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#26

ronniecruisin
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05 November 2019 10:33 pm

Personally I think the SDC could have been lighter. The chunky clunky design of the shaft I suspect weighs a bit. Imagine the electronics of it mounted in a package more like the QED. A good example to show a good performing PI does not need to be in a heavy package.


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#27

Booney
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06 November 2019 09:35 am

Disagree , the shaft is light and it’s retractable design is fantastically convenient. I’ve owned one from the start and have never had a problem with its design , weight or ergonomics. I can swing this machine all day for days at a time without a problem . It’s robust collapsible design allows easy storage and can handle being knocked around in the back of the car with all the other gear unlike some of the lighter designed detectors . The sdc is in a league of its own . It does a specific job , that’s finding the small bits left behind by other detectors in highly mineralized ground and does it well . Wouldn’t be without one thumbsup
Cheers Booney.

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#28

Muk
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06 November 2019 06:41 pm

I don’t understand how the sdc is heavy I agree totally with booney awesome detector love mine cheers Muk.

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#29

Toysandthings
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07 November 2019 01:12 pm

The TDI is now available with a different coil , an 8"x12" HighQ coil, something else to consider.
The newer coil is supposed to be more sensitive then the previous coil ,12" round coil.
Currently the TDI SL HighQ, is also on offer with a small coil added to the kit.

Cheers.
Lee


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#30

XLOOX
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10 November 2019 08:51 pm

My TDI SL with Sadie & LiIon battery is 1.8kg & well balanced , the SDC is 2.3kg - 1/2kg diff. Not sure how signif that is. When I tried a 15"coil on the SL it was heavy and unbalanced and really needed a bungie but the SDC2300 might be fine with the smaller head.

I think I might just wait until next winter, when I am up in Clermont, and hire an SDC2300 for a couple of days from JP, then I can compare the 2 detectors side my side to my hearts satisfaction - both weight/balance & ground handling... Now why didn't I think of that ? smile

Last edited by XLOOX (10 November 2019 08:57 pm)


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#31

mxt sniper
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11 November 2019 04:31 am

Maybe by then you will have a couple more choices in machines. There are a couple in the works.


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#32

XLOOX
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13 November 2019 06:11 pm

Excellent!

By which manufacturers & are they PI ?


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#33

PhaseTech
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13 November 2019 06:34 pm

mxt sniper wrote:

Maybe by then you will have a couple more choices in machines. There are a couple in the works.

I hope more actually see the light and hit the market, as competition is what drives the industry.


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#34

Goldpick
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13 November 2019 10:37 pm

Nokta/Makro have indicated that they are currently working on a PI project. Whether it is a dry land or beach based detector is anyone's guess.


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#35

Toysandthings
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18 November 2019 05:28 pm

Whites has a new gold detector in the works also....


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#36

Muk
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18 November 2019 10:07 pm

I would choose a sdc 2300 over anything but a gpz7000 hands down and if I could I would have both cheers Muk.

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#37

Booney
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18 November 2019 11:14 pm

To true Muk if my sdc ever wore out I would get another one they are a great thing and wouldn’t be without one picked up these with the sdc on flogged ground on the weekend, and my first with a borrowed Z also an amazing machine.
Cheers Booney. cool 1574079126_26e4c4f6-1142-44d2-95ff-677368fcfa8e.jpg
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#38

mxt sniper
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19 November 2019 08:52 am

XLOOX wrote:

Excellent!

By which manufacturers & are they PI ?

There is the Fisher Impulse Terra nugget pi detector being tested right now should be out after first of yr, then there is Whites half sine hybrid nugget detector supposed to be out by the new yr.


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#39

XLOOX
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08 April 2020 07:28 pm

Well Ronniecruisin, in the end I picked up a Nokta Gold Kruzer from Phasetech.

I had a good hard think about the 24k ( GMX actually) and in the end I went with the GKruzer but it was close.

First impressions are good and I'll report back on it at the end of winter in the Nokta forum.

Last edited by XLOOX (08 April 2020 07:33 pm)


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2017- current Whites TDI SL 16V, Sadie, 14x9 Evo, TRX, Makro Gold Kruzer

#40

ronniecruisin
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08 April 2020 11:32 pm

Well done XLOOX. I thought the Kruzer would be an interesting machine too. Personally though I would have gone for the Whites. Reason? I think the more mid frequency would make the 24K better for larger gold. Plus the new Ground balancing system appears to be quite an improvement over the old GMT. But I'm sure you will have a heap of fun with your new machine and I wish you well with it. Regards... Ronnie. smile


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#41

PhaseTech
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09 April 2020 11:33 am

ronniecruisin wrote:

. Plus the new Ground balancing system appears to be quite an improvement over the old GMT.

Is there a demonstration showing the benefit of this new ground balance system? If it's quite an improvement over the GMT it should be easy to show off


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#42

ronniecruisin
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09 April 2020 12:46 pm

Only what I've heard online Nenad. Long time users of GMT generally seem to be very much preferring the new machine. Also Steve Herschbach who has vast experience in detecting technology was very impressed with the 24K. Now I don't have one myself but having owned many whites machines in the past I suspect the 24K would follow in the tradition of Whites machines. Well built and more than likely does what it says on the tin. After all they do have the points on the board.Horses for courses though.! I'm sure the Nokta is a fine machine. I was interested in one myself. If only having one machine though personally I think the Whites may be a more useful all rounder. wink


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