MINELAB MANTICORE

treasurehunter1957

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Well as most of you detectorist have now heard that minelab have released the new manticore , it would be interesting to hear what advantages this has over the nox 800 and the nokta makro legend , so i am waiting with anticipation of its performance and cost and will minelab be offering a larger coil . so please keep those feedbacks coming in when it eventually arrives at the shops.
 
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cudamark

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From what I've seen, it's going to be about $1600 and has 3 coil options.....a 5 1/2 X 9, an 11" round, and a 12 X 15".
 
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treasurehunter1957

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im just curious that minelab announce in august there new manticore machine , but we still have to bloody wait until most probably beginning of 2023 when they become available to purchase.
 

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On waiting list and cost of machine is $1,595. Will be bought with gold found last year with the Equinox 800. I believe I read somewhere that the Manticore takes the 11" and 15" Equinox coils.
 

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My understanding is that the coils do not interchange between the Equinox and Manticore. In looking at the promo photos, it looks like the way they're attached to the lower shaft is totally different.
 

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NASA Tom said none of the electronics for the Nox works with the MC. Hopefully IF there is a 9” coil … it won’t come out to be 8”. ML doesn’t seem to able to measure well on small coils. Though the FE numbers were just a point on the graf I’d like to have had them. The shaft is a vast improvement. But if the leaks were coming from stress cracks around the charging connector from heat….. hopefully this was fixed. Still not sure those ears now on the lower shaft will fix the breakage simply because some of that was from leaning on it using is to balance with. BUT I guess a lower shaft (if we don’t have to buy the whole thing) is cheaper than a coil.
 

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From what I've seen, it's going to be about $1600 and has 3 coil options.....a 5 1/2 X 9, an 11" round, and a 12 X 15".
Chief engineer @ Minelab , Mark Lawie said the Manicore will come with 11" round Double-D coil. Accessories will be a 6x8 elliptical coil & 15x12 coil.
 

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NASA Tom said none of the electronics for the Nox works with the MC. Hopefully IF there is a 9” coil … it won’t come out to be 8”. ML doesn’t seem to able to measure well on small coils. Though the FE numbers were just a point on the graf I’d like to have had them. The shaft is a vast improvement. But if the leaks were coming from stress cracks around the charging connector from heat….. hopefully this was fixed. Still not sure those ears now on the lower shaft will fix the breakage simply because some of that was from leaning on it using is to balance with. BUT I guess a lower shaft (if we don’t have to buy the whole thing) is cheaper than a coil.
"Though the FE numbers were just a point on the graf I’d like to have had them."

BINGO!
 

CoinShooter01

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Well as most of you detectorist have now heard that minelab have released the new manticore , it would be interesting to hear what advantages this has over the nox 800 and the nokta makro legend , so i am waiting with anticipation of its performance and cost and will minelab be offering a larger coil . so please keep those feedbacks coming in when it eventually arrives at the shops.
1. Completely new technology.
2. Uncompressed VDI scale (1 to 99)
3. 2D screen with ID map
4. Greater sensitivity (from 25 to 35)
5. Increased number of user presets.
6. More flexibility with the ferrous limits
7. Target trace
8. Greater number of audio tone choices.
9. Automatic back light lighting.
10. Keypad lighting
11. Flashlight
12. Vibration alert
13. Carbon fiber shaft
14. Faster noise cancel

Im probably forgetting something, but thats a quick list of improvements over the already great Equinox.
 

dewcon4414

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Tom also said this wasn’t designed to be the ML flagship detector but a step above the Nox. We know the flagship current is the CTX…. So what in the world could a CTX replacement possibly bring to the table …. And at what cost?
 

CoinShooter01

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Hard to believe that the CTX has been out for a decade now.
10 years is a loooooong time, in the electronic technology arena.
Minelab probably has a few new tricks up their sleeve that do not fit in the Manticore's price point.
 

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if it said in the warranty if it leaks anytime while it's under warranty they will refund 100% cost upon returning the detector, I might be interested. I will never submerge my Leakwinox again because it WILL leak again
 

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Over the last 3 1/2 yrs, my Nox 800 has replaced my Excal 1000 as well as my CTX 3030 (drowned once and no longer trust underwater) as my go-to machine. Drowned Nox 800 twice during full replacement warranty and when 3 yrs was up I bought another Nox 800 and gave old 800 as Christmas gift to sister who is a dirt digger. New Nox 800, bought 6 months ago, has good warranty for another 2 1/2 yrs of water use. Have high hope that Manicore will fit my specific needs even better then Nox 800 (or Excal or 3030) AND that it really is a water use machine, we'll see...still on waiting list for Manicore...tic, tic tic.
 

LawrencetheMDer

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Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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Just saw this and it answers my previous "high hope" -
"The lead engineer of Minelab stated that the Manticore takes the best qualities of the CTX 3030 and The Equinox and adds even more!"

Also, Isn't this a death sentence for the CTX 3030? I sure think so.
 

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