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  1. Denny ….it sound like an issue me and Cliff had initially. It’s not making contact. Remove the screw to the plate and put a thin SS washer behind it. It didn’t help when someone released a video with more standard tones….. I think we all liked them MUCH better. to answer Steve’s question…. absolutely. It’s real competitive with all the U-Tubers/influencers who wants to be the first to introduce a new machine. New machines is like chum to sharks. Right now …. There are some very good choices for someone wanting a multi use machine ….that may do other types of hunting only occasionally but like me needs a good niche machine as well.
  2. Very spot on. It’s a niche machine to me for water hunting. Some I know have already moved on to the newer multi use machines…. But they still have the machine. Partly because they aren’t easy to sell much like an aqua sound that got some what popular here years back. It’s difficult if you don’t have a crew to make changes quickly and can’t do updates by computer. Some things needs to be changed but there is a bit of resistance maybe because it can’t be updated and of course there is the cost. Much like a PI for beach hunting…. Not as many want to use them even thou they are deep. I’ve sold all my machines but the MDT and I’m keeping an eye on the new ones. The future is hear …. Most everyone wants a multi use machine…. It’s a matter of which will serve their purpose.
  3. “It's build quality and waterproofing has been improved, significantly” This is yet to be determined IMO. I honestly don’t think the Nox was tested in the water… it was assumed the sealed casing and universal IP ratings made it waterproof. If it’s being made in the same factory using the same mode process with the same quality control…. Then it’s a wait and see for the water guys. ML has very good marketing staff. Well played on waiting hoping to do the same thing the Nox did…. Stall all sales of other detectors. But this times …. I’m not sure it will work with the quality of machines out there.
  4. No one should take that dealer seriously.
  5. SteveG I agree with you on a lot of that Ferr/con. I more often than not watched that smart screen then checked out the con digit. We all learned the silver tinkle watched deep coins like nickels move to points no where near an air test coin. Took me some time to realize what weak targets were… I really gained a lot of depth once it clicked.
  6. So are there videos of it in the water with the screen about a foot down? Wondering how they set it up, how it moved (Tom already said those fins displace more water) and how much water comes out of that speaker? I’ve always plugged those. that cuff had best be good because it’s not likely an aftermarket one will be out soon. So with a sliding cuff and no screws/button spring clip…. The end of that shaft could have been used for a cheaper larger battery that doesn’t take but a few hours to charge. that extra power could come in handy in the water here in Fl. Once the coil hits the salt water it more about the saline than EMI.
  7. I for one never had a water issue with my Nox…. and mine got wet. I consider any detector that can get used in the water. I wasn’t happy getting it thou and they didn’t even have waterproof headphones for months which told me it hadn’t been tested much. So Tony made me phones and I tested um. Seems I’ll be able to use them. ML knows what their issues were… let’s hope all were fixed. Not sure why they couldn’t waterproof more like the Deus and their warranty didn’t increase. I assume Steve you are working on a new shaft? I always like ML so if 90% of the development did go toward the dirt guy on this one for here in Fl it may be a good beach machine as well
  8. Steve I read that as well from Tom. He also mentioned Carl ant that 50% would equate to less than 7% increase in depth. I get good depth here in Fl so I’m more concerned with eliminating EMI and TID especially at depth. Obviously here most are recent drop hunting and getting 10” means they get a good many of them. There also comes a time when gold targets are just beyond reach no matter the machine.
  9. I thought the same. Then I thought humm they just transferred that ear breaking to us having to buy lower shafts. Hopefully it not a stiff build… because water guys tend to use the machine to balance themselves in ruff water. One of the reasons I run in AM in the water is because I’m just looking for target … once found then I have to determine… is it something to dig. I don’t run disc because things change… the salt, very tiny concentrations of metal, hard pan and black sand and EMI. Some try to just disc it out rather than adjust the settings.
  10. I did much the same thing …. I sold all but my MDT and Nox. I kept the Nox as a back up because I never had a leak AND I thought I might do some dirt digging one day. But then my batteries died and I had some handle bolt cracking. Got a new box and sold it. I’ve always been a fan of the old explorers and the CTX…. will this machine bring back the silver “tinkle”?
  11. From a water guy’s perspective as was mentioned those braces displace a lot of water especially with a lot of current. I like the upgraded shaft. About time they improved their locks and got rid of the aluminum. Tho again I wonder will we get this $155 crappy yellow phones? I normally put a nylon sticker over the external speaker since I never use it. Ears on the lower shaft…. Hummm. I don’t know that that will be an improvement over just making their ears thicker. We tend to balance ourselves with the machine when getting beat around out there scooping. After a year or so …. set your detector straight up and you may see it leaning in one direction. I’d like to see one batter in the back of the shaft like the MDT…. Easy to swap at $5. I really like what I’m seeing on the screen. Now salt balance? With the added 50% increase in power (which is about what you get from beach 2 to beach 1) a salt balance would quite it down out there.
  12. When I first seen it I was wondering if they had went to an explorer style battery set up moving it to th back of the shaft. I never us my external speaker so I always put a large vynal sticker over it. Salt water and sand does crazy things to equipment. Huge improvement in that shaft. Thou I’m not sure about the coil connector ears being attached to the lower shaft yet.
  13. Cliff is likely reading the posts. He’s had the Deus for awhile now. Summer seems to be a big silver time with all the teens. Hopefully it will turn to gold. Seems like a lot are chasing give backs…. Maybe for a recovery fee. as far as how the chains sound…. Any target you can hear sounds good in AM. Depth is always a guess in the water. The bad chain was definitely deeper and thinking back had a higher reading like 17. In the dime range…. But some targets do upscale. I’ve not found gold to be one of them.
  14. My last two hunts netted me gold and yellow. The chain on the scale is 24”, 14k marked and tested, weight as shown. Finally found a pair of gold earrings in the water … but of course they were plated. Few deep quarters and 2 more junk chains. The next week …. It was this stuff that really looks good in the scoop. I knew right away that ring was bad news….. but the chain and earring was looking good as I quickly tucked them in my pouch. But nope …. More junk. The necklace was open so I detected around and about 3’ away got a 1X1” dangle with a C…. That looked really good but tested really bad.
  15. We had someone spreading Buffalo nickels here in Fl ….. something you could buy by hundreds off line. Oddly had a gold tone to them like they had been heated and dipped. One guy said he got 20 one hunt. I got my share …. Fun to find.
  16. Joe those batteries last forever. I use um in the MDT 3 years with a constant 4.1 after charge. Best I ever used was the 3000s fro RNB but I think they stopped making them.
  17. Frankly I’ve found rarely do I find a gold earring in the water. Lot of junkets …. Acceptable loss maybe since it’s time consuming after the first couple of tries.
  18. I’ll tell you what I did. My scoop has 1/2” holes. I took SS wire and wove it back and forth up to about 3 lines of hole in the V of the scoop. That allows still for good draining and holds enough shells to keep small targets in the scoop. If I’m chasing a small target…. I don’t shake the scoop until I get it high enough to get a hand under it to. Rarely do I leave a target…. Even thou most of the time it wasn’t worth chasing
  19. That looks like a couple of sites I hunted that was used by Gen. Patton for desert training in Calf. The foundation’s were all used for target practice. Wished I was still RVing I’d go back there for sure.
  20. You hit on why the MDT gives a clean sound even thou the digits drift……ROUND. I can’t see the screen a lot when water hunting but I listen for round tones that are deep. When I switch from AM to disc I also listen for high and low tones combined. Those have never produced gold for me.
  21. I’d dare say you wouldn’t get the cash break you expect buying a separate stripped down machine as a backup. You would be more likely to get your money back from the resale of those items. I tend to get different phones, shafts and sometimes coils. IF I resale…. The factory stuff goes with the machine. I sell the after market gear separately.
  22. One thing o can say …. The machine is built light… but very very durable. Id still like to see those tones changed as well. A little more stability as well just because when you run HOT like I do in AM then switch to disc for target ID you are at the mercy of coil control…. Slight wiggle over the target but it matters where that target is in relationship to the coil position.
  23. That’s still based on those who took the time to rate them. Real customers… who knows.
  24. So it’s waterproof. I assume the 5’ is from box to surface? Did Kelleyco not read the manual or did Dimitar make a change? I hope he did. kelleyco … wow stiff price I’d likely buy from Phil Meyers in Tampa first or Tom Dankowski. I’ve never really liked the EXTRAs they throw in to make ya feel like you got a deal. I’m not sure you can even get into their store right now. What I am glad of …..more dealer interest. I hope Dimitar keeps selling so he can continue improvements that we all would like to see.
  25. Or…. go to a playground… those can be tuff to hunt near say monkey bars or slides. The MDT has a coil HALO much like a Sov. You have to wind down the power. I suspect the standard coil would do a better job…. and I’d still use AM.
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