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Minelab Vanquish
« on: September 06, 2020, 05:23 pm »
Is anyone using a Vanquish ? After the usual Minelab build up and hype, not seen many reports but plenty on the 2nd hand markets.

Thinking of a back up beach machine, or would I be better with a Nox
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 11:07 pm »
I bought a Vanquish.   Didn't last long!! I wouldn't bother if I was you.
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 08:38 pm »
I bought a Vanquish.   Didn't last long!! I wouldn't bother if I was you.

Thanks for the reply
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 12:30 pm »
I bought a Vanquish.   Didn't last long!! I wouldn't bother if I was you.

Not that I was planning to buy one anyway, but what didn't you like about it?

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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 12:54 pm »
One way signals over great targets,  also bad signals over good targets.  Good signals for bit of iron.  Not the usual stuff that confuses detectors.  It was endless
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 02:45 pm »
I have a friend that lives on the coast she used to use a hip mounted  Sovereign  but bought a Nox and now prefers it that I found very surprising
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 02:49 pm »
One way signals over great targets,  also bad signals over good targets.  Good signals for bit of iron.  Not the usual stuff that confuses detectors.  It was endless

Blimey, that's not good! :o

I suppose they have to be a bit careful, in wanting a slice of the pie in every price range, that they don't make the cheaper machines so good that they impact upon the sales of the more expensive ones. I'd be amazed if they didn't see a sharp downturn in CTX sales with the release of the Equinox, and they must have been a little concerned that the Vanquish range could hurt Equinox sales figures.

One thing's for sure, when they release the CTX's successor, it's going to have to be phenomenally good if it's going to bear the same price tag as the CTX (or higher!).

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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 08:12 pm »
One way signals over great targets,  also bad signals over good targets.  Good signals for bit of iron.  Not the usual stuff that confuses detectors.  It was endless

Blimey, that's not good! :o

I suppose they have to be a bit careful, in wanting a slice of the pie in every price range, that they don't make the cheaper machines so good that they impact upon the sales of the more expensive ones. I'd be amazed if they didn't see a sharp downturn in CTX sales with the release of the Equinox, and they must have been a little concerned that the Vanquish range could hurt Equinox sales figures.

One thing's for sure, when they release the CTX's successor, it's going to have to be phenomenally good if it's going to bear the same price tag as the CTX (or higher!).

And hopefully lite weight
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 10:27 pm »
These mid/budget priced detectors are being massively hyped.  I have a mate whose been detecting 25 years and used umpteen machines and he's just put his Simplex on Gumtree, said it was pants.  I saw a video of the Vanquish where Gordon Heritage called it an Equinox with simpler controls....I doubt that ! 
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 10:40 pm »
Spot on Keith.  But as I have had them both, the Simplex was much better than the Vanquish
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 07:15 am »
I think the Vanquish needs to be used in the all metal mode.
As soon as you use the discrimination mode it's pretty flat.

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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 06:28 pm »
I think I’ll wait to see how the Apex preforms on the beach, I love my Deus but we have a static caravan so want a beach / back up machine
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Re: Minelab Vanquish
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2020, 12:28 am »
I think I’ll wait to see how the Apex preforms on the beach, I love my Deus but we have a static caravan so want a beach / back up machine

Early feedback looks promising. Some good videos of the Apex on the beach on You Tube from "South Coast Detecting"
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