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F19 Verses Minelab 705 With High Freq Coil

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I've wondered for years about how the F19 would compare to the Minelab 705 with the high frequency coil?

Love to read anything on this topic.

Thanks.

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I found the First Texas 19 kHz models and the X-Terra 705 to be near identical in their respective all metal Prospecting modes. Both are a little weak on silver coins compared to top coin detectors. Great on mid to low conductors. The X-Terra 705 by comparison to the F19 is a feature rich detector especially as regards tone and notching options.

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9 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I found the First Texas 19 kHz models and the X-Terra 705 to be near identical in their respective all metal Prospecting modes. Both are a little weak on silver coins compared to top coin detectors. Great on mid to low conductors. The X-Terra 705 by comparison to the F19 is a feature rich detector especially as regards tone and notching options.

I have always been drawn to the tones of the Minelab machines.  I loved my Etrac, but it became to heavy for the long hunts so I had to part with it.  Hope the Equinox has similar tone capabilities.  :laugh:

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11 hours ago, Mark Gillespie said:

I have always been drawn to the tones of the Minelab machines.  I loved my Etrac, but it became to heavy for the long hunts so I had to part with it.  Hope the Equinox has similar tone capabilities.  :laugh:

Going by the tones i heard on Youtube the Equinox has similar tones to the Terra 705 . 

As for the Terra 705 , that depends if you detect land , dry beach or wet beach ? 

I used the 705 for over 6 years till early this year , i know that something was coming a couple of years ago but didn't know when . 

But the 705 for me was a very good machine , i didn't use it on land sites . I found it a bit weak for that and the ET or Explorer is much better for relic hunting .

But on the dry beach looking for coinage or rings it is a very good machine , since January 2011 i have had 14 Gold and many Silver rings and close to 5 figures in coinage with the 705 . I think its because its a good machine in air test and beaches on the dry tend to be airy , i search stony and some sandy beaches .

Never used the F19 but that is a high frequency machine which the 705 is not unless buying the 18 khz coil , i stayed with the 7.5 khz.

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