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  1. I am not really looking for a new detector to add to my arsenal. I think my Deus, Equinox, and GPX cover the bases pretty well. I keep an MXT and F75 DST around mainly for nostalgic reasons (like a guitarist collects guitars) and because they were classic designs in their day with solid performance, features, design, and ergonomics bar none in the case of the F75. I laso keep my Tek Delta around because it was the detector with which I really learned how to detect and helped me form a passion for the hobby. Plus they all support concentric coils which are advantageous under certain conditions. So why was I still drawn to the two new low cost offerings by Makro and Minelab? There is always something refreshing about a stripped down, back to basics detector design that incorporates the latest tech and capabilities (e.g., Multi IQ for Vanquish, straight forward single frequency detecting with decent all metal capability, and a waterproof package for the Simplex). Why get another detector, when my main arsenal seemingly consists of detectors that should easily outperform either Vanquish or Simplex? The answer is simple, performance diversity. Hitting a site with a different detectors of diverse capabilities, features, performance usually pays of if you have the luxury of time and access. Last week, at several different types of CW relic sites in Virginia I was able to use the diverse capabilities of the three detectors I mentioned in the second sentence of my post and each delivered with keeper finds under the conditions to which they typically excel. The GPX penetrated deep into highly mineralized soils of those Virginia fields to snag a number of deep non-ferrous brass and lead targets including my first US Cavalry bit boss - a "bucket lister" for me. The Equinox with its Multi IQ capabilities and diverse modes (including gold mode) was able to ID and lock onto shallower no-ferrous targets in the mineralized muck of multiple non-ferrous and ferrous targets which enabled me to ultimately pull several non-ferrous keepers out of a single hole. And the Deus gave my tired arm a break while deftly navigating between huge chunks of big iron in pitch mode that enabled me to literally visualize the large target footprint of these big iron targets and as a result snagged some actual ferrous CW relics including stove leg and some antique door hinges and other unique ferrous keepers. So what does this have to do with Vanquish and Simplex? The Vanquish is a very capable entry level detector with some high-end features (Multi IQ) and a cool coil selection and neat stem design but, not surprisingly, very limited setting customization options and missing features that appropriately put in a couple of notches below the even the Equinox 600. Some of the missing features are quite frankly head scratching as far as I am concerned (e.g., not fully waterproof housing, lack of user firmware update capability, no single frequency mode option, and while the coil selection is compelling, those coils are not also compatible with Equinox - a missed opportunity IMO - confirmed with me in person by Debbie S of Minelab at last week's dig). Sometimes manufacturers tease higher end features into their new lower-end offerings that are otherwise not available in their mid or high level offerings. Other than the decent coil selection, there is no such situation here. The Equinox envelopes the Vanquish completely. Bottom line, the Vanquish is solid and provides "multifrequency for the masses" but brings nothing to the table for Equinox users. That is not slam, it is a fact and frankly is not unexpected. If the coils were cross compatible with Equinox, I might seriously consider picking up a Vanquish solely for the opportunity to use the coils on Equinox while getting a fairly decent emergency backup or grab n go machine in the process. But with the coils solely married to the less capable Vanquish and without the capability to wring the most out of them, it is a pass for me. The Simplex on the other hand is limited to single frequency and the emphasis is on solid basic performance and ease of use. Yet Nokta has packed it with some high end features such as fully waterproof, wireless ready (and cheaper than the wireless variant of the Vanquish), firmware updates (updates and bug fixes have already been released), and the promise of some decent accessory coils consistent with the Nokta track record on their other recent detector designs. So there are slight feature advantages that in the Simplex design that provide something a little more compelling in the "basics" than Vanquish, though Vanquish does have Multi IQ going for it. Since I do not own a Nokta or Makro detector, the Simplex provides the performance diversity that the Vanquish does not, IN MY CASE. This would not necessarily be true of those who might own a Kruzer, Anfibio or Impact. For those folks, the Simplex probably looks to them the same way the Vanquish looks to me or the typical Equinox owner. At this price point, the performance diversity is worth it. I get Nokta's signal processing which is lacking in my arsenal, a decent VCO all metal mode (which I prefer over the processed discrete tones of the Equinox in the non-gold modes) and the prospect of decent accessory coil choices with user upgrade-able firmware in a waterproof package. It is still entry level and fairly basic, but compelling to me from a performance diversity standpoint, nevertheless. Remember, this is only my opinion and is applicable to my particular situation based on the detectors I already own and the type of detecting I like to do (primarily CW and Colonial relic hunting). It should not be misconstrued as Simplex is better than Vanquish or that these detectors can outperform their more expensive and capable cousins. So do you find either the Simplex and/or Vanquish compelling even if you do own higher end detectors already? Discuss your thoughts below.
  2. My Simplex arrived today, and of course its snowing and 25 degrees out. Yesterday it was 75. So I'm stuck inside for a few days and figured I might as well make the most of the situation. Very well made unit. Here are some Target ID numbers, air testing, Silver half... 94 .Silver 25c …...90, silver dime ...83, nickle...25, one cent copper...73, 1c zinc 66, $1 gold coin...22, $2.50 gold....38, $5 gold, ….56. I like the wide spacing between the coins at the upper end of the scale. TRASH...……. rusty bottle cap....30's to 50's, plated cap....55, round pulltab with tail extended....30, round pulltab with tail bent over the ring....36, tail.....21, square tab....30, 3/4 " long lead fishing weight.....38. Alum twist cap...68. The relic mode tested out the deepest , followed by all metal , then park mode. I In relic mode, I manually set up the GB at 90, full sensitivity , volume at 4, no headphones. Inside my 12 x 24' shop with 3 fluorescent lite fixtures and a pellet stove cranking out heat. Repeatable audio signal, 50c silver …...17"...…. VID readout 11"...……...25c silver , 14" &10"...……...10c silver, 13" & 9", 5c......14" &11", 1c copper, 14" &10" , Ultra thin womans 14k gold ring......13" &10" $1 gold coin, 11" & 8", 2.50 gold coin..13" &10", 4% gold coin...15" & 10". In park mode with is 3 tone, and a faster speed, for better separation, same settings, as the relic mode, solid audio & solid VID readout is as follows. 50C....13" & 11", 25c....12" & 10", 10c....10" & 9", 5c....12" & 10", 1c..10" & 9", ultra thin gold 14k gold ring.....10" & 9" , $1 gold...9" & 6", 2.50 gold..11" & 9", $5 gold..12" & 10". Air depths in all metal mode were about an inch greater than the audio in park mode. These are all air tests, it will be interesting how this unit does in real soil testing conditions. I had an EQ800 and loved it, but had to let it go in summer when my wife ran up some hefty medical bills. This unit is waterproof like the EQ, but an affordable price tag( for me). I think I will really like the expanded target readout range. That was one thing I disliked about the EQ, was the compressed VID numbers. The EQ was one heck of a performer , but I think I will have just as much fun with this unit! When it warms up I will get out and share my results , thoughts and opinions! HH. Red
  3. Hello I am from France where we are lucky, cause I have received my Simplex 1 month ago. My question is : is there a wireless headphone, not from NOKTA, working for SIMPLEX ? Now, there are 5 NOKTA Headphones. Green, blue, red and black and waterproof...
  4. Hi all...new to forum as I am also new to metal detecting. Just received my Simplex, going over the settings and I noticed something that I hope other owners can help me with. In the manual it says there are 5 Frequency Shift settings, F1 thru F5. In every YouTube video I've watched, that shows the settings of the Simplex, I've seen these 5 "F" settings. But on mine I have just 3 (F1, F2 & F3). Does anyone know why mine is just showing 3? Yes I've updated the firmware and running v2.68. Note: it was also showing just 3 Frequency Shift setting options before I updated the firmware from v2.67.
  5. SIMPLEX Coin Shooting Beach Metal Detecting UK Nov 5, 2019 South Coast Detecting Another trip out on the beach with the Simplex for a quick beach hunt. Tried a bit of Coin Shooting after the storms we've had here along the south coast. SILVER AGAIN!! Nokta Makro Simplex Beach Metal Detecting UK Oct 31, 2019 South Coast Detecting Another trip out on the beach with the Simplex for a quick beach hunt. Silver comes up!!!!
  6. The Nokta/Makro Simplex+ is an amazing value at $254 new with warranty. This means hordes of people are going to just buy to try. This also means lots will get sold used with minimal use. It happens with every new model, and I don’t expect anything different with Simplex+. Due to the super low price I have to think the buy and try crowd will be larger than ever. The Simplex+ has that fabulous two year transferable warranty. It is a certainty that you will be able to buy these used with at least 18 months remaining warranty in the next few months. Since the machine new and unused is only $254 how much would you have to sell it for used to get some interest? Especially if others are selling? I’m guessing $199. Any more than that, may as well get one new in the box. Patience grasshopper! Nokta/Makro Simplex+ Data & Specifications
  7. Hello all..as per customer requests and feedbacks, we have made the following updates on the Simplex+: Software Update (2019.10.25) : System Software V2.67 / LCD Software V2.01 1. Wireless Connection Improvements: The wireless connection quality has been improved. The pairing process with the wireless headphones has been simplified. You can download the new headphone instructions from this link. Wireless icon has been added to the screen. 2. Save function has been added: The detector will now save all settings automatically once you turn your detector off and on again except for Ground Balance, Frequency Shift and LED Flashlight On/Off. 3. Factory Defaults function has been added. To revert back to factory defaults please follow the steps below: Turn the detector on by pressing the power button. Once the Simplex+ logo appears on the screen, press and hold down the SETTINGS and PINPOINT/CONFIRM button simultaneously until 3 short beeps are heard. 4. Frequency Shift: Frequency shift channels have been optimized and dropped to 3 channels: F1-F2-F3. F2 is the center frequency. Software Update (2019.11.01) : System Software V2.68 Updates Made : Version error message during update and minor bugs have been fixed. See the Simplex+ Firmware Update Page for details. THE USA SHIPMENTS INCLUDE THE UPDATES. Fİrst shipment leaving the factory tomorrow. Thank you! Dilek
  8. 38 minute detailed video review of the Simplex+ 12 minute park hunt follow up
  9. I just received the shipping notice from bigboyshobbies that the Simplex has shipped. Awesome!🍺
  10. Copying my announcement on FB Simplex+ user group: IMPORTANT! Hello everybody.. As per my previous announcement, we had to stop the production and shipments for 10 days due to a coil issue we had experienced especially in the UK. As of today, production has resumed and we will start from where we have left off. One important change you should be aware of is that due to the material change, we had to make a slight change in the design of the coil to avoid any weight increase as per the picture attached. We will ship the new coils to all customers who have contacted us with a coil issue on Wednesday or Thursday the latest. Each customer who has given us their email address will receive an email with their tracking number. Another question that comes up is when will the second shipments go out? Please remember that we have many countries that have not even gotten their first shipment due to production and shipment halt for 10 days. Therefore, I will please ask everybody to be patient until we sit down this week and reschedule all. I will personally give you an update on each country early next week. US and Canada shipments are the first in line leaving end of this week or Monday based on flight schedules. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused yet we are happy to resolve the issue on a timely manner and avoid any further issues. I personally cannot thank enough to all who have been so patient and understanding. Your support and satisfaction has always been and will continue to be our biggest motivation! Dilek
  11. I got a email the other day from the company telling me how great this new detector called Simplex is . I’ve already been reading about the Simplex on the forum here but I had to go over all that’s offered on it again. I don’t know where they ever came up with the name Simplex. Oh don’t get me wrong it looks as if a bird brain like me could run it .What I want is how they can sell it at such a low price with all this Simplex has other than just detect ? I’ve had different businesses over the years and when I seen the price of the Simplex . I was thinking maybe they haven’t heard the words of profit/loss. I see it now, everybody and their brother plus their sister with her kids will be out there swinging this so called Simplex. I guess we could start a rumor that your hair will fall out if you use one . That wouldn’t do me any good half of mine is gone already. Dilek I wish you the very best on the sale of the Simplex. A guy like me with nine grandkids and my two youngest just got married I need a less expensive detector. The Best! Chuck PS At Christmas time I don’t sing Joy to the world anymore.haha Nokta/Makro Simplex+ Waterproof Metal Detector
  12. A coil issue has been found in the first U.K. deliveries of the Simplex. Some, not all, detectors have exhibited false signals after the coil gets wet. Existing customers that experience the problem can get the coil replaced. Nokta/Makro has identified the cause and is purging the bad coils from the supply line. This may result in delivery delays as the situation is being addressed. As far as I know no U.S. deliveries have been made yet, and this may delay those deliveries for those with orders already in place. Proving once again that waiting a bit is not a bad idea when new detectors come out.
  13. I think you would like a coil like this on your Simplex Tom. Very thin. Sweeps thru the water incredible.
  14. First off I am getting the Simplex primarily as a backup for my fresh water wading. It also has a chance to become my first choice as MF is not needed for fresh water hunting. I have used many single freq machine in the lakes here, 12 Khz and high gain should get it done quite nicely which leads to why my request for the proper coil. Wading for jewelry is all about area coverage, the more the better. To cover larger areas requires time and at my age the size of standard DD coils is a time limiting factor due to the resistance of pushing those DD coils thru the water. Looking at N/M's website they are already supplying a coil for the Anfibio/ZKruzer line that would fill the bill for me, the 9" concentric. Less drag will extend my hunt time and the real kicker, the increased sensitivity to small gold due to the concentric design. Please N/M give me my coil! Thanks for the pic Steve
  15. For people who have impulse control issues, it is really disconcerting that the CAPABLE Simplex+ is priced near the impulse buy threshold. I have detectors that can do everything as well as the Simplex, but I am intrigued by the simplicity and VCO audio option in AM that I wish my Equinox had. This could prove interesting in mineralized dirt and may just be the design that finally compels me to get my first full fledged Nokta detector (if it had a higher single frequency selection option, e.g., 24 - 28 khz, it would be a virtual no-brainer). In fact, I am forced to think up weird rationalizations like if I get the Simplex+ with wireless HP, that would give me an excuse to pick up the wireless Nokta PulseDive pinpointer because I would then have a compatible Nokta detector to use it with. I want Simplex and I need help...
  16. It seems like everyone has issues with the volume on underwater detector headphones. I am very much intrigued by the idea of using the Nokta/Makro vibration mode and no headphones at all for hunting in the water with a mask and snorkel. Not only a savings in money but a real potential boon for those who are hard of hearing anyway. This is a feature that deserves more investigation than it seems to have gotten so far. Vibration This feature provides feedback to the user by producing a vibration effect when a target is detected. It can be used independently or together with the audio response. When audio response is disabled, all responses during target detection are provided to the user as vibration only. When the vibration is turned on, the device provides short vibration signals upon target detection. The magnitude of the vibration effect can vary according to the depth of the target and the swinging speed. This setting is common in all search modes. To turn on or off the vibration, after selecting vibration in the settings menu, use the plus (+) and the minus (-) buttons. Vibration may not be felt in the All Metal mode with weak signals; it will be felt as the signal gets stronger. In other words, vibration does not start at the depth where the audio tones are heard but at a lesser depth. Therefore, if you are detecting with vibration only and audio tones are off, you can miss weaker and deeper signals. NOTE: The vibration setting always comes in off position when device is turned off and on again. Nokta/Makro Simplex+ display and controls
  17. Published on Oct 2, 2019 by EnglandsHistory. Extreme depth test on multiple buried targets, hammered coins, and a mini hoard of 1.1kg who wins the test???? you decide....metal detecting uk.
  18. Published on Oct 3, 2019 by The HunterGT
  19. Great news for the owners of the Nokta Makro Blue Edition Headphones: As per your requests and with the latest updates on the SIMPLEX+, your Blue Edition Headphones are now compatible with the SIMPLEX+ production units in addition to the Green ones! Nokta/Makro Blue Edition Headphones Nokta/Makro Green Edition Headphones
  20. This was from a review on Simplex that Andy Sabisch wrote. “2) If the Target ID jumped around even when wiggling the coil a few inches side-to-side, it was always trash – can slaw, a ball of tin foil, etc. Remember, this is for coin hunting so relic hunting or hunting overseas, you simply need to dig those signals but for coin hunters, erratic TIDs = trash.” Foil tdi all over. If gold locks on this could be big, maybe.
  21. Nokta/Makro Simplex + Quick Guide Nokta/Makro Simplex + User Manual Click images below for larger views.... Nokta/Makro Simplex+ Quick Guide page 1 Nokta/Makro Simplex+ Quick Guide page 2 Nokta/Makro Simplex+ display and controls
  22. Dear Valued Members, We are proud to announce our first entry level detector – the SIMPLEX+ which has been the most exciting and anticipated product of 2019! SIMPLEX+ IS THE FIRST WATERPROOF DETECTOR ON THE MARKET OFFERING EXTREME DEPTH AND HIGH-END FEATURES AT AN ENTRY-LEVEL PRICE! SO SIMPLEX IS SIMPLY UNRIVALED!! Product Page Link: https://www.noktadetectors.com/metal-detector/simplex-metal-detector/ SIMPLEX+ FEATURES: • IP68 - WATERPROOF UP TO 3m (10ft) • WIRELESS AUDIO READY • BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY • LIGHTWEIGHT (1.3kg / 2.9lbs) • RETRACTABLE SHAFT - Shaft retracts down to 63cm (25''). Great for easy transport, storage as well as diving! • 11’’ DD COIL Other features: Easy to Use Single Menu Design Search Modes - All Metal / Field / Park / Beach Iron Volume Notch Discrimination Frequency Shift Vibration Mode Online Firmware Updates Fabulous Lightning for Night & Underwater Use – Backlit keypad / LCD & LED Flashlight SIMPLEX+ WILL BE OFFERED IN 2 PACKAGES: SIMPLEX+ and SIMPLEX+ WHP (Wireless Headphone Pack) PACKAGE CONTENTS SP28 DD Search Coil & Cover 28cm / 11'' 6.3mm (1/4'') Headphone Adapter Charging Adapter USB Charging & Data Cable SIMPLEX+ WHP Only 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones Green Edition Nokta Makro Cap SIMPLEX+ MSRP: $299 SIMPLEX+ WHP MSRP: $399 Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you all! PLEASE FIND THE VIDEO BELOW FOR THE SIMPLEX+ COMMERCIAL:
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