

Last, must have three or more coils. A super small sniper coil 7.5×5 type a nice med coil and also a large elliptical coil say 12×8. Coil swapping should be quick and simple.

I have owned several makro units. They are awesome. I have been a firm believer that makro would be and could be the company that topples minelab. That or forces minelab to change its approach concerning listening to its customers and build what we want our way.

Dont make a cheap PI. Affordable yes, but has to be a top end unit. The first one should wow people. Then build a cheap unit. 2 thousand range would be a good start range.

Let the gauntlet be thrown.

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On 11/14/2019 at 7:27 AM, DigsAlot said:

Built under the makro name, not nokta. The style makro does things is perfect. Nokta not so much, with all their dials.

There is no Nokta name or Makro name. The companies combined and there is only one name on all their detectors.... Nokta | Makro

nokta-makro-detection-technologies-logo.jpg

I agree it’s a mouthful, I would have just picked one myself. But they did not and it is what it is. I often refer to them as NokMak for short.

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Thanks for the info Steve.

I was speaking more towards design concepts vs labels. Poorly worded on my part. 

I forgot they combined names. 

 

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