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Nexus swept the competition

For many years, the theory has been promoted that analog detectors are obsolete devices that have gone down in modern history, but their time has irretrievably passed. Is it really true that only modern digital detectors have a raison d’être and are currently leading the way among prospectors?

Less and less often you hear about real knobs in which the main organ was hearing and only hearing. An experienced Seeker/Detector will add something else… separation among the iron. Yes, this is the only solution that limited the iron masking effect of non-ferrous objects.

The test below shows the Nexus MPV3 and a coin covered with various types of nails. Already in the first stage of the test, 99% of digital devices, even from the top shelf for over 10,000. PLN is not able to repeat this test!!!

What happens in the second part does not even require a comment. This cannot be done on any other device. Remember that this detector has full discrimination!

If you have any doubts, write under this article.

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It was to be expected that XP would release something new, the expectations were high. Have I been disappointed personally? Why? For a simple reason, two-box is not in my area of interest, one, because I have a Nexus Pathfinder, which is unbeatable, and two, I was hoping for a new probe. Such HF for XP DEUS II would be something but to the point.

In the video preview below, we see a very cool, wireless device weighing 2.9 kg. Knowing the build quality of the XP it will be a hit, but what about the performance? First of all, wireless technology makes no sense in such a device for finding large artifacts. A complete waste of time, and secondly, the SMF device will be very susceptible to EMI interference, especially wireless ones! This is how it is and it is visible in the SMF field, because it works at a minimum of two frequencies and at the same time swallows interference like a pelican catches a fish. You will not find this in PI or IB devices. They are simply quiet and stable even in the vicinity of transmitters or under transmission lines. A big drawback. The manufacturer declares work stability, but he has different soil conditions in mind, from high mineralization to salty substrates. It also promises to discriminate against medium-sized and iron objects, which is a plus.

So how does this relate to reality, separating the marketing gibberish?! The truth is cruel. The new XP products will not have the performance of IB or Pi devices. It’s not that class of possibilities. I would treat it more as a goodie and an extension of the offer, although I do not rule out this idea. The static itself in the XP DEUS I model was simply brilliant, although very few people used it. It can be similar here, we will see how identification and discrimination, because it can be the proverbial game changer. Everything is in the hands of programmers.

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The revolution that is not coming

I have a strange feeling that the world of metal detectors is stuck at a certain point. We have been waiting for spectacular changes for years and they are not coming… maybe they are coming differently, but on a different scale than we expected.

Minelab Manticore or XP DEUS II are really good devices, but do they bring anything groundbreaking apart from the dose of well-known solutions?

Certainly, SMF devices are better than what we know from the past, but they are also not without their flaws. The advantages include stable operation in more difficult conditions and better ID compared to single-frequency devices. More accurate signaling of objects from both ends of the scale – low and high conductors. This makes detection easier. This makes detection easier, e.g. old and fine silver is the beginning of the scale close to iron, while large is its other end in SMF, it works really well.

What disadvantages? Less resistance to EMI interference – after all, we work in a wider frequency range and slightly worse performance when it comes to depth.

In my case, I always choose an advantage in the form of better identification and separation in iron, and this can be different, opinions are divided here.

It must be remembered that such a Nexus MPV3 is completely immune to EMI interference, which makes it much deeper and, after adding the adaptive speed of separating the target, insurmountable … unfortunately, you have to pay for it and it is a device for conscious detectorists. It is not light and consumes 10 AA batteries in a short time. Something for something as they say.

We also have the Tarsacci MDT 8000 with hybrid PI and VLF technology. A mix of pulse device performance and VLF discrimination. The detector is really deep and works great in iron or with magnetic stones. Unfortunately, target signaling and its interpretation is no more difficult than in VLF and SMF devices.

It’s better, multi-frequency detectors are more stable. Such a good old Whites Spectra, using three frequencies, is much shallower and very susceptible to interference. It will not separate as well, especially in iron. In addition, under high-voltage lines, there is no chance and nothing will change it, no change of settings.

It remains to wait and watch what the next years will bring, I know that it will be interesting, that’s for sure.