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Lesgold
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From: South Coast, NSW
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09 October 2019 09:34 pm

Hi Folks,

Just finished a bit of a test comparison between the SDC 8” standard coil and the Coiltek 10x5 Gold Extreme. Wanted to see how the two coils performed on a number of undug targets. Signals were detected about 6 weeks ago with the standard coil and targets were left untouched until both coils could be used for comparison purposes. Thought I’d leave my views out of the equation and let people judge for themselves. Hope the clip is of use to some of you.

Cheers

Les


GPX 5000, SDC 2300, Equinox 800
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Dignit
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09 October 2019 10:46 pm

Great comparative video Les.
To me the Coiltek 10x5 was quite a bit louder, but both equally stable.
I presume you had the same settings for both coils.
Very impressive.
Thanks for going to the effort.
Cheers

Last edited by Dignit (09 October 2019 10:47 pm)


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#3

Lesgold
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From: South Coast, NSW
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10 October 2019 07:53 am

Hi Dignit,

It was just a simple swap of coils. No adjustment made to settings. Decided that using the same machine with the same settings was a more valid way of performing the test. I tried not to comment on the performance of each coil as I believe that is up to people who watch the clip. I will say however, that both coils are outstanding and each one will have advantages in different situations.

Cheers

Les


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Bullet and lead shot specialist.

#4

RM Outback
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10 October 2019 08:49 am

Great video Les the 10 X 5 looks to be a decent piece of armour to hang off the 2300 on target 4# for me anyway it seemed to give a better response than the standard 8# thumbsup thanks for taking the time and sharing it with us beer perfect

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maxwell4
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10 October 2019 09:10 am

Thanks Les, I have been holding off getting the new coil because there have been few positive comments on it posted. Good to see a real comparison which at least shows that it is equal if not a little better going by my perception of the vid.

Cheers
Bob


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Booney
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10 October 2019 09:58 am

Great vid and good to see comparison with both coil on undug targets. For me I Did note a slight improvement on last target but didn’t notice any change on others . Might just be me but still think there are many variables . Thankyou for the unbiased test . For me I’ll be sticking with the standard ,still can’t justify the mod ,don’t like the cable on the outside and inconvenience of changing back to standard coil ,just a personal choice. Looking forward to a speaker volume mod and koala a switch between speaker and headphones so you don’t have to unplug the bl..dy thing all the time . Cheers Booney. big_smile

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Lesgold
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10 October 2019 10:02 am

Thanks RM and Bob. It was good fun playing with both coils. Wanted to see for myself as to how they would compare. The only way I could accurately do it was to film the process so that I could examine footage closely. Relying on memory would not have been accurate enough in my opinion. Bias could and probably would impact on findings. It’ll be interesting just listening to other people’s comments and thoughts.

Cheers

Les


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#8

Lesgold
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10 October 2019 12:21 pm

Thanks for your comments Booney. I agree that there are still too many variables - different ground, types of gold, depth variation, nugget size etc. Coil time on the ground and more testing will answer some of those grey areas. I know what you are saying about plugging and unplugging. A lot of the time I’ll just use the inbuilt speaker if I’m in a situation where the detector is being put down and picked up frequently. Not ideal but it stops the frustration. Having changed coils quite a few times now, I find it a quick and simple process. Probably takes me about 2 or 3 minutes longer than changing a gpx coil so it’s not the issue it once was.

Cheers

Les


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#9

PhaseTech
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10 October 2019 04:22 pm

Thanks for doing the test Les.

8:49 I'm just looking at the stress the coil cable is under. Try winding your cables over the top of the shaft instead of under, your coil cables will thank you for it.


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Lesgold
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10 October 2019 05:05 pm

Hi Nenad,

Just put it underneath to hold the cable straight and still while testing. Forgot to bring ties or Velcro with me. It was the first thing I fixed up when I got home. I was wondering if anyone would pick this up.


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#11

PhaseTech
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10 October 2019 05:52 pm

No worries, I see it on a daily basis, including on manufacturers ads and videos.


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#12

navieko
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11 October 2019 02:27 pm

Definite small but noticeable bump in signal with the 10x5, to my ears at least (on all targets). If only it was waterproof! To me that's the deal breaker as I do a lot of detecting in the water. That and also the convenience of being able to fold it right up and into my backpack while I hike to my locations. I will still consider getting one though for when I go out into the dry goldfields. Great test, appreciate the thoroughness you've put into it! perfect


I keep the gold fever at bay with the help of my SDC 2300, Walbanker (thanks Wal!), 6" Mini Highbanker, and assortment of pans, sieves & tools... plus a bucket load of persistence!

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