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What are your thoughts about "Who's next?" .. or .. "What's next?"

November 27, 2020 06:34AM avatar
Bounty Hunter ... Fisher ... Garrett ... Minelab ... Nokta / Makro ... Teknetics ... XP

For the most part, these are the longest-running or biggest-selling manufacturers in the game. Three of the 'brands' are all products of FTP. Garrett not only recently entered the world of SMF detectors with SSF capability, but they also acquired all the design smarts of the now defunct White's Electronics. Minelab, the long-time SMF maker, did bring us the affordable-range Vanquish 'series' in this past year. Nobody in the detecting field can ignore the fact that the Turkey-based Nokta / Makro folks have continued to set a solid pace at top-performance and affordable devices, especially over the past six years, and they've been working on an SMF model.. Then recent rumor has it that the France-based XP brand, that has definitely captured a certain element in the SSF market with some unique and light-weight designs, just might be working on their version of a SMF model.

So I am wondering what everyone else thinks we might see in the coming year? A change in the lower-end of the detector market to trim out some of the over-price beginners models? Newer releases in that segment of affordability? Will it be time for these manufacturers to step it up and bring us a new or different 'top-end' model under their brand name, and, if so, what kind MSRP do you think they will target?

More SMF (Simultaneous Multi-Frequency), or SSF (Selectable Single-Frequency) or SF (dedicated Single-Frequency) offerings?

Do you think more new models will be "turn-on-and-go" designs, meaning a preset Ground Balance approach, or do you think more models will offer operator-controlled Ground Balance? Matter-of-fact, if you had your choice, would you want Ground Balance capability, and if so only an Automated Ground-Grab type function, Manual GB, Auto-Tracking, or a mix of two or more?

As 2020 draws to a close, let's hear some reader's opinions on what the near future holds or what they would like to see in the industry of metal detector R&D. Is there anything you would really like to see, or are you comfortable with what you currently own and use?


Okay, now it's your turn ... And tell us what you think we might see in new or different products, and let us know who you think is going to be next to bring us something new and exciting?

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What are your thoughts about "Who's next?" .. or .. "What's next?"

Monte 139 November 27, 2020 06:34AM

Re: What are your thoughts about "Who's next?" .. or .. "What's next?"

jmaryt 65 November 28, 2020 09:08PM

My thoughts of what we might see in 2021.

Monte 83 November 28, 2020 10:05AM

I added the wish for smaller coils for a very good reason.

Monte 63 November 29, 2020 05:29AM

Re: I added the wish for smaller coils for a very good reason.

FeistyFrank 60 November 29, 2020 02:51PM

So very true regarding good-target masking.

Monte 48 November 29, 2020 04:19PM

Re: What are your thoughts about "Who's next?" .. or .. "What's next?"

diggindeep 72 November 27, 2020 11:27AM

2021 ?????

OregonGregg 109 November 27, 2020 11:05AM

Re: 2021 ?????

jmaryt 59 November 28, 2020 09:18PM

Re: 2021 ?????

D&P-OR 72 November 27, 2020 04:00PM

Monte Purchases a Tarsacci? Two Tarsacci, two! N/T

GeoW 47 November 29, 2020 09:54PM

They could offer me one for free if I used it exclusively for a year. I'd decline. N/T

Monte 41 November 29, 2020 09:57PM

Re: 2021 ?????

Kickindirt 82 November 27, 2020 03:42PM

Any Guesses on 2021?

UtahRich 64 November 27, 2020 04:53PM

Monte and his Tarsacci ???? LOL. eye rolling smiley N/T

UtahRich 59 November 27, 2020 11:56AM

Laughing even harder .... just ain't gonna happen. N/T

Monte 47 November 27, 2020 03:17PM

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World . . . . .

UtahRich 70 November 27, 2020 05:22PM

I like the ORX, but it's gone. Never is Never on the other model. Wood stove is awaiting while I split kindling. N/T

Monte 43 November 27, 2020 05:46PM

Re: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World . . . . .

D&P-OR 62 November 27, 2020 05:42PM

Re: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World . . . . .

jmaryt 46 November 28, 2020 09:37PM

Re: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World . . . . .

Kickindirt 56 November 27, 2020 05:35PM

Re: What are your thoughts about "Who's next?" .. or .. "What's next?"

WM6 67 November 27, 2020 07:52AM

WM6, my thoughts regarding your thoughts.thinking

Monte 64 November 27, 2020 03:16PM

Uberhub diggers and Roombatectors

dixiedigger57 76 November 27, 2020 01:53PM

Re: Uberhub diggers and Roombatectors Attachments

Kickindirt 68 November 27, 2020 05:55PM

Re: Uberhub diggers and Roombatectors

jmaryt 47 November 28, 2020 09:50PM

2021 - New XL Lesche Digger Attachments

UtahRich 72 November 27, 2020 06:48PM

Re: 2021 - New XL Lesche Digger

jmaryt 39 November 28, 2020 09:47PM

Re: 2021 - New XL Lesche Digger

OregonGregg 49 November 27, 2020 08:09PM

Re: 2021 - New XL Lesche Digger

Kickindirt 43 November 27, 2020 10:44PM

Loading Up

UtahRich 52 November 27, 2020 09:28PM

Re: 2021 - New XL Lesche Digger

Kickindirt 48 November 27, 2020 07:31PM

I know. . thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 40 November 27, 2020 07:43PM

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