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Post  Dingo on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:21 pm

Find the tiniest nuggets, micro jewelry and even coins with the most sensitive and versatile gold detector ever made!

http://www.makrodetector.com/

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Post  gold bug sniper on Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:57 am

This detector could be a good replacement for the dated Gold Bug 2 if it pans out well. Will be watching the reviews as they are used.
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Post  gold bug sniper on Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:18 am

Here is the first reviews from the Makro Gold Racer prototype machines. Main review is by Steve and there is a secondary link to Ray's review in their also.

Its sounding pretty darn good for the nugget hunting VLF world, I like using them for finding leftovers from the minelab users hunting areas. Several nice coils available for the racer gold even a concentric!!

This is looking better and better.

http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/1387-detailed-review-of-makro-gold-racer-by-steve-herschbach/
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Post  Steve Herschbach on Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:39 am

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Post  adrian ss on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:24 pm

Sounds a lot like an AT Gold with the TID features of an AT Pro ??
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Post  Narrawa on Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:07 pm

Took delivery of my production model today...cant wait to hit the paddocks with it to test some of the features not on any of the prototypes when testing.





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Post  adrian ss on Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:32 pm

Be interesting to know how well the Makro GR handles the wet sand beaches in All Metal mode?
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Post  Narrawa on Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:53 pm

Given its 56khz, it would be interesting.....however AM would not be my choice for wet beach sand.....not when its got two other Disc programs.

This model has very good balance given the use of the 10x5"coils at its ready...very lightweight indeed.
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Post  adrian ss on Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:43 am

Forgot about the 56 khz. Embarassed
So yeah maybe not a good choice for the beach. Smile
Still have not found a replacement for my stolen Gold bug. I did try an X-Terra 705 but it was not up to the task...Nice metal detector but did not suit my needs.
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Post  Narrawa on Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:21 pm

Between the production model and the prototypes...there has been more refinements....i say its not the best choice for beach work given the amount of other makes and models out there. However im pretty sure given the control you have over it, it would probably do ok...especially with the big 15x13"DD coil. ??
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:44 pm

Hi guys, so does anyone know how much they are?

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Post  ivanll on Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:50 am

Less than a grand on eBay. Exclamation Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:03 pm

ivanll wrote:Less than a grand on eBay. Exclamation Very Happy


That's the older model, the Macro Racer. T10

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Post  ivanll on Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:53 pm

New listing of 10 this week, last week there was 3 of which one got sold and collected by DHL. Exclamation

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Makro-Racer-GOLD-Standart-Package-Metaldetector-PRE-ORDER-/191761701359?hash=item2ca5e359ef:g:Zr4AAOSwAKxWacas

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Post  Dingo on Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:34 pm

ivanll wrote:New listing of 10 this week, last week there was 3 of which one got sold and collected by DHL. Exclamation

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Makro-Racer-GOLD-Standart-Package-Metaldetector-PRE-ORDER-/191761701359?hash=item2ca5e359ef:g:Zr4AAOSwAKxWacas

I don't think it would be wise to buy from there as too many people don't get what they are hoping to buy at a cheap price and only get disappointed when they are even lucky enough to even receive it at all.
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Post  ivanll on Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:09 am

Some Nokta/Makro dealers have excellent/outstanding customer service.
A Makro Gold Racer purchase and collected by DHL from above eBay dealer in Istanbul last Wednesday arvo, arrived in Brisbane this Saturday morning 0630. Very Happy

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Post  Narrawa on Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:10 am

Some Nokta/Makro dealers have excellent/outstanding customer service.
They sure do...the Australian distributor, is also the Australian service center where all warranty and repair issues are taken care of in shop. Very Happy Some repairs being done while the customer waits. T06

A Makro Gold Racer purchase and collected by DHL from above eBay dealer in Istanbul last Wednesday arvo, arrived in Brisbane this Saturday morning 0630.  Very Happy

I wounder if the person who purchased it, knows that the warranty also lays with the ebay seller.....in Istanbul?.  scratch
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Post  ivanll on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:06 am

Narrawa wrote:
Some Nokta/Makro dealers have excellent/outstanding customer service.
They sure do...the Australian distributor, is also the Australian service center where all warranty and repair issues are taken care of in shop. Very Happy Some repairs being done while the customer waits. T06

A Makro Gold Racer purchase and collected by DHL from above eBay dealer in Istanbul last Wednesday arvo, arrived in Brisbane this Saturday morning 0630.  Very Happy

I wounder if the person who purchased it, knows that the warranty also lays with the ebay seller.....in Istanbul?.  scratch




I was wondering about the this mentioning warranty/repair taking place in Australia a while back.
Sent a couple of emails to the distributer for advise with regards to a troublesome Racer coil purchased right here in Australia.
Reply was: "Both emails have been forwarded to appropriate persons and you should hear from them soon."
Did get a an email from Nokta in Turkey with some questions regarding to the outcome and more ......... copies to all involved.
Perhaps I should answer these questions in full this time and return them.

On the other hand I'm no longer wondering........ went on eBay and purchased a new Makro Racer coil. Exclamation

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Post  adrian ss on Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:55 pm

So which of the Nokta range performs very well over wet salt beach sand and into the water?
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Post  Narrawa on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:27 pm

On the other hand I'm no longer wondering........ went on eBay and purchased a new Makro Racer coil. Exclamation
Yes i got the emails Ivan, but the coil was not sold in that condition, so find it hard to warrant a coil thats got no skid plate and is well used.? Its in the hands of Nokta themselves.

May i suggest you put a skid plate on the next coil.

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So which of the Nokta range performs very well over wet salt beach sand and into the water?
The RACER would be my first choice for what it is you mentioned...youtube will give you an idea just how well it works in the shallow beach water.
Given it has a dedicated beach mode, id also go as far as saying work the other controls for a more savvy outcome when your on the wet sand.
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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:30 am

adrian ss wrote:So which of the Nokta range performs very well over wet salt beach sand and into the water?


Of the later Noktas the FORS CoRe can be used on a salt water beaches it has a Conductive Ground Mode "COG" for those that can't manage manual ground balance.
If a user have no trouble with manual GB then the FORS Gold work just as well on the beach.
Both models are somewhat cumbersome to use since the screen with setup info is on the side of the housing and the top line info cannot be seen when the coil is normal use near the ground.

Adrian,
My choice for beach work between Nokta and Makro is the Racer with the screen facing the user and easy to see in normal operation.
However something to be aware of.
A number of the earlier coils like RC29 and RC26 were made of brittle plastic prone to breaking the coil mounting lugs/ears on both coils.
There have been many reports on various forums of this happening, Nokta have since changed to an improved plastic compound.

My RC26 mentioned above was an early type, where the plastic just bubbles up like a blister and split open, having a coil cover on the coil would not have improve the brittleness and breaking, just 8 month old used only occasionally and mainly in grassy parks and dry beach sand.

Some of the RC29 coils was also prone to a saturation/overload warning sound even with the coil held a meter of the ground away from any conductive material, which make this coil unreliable and next to useless, this have also been reported openly on different forums.

Made a few videos of this RC29 coil anomaly and sent them to Nokta Turkey on their request, a return email confirmed it was an early type coil and a new improved one would be sent.

There are pictures of both early and new improved Racer coils on the net.

And Yes the RED Racer run very smooth and deeper in all metal on the beach...... and it retains the ID numbers in AM mode.

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:33 am

Thanks for that great info Narrawa & Ivanll.......Red racer may be all that I require although up till you mentioned it i had not heard of a Red Racer, but then again I do not follow Noktas tectors. Might be time to take a closer look see.
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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:49 am

The differences between Makro (Red) Racer and Makro Gold Racer (Black) can easily be seen on eBay.

Just watch out for the headings they can be confuseing/misleading to those of us that do not know the differences.


http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=makro+gold+racer++%22metal+detector%22&_fln=1&_catref=1&_osacat=293&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmakro+gold+racer++metal+detector.TRS0&_nkw=makro+gold+racer++metal+detector&_sacat=293

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:11 pm

Yes I see the similarity in the Listing headings which could be a trap for the unwary.
The red seems similar to my gold bug (stolen) with the good over wet beach sand All met mode and not so good Disc mode.
     I was quite impressed with the Bugs All Met performance all the way to the water line and so long as I kept the coil below splashing wavelets the detector did not produce significant false sigs. The Ground bal was maxed out over wet sand but I was still able to use very near max sensitivity. I was not able to test it over black sand but I feel it would have struggled......I am giving the Red a good hard look at.

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Post  Narrawa on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:36 pm

My RC26 mentioned above was an early type, where the plastic just bubbles up like a blister and split open, having a coil cover on the coil would not have improve the brittleness and breaking, just 8 month old used only occasionally and mainly in grassy parks and dry beach sand.
Can you show us links to where this problem has occurred before....yours was the only one i was made aware of, and for the plastic to peal like yours in the photos you sent....there would have had to of been some trauma.? And a skid plate would have certainly stopped this from happening. Out of all the units and option coils sent out by the dealer here is oz....only two have ever came back!! Yours was not one of them.

All units sold as a package, be they std or Pro packs....have skid plates attached to their coils....always have.
The new model detectors sporting the 10x5"coils all now have skid plates as std.

In testing without skid plates on the early Makro RACER....my coil in which i have no skid plate, has not "bubbled"...and the ears have never broken. Im certainly not gentle with my detectors due to the fact that im there to test not only performance...but durability. Its nothing to me nor Nokta/Makro to have the unit replaced or part sent out if i do destroy one......however thats never been the case thus far.

Both models are somewhat cumbersome to use since the screen with setup info is on the side of the housing and the top line info cannot be seen when the coil is normal use near the ground.
Both models sell better than the RACER due to the fact they are far more ergonomically built. The RACER does have the main screen facing the operator, but its a little coil heavy due to the coil being resin filled for buoyancy reasons.
The Fors models are built with this in mind...set and forget. Hence the target ID screen placed on the handle for your convenience, where as you dont have to keep looking at the main screen.

And Yes the RED Racer run very smooth and deeper in all metal on the beach...... and it retains the ID numbers in AM mode.
Both Fors models will do the same since the difference in frequency is Fors models 15khz and RACER on 14khz.
RACER can be programmed for cm or inch depth reading...Fors models cm only. Fors models have a memory if initiated...red RACER does not.
Fors models have different blocks for gain settings compared to RACER...RACER has more segments compared to Fors models.

Fors gold comes with free pin-pointer ATM...be it std or Pro package.Late edit...this deal has now expired.
RACER also comes with free pin-pointer ATM...be it std or Pro package.....this deal is on going.


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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:38 pm

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On the other hand I'm no longer wondering........ went on eBay and purchased a new Makro Racer coil. Exclamation
Yes i got the emails Ivan, but the coil was not sold in that condition, so find it hard to warrant a coil thats got no skid plate and is well used.? Its in the hands of Nokta themselves.

May i suggest you put a skid plate on the next coil.

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Since the coil problem is in the hands of Nokta themselves, lets leave it there I shall contact them later myself.

My new coil just received have a coil cover on from the maker, the troublesome one purchased in Australia did NOT come with one.

I was seeking advise on a coil fix......... I have found it.

That's it from me on above matter!

Marry Christmas.

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:48 pm

I am leaning a bit towards the red Racer but it may mean I would have to sell my Sov & Infinium and that is not likely to happen for a while.
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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:00 pm

Adrian,

As said before, should you venture up this way you can have a lend of mine.
Gold Racer came in this morning so you have a choice Red Racer or Gold Racer or both.
My spare Red Racer have been out on loan the last couple of weeks.

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Post  Narrawa on Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:46 pm

My new coil just received have a coil cover on from the maker, the troublesome one purchased in Australia did NOT come with one.
Thats right, it didnt back then...yet there was nothing stopping you from buying a skid plate. ? I had to do this on more than one occasion when purchasing other well known brand VLFs from ozy dealers to.  V19

the troublesome one purchased in Australia did NOT come with one.
It took 8 months to find out it was troublesome.??...fair go mate.?? Iv replaced two coils in near on 12 months ...not bad considering the amount sold.

Looking forward to reading your reports on the Gold RACER and how it handles the beach.
Marry xmas to you and your family.
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Post  adrian ss on Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:43 pm

I see where a near new Red Racer inc wireless HPs went for 660 AUD on American Ebay this morning.
I think they are normally around the 650 USD mark for the detector and one coil and the Pro pac is around 850 USD.
So 660 AUD is not a bad price.
I have been reading quite a few reviews about the Red racer and have yet to read a bad one, so it would appear that this tecta has been well received.
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