Nokta Makro Kruzer, Multi Kruzer and Gold Kruzer Review

  • Country TU
  • Released 2017
  • Warranty 2 years
  • Additional coils Yes
  • Headphones No

Best for

  • Coins
  • Relics
  • Beach
  • Underwater
Specs
  • Technology: VLF Single Frequency
  • Frequencies: 1
  • Search Coil: 11" x 7"
  • Waterproof: Up to 10 feet (IP68)
  • Updatable Software: Yes
  • VDI (Target ID): Yes
  • Search Modes: 7
  • Ground Balance: Automatic / Manual / Tracking
  • Pinpoint Mode: Yes
  • Audio Tones: 3
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required
  • Weight:3 lb
  • Warranty: 2 years
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Yes, it has finally happened! The Nokta Makro Metal Detectors announced three new metal detectors release: Kruzer, Multi Kruzer, and Gold Kruzer. These machines are actually different: Multi Kruzer is multi-frequency, Kruzer has only one frequency, and the Gold Kruzer model has a frequency of 61 kHz which means it is designed for prospecting gold nuggets.

To find out all the details about each model, check out this Nokta Makro Multi Kruzer, Kruzer, and Gold Kruzer review all in one post!

Pros
  • Descrimination speed;
  • Powerful battery;
  • IP68 Waterproof Rank;
Cons
  • Hard to use for beginners;
Rating
All Purpose
8
Key Features
9
Easy to Use
9
Durability
9
Price
9
8.8/10

Nokta Makro Kruzer Key Features

3 Operating Frequencies

Pretty decent for all standard locations and target types.

DD Coil

The most universal coil shape, showing seamless operation regardless of the location, ground mineralization, and level of trash..

Manual & Tracking Ground Balance

Automatic mode is easy to use, manual allows to adjust to unique location, while tracking makes the machine adjust to changing mineralization.

Waterproof

Up to 16 feet means somewhat deeper diving near the banks and therefore more finds.

Wireless Headphones

Irreplaceable for comfortable and problem-free operation on various locations.

Kruzer & Kruzer Multi Overview

Kruzer and Kruzer Multi are kinda alike, so for convenience let’s overview them together. Both detectors are waterproof, Multi Kruzer is submersible up to 5 meters / 16.4 ft. Both are good for coins, relics, bigger targets of course.

Kruzer features operating frequency of 14 kHz, plus frequency shifts. Kruzer Multi features three operating frequencies of 5kHz/14kHz/19kHz, plus frequency shifts.

The coils and the search modes are identical.

Coils

Both Kruzer and Multi Kruzer have a waterproof 28×18 cm DD type of coil in the kit. There are also 9 additional compatible coils that work with both machines, including bigger and smaller DD coils, and concentric coils, all of the options are waterproof.

Search Modes

Kruzer and Kruzer Multi offer 6 Search modes that are suitable for different types of metal detecting. The titles of the modes are not that descriptive than other brands make them, so you have to understand what every mode is about, and where it is suitable to use.

Gen

GEN mode is like “All Metals” mode, but with one difference: you can adjust the threshold tone level (THREAD), which is crucial for searching small coins and relics. Recommended to use for digging those “old places” where you have already been earlier. It’s the second deepest search mode among all, after the special DEEP mode.

2 Tone

Two-tone discrimination mode. Iron will give a lower tone, and everything else — a higher tone. In this segment, iron targets are on the scale to the value of 15, from 15 to 99 — targets of non-ferrous metals. You can change the key transition to your preference by using Tone Break.

3 Tone

Iron gives low tone, and the non-ferrous metals are divided into two — medium and high. Low tone is for targets from 0 to 15, medium tone is for targets from 16 to 66, and high tone for targets from 67 to 99. If the sensitivity is up to 90, this mode is the fastest in response speed, perfect on the trash.

4 Tone

Four-tone discrimination mode. In this mode, iron gives low tone, and non-ferrous metals are divided according to 3 different tones, depending on their conductivity. Low tone from 0 to 15, low to medium tone from 16 to 30, high to medium tone from 31 to 66 and high tone from 67 to 99.

Beach

Designed for beach search in the tide zone and on wet sand, as well as in water! In this mode, the ground balance level is open to 0-99, which makes this setting much better. Also, the level of discrimination is set at 15 to discriminate and cut off the response from soil and ferrous metals.

Deep

Created for searching on small areas, requires a slow wiring coil. The deepest mode of all presented in this series of metal detectors. In this mode, metal detector is noisier, but the noise is louder when the coil is in the air, not above the ground. To make this mode effective, you have to move the coil in a really stable manner.

All Features

In general, the metal detector has many new features and advantages, including:

Gold Kruzer Overview

This lightweight and efficient machine was created specifically to dig gold nuggets and gold dust. So, it really differs from the other two Kruzers. The operating frequency featured is 61 kHz, suitable for gold, plus frequency shifts which decrease the chatter and improve the clarity of signal. There are only four search modes, and the number of compatible coils is smaller.

Coils

Two coils that come in the kit are Concentric Search Coil 26×14 cm, and DD Search Coil 19×10 cm. Both are waterproof, and both are equipped with covers. Other compatible coils are waterproof DD 7.5″ x 4″, DD 9.5″ x 5″, DD 15.5″ x 13″, and concentric 10″ x 5.5″.

Nokta Makro Gold Kruzer Search Modes

Metal detectors created for gold prospecting are tough and effective on complicated, highly mineralized locations. While this type of detecting requires some unique features, and outstanding quality, there is not much variety in search modes.

Gen

This is an All Metal mode, tracking all potential objects that react to the search coil’s electromagnetic field within the operating frequency. The drawback is, of course, reaction to mineralization and hot rocks, so accurate groud balance is really important.

Fast

This mode is suitable for quick movement of the coil, or when the potential targets can also be in movement. Fast mode will be helpful in rivers and streams to track gold dust and small nuggets, but the reach is not very deep.

Boost

This mode makes audio signals from small or deep targets clear, clean, and more comprehensive. It is valuable to assess whether an unclear target can be worthy, because digging out worthless items on gold fields is a waste of time and effort.

Micro

Created specifically to hunt down tiny gold nuggets, flakes, and dust, this mode is extremely handy in many locations. It will bring you finds even on locations that have already been scanned and seem empty.

Conclusion

The Kruzer series by Nokta Makro is a decent contribution into gold and underwater metal detecting niche. Any of these Kruzer machines is likely to be handy and effective in relevant locations. We can also expect software upgrades by the manufacturer now and then, which means the Kruzer series is likely to serve you for years.

8.8/10
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