It's the theory of supply and demand. Manufacturing companies produce items that are in demand in larger numbers than those in short demand. High demand items are more often cheaper to buy and to build. Low demand items are priced higher and generally cost more for parts and labor. Nokta has sold thousands of Legends over the last two+ years and have lowered the price to keep the demand high. The other Nokta machines you mentioned are not big sellers so they are keeping the price high to reflect their higher cost for producing the smaller
Monte I agree, seems everyone is focusing on waterproof and simultaneous multi frequency which in my opinion at times can be worse than single frequency such as hunting a cellar hole, seems I get better performance with a single frequency. I loved the impact besides the weight and it would be great if they focused on a land based detector. Those of us who started this hobby over 20 years ago did just fine with plastic bags should you get stuck in the rain. I used a Sovereign for years and hipmounted at the beach or in the water. A lightweight version of the Sovereign that could still be removed from the shaft would be a no brainer purchase for me. ☺️
In all fairness living on the coast i could say it would be nice if they focused on a beach/saltwater detector since most of their detectors are land detectors.
I had a sovereign but would not take it to the beach so spent an extra $1300 for a exacl beach detector.
I think NM is the only company that doesn’t have a specific beach detector but now with the legend being waterproof its a welcomed addition.
Waterproofing is a big deal just ask anyone with a Nox where the control box flooded, I don’t think a plastic bag would have made a difference.
Which brings up another important point that anything exposed to saltwater should be rinsed with fresh water. Even boats pulled out after use are washed with fresh water. Would it not be a good idea to rinse a detector covered with salt water? Even the manufacturer recommends to rinse the beach detector with fresh water after use. Doing it with a plastic bag is asking for trouble and not done thoroughly. Jmo on waterproof detectors.
I have several Nokta Makro detectors. I never think twice about putting the Multi Kruzer fitted with the 9-inch concentric coil in the car if hunting old school and church ball fields. Great separation between aluminum screw caps and coins (meter). It's deep in my Virginia Soil.
its what I was considering before I realized they discontinued them and got the legend