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Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: PDH
Date: January 24, 2019 08:09PM
I have narrowed down my new detector choice to the Rutus Alter 71 or the Equinox. I have watched a lot of videos on the Equinox and it appears to be the cats meow, but the Rutus looks to be equally or even more impressive. From what I've seen, the Rutus looks to be better at unmasking and seems to have a more stable TID. Very limited information on the Rutus compared to the Equinox so I am looking for input/advice from anyone who has used the Rutus and hopefully from someone who has used both machines. I'm primarily a dry land relic hunter so I'm looking for a detector that does well in areas with a lot of iron trash. Thanks in advance.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: January 27, 2019 07:13AM
Rutus is a nice unit and performs well. I bought one and tried it out and it was impressive. Equinox out classes it for several reasons. Tones, waterproof, Multi IQ tech, and the Nox is way deeper in my soil. Rutus has no iron vol so that was a major problem for me as I need to hear the iron looking for relic sites but dont need it coming in the same volume as non ferrous. A iron volume on a machine is a must for relics. It is true the rutus will unmask in some situations with the concentric coil better than the Nox but the Nox will out do it in other situations. That's just the nature of the DD coil VS concentric coils.

No way would I buy a Rutus over a Equinox 800. Just my 2 cents hope it helps.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: PDH
Date: January 27, 2019 11:46AM
Great advice Calabash and thanks for the input. Looks like a NOX is in my near future.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: Mike Hillis
Date: January 28, 2019 08:19AM
Just note that Rutus Alter 71 version 2.0 has "iron volume" now.

HH
Mike

Frequency adjustable between 4.4kHz and 18.4kHz in steps of 0.2kHz
Automatic Ground Balance
Proper Ground Balance information
7 factory programs + 4 users
Modes of work: Motion with discrimination, All metal, Dual
Sensitivity - 90 levels
Discrimination: range 0-120 or -90 +90
Notch - 120 notches
Pinpoint
Hot rock adjustment
Reaction speed (ground filters) - 8 levels
Short signal masking - 7 levels
Threshold level
Threshold tone
Threshold sensitivity (All metal channel)
VCO
SAT
Audio gain
Iron volume
6 factory preset sound profiles + 3 user programmable sound profiles
ID type (range 0-120 or -90 +90)
Display information hold time
ID gain
Volume
Backlight
Built-in wireless audio transmitter
Weight with batteries (6 AA cells) - 1630 g



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Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: February 16, 2019 02:38PM
I never heard of the Rutus, but I do have the Equinox 800.
The Rutus might be a fine machine, but one thing that caught my eye about the Rutus is the max frequency of 18 kHz. This will limit you. This might not seem important to you right now, but it could become a serious issue for you later. Why not look for a nice machine that has a max frequency of around 40 kHz? This way, you will not be limited as your experience and horizons grows. Just my two cents worth.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: PDH
Date: February 16, 2019 06:30PM
Ended up purchasing a Nox 800. I have been playing with it in my test garden and so far I'm pretty impressed.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: joey786
Date: February 18, 2019 08:20AM
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PDH
I have narrowed down my new detector choice to the Rutus Alter 71 or the Equinox. I have watched a lot of videos on the Equinox and it appears to be the cats meow, but the Rutus looks to be equally or even more impressive. From what I've seen, the Rutus looks to be better at unmasking and seems to have a more stable TID. Very limited information on the Rutus compared to the Equinox so I am looking for input/advice from anyone who has used the Rutus and hopefully from someone who has used both machines. I'm primarily a dry land relic hunter so I'm looking for a detector that does well in areas with a lot of iron trash. Thanks in advance.
This is a very important post, I am in the same dilemma, cant decide. The Rutus or the nox 800, they both have their strong points. The only thing I'm a bit nervous about is the battery situation on the nox, would like to change the batteries my self. The Rutus isn't water proof, but I like sound of the tones, very sharp and distinct, I'm not seeing that with the nox. I'm sure both are fantastic machines, but I'm leaning towards the nox 800.

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: February 18, 2019 10:32AM
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PDH
Ended up purchasing a Nox 800. I have been playing with it in my test garden and so far I'm pretty impressed.
Congratulations, PDH. Pretty steep learning curve, but it should be worth it. Have fun!

Re: Rutus Alter 71
Posted by: Mkus
Date: February 21, 2019 12:37PM
Quote
joey786

I have narrowed down my new detector choice to the Rutus Alter 71 or the Equinox. I have watched a lot of videos on the Equinox and it appears to be the cats meow, but the Rutus looks to be equally or even more impressive. From what I've seen, the Rutus looks to be better at unmasking and seems to have a more stable TID. Very limited information on the Rutus compared to the Equinox so I am looking for input/advice from anyone who has used the Rutus and hopefully from someone who has used both machines. I'm primarily a dry land relic hunter so I'm looking for a detector that does well in areas with a lot of iron trash. Thanks in advance.
This is a very important post, I am in the same dilemma, cant decide. The Rutus or the nox 800, they both have their strong points. The only thing I'm a bit nervous about is the battery situation on the nox, would like to change the batteries my self. The Rutus isn't water proof, but I like sound of the tones, very sharp and distinct, I'm not seeing that with the nox. I'm sure both are fantastic machines, but I'm leaning towards the nox 800.
Watch calabash video all you need to see

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