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Troy X5
Posted by: Happy_Hour
Date: September 04, 2017 02:48PM
Why does this detector command such high prices...I see two for $595.00 and $600.00...

Re: Troy X5
Posted by: silverseeker 2
Date: September 04, 2017 03:55PM
Being the owner of one here are some reasons in MY OPINION:
Quality Built w/quality parts, Rainproof,Multi features for different
hunting scenarios, great relic machine and why, because it is DEEP!!!
I once found a metal dog collar with the dog tag on it at no lie 16 inches.
I sold that machine and regretted it but have since found another Troy X5
and paid near the prices you saw. Original Coils are hard to find too.
This machine isn't for everyone but it is what one feels at home with
and the Troy X5 just delivers when I'm not using my Go To unit just
for a change in using machines. Own many and just enjoy getting out
Hunting as it does not matter in most cases which machine I am using.
It's about getting out with a hunting partner and having fun.
silverseeker2

P.S. My Troy X5 loves Low Conductive targets

Re: Troy X5
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: September 04, 2017 07:23PM
The Troy X5 was the lastest greatest all-analog made-in-USA machine. To put it another way, the X5 was how all-analog went out in a blaze of glory. Troy Galloway was a stickler for perfection, it shows in the mechanical design. For the electronic part of it, Troy hired me as the primary designer and Greg as the guy doing a lot of the actual work and beep apprentice. Greg was already a very good engineer in his own right and was a fast learner on how metal detectors work. He eventually became the project electronic engineer with me no longer in the picture. Greg's another one of the wonderful people whom I've had the privilege to know in this industry, who was "behind the scenes" so hardly anyone's ever heard of him. And for some reason I can never remember his last name, if someone happens to know please ping the thread and refresh my memory!

Troy Galloway was diehard highly skilled relic hunter, and that's what the X5 is about. Troy's dream machine. However it's an excellent general-purpose machine as well, provided that you are comfortable with manual ground balancing and beep-and-dig.

When it was introduced in (as I recall) 2002, word of a hot new product got out there fast via the Internet. Everyone who wanted one, bought one, and that was about 3,000 customers. Demand fell off a cliff and it went out of production.

Re: Troy X5
Posted by: Dancer
Date: September 05, 2017 06:49AM
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Dave J.
The Troy X5 was the lastest greatest all-analog made-in-USA machine. To put it another way, the X5 was how all-analog went out in a blaze of glory. Troy Galloway was a stickler for perfection, it shows in the mechanical design. For the electronic part of it, Troy hired me as the primary designer and Greg as the guy doing a lot of the actual work and beep apprentice. Greg was already a very good engineer in his own right and was a fast learner on how metal detectors work. He eventually became the project electronic engineer with me no longer in the picture. Greg's another one of the wonderful people whom I've had the privilege to know in this industry, who was "behind the scenes" so hardly anyone's ever heard of him. And for some reason I can never remember his last name, if someone happens to know please ping the thread and refresh my memory!

Troy Galloway was diehard highly skilled relic hunter, and that's what the X5 is about. Troy's dream machine. However it's an excellent general-purpose machine as well, provided that you are comfortable with manual ground balancing and beep-and-dig.

When it was introduced in (as I recall) 2002, word of a hot new product got out there fast via the Internet. Everyone who wanted one, bought one, and that was about 3,000 customers. Demand fell off a cliff and it went out of production.

Dave J. Man so you were in on this machine, than you know (pretty much) what makes it tick. The question I'm asking you for your opinion is.
In all the machines you've hunted, researched, or what ever. What machine available right now, is the closest to the Troy X5's capabilities ? Meeting or exceeding.
Dancer

Re: Troy X5
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: September 05, 2017 11:54AM
It's apples verses oranges, but I'd say the Teknetics T2.

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Troy told me he had something he added
Posted by: vlad
Date: September 06, 2017 09:03AM
a special circuit (boost?), but never said exactly how it worked.
It made the detector able to hit high conductors as far out as low conductors with a frequency you would think, was biased toward the latter(19 kHz).
But since you were a primary engineer, it cannot be a secret to you.
He said he tried for a better loop design too (starting with his earlier models.)
(he was working on a new Shadow recently TID, tones....but gave up after about 18 months of work {even had new loops built} it seems most engineers are tied to a factory;
does not make sense they would act to endow the competition) :shrug:
Going to run up to Dallas one day with about 50 pounds of boudin , & shrimp, crayfish and alligator sausages. :beers:
Troy posted a note somewhere that the forum section of his site was shut down (temp) for a new look-but you can still get him as cust. ser at 972 690 5703
Keith S. w/air test;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFJDOP6HBW8



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2017 09:19AM by vlad.

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