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Montes' most hated detectors? - - A correction Rich.

October 07, 2022 08:37AM avatar
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UtahRich

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Harold_ILL
I have the honor of owning your two most hated detectors the CZ-3D and
Golden uMax, LOL!

Harold, any room on that hate list for an equinox 800 and perhaps XP anything? winking smiley

rich

As I explained to Harold above, and as you correctly guessed below, I really prefer to say DISLIKE rather than HATED. Yes, I slip now ant then but like everyone else we either like or dislike a detector based on reasons.

As for the Minelab brand and the Equinox 800 specifically, I don't mind the brand and some of their development designs and I do like some of their models. As for the Equinox 800, I DO like it, in general, in the way of performance some folks can get out of it, nd I have now owned two of them. The weight wasn't bad and I DO like the 6" DD round coil on it for most places I would use it. What I DIDN'T like was all the adjustment functions to get certain features to perform well with other features because, honestly, I prefer 'Simple' and if I can get that out of a detector along with good 'Function' and 'Performance', then I have what I need for certain applications.

The Minelab Vanquish 540 Pro Pack, also a Multi-IQ design like the Equinox but lacking a lot of adjustments, some that I DO wish it had such as Ground Balance, is a model that DOES provide me what I like about a Minelab design for certain locations where I would have otherwise used an Equinox, and that is with the larger coil for searching older parks in low-target areas to benefit from their depth-of-detection along with better TID accuracy on mid-depth to deeper coins that are not being masked. Better still, I DO like their physical package design and I can use NiMH rechargeable AA batteries as I do in some of my other detectors.

Then there is that made-in France XP line. I have never owned a Deus model, and I never will. Almost bought a Deus II but fortunately changed my mind and cancelled my pre-order. I DON'T like that model mainly for one reason and that is the amount of adjustment features for the different mode functions. I also do not like the need to charge three pieces of the device package, especially when the search coil's charge depletes faster than the control unit or headphones.

But I can't say I DISLIKE all of the XP line because I DO LIKE the ORX. I have owned four of them and three of their coils, and I had very functional saved programs in their two user slots. 'Simple' adjustments that worked fine for me where I liked to hunt at the time. I have heard from several people who have had the Deus and now prefer the ORX in the plowed fields they hunt because it IS a 'Simple' detector with 'Functional' settings and provides them the 'Performance' they enjoy. But they are over in Europe and don't do the urban Coin Hunting that I have had to switch back to for 85% of the detecting I can do, and the ORX DIDN'T work well for me for those needs compared to other models I have narrowed my outfit to. Besides, I DISLIKE like the multi-device charging.

Monte

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Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver Attachments

Harold,ILL. 274 October 02, 2022 04:26PM

Nice one. N/T

kac 175 October 02, 2022 10:56PM

Sweet rescue Harold! 3d still got the magic! N/T

jmaryt 175 October 02, 2022 09:01PM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

Harold,ILL. 182 October 03, 2022 07:36AM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

jmaryt 176 October 03, 2022 06:47PM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

jmaryt 177 October 03, 2022 06:43PM

... "Dankowski stated ya HAD to hunt areas "before" 1950." eye popping smiley

Monte 179 October 04, 2022 01:53PM

Re: ... "Dankowski stated ya HAD to hunt areas "before" 1950." eye popping smiley

jmaryt 188 October 04, 2022 05:52PM

j.t., it still didn't make any sense to me.

Monte 188 October 05, 2022 10:40AM

Re: j.t., it still didn't make any sense to me.

jmaryt 170 October 05, 2022 07:03PM

Re: j.t., it still didn't make any sense to me.

Harold,ILL. 182 October 05, 2022 12:00PM

Harrold, a little kind correction of your conclusion.smiling smiley

Monte 197 October 07, 2022 08:00AM

Re: Harrold, a little kind correction of your conclusion.smiling smiley

Harold,ILL. 205 October 07, 2022 02:00PM

Harold, of those earlier models, the CZ-5 ..

Monte 165 October 08, 2022 12:56AM

Re: Harrold, a little kind correction of your conclusion.smiling smiley

jmaryt 174 October 07, 2022 08:23PM

Re: j.t., it still didn't make any sense to me.

jmaryt 169 October 05, 2022 07:11PM

Re: j.t., it still didn't make any sense to me.

Harold,ILL. 231 October 06, 2022 09:09AM

Montes' most hated detectors . . . . . grinning smiley

UtahRich 177 October 05, 2022 05:11PM

Montes' most hated detectors? - - A correction Rich.

Monte 183 October 07, 2022 08:37AM

Re: Montes' most hated detectors . . . . . grinning smiley

Harold,ILL. 174 October 05, 2022 06:13PM

Montes' most disliked detectors models and brands cool smiley

UtahRich 170 October 05, 2022 06:29PM

keeping tabs on the CZ-3D

UtahRich 179 October 04, 2022 06:25PM

Re: ... "Dankowski stated ya HAD to hunt areas "before" 1950." eye popping smiley

Harold,ILL. 174 October 04, 2022 03:37PM

Re: ... "Dankowski stated ya HAD to hunt areas "before" 1950." eye popping smiley

jmaryt 182 October 04, 2022 05:56PM

Re: ... "Dankowski stated ya HAD to hunt areas "before" 1950." eye popping smiley

Harold,ILL. 167 October 04, 2022 06:01PM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

Harold,ILL. 175 October 04, 2022 04:49AM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

D&P-OR 199 October 05, 2022 11:47AM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

Harold,ILL. 206 October 05, 2022 12:25PM

Re: Fisher CZ-3D gets a little silver

jmaryt 163 October 04, 2022 06:02PM

Nice find and enjoyable to work sites like that. N/T

Monte 155 October 02, 2022 07:01PM

CZ-3D nabs deep silver

UtahRich 169 October 02, 2022 06:46PM

Congrats on the shiny stuff Haroldsmileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

Timbertodd 155 October 02, 2022 06:26PM



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