Nox 900 or nokta legend?

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Howdy folks.... I'm looking to purchase either the legend or nox 900. I'm looking for options from owners of the machines not talking specs. From my research both seem to be great machines. I am an experienced deterorist.... use to own an etrac.... but been many years since I've done any dirt fishing
 
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Don't know the 900 but both have great features. I have a Legend and it's a metal magnet. Super configurable and easy out of the box. Tons of videos to help you learn the ropes. And about the price, Nokta has priced their products where it's almost too good to be true. LOVE the Legend.

Mark in Michigan
 
Thanks mark, I have had a few machines , but right now Is the AT Pro, with wireless phones.
and Everything is rechargeable And I bet it is a good. price ?
 
Yep Mike, no batteries. I started 14 months ago with the AT Pro and that thing is a battery hog. Wired headphones. I liked it but am finding way more targets with the Legend. Just seems to fit for me. Price is right and to follow the old saying..."whatever floats your boat"

Mark in Michigan
 
Howdy folks.... I'm looking to purchase either the legend or nox 900. I'm looking for options from owners of the machines not talking specs. From my research both seem to be great machines. I am an experienced deterorist.... use to own an etrac.... but been many years since I've done any dirt fishing
Buy them both and see which works for you. They are both great machines. BTW, I can count on one hand how many nails I've dug with the Legend, such great iron discrimination.

Mark in Michigan
 
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Hi Dj,

I only know of one member that has legitimate experience with both those detectors. I haven't used a 900, but I've been using a Legend exclusively since it was released.

Both those detectors have similar features, but the Legend does have a real time ferrous / nonferrous ratio meter (Ferrocheck). The 900 does not have anything like that. IMO, Ferrocheck is an invaluable feature when hunting in iron. Now that I've learned how to use such a feature, I would not want to use a detector that didn't have that feature, when hunting in my iron infested sites.

The raw performance of each will be similar, but the Legend is also much more affordable, and the coils are lower cost as well. The only negative aspect I've heard about the 900, is its erratic TID.

There is a very knowledgeable and objective member on this forum named jmaclen. I respect his opinion a great deal. He has owned both, and still uses a Legend among other detectors. He sold his 900. I don't want to speak for him, but I know he wasn't very happy with his 900. Hopefully he'll see your post and chime in with some elaboartion.

@jmaclen
 
I have the 900. I like it a lot. I mainly use it in fields and woods. Some existing homes. It does great work in the nails. I hear other complaining that the 900 falses on iron. I run mine what I call hot so it does false, because I don’t want to miss anything. For the kind of hunting I do this machine works very well. From what I know about this machine an I read about the Legend you can’t go wrong either way. 👍
 
Howdy folks.... I'm looking to purchase either the legend or nox 900. I'm looking for options from owners of the machines not talking specs. From my research both seem to be great machines. I am an experienced deterorist.... use to own an etrac.... but been many years since I've done any dirt fishing
Lets forget price for a moment. When the Legend was announced it had my interest. I had hope it would iron out a few quirks the 800 had. After a shaky rollout and not alot of stellar reviews my interest waned. It no doubt has had its growing pains but to date I believe it has outgrown those pains and is in the top 3 SMF detectors available here in the states. I would be willing to bet if not already, within a year it will be outselling Minelab 900s and Manticores. And not just due to price, its a first rate detector with the reviews to prove it.
That said I bought a 900 right after they were announced a year ago. After almost 5 years with the 800 I couldn't imagine anything less than magic. Well, not so much. I bought a Legend end of Sept. and without going into detail will say I find myself using the Legend more and more. Whats the saying ( your mileage may vary ) ha ha. Good luck. Mark
 
Dj,

There's something else you might want to consider:

The following was plucked from a member on another forum I belong to:

Minelab has locked down the BT LE on Xterra Pro, Nox 700/900, and Manticore BT LE such that you can only use the ML branded headphones that are specifically designated as accessories compatible with these detectors. ML appears to be coming out with a compatible wireless receiver called a WM-09 into which you can plug any wired phones or earbuds but it is not released yet nor do we know the cost. Otherwise, your only option is using a BT APTX-LL transmitter plugged into the Xterra/Nox/Manticore headphone jack as Mark pointed out above and compatible BT APTX-LL receiving devices/phones/earbuds.
 
First question to ask yourself is whether or not the budget it s a concern since both are strong multipurpose all-rounder machines.
 
There's a reason why you aren't seeing a bunch of second hand legends and new equinox models floating around the classifieds. People are buying them, and alot are keeping them. I think you made a great choice, good luck out there!
 
Hi Dj,

I only know of one member that has legitimate experience with both those detectors. I haven't used a 900, but I've been using a Legend exclusively since it was released.

Both those detectors have similar features, but the Legend does have a real time ferrous / nonferrous ratio meter (Ferrocheck). The 900 does not have anything like that. IMO, Ferrocheck is an invaluable feature when hunting in iron. Now that I've learned how to use such a feature, I would not want to use a detector that didn't have that feature, when hunting in my iron infested sites.

The raw performance of each will be similar, but the Legend is also much more affordable, and the coils are lower cost as well. The only negative aspect I've heard about the 900, is its erratic TID.

There is a very knowledgeable and objective member on this forum named jmaclen. I respect his opinion a great deal. He has owned both, and still uses a Legend among other detectors. He sold his 900. I don't want to speak for him, but I know he wasn't very happy with his 900. Hopefully he'll see your post and chime in with some elaboartion.

@jmaclen
Good info Diga, nice job ! I enjoyed reading on the Legend, now if you would just buy me one, LOL.
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