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It is a fairly good guarantee that once you catch the treasure hunting fever there is no turning back. Those that start out with the basic models of metal detectors will soon be thinking of ways to move up in the world of detectors. Finding deep metals that yield large treasure caches is something that all enthusiasts dream about.
For those who are looking to search deeper it is imperative to select a deep seeking metal detector. If you are looking to begin searching for gold and other precious metals that are deeper than one-meter you will need a two box style metal detector.
One of the best models available in the two box metal detector series is the Makro Jeohunter 3D Dual System. This metal detector has outstanding metal discrimination and separates metals into four categories which are gold, non-ferrous, ferrous and steel. For the first time there is a metal detector that gives complete visual analysis of objects before having to dig. The Makro Jeohunter 3D Dual System makes it possible to find precious metals at extreme depths.
-Detectorstuff member Ian Pettigrew (AKA draaiorgel) has written up a great new users guide with tips and helpful information on the Garrett Ace 250! Many thanks to Ian for his contribution….
The Ace 250 is an ideal beginner’s machine especially if you know absolutely nothing about metal detecting. (Just like me when I first started)
I had read on many MD forums about what a fabulous machine it was and
the price was right.
*Detectorstuff loves user submitted reviews! Who better to give some advice and feedback than real life users who have plenty of hours behind the coil. Read HERE for information on being a DetectorStuff review submitter! Thanks Eu_citizen for another great review!
Now when you break this thing out of it’s box… It looks impressive! Nice green colour, big display heavy and steadily built coils.
Everything looks good and so, now taking it into the field will tell if it’s good or not.
You’ll note it’s easy to put together. And will need adjusting to your length, otherwise it’s going to feel real heavy. (i.e. arm cup, lower rod need adjustments)
It’s not to bad when you’ve done that.
Ok when skimming through the manual you’ll note there aren’t many adjustments, just more or less weird names for them.
Just learn them. Oh and it is a bit noes heavy, if to heavy opt for another coil.
In the field:
Well I start out at the park and play around a bit and soon I noted.. “I need a smaller coil!”
One of DetectorStuff’s newest members, Eu-Citizen has hit the ground running with user submitted content! Here’s his review of the DFX…Thanks EU!
When you take it out of the box, it doesn’t really look much. But as soon as you turn it on and want to adjust things.. Whoaa!
Lot’s of adjustments, you could ruin a whole weeks worth of detecting if you’d start out right away and try to adjust everything.
White’s new flagship has proudly left port!…the Spectra V3!
Part 1 of however many it takes!
To say there are a LOT of features and options on White’s newest flagship, the Spectra V3, is an enormous understatement! I’ve spent weeks deliberating on the best way to present a review of the Spectra…and I finally decided to break it into phases. If I tried to put everything into one story, I think it would almost be overwhelming! (to me too…trying to write it!) There will no doubt be some outstanding books and tutorials written on this machine. I would strongly suggest buying one of those when they become available (Jeff Foster or Andy Sabisch?).
This first “phase” report is about the packaging, contents and overall new user impressions. As the chapters continue, I will branch out into other aspects such as assembly, air-testing, interface and “real-world” usage.
So here we go!…
White’s Spectra V3 Review, part 1
I’ve had a lot of questions about the innovative F5 over the past few months. This is a feature break down I did that was posted on Kellyco’s site. Hopefully you’ll find it useful
Fisher F5 Field Test
I was given the wonderful opportunity to do some field testing with Fisher’s amazing new F5. The F5 is one of the most unique detectors I’ve put my hands on in a very long time! The perfect blend of cutting edge, software driven power meshed with the feel of good old fashioned knobs. I find it very interesting that the “oldest name in metal detecting” is utilizing the newest technology! The F5 is the result of Fisher’s self proclaimed “war on bad user interfaces”. The lead Engineer on the F5 was Jorge A. Saad.
Since Fisher Laboratories came under new management, the Company has not been resting on their laurels! First out of the gate came the incredible F75, followed by the mid-range F4. Next up was the affordable F2, then recently the incredibly deep F70. That leads us up to the innovative F5!
The F5 is situated in the familiar F2/F4 housing, but the electronics are entirely different. This platform was designed by Engineers Jorge Saad and Dave Johnson (with John Gardiner and Mark Krieger additionally lending their talents) to offer outstanding discrimination, depth and ID capabilities. You’ll find the F5 mounted on the familiar gold and black “S” rod which has proven its ergonomics and durability throughout the years.
*Click below to see the rest of the review*
Fisher was kind enough to send it our way for distribution…if our servers can take the downloads! By the way, overlook the mediocre writer in there named “mark”
*Update* WTN is now posted for download on Fisher Labs Website…get it HERE!
As most members know, I did a poll on the “old” Detector Stuff site asking if you would like for us to do “Member Reviews” of metal detectors and accessories. You folks responded “YES!”
This desire by our members to have the ability to post reviews, tips, etc. was one of my motivating factors for moving to this new style site software….So, let’s do it!
- You MUST have owned and used the metal detector or accessory you’re writing about for at least 1 year.
- Pointing out flaws is okay, but this is not a “bash-fest” (I’m sure y’all have seen what I’m talking about)
- Write your review with the idea of “How can I describe this machine/accessory to someone who has never owned one”
- Think of “helpful tips” that you’ve heard, learned or been taught by others.
You can submit your review/tutorial/tip list to me in two ways…
- Email it in any document format to: email@example.com
- Post it in the “Users Submitted Reviews and Articles Discussion” forum.
I will take your work and post it on the front page under “Member Reviews” with credit going to you…it will always be here! Archived forever (or until I’m too broke to pay the site host!) for thousands to read and learn from. Remember, my goal with DetectorStuff.com is to provide tons of cool information that is easy to find, helpful and good for the hobby.
One thing that may help you get started: Pretend you are taking someone metal detecting with you who is using your same make/model metal detector. Imagine it’s the first time they’ve ever used it and have a ton of questions for you since you’ve owned and used one for a long time…
Thanks! I’m looking forward to posting your work and learning from all your experiences!
*DetectorStuff.com reserves the right to NOT post inflammatory reviews that help no one*
Having now been treasure hunting now for over 25 years, I can’t imagine how many sets of headphones I have gone through. Back then, there were really no companies producing “detecting” headsets like there are today. So, many of us made do with whatever stereo type headphones that we could actually get to work on a metal detector. Of course headphones made for listening to the stereo at home couldn’t handle the riggers of serious treasure hunting.
Nowadays, the metal detectorist has a wide array of headphone choices available with fancy names and price ranges that can go over $140.00….or close to the cost of a back-up detector! Thus the casual coinshooter may get along fine and enjoy a low priced pair, and this is great. But, someone like a relic or nugget hunter using headphones usually “thrown in” with a new detector purchase will be disappointed as these headsets rarely survive getting pushed and pulled in the field.