Comparatively recently, during the international metal detector fans’ meeting Detectival 2018 that took place in Great Britain, the Turkish manufacturer of metal detectors made an announcement that the two brands, Nokta and Makro, will be merged. The new brand, Nokta-Makro, has already presented a new line of tools: Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi, Anfibio 14, and Anfibio 19. The main difference between the models of the new series is search frequencies available. To find out the benefits of the main model, check out our Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi review. This Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi review will discuss the new features, pros and cons, and the general quality of the Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi metal detector.
This technology allows the detectorist to scan the location using several frequencies simultaneously. Such scanning literally means combing through the location, checking it for all potential targets that react to available frequencies. Multi Frequency also saves lots of time for the detectorist.
3 single frequencies, but in combination with other features, this number is enough for fast tuning and productive hunt.
The best shape of a search coil for underwater search, showing high resistance to mineralized and salty waters, and providing decent sensitivity to various targets.
The more search modes the better. Such range of modes makes tuning the metal detector easy and quick.
Allows efficient and productive search due to increased depth of reach, by tracking the level of mineralization and adjusting to it.
Enables the user to interpret the signals more accurately by giving variable sound signals depending on the target type.
Enhances interpretation of signals in environments with loud sounds, like waves and wind on the beach; can also cut down noise made by the metal detector.
Up to 16 feet is a higher than average metal detector waterproof status that allows some deeper diving.
EUD means Extreme Underground Depth. This function allows to spot valuable targets that are usually masked by trash, high mineralization, hot rocks, and other similar phenomena. Discrimination does not work here, and all targets have the same tone, to simply signal that there is something there.
Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi is a metal detector that provides the user with three search frequencies – 5, 14, and 20 khz. This set of frequencies turns it into a universal detector for treasure hunting, coins shooting, and also for beach metal detecting in wet sand and water. What should be taken into consideration about this tool is that it is not multifrequency, meaning that each frequency in it works separately. Despite that fact, more than one available frequency makes this model from the series the most expensive one.
The Nokta Makro Anfibio is provided with all the benefits and innovations the manufacturer managed to apply to all the previous models of its products. It has enhanced balance for improved ergonomics, operation panel, stationary battery, which makes it yet the best tool among all series of both brands that were previously separate. The shaft is lighter than before, and the elbow board position can be regulated simply by pressing on a big red button, and after that moving the elbow board along the shaft. No other metal detector offers such convenience.
The new model also offers a new coil – the coil is the round 11 DD one. This round coil adds a few inches to the depth of search, which can be decisive for some finds.
One of the first features that you can notice is the fact that the coil cable is not inside the shaft, but is placed around the shaft. This is done because the metal detector can work with either its own coil or with the Makro Kruzer coil, so logically the length of the wire should be the same.
The metal detector can also boast a new and more convenient handle. The operation panel has tap lights for buttons, which is a new thing making search in twilight or darkness more comfortable.
The elbow board has already been discussed, but honestly, our team has never met such a solution for setting the elbow board in an easy way. Here, you can regulate the position and make long search less physically exhausting for yourself.
The main benefit of the Multi model, except its three frequencies, is that it offers nine search modes. Here are those modes:
There is no differentiation for the different metals, but in this mode the tool shows higher sensitivity to the hot stones. On the other hand, it allows to find all metal objects in soil, so you can find literally everything that is located around.
You can regulate the tones, and this mode is good for usual treasure hunting. You can also use it for new places, as the mode checks the soil with a decent depth..
Creates a whole bunch of signals, but is extremely useful when the user needs to identify the type of metal and make a decision whether the object is worth digging or not.
This is a quiet mode with a high level of discrimination. It is generally good for any wet soils anywhere.
The tool can work underwater and endure 5 metres of depth, the only issue is that you will have to make really slow movements to allow the tool to find anything.
It reacts to both smaller and bigger objects, but if you lift the coil a bit above the ground, you will be able to check only big objects.
Here are all the features you can enjoy when using this metal detector:
The Nokta Makro Anfibio shaft is worth discussing it separately a bit. In this model, it is strong enough and at the same time lightweight and well-balanced. Due to that, you can search with comfort for a long periods of time.
The weight of the shaft is 1,81 lbs (821 g), which is a positive characteristic, however, the balance is the most important advantage. Not each manufacturer is able to provide such a well-balanced tool. For example, the well-known XP Deus fails to offer strong and balanced shaft, and this is especially noticeable during the underwater search.
The Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi kit includes the following items:
This metal detector is considered to be the most ideal for search from the whole series. Yet, we believe it should have been priced a bit lower. The reason why this one-frequency model is considered to be universal for treasure hunting is because the 14 khz frequency is the most efficient for finding treasures. According to the industry statistics, more than 50% of the metal detectors in the world use 14 khz, or have this frequency among the available options.
This version of the metal detector is considered the most optimal for finding gold, compared to other models in the series. The point is, 19 khz frequency is the best for finding gold, small coins, and jewelry. The tool has limited number of search programs, but this is reasonable since its frequency suggests a limited number of target types.
After all the testing this metal detector has underwent, it is totally possible to conclude that this is a well-designed and useful tool, without flaws and bugs. It demonstrates a high quality performance both in usual search and also for completing separate search tasks. We can suggest this is a good competitor for the Minelab Equinix 800, Equinox 600 and XP Deus expected in 2019.
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