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I really enjoy the Apex and the 3 coils I plan to use ... updated ...

January 11, 2021 08:38AM avatar
I would like a 'different' smaller-size coil.

My primary-use Apex has the 5X8 'Ripper' DD coil mounted, and my 2nd Apex sports the 8½X11 'Raider' DD for more open areas a maybe a bit more depth when and where achievable. The 3rd coil I will be using is the NEL 5" 'Sharp' DD, and it works fine on the Apex, but I really wish Garrett would make their 4½" Concentric coil for this unit. I don't have a problem with a lot of the Double-D coils that are out there, but I do wish we had a Concentric coil option, especially in a functional smaller-size. Garrett's 4½" would maybe be just the ticket for a little change-in-performance from the DD type.

Might have to give them a call and see if it might happen.


Small Coil Update: I made the call and discussed why I like the 4½" coil, plus the fact it is a Concentric design. I don't think they have been busty working on a smaller coil as they are just trying to get current detectors out to fill orders, plus the Security Division is keeping them busy. But I did drop the bug and suggested a smaller-coil be considered when they can. I did borrow an 'AT' unit with that 4½" coil and it worked well.

For now, I am going to mount my 5" DD NEL 'Sharp' on the new Apex ... #3 ... that I ordered with MS-3 headphones and a new AT Propointer w/Z-Lynk technology. If all goes well I am going to make an out-of-state trip for some family matters about February 6th, and doing so will let me give the NEL coil a try in both a wet alkaline desert location, and also let me work the 5" NEL coil in a very challenging wet-salt environment using the Apex's MS (Multi-Salt) frequency option. Rumor has it some of the new NEL coils for the Apex do not handle the MS function and wet salt beaches well. I plan to find out using the 5" 'Sharp' DD coil and I hope it can handle that task okay.


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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2021 08:23AM by Monte.
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I really enjoy the Apex and the 3 coils I plan to use ... updated ...

Monte 55 January 11, 2021 08:38AM

Re: I really enjoy the Apex and the 3 coils I plan to use ... updated ...

Timbertodd 18 January 13, 2021 05:00PM

I lasted until the 12th of January before I ordered a new detector.smiling smiley

Monte 33 January 13, 2021 08:36AM

I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley

UtahRich 31 January 13, 2021 09:22PM

Re: I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley

jmaryt 28 January 14, 2021 12:05AM

Re: I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley

OregonGregg 30 January 13, 2021 09:55PM

Re: I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley

D&P-OR 35 January 14, 2021 03:33AM

Re: I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley ba ha ha Del N/T

Kickindirt 8 January 14, 2021 02:46PM

So do Owner Manuals! cool smiley

Monte 23 January 14, 2021 01:20AM

Re: I lasted until the 12th .smiling smiley

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