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The CZ-3D series detectors.

August 31, 2018 06:48PM
J.T.

I've used all the land based versions of the CZ, beginning back in the early 90's with an original CZ-6 and a CZ-6a the last half of the 90's. I've had the CZ-5. A few years ago, during a time i was reminiscing about the old days, I acquired an immaculate Los Banos manufactured CZ-3D to have a go with again.

I was quite successful with my CZ's. But as much as I wanted to like them, I came back to the same issues that caused me to move from my CZ-6a to a Minelab Explorer XS when they hit the market back in '99.

The First and biggest problem; the VCO audio for the pinpointing is extremely hard on my hearing; to the point it is painful.

Second, I dig TONS of DEEP rusty nails that false up into the high coin range. Other CZ users told me that I should keep the discrimination dial at the minimum and listen to the low iron audio and that I would dig fewer false signals this way. I still dug lots and lots of DEEP rusty nails.

I'll add two more CON's and say that since the 90's when the CZ's came out, detector ergonomics have improved greatly. Finding an exceptional detector with really good weight and balance is much easier nowadays. Lastly, the CZ electronics design required exacting adjustments at the factory in order to run to its potential. Finding a good one with the segments set to spec that can live up to that CZ depth reputation can be a challenge.

I made a lot of great finds with my CZ-s for the several years I used them. There are admirable qualities to them. I favored the 8" coil for my old yard hunting. If you really want to try one, the used detector market is very soft right now. There are some deals to be had if you're looking. If you can find a 'really good one' on the used market and are willing to spend the time learning this detector, I'm sure you can experience success as well.

As for me, I enjoyed the CZ's back in the day but have current detectors that I prefer over them for my type of detecting.

Best of luck with whatever you decide.

Rich (Utah)

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cz 3d

jmaryt 240 August 30, 2018 09:04PM

The CZ-3D series detectors.

Rich (Utah) 143 August 31, 2018 06:48PM

Re: The CZ-3D series detectors.

jmaryt 153 August 31, 2018 08:21PM

A little CZ follow up.

Rich (Utah) 135 August 31, 2018 09:13PM

Audio and Zero and Me.

Monte 184 September 01, 2018 07:45AM

Re: A little CZ follow up.

jmaryt 168 September 01, 2018 01:29AM

Just to clarify.

Rich (Utah) 151 September 01, 2018 10:03PM

Yep, I agree: .. "The 0 discrimination setting made little difference." N/T

Monte 140 September 01, 2018 11:26PM

Re: cz 3d

WM6 164 August 31, 2018 09:32AM

Good report from someone who is in the "I like it." category.

Monte 147 August 31, 2018 04:38PM

The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

Monte 194 August 31, 2018 08:36AM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

jmaryt 190 August 31, 2018 01:55PM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

WM6 155 September 01, 2018 07:32AM

Development of The Fisher CZ-3D

Rich (Utah) 136 September 01, 2018 11:22PM

Re: Development of The Fisher CZ-3D

WM6 116 September 02, 2018 02:52AM

2:34 AM .. Just finished re-reading that 6 page report.

Monte 126 September 02, 2018 02:43AM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

jmaryt 123 September 01, 2018 12:46PM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

WM6 124 September 01, 2018 01:32PM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

jmaryt 127 September 01, 2018 07:26PM

Re: The Fisher CZ-3D? You asked, but you might not like my biased reply.

Druid 70 December 16, 2018 05:16PM

Yep, best of the CZ bunch was the CZ-5.

Monte 68 December 16, 2018 05:46PM

Of all the Fishers (CZ5,1236X2, 1266) that I have owned, I liked the 1266 the bestthumbs up

Hombre 86 December 17, 2018 12:33PM



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