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Hello everybody, does anyone have information about this brand (Deteknix) and his metal detectors (Quest)? Has anyone test it and are there any opinions about the detectors? It is not at Steve’s data base. Thanks.

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Don't know any thing about the detectors but the Quest WiFi systems are very good and I use them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The brand is actually Quest, they were formerly known as Deteknix, but changed their name a few years ago. But the old name still gets mentioned, particularly in relation to their pinpointers, which were big sellers.

Their website, questmetaldetectors.com will give you a starting point for your research.

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As was already mentioned, their pinpointers and headphones and 2.4 gHz wireless transmitters that go with them are excellent. Their headphones specially made to accept the XP Deus WS4 and XP ORX WS audio modules are outstanding.

Their detectors (at least in the USA) have a bad reputation. Not because they are bad detectors but because their top of the line original Quest Pro was proven to have pirated software from First Texas Products Teknetics T2. Whether this was by accident, ignorance or on purpose who knows. Several lawsuits have been settled, refiled and are in limbo. As far as I know there is no official warranty repair facility for Quest in North America at the moment.

I owned a Quest 40 for a while and really liked it but something called the Equinox was released a little after that and I no longer needed a Quest 40.

From what I have read, Quest still makes excellent detectors that have plenty of great features and can get most single frequency detecting jobs done very well.

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Geez, I didn't know that about them using the T2 software.  With all the T2 clones on the market I guess the software was easy to come by, they probably found it floating around on some website as generic Chinese metal detector software and a guide to making the detector 🙂  Silly thing to do obviously as a commercial product.    The Chinese seem to have a very different culture around copying things, I can even buy KFC seasoning flour at a nearby Chinese supermarket to make my own KFC at home.  They copy everything.

The Chinese car manufacturer Foton just released a Ford F-150 Raptor clone called the Big General 😛

The Quest Wirefree is a great audio system though.  I've been very happy with it.

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That was basically what Quest's owner said in their defense. The Chinese circuit boards they purchased included the processor which already had some code installed...........which turned out to be pirated FTP proprietary software!!!! Sounds pretty iffy to me.  

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18 hours ago, George1971 said:

Hello everybody, does anyone have information about this brand (Deteknix) and his metal detectors (Quest)? Has anyone test it and are there any opinions about the detectors? It is not at Steve’s data base. Thanks.

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I was doing some Deteknix testing when they had an office in the eastern part of Los Angeles county.  At the time the detector was coming out but not available but the Wifi and headphones were available.  I used the Wifi for a bit with my 2300 because being wired to it caused me not to use it.

There is a thread here about some of that or I PMed Steve but Steve knew the lawsuit stories and 'stayed away' from reviews for the company.  After doing the testing of a couple of versions and several trips to the office it was time to 'settle up' on the one Wifi that I had and I wasn't even given a freebie ...

It's been years now since then.

Mitchel

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I had the q20 and believe it or not it was a great little unit. It did not have many settings but it was sure hot on nickels. 

 

I had it for a back up unit for a while and sold it off. 

 

I have not used the one listed in the picture but the company seems to be doing pretty good.

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