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one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: March 06, 2018 02:35PM
Well ive tested the Nox some and its impressive. One thing I don't like though... I went to a old building site that has modern trashed mixed with it. It separated well and ran smooth. The thing I don't like is the audio modulation a flattened can on the surface sounded the same as a dime in 50 tones. The deus is different in that aspect. You can tell target size from audio alone very easy. It will not matter to me on old sites free of modern trash as if it beeps I will dig it, Its just something I saw today and thought hmmmm...

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Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: CZconnoisseur
Date: March 06, 2018 04:35PM
I will be coming from the Deus as well, can't wait to see how the Eqiunox works in our parks. I have a good feeling though and am 100% sure there's at least hundreds more deep coins that are *just* out of reach...this year could be the year to yield a gold coin! :happy:

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I for one really appreciate the videos you have shared, CD.
Posted by: Greg (E.Tn)
Date: March 06, 2018 05:27PM
Such videos are of immense service to the detecting community and your sharing them goes to show how dedicated you are to helping others in this hobby.

Again, many thanks.

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: pine3874
Date: March 06, 2018 06:16PM
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calabash digger
Well ive tested the Nox some and its impressive. One thing I don't like though... I went to a old building site that has modern trashed mixed with it. It separated well and ran smooth. The thing I don't like is the audio modulation a flattened can on the surface sounded the same as a dime in 50 tones. The deus is different in that aspect. You can tell target size from audio alone very easy. It will not matter to me on old sites free of modern trash as if it beeps I will dig it, Its just something I saw today and thought hmmmm...

Is the audio modulation any better in 1, 2 or 5 tones? How about in different detect modes or frequencies?

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: Charlives
Date: March 06, 2018 06:19PM
I found the same thing...I thought it was me...coming from the T2 I relied on 2+ tones to give me size,shape, and depth. The pin pointer seems to show the size.

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: parkgt
Date: March 06, 2018 07:03PM
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CZconnoisseur
I will be coming from the Deus as well, can't wait to see how the Eqiunox works in our parks. I have a good feeling though and am 100% sure there's at least hundreds more deep coins that are *just* out of reach...this year could be the year to yield a gold coin! :happy:

CZ,

What makes you think that the NOX will be significantly deeper than your beloved Deus that you know so well? Or is just the allure of a new toy?



ML NOX 800, XP Deus, previous CTX and 705

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: TN Mike
Date: March 06, 2018 07:18PM
I really like this machine. But it lacks some very obvious features.. it makes me wonder what Minelab was thinking.

No overload (and Lord knows I dont want no overload alarm.. think deus), no basic pinpoint (all metal with/without re-tune(either would have been nice)) with vdi, cheap cam locks on a 800$ machine, the deteknix quest 40 having a nicer shaft at half the cost... poor, non adjustable modulation.. and to boot it is buggy.. I've notice several times after leaving pinpoint the machine shows no vdi until I return to pinpoint and come back out again.. This is something that could not have been missed during testing and I've read others seeing this issue.

After 10 hours of hunting with this machine I can say I think it has amazing potential, and has pulled some coins from hard hit places that my other machines missed for certain. But it is not the end all machine. My opinion may change in the next couple hundred hours but as it stands, this thing need an update..

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Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: meggie
Date: March 06, 2018 07:31PM
I found the arm rest to be uncomfortable after a couple of hours.
Now it's fixed up with a comfy Neoprene sleeve.




Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: TN Mike
Date: March 06, 2018 07:33PM
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parkgt

I will be coming from the Deus as well, can't wait to see how the Eqiunox works in our parks. I have a good feeling though and am 100% sure there's at least hundreds more deep coins that are *just* out of reach...this year could be the year to yield a gold coin! :happy:

CZ,

What makes you think that the NOX will be significantly deeper than your beloved Deus that you know so well? Or is just the allure of a new toy?

The thing is deep and hits hard. My deus in my test garden will hit a dime at 9" just fine.. but your swing had better be on point to match the reactivity. If you swing slower than your reactivity is set to, no dime, same if you swing to fast.. so far with the nox it pounds the dime and I can slow down and speed up and it still hits it with a recovery of 5, very cleanly. Personally the deus cannot compete IMO with this machine in depth. ID's perfectly a dime at 9" (locks on) and a nickle at 8" and hits them hard swinging fast or slow. I did a walk up to the dime with the deus and missed it multiple times because I wasnt overlapping well enough and my reactivity was to low.. with the nox I can set its recovery (not the same thing as the deus's reactivity) from 1-6 and not miss the dime at all.. mind you I have forgotten both times where the dime was when testing the deus months ago and had to look for it .. with the nox it was unmistakable.

Are my conclusions definitive.. nope ..I cant speak for parkgt.. but it was good enough for me.

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: tbw
Date: March 06, 2018 07:36PM
Meggie, what sleeve did you use?

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: Popsgoatee
Date: March 06, 2018 07:40PM
Nice, homemade or aftermarket?

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Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: meggie
Date: March 06, 2018 07:41PM
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tbw
Meggie, what sleeve did you use?

It's from the Sovereign series, available on @#$%&.. look for Minelab Arm Wear Kit.




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Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: meggie
Date: March 06, 2018 07:42PM
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Popsgoatee
Nice, homemade or aftermarket?


It's from the Sovereign series, available on @#$%&.. look for Minelab Arm Wear Kit.

Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: Trashfinder
Date: March 06, 2018 07:50PM
One of the first things i posted somewhere else was it will not overload like other machines on a large surface can or near surface can. But i get around it with pinpoint.

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Re: one thing I dont care for.
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: March 06, 2018 08:59PM
didn't get to test it today I'm in the low country and time is a factor was on a lot where some vmi buttons came from but had modern buildings on it and were torn down .A HORRIBLE SITE.....lol
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pine3874

Well ive tested the Nox some and its impressive. One thing I don't like though... I went to a old building site that has modern trashed mixed with it. It separated well and ran smooth. The thing I don't like is the audio modulation a flattened can on the surface sounded the same as a dime in 50 tones. The deus is different in that aspect. You can tell target size from audio alone very easy. It will not matter to me on old sites free of modern trash as if it beeps I will dig it, Its just something I saw today and thought hmmmm...

Is the audio modulation any better in 1, 2 or 5 tones? How about in different detect modes or frequencies?


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