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    Lets talk: Best All Around Metal Detector- High End Level

    Ok, Let the feathers fly!
    I'm wanting to hear what and why you guys love your high end machines.
    The machines in question are the most popular, all around machines. Please dont enter specific use machines like prospecting ones.
    Please be kind of others, but also state factual flaws or lack of features other machines have as well.
    This doesn't have to be defined as "high dollar". If you feel your machine worthy to stand against the elite, bring it on.
    Just remeber, this not necessarily a "bang for your buck" comparison. This is an all out, drag race, if you will.
    Lets see whats under the hood of these Monster Machines from the drivers themselves.
    Above all, lets have fun bragging about our better half, and pictures are more than appreciated.
    What do say??

    David
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    I've been keeping my finger on the pulse of the higher end machines for a few years, and all are good. There are even great machines available in the higher mid level market. What features do you think you need? Waterproof, wireless, multiple freq options or others? I am quite happy with my current machine, have 4 years experience with her and am not going to drop big buck to gain 1/4 inch of depth.
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    The best "All-Around" metal detector is the Minelab Equinox 800. Drop the mic..

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    That machine does bring a lot to the table. 5 freq. !!!
    Are they running simultaneously?

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    Perhaps you would want to define "high level" as some machines can cost $10k. Plz.

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    For salt water there is no machine more capable than the Excalibur. Submersible to 200 feet. Salt will not interfere with it's performance.
    The Etrac will scream at you when it goes over Silver and has the capability to show you multiple targets on screen. It can help you pull a silver dime out of a hole it was sharing with an iron nail. The only problem is rain. The Etrac does not like water.
    The CTX 3030 is fully submersible to 10 feet and can handle salt water. It is well balanced and is faster and goes deeper than the Etrac. The CTX is also equipped with GPS and can remember where you hunted if you enter that information. I understand that the next modification will be lightweight Side Winder Missiles.
    The XP DEUS is so light it is almost invisible. It matches the CTX in it's ability to go deep and it's reactivity time is second to none.
    These are machines that are currently in my arsenal.
    The Equinox 800 is ,, well I'm watching and leaning towards a purchase.
    Last edited by against the wind; Apr 16, 2018 at 09:10 PM.
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    In order to compare, you have to set the parameters. Are you asking about water detectors or land detectors or pulse induction, or scuba, or gold prospecting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    In order to compare, you have to set the parameters. Are you asking about water detectors or land detectors or pulse induction, or scuba, or gold prospecting?
    Correct. This is like asking "What's the best high-end motor vehicle ?" Well gee, what is the person looking for ? Top end speed ? (consider a corvette). Low end torque ? (consider a low-geared stump-puller pickup). Taking the kids to soccer practice ? (consider a mini-van). Hauling gravel from the quarry ? (consider a bobtail truck).

    Just depends on the end use. And if someone asks what you want to use the detector for, and lists various venues, don't say "all of the above". In the same way you can't say "all of the above" for the motor vehicle question.

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    There is no one machine that will do it all. A CTX 3030 or an XP Deus will blow you away at a park. The Equinox 800 runs close to these. A Minelab GPX series is the best for deep gold in the desert. I also concur with the Excalibur for underwater use.

    Depends on what you want to do.
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    I guess high end can mean lots of things. I consider my Tesoro Compadre a top of the line detector for tot lots and competition hunts.
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    Ammoman, correct. My Cibola rips it up on the salt water beach and on farm fields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    In order to compare, you have to set the parameters. Are you asking about water detectors or land detectors or pulse induction, or scuba, or gold prospecting?
    What is that you folks are not grasping? There has NEVER been a machine like the Equinox - EVER. It brings the term "All Around" to life. Rain proof, water proof, saltwater, freshwater, gold nuggets, silver coins, relics - NO other machine can compete with it. The "Parameters" are no longer relevant.

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    DEPLORABLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View Post
    Correct. This is like asking "What's the best high-end motor vehicle ?" Well gee, what is the person looking for ? Top end speed ? (consider a corvette). Low end torque ? (consider a low-geared stump-puller pickup). Taking the kids to soccer practice ? (consider a mini-van). Hauling gravel from the quarry ? (consider a bobtail truck).

    Just depends on the end use. And if someone asks what you want to use the detector for, and lists various venues, don't say "all of the above". In the same way you can't say "all of the above" for the motor vehicle question.
    Well, I'm hearing about a company that will be putting out a top of the line machine that does it all AND comes with a :Metal Detecting Permit" that is valid anywhere in the USA.
    Some weed smoking buddies from Cali just called me about it.
    Yep,, uh huh. Better than a Vette with a big back seat.
    Last edited by against the wind; Apr 16, 2018 at 09:20 PM.
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    Some people just can't do about $1k for a detector. Let alone $8k for a big GPX PI machine.

    And some folks just do not want an Equinox. Or can't afford one. Or won't get one for whatever reason. Oh, they get it all right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    What is that you folks are not grasping? There has NEVER been a machine like the Equinox - EVER. It brings the term "All Around" to life. Rain proof, water proof, saltwater, freshwater, gold nuggets, silver coins, relics - NO other machine can compete with it. The "Parameters" are no longer relevant.
    Sure there is! I hear the Cazador performance makes the Equinox seem like a Bounty Hunter Junior.
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