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MI-4 – A New Pinpointer From XP! (New For 2018!)

The company XP Detectors seems to have decided to enter the pinpointer market more fundamentally and have released a simplified version of the MI6 pin-pointer. What is the difference? It’s simple – the MI4 is an ordinary pin-pointer without the ability to connect to the XP Deus detector. Basically, all the same settings, it is still possible with underwater detecting down to 6 meters, 6 search programs, 3 sensitivity levels...


Nokta/Makro – IWA 2018 News (Nokta Invenio, Anfibio, SimpleX and Scuba Pointer, Photos +)

The IWA 2018 has ended, and we write news about this exhibition; we tell you about which of the producers showed what and what plans they are building for the next years. This time, let’s talk about the company Nokta/Makro Detectors, which, in addition to working prototypes, brought a number of non-functional prototypes to show what they are working on and what will come of it as a result. The...


Fisher/Teknetics – News From IWA 2018! (Novelties, Photos+)

Last week in Germany there was an IWA 2018 exhibition, which was originally an exhibition of only arms and for the civil market, but then it evolved into a regular outdoors exhibition in which manufacturers and major players in the civilian products market for active outdoor lifestyle are exhibited. This also includes the manufacturers of metal detectors. Let’s start, perhaps, with the company First Texas Products. As it is known,...


9 “Elite Mono – A New Coil From Coiltek! (New For 2018!)

The Australian company Coiltek announced a new product just today: a new coil mono coil (not DD) with the size of 9 “; the Elite mono coil.   Thus, the company expanded their line of Elite coils, adding a small “pancake” of a rather unusual size – 9 “. They promise to begin the deliveries by May 2, 2018. More details, if there will be, will be added later.


Golden Mask 5+: Is It Worth It, And How Good Is It? (Our Review!)

The company Golden Mask originates from the brand Banditto. But after the discovery of the golden mask of the Thracian Tsar, the company changed the brand name to the already familiar Golden Mask. The step was made right – after this incident, the Golden Mask began to creep across Europe and gained great fame in one of the largest markets for treasure hunters, in a country where detecting is strictly...


Cors Scout Coil – Our Review With The Minelab E-Trac!

Sometimes it would seem like “why do we need additional coils for the metal detector?” Isn’t it enough with the standard coil? Naturally, it is not enough, especially when it comes to sniper coils or large coils from 13″ and up to 15″ in diameter. But there is another question – why change the standard coil for an additional coil of a third-party manufacturer, if the difference in size is...


The First Tests of The Minelab Equinox 600/800 and Comparison With Other Detectors!

The first deliveries of the Minelab Equinox 600/800 have already been done and the detectors have fallen into the hands of people who have issued pre-orders for them. How did it end? Naturally, many diggers immediately began to shoot their detecting and tests of the new serial models of metal detectors from Minelab. What the producer has been hyping up for so long, has now happened – the Equinoxes are...


XP Deus: First Impressions and First Time Out Detecting! (Review, Photos+)

XP Deus is a high-end and powerful metal detector. This detector is very known and widely spread among professional detectorists. It has a lot of reputation and most of its owners will speak good words about this machine, therefore I decided to give it a try. I have read quite a lot about this detector, and seen it in the hands of other detectorists a lot of times. With its...


Makro Kruzer, Multi Kruzer and Gold Kruzer – New Metal Detectors From Makro Detectors – Updated! (New for 2018 and Review+)

New commercial of Makro Kruzer metal detectors: At least – it has some plot!   Yes, it happened! The well-known manufacturer Makro just announced three new metal detectors of the new series – Gold Kruzer, Kruzer, and Multi Kruzer! The only difference between these different models are the frequencies – the Multi Kruzer has multiple frequencies, while the Kruzer has one. The gold Kruzer model has a frequency of 61...