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  1. #1

    Dec 2015
    Choudrant, LA
    Garrett Ace 350, AT Pro, Teknetics T2 Plus aka "Green Goblin"
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    Impact impressions?

    Greetings all,

    I am getting back into MDing after being gone awhile. I had sold all my previous equipment to pay some medical bills but now I am back on my feet I am ready to get back into it. I had planned on getting a T2, F75 or AT Max but I have been looking at some of this new tech coming out with the Impact, Kruzer, minelab equinox...etc. The Deus looks great, but I want to keep it under 1K. I am interested in the Impact, can anyone give feedback on this unit. I read mostly positive stuff on it so far. I am in Louisiana and will be doing mostly relic and coin shooting. I am trying to make a list of detectors before I pull the trigger.

    Thanks All

  2. #2

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
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    Its a little heavier than the kruzer and equinox. Its not waterporoof and with the sliding shaft I dont know how backpack friendly it is. In my opinion the equinox appears to be more versatile (but its early days). Im not sure what the impact can do that the kruzer cant do?

    Rather wait for a bit until some head to head videos come out. Has there even been a kruzer vs impact video?

    Chub
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2015
    Upstate NY
    Makro Racer 2 and Makro Kruzer Garrett Carrot pro-pointer AT
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    I second Chub, these are interesting times. Wait and see if you can what the new breed of detectors will bring. I would at least choose the Kruzer over the Impact since its waterproof, lighter comes standard with Wireless headphones and has a bunch of new features. The Equinox is also something worth looking into for these same reasons and more. Both units will need some further reviews before an informed decision can be made. Good luck on whatever you choose.
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  4. #4

    Dec 2015
    Choudrant, LA
    Garrett Ace 350, AT Pro, Teknetics T2 Plus aka "Green Goblin"
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    47 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Watching the videos and reading the manual on the Impact, I feel like im learning to fly the Space Shuttle. Its very intimidating to a new user. Maybe having and operating it is not too bad. Im diffidently going to wait, hopefully by April we will know more about Kruzer and Equinox. Im being patient, but im detector-less. I just got some good permissions and club hunts about to start and its hard not having a detector. I feel like im back in High School without a date to the prom.
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  5. #5

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
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    I believe the kruzer is more simple than the impact. I know someone who has both.The Impact isnt being used anymore... On paper the impact has more modes etc but in real life hunting I cant think of a reason to choose it over the kruzer?

    Chub

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    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre, Nokta Pin pointer.
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    I have my eye on the new kruzer simply because its water proof. I am also looking at the Equinox for the same reason. The impact is very easy to operate and is very well balanced allowing me to swing all day with no problems. I hear the Kruzer is lighter and is also well balanced but the Equinox is nose heavy which is a problem for me. Another thing i heard on another thread was the equinox may not be a serviceable machine. If this turns out to be true, its a deal breaker.
    Dig till you drop!

  7. #7
    us
    BILL

    Jul 2015
    s.tier NY
    TESORO, MINELAB, WHITES , GARRETT
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    who would make a detector thats not serviceable....?

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2015
    NC
    Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre, Nokta Pin pointer.
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    Minelab...from what i remember, it had something to do with it being waterproof and the box would not be able to be opened. if a person had warranty issues minelab would just replace the detector during the warranty period...after that just throw it away. I am looking for the thread now and it looks like it has been removed.
    Dig till you drop!

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2015
    Upstate NY
    Makro Racer 2 and Makro Kruzer Garrett Carrot pro-pointer AT
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    744 times
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    Well the Kruzer also has lipo battery that you can't change out, but it also has an optional waterproof battery Pod if your lipo runs out while detecting. Both Detectors can be powered off a battery bank as well, but it looks like the Kruzer has a leg up as far as battery options are concerned. I myself am leaning towards the Kruzer for my next detector, unless some outstanding discoveries come about regarding simultaneous multi frequency but I haven't seen anything yet on that front, still it's too early to tell. I have a Racer 2 now which I love, its found me many deep silver coins as well as small gold. The only thing that's missing from it is being waterproof and that's a big thing in my book as I hate rain covers. I'm not sure about what the other frequencies 5 and 19 khz will bring to the table that 14khz wont do, i havent really gotten a good idea about that yet. To be perfectly honest, I am a big fan of Makro, they have fantastic products, are constantly innovating and their customer service is outstanding. They are a constant presence on the forums too, if you pose a question to them they will answer it. Sorry to gush, but they have sold me on their products. I eagerly await the first North American reviews.
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  10. #10

    May 2017
    Kansas
    Whites 6000, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
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    The Kruzer seems like a very good value for the money with the wireless headphones and charger which Minelab does not include. I see the Kruzer as a good freshwater and land unit.... Minelab may edge the Kruzer with it's multifrequency in Saltwater but the Kruzer may also do well. Minelab units have never been well balanced in field use and from the Equinox videos I don't like the ID scale or tonal ranges of the detector..... like the screen layout of the Kruzer and Impact better but haven't tried one in person have just watched the videos.
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  11. #11

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
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    +1 on the strange equinox vdi scale? Makro and Nokta are very well thought out. The garret sea hunter is also not really servicable (except for the battery) so I think underwater machines are generally less servicable by nature (for reliability).Is there a difference in weight between the multi kruzer and single kruzer?

    Chub

  12. #12

    May 2017
    Kansas
    Whites 6000, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
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    26 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
    +1 on the strange equinox vdi scale? Makro and Nokta are very well thought out. The garret sea hunter is also not really servicable (except for the battery) so I think underwater machines are generally less servicable by nature (for reliability).Is there a difference in weight between the multi kruzer and single kruzer?

    Chub

    Looks like both are 2.9lbs in weight. I would probably use 14khz the most but would be nice to have the 19khz for small jewelry items or those iron nail infested areas. But right now can't decide.

    If the Teknetics 3 is around the corner I might wait a little while on the purchase. Build quality: I'm guessing Makro is a little more solid.....but warranty at First Texas is at 5 years instead of 2.

  13. #13

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
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    1409 times
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    What is the teknetics 3?

    Chub

  14. #14

    May 2017
    Kansas
    Whites 6000, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
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    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
    What is the teknetics 3?

    Chub
    A replacement for the T2. Not sure what new technologies they may put into the T3. I think First Texas has some PI patents but not sure if they will be included in the new line.....will have to wait and see...maybe this spring or summer hopefully.
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  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2015
    Upstate NY
    Makro Racer 2 and Makro Kruzer Garrett Carrot pro-pointer AT
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    744 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timecop67 View Post
    The Kruzer seems like a very good value for the money with the wireless headphones and charger which Minelab does not include. I see the Kruzer as a good freshwater and land unit.... Minelab may edge the Kruzer with it's multifrequency in Saltwater but the Kruzer may also do well. Minelab units have never been well balanced in field use and from the Equinox videos I don't like the ID scale or tonal ranges of the detector..... like the screen layout of the Kruzer and Impact better but haven't tried one in person have just watched the videos.
    Having the headphones included is a big plus since to buy them afterwards would cost you 119 dollars. That's what i did for my Racer 2. They are simple headphones but well built, very light and comfortable. I forget i'm wearing them until a tree branch tries to snatch them off my head. I don't know how long the charge lasts since i recharge them often. Mine are the older first generation 2.4 ghz set, but I heard that the new blue series has an audio feature that tells you how much charge you have left which my set doesn't have. The Racer 2 is supposed to be fantastic in Salt water so i'm not convinced that the Equinox will edge the Kruzer out in it even with its multi frequency mode in the salt water, I have never used my Racer in salt water so I couldn't tell you, but i have seen many videos of its performance in it with the Black sand so I'm sure the Kruzer will be at least as good if not better than the Racer2 in that respect.

 

 
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