photo review

Opening the XP MI-6. What’s inside the probe in pictures

Here’s a photo report of the XP MI-6 pinpointer dismantling. Surely these pictures will be useful for those who’ll decide to repair their units by themselves. Let me remind you: the XP MI-6 is wireless, and for the time being is considered to be the technologically most advanced pinpointer in the world. By the way, do you agree with this? Continue reading

Opening the Quest Q40. What’s inside the machine

When I saw the pictures of the Minelab Go-Find dismantling, I said to myself that something had changed in new detectors. The mere Minelab Go-Find screen can make MD manufacturers, with their technologies from the ’90s (and even older), feel ashamed. The Quest Q40 has a new tech screen as well. In fact, this machine’s interior looks better than most modern machines. Take a look and give me your opinion on: does the future belong to technology or will the oldest vacuum tube detector remain in operation? Continue reading

Fisher F-Pulse Review in practice (+ opinions)

It’s really a shame that the MD-Hunter blog didn’t exist in the ’60s. We would have known for certain who and when was the first to make (and set to launch for sale) a pinpointer. As now it is anybody’s guess… Garrett, Fisher, or White’s? Today, any serious MD manufacturer has at least one probe in its lineup. Interestingly, it is not so simple to make a pinpointer. For instance, Nel promised to manufacture a super probe but failed. XP has managed to produce its pinpointer just now. Besides, this year (2017) we have seen 5 new devices at once: the XP MI-6, Minelab PRO-Find 35 / 15, Tenetics Tek-Point, and Fisher F-Pulse. Do you know what unites them? Great depth and ability to withstand submersion. Continue reading

Fisher F-Pulse Photo Review and my first impression

I took the Fisher F-Pulse (same as the Teknetics Tek-Point) in my hands, and… at max sensitivity it turned out to be a real ‘Sword of the Jedi’. This device can definitely stand comparison with some inexpensive metal detector. Do you have a Garrett ACE 250 with a stock coil? I am going to you then and rip you to shreds, in terms of depth )) Continue reading

XP Deus antenna installation + underwater headphones. Photo review

Any wireless metal detector technology can’t work under water. It would be OK if it were just the headphones as you can always use the wired ones. But what is to be done when the machine has a wireless coil? Right you are, you should add a few cables to the coil and make an antenna. Here’s a photo review: how to fit the coil antenna for underwater search to your XP Deus. Plus, have you ever seen the XP underwater headphones? These ones look unusual. It seems to me it’s not really the original accessory, and the chances are you can find the aftermarket ones too, as well as a waterproof remote control cover. Continue reading