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I'll vote for an internal speaker also.  The area I poke around in is infested with bears, probably cougar too, although I haven't seen a cat yet.  Big bears almost every time!

 

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Minelab has five key products under development. It should be a pretty good bet that with the CTX 3030 being so old it does not even appear on the timeline below, that a product refresh is in the work

If Minelab pulled this off and actually did it right, I think a new name would be in order - the Minelab Ultimate!

The Vanquish added near Equinox performance to an entry level price detector and it works in wet and dry sand so I'd say that is bringing something new to market.  The Go-Find works better on the beac

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17 hours ago, N7XW said:

I'll vote for an internal speaker also.  The area I poke around in is infested with bears, probably cougar too, although I haven't seen a cat yet.  Big bears almost every time!

 

At one of the beaches I go to I come across some cougars from time to time.  Maybe with a nice loud speaker I can attract one 🤔

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13 minutes ago, The Seeker said:

At one of the beaches I go to I come across some cougars from time to time.  Maybe with a nice loud speaker I can attract one 🤔

Careful, they may be out to steal your gold!

 

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Whatever machine it'll be - hopefully Steve becomes field-tester again 😁

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Ok, you all win!!  I'm all bruised up from being beaten with the "no speaker" request! I will just seal mine up! Talk about peer pressure!! 🤣👍👍

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15 hours ago, Joe D. said:

Ok, you all win!!  I'm all bruised up from being beaten with the "no speaker" request! I will just seal mine up! Talk about peer pressure!! 🤣👍👍

I've done so with the Nox with a thick, clear sticker - gives me a better feeling..

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I think one of the worst detector Minelab has ever produced is Go find series.I know it aims at beginners and budget market but the quality is really crap cheap plastics.The Vanquish series altso doesn't add anything new to the market either.I think they have to focus on their best detectors like Excalibur and CTX and NOX and improving them instead. 

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The Vanquish added near Equinox performance to an entry level price detector and it works in wet and dry sand so I'd say that is bringing something new to market.  The Go-Find works better on the beach than a Garrett Ace.  They're in the market they're in, you can't expect CTX performance or build quality out of a Go-Find, although I'd much rather swing my Vanquish than my flagship T2, and I'm sure I'd do better with it too.  The Go-Find is a kids detector, where they screwed up is not adding Target ID.  My Go-Find has had a rough life with my daughter using it, it's also been drowned in a lake and survived.  It's not broken yet and it gets treated like crap, and it's only the price of a pin pointer.

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seems I have a lot of catching up to do...I dont really see anything to improve upon as far as the Nox goes...there are some sensitivity issues but that comes with the territory....we've been crying for a lighter and faster CTX for a long time now...maybe it's finally time to sell my CTX...the ability of the ctx to notch out bottle caps and still be able to hit important targets is amazing and hopefully they can make it better and much faster..

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It would be nice if they got to Excalibur by changing the components with a new state of the art ,  it would become half, underwater connectors on the cables to be able to change headphones and coils, lithium batteries.
Here,  in Italy,  many have made these changes, Excalibur is still an unbeatable machine.

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