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    Metal Detecting, Peace and De-Stressing, PC's and Networking/Network Security, Meeting good people and trying to be one myself.
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    Equinox 800 , XP ORX X35 11"

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  1. damned thief is all I can say. I hope you got a good description of the garbage standing beside your bag. I'd have surely called the law on that person "standing near your bag" I can't stand thieves!
  2. Well I can tell you that in my area there is at least 1 moron who leaves pits and never fills the holes they dig. For a long time I wondered who was doing it but found out for sure who it was. The guy lied about it, blaming it on some other random individual when it was he who was carrying a regular variety garden shovel and digging the holes that day! To see more idiots like that out and destroying grass giving us all a bad name is not something I would want. When you start talking about lower detector prices causing a flood of new people, I don't think they need to buy a Nokta to be an idiot. They have plenty of options available today already that are much cheaper. An idiot leaving craters around is an idiot, whether he/she is swinging a $50 detector or a $5,000 detector. The idea that expensive detectors can only be afforded by the "elite detector professionals" is also a bunch of garbage. Stupidity and crater diggers have no dollar value, they are found at every level!
  3. I agree with you on the iron. Some of my places are loaded with it. Rapid fire machine gun audio. It's ridiculous. There is no way I could dig all those iron signals. Like you, I just don't have the time or the will to dig the iron. Thumbs Up
  4. I have to admit, this looks like a good unit. It has my interest. Just looking at the construction it seems quite a bit more sturdy than EQ 600/800 in the coil ear area. Those ears looks very beefy. Add in the carbon fiber lower, another nice perk. The screen seems a bit busy and crowded with little icons. Not so much a negative but slightly distracting to some maybe. In my case, the bigger the ID numbers are the better I can see them with my eyes. The Id's on the Legend do not seem all that big. Nothing wrong with the 11" coil. No different than the standard coil on other detectors. The question is, how is the construction of the coils beyond the ears? Are they sealed well around the wiring and are the coil windings epoxied well? Little questions like that are in my mind. Audio. Hmm, I rarely use anything other than 5 tones on my Equinox. But this new Nokta has up to 60 tones. It would be interesting to hear what it sounds like. Seems to have all the adjustments like EQ does. It's really clear to me that Nokta really doesn't like Minelab. It's quite entertaining. Minelab has in all honesty up-priced their products for a long time. They have been arrogant in the past as well. I own one of their machines because it works. I also own one because if it had an issue during warranty it would be taken care of ( this unit has had no issues). I must say that this Legend has me very curious. Curious enough to buy one? Well, not right yet. I do enjoy playing with new gadgets, and especially new metal detectors. However, I've bought quite a few that were not all they were cracked up to be. If I could find one of these new Legends and perhaps even trade my ORX towards it to soften the price.. Yeah I'd do it. What does worry me is warranty claims with this new machine, and the availability of warranty service along with turnaround time if there is an issue. 2 yr warranty is a little weak though. So yeah.. for me at least the ORX I have would definitely be up for trading towards a Legend. The machine looks pretty good. Will be looking forward to hearing from the real world users once this hits the pipeline.
  5. I prefer to use the WM08 module. It allows me to use some Grey Ghost wired headphones which I really enjoy. The aptX wireless headphones (stock and aftermarket) just don't have the sound quality my wired phones do. I do notice some lag with aptX that I don't hear when using WM08. So count me as a WM08 module user.
  6. Here is what happened. That guy that was an ex-slave turned free man found it ALL! That dude found the treasure. Case closed!
  7. "Fake Island" is more like it. Drayton won't even dig his own holes he's so "elite". Ridiculous! No respect from me for the guy or the show.
  8. I think this is similar to finding a task for slack/lazy/incompetent workers. Give them something so easy that they really would have to try and fail at it. What a shame. I feel really bad for that Simplex, to be determined lame enough that only the detection of nails is its primary purpose. I did catch the humor in the post, but also seemed like there was a bit of contempt towards it too. It was like "Ok Simplex, it's your turn to shine. On nails, because you suck at everything else!"
  9. displaying those pull tabs with pride! Glad you found something better than silver. Seems like you are well on the way to finding greater things.
  10. Sure it is possible, IF they wanted to. But why do that when they can instead sell a higher priced detector? That is the business model. What they have now could be upgraded in software to do what the new one will do but they choose to come out with a totally "new" unit that will do it. Look at the XP Deus vs ORX for example. I'm convinced the only difference in the two is software. All about the $$$$
  11. Usually if the price is way lower than everywhere else for same coil = BIG RED FLAG. That old saying comes to mind, if it seems to good to be true it more than likely is a rip-off.
  12. That Sampson shovel is garbage. It appears they are cheaping out on the metal thickness and quality. From your photo of the broken inside part it looks like a nice clean break. Maybe a bad batch of pipe material that was over-hardened. At any rate, not worth the money they asked for it. Sorry you had to deal with that.
  13. I agree with you. The cables they use leave a bit to be desired. The prices they charge for the factory coils vs. quality of the coil is not matching. NEL makes good coils, that much I learned. The T2 with a NEL Snake/ Cors Shrew coil is a cherry picking machine. It has its limits in depth but separation with that coil and sensitivity to small targets surpasses anything else I've ever used. Something like the Cors Shrew/NEL Snake coil for an Equinox... now that would be something. Again I feel the strength of Teknetics/Fisher machines are good availability of aftermarket coils.
  14. Call me pessimistic but has anyone thought maybe they are on the edge of saying goodbye to the "hobby detector" segment? The T2 I had was a good machine but reached its limit and didn't do well around difficult soils. Struggled with iron a bit too. What really did me in was a site where it could not even be used because of chatter.The T2 was a coin getting rascal in decent soil conditions, and it did well with a smaller coil. That much I will give it. But as the conditions got harder it nose-dived. But seriously, after all these years why can't they do something different than the re-mark and re-package game. Maybe they just don't care anymore. Why dink around with little low-end and lower priced units when they can sell a few of the more expensive models.. I don't expect to see anything interesting out of them anytime soon.
  15. Steve, do you see anything an owner could do to further seal the battery area as a source of water ingress? Nothing radical, just a simple extra layer of protection or something similar?
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