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Nokta Makro The Legend pairing problem with BT headphones

After updating the software to 1.09 and updating the Bluetooth module, the detector does not see the factory wireless headphones. What should I do? First, press the mode button and the upper side button from the volume control (the place where the sticker with the subtitles and the flashing LED is located), after 3 seconds you will hear two silent signals. The headphones are unpaired.

Then the detector, set the BT icon to 1 plus press the pinpoint button until the letters: FD appears on the screen. Then all headphones were unpaired. We are waiting for it to connect, if not, turn off both devices and turn them on again!

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Minelab Manticore is a mythomaniac dream

Minelab announced the birth of a new detector called Manticore some time ago. The hype is huge and the expectations are even higher. It is true that the Yankees laugh at the new name, but they raise the bar extremely high, after all, the successor of Equinox or its improved version must live up to expectations.

Well, the price of almost PLN 10,000 is a pure abstraction only for a few and I want to laugh watching on YouTube when storytellers tell how good the device will be. They probably have a hunch… or the cards say so 😉

The truth is that we know absolutely nothing and despite the numerous shows of the Minelab team traveling around Europe, we know even less … After all, the show must go on and that’s what modern marketing is all about. Announcement Announcement?! Why not … that’s what Minelab did and exactly on December 1, 2022, in a moment we will find out about another piece of news … and what!!! How to have fun! The Americans say it’s fun at the customer’s expense. We’ll see.

Everyone is excited about the new 2D system based on Target Trace known from the Minelab CTX3030 model, but this is a completely different matter and the similarity here is purely marketing. Both detectors are different technology and way of managing and displaying an ID. A new opportunity has opened up for a wide identification of iron, which is good, but how it will really work and on what basis it will turn out in the field. The ability to distinguish between large and small iron is a big plus, and the extended scale may also allow better separation of low conductors from high ones. The question is what will happen when there is a pair of them under the probe? How the software will work. Questions and more questions.

Speculation continues. Numerous Equinox experts are already making screenshots for equipment together. I will not be a hypocrite I ordered myself … I’m curious too.

Unfortunately, as in the case of XP DEUSA II, it takes a few months in the field – other tests are just dreams of storytellers who buy equipment one day to sell it the next. Best of all, they don’t put any effort into learning, they assume it’s supposed to be like that, and they borrow the detector for a day or two, so what kind of reliability are we talking about here?!

I watch numerous comparisons in laboratory conditions on the test track … and I want to laugh. People are commenting on a device they don’t know and haven’t spent several hundred hours with! They assume that the borrower has such knowledge and has set it up well, and on this basis, they make an assessment! So they don’t know the detector themselves and they can’t even set it!!! They don’t even know what function it has and how it differs from others!!! So what kind of tests and credibility or reliability are we talking about?!

In a simple way, they implement untruths, for those less grasped they have a story about numerous data in Excel tables. Spells mary grandma’s wife see you soon. It’s in its purest form treating the recipient like a moron, nothing more.

There is also a lot of repetition, I am a master, I understand this equipment, etc., I mastered it to perfection, it is to confirm the leader himself in his perfection and it is in vain to look for field tests or demonstrations and explanations of individual functions and settings. Goebbels himself said that a lie repeated many times becomes the truth. And so it is in this case.

It is a waste of time to produce fairy tales and tell nonsense that others swallow like pelicans. You have to redo it yourself to understand it, put in time and money and an infinite amount of work. Time is priceless nowadays. All the rest is an addition, on which various more or less autistic megalomania and mythomania prey… or maybe it’s Asperger transmitted by droplets? I do not know.

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Depth or separation?

Depth or separation? The eternal question and sleepless nights. I choose to separate objects because this is the most crucial thing in the places where I am able to search. The race for a few inches leads to nothing constructive, but the ability to see in iron does. Scrap heavily masks targets, and it’s not big objects and nails, but also decay dust – its condensed oxides!

The electronics of the detector have to process a lot of signals in a moment, and if we add other conductors to this, the time to generate a signal is very short. Larger signals effectively cover the response of small objects – higher conductors.

The level of mineralization of the substrate, the sweep angle, the conduct of the probe, and the frequency of work are important. All this has a dramatic effect on the effects. Wrongly selected detector and incorrectly set, and there is no chance for any effects. I have experienced this many times and it was very painful. A change in approach, improved probe guidance, and higher operating frequency, and we begin to hear signals previously unavailable.

So what is my recipe for a lot of iron? It depends on many parameters, but to simplify … a higher separation speed of the so-called recovery speed, higher operating frequency, lower sensitivity to conditions, and lower discrimination. Slower sweep, still parallels to the ground. You can also raise the probe slightly up … so if we are fighting with large disturbances from the ground. It will be shallower this way, but we will hear objects that we had no idea about before.

Finally, you can use a single high-frequency operation, an adaptive refresh rate device (Nexus MP V3), or a hybrid PI/VLF detector (Tarsacci MDT), but who can afford that?!

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The Nexus is a completely different detector

Nexus MPv3 is a detector so different from currently presented detectors that it is difficult to compare them directly. Expensive, heavy, and difficult to use, but perfectly made. Worth every penny for me, but obviously not for everyone.

Why is it worth spending a fortune? First of all, you need to have a lot of experience, a small ego, a lot of humility, and patience. Success requires hard work, only then it tastes the best.

MPv3 is in a completely different league when it comes to performance. No known hardware comes within a meter of the Nexus. Does this mean that it is the best equipment in the world? No. Perfect for old places, but expensive and requiring full understanding.

In addition to the depth of detection, we get beautiful analog audio and a guide signal closely related to the ground calibration, giving a full description of what is happening under the probe. Pure analog power packed into ten…yes ten AA batteries.

Nexus opens old spots and helps close new ones to the end. The whole thing makes a hell of a good tool. Modulated VCO-type audio, depending on the settings, allows you to favor particular conductors. The VCO LED indicator works in a similar way. It’s also adjustable. We have a pair of colors for each guide from green, to orange, blue, and white. It’s a big simplification.

The combination of all these possibilities results in a devilishly effective device, although demanding, but also quite forgiving of mistakes. Perfect second detector for me.

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XP with panel or without?

The question is simple with or without a panel? ORX, DEUS, and DEUS II are available in the lite version, where the control electronics are replaced by wireless headphones, also with buttons and a display. So which set to choose? Logically, the best and full, unfortunately, the price difference is significant, and on the other hand, you have to pay more later to buy a panel. It is bad either way. So what decision to make?!

If it is to be the first detector, then we can safely give up this add-on. Why? For a simple reason, we have to go by ear and we don’t have a display with ID numbers or a graph. We learn organoleptically from scratch as it should be – that is, by ear! It only pays off and increases our skills. Such mastery of the equipment gives you a lot and allows you to avoid mistakes at the beginning of the road. The second plus is not wasting time on moving the device when we do not fully understand certain functions and dependencies – less chance for wrong setting and skipping items. Finally, the last thing is weight loss, we can live knowing that our equipment is the lightest in the world!

Are you advanced and want to update? Buy yourself a panel, this solution is for you! There is one more option to work with the equipment, first listening and then verification on the chart. That’s how some programs work, and it works.

We have experience and we understand how the detectors work, then the panel is a chance to squeeze out additional possibilities, change the audio or precisely adjust it to the conditions or your own preferences.

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The silent killer

There are days when all the monotony is dazzling. And this time it happened. A narrow strip of land, your own buried holes, footprints, and… bang! Signals appear coin by coin. Not that immediately some spectacular silverware. Popularity, but what satisfaction!

One clear thing came to me that has been bothering me for a long time, but let’s start from the very beginning. The premiere of XP Deus II and Nokta Makro The Legend, a number of videos and opinions, and in addition strongly divergent. I own both devices myself, so I started testing. It’s a bad time of year. Summer. Hot and a lot of UV radiation, which, as we know, negatively affects the probes. One place and still the same effect. The work is stable for a while, and then it is difficult to master the device. It does not indicate interference, only the ID jumps, it is difficult to track the target, and the identification scale closes from start to finish. Then I put it down to UV and temperature, and in part it certainly was, but I didn’t take into account the biggest problem of SMF technology … EMI interference, and the quiet ones that you can’t see.

In a regular VLF device, one frequency is easier to manage in terms of external interference, we can see more and we have more control. In the case of a multi-frequency and, moreover, simultaneous device, no longer.

For example, to put it simply, if the device uses two frequencies and one of them is disturbed and simply does not work, we have no chance for correct identification, tracking, and signaling of the target, and the depth performance can be forgotten.

A typical example from my tests is a Minelab Equinox 800 under two parallel high-voltage lines. Quiet and stable and at the same time 5 cm shallow!

The same thing happened to me with Deus II and The Legend. Hence the opinions on the Internet that the equipment does not work and sucks. Mistake! It’s EMI interference. How can you get rid of them and what can be done to make working with the SMF detector problem-free?

We start with detuning from interference (scanning is usually automatic). It is worth carrying out this process from time to time just in case. The next step is sensitivity, we go down to the level of stable operation of the detector and lack of interference, and excitation. All freaks twisting to the max will die in this place. The target’s signal will not cut through the interference. It’s like driving a car with a high beam in the fog. Suicide. The ground calibration, was corrected and checked. You can find how to do it on my YouTube channel.

How to verify? There is a method for this, apart from effective and stable work and a handful of coins in your pocket, you can use the so-called leading signal threshold. Stable means the detector is operating smoothly and the signal is set correctly.

you don’t believe? Video below of a man running XP on Deus I alongside Deus II. After this maneuver, the last version does not signal the coin in audio. After detuning, the coin signal is back!

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Nokta Makro The Legend real SMF

The Collins Dictionary defines the word “legend” as follows: When you refer to someone as a legend, it means that they are very famous and admired by many people. That’s a definition that certainly includes the Nokta metal detector – it means both famous and universally admired.

There are multi-frequency (MF) detectors and there are simultaneous multi-frequency (SMF) detectors. Both have their followers, so which is best? It depends entirely on where you regularly look and how you look, not forgetting other aspects of fun. These will include consideration of after-sales support, accessories such as probes, warranty repairs, and even dealer reputation.

MF detectors offer operators a range of frequencies from 4kHz to 81kHz, depending on make and model. What MFs don’t do is generate multiple frequencies at once, unlike SMF. Because MFs transmit one selected frequency at a time, their electronic target analysis systems are less complex and therefore less expensive to manufacture. This is usually reflected in their much lower price. Many seasoned MF aficionados prefer to tune their detectors to the frequency that best suits the type of target they are looking for… eg gold, minted silver, copper, and even iron objects.

Nokta Legend is a real SMF that transmits 4kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, and 40kHz synchronously. Why? Straight. SMF is a catch-all system. Lower frequencies penetrate deeper into the ground/wet sand, while higher frequencies – although slightly less so – are more sensitive to small gold objects. A single MF frequency option is also available to the user.

At a price of around PLN 3,835 along with “promotional offers” that include additional probes and other accessories, it is hardly surprising that the Legend is so highly regarded. Don’t be fooled, this is a technologically advanced detector with features usually only available on the market for detectors worth over PLN 7,000. What makes it stand out is that it has an average price.

From a commercial point of view, it’s a damn strong mix. Nokta placed the Legend electronics in the same housing as the Simplex+ model. The build quality and architecture are typical of a Turkish manufacturer. The model is solid and based on the experience gained in the production of other detectors. As sailors say about yachts: “If it looks good, it will sail well.”

Where we have garbage and iron, a small probe should be used, and anyone who searches the shoreline knows what I’m talking about. Beach seekers often avoid cluttered areas like the plague. Other tough guys work in these conditions, pushing the capabilities of their devices to the limit.

Large-diameter probes are not my ideal choice in cluttered areas, due to one major disadvantage: vulnerability to “target masking”. In the case where we have two objects – one garbage and the other, e.g. a gold ring – both entering the field of work, and the garbage object is often the stronger signal of the two and “masks” gold. Some areas were not only loaded to the brim with garbage and all sorts of metal objects but also lost jewelry. Not surprisingly, these places are almost impossible to search with large-diameter probes, and I mean the 11-inch Legend probe as well. As you might expect, many Seekers steer clear of littered areas. The key to unlocking the loot is a probe with a small diameter of no more than six inches. The likelihood of two targets falling into the small diameter of a small probe is much less likely.

I hope the 6-inch NM probe (LG15) will stand out, as does the elliptical 9.5″x5″ (SP24) used in my Simplex+.

It’s obvious that electronics and water are a poor combination. So, if you’re taking your expensive metal detector anywhere near water, especially salt water, it needs to be waterproof to survive accidental submersion. The Legend is fully resistant up to three meters. For diving maniacs, you can buy headphones for diving on a cable. Same as Simplex+.

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Tracking or not Tracking?

Ground calibration is the basis for ensuring the detector’s operation in difficult conditions, it can be carried out manually or automatically. There is still Tracking, i.e. the function of continuous ground tracking.

Good on clean substrates where mineralization often changes over a short period of time. There is also a downside, false signals can be caught, and objects will need to be swept several times to generate the correct signal. Tracking can get completely lost on magnetic stones or with a lot of ceramics and iron. Large clutter also makes things difficult, it’s all a matter of work algorithms and accompanying filters. Values can be averaged and this is where false signals appear.

Manual tuning gives the greatest guarantee that the metal detector is properly calibrated to the ground. Unfortunately, there are also places where the amount of iron makes it difficult to calibrate manually and automatically, and then it is worth starting Tracking … just do it wisely.

We look at the values and if one value is scrolling all the time, just disable the ground tracking. Ready! We have the value we were looking for. The machine did it for us! It remains to check it from time to time. How? Simply pump the search coil over a clear spot, if the signal changes or you hear an excessive response from the ground, re-tune.

Good positioning is crucial for stable operation and proper signal for a given object and decent depth, and we must remember this every time.

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How foil masks signals

A great demonstration of how foil, magnetic stones can mask signals. So is iron. Comparison of XP ORX and Tarsacci MDT 8000. Enjoy watching.

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XP DEUS I and DEUS II which is better?

The flood of films about the advantage of DEUS I over DEUS II amused me a hundred times. Customers don’t know what to do… wait or buy?! In addition, there are also software updates, which cause a flood of extreme comments about the version that works and which does not. Complete confusion and chaos.

The first spline is a proven generation of metal detectors, we know all their advantages and disadvantages in everyday use. Model II is a great unknown, it would seem because multi-frequency technology is present in this model for the first time! Not completely. We have a MONO program where we can use DEUS II like its predecessor by selecting only single operating frequencies. We get two in one.

The new god of detectors works really well, and subsequent bugs are gradually corrected. This is not only the case for the French company XP, the competition is struggling with similar problems. Even domestic producers have found out that changing the software can be the key to success or total failure. The question is how much the hardware will allow us – i.e. the tripe of the detector. How good they are to meet the developer challenge.

For me, one thing is certain, DEUS I is by no means a thing of the past, but on the secondary market. The question is when XP will withdraw it from production and become an icon of sales portals like the old Whites models. We’ll see, meanwhile, it’s worth considering buying this detector, unfortunately, the price is an obstacle, over PLN 7,599 gross is an amount unavailable for many in Polish realities, even in the sphere of dreams.

So what does the new technology give and what does it change for the statistical Seeker? It’s simple, the device works more stably, is deeper, and in the case of a salty sea beach and highly mineralized clay, it allows you to reach deeper. For a lot of iron, hardware from France shines. Low and high conductors are signaled similarly confidently and unambiguously, which cannot be said about devices operating at one operating frequency. The above advantages will be useful in certain conditions and not everyone needs it, most users will be satisfied with much cheaper equipment, but there is one thing, but … Ergonomics and weight are unbeatable, the lack of cables also makes life easier, although DEUS II, like its predecessor, requires an experienced operator, or a lot of self-denial in learning the device.

If the assumptions described above are not met, it is worth getting interested in something simpler, because some functions require full understanding and, what is worse, they are permanently interconnected, which complicates the matter even more. Yes, it all takes time and patience, but it will certainly pay off in the future when others will have to give up.

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Nokta Makro The Legend vs XP DEUS II

How hard it is to compare currently produced detectors does not need to convince anyone. Price is no longer the only exponent.

The competition among manufacturers has come full circle, and the data alone will be of little use for a simple reason, which is the device software. To make matters worse, the popular software update can mess up a lot and turn an average detector into a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Unfortunately, it also works the other way around.

Nokta Makro The Legend and XP DEUS II are connected only by multi-frequency technology, all the rest is diametrically different, maybe apart from the quality of workmanship, in which the Turkish manufacturer tries to catch up with the competition and he does it really very well. The wireless Frenchman is a class by itself and no one has beaten the 960-gram weight of the device so far. In heavy terrain, such parameters speak with each subsequent swipe, and the modular design allows you to change the configuration.

There will be those who will complain that you can’t buy traditional batteries and everything has to be charged separately. This has never happened to me – a power outage. Fortunately, the multitude of modules allows you to resign from the discharged RC panel and use headphones in its place … there are some emergency options.

Let’s get down to earth. The Legend is also solidly built and won’t let you down in the field. It’s not XP’s build quality, but the price is half the God of Detectors. a lot? That’s possible. The Legend convinces with its ease of use and very strong integration with the user. After a while we understand everything, and quiet and stable work is a real pleasure. Audio, yes, audio finally exists and is doing well, especially since we can change a lot. It’s not a symphony from DEUSA II, but it’s closer than farther. The clear detector does the job as it should and that speaks to me. Symbiosis and pleasure. DEUS II is a much more difficult device or is it worse? No. It just requires much more time to master and understand the dependencies of the settings. When will it pay off? In very difficult and specific conditions such as a very large amount of iron. In such a place, XP shines and a title that was not given to it by chance. A large number of settings allow you to adjust the equipment to yourself and the environment. This is a big advantage, but also something that requires a lot of constipation and time. As you can see on social media, many have given up and are putting our Detector God up for sale.

So how to choose? Smart, and so serious? For 90% of Nokta Makro The Legend is enough and will make us really happy. On the same littered meadow, I was better with the Turk than with the French, but I know that it was a medium difficult place, and I would take XP to the rubble of the old inn. DEUS II is a great solution when someone needs lightweight equipment due to injuries or hard-to-reach terrain. It is also a tool to work in a large garbage can and in a huge amount of iron, which makes other devices simply ineffective.

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Nokta Makro The LEGEND kompletne zaskoczenie!

The Nokta Makro The LEGEND metal detector surprised me completely. I did not assume that the device is so well made and works stably and pleasantly. It’s too early to make a final judgment, but my buddies feel the same way. The device has potential.

Let’s start from the beginning. The premise of Nokta Makro was to take over a specific segment occupied by the Equinox 800 model from the Australian company Minelab … and I have a st

range feeling that it just succeeded!

In addition to the lack of defects, the quality and price known from the competition are impressive. We get real multi-frequency equipment, easy to use, waterproof, and really well made. A carbon Seatpost or really great quality wireless headphones with an additional case are really nice gestures and the fact that someone up there is listening to us. There are also disadvantages, such as sloppy glued shipping film, or keys without backlighting or coloring of function icon

s for better visibility. I’m probably picky, but I like complete solutions.

Weight and ergonomics are known from the cheap SIMPLEX+ model and this cannot be questioned, but let’s not forget. This is definitely a high-end detector! Why? The technology allows better signaling of low and high conductors, similar to fine gold jewelry. We will skip less. Work in salt water and highly mineralized soil? No problem. It’s a bit of a Swiss Army Knife, and it’s really refined. Of course, it’s not XP DEUS II, but I think that Minelab will start counting losses at this price quite soon.

The menu is simple and clear, but the settings are really amazing! Do you want to change the volume of signaling for a given ID, its tone, or range? No problem. Do you want to connect BlueTooth wireless headphones and not necessarily factory ones? No problem.

Okay, we already know that. The competition is similar. That’s a fact, but not at this price!

The Ferro Check function is nothing more than a bar showing to what extent the object under the probe is moving towards iron or color. It really makes work easier (caps and other junk), and if we add to it new polyphonic audio, a kind of multitone to choose from, we know much more. Purists can work in two or more tones, freely adjusting them. In the end, we save the ready settings after the pain. The lead signal doesn’t suit us? That’s not a problem either.

Flashlight, the vibration we know it. free update? Great nice too. Watch? Time is important, if the wife is waiting at home, it’s ok. Hour meter? Revelation. Now we know how much our detector really worked.

We have 4 programs such as PARK, POLE, BEACH, and GOLD FIELD. We have a depth indicator, we set the speed of separation of objects, the so-called recovery speed which also affects the depth. We automatically detune interference or select single operating frequencies: 4, 10, 15, 20, and 40 kHz.

I am very pleased with the choice of the MULTI work variant. The PARK and POLE programs, it is M1 and M2. M1 is a multi-frequency range sensitive to high conductors like silver, and M2 to low conductors like gold. This is a great move on the part of the manufacturer, allowing for precise adjustment to the prevailing conditions. The BEACH program has variants Mw and Md, where W (wet) means a wet beach and D (dry) a dry one.

The tests are ongoing. I hope you will share your opinion under this post, more information can be found in the video below:



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The GENERAL program is the basic solution for the XP DEUS II detector. A starting point from which to start, but also a good base for learning and later modifications for your needs.

There are no universal solutions and if someone believes something like that, they are simply naive. Just like ready-made programs for anything and everything. We always start by choosing a program tailored to the subject of the search. For the multi-frequency version, we are looking at the frequency range. Their range will tell us whether the object of our interest will like them. Low conductors like gold love high frequencies, and silver the opposite. This is our primary indicator. Very difficult conditions and tons of iron, maybe it’s worth trying on a single frequency with the DEUS MONO program?

We return to the basic program. We start with setting the REACTIVITY, the most important parameter that affects the performance of the device, such as depth and separation of objects placed next to each other. A higher value and the detector becomes shallower, but it separates objects better, lower and we have a greater depth, but we have to sweep slower and we may not hear a coin placed next to iron, e.g. a nail. So how to choose the settings? We check what is happening under the probe and make a decision. We can experiment with different settings and see how it affects signaling and ranges.

The next step is the GB tab and selecting the GROUND STABILIZER function, a type of filter that affects the response of the substrate. The default value is 2, which is a medium mute level. At level 1, you can walk with some experience. The detector becomes less stable, but a little more can be heard. The end of the scale is a value of 3, the perfect compromise for soils that have a lot to say and make our lives miserable in the form of disturbances. We return to the filter called SILENCER, another compromise between performance and comfort of work, allowing us to eliminate crackling caused by iron elements in the substrate. A high value causes less interference, a lower value ensures that we can hear more again.

We are left with the choice of the type of audio. PWM or SQUARE is a personal preference. We have to answer the question of how much of an orthodox Deusiarz (PWM) or Minelab lover (SQUARE) we have in us. Sensitivity settings or calibration to the soil in a given place probably do not need to be explained, we still have audio and the choice of the number of tones. It depends on the place and personal preferences – your hearing.

The rest is hard training and a lot of work is put into settings and understanding. Without it, there is no chance of results. If you have any questions, comment directly under the video.