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xterra obsolete
Posted by: Hello
Date: September 18, 2017 01:22PM
Will Minelab stop making the x-terra 705 do you think ? if their new machine makes all other VLF detectors obsolete?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2017 01:24PM by Hello.

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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Old Longhair
Date: September 18, 2017 02:32PM
I have no idea what Minelab as planned for the Xterra line, but I won't sell my 705 under any circumstances. I like that with my Xterra I can choose a single frequency below 5kHz, which is the lowest single frequency the new Equinox offers.



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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: September 19, 2017 09:31AM
Perhaps...depends if they are still a good profit margin....still a coin magnet in the right hands....

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: colt
Date: September 19, 2017 07:15PM
I have a super clean 70 on its way. Had one years ago that was a hot little son of a pup. I made the mistake of selling it to try other detectors. I have used the 705's and they are great on old silver, but sure missed the 70. Looking forward to another 70.

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: HEBEGB
Date: September 19, 2017 08:05PM
It won't be obsolete for me. I just got my first one about a month ago and, while I have yet to find silver with it, I am liking it a lot. So much so that I just ordered a second! I plan on leaving my Digger coil on one and using the HF elliptical to search for "turf" gold on the other. NICE MACHINE!

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Hello
Date: September 21, 2017 02:31PM
I have had my x-terra 705 and various coils for 8 years and a cscope before that. I will be keeping the x-terra at least until i do some in ground testing between the x-terra and the Equinox.

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: bd1024
Date: September 24, 2017 05:01PM
Mine is not for sale. ---- Say what they will, I have seen NO significant improvement in metal detectors for about 10 years. ------Granted, the manufacturers claim to have invented a new miraculous machine, (like the AT MAX ) -(cough/cough)----but as it turns out, it is pretty much just a slightly higher powered AT Pro, and the additional power has cost the machine in terms of noise, problems with EMI, and a less stable machine, while only adding a very marginal amount of depth. -----the Deus? , (we won't go there)---- So I think I will keep my T2's, my 705, and my Racer2 until someone convinces me that a revolutionary new detector is available. --- From what I have seen and read about the Equinox, it does indeed look impressive, ---- but talk is cheap, and I still say that you will not detect anything unless you swing your detector over it. ---- More hours detecting = more finds. ------ Just my opinion............

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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 27, 2017 04:15PM
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bd1024
Mine is not for sale. ---- Say what they will, I have seen NO significant improvement in metal detectors for about 10 years. ------Granted, the manufacturers claim to have invented a new miraculous machine, (like the AT MAX ) -(cough/cough)----but as it turns out, it is pretty much just a slightly higher powered AT Pro, and the additional power has cost the machine in terms of noise, problems with EMI, and a less stable machine, while only adding a very marginal amount of depth. -----the Deus? , (we won't go there)---- So I think I will keep my T2's, my 705, and my Racer2 until someone convinces me that a revolutionary new detector is available. --- From what I have seen and read about the Equinox, it does indeed look impressive, ---- but talk is cheap, and I still say that you will not detect anything unless you swing your detector over it. ---- More hours detecting = more finds. ------ Just my opinion............

I'm in the same boat as you.
Though I don't have the Xterra, I have other Minelab machines. I will say the E-trac is much better than my SE and SE Pro (disclaimer: I recently sold the SE and SE Pro but hung on to my XS which I will NEVER sell), until I see newer technological advances, I'm keeping what I have.

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: October 04, 2017 11:09AM
Heck the XS was the deepest of the lot of Minelabs....

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 04, 2017 03:08PM
Haven't been using my 705 but will keep it for a backup. With all the coils I've bought for it, I'd lose too much money to get rid of it. It has been an excellent machine and every time I got a new coil for it, it was like getting a new machine. Was thinking of giving it to my daughter because she's shown a lot of interest in my metal detecting finds. Have got my name on a waiting list for the Equinox, but i think i'll just have the Equinox sent to my daughter, and keep the 705. Would be nice if the Equinox came out before Christmas.



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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Hello
Date: October 04, 2017 03:28PM
ive never owned one but there seems to be a lot of people think the first explorer like the XS were deeper,when you speed up the recovery speed like on the later Explorer it caused a lose of depth. Which is probably true as detectors with a re-activity setting the faster the recovery you set the less depth you get, this was also mentioned on the Equinox vid .

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: txop
Date: October 15, 2017 09:38AM
Minelab just dropped the price of the 705 to $499 yesterday. Not sure what this means?

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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Old Longhair
Date: October 15, 2017 10:24AM
Sounds to me like they're going to kick the competition's butt across the spectrum of new and used machines.



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Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: txop
Date: October 16, 2017 07:19PM
May be discontinued but it's only Obsolete if you don't use it.

I just bought one today after the price drop. I think it's the best value on a detector right now.

Discontinued, probably soon, but Far from Obsolete.

Re: xterra obsolete
Posted by: Neil
Date: October 26, 2017 09:34AM
Minelab dropped the price of the Advantage before they discontinued it so most likely.
There are a lot of great machines still in use that have been discontinued.
New doesn't necessarily mean better.



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