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  1. The Fisher Impulse AQ is a new pulse induction (PI) metal detector released in June 2020. The Fisher Impulse AQ is the first of a series of new pulse induction detectors from Fisher Research. The AQ (AQua) is a waterproof model intended for beach and water hunting. Pulse induction technology offers extreme performance on highly mineralized beaches that inhibit the depths attainable with VLF metal detectors. The Impulse AQ has been released first as a limited production model, the Impulse AQ Limited. This machine has a depth rating of three feet and a NiMH battery with running time of up t
    13 points
  2. The Garrett Ace Apex is a new multifrequency metal detector released in September 2020. It redefines the number of features available in a metal detector for under $500. The Ace Apex is very light weight at 2.5 lbs and has built-in rechargeable batteries plus proprietary wireless headphone capability. There are two multifrequency options and four single frequency options to choose from. The price without headphones is $424.96 and with wireless headphones $492.96. The built in wireless is Garrett’s proprietary Z-Lynk system, which is faster than low latency Bluetooth. The Apex features a new co
    5 points
  3. The Fisher Impulse Gold is new ground balancing pulse induction (GBPI) metal detector with probable availability in 2021. The new Fisher Impulse Gold is a gold prospecting model being developed alongside the Fisher Impulse AQ model, which is intended for beach and water hunting. The Impulse Gold is expected to offer excellent depth and superb sensitivity to small gold nuggets due to an very low pulse delay capability. The compact design and light weight is also attracting a lot of attention. A major design difference from the AQ model will be the inclusion of a ground balance control to d
    5 points
  4. The Nokta/Makro Simplex is a new 12 kHz single frequency VLF metal detector introduced in November 2019. The Simplex redefines the features available in a metal detector selling in the under $300 range. Key features are the fully submersible design, integrated wireless headphones, built in rechargeable battery, updates via the internet, and more. Look for more information and discussion on the Nokta / Makro Metal Detector Forum. Nokta/Makro Simplex metal detector The Simplex is available in two packages, both are the same wireless capable detector. Note that Nokta/Makro uses a propr
    4 points
  5. This is a simple listing of metal detector models which I will be filling out with models new and old as I have time. The intent is to have basic information on metal detector models for easy reference. The models are listed alphabetically by manufacturer but by using the "Sort By" function can also be listed by weight, price, or other basic specifications. Links to manufacturer pages and owner's manuals are provided when possible. Discontinued models are highlighted, and when discontinued the price shown is the last known sale price new. The heart of the whole thing is intended to b
    3 points
  6. Completely new for Bounty Hunter for 2020, the Time Ranger Pro appears to be a Fisher F19 in sleek new clothing. This detector is available now. The Time Ranger Pro is a 19 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro is a variant of the 19 kHz Fisher Gold Bug Pro and so it also is very good at gold prospecting. All coils for the Fisher Gold Bug Pro, F19, and Teknetics G2+ are compatible with the Time Ranger Pro. Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro metal detector Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro control panel Preliminar
    2 points
  7. The Minelab Vanquish 540 is a new metal detector announced by Minelab and with product shipping in 2020. The Vanquish 540 is a multifrequency VLF detector with a unique collapsible rod system and 12" x 9" DD coil. Follow Minelab Vanquish threads on the Minelab Metal Detector Forum for the latest news. Minelab Vanquish 540 metal detector Search Modes - Coin, Relic, Jewelry, Custom, All Metal Custom User Search Profile - Yes Operating Frequencies (kHz) - Multi-IQ Noise Cancel - Auto (19 Channels) Bluetooth Audio - Yes Iron Bias - High (default), Low Sensitivity - 10 levels
    2 points
  8. The White's V3i metal detector was introduced in 2009 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. The V3i is a VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic detecting, saltwater beach detecting, and gold prospecting. The White's V3i is a multifrequency detector that can also run at one of several single frequencies: 2.5, 7.5, and 22.5 kHz. The V3i was originally released as the White's Spectra Vision or simply White's Vision. Due to a name conflict with another company the name was changed to White's Spectra V3. The original Vision and V3 models both had
    2 points
  9. The Teknetics G2 metal detector was introduced in 2014 and is still in production. It is a 19 khz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at relic, jewelry, coin, and gold nugget detecting. "The new G2+ is unique among relic hunting detectors for its versatile function as an all-purpose treasure detector and also its high sensitivity to small gold nuggets. The controls, menu options and features are tailored to relic-hunting, including a sophisticated ground balancing system, separate control over signal gain and threshold and a unique discrimination control system. These features also make fo
    2 points
  10. The White's TDI BeachHunter metal detector was introduced in 2018 and is still in was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. The TDI BeachHunter is a fully submersible pulse induction (PI) metal detector aimed primarily at beach detecting for coins and jewelry. The TDI BeachHunter is basically a waterproof TDI SL and performance is about the same. "Common VLF detectors, even multi-frequency ones, can struggle in strong mineralization or salt conditions. That’s where the power of Pulse Induction can help you find more treasure! Specially-built for both the beach and the g
    2 points
  11. The White's XLT metal detector was introduced in 1994 as the Spectrum XLT. It was cosmetically refashioned as the XLT E-Series in 2001 and finally discontinued in 2010. The XLT is a 6.59 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "XLT® is high-performance simplicity and versatility at it’s best. High tech treasure hunting is as easy as turning on the XLT® and selecting a Turn-on and Go! program. With 5 expertly-designed programs to choose from, you’ve got virtually every kind of hunting covered. It’s easy to enhance a program, too, for your particular hu
    2 points
  12. The White's Goldmaster 24K metal detector was introduced in 2018 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. It is a 48 kHz induction balance metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting. A waterproof version called the GMX Sport was released in 2020. "Featuring a 50% increase in coil voltage over previous models along with an all-new XGB ground balance system, take your prospecting to new depths with the Goldmaster 24k. This machine represents a new generation of VLF detection technology, with features that both sourdough and greenhorn prospectors can appreciat
    1 point
  13. The White's GMX Sport metal detector was introduced in 2020 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in that same year. That makes the GMX the last detector model to be designed and sold by White’s Electronics after 50 years in business. The GMX is a 48 kHz induction balance metal detector waterproof to ten feet aimed primarily at the jewelry detecting and gold prospecting markets. The GMX Sport is physically based on the White's MX Sport housing but otherwise is a Goldmaster 24K electronically. The control functions are identical the the Goldmaster 24K and the display screen is
    1 point
  14. The QED Metal Detector was first released in late 2016. It was known as the QED PL1 and had only three control buttons on the forward mounted control box. Mid 2018 saw the release of the improved current version, the QED PL2. The QED is a ground balancing pulse induction (GBPI) metal detector aimed primarily at the gold prospecting market. The QED is currently only available for sale in Australia. "The QED design philosophy was to “to create a performance competitive detector at a realistic price for fellow prospectors”. The result is a single channel Pulse Induction metal detector that’s
    1 point
  15. The Fisher Gold Bug DP is a version of the Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector that was introduced in 2010 and is still in production. It is a 19 khz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting, relic, jewelry, and coin detecting. The Gold Bug Pro has been a very popular entry level gold prospecting detector. Note that the Fisher Gold Bug Pro normally comes with a non-standard 5" round coil. This is good for nugget detecting but too small for most common uses. The Fisher Gold Bug DP is simply a Fisher Gold Bug Pro that comes with the 7" x 11" DD instead of the 5" round DD coil.
    1 point
  16. The Fisher F19 metal detector was introduced in 2014 as the Fisher F19 Ltd and is still in production. The F19 Ltd models are camouflage paint versions while the F19 has Fisher's standard black and gold colors. There is no difference between the units electronically. The F19 is a 19 khz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The F19 is a variant of the 19 kHz Fisher Gold Bug Pro and so it also is very good at gold prospecting. The F19 is available at time of purchase with either a 6" x 10" or 7" x 11" DD coil for the same price. "The F19 is the best reli
    1 point
  17. The Fisher F70 metal detector was introduced in 2008 and discontinued in 2018. The F70 is a 13 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic, and gold nugget detecting. "The F70 is a multipurpose high-performance metal detector noted for its quick response and fast retune speed so the user can cover ground quickly and still get great target separation. The 13 kHz operating frequency means it responds equally well to gold nuggets, coins and jewelry. The F70 has two different retune speeds: fast (default) and slow, ideal when searching for very deep or for very small target
    1 point
  18. The Tesoro Vaquero metal detector was introduced in 2004 and ceased production in 2018. The Vaquero is a 14.5 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic, and gold nugget detecting. "The versatile Vaquero is an all-around detector designed to do just about anything a detectorist could want. Named after the Spanish word for “cowboy,” the Vaquero lives up to the hard-working, take-on-the-tough-jobs reputation that made cowboys in the Old West famous. What enhances the Vaquero’s versatility is its 3-3/4-turn manual-adjust ground balance, which gives the detectorist the cap
    1 point
  19. The Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ metal detector was introduced in 1997 and ceased production in 2018. It is a weatherproof 17.8 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting with coin, jewelry, and relic detecting being secondary uses. "The Lobo Super TRAQ is an incredibly versatile, feature-rich machine that triumphs in small gold nugget prospecting. Spoil yourself with a detector that self-adjusts to any type of soil, even in highly mineralized locations. While the Lobo is designed to find gold, it also thrives in detecting coins, relics, and other treasures." Source: Tesoro 201
    1 point
  20. The White's Sierra Gold Trac (SGT) metal detector was introduced in 2013 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. It is a 48 khz induction balance metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting. The SGT is a stripped down version of the White's GMT in that it only has two controls and is locked into full time ground tracking, but other than that it has all the power of the GMT for half the price. The SGT had an MSRP of $599.95 when introduced in 2013 but was discounted to $499.95. It was temporarily discontinued but revived in 2018 with a new price of $399.95.
    1 point
  21. The Minelab GPX 4800 detector was released in 2010 and was discontinued in 2012. The GPX 4800 was a pulse induction (PI) metal detector aimed primarily at the gold prospecting market but which also became popular also with relic hunters. "Gold detecting is a fascinating and rewarding activity enjoyed by people all over the world. By getting to know your GPX Series detector you can become one of the many who find gold and valuable treasure on a regular basis. The GPX 5000 and GPX 4800 are high precision instruments incorporating Multi-Period Sensing (MPS), Dual Voltage Technology (DVT), Sm
    1 point
  22. The Garrett AT Pro metal detector was introduced in 2010 and is still in production. The AT Pro is a fully submersible 15 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The AT Pro was revolutionary at the time it was released due to it having a full complement of controls, an LCD display, and built in speaker, all while being waterproof to ten feet. This and a low price has resulted in the Garrett AT Pro being one of the most commercially successful metal detectors ever designed. 12/1/2018 - Take note of a temporary offer to buy the AT Pro with the smaller 5
    1 point
  23. The White's MXT was released in 2002 and was still in production when White’s closed up shop in 2020. The MXT is a 14 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting as well as gold prospecting. Previous versions now discontinued include the original MXT with 9.5" concentric coil and the MXT 300 with 12" concentric coil. The MXT Pro was originally released with the 12" 300mm coil. The current MXT Pro features a 10" round DD coil and adds three new touch pad buttons to the control pod (see picture below), meter backlight, and multi tones but performance is identical
    1 point
  24. The Teknetics Eurotek was introduced in 2013 and is still in production. The Eurotek is a 7.81 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "The Eurotek and Eurotek Pro were designed for congested and iron laden European hunting conditions. An exceptionally fast retune speed offers impressive target separation in iron-infested sites and the expanded 39-point Iron ID range makes it easy to identify desirable iron targets. These are turn-on-and-go detectors for quick and easy operation. They have waterproof searchcoils, fully adjustable stems with locking co
    1 point
  25. The Teknetics Eurotek Pro was introduced in 2013 and is still in production. The Eurotek Pro is a 7.81 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "The Eurotek and Eurotek Pro were designed for congested and iron laden European hunting conditions. An exceptionally fast retune speed offers impressive target separation in iron-infested sites and the expanded 39-point Iron ID range makes it easy to identify desirable iron targets. These are turn-on-and-go detectors for quick and easy operation. They have waterproof searchcoils, fully adjustable stems with lo
    1 point
  26. The Rutus Alter 71 was introduced in 2017 and is still in production. The Alter 71 is a VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic detecting plus gold prospecting. The Nokta/Makro Impact is a "selectable frequency" detector that lets you select one frequency to use from several options. The Alter 71 frequency adjustable between 4.4kHz and 18.4kHz in steps of 0.2kHz. There does not appear to be a Rutus distributor in the U.S. at this time (Dec 2018) but enough of these detectors are finding their way to the U.S. to be listed here. The price as listed in U.S. dollars is approxima
    1 point
  27. The Fisher F22 metal detector was introduced in 2015 and is still in production. It is a weatherproof 7.69 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "The F22 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use turn-on-and-go metal detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone® adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets. Easily identify buried targe
    1 point
  28. The Minelab X-Terra 705 metal detector was introduced in 2009 and is still in production. The X-Terra 705 is a selectable frequency VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The X-Terra models are unique in that they sense the coil attached to the detector, and then match the detector frequency to the coil. Coils are made in 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, and 18.75 kHz versions. The standard X-Terra 705 comes with a 9" round concentric 7.5 kHz coil, good for general purpose metal detecting. The alternative Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold comes instead with an 18.75 kHz 6" x 10" DD co
    1 point
  29. The Fisher F75 Ltd metal detector is a model in the F75 series introduced in 2007 and is still in production. It is a 13 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, relic, jewelry, and gold nugget detecting. Note that the F75 Ltd was also called the F75 Special Edition, leading to some confusion regarding the various F75 models. The latest version of the F75 Ltd is the F75+. The original F75 Ltd model was upgraded in 2014 to include Digital Shielding Technology (DST) but the model name as sold remained the same. Earlier models are just called the F75 Ltd and the newer version is refer
    1 point
  30. The Fisher CZ-3D metal detector was introduced in 2004 and is still in production. The CZ-3D replaced the earlier CZ-5 Quicksilver model and is essentially the same unit with modifications to the discrimination scheme. The Fisher CZ-3d is a multifrequency VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "The CZ-3D is an easy-to-use, multi-frequency detector known for finding the deeper coins and jewelry. Dual frequencies broaden the machine's ability to respond to targets across a wider conductivity range, achieving improved depth on most targets. The CZ-3D has 4-
    1 point
  31. The Teknetics Gamma 6000 was introduced in 2008 and is still in production. The Gamma 6000 is a 7.69 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "Handle tough ground conditions with the Gamma’s GROUNDGRAB™ control and on-screen mineralization indicator. Multiple Tone Target-ID audio makes is easy to identify targets by sound alone. Notch out unwanted target categories and zero in on targets with a no-motion All Metal Pinpoint Mode that indicates the depth of your targets." Source: Teknetics 2014 catalog Teknetics Gamma 6000 metal detector Tekn
    0 points
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