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  1. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,152652 NASA-Tom Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here it comes...…… a bit of a paradigm-shift in te > chnology/technological-advancements. I want to giv > e you guys a (moderate) heads-up...… for something > that is on the horizon. It is built by a small com > pany (medium/small) that makes military-grade unde > rwater locating devices. One of those engineers is > a avid detectorist. He has convinced/steered the c > ompany into inventing/building a hobby-line detect > or. It's been in-the-works for about 18 years. All > of the prototyping had been completed 2 years ago. > It has been an "unreleased" completed product for > the past 2 years. (((We are at: "shoot the enginee > r" time-continuum))). It is not quite a VLF..... a > nd it's not quite a PI. Ergonomically..... it has > been 'pushed' to be in the shape of a detector...t > hat we would 'recognize' as a detector. It's been > some work..... to get the unit to 'sound' like a m > etal detector. . . . . . that we would 'understand > ' it's language/audio. It is "quirky". You will li > ke some of the quirks.....and can put some of them > to good use. Some things that I can share...… at t > his time: > > * Very specifically targets TWO INTENTS: > 1. Wet-Salt > 2. Bad Mineralization > This is to say...….. it does NOT target mega-trash > y areas...… does NOT target carpets of nails. > > * NOT for beginners/novice. Targeted for seasoned > detectorists. > > * IP-68 > > * 11" x 8" DD open coil (hydrodynamic) > > * Electronics designed TO/FOR the coil. ((( If you > want to change coils..... you must change the elec > tronics. This is a very specific/discrete platform > . ))) > > * Weight/Ergonomics: Very similar to F75/EQX/T2 > > * One rechargeable battery. 1-1/3 length of a C-Ce > ll. Diameter of a C-Cell. 6000mAh 3.7V. This is a > 'off the shelf'......easy to access/buy......and Y > OU can change it... in about 40-seconds. (Under th > e armcup). > > * Full VDI ID ….. with a 60-point span. > > * A very real/correct All-Metal Mode. Disc Mode. I > D Mode. > > * Iron span range is: -30 to 0. And for a very s > pecific/discrete electronic platform rationale/jus > tification. You DON'T want this changed. > > * Non-Ferrous span range is: 0-30. > > * In certain modes..... very responsive to high co > nductors. > > * Inches deeper than Excal/CZ/Sov for coins and go > ld rings..... in a wet-salt environment. ((( Almos > t exactly parallels the performance of my 'tuned/t > weaked' AquaStar-II..... in the wet-salt. . . . . > but. . . . . with FULL ID capabilities. ))) Resona > nt (great) for tiny gold rings, small, medium and > large gold rings. This is where the depth advancem > ents have taken place. > > * One of the paradigm-shifts: Ground Balance the u > nit in the dry sand FIRST. ((( And in a different > fashion: Hold coil about 10" above the ground. Pre > ss and hold GB button. Lower the coil to about 1" > off of ground. Release GB button. DONE. ))) Then. > ..…… walk down to the wet-salt. . . and manually z > eroize your local wet-salt content/volume. Now the > detector … no longer even sees the wet-salt. It is > not 'canceled'. It is not phase-shifted out. It is > not Ground Balanced out. The high conductivity of > the wet-salt is no longer seen. This is a fairly l > arge dramatic departure from all other detectors. > First time in history. A paradigm-shift. > > * This unit targets beach hunters.... and relic hu > nters in bad dirt. This unit loses depth/performan > ce in bad dirt …but at a SLOWER rate than other un > its. It 'holds on' to good target ID's at deeper d > epths.... in bad dirt..... at a better depth/ID ra > te than other units. > > * Trying to keep the cost below the CTX-3030 MSRP. > If we don't market/advertise it..... the cost may > be around $1600..... or slightly lower. The intent > may be to sell the unit on this web-site (forum) o > nly/exclusively. That way..... we can circumvent a > dvertisement costs (which can be very expensive). > > * For the most-part: K.I.S.S. theory has been empl > oyed. > > * Heavy gauge carbon fiber. > > More details to follow...… possibly.
  2. Very interesting Steve. I'm testing right now new polish metal detector RUTUS Alter 71: http://www.rutus.com.pl/en In this unit you can adjust frequency by 0.2kHz step from: 4.4kHz to 18kHz...
  3. Hi, I'm not trying to start any trouble here. A Quest Q40 pretty much fell in my lap for 1/4 of the retail price. I have had the former Deteknix pinpointer and the small ear cup wireless headphones with the plug in wireless module for several years. Both of those products have been trouble free and excellent in quality after loads of use. So, when this Q40 deal came about I thought: what the heck, FTP and Quest seem to have come to an agreement, Quest is partially an American company and I like their other products. Well, the Q40 is a very nice detector indeed. It feels and operates very well. It has plenty of adjustments and is customizable for discrimination and for tones. It really locks on to coins well so far. Most of all for me, it has a very comfortable hand grip, feels much lighter and better balanced than my Equinoxes, has wireless audio, Li-Po USB charging for the detector and has a very adjustable shaft system. It does not remind me of any particular company's detector but it does have many separate modern features that all of the other manufacturers have. Its like a combination of every company except maybe Tesoro. I would not feel hesitant about taking it anywhere to detect for coins, jewelry and relics. Until FTP and Nokta/Makro come out with their new models sometime soon (I hope,) the Quest 40 is a very viable option for someone looking to use a modern designed, single frequency 13kHZ VLF, with lots of features (the pinpointing is outstanding unlike my Nox) that the big boys have for a lower price and it can hunt. I can only imagine what the newly designed Quest Pro is like... Jeff
  4. Pictured below is a pic of the detector’s screen in the dark with intensity at full brightness setting. Notice the keys are lit as well. A very nicely built detector. I see no shortcuts. Not flimsy feeling at all. This model detector build quality when looking at it externally is compared to all detectors I have handled as the Rolls-Royce of Metal Detectors. The tones provided and volume are great. External speaker provides very ample volume and sound quality to use on those say hot days when headphones are just too uncomfortable. Once paired with the supplied wireless headphones, and you power off both headphones and detector, once you are again ready to detect, you power up headphones and detector and pairing in very quick. No waiting around to get to detecting. Buttons on control provide good feedback when used. Nice adjustable arm cuff. Internal battery provides very ample detecting use time and charging is a breeze. Connectors used to connect coils to control head are very user friendly (idiot proof). The unit supplied to me for testing only had stock coil. The stock coil is light for an 11”did coil. Coils does come with cover. Mounting hardware supplied does a great job securing coil and helps keep in position for actual detecting. Detector is very balanced, the best balanced detector I have handled with a stock sized 11” DD round Coil. Rod with its adjustments seems to offer good latitude for folks of different heights. I will measure and post with pics or video the exact measurements when rod is fully collapsed and fully extended (useable position). Notice there is no pinpoint switch but rather a pinpoint button on control. I should have additional coils (I purchased) for the detector come Monday so maybe I can share info about them as far as how the actual detector performs as far as enhanced separation/unmasking and see ballpark wise how deep they are in MY soil on various common items looked for by detectorist. Not a difficult detector to run. This detector with stock supplied coil is deeper than the Nokta Impact with stock coil in my soil. I suspect in even milder ground it will be deeper. In areas such as NE and Midwest areas of USA, this detector will be a very deep seeker. I look forward to hearing some reports of actual users of Anfibio Multi from these areas. I want to thank Dilek for giving me the chance to test and review this detector for Nokta Makro. I will try and get into some more detail tomorrow and hopefully get a video or 2 showing this very nice looking and built detector. For reference purposes need to post these. Brochure link for all Anfibio models. https://www.noktadetectors.com/wp-content/file-download/anfibio/anfibio-brochure-en.pdf User’s Manual all Anfibio models https://www.noktadetectors.com/wp-content/file-download/anfibio/anfibio-user-manual-en.pdf
  5. Saw this posted on another forum. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,155115
  6. I will be ordering both the elliptical 4x7 and 5x9 in the morning. Already talked to dealer.
  7. Hi guys ! Yes, I am a beach hunter, but I was invited to metall detecing on a WW1 field... So the beach hunter I am was suddenly contemplating a huge corn field which has seen some ww1 Action... I chose to hunt before noon (2 hours) with the Equinox 800, and two hours in the afternoon with the Safari I happened to win at a detection rally two weeks ago. As you can tell from the posted pics, the Nox Found 18 targets, the Safari 32, but i felt the afternoon search was richer in targets...The best find of the day was a silver King Leopold II 1867 2 Francs (Belgium), a very rare coin, as it has only been minted from 1866-1868 The nox got more tiny targets (low conductors), but the Safari was able to find some tiny targets too. I don't know what to think about the results about both detectors, but they are very close in my opinion. Those are the pics of this outing (round bullets are belgian, the others are german). Happy hunting !
  8. Couple of bits found with the QED & Detech 11" Ultra Sensing Mono. Hopefully the first of many!
  9. https://www.noktadetectors.com/wp-content/file-download/anfibio/anfibio-user-manual-en.pdf https://www.noktadetectors.com/wp-content/file-download/anfibio/anfibio-brochure-en.pdf
  10. calabash digger

    Rutus Alter 71

    Testing out my new rutus alter 71..
  11. There is a nice write up with lots of photos just posted by one of the Nokta Anfibio prototype testers. There is mention made of the Nokta Anfibio Multi Cache Mode, called Treasure Mode in the review. There are other tidbits also. Check it out at http://hobby-detecting.com/nokta-anfibio-our-review-of-the-new-detector-tips-thoughts-experience-finds/
  12. The Nokta Invenio appears to be a Nokta Impact combined with a visual mapping system. Nokta just released a set of fourteen videos covering all aspects of the detector in detail. Nokta Invenio Video Instruction Series Nokta Invenio Digital Imaging System
  13. Looks like an Impact in a Kruzer case: http://noktadetectors.com/index.asp?g=anfibio Nokta Anfibio waterproof metal detector Features: Warranty : 2 Year Limited Total Weight : 4 lbs (1.81437 kgs) Operating Frequencies : 5kHz / 14kHz / 20kHz IP68 Rating : Up to 16.4' (5 meters) Waterproof! Design : Telescopic Shaft, Slideable Armrest & Backlit Keypad Search Modes : 9 (Gen / 2 Tone / 3 Tone / 4 Tone / Beach / Deep / Etc.) Battery : 3700mAh Lithium Polymer; Offers up to 19 Hours of Operation Advanced Beach Mode : Very Stable Operation in Dry Sand, Wet Sand and Underwater E.U.D (Extra Underground Depth) Function : Detect Certain Metals Masked by Ground Conditions and / or at Fringe Depths Factory Included Accessories: 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones - Green Edition AC Charger USB Cable Coil Cover
  14. Lanny, there is a super light weight PI built here in Australia, at a good price. I use one and love it. Unfortunately it is not yet available in the USA. It is called the QED. It is being constantly improved by the dedicated inventor. Hope one day you will be able to get one.
  15. Steve Herschbach

    White's MX 7 Video Series

    White's MX7 - A Short Introduction White's MX7 - Ruggedness and Frequency White's MX7 - Quick Start
  16. Well, strangely a midwife with a DHL shirt on, jut delivered Noxy's Baby brother. Weird 😉 Lame jokes aside, I Just want to acknowledge the great service iv'e received from Nexus metal detectors. Georgi (Owner and inventor of said machine) has answered tons of questions, gave great advice and got my detector here safely, and in good time. A full review will follow, but for now im taking these 2 kids out to play. No doubt there will be fun and tears. Andy. Brotherly Love already 😉
  17. http://www.dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/read.php?2,149502 This data below was posted by same gent who responded above on Apr 22 2018. LE.JAG Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello, > > some news on Fisher Manta > after using, the most powerful pulsepower > deepstar, SSV3, Aquastar, Goldscan 5c > > I can tell you that Fisher Manta is deeper > and more sensitive with its 7us delay > > the total weight should not exceed 1.5 kg > the Fisher team is currently working on the mechan > ical part > new box, cane, new coil.... > > the high sensitivity of the 7us requires materials > accordingly > solid disc with specific resin > winding and shielding of very high quality > high-end cable also for shielding .... > > all this add to a waterproof version > requires more time for mass production than a conv > entional detector > > once the mechanical part is fully operational > the first pre-series will not be long > and here I guarantee you the greatest depth > that you will never have seen on a ring at the be > ach > > if you hunt in the hard, look for a very solid gam > ate !!!! (:P) > > will follow the Terra version for the nugget > and this is just the beginning, Alexandre and the > research team > is already working on other technologies > who will revolutionize the world of gold diggers
  18. The following is a compilation from my Rutus testing and useage. Very long, but anyone wanting some info, this here may help folks. Btw to my knowledge currently no dealers for this detector line in USA. They can be purchased from abroad. The Rutus Alter 71 may not be very well known, but make no mistake a very good detector for what they cost. There is some comparison info too with other detector models. Enjoy Overall weight and feel of unit is IMO nice,,not heavy feeling. Both coils. Btw. Concentric measures 8.125" outside to outside diameter. Supposed 11" dd measures 11". I even with little time I have run this unit,,this unit designed to be a Deus killer for the $$$. Question is, is it?? Using concentric coil user likely not to dig steel bottle caps, hodograph paints a good pic of junk target,,a backwards C in the meter. Haven't tried DD coil yet to see what happens here. Depth is dependent on mask setting,,meaning for fringe depth the lower the better. Interesting how they gave a user options here to have their targets ID in the meter. Three choices real-- ID is directly reflective of frequency run and conductivity of target. Then 2 other options,,you can select either 6khz or 12khz for target ID normalization. So with saying all this here is some data using each of the above selections for target ID. I should say the Rutus uses a different scale when comparing to most other detectors-- 0-120. Some data Real ID option selected and frequency selected on detector at max 18.4khz Nickel....79 Clad dime..110 Zincoln penny..103 Copper penny..110 Clad quarter..114 Normalized setting of 6khz selected,,detector still set to 18.4khz Nickel..52 Clad dime..94 Zincoln penny..80 Copper penny..94 Clad quarter..105 Normalized setting of 12kh selected,,detector still set to 18.4khz Nickel..66 Clad dime..105 Zincoln penny..95 Copper penny..105 Clad quarter..112 Frequency changed on detector to 7khz,,real ID option selected Nickel..55 Clad dime..99 Zincoln penny..86 Copper penny..99 Clad quarter..107 Frequency still at 7khz,,6khz normalization selected Nickle..54 Clad dime..98 zincoln penny..85 Copper penny..98 Clad quarter..107 Frequency still at 7khz,,12 khz normalization selected Nickel..68 Clad dime..108 zincoln penny..99 Copper penny..107 Clad quarter..112 Preliminary test using 3D test with coin and nails,,detector seems above average with what I see,,,Deus like results,,,not giving either detector yet no advantage,,with time maybe. Audio,,,Rutus audio not as smooth as Xp Deus,,not as blendy sounding,,leans more toward what I call beeps. This is not meant to say Rutus audio is terrible or anything. I am still trying to nail down how I want my tones set up using the user programs,,,not there yet. Does take time though,,user must select each number TID wise and singularly adjust,,,no blocking of groups of tones to adjust. I do reserve the right here to correct anything I say about this detector in the future. From what I can tell right now,,Rutus will retain settings when turned off. Turn back on,,user will need to ground balance though. Also what ever you have selected,,this is where the cursor will be when you go back in and open menu-- not sure if this happens if you turn detector off though. Now,,here is where other manufacturers like White's should be paying attention,,Xp as well. I have read countless Internet forum threads and post associated with just when does the White's V3i and even the Vx3 model need to be ground balanced. Rutus depending on what you change setting wise will give you ground balance prompt. This is exactly what White's should have done on the 2 models I mention here. Xp Deus,,you change freqs,,ground balance doesn't carry over,,should be a prompt.. Now detector companies,,if they do this for future models,,,they could offer a way to override the prompt,,so it doesn't appear in screen. This might be more handy for someone say who is more experience with the detector in question. Emi,,this detector ranks right up there as being one of the quietest I have run for Vlf,,,even runs as quiet IMO as CTX and etrac,,and DST Fisher units. Now this from judging in 2 different places with loads of light wires,,and a few transformers. I should also say,,this concentric coil I received with Rutus is the very first one I have ever owned,,I did run a gents White's XLT with concentric some 6 years ago for around 15 minutes. Navigating around using Rutus is different,,but not hard,,just gotta get used to it. Unit seems to ground balance nicely here in my soil. More to come.
  19. So I was watching the first episode of the new Season 3 of Aussie Gold Hunters, my favourite gold prospecting TV show and the Gold Gypsies on it appear to be using some odd looking new detector, last season they were using GPX 4500/5000's I believe but this season it's some detector I don't recognise, It sounds like a GPX that's sucked on a helium balloon It doesn't appear to be a Minelab as Minelab tends to put their branding all over things, I can't see any branding on this detector, is it some sort of QED? Even the coils have no branding. It looks like you can adjust the balance on the coil by sliding it back or forwards before tightening the nut. I really like his pick too that you'll see in the photos, It's nice and sharp up the front but goes extremely wide at the back for good scraping, I wonder what that pick is, I would like one. Any ideas? --- Update, it's been cleared up already, its a Garrett ATX 🙂 Thanks AU_Solitude
  20. Steve Herschbach

    Video - MX7 Features Explained

    There is finally a page on White’s website dedicated to the new MX7 https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product/mx7/?lang=us And a new video with Steve Howard showing the various MX7 settings options.
  21. Does anyone have information about the Goldseekers VLF 12000 metal detector? Manual, spare parts...
  22. My VLF detectors are rapidly sorting themselves out and I am satisfied I am doing about as good in that regard as can be done. There really is only one area of metal detecting left that is bugging me. The Garrett Infinium was the first waterproof ground balancing PI and not a bad first effort. White's TDI might have improved on it but White's never did a waterproof TDI. Surprisingly, Minelab has never done what I would consider to be a true waterproof saltwater beach hunting PI. The SDC 2300 really is a prospecting detector first and second. I finally ended up with the Garrett ATX, which currently sets the bar for a waterproof ground balancing beach and water detector. Yet the ATX housing was designed more for military use than beach detecting. The coils are overly expensive due to an integrated rod design. Worse, the detector weighs in at 6.9 lbs and cannot be hip or chest mounted. In a sign of faith I am going to sell my ATX and wait on whatever First Texas has in the works. As Rick Kempf posted here previously, First Texas hired Alexandre Tartar and purchased the rights to produce a version of his Manta PI Project. And to quote First Texas engineer Carl Moreland from this thread "Yes, we've hired Alexandre. Yes, we are working on PI. I was personally working on PI before hiring Alexandre, but now we are seriously working on PI." Another thread with Fisher Manta details Fisher has not made a PI since the Fisher Impulse was discontinued back around 2013. This collaboration with Alexandre Tartar gives me hope that First Texas can get something out in the next year or two. My bar is low - a waterproof ground balancing PI at least as good as the ATX in a more ergonomic package. Seems fairly doable. Another company that may come out of nowhere all the sudden is Nokta/Makro as we know they are working on a PI. I don't know, but I think this is First Texas' game to lose at this point. So there you go, ATX going up for sale and a spot held open for whatever company can meet the challenge. Good luck First Texas - I am rooting for you! https://youtu.be/G8sdp4RG73g
  23. “Three new models are now available – the GO-FIND 22, 44 and 66, which will replace the GO-FIND 20, 40, and 60 models. New GO-FIND Series models have been designed with increased sensitivity so that targets can be identified at greater depth when compared to the original GO-FIND Series models. The new models are constructed using the same proven collapsible, lightweight platform and feature the same easy-to-use consumer interface which the original GO-FIND Series successfully brought to market in 2015. New GO-FIND Series models feature proprietary Minelab VFLEX digital electronics to enhance standard single frequency VLF detection technology.” More details here The new Go-Find page at the Minelab website: http://www.go-find.minelab.com/en/