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Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
Joined: 07 November 2013
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02 March 2019 06:49 pm

Looks like some of the US detector manufacturers are going to either have to revise their pricing or come up with improved models/features of their starter detectors to compete with the soon to be released Nokta/Makro Simplex. Indicated pricing is between $200-299 US for a single frequency, waterproof, wireless detector with auto ground tracking, though looks like pricing may depend on specs and/or options like wireless headphones, coil type etc.

To put those prices into perspective, they undercut both the Ace 300 & 400 with a greater feature set and more modern design/ergonomics for the money, plus there is really nothing else in the market to compete with waterproofing and wireless capability for the price.

Will be real interesting to see how it fares once released, what features/tones etc that it offers, and how the rest of the market will respond to such aggressive pricing.

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https://md-hunter.com/nokta-simplex-det … -new-2019/


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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#2

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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02 March 2019 11:25 pm

A few additional features have come to light on the $299US Simplex - LED flashlight, vibration, frequency shift, screen backlight, lighted keypad, notch disc, iron volume, updateable, built-in lipo battery, and 11'' DD coil, with depth capability of a high end detector. (words from Dilek)

Pretty amazing for the money.


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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pinfire opals
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02 March 2019 11:57 pm

You have my ears pricked up, got me very interested, even with the current exchange rate, it seems great value. Cheers Noel.


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#4

PhaseTech
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From: Adelaide, SA
Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 1,847
Phase Technical
04 March 2019 05:16 pm

I think closest competitor price wise would have to be the Quest 40, but that isn't submersible.


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