Turkish manufacturer Nokta-Makro have made a very loud announcement – they are ready to launch a multiple frequency unit (operating at several frequencies simultaneously). The fact that the manufacturer has been working on this was actually known before. However, after the last year’s (2017) new Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 were released, the multi frequency detectors issue has unexpectedly turned into a hot topic and now becomes a priority. By the way, do you want to get a Turkish multi frequency device for free? Create a name for it, and the manufacturer will give away their new product to you.
What do we know today about the new Turkish-made machine? The info about the novelty was announced at Detectival 2018, the UK metal detecting rally. Dilek, the company’s official representative, demonstrated a unit with a housing similar to that of the SimplEX, which was equipped with a search coil identical to the one of the Nokta Anfibio Multi.
According to the manufacturer, it will be a multi frequency device capable to operate at several frequencies at the same time. The way like the Minelab Equinox detectors do. Plus, the new machine from Nokta-Makro will be submersible up to 5 meters.
In fact, you might see some discrepancy in Dilek’s different statements. So, in spring 2018, on being asked when Nokta & Makro would release the amphibious metal detectors that could search both on land and underwater, Dilek answered that they were going to launch a fully-featured underwater machine before they made the amphibious units. As we can see today, the priorities have changed. Without any doubt, it is the Minelab Equinox’s appearance that did their bit.
The new Turkish machine is waiting for its name from detectorists. The manufacturer has arranged an open ‘to invent a name for a new machine’ contest, in which anyone can participate. The winner will be awarded a prize – the new metal detector (bearing the name that he created).
In addition, the manufacturer is accepting the online forms from customers with enumeration of features they would like to have in their new machine. For example, to what extent a flashlight is necessary while searching. Or, what range the Iron Audio feature should have. This isn’t a new approach, in actual fact. The metal detecting world has already seen all of this, in isolation from one another. For instance, Deteknix arranged an invent-the-name competition where the detector itself was a gift. Minelab organized customer polling kinda ‘how in your opinion our new detector should look like’. But all of that was on a standalone basis. Makro-Nokta gathered all those things together, plus added a considerable number of independent testers around the world. They say more than 100 people tested the Nokta Impact detector and, truth be told, the latter turned out to be a rather interesting and, above all, operational machine.
So… The new product from Makro & Nokta is already at the door. Launch schedule: spring 2019. Let’s hurry up to create the name for this machine so that we can properly call it while writing the posts.