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You jogged my memory and helped with my conclusion.

February 20, 2019 06:16AM avatar
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tabman
Monte, I tried the 8500 and hated it! It's nothing like the 8000 detectors which I've had many and really liked. It's been a while since I've had one and I can't really explain in detail why I hated it, except for all of its new features only one setting seemed worth using. I can't wait to read your comparison between the two.

tabman
I only had an opportunity to give an 8500 a short bit of hands-on with a dealer who carried them. Like you, I have owned several Omega 8000's and liked them. Still do which is why I acquired another last fall after my surgery. I also don't remember all the feature-set changes the 8500 had, but at the time there was only one added feature I liked and that was the ability to control the Iron Audio Volume.

The main thing I can recall is that while the looked the same and felt the same, using that excellent T2 grip design, the 9500 seemed too 'busy' and the worst thing was I didn't like the audio response. It just sounded a bit to 'clippy' and sort of annoying, especially when I compared them on a US Nickel and lower-conductive gold jewelry.

After reading your reply and thinking a bit more about it, I changed my mind about wanted to buy one or accept on in a trade offer when I list some detectors I am selling. Heavens, I have quite an arsenal of capable detectors for Coin Hunting and Relic Hunting as it is. I need to save a little $$$$ for travelling to the WTHO's that are coming up in May and June.

I hope you have some huntable weather over in your chunk of the country. By this time last year I already had thirty Wheat-backs, a WWII Nickel, a couple of Silver Dimes and a choice condition Orchard Saloon Trade Token GF 12ยข IT. This year I am at two Wheat-backs and one Trade Token from Mill's Novelty in San Francisco Found those during a brief three days we had to hunt semi-frozen ground the end of January. Today's forecast is 90%liklihood for snow, and there's a 40% chance for snow from Friday through next Tuesday according to NOAA.

When the weather gives way I'm at-the-ready, but it won't be to check out an 8500.

Monte

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t2+ vs. f44

jmaryt 206 February 15, 2019 06:21PM

T2+ and F44 Q&A time ... But it left me a little puzzled.thinking

Monte 170 February 16, 2019 02:15PM

Re: T2+ and F44 Q&A time ... But it left me a little puzzled.thinking

WM6 127 February 17, 2019 12:58AM

The Omega 8500 .. my detector budget .. my interest level.

Monte 139 February 17, 2019 06:48AM

Re: The Omega 8500 .. my detector budget .. my interest level.

tabman 120 February 18, 2019 08:06AM

You jogged my memory and helped with my conclusion.

Monte 114 February 20, 2019 06:16AM

Re: T2+ and F44 Q&A time ... But it left me a little puzzled.thinking

jmaryt 133 February 16, 2019 03:50PM

j.t., and reply to clear up my answer about separation and unmasking.

Monte 113 February 17, 2019 06:28AM

Re: j.t., and reply to clear up my answer about separation and unmasking.

jmaryt 128 February 18, 2019 01:46PM

j.t., not quqite, but it depends on how close and how much.

Monte 106 February 19, 2019 04:26AM

Re: j.t., not quqite, but it depends on how close and how much.

jmaryt 118 February 19, 2019 09:54AM

Almost, but not with a tough iron challenge.

Monte 131 February 19, 2019 05:27PM

Re: Almost, but not with a tough iron challenge.

jmaryt 123 February 19, 2019 06:21PM

Re: j.t., and reply to clear up my answer about separation and unmasking.

jmaryt 133 February 17, 2019 01:46PM

John, I enjoy every detector in my current Outfit ... but none of them are 'perfect.'

Monte 123 February 17, 2019 08:18PM

Re: John, I enjoy every detector in my current Outfit ... but none of them are 'perfect.'

jmaryt 128 February 17, 2019 11:39PM

My Teknetics and Fisher regarding EMI noise and separation.

Monte 119 February 18, 2019 01:15AM

Re: My Teknetics and Fisher regarding EMI noise and separation.

jmaryt 119 February 18, 2019 05:07PM

Re: My Teknetics and Fisher regarding EMI noise and separation.

tabman 163 February 18, 2019 05:21PM

'Thank You' for the T2+ information.thumbs up

Monte 124 February 19, 2019 04:34AM

Re: 'Thank You' for the T2+ information.thumbs up

tabman 112 February 19, 2019 08:55AM

Re: 'Thank You' for the T2+ information.thumbs up

jmaryt 130 February 19, 2019 10:04AM

Re: My Teknetics and Fisher regarding EMI noise and separation.

jmaryt 121 February 18, 2019 11:50PM

Re: My Teknetics and Fisher regarding EMI noise and separation.

D&P-OR 143 February 18, 2019 06:54PM



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