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    Middle of France
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    Black truffle
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    Sov 91 & Elite, Redoutable french version of LST, Deus X35, Equinox 800, Mod TDI SL

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  1. I don’t think them to release a machine to compete with Vanquish, Apex etc I also don’t see them release a detector under 1000 € like the Equinox so they remain in the price range of the CTx3030 to compete (~1500€). If their SMF does not do as well as a CTx3030 + Equinox in terms of performance, it will be hard ... Even if they have the advantage of wireless and weight. I'm really looking forward to testing this detector.
  2. The Sovereign is not perfect, heavy, its recovery speed is long, poor reactivity. My Sovereign is mounted on the excellent Deus shaft. I like to use multiple detector that changes. Each detector has one or more strong points, the Deus is its reactivity, shaft, weight, wireless etc… But I find it below in discrimination/notch than Minelab detectors.
  3. With my Sovereign, I manage to « notch » the aluminium zip pers, aluminium balls, some pieces of alu without losing most of gold rings, gold coins. With the Deus is impossible.
  4. The truffle isn’t an exact science, many people have planted without having much. « Mother nature » still have the uppercut hand… It’s more of a pleasure for me than a search for money. I have a « real » job everything day next door.
  5. Hi Old Line Paul, Why in Maryland, is detection complicated there ?
  6. Hi rvpopeye, Many thanks !
  7. Salut palzynski, Middle of France.
  8. Hi, thanks "locator". I own the 1991 Sovereign mounted on an XP Deus rod with LiPo battery and the Nel Hunter 12.5x8.5 "disc, and an Elite also mounted on a Deus rod with LiPo battery and the Coiltek Orange 10x5" inch disc (the black version is slightly less efficient).
  9. Hi, Thanks "kac", "Joe D." and "Valens Legacy" for the welcoming. The job occupies me a lot at the moment but I will try to take pictures of the outings. "Joe D." : My parents have been retired since this summer so we are renting the land to other farmers, the property in total must be about 150 hectares, it is not very big for France, let alone seen from the United States. But it is very big in the department where we are because the smaller properties are numerous. My parents made the sheep (about 900 animals), and they sold the lambs for the meat market mainly. They also sold some grain. For my part, I planted truffle trees for the variety of Melanosporum "black truffle" truffles, which I harvest during the autonal / winter seasons and I maintain the trees outside. For the finds, they are from all eras, Roman / Gallic until recently. The most common coins in the department remain copper coins called "Double Tournois" produced from the 1200s to the 1700s, coins during the revolutionary period of the 1780-1790s (I love the one called "bell metal" , to summarize during the revolution, the precious metals necessary for the minting of coins are lacking, therefore the church bells are melted for the minting of these coins ...) and also the coins under Napoleon III. Detection in France is very complicated because the law is very ambiguous. There are a few lawsuits filed against YouTubers or other resellers. The Drac, the organism responsible for archelogical research, has been pursuing a hunt for 2/3 years. The law says that it is forbidden to detect with a metal detector if it is for archaeological purposes ... And even to dig ... You can search with a metal detector for your fallen watch, ring, agricultural parts ... And besides selling metal detectors is legal / permitted ...
  10. Hi, I am impatient. I hope they will release a multifrequency with better discrimination. Because the Deus is not up to par on this subject. Eliminating aluminum without losing gold is really complicated.
  11. Hi everyone, Avid reader from France of this forum, which I consider to be the "best" in the world. I am happy to be part of this community. Passionate since childhood by detection, I mainly detect in fields and woods family (I am the son of farmer) I had the chance to try and have a lot of detectors. My favorite is the Sovereign which I find unbeatable in discrimination between aluminum and gold. Sorry if my English is approximate . Thanks.
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