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Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

July 09, 2021 03:42AM avatar
I have owned, used, and parted with a lot of Pinpointers through the years, usually because they didn't fit well in my hand (comfort), and/or were complex in their adjustment functions (frustrating), or a main reason was that with my impaired hearing I just couldn't hear their audio report well (useless) .... even with my headphones removed. There are, however, three different Pinpointers that I do like and use and they are the:

► Garrett Pro-Pointer w/Z-Lynk ability.
► Nokta / Makro Pulse-Dive Pointer.
► XP's Mi6 Pinpointer

You might wonder why these three, but if you're a savvy detector & gear person you have it figured out already. I have 3 of the Garrett AT Pro-Pointers because they are each assigned to, and paired with, my three Apex devices that each also have their own MS-3 wireless Z-Lynk Headphones. That lets me hear the assigned Pinpointer in my headphones with is very handy and they work great.

I use my Nokta / Makro Pulse-Dive Pinpointer when using their Simplex + w/wireless headphones because, yes, you guessed it, I hear the Pinpointer in my headphones. And when using the XP ORX I have their Mi-6 Pinpointer for the same reason, I hear the Pinpointer in their back-phones. For me, the ability to hear the Pinpointers I use with the assigned wireless headphones is very appealing because I can hear the audio a lot better than with just their built-in speaker and harder-to-hear audio pitch. I don't waste time removing a corded headphone's ear-cup to try and listen to the Pinpointer.

Of those three I like the Mi-6 Pinpointer the least in regular performance, so if I am using my Nokta FORS Relic or Tesoro Bandido II µMAX or Silver Sabre µMAX with corded-Headphones, such as my Killer B 'Wasp' or 'Hornet' units, I generally grab my N/M Pulse-Dive Pointer because it is rugged, handy, simple to operate and adjust, and works quite well for me and my hearing. Another option is to use my Garrett wireless Z-Lynk Tx / Rx devices with the Relic and use the Garrett MS-3 wireless Headphones and an AT Pro-Pointer which I can then hear in the Headphones as well.

Headphones and Pinpointers are assigned to, and kept in, a handy ammo-box tote along with any charging cords or spare batteries as needed for the particular Detector / Headphones / Pinpointer 'team'. Naturally, each of the plastic-handled totes are labeled so I don't grab the wrong gear when loading up to go on a detecting jaunt.

How about you? Do you have a favorite Pinpointer?

Monte

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Pinpointers: Pulse-Dive Pointer and AT Pro-Pointer .. Headphones: 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' .. MS-3 Z-Lynk
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Subject Author Views Posted

Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

Monte 453 July 09, 2021 03:42AM

Re: Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

Druid 163 October 20, 2021 10:36AM

Re: Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

desertsmith 331 July 16, 2021 09:44AM

Glad you found a PP that satisfies you.

Monte 249 July 16, 2021 12:19PM

Re: Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

Timbertodd 266 July 09, 2021 04:51PM

I am also "partial to the Garrett Pro-pointer' performance,

Monte 325 July 10, 2021 12:21AM

Re: Pinpointer? MI6 easy choice

Kickindirt 369 July 09, 2021 12:20PM

Re: Pinpointer? MI6 easy choice

Druid 189 October 20, 2021 10:37AM

It looks like I'll need to tinker some more ...

Monte 332 July 10, 2021 03:07AM

Re: It looks like I'll need to tinker some more ...

Kickindirt 248 July 10, 2021 12:09PM

Re: It looks like I'll need to tinker some more ...

Monte 298 July 17, 2021 08:29AM

Re: It looks like I'll need to tinker some more ...

Kickindirt 263 July 17, 2021 04:09PM

Re: Pinpointer? MI6 easy choice

D&P-OR 402 July 09, 2021 01:32PM

Re: Pinpointer? -- Yes, three of them. -- Which, and why do I like them?

jmaryt 288 July 09, 2021 07:25AM



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