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How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: bklein
Date: January 31, 2018 09:22AM
Curious how Minelab came up with the name... anyone know?

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Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: ironman200081
Date: January 31, 2018 10:29AM
I guess their guard wallabies at the ML headquarters pulled random letters from a fish tank.

I think, based upon no reason whatsoever, that it stands for "Coin-Treasure-eXtreme."



Bryan in Missouri
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Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 31, 2018 11:15AM
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ironman200081
I guess their guard wallabies at the ML headquarters pulled random letters from a fish tank.

I think, based upon no reason whatsoever, that it stands for "Coin-Treasure-eXtreme."

“No reason whatsoever”....that’s how I do everything too!:lol:

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Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: GKMan
Date: January 31, 2018 11:56AM
Coin Treasure Xchange



Gary
Dutchess County New York
I love The Game of Tones....
Present: Equinox 800.
Past: CTX-3030 Minelab E-Trac, Explorer II, Sovereign
Detecting Since 1984 Using Minelab since mid 90s

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: bklein
Date: January 31, 2018 11:21PM
I got the wrong model then... I wanted the RFS: Ring Find Sell.
Still don't get the 3030 part.

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Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: February 01, 2018 07:51AM
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bklein
I got the wrong model then... I wanted the RFS: Ring Find Sell.
Still don't get the 3030 part.

Minelab has always loved putting wild numbers on to their detector names. Heck their very first detector was called the "gold seeker 15000".

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: david.di
Date: February 01, 2018 10:51PM
Nothing in this online reference:

https://findwords.info/term/ctx

to CTX being part of the CTX3030 metal detector but it does say that there's CTX (explosive-detection device)

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: nenadgbeepin
Date: February 02, 2018 07:34AM
I was working at Minelab at the time so if I recall correctly, a bit of background. When the GPX4000 was in development, the current machine was the GP3500, so the next one was going to be the GP4000. It just didn't look right, and I wanted the next evolution of machine to be slightly different, so I suggested the GPX fomat and everyone liked it. When asked "what does the X mean" I joked "Xtra stuff", and the name stuck.

When it came to naming the new coin machine (3030 as we know it today), the guy in charge of marketing asked me what does GPX mean, as he liked the naming format, i.e. three letters and four numbers. I said Gold Prospector Xtra. This then became Coin Treasure Xtra, and someone added the 3030 and the rest is history....



Impact - CTX3030 - SDC2300 - GPX5000 - GPZ7000 - AU GoldFinder - Sov XS2a & a couple of Tesoros
From Adelaide, South Australia

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 02, 2018 07:54AM
Let’s face it,the swashbuckling red X just looks cool! Kinda like in the automotive world,Z is meant to indicate performance. X does the same thing here.

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 02, 2018 07:57AM
And Nenad...thanks for what you do. Before Minelab I didn’t quite know how detecting could be,my two have been fabulous! I’m kicking around getting the ML wireless system for my Explorer2 since the CTX has me spoiled by not being tethered....

Re: How did the CTX get its name?
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 02, 2018 09:28AM
Thanks Nenad for the answer. Very cool that our social network here includes the creators.
IDXMonster - I agree about the X. I screwed up though and cleaned my housing with a rag that had a bit of WD40 on it and it wiped the screen printing off. Maybe Minelab should make a black nylon housing protection cover with the X on it so I can get it back.

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