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Offline RangerBob

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First look at the Gold Racer
« on: September 21, 2016, 21:10 »
Recently purchased a Gold Racer from Nenad at Phase Technical - http://phasetechnical.com.au/product/makro-gold-racer-56khz-gold-detector/
Great deal and very helpful with info & videos on his site
Mine was the standard package with 10"x5.5" coil & I added a control box cover - coil cover is supplied
The detector comes nicely packaged in an attractive box, it looks well made & thought out - I especially like the
'stiff" volume control (so it doesn't get bumped) & the headphone jack location.
Headphones & Batteries are supplied as well as a nicely PRINTED user manual (hooray)
Also supplied are spare Nut & Bolt for the coil
It has a light for night use - haven't tried that yet - night time's drinkin' time
All the controls & buttons are nice & tactile while the Menus are pretty straight forward - more complex than a GoldBug Pro but simpler than a Etrac.
Ground Balance is easy to perform via the switch at the bottom of the control box & balances quickly even in high mineralised areas
Have only had it out for a quick swing once so not much to report on use yet, but its easy to swing & the arm band is comfy
Things I don't like: The headphone cable is WAY too long - but I prefer my Grey Ghost 'phones anyway - nothing else so far
More to come once I go out and use it


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Re: First look at the Gold Racer
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 06:37 »
Next year Bpc will be back to Percydale. A good place for something with discrimination. Might see you there.
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Re: First look at the Gold Racer
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 07:23 »
Yep quite happy with mine too although no gold yet it's surprisingly handy on relics and coins . Downsides for me are only minor , the headphone cord as you mentioned and the almost useless rubber headphone jack cover , While it looks the goods mine comes off every few minutes if not using headphones . A light easy swinging machine , hope you can strike some yellow with it .
  • Detector(s) owned/used: ebay cheapo , Coinmaster , White's mxt pro ,Minelab 2100 , Minelab Equinox 800 , White's Surf P I . Makro Gold Racer , Nokta fors Relic , Whites MX 5
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