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Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: September 27, 2017 06:06PM
Another UK user review take it as you will

''I had a fiddle at Corfe, those who know me know how cynical I am.

Its fast.....very fast.
Its sensitive.....very sensitive.
Its waterproof.
Its light. thanks
It runs for 8-10 hours.
The control box & coil can go on an aftermarket stem.
The multi-frequency doesn`t cycle through the "gaps" in frequency.
Improved processors mean clearer target ID.

In the field it was finding targets that a pinpointer struggled to find!

Think waterproof 705 on steroids with some fizzing tech onboard.

Its not a CTX.''

and another short piece from the same user

''Balance is fine if a little "towards the coil" which pushes the arm cup towards the arm. TBH I think the coil is the heaviest part of it! Having the straight hand grip below the control-box (unlike the old Explorer "hand stress" position) makes it swing lovely.
There are two options for headphones, wired (small/phone jack size) for earbuds etc or the WM-8 module that nobody seemed to have at Corfe.
Done some target testing in a field, myself & Neil took it in turns to cross check...both machines got them just in different tones.
Its a very,very capable machine......................but its not a CTX''

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Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: September 27, 2017 09:07PM
Dan --

Thanks for sharing. Was this at MLO forum?

Also, I just love the "language barrier" that exits between us, and our brethren "across the pond!" We speak, largely, the same language, of course, but sometimes I still need a translator!

"I had a fiddle at Corfe..." ?? I think Corfe is a place in the UK that is a known detecting spot, if I'm not mistaken, but "had a fiddle?" Does that mean "tried an Equinox?" Like we here in the U.S. might say "fiddled around with?" :)

And then "some fizzing tech onboard?" Fizzing? Taken from context, I assume "fizzing" means "good" or "hot?" :lmfao:

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: dbado1
Date: September 27, 2017 09:11PM
Sweet! A 705 on steroids with additional tech!! For us nugget shooters, that also like to relic hunt, this is great news. The 705 is a very capable VLF for nugget shooting with the 18.75 kHz coil... It will be even better at 40 kHz. We know it's not FBS/FBS2 and that's O.K.. We do know it's different, though, and sometimes different is just the ticket needed to open up old sites. Thanks for posting that.

Dean

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Permit
Date: September 27, 2017 09:15PM
Churchill once said " We are brothers separated by the same language"'.

Then some of the English will say, " its a cracking machine! ???N/T
Posted by: bugg
Date: September 27, 2017 09:16PM

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Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: September 27, 2017 10:08PM
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sgoss66
Dan --

Thanks for sharing. Was this at MLO forum?

Also, I just love the "language barrier" that exits between us, and our brethren "across the pond!" We speak, largely, the same language, of course, but sometimes I still need a translator!

"I had a fiddle at Corfe..." ?? I think Corfe is a place in the UK that is a known detecting spot, if I'm not mistaken, but "had a fiddle?" Does that mean "tried an Equinox?" Like we here in the U.S. might say "fiddled around with?" :)

And then "some fizzing tech onboard?" Fizzing? Taken from context, I assume "fizzing" means "good" or "hot?" :lmfao:

Steve


Hey Steve....this was posted on a well know US forum, from a UK hunter, I'll leave it at that :)

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Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: September 27, 2017 10:18PM
Dan --

Understood!

Permit, and Bugg -- LOL!

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: September 28, 2017 01:53AM
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Dan(NM)
.... Think waterproof 705 on steroids with some fizzing tech onboard. ....

Oh no, I hope not something like the 705. I found the 705 to be VERY lacking for everything I do. Like on the beach, for example, although it has a "beach mode", it utterly paled in comparison to Excal, explorer, etc.... :(

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: September 28, 2017 01:56AM
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dbado1
... A 705 on steroids with additional tech!! For us nugget shooters, that also like to relic hunt, ....

Yup, the 705 was/is a cross-over machine. An attempt to be able to go back and forth between venues of nuggets/prospecting versus coins/relics/beach. But, AS WITH ANY SUCH DO-ALL machine, there is going to be compromises. There will be better coin/jewelry machines, and there will be better nugget/prospecting machines.

This does not sound good at all :(

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: dbado1
Date: September 28, 2017 08:42AM
Tom,
As has been stated on a number of other posts, and as you well know, a dedicated machine always shines when used for it's designed purpose moreso than a multipurpose machine. That's why this machine will not replace the GM 1000 for example. The multipurpose nature of this machine concerns me as well. BUT manufacturers and technology have come a long way since the introduction of the X-Terra 70 (the 705 is just a upgraded 70 ) so I think it may be a bit early to believe that the Nox will PERFORM like the 705. I believe it will perform much, much better. The drawback to the X-Terra is that it is slow and did not perform well in high trash. Obviously the Nox is not slow. And with the addition of the Multi freq it will do much better at the beach, I'm sure. Like you, I did not care for the X-Terra as a trashy site relic machine ( you and I are both Western US relic hunters so I'm assuming here as to your dis-likes of it) but I thought it did very well in less trashy areas and on nuggets. I have never beach hunted so couldn't comment on that. The ergonomics of the 705 are awesome and I'm wondering if that is what the tester is referring to when comparing it to the 705? Overall, I really like X-Terra and if the Nox has addressed it's short comings ( on and off the beach) it will be a winner.

Dean

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: September 28, 2017 02:16PM
Hi Dean. Good to hear from you. I think we're on the same page. It's generally agreed upon that when a detector tries to be a "cross-over" (both nuggets AND coins/relics), it will start to have compromises in each department.

I could care less if this has any options to allow it to be used for nuggets. I'm not a nugget hunter. I'm in the wrong part of CA for that. The nearest nugget producing regions (the Sierra foothills ) are more than 2 hrs. drive for me. So just never got into that.

However, if the beach mode is anything like the 705 (even if "improved") I'll be bummed. Because the 705, despite have a beach-mode, sucked on the wet salt beach. The depth was HALF of what I could get on the excal or explorer, no matter how I fiddled with the settings.

I dislike the long tail sounds of the Excalibur (the bbeeeooonnngggg), and much prefer the shorter quick beeps of the Explorer. So when I saw that this new Ox was waterproof, I thought perhaps this might be a happy compromise. Because I have ruined no less than 2 explorers, over the years, when getting hit by waves during storms (and didn't have my Exp. wrapped good enough).

I'm hoping that this AT LEAST has the ability of an explorer, when it comes to wet salt. Because then , at least, it would serve as a water-proof explorer for storm-hunting.

Re: Another review from a user from the UK
Posted by: dbado1
Date: September 28, 2017 03:14PM
Let's hope it makes us both happy with great performance on the beach and in the gold fields. Although, I don't do much VLF nugget shooting any more preferring a GPX for that work, at times, a VLF can come in handy.

Dean

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