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20 Teknetics Eurotek Pro Review

Teknetics Eurotek Pro Review
2014
Mark Ellington
www.detectorstuff.com

Intro –

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou know, the Eurotek Pro kind of frustrates me! No, no…not because it has any problems . …but, instead , because it performs so blasted well while being so inexpensive ! I mean, I have quite a few much higher priced detectors that can’t do what this little fella does. Sure, it doesn’t have a lot of the features found on high-enders like backlight, notches, etc. But what it does bring to the table is the best performance I’ve found in ferreting out non-ferrous targets that are surrounded by iron.

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Reviewing the Makro JeoHunter 3D Dual System

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.

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Garrett Ace 250 New users guide

-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….


All about the Ace 250 for newbies.

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.

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Teknetics G2 Review

Teknetics G2 review

Mark Ellington
www.detectorstuff.com

“In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. For the not-so-young man (me), in the Fall my fancy turns to thoughts of metal detecting.  The Teknetics G2 arrived just in time to tickle my fancy!  (read more…)

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3 The White’s Spectra V3i upgrade…Get it!

The White’s Spectra V3i upgrade…Get it!

Spectra V3i

White’s Spectra V3i

I was privileged to receive one of the early White’s Electronics “Vision” uber-detectors last year. Without a doubt, the most user configurable metal detector on the planet! Initially, all the settings and options can seem a little overwhelming. However…if you take the time to really learn this machine, you will be rewarded. The Vision/Spectra V3i CANNOT be mastered in a week or even a month. This is a detector that GROWS with you as a hobbyist. If you purchase one, be prepared to dedicate some serious time studying various forum posts and experimenting…but, boy, is it worth it!

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White’s Spectra V3 (Vision) Field Test part 2

visionIn part 2 of my ongoing review of the technologically advanced White’s Spectra V3, I was originally  going to cover the cool wireless headphones…however, after a trip to the beach for vacation I switched gears and decided to talk a bit about the Spectra V3 as a beach hunter. So here we go…White’s Spectra V3 review #2… Beach Hunting!

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Minelab Explorer 2 user review by Eu_Citizen

Eu_Citizen submitted this Minelab Explorer 2 review in the DetectorStuff User Reviews section of the forums. Feel free to write reviews of your own or comment on ones that are already here. Thanks for the submission Eu!
 

Ex2Well when you take it out of the box… It looks plain weird, not really impressive at first. After a while I did get used to the looks of it.

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:

Park:

Well I start out at the park and play around a bit and soon I noted.. “I need a smaller coil!”

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3 Teknetics Omega Review and 11" DD coil

*I prepared this Omega Review quite a while back, but held it while I field tested the new 11″ DD coil too… so this review will be for both products: The Teknetics Omega and the optional 11″ DD coil.*

Mark Ellington

Detectorstuff.com

OmegafaceAs most of you know, I am a big fan of the Fisher F5! The F5 blew me away with the “control” I had over how I wanted to hunt…and its amazing flexibility to handle various soil and radio noise pollution situations. However, as much as I love the F5 and despite its growing “cult” following, the Engineers at First Texas knew there was even more potential in the basic electronic platform from F5. The always amazing Dave Johnson wanted to create a machine that exceeded the performance of the F5 and simplified the controls. (One thing for which I’m very thankful…. Dave Johnson is NEVER satisfied with status quo!).

When I was given the chance to field test the Teknetics Omega 8000, I jumped all over it! I knew it grew from lessons learned on the F5, so expectations were high. The Omega did not disappoint .

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2 White’s Spectra V3 (Vision) Field Test part 1

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

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2 Fisher F5 Long Review (features breakdown)

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

Mark Ellington

Fisher F5 Face

Fisher F5 Face

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*

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