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A quick reply to you 'Timbertodd.'

November 01, 2020 12:46PM avatar
Monte thank you for putting this evaluation together. The results are interesting and in some cases surprising.
I am always evaluating detectors that interest me, and for my own benefit. Through the years i get asked about what I test and how I test them so I thoughts I'd put out some time and effort ... and pre-holiday shopping budget ... and just to this for models that are acquirable for $550 or less. One excellent reason is because my own personal detector outfit is mainly comprised of model in that price range. Another is because there are some really excellent bargains out there today of model that are well known and proven, both newer and some that have been around a while.

Also I really appreciate you highlighting the dealers at the beginning.
Here on AHRPS we have regular postings by an active detector user who also does what he can as a Dealer to help others, I acquired several detectors and some accessories from Joel last yer and then again this year. He does a great job for the consumer, trust me.

A the good folks at Detector Electronics have provided excellent service for me for a long time. They are not just friendly and honest about the products they carry, but they are very reasonable and I've never had an issue with shipping of any products. Just a bigger box this time holding all the detectors and extras I purchased.

After reading the results it makes me curious as to how the popular highend detectors would stack up in the same test scenarios.
You might be surprised at how some of the current "high-end' detectors would NOT perform in these test Scenarios. I've owned several and borrowed a few. But some could do OK, but at a greater cost than many folks care to spend. Friday afternoon I sat at my computer for a while just paying off my three credit cards that racked up some hefty purchases the last month or so. Now I need to get a lot of detectors sold, although there is one model possibly two, that I'll likely hang onto an keep i my Daily-Use Team of detectors while I make some adjustments.

Honestly, after using and comparing many higher-cost detectors in the pas 24 months, I have determined that I am not likely to buy a another detector above the mid-price range of models like I just evaluated, unless it is a higher-end, SMF morel with able frequencies. Additionally, it has to also provide very solid build quality and, naturally, show some very impressive in-the-field performance. Especially since it will be going up against some very proven performance I currently use as shown in the above results.


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Some fun evaluations of 10 Brand New Detectors you can buy for $550 or Less.

Monte 194 November 01, 2020 07:56AM

#4→→ The Compass Coin Hustler and why the '42' Point high score?

Monte 64 November 05, 2020 04:55AM

Re: #4→→ The Compass Coin Hustler and why the '42' Point high score?

D&P-OR 47 November 05, 2020 10:50AM

#3→→ GROUND BALANCE --- Some can be, some can't. ... Another Lengthy Post.

Monte 72 November 04, 2020 11:03AM

Rambling a bit about: Ground Balance ... Target ID ... Search Coils.

Monte 40 November 07, 2020 11:42AM

GB, Target ID, Search Coils.

UtahRich 36 November 07, 2020 05:08PM

Re: GB, Target ID, Search Coils.

Monte 31 November 08, 2020 07:32AM

Great Post

OregonGregg 39 November 05, 2020 06:40AM

Re: #3→→ GROUND BALANCE --- Some can be, some can't. ... Another Lengthy Post.

EL NINO 42 November 05, 2020 03:36AM

'Thank You' for the kind comments. ---- I put 'SAT' on my to-do list.thumbs up N/T

Monte 27 November 05, 2020 03:50AM

Re: #3 another Lengthy Post. Great post Monte thumbs up Thanks for that informative lesson!!!!! N/T

Hombre 32 November 04, 2020 10:26PM

Randy, my pleasure. As always, I learned things myself.

Monte 39 November 05, 2020 03:47AM

#2→→ My comments on the 10 New Detector Models Tested ... Very Lengthy..

Monte 76 November 03, 2020 04:17PM

Re: Some fun evaluations of 10 Brand New Detectors you can buy for $550 or Less.

WM6 45 November 02, 2020 06:03AM

Re: Some fun evaluations of 10 Brand New Detectors you can buy for $550 or Less.

diggindeep 53 November 01, 2020 11:02AM

Back to you, Andrew.

Monte 53 November 01, 2020 02:30PM

Re: Some fun evaluations of 10 Brand New Detectors you can buy for $550 or Less.

Timbertodd 41 November 01, 2020 10:35AM

A quick reply to you 'Timbertodd.'

Monte 45 November 01, 2020 12:46PM

#1→→ Evaluation Scores w/Detectors and Coils ... plus the 100% performer.

Monte 109 November 01, 2020 09:38AM

Re: Follow-up #1.. Evaluation Scores w/Detectors and Coils

Kickindirt 45 November 02, 2020 12:31PM

Joel, an interesting guess .... but wrong. Let me comment.

Monte 57 November 02, 2020 01:37PM

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