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  1. Steve, It is funny you say about a BFO machine late last year I bought an old Whites 5900 Di Pro Plus that had never been used, the owner had bought it and put it in his loft and then bought a waterproof detector so this one got forgotten about, anyways I bought it and I put batteries in it and fired it up and It has brutal power and it has a threshold that is even better than the TDI SL, I tested it and you can ground balance highly magnetic ground and if it still makes the threshold waver slightly you can adjust the Disc and knock it out all together, When it comes to power what modern machines do with a 15" it can exceed them using the standard "old" 950 coil, and it has no problem discing out large Iron, and it has stacked two stage GB control knobs, I since found out that these thing have almost a cult following in the US, I phone Whites in Inverness and they told me it was made in July 1989 John.
  2. It changes constantly but right now that would be the Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector Only $91 and actually pretty highly rated. We always tend to obsess over power on the forums but sometimes it is good to realize the bulk of the market is made up of people with fewer ambitions than most of us. I assume a lot of these are just something to put in a box as a gift for a child. Before people laugh and say this is a toy, the fact is the Tracker IV completely blows away my very first detector (1972 White’s Coinmaster 4) for power and features and about a third of what I paid decades ago. Rugged metal detector ideal for detecting treasure in extreme ground conditions Motion All-Metal mode, Discrimination mode, and 2-Tone audio mode Preset ground balance neutralizes response to mineral content in the ground Disc/notch control distinguishes between targets and unwanted metals Rugged metal detector ideal for detecting treasure in extreme ground conditions Motion All-Metal mode, Discrimination mode, and 2-Tone audio mode Preset ground balance neutralizes response to mineral content in the ground Disc/notch control distinguishes between targets and unwanted metals Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  3. So there I was....standing in the Equinox 800 line with my money in my hand.... .when out of the blue a nice clean ETrac came up for sale for $600. Quick to recognize a good deal when I see one, I quickly stepped out of the Equinox 800 line and bought the Etrac. I feel like a bandit as its a very nice unit and I'm very pleased with it. Looking forward to sharing a few Etrac posts this year as I get to the chance to use it. HH Mike
  4. Just saw this and two other new models pop up on some dealer websites. The new Go-Find 22, 44, and Go-Find 66. The older Go-Find models have been officially discontinued and can be found at deep discounts while they last. The Go-Find 66 is $249, Go-Find 44 is $199, and Go-Find 22 is $149. Minelab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector Four find icons with nail, foil, ring, coin and treasure view LEDs 2.36"W x 1.42"H LCD screen Pinpoint with audio and visual indicators for better accuracy Three-level depth readout and automatic tracking ground balance Five adjustable sensitivity levels fine tune readings Minelab improves your metal-detecting experience with the latest technology in the Go-Find 66 Metal Detector. Four find icons with nail, foil, ring, coin and treasure view LEDs make it easy to identify targets with a glance at the 2.36"W x 1.42"H LCD screen. Pinpoint with audio and visual indicators make target size and identification more accurate. Key in on the approximate depth of your target using the three-level depth readout and automatic tracking ground balance. Five adjustable sensitivity levels fine tune readings to account for interference. VFlex technology uses two controllers to reduce distortion and enhance target identification accuracy. Four detection modes let you focus on specific finds. Adjustable shaft fits a wide range of users. Visible and audible low-battery indicators. Manufacturer's limited two-year warranty. Batteries: Four AA batteries (not included). Application: coin, relic, jewelry, beach and park. Length: 21.9" (collapsed), 51.4" (extended). Search coil: 10" monoloop. Frequency: 7.8kHz. Weight: 2.36 lbs.
  5. Multi frequency Wireless detector Ultra lightweight FROM DEPAR! DPR6000 is a high-tech metal detector capable of exceptional performance. The DPR 600 has been designed and manufactured in France to give you the ultimate Gold Prospecting experience. The DPR 600 is innovative in terms of metal detector design as it offers an unique system based on different elements communicating via a digital radio link. In this new design the coil, remote control have each been made independent through the integration of very compact, high-capacity lithium batteries. An ultra-miniature electronic circuit, incorporated in the search coil, digitises and analyses the signals. Data is then sent to the remote control in real time via a digital radio link. With this method, the signal is processed at source and not conveyed via a wire link, which greatly improves data quality. Incorporating components from leading-edge technologies such as scientific instrumentation has enabled us to produce a powerful, rapid, lightweight, compact and fully controllable digital detector. Whether you are an experienced user or a beginner, The DPR 600 lets you decide whether or not to modify any of its settings. Powerful pre-configured factory programs enable all users to get started immediately, while expert detectorists can choose more advanced parameters via the intuitive interface. Seems like it would be good, I've never heard of it or anything about the detector, made in France http://www.depardetector.com/product/depar/dpr-600/912/511
  6. Apparently this is my day for questions.... Although this could be a general question, I'm asking here because Fisher has two similarly looking detectors: Gemini-3 for treasure and TW-6 for pipe and cable locating (in their Industrial Division). I seem to recall other manufacturers (possibly Garrett) at least in the past having similar differenced models. My main question is: will the TW-6 do everything the Gemini-3 does? I'm pretty sure the Gemini-3 will not do everything the TW-6 does, but I'm not interested in locating pipes,... While I'm at it -- one more question. I know these are old designs, from back in the 70's or before. With all the new advances in detectors (particularly PI's), have these two-box T/R detectors been rendered obsolete? My guess is 'no' since they are still being made and sold, but sometimes that is a bad conclusion.
  7. Thought maybe some of you gold guys might be interested in a 30khz model unit. I received my unit and have done a couple quick preliminary videos for it. Its very sensitive yet also very deep....Id be happy to answer any questions if I can? I've ran all the deeptechs Vista models and this one is the highest freq unit they have is actually the flagship. They just disc up through foil but have great old school feel audio and analog controls yet offer new way thinking in terms of tone breask and iron volume etc. Very talkative units..can paint a sonic picture of targets in your mind. The videos will give you an idea Keith
  8. Tom from White’s made a statement that the color of the MX 7 had to do with the day it would hit the market. All know that we see orange everywhere on Halloween. Now with that said will it hold true on the hint that Tom drop. Maybe it could be what Halloween is all about and that’s Trick or Treat. Intil tomorrow when we’ll all know. Chuck
  9. Availability mid-November. MSRP $599.95 (MAP $549.90) White's MX7 Owner's Manual White's MX7 information page 13.8 kHz, 3.6 lbs, 9.5" concentric coil (compatible with existing MX Sport coils). Six preset programs (Coin and Jewelry, All-Metal, Beach, Prospecting, Relic, and High Trash) and easy-to-access Threshold, Gain, Ground Balance, and Pinpoint modes. Pressing the Options button accesses more controls, with user-adjustable Volume, Threshold, Depth Units, Backlight Level, Frequency Shift, Salt Track, Program, Self-Adjusting Threshold, Iron Grunt, VCO, Reject Volume, and Discrimination Mask. IP 54 rated - dust and water-resistant. Images - click or double-click for larger versions... White's MX7 metal detector White's MX7 control panel White's MX7 coil connection / waterproof speaker White's MX7 headphone connection White's MX7 Specifications (click to enlarge)
  10. I missed this video when it came out. It is well done however so I am posting it now - better late than never! Slick little detector for only $309.00. Fisher F44 Owner's Manual
  11. Hi All, Relatively new in coin detecting. Heard about this detector. Anyone using it so i can get some advise please? Thanks GoldEN
  12. Have been reading about the Italian Company CEIA , supplier of many styles of detection , ground , food etc . Their more basic models : i.e. MIL D1 and CMD are obviously for mine detection . My question is how would they perform as civilian detectors on coins and relics and gold nuggets . Most probably a complete nieve question , that just hi lights my limited knowledge . Cheers goldrat
  13. One of my early vlf prospecting detectors , it's a minelab but I can't find any history on the unit . It was one of the first units to offer a high and low mineralisation switch and a ten turn GB but not much else , it was converted to hip mount hence the fox like plug where the handle would normally be , there's no information on it on the Minelab site. So if any body remembers it they might be able to fill in the gaps on specs etc.
  14. I have been watching a thread over on PA and it seems there are a few problems, But some of the replies from those pro qed folks seem a little daunting when you consider that the main issue is the ground balance and threshold, which brings to mind JP's review. I find the TDI's a bit worrisome as in when to deploy each of the conductivity settings and find it is much easier to run the SL set to ALL, the QED would drive me nuts when you take the latest reply in to account having to do a Math equation to set the GB/Threshold, anyway here is the link maybe one of you wiser people can translate it all in to common English. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23399
  15. From things I've read and heard, there is a small but loyal following for at least some of the CZ series (with single digits, -3, -4, -5, -6, etc.) and even claims that they are still today among the best coin detectors. I wasn't detecting when this series was available and don't know any more than a few snippets here and there in posts. They do show up on eBay and from (at least some of) the prices, I surmize they are still in demand. Would someone post an overview of the series, highs and lows, pluses and minuses, etc.? I think I've read that Tom Dankowski used to mod one of these models for extra depth. Also wondering if Dave Johnson had a hand in the design/engineering of this series or if they occurred in the time window when he was working elsewhere.
  16. A guy found this detector in a wood pile at a local factory. Looked like it had been there for years, weathered badly, shaft was broken and coil was busted. As a challenge they gave it to me. Two days later I installed batteries and low and behold it came on. Couldn't find a manual so I went into experimental mode and can say I was impressed with the air test (for a China product). To start with I thought it was a single tone machine, dime and nickel gave a high tone, but adjusting the ground balance and the discrimination revealed attributes that reminded me of the TDI. Now a nickel gives a low tone and a dime remained a high tone. Next I took the machine to my test garden of over 10 years and was shocked to hear a repeatable response of my deepest targets. Please note, I’m not promoting China products, only indicating what I found. There is one adjustment on the side that I’m wondering about not sure what it might be. Would also like information about this machine, the internet really doesn’t indicate when they were manufactured or much detail.
  17. Hello everybody, I am interested in buying a TITAN GER 400 for a sandy desert with stones area, Does anyone has one or has ever used one ? Please any advice or recommandation is most welcom, Gyo
  18. Hie Steve; Thanks for the discussion about the GPZ 7000 and other gold detectors. I am attracted to a machine that I have never used: the GER Easyway 3D Detector. Do you have experience using this one? What is your comment about it?
  19. Yes, it's Steve!!!!!!!!!!!! https://web.archive.org/web/20130508060926/http:/www.troycustomdetectors.com:80/reviews/x5-herschbach-review.html
  20. I have had a Nokta AU Gold Finder sitting around for some time. The Gold Finder is the same 56 kHz detector as the Makro Gold Racer, but stuck in an old school knobs and switches waterproof housing. As such it lacks a LCD display and therefore the ability to display target id information. In exchange you get a unit where the battereis are in the control box, so it can be hip or chest mounted. Or in this case, put onto an alternative shaft assembly. I have an old Otto fiberglass shaft for the Minelab PI detectors I kept when I sold off my last Minelab GPX. I was planning on using it for my Garrett ATX modification but I ended up using a White's "S" rod for that project. I also have a 15" x 13.5" DD coil for my Gold Racer that I really liked. The problem there is even though it is a very light 15" coil, it still makes the Gold Racer more nose heavy than I prefer. So Gold Finder sitting around and rod assembly sitting around - Bingo - it's mod time! Easiest job ever. Since the AU Gold Finder is already set up to hip mount, all I had to do is drill the Otto rod to mount the Gold Finder control box. I wanted to mount the control box under elbow for better balance. The controls look upside down when you do this but in reality when you are using the detector and go to make adjustments it works better that way looking down from topside. The AU Gold Finder box almost seems intended to be set up like this as it has a shelf over the LED lights that makes a nice footrest when the control box is flipped over. Since the box is waterproof no need to worry about speaker etc. getting wet or dirty - just hose it off. Came out very nice, only 4 pounds 2.1 ounces with batteries or 4.13 pounds, and way better balanced than the Gold Racer would be running the same coil. I can use a bungee if need be but at 4.13 pounds this weighs no more than many coils running smaller coils. Nice, I am keeping it permanently set up like this. Click on images for larger versions.
  21. PhaseTech and other GS users, notice you listed a Gold Striker in detector used thread, I preferred the GS over the 17000 on shallow ground but a lot were disappointed with it. Just wondering if it had some special "tweaks" in its electronics? Something a bit diff. other then was a single frequency.
  22. Just tested the Exper with these three metals. Although the Exper does not fair well with smaller gold, it does have potential for certain applications for larger gold (1/2 oz +). Watch this video and believe...
  23. Looks like whites xventure kids detector is being sold on ebay. Neat idea for christmas for children and grandkids to start to learn to hunt with. http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-s-XVenture-Kid-s-Metal-Detector-800-0348/142271187819?
  24. Anybody seen the latest in metal detectors from DRS Electronics, their new Ground expert machine is just awesome. If it can do what they claim it can it might be a real game changer for metal detecting.
  25. I thought I would take a few minutes here and talk about the Signum MFT detector. My unit seems to have (looking at screen at turn on) the original version software. I have used the detector with the stock supplied coil,,it measures approx 11.5" in diameter. This coil is deep,,7khz freq, but due to size it can be cumbersome to use in places. Using the stock coil,,,bumping it will cause some falsing at times,,,running gain at 6,, sensitivity at 11. It in my soil is for a metered Vlf detector,,just maybe be my deepest on a clad US dime. The ground balance while using this detector,,very critical to get good to serious depth. Not hard to ground balance as long as you have some clean ground-- this can be a pain btw sometimes. It seems in my ground here,,,using turbo is really not effective,,,like a lot of other units with boost. But even saying this,,this detector features an economy power transmit setting as well as economy off setting. This economy off setting here combined with a sensitivy level of around 11,, gets down in the ground. This detector IMO,,sweep speed wise not overly forgiving,,at least with stock coil. This detector does possess a feature where the recovery speed can be increased,,called mm mode. Since I have been putting in most of my time with the Nokta Impact detector,,I do need more time with this detector. I happened to see a gent who was selling a smaller the stock coil (6x10") Mars coil,,so I bought. In case some folks here don't know,,,the coils used on AKA Sorex detector are interchangeable here with Signum detectors. Well today I took this new to me coil to a site,,to try. I was very impressed with this coil,,,as long as I was in mm mode. It seemed if I was running in normal mode,,,the detector couldn't keep up with the ground,,and even some of the iron and targets. I need to operate some more,,,I could be jumping the gun here by criticizing it. This detector and coil combo(my new to me coil) feels real nice,,balance and weight. This coil being 14khz,,,it nails higher conductors big time,,,some coins rather deep using this coil,,a user might think they were only a couple inches deep. The audio this detector possesses,,,is second to none in my book. One detector with such great audio,,,a user will not be overwhelmed even when running all metal in a super duper bad site with iron and nails. I did even today try and dig a few lower conductors,,that had a straight line on the holograph display. Even some of the lower conductors that had just a tinge of a loop in their graph reading. And sure enough these kinds of targets were low conductors but not worthy at all,,,edges irregular, inconsistent thickness, etc. I certainly would recommend the detector to a person,,,but with a 10" coil or smaller. Not a hard detector to operate either,,,sets up a lot like a White's V3i as far as the all metal side,,and the disc side of the houses (sensitivity wise). The pinpoint on this detector,,and I have owned a Sorex as well,,,both have the hottest pinpoint functions I have ever seen. Luckily they are adjustable so it can be turned down sensitivity wise. Similar ID screens are used I think with Xp Deus (secret screen, version 3.2) and White's Vx3 and V3i models. The Signum will give high tone on iron false,,,a user if they will watch screen will start to see a pattern to recognize iron falses. The tones are adjustable,,I haven't adjusted mine. This detector also has a way to check for bottlecaps,,has helped me. I even used this same feature today to weed out a bigger piece of cast iron. If a person here gets a chance to be around either a Sorex or one of the Signum models,,at least try to listen to the audio they possess. I am posting this info here as strictly a user of detector.
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