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Re: Monte.......

July 14, 2022 01:37PM avatar
I agree with you---Nokta/Makro does listen to their customers.....to a point.--------I think they really are trying to make the Legend the detector that (most) are wanting.------It's actually kind of sad though that they brought it to market so early on what with needing all these updates.-------I'm sure it has "killed" the interest many people had in it (early on)---I know it has for me---sounds like it has for you to.-------Also agree with you about increasing interest in the Equinox 800 (because of this).-----I've had both of these detectors though & I'm not interested in acquiring another one of either (for several reasons).-------Anyway---I sincerely hope that Makro can end up with a Legend that most people are happy with.----Nobody should want to see a company fail in their efforts.----------Del

No, I don't want to see them have a problem more than what they have encountered already. But thanks to the internet everyone gets to hear about all the glitches before an update, after an update and attributed to the update, and then hope another update, or two or three, will take care of all the problems. The configuration and balance were fine, but the problems turned me off. Besides, I am not a water hunter and do not care for all the waterproof detectors which they felt is the way of the future. IF for some reason I wanted a waterproof detector, it would be the Simplex +.

And there are a lot of Simplex + units out there and working well. I wish Nokta / Makro would just devote a little time to make a small 5" coil and a 7" Concentric for the Simplex+. They have the coil designs and there isn't a doubt in my mind consumers would snap them up quickly!

Then, fix the glitches the Racer and Racer 2 had and find a decent housing to make a new land-based model again, like a Racer 2 but in a different and better-balanced package. Even the Vanquish design would work with 4 AA batteries, or put it in something like the Garrett Apex.

And I will give Garrett credit for the Apex. No All Metal mode, not a lot of excess adjustment functions, but just a simple and very functional SMF with selectable Single-Frequencies and in a very comfortable package. Balances and handles quite well. Not a copy of anyone else but a stand-alone SMF offering in a mid-price to appeal to a lot of hobbyists. And designed to handle a salt water beach just fine. Honestly, that was what I was hoping to see from N/M to have THEIR model and not try to challenge the other guy.

Oh well, in two months I'll be in Nevada and have a few detectors for those sites but my Nokta Relic is at the ready w/5" DD coil. The only 'update' is that I will install a fresh set of rechargeable NiMH batteries.smiling smiley


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Updated the update that fixed things and now there's and update before the ones to come. confused smiley

Monte 414 July 13, 2022 06:44PM

I do hope they get everything working well.

Monte 189 July 18, 2022 11:10PM

Re: I do hope they get everything working well.

jmaryt 231 July 19, 2022 08:08PM

So what did ya think I would say ??

OregonGregg 211 July 16, 2022 09:55PM

Just about exactly what I thought you would say. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 201 July 17, 2022 12:40PM

smiling smiley N/T

D&P-OR 210 July 17, 2022 05:22AM

Re: So what did ya think I would say ?? Pink flame Suit??

Kickindirt 246 July 16, 2022 11:58PM

LOL that XP Juice is some versatile stuff. N/T

OregonGregg 245 July 17, 2022 08:03AM

thumbs up N/T

D&P-OR 186 July 17, 2022 08:09AM

Re: So what did ya think I would say ?? Pink flame Suit??

D&P-OR 169 July 17, 2022 05:23AM

Re: Legendary Updates

Kickindirt 195 July 16, 2022 09:10PM

Kickindirt, about The Legend and my post.

Monte 190 July 17, 2022 03:01PM

Re: Kickindirt, about The Legend and my post.

Kickindirt 171 July 18, 2022 01:24AM

Joel, let's eliminate the 'Bashing' business.

Monte 284 July 18, 2022 01:15PM

Re: Joel, let's eliminate the 'Bashing' business. Yes please do that MonteBash

Kickindirt 250 July 19, 2022 01:54AM

This is simple observed opinion.

Monte 313 July 19, 2022 05:03AM

Got me excited............

OregonGregg 213 July 18, 2022 03:54PM

Thank You. All fixed, with a few other flub-ups.

Monte 256 July 18, 2022 04:25PM

Got me excited............eye popping smiley

UtahRich 212 July 18, 2022 03:59PM

ask OregonGregg ?? Why, he don't know much..........

OregonGregg 248 July 17, 2022 03:22PM

Re: ask OregonGregg ?? Why, he don't know much.......... Attachments

Kickindirt 216 July 18, 2022 01:35AM

Joel, it is Monte and not MonteBash.

Monte 246 July 18, 2022 04:19AM

Re: Joel, it is Monte and not MonteBash.

D&P-OR 239 July 18, 2022 09:38AM

Is that the answer??

OregonGregg 306 July 18, 2022 01:15PM

Re: Is that the answer??

Timbertodd 180 July 18, 2022 03:34PM


OregonGregg 201 July 18, 2022 03:43PM


Timbertodd 238 July 18, 2022 06:03PM

Detector Battles -

UtahRich 177 July 18, 2022 03:56PM

CoRe w/OOR . . . what else is there?

Monte 268 July 18, 2022 04:28PM

Re: Detector Battles -

OregonGregg 156 July 18, 2022 04:10PM

Del, it is never going to happen.

Monte 231 July 18, 2022 12:32PM

Re: Legendary Updates

SvenS 241 July 17, 2022 09:13AM

SvenS I mostly agree, and Dilek is their biggest asset. N/T

Monte 186 July 17, 2022 03:03PM

Re: Updated the update that fixed things and now there's and update before the ones to come. confused smiley

D&P-OR 329 July 13, 2022 11:17PM

No, Del, I haven't. My 'opinion' is unchanged.

Monte 313 July 14, 2022 04:16AM


D&P-OR 262 July 14, 2022 11:21AM

Re: Monte.......

Monte 391 July 14, 2022 01:37PM

Re: Monte.......

SvenS 242 July 16, 2022 07:21AM

Back to you SvenS.

Monte 162 July 16, 2022 10:45AM

Re: Updated the update that fixed things and now there's and update before the ones to come. confused smiley

desertsmith 275 July 13, 2022 10:55PM


UtahRich 269 July 14, 2022 01:06AM

Re: Updates

desertsmith 178 July 14, 2022 09:56AM

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