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Offline Lindt

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3500 or 4000?
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:51 »
I've been looking at a PI detector to add to the X-terra 305. I've used a borrowed 5000 and found small nuggets each time but a 4500 or 5000 is much more than I want to spend. There have been a few 4000s with a single coil going for about the same as 3500s with a couple of coils. Use would mainly be in the Victorian goldfields. Is the 4000 unloved because it wasn't a great performer or not worth the upgrade from a 3500 or overtaken by the 4500 or something else?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: 3500 or 4000?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 11:22 »
The 4 is a good machine and runs a lot less noisy than the 3500. All will find big targets but the 4 battery is a lot lighter than the old lead acid 6v. Try and get a 4500 battery as they have an amp built in. You will see headphones and a speaker sign near the headphone jack on a 45 and headphones only on the 4000.
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Re: 3500 or 4000?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 13:31 »
If it were me.. I'd go with the 4k..

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Re: 3500 or 4000?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 19:03 »
As a fairly seasoned operator I would be all over the 4000 at a minimum.
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