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  1. I bought a new Legend when it first released, but never tried the 6" coil or the last 3 firmware updates. At the time, I felt the Impact was just as good or better, so I sold the Legend. I really gel with the Impact and the menu settings for checking iffy targets. It has been really good to me and I believe Nokta hasn't discontinued the Impact yet for a reason. The All-Metal modes are pretty sweet. If it was waterproof and had the ability to switch to 40 khz I would be completely satisfied. I was having a hard time with the Legend in iron and didn't see a depth increase compared to the Impact. I even preferred using my modified Whites IDX over the Legend at the time. I know that I probably did not give the Legend enough time, but I really felt like I had a weak unit, so I parted ways with it. I want to do more water hunting and increase my gold/ring finds this year. I may eventually like to target micro jewelry, but it is not a priority. I will mainly hunt fresh water lakes with the occasional trip to a saltwater beach. My soil is mild. I know the Orx is not waterproof, but the detachable remote can be placed in a waterproof bag. I like this concept, and the hidden cord from the coil reminds me of the Impact. I have zero experience with XP or Deus products, so I'm definitely concerned. Should I try the Legend again or take a chance on the Orx? I'm obviously a fan of Nokta because of the Impact, and the Legend is already completely waterproof and capable of hitting small gold. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would also consider other detectors that would fit my needs. However, I only want to spend about $600, and so far I have had good luck buying used detectors. Thanks in advanced.
  2. I really like both of these detectors. The ground thawed out enough to get in some head to head testing on surface to 7" deep wild targets today (it will freeze over again in two days with 3 to 6" of new snow so boo hoo.) I literally have not been able to wild target test the Legend's new Park M3 mode for both target separation in modern trash and effective depth since downloading the Version 1.10 Beta software a few weeks ago. I have been able to do quite a bit of staged test target comparisons but nothing else. Today was also the first day I have been able to do the same with my new Equinox 900 as far as wild targets at medium depth and wild target separation. So I just randomly picked the Legend to go first on a 40 X 15 yard patch of heavily used and modern trashed West Denver park that has yielded several silver dimes and quarters along with many junk rings and a few silver and gold rings too. This park has given up over 50 wheat pennies and two war nickels for me too. I carefully gridded the 40X15 yard area I chose in the park with overlapping sweeps. This is a park that ate the F75 for lunch due to EMI and 5 to 7 bar dirt (no accurate target IDs unless the targets were within 2" of the surface) along with any other decent single or selectable single frequency VLF detector. Same for the Garrett APEX. The Vanquish models can hunt this park but every non-surface target has an iron halo and it was impossible for them to ground balance. I have hunted this park and the test area recently with Deus 2 and the Equinox 800 with no EMI issues and very stable target IDs even near the edge of detection. It is a west facing sloped park with only a few trees that thaws out before most flat parks here in the Denver area. It is trashed big time with multiple targets under every swing so masking of good targets by foil, canslaw, pull tabs, aluminum screw caps and steel crown bottle caps is a real problem at this park. That trash goes deep in this park too so its not just on the surface. There are bent rusty nails too starting at about the 4" deep level and going way deeper. I had the Legend with its LG24 coil (the coil cover measures 9.75X6") in Park M3, 23 sensitivity, ground balanced at 6, G discrimination pattern, recovery speed was 5, iron filter was 1, iron stability 1, bottle cap reject 1, ground stability 0, 6 tones. Iron mineralization meter showed 5 to 8 bars out of 10 consistently. I was mostly concentrating on coin and jewelry targets in the 15 to 26 ID area and anything above 40 that seemed to be coin sized and had enough 4 way consistent responses to warrant digging. I ended up digging lots of small can slaw, a couple of pull tabs and 41 USA modern coins from surface to 7" deep. There were three targets that I did not dig that were very iffy but potentially were deeper silver. Basically, at the time I thought I had covered the test area really well and that the Legend had also done very well with slightly jumpy but solid enough target IDs and tones. I fired up the Equinox 900 with its Coiltek 9.5X5.5" coil, Park 1 Multi, sensitivity 20, ground balanced at 5, -9 to +99 accepted, recovery speed 5, Fe 1, 5 tones and hunted the exact same area with the same speed and length of swings. I don't swing fast unless I am trying to isolate a target so swing speed was 1 second to the left and 1 second to the right with a flat, close to the ground, three to four foot arc. I was concentrating on targets in the 15 to 27 and above 60 target ID ranges. I immediately noticed the ground come alive with way more targets than I had heard with the Legend. I had the volume levels about the same for both detectors. There were just a ton of targets going off. Most were tiny foil, tiny aluminum or iron falsing with stuttering, incomplete blips which I am very used to hearing on this ground with the Equinox 800. However, I also pulled out 16 more USA modern coins that were in the 4 to 6" depth range from the testing area. Most of these were standing straight up on edge............. There were also a couple of coins near the surface that I somehow just missed. It happens. I also dug several more good sounding pieces of small can slaw that could have been smaller gold rings along with a couple of pull tabs that were screaming at me. The three targets that I had marked with the Legend were also easily hit by the Equinox 900. One turned out to be a 7" deep US clad dime, one was a 6" deep 1957 Wheat penny on edge and one was a 7" deep bent rusty nail (only one of the day). I also only dug one steel crown bottle cap and that was detected with a ton of high tones by the Equinox 900. I was pretty sure it was a steel crown bottle cap but it also sounded a lot like a coin spill. Gotta check those. No jewelry. Very impressed with the Equinox 900s target separation even in Park 1 Multi. The 900 was an absolute live wire even with the settings I was using. Most of those sixteen extra coin targets it found were no doubters even with most being on edge and with the more unstable 900 target IDs. I am still not much of a fan of the Legend's Park M3 recent add on, especially after this hunt. I don't know if this was a separation issue, a depth issue or both. However, just to be clear, I have hunted this exact spot with both the Equinox 800 and Deus 2 and pulled out many coins. Somehow, the 61 coins I dug today were missed by me using those detectors. Or, more realistically, every time I remove a target from a trashed park like this one, a different undug target becomes slightly more unmasked nearby. That could somewhat explain the Equinox 900 finding quite a few targets behind the Legend. However, most of those coins found by the 900 were not near previous disturbed dirt from Legend recoveries.
  3. Which detector/coil combo makes the best gold (nugget) hunting unit----the Nokta Legend with LG24 & LG15 (9.5X6" & 6" DD coils)----or the Garrett 24K with 10X5" DD & 6" concentric coils?-----Thanks
  4. Hi everyone, my first post here! After reading hundreds of posts and watching YouTube videos online for the last 6 months I've decided to choose one of the following detectors: Legend, Deus 2 or the Manticore. I have very little experience in metaldetecting. The only experience I have is 4 months searching on the saltwater beach with a Makro Racer 2 in 2017. Unfortunately I had to stop and now 6 years later ready to start again. My biggest problem is that I can't visit a metal detecting dealer to see and feel the different models. The only place I'm going to metal detect is the saltwater beach looking for coins and jewelry. I don't plan to go in the water (waist, diving). I live about 8 minutes from the beach (by bike) so portability is important to me (backpack and go). These are the configurations I like with their corresponding prices: - Nokta Legend (WHP): 600 euro (nokta offer valid until march 31, 2023 or while supplies last) - XP Deus 2 (WSA2 + RC): 1450 euro - Minelab Manticore: 2000 euro As you can see the Deus 2 is 2.5x times more expensive than the Legend and the Manticore almost 3.5x times. Unfortunately no discounts are possible. If there are no differences between the three models for my situation (searching on the saltwater beach) then I'll look at the other criteria (weight, warranty etc.). If one of the detectors is better but cost 2x to 3x more then that's no problem. So price is not really a problem. Some specs I found online (mainly focused on weight and dimensions): Nokta Legend Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.0 lbs Collapsed Length: 63 cm / 25 inch (with coil?) Warranty: 3 year Headphones: Bluetooth aptX Low Latency XP Deus 2 Weight: - S-Telescopic + Remote + 9" coil = 865 g / 1.9 lbs - S-Telescopic + Remote + 11" coil = 990 g / 2.2 lbs - S-Telescopic lite + Remote + 9" coil = 800 g / 1.8 lbs - S-Telescopic lite + Remote + 11" coil = 925 g / 2.0 lbs Collapsed Length: 58 cm / 22.8 inch and 65 cm / 25.6 inch (equipped with a 9" coil) Warranty: 5 year Headphones: WSA2, WSA2 XL Minelab Manticore Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.9 lb Collapsed Length: 63 cm / 25 inch (with coil?) Warranty: 3 year Headphones: Minelab ML-105 Some positives and negatives: Nokta Legend: + price (much cheaper than the Deus 2 and Manticore) + Bluetooth aptX Low Latency headphones compatibility - weight (heaviest of the three) XP Deus 2: + weight (much lighter than the other three models) + 5 year warranty + choice for a small headphone (WSA2) + backpack 240 perfect fit for deus 2 (portability) - menu learning curve? Manticore: + color screen + navigating menu - only one headphone option Of course there are more pros and cons between these detectors and these can only be answered by people who own these detectors. I really want a high end detector (no vanquish, simplex etc..). Tips and suggestions are welcome!
  5. I haven't seen many reviews on the Equinox 700 but many on the 900. From what I see and hear most would recommend the 900 over the Legend but what about the 700, would you recommend that over the Legend as well. I'm wanting to upgrade from my Vanquish 540 and I'm leaning towards the 700, does it get the same depth/seperation as the 900.
  6. From what we know thus far---which detector is the best (Legend or E900) for relic, gold (nugget) & coin hunting (in mineralized ground)?------Opinions?
  7. Legend, First Look... -very, very nice build quality—very solid feel but much lighter than the Anfibio. Wand telescopes in and out much more cleanly. Coil is a tiny bit heavier than the AF28 to accommodate the MF winding. -overall a nicely balanced unit-not so light as to make a larger coil “top heavy.” -lot of information on the screen keeps all of your choices visible, very well laid out. Super fast access to any feature / adjustment. Maybe takes a bit of getting used to just how much is there. 1st day I’m already flying around it. -great sounding audio, not “bitty,” nice faint range, not over-modulated. -good tones come though the digital noises well, even at high Sensitivity levels. Reminds me more of the CTX than the NOX—full, strong sounding tones, clean processing and target assignment. (Indoor testing tells you a lot about how a machine handles any kind of interference). -recovery speed just barely takes air test targets at full on--(so much for any of these “conclusive” on-ground videos). This is a feature that’s designed to work in ground while processing the full MF signal and ground. I would add that an Iron Bias control, added to this speed has the potential to clip / loose targets—possibly the reason why N/M initially opted for a pre-set. Where you have a lot of corroded or alloyed metal though (such as bottle caps), adjustable Iron Bias certainly improves the versatility and effectiveness of the machine. Not a feature to be taken lightly though—an advanced setting. -turned down to Rec Spd 2, unit passes “iron cross” test with a medium sized band and two rusted spikes. Perfect tone and ID. -big difference between M1 and M2 settings M2 has much more low conductor sensitivity, livelier, sharper tone overall. -good, versatile selection of single FQs. I like the addition of “10” kHz as a “middle” high conductor / bad ground search mode. If the Anfibio is any indication I know that the 20 kHz will be sharp on gold and nimble in iron. -Gold mode—the audio of this mode shows the sophistication of the filtering / processing. Clean, fast responses. Looks like a great fresh water black sand / edge “cherry picker.” -I like the addition of a Stability control to augment (or even stand in for) normal signal balancing methods that often take a lot of trial and error to use effectively. Doesn’t seem to constrain the signal that much in air-seems like a combination of (lowered) FQ weighting and a low level adjustment of Discriminate and 1st Tone Break? I know for sure that this feature will allow the use of higher Sensitivity settings. cjc
  8. Someone in another thread mentioned the Manticore and 900 being used to slow down the amount of XP Deus IIs flying off the shelves. I'm not a dealer and maybe I'm bias, and don't keep up with all detectors, but has the D2 or Legend been flying off the shelves? I know a guy that bought both the Legend and the D2. A couple of more friends have the D2. I traded a detector for a Legend, but it has seen very little use. The guys I mention are really hard core and tend to have many detectors to begin with. I see more talk about the D2 than the Legend, but overall at least in my view neither of those detectors have had a major impact on the detecting scene. From what I have seen it's not like everyone and their brother felt they had to run out and buy one. The Legend is affordable. The D2 has a better reputation as state of the art, and is possibly the best over all detector out there at the moment. So am I wrong? Have either of these flown off the shelves? Have either made the impact they were supposed to make? I'm sure Minelab has had both the updated 700-900 and Manticore in the works for quite awhile. I guess they could have pushed them out to regain market share, but it would seem to me they are both normal roll outs that have been in the works for some time now.
  9. If you want incredible separation in iron, this setting is it. Park or Field Disc Pattern: F, notch foil if you don't want it or C M2 or M3 Tone Break 1, this is what makes the separation incredible. For some reason Tone Break is affecting separation. Iron Filter 1, Stability 4 Try it out. This make the Legend separation as good as anything.
  10. Trying to decide between the Gold Kruzer and the Legend. Need advise from someone who has used both the Legend and Gold Kruzer. I am wanting to detect a large creek on my claims in northern California. I want a detector that is waterproof and that is excellent on very fine small gold. While I do get larger gold most is very small. The detectors I use are a Whites 24k and a GPX 5000. I can get a new G Kruzer for $375.
  11. Just purchased a Legend and there was small sheet enclosed saying it had the "Latest Version 1.07 Software Loaded," but I know there is a version 1.09 available, and some folks were saying there is a "Software Uploader" that makes it easier (a search showed many have had problems updating the units). I am sure I just missed it, but I am not sure how to update my unit. I visited the website www.noktadetectors.com but I could not locate an update download section, and a Search only said there was an error (I used the search term: Legend Update" among other terms). I registered my unit on the website and filled in a small box that said "Subscribe for Updates," so maybe you can only be given access to updates after the product registration has been completed? BTW, I read the unit can only be updated if the headphones are connected (Bluetooth)? It didn't make sense, but maybe it's a requirement? The owner's manual is VERY vague about updates. Thanks, Bob
  12. Way overdue. https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/forum/62-noktamakro-legend-forum/
  13. I received my Legend WHP package +6in coil yesterday and have spent 2 half-days putting it through its paces. So far I've enjoyed the time spent with the new detector. Thankfully I have experience with 2 other SMF detectors, so the transition to the Legend was no problem at all for me personally. It didn't hurt I watched some Legend videos and read the manual this past week before the Legend arrived. I tried running all search modes except for beach. I feel like I have most all of the controls and features figured out now, and in the future it will just be a matter of learning the nuances of the audio and doing fine-tuning. I fiddled with a lot of settings and one thing I noticed was its pretty difficult to make mistakes by changing things. 'A beginner would do great in the stock search modes. The overall ergonomics and build quality of the Legend are quite nice. With the 6in. coil I didn't feel it was too heavy at all and the detector felt easy to swing. The small coil was awesome in the thick trash. I liked the feature set of the entire detector and the v1.09 sure added a lot of them! This is one nice do-it-all detector and handles my heavily mineralized soil well. I noticed the Legend also handled the EMI in my area extremely well, and maybe the best of all 3 SMF machines I've owned. I could run at max 30 sensitivity if I wanted, but I kept it at 28 most of the time. The only chattering was at times when the detector was on the ground while I dug targets. It was not really affected by some underground power cables to street lights that gave my other machines some chatter. The machine quickly and easily ground balanced to my 2-5 bar mineralized soil, according to the Legend's mineralization meter. I ran mostly M1 Field on day 1 going for older coins, and today ran mostly Park in M2 going for jewelry and clad. The Legend was very sensitive today to smaller targets like foil, small pieces of lead and can slaw and I dug a lot of tiny targets in areas I'm slowly cleaning of junk. Unfortunately I found no gold, but did get 2 pieces of small silver earrings. One area the Legend was very good at, but didn't excel in was VDI# stability. It was better than most other detectors I've used though and plenty able to ID both trash and treasure pretty reliably. I have hot dirt with a lot of iron content and that naturally affects depth and target ID. The Legend would give ID# that would vary a few numbers, but still lock on fairly tightly on targets up to 3 inches. I rarely dig any coin-sized targets past 5 inches, so that's really decent. With just a few hours of practice I found my brain would "average" the numbers and give me a good idea what would be under the coil. The 6in coil had me digging targets down to about 4 inches for now, but I can run a slower recovery speed or use the 11in. coil if I want to go deeper. I dug a lot of targets in those 10 hours, with a lot of lower conductors. Those really stand out in M2 frequency and makes this my choice when looking for gold. I found some older wheat cents and the highlight, a 1920S Mercury dime on day 1. All were shallow somewhat iffy signals but with higher tones mixed in. I'm nearly certain the dime at only 2.5 inches deep was on edge from how it looked in the plug. It gave a low ID#, but in 60 tones I knew to dig it with some high squeaks coming through. I'll let you all know more about my future experiences with the Legend as I get out and use it more.
  14. How's it do depth wise in fields on non ferrous. How about separation in the junky parks? Easy to navigate the pod? thanks.
  15. Been considering the Legend but I 11" coil is a bit big for my hunting and 6" is too small. Any updates on the 5x9 1/2?
  16. Years back I bought a MXT but circumstances changed and I never really used it. Common I'm sure. But now I have moved back to where I bought it for (Arizona) and am interested in getting serious. I have friends who use detectors for crevicing for gold (very small stuff) and use Fisher Gold Bug 2s a lot. I used one and it was MUCH hotter than the MXT for small gold, at least with my stock 950 Coil (which was FAR better than the GB 2 for coins/relics). My plans are to enjoy detecting for lost coins and jewelry, yet going out with my buddy and friends who are pretty serious about prospecting. I am more recreational but my friend's friends are serious and have their own stamp mill and fine gold recovery equipment, but are still "small potatoes" at maybe an ounce a month types unless they hit a sizeable nugget (rare). I have a used a 4X6 DD and a 5.3 concentric on the way, but started thinking that at my age (Older than dirt at 75) and with blessed enough money to afford a different machine (up to about $800), would I be better just selling what I have (I figured buying like-new used coils I could at least get my $$ back there, though would likely take a 60% "hit" on MXT) would I be better getting a newer machine with benefits from new technology? My reasoning is that I don't have THAT many years left, and time is money, so would spending some new money get me a detector that would make me more productive/efficient (which would bring more satisfaction, and maybe some better finds). Obviously this is a subjective conundrum and impossible to answer objectively (like asking if 2+2 is 4 would be), but I think I laid out the question reasonably with the BIG UNKNOWN (to me) being how much better the newer mid-priced machines really are (beyond the hype), and if they are, is it a noticeable amount better to justify switching to get one machine that "does it all." One machine that LOOKS good (but I've not spoken w/ anyone swinging one) is the Nokta Legend kit ($600 w/ 2 Coils and wireless headset and extra battery). On paper it looks great (multi frequency for good coin/jewelry and high freq for prospecting). Not suggesting this is da bomb; just mentioned it as one of many I've looked at and read the specs. I have not seen real comparisons between what I HAVE (the MXT) and what is now available. The GB 2 was impressive on small gold, but didn't seem impressive on other detecting, and is still expensive new (I see them for around $700-800 on ebay) and almost never on the used market. ADDING a GB 2 would be a nice alternative as the MXT is good on coins/jewelry but then I would have more than I feel I can justify on the hobby now (Selling the MXT + Coils would get me close to the cost of a new machine if ONE machine would be as good as the MXT for general use and the GB 2 (or equiv) for gold). Sorry to be somewhat vague, but I just don't know the newer technology machines well enough to make an intelligent decision/choice. I'm sure many of those here have used what I have, and have newer stuff to compare with and can hopefully weigh in. Thanks, Bob
  17. Hello all... THIS QUESTION IS DIRECTED TO LEGEND USERS ONLY: As we are working on the next update, please list the items you would like to be added / changed in the Legend (NO NEED TO MENTION IRON BIAS AS THAT IS ALREADY PART OF THE LIST). You can also list any accessory requests. Once we gather this information, we will focus on those that are requested by the majority of users (not limited to this forum) and will try our best to give them to our valued users. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! Dilek
  18. I ordered a Nokta Legend to give me something modern to learn while waiting for my Manticore. I studied the manual a bit then put it on my knee while I learned the menu a bit more. I noticed that you can't see the buttons unless you have a light shining right on them or are outdoors in the daylight. Anyway, I tested it on a few coins and other targets and got a general idea of what was where on the ID scale. I didn't think there was anything worthwhile left in my yard after being over it years ago with other detectors. But I did uncover a shallow aluminum can. I should have recognized that for a can but it was the only thing that came in as high as 45. When I had the pool put in I discovered that the Mexican workers didn't throw their cans in the trash. They would just bury them in the dirt they hauled in. That's not the first can I've dug up in my yard!! (No offense to any Latinos here.) I've also got a lot of copper wires running around the yard for sprinklers and pool features, etc. that aren't too deep and I tried to avoid those. I had forgotten how much of a pain it is to dig in this Texas clay when it is wet. It sticks to your shoes, your digging tools, your hands and anything else that happens to touch it. It took half an hour to clean all the clay off my Leach shovel under the hose. I also had to maneuver around the dog pooh I hadn't picked up for a week. LOL I did find a few of my things on the surface that the dog took outside and chewed up! She has chewed up expensive electronic things and shoes in the past. Fortunately, these items were not too expensive. She is off getting spayed today so she wasn't available to help dig. Yeah, they called and she is doing fine after her procedure. I think I'll try a lake beach next time. It's easier to scoop sand than dig in wet Texas clay.
  19. A friend of mine has been struggling with finding anything much with his detector. I offered to sell it for him on Ebay. Since I have had it for a few days and my messed up ankle can at least let me stand on it..... I decided to do a little US nickel/US quarter target ID accuracy test video featuring the XP Orx, Garrett Apex and Nokta Legend. It is only 3 minutes long or so. Nothing earth shattering or unexpected in this video from these three detectors that have very similar prices. A surface US nickel, a 4" deep US nickel and a 6" deep US nickel are detected for accuracy and signs of up and down averaging in high iron mineralized dirt. Same for a surface US clad quarter and a 6" deep US quarter. See if you can guess which detector is driving my friend crazy enough to just stop detecting for good.......
  20. here is an email I just sent to Andy at We dig OK Andy as you requested and discussed on the Phone without the Bluetooth activated in the Legend the threshold seems to work fine the below findings are with the Bluetooth activated in the Legend control pod using various wireless earbuds and the supplied wireless headphones from Nokta/Macro using a set of Black Shark T4 earbuds they are low latency at35 Ms here is what I found with these there is no threshold sound until you set the threshold at a setting of 9-30 the volume has to be at 6 in the control pod at a volume setting of 5-1 there is no sound it was the same with several other brands of low latency earbuds with the Nokta/Macro supplied wireless headphones my findings below volume of 2 on control pod there is no threshold sound until the legend is set at a threshold of 6 at a threshold setting of 1-5 there is no threshold sound At a volume of 3 on the control pod there is no threshold sound until you are at a setting of 4 on the threshold settings no threshold sound below a setting of 4 with volume set at 4 there is no threshold sound until at a threshold setting of 3 volume level at 5 it is the same as volume level 4 no threshold sound until a threshold setting of 3 at a volume setting of 6 on the control pod you can hear the threshold sound at a setting of 2 -30, but at a threshold setting of 1 again there is no threshold sound at a 1 setting I hope this all makes since and yes I think Nokta/Macro looks into this or at the vary least informs Legend users of my findings Thanks Andy for taking the time to read this and informing Nokta/Macro the last thing I will say the issue is not with the Earbuds or the supplied Nokta/Macro wireless headphones because all the earbuds I tested and the supplied wireless headphones that came with the Legend works flawlessly when I connect them to a wireless Bluetooth transmitter that I use with my Garret 24K it is something in the Bluetooth in the Legend, I believe
  21. I don't know how he does it, but I like what he does. Thank you Nokta for thinking of the end customer. Looking forward to seeing the pulse detector when you're ready to go
  22. Being laid up after surgery for another 4 weeks I got bored and thought I would do some comparison air tests between the current big three SMF VLFs and the excellent XP ORX. So Deus 2, ORX, Legend and Equinox 800 were air tested outdoors in a low EMI environment using settings that I have used in moderate to high mineralization. These are not settings that will give the absolute best depth on these targets during an air test. So please don't suggest a reactivity of 0 or 1 for instance since that would be unrealistic in the areas I hunt. So would maxing out the Audio Response on Deus 2. I also can't do anything about the 6" vs 9" coil size discrepancy....... These are settings that actually work in the real world in tough gold prospecting areas where many of these smaller targets will actually give target IDs that are in the iron range or even at the very bottom of the iron range depending on depth. So think of them as conservative settings that can be pushed a little bit to gain an extra quarter of an inch. The simultaneous multi frequency setting on the Legend and Equinox will absolutely out perform the selectable single frequency settings on those two detectors as far as being able to ground balance better, handle hot rocks and magnetite better, and run more on the edge. It is just the opposite on Deus 2..........The ORX is a solid performer and does really well even though it is just selectable single frequency. Just for reference, I remember finding some of these nuggets with the ORX and with the Equinox 800. The depths those targets were found at were within .5" of these air test results. So think of these results as the best possible depths in mild soil using the selectable single frequency settings and subtract a bit for higher mineralization. As for the SMF results, they are very realistic even in high mineralization. XP Deus 2 Settings Goldfield: Square Wave VCO, disc IAR=0, Sensitivity =95, Iron Vol. =3, Reactivity =2 or 2.5, Audio Response =4, Threshold=6 Mono with Pitch Tone Square Wave: disc. =-6.4, Sensitivity =95, Frequency =45.4 kHz, Iron Vol.=3, Reactivity =2 or 2.5, Audio Response =4, Threshold=6 XP ORX Settings Fine Gold: PWM VCO, disc IAR=0, Sensitivity =95, Frequency = 54 kHz, Iron Vol. =On, Reactivity =2 or 2.5, Threshold =4 Nokta Legend Settings Goldfield: VCO, disc. =A for All targets accepted, Sensitivity =25, Frequency =Multi, Recovery Speed= 4 or 5, Iron Bias =1, Threshold =6 Goldfield: VCO, disc. =A for All targets accepted, Sensitivity = 25, Frequency = 40 kHz, Recovery Speed= 4 or 5, Iron Bias =1, Threshold= 6 Equinox 800 Settings Gold 2: VCO, disc.=All targets accepted, Sensitivity =20, Frequency=Multi, Recovery Speed =4 or 5, Iron Bias = F2 set at 0, Threshold =4 Gold 2: VCO, disc.= All targets accepted, Sensitivity =20, Frequency =40 kHz, Recovery Speed =4 or 5, Iron Bias= F2 set at 0, Threshold =4 I did test Equinox 800 in Park 2 with 2 tones set on Multi with the same settings for those that happen to have an Equinox 600. The results were very similar to Gold 2 Multi above minus .25 to .5" so as has been said by me and others, Park 2 and Field 2 are perfectly acceptable gold prospecting modes. US Mercury dime is for size reference.
  23. Any member interest in a future release of a SP24 waterproof DD 9.5” x 5” elliptical search coil the soon to be shipped Nokta Makro “The Legend” SMF metal detector? A 6” round, 11” round (stock) & 13.5” coils are currently offered.
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