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PhaseTech
Phase Technical
From: Adelaide, SA
Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 2,091
Phase Technical
01 November 2020 12:45 pm

There are now quite a few really good detectors priced around the $500 mark.

(prices are recommended retail in Aus)
Minelab Vanquish 340 - $399
Nokta Makro Simplex+ $475
Minelab Vanquish 440 $499
Quest Q30 $569
Minelab Vanquish 540 $599
Nokta Makro Simplex+ WHP $629

Having a quick look on youtube, there are many comparison videos with varied content.
Here's some videos I've come across:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcpY3YoK2ow (has english subtitles)

This one's very very long and no subtitles, but good the hear the different audio between the units.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQqwnFAXhyc

Vanquish 540 vs Simplex WHP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gQv-yRnhmA (US prices, but a good comparison on the features)

Simplex vs Vanq 540, sensitivity to small targets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTJYltCPAZE

There's a tonne more, and often some good info to weed out in the comments.


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Tillek
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Joined: 18 February 2013
Posts: 50
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01 November 2020 03:32 pm

As someone in the market for a detector for
Coin shooting parks: 65%
Predecimal/relic : 33%
Gold fields 2%
Are any of these suitable for finding gold in those rare times I can look or do we need to consider something more like the Anfibio / Nox800


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#3

PhaseTech
Phase Technical
From: Adelaide, SA
Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 2,091
Phase Technical
02 November 2020 10:53 am

Capability on small gold would be very close between all these units, but I've not done any real comparisons in mineralised dirt.
But yes, Anfibio and Nox800 would be the better choice as they have more frequency options and smaller coil options.


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#4

Kai
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Joined: 17 April 2016
Posts: 98
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02 November 2020 06:01 pm

I'm sure I only payed about $650 for my nox600 brand new, price match less %10 from anaconda, when I noticed on sale from another store.


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