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Impressions -

September 30, 2022 08:43PM avatar
Amazed you are so impressed with the Manticore..

A year or two after the equinox hit the market, both Steve Herschbach and Tom Dankowski (testers / developers working with Minelab on the original equinox) were inquiring about user suggestions for the next generation of Minelab detectors. Having been a longtime user of FBS (Explorer XS and Etrac) and now Multi-IQ detectors, I had some very specific suggestions with supporting reasons, of what I would like to see in the next generation of Multi-IQ.

Now we have the next generation of Multi-IQ (Multi-IQ+) and what are my thoughts?

In short, my wishlist was fulfilled, including the polyphonic audio.

As for being impressed, like most here in the US, I've only seen the YouTube videos of the detector in use over in Europe. I'm reading boohoo's around the forums, which is typical. Lots of guys saying they aren't shelling out $1600 or whatever the cost is where they live. It isn't a better Equinox. Fine. Don't Care. It isn't an equinox anyway, it's an upgraded Etrac. Anybody that's used an etrac for any length of time can see that. If you don't like it, use something else. It's a free country.

As a longtime user of Minelab detectors, I have confidence that the features incorporated in the new Manticore will work really well for me. Will they work for anybody else? Guess they need to figure that out for themselves. That's on them. I'm not going to babysit peoples choices in detectors or play salesman for Minelab, XP, Garrett or Nokta.

Now, is it possible that Minelab could screw this up? I suppose. There were production issues with the equinox search rod AND forming of the main housing around the charge port which can develop cracks and LEAK. Not good for a water detector in my estimation. Does this discourage me from a Manticore? Nope. My 800 has been an excellent detector for me, easily my best in 46 years of doing this.

Yet some don't like the equinox or the etrac's or the explorers or the sovereigns or the gpx7000's or anything else minelab makes. I guess that makes their detector selection easier since there will be fewer choices.

Do i want to hear them bitch and moan about minelab? Nope.

Rich -


'Tis the Season for Silver and Gold
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Chopping and Changing the Detector List -

UtahRich 399 September 29, 2022 04:53PM

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GeoW 162 September 30, 2022 07:04PM

Impressions -

UtahRich 161 September 30, 2022 08:43PM

Re: Impressions -

GeoW 141 September 30, 2022 09:01PM

the manticore is a ways out still . . . . .

UtahRich 175 September 30, 2022 09:43PM


OregonGregg 122 September 30, 2022 04:23PM

Winter Approaches - And so does WTHO 16

UtahRich 133 September 30, 2022 04:28PM

Re: Winter Approaches - And so does WTHO 16

OregonGregg 137 September 30, 2022 04:42PM

OregonGregg the Wagon Master

UtahRich 152 September 30, 2022 04:55PM

Wagon Train leaves next Spring.....

OregonGregg 144 September 30, 2022 07:58PM

Fools Gold

UtahRich 124 September 30, 2022 09:46PM

Re: Chopping and Changing the Detector List -

Timbertodd 140 September 30, 2022 02:22PM

Good decisions and, honestly, I saw it coming.winking smiley

Monte 169 September 30, 2022 07:59AM

I saw it coming.winking smiley

UtahRich 151 September 30, 2022 08:50AM

Riding the fence

Utmike 164 September 30, 2022 12:02AM

Re: Riding the fence

jmaryt 121 September 30, 2022 06:57PM

Re: Riding the fence

jmaryt 142 October 02, 2022 08:59PM

Deep Beepin'

UtahRich 155 October 02, 2022 09:28PM

yep agree there.. just did it too!

dixiedigger57 106 October 13, 2022 09:26AM

Re: Deep Beepin'

jmaryt 148 October 03, 2022 06:30PM

thumbs up Excellent reply, Rich, that dedicated Coin Hunters should follow.

Monte 122 October 03, 2022 10:24AM

Re: thumbs up Excellent reply, Rich, that dedicated Coin Hunters should follow.

jmaryt 151 October 03, 2022 06:34PM

Mjölnir to be next in line for Minelab

UtahRich 187 October 01, 2022 10:35PM

Re: Mjölnir to be next in line for Minelab

jmaryt 141 October 02, 2022 08:56PM

next in line for Minelab

UtahRich 137 October 08, 2022 01:04AM

Re: next in line for Minelab

jmaryt 174 October 08, 2022 06:17PM

Paying your way . . .

UtahRich 256 October 09, 2022 12:21AM

Re: Paying your way . . .

jmaryt 123 October 09, 2022 08:22PM

sneakers . . . Attachments

UtahRich 119 October 10, 2022 11:39AM

Rich, was that a nearby reservoir or elsewhere?

Monte 121 October 12, 2022 04:45AM

You have to hunt places others haven't considered.

UtahRich 106 October 12, 2022 05:54PM


OregonGregg 129 October 13, 2022 05:07AM

I've never golfed, but I have hunted ..

Monte 117 October 13, 2022 01:15AM

Great jewelry success, Rich. thumbs up N/T

Monte 88 October 11, 2022 08:02AM

Thx Monte smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

UtahRich 108 October 11, 2022 09:26AM

Re: sneakers . . .

jmaryt 120 October 10, 2022 05:23PM

Re-Re-sneakers . . .

UtahRich 124 October 10, 2022 06:28PM

I agree on the mental approach for jewelry rewards.

Monte 94 October 11, 2022 08:18AM

You Find what you're looking for

UtahRich 123 October 11, 2022 09:25AM

Coinshooter / Jewelry Hunter

UtahRich 105 October 16, 2022 12:57PM

A very good and clear clarification.

Monte 102 October 16, 2022 01:46PM


UtahRich 218 October 17, 2022 02:41AM

Congrats on a productive 'exploration'.

Monte 98 October 17, 2022 08:33AM


UtahRich 107 October 17, 2022 03:43PM

thumbs up Good detector for that task. N/T

Monte 83 October 17, 2022 04:36PM

Good detector for that task grinning smiley

UtahRich 98 October 19, 2022 11:15AM

Very true, Rich, and I have an advantage over newcomers.

Monte 120 October 11, 2022 10:54PM

Rich, congrats on the good jewelry success !! N/T

Monte 98 October 09, 2022 01:03PM

Finding old Nickels. smiling bouncing smiley

Monte 142 October 08, 2022 10:19AM

Wait and See

UtahRich 132 September 30, 2022 02:51AM

Re: Wait and See

kac 137 September 30, 2022 10:57AM

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