Reviews

Opening the XP 22.5 HF Ellipse coil (Minelab lost the patent race?)

Here’s a pictorial review of disassembling the new XP 22.5 HF Ellipse coil, white in color. That has turned out to be very interesting: unexpectedly, the things inside are a far cry from what they were thought to be. Did Minelab lose the patent race to XP? So, the Australian manufacturer is already working for the French one? Continue reading

Comparison: Quest PRO vs Minelab X-Terra 705. Which is better to buy?

Hushed whispers are wandering among md sellers behind the scenes – folks are discussing a piece of very strange news… Greece has never been a top buyer of metal detectors. And that is quite explicable as local rules regarding private metal detecting in this country are rather strict. And suddenly… This autumn (2018) Greece bought several hundreds of the Makro Multi Kruzer machines. Such fact is so unexpected and incomprehensible as if the Turkish accidentally discovered a gold mine. Minelab managers responsible for European markets have yet to explain the Codan investors how they managed to miss such a paradoxical demand. They simply relaxed their guard whereas the Turkish turned out to be the early bird that had got its worm. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800-600 VDI Numbers. Gold, chain, jewelry

The Minelab Equinox isn’t the magic machine – it’s not a secret anymore. You asked for an underwater X-Terra, you got it. Here’s some helpful info for all the owners: a big test of the Minelab Equinox 800 on gold and silver, a VDI list. The chart given will say much about your detector. Test targets: gold jewelry, various rings, pendants and earrings. Plus, a chain, coins and much more. If you are a current owner or a potential buyer of the Minelab Equinox 800-600, this test is a must-see – you’ll start digging foil at once. Continue reading

XP ORX: key features. Not suitable for everyone

XP is ready to launch its new XP ORX metal detector. According to the French manufacturer, despite the similar external appearance of the XP Deus and XP ORX units, these are completely, 100% different machines. They claim the XP ORX is a new conception inspired by the XP Deus. A perfect way of presentation, but the manufacturer is cunning a bit. Continue reading

Comparison: Nokta Anfibio Multi vs Minelab Equinox. Depth test

Here’s a red hot depth test: the Nokta Anfibio Multi vs Minelab Equinox 800 comparison. These two are the real giants attracting huge interest from metal detector users. And if Fisher doesn’t release its smart machine (at a price tag up to $999) until spring, sure as hell these two only will become the favorites of the upcoming 2019 season. Continue reading