I treat the new products from Teknetics and Fisher with caution… They may paint their device a different color, give it a new name and dress up in the garb of a new metal detector. This time the color has remained the same. Here’s the Teknetics Omega 8500, a new product 2015.
At first glance… The coil has remained the same – a 10-inch Elliptical Mono. A screen backlight (red) and Threshold added, a ground balance seriously updated.
There is an interference tune-out (by shifting the frequency), 3-tone dynamic response (loudness depends on depth), and – it looks like Teknetics has learned to fit in the Boost mode with all the detectors – Enhanced Multi-Level Depth Boost.
I don’t see any other changes so far. It will be necessary to retrieve an old description of the Omega 8000 and to compare. Here’s a complete list of the Teknetics Omega 8500 features:
- Waterproof Elliptical Searchcoil
- Notching Controls – Discrimination & Variable Volume by Category
- Independent Gain & Threshold Control
- Ground Mineralization Readout
- Ground Phase Error Readout
- 2 Modes of Operation:
— All Metal
- Selectable V.C.O. Base Tone
- Choice of 3 Tones plus V.C.O
- Digital Target-ID System
- Ground Grab® Computerized Ground Balancing
- Frequency Shift to Eliminate Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
- Visual Background Iron-ID
- Enhanced Multi-Level Depth Boost
- Static Pinpoint
A comparison: Teknetics Omega 8000 and Teknetics Omega 8500. Are they much different?
The first videos of Teknetics Omega 8500… Is an operator demonstrating the Omega 8500 problems at 13:43? The extra artifacts are appearing on the detector screen.
Some other new products: showing its new metal detectors Deteknix roused the hunters’ indignation. And we are waiting for news from Garrett (coming soon, there are two months left).
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