My question is not a substitute for the WM08 , what I would like to do its match it with a non ML Transmitter, is anything available?
Wifes 2300 did not come with Bluetooth Headphones like the Nox or a better, the Z's WM12 speaker with Headphone jack. I have set up an ebay Bluetooth Transmitter on the 2300 and a ebay Bluetooth receiver connected to the dealer supplied amplifier carried in her back pack to drive a speaker on her shoulder. The Transmitter and Receiver are the Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR which I understand is faster with less latency that the Bluetooth V4 or V5 but use more power than the V4 or V5 versions, so am not sure whether a charge on these small units will last a day.
So am wondering if anybody has come across a transmitter than will drive the WMO8 so can use it on the 2300 ( ie with a longer detecting use)
My Transmitter and receiver is similar to the item below
By Steve Herschbach
Minelab are excited to release a new enhanced version of the the popular Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector. With availability from mid-June, the new enhanced SDC 2300 will now include re-designed headphones, an armrest protector and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. A clip-on coil joint protector has been added to the swivel joint for added protection of the coil joint while detecting.
Minelab SDC 2300 Data & Reviews
Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector
The place I've been river prospecting recently is only showing me very small flakes of gold (so far). They are so small in fact that even the SDC can't pick them up. Yesterday my Garret Pro Pointer arrived and that also sees nothing when I pass it across the vials. Even some of the quite big flakes that I found a while ago in Scotland.
So I got to wondering, what is the minimum flake/nugget size that can be detected?
Could anyone with an SDC (or even a Pro Pointer) post and tell me their results?
By Steve Herschbach
I am not sure if anyone else is doing this (it appears to be a Coiltek sale but no mention on their website), but Chris at AZO is advertising Coiltek coils for the Minelab SDC 2300 at 20% off for the rest of the month or while supplies last.
20% OFF the following premium Coiltek products:
• 10x5 Gold Extreme: WAS $295 - NOW $236
• 11" Gold Extreme: WAS $315 - NOW $252
• 14x9" Gold Extreme: WAS $315 - NOW $252
• Gold Extreme SDC Accessory Pack: WAS $67 - NOW $54
First time out with my new SDC and the damn thing shorts out every time I set it down or bump it? Then it starts it's warm up all over again and I continue to hunt until I gently bump it or set it down again? Seems to have got better towards end of 4 hr hunt where I only dug about 35 targets (no gold). It might be the batteries not making good connection but I did have the trap door completely shut. Anyone else ever have this issue before with the SDC???? Hate to have to send it in...…
Well, my Son did it and turned up with a SDC in exchange for my 5000 for Easter. Went off to try the SDC, left him with Z to compare with 5000 and new age coils, he was fairly impressed with performance of 5000 with the Elite 14" but in using the Z to compare he is now spoilt and talking Z Z Z Z only. Suspect the 5000 is history, regardless that the new age coils have increased the performance of the 5000, the stability of the Z has swung him.
The SDC, it is super stable and a small piece magnet, good fun and will complement the Z. It is the small coil gold detector for those pieces around boulders the Z just can`t get at, plus for those shallow pieces that recovering is time consuming for the Z.