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Anyone tried a Teknetics Alpha 2000
Posted by: SkiWhiz
Date: December 12, 2009 06:49PM
Just wondering how the Teknetics Alpha 2000 stacks up against the Garret Ace 250/ Fisher F2/ White's Coinmaster/ Tesoro Silver

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Re: Anyone tried a Teknetics Alpha 2000
Posted by: Mike Hillis
Date: December 12, 2009 10:51PM
The Alpha 2000 works as well as the F2, and Ace series in my opinion.

I've used it with the 10" elliptical concentric and the 11" DD coil. I have not yet used it with the stock 8" concentric or the 5" DD.

I find the depth readout to be accurate based upon the sensitivity level. Another words, the higher the sensitivity is set, the less accurate it can get on shallow targets but then the accuracy will catch up as the depth increases. I expect that the stock coil may improve upon that more but I wanted to try it with my favorite coils first. No problems pinpointing as the depth reading will help pinpoint the target just as well as a pinpoint mode.

There isn't any real modulation to the audio tone that will tell you deep or shallow targets. It is either on or off. However, small or deeper targets give an indication by the length of the audio response. After digging a few deep soda cans I figured out how to tell what was going on by longer tone response and the deep depth reading. I got a big signal with a 6" or 7" depth reading and would dig cans. The good targets would give a shorter response. Once I figured it out I could stop digging cans without worrying about missing something good. Depth readout goes to 9.

The audio tonal response is controlled by the volume control. The greater the volume, the more robust the tonal qualities. Using different volume settings give the tones a bit different sound so you can kind of tune into what works best for your ears. The low volume settings really affect the high tone and can be played with for various needs. Settings of 1 and 2 kill the high tone while allowing the iron and mid tone to still sound ok.

The disc segment ranges seem to be the normal ones. Discrimination seems to be the normal standard.
Very light weight and easy to swing. I hunted with it wide open and when the site got too trashy for my ears I notched out some the trash zone targets, but left the iron tone on for the occasional hightone false id just like I do with all my units when I hunt that way.

Has a lot of sensitivity available as I hunted at 1 bar and enjoyed it. Again, there is no modulation, so once you hit the end of its range, it is off. Targets will bounce up in id range during the last part of their detectability then drop to iron tones at the very end.

Bottom line, it



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Re: Anyone tried a Teknetics Alpha 2000
Posted by: SkiWhiz
Date: December 13, 2009 09:12AM
Thanks Mike, appreciate the good detailed review, sounds like it might be a good tot lot detector. Steve.

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