Teknetics T2Price: $800
Based on 43 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.44
Avg. Ease of use: 4.44
Good and Less Good
Rubber covering on handle split on the second day of use and coil had to be disconnected to free an unwanted overload.
Nicely balanced machine with long battery life. Be warned. If you undo the arm rest and move it around to pack the unit for travel any sand trapped in the armrest locking plates will seriously scratch the plastic stock. Display window needs to be stronger and some sort of sand proofing is needed for the battery compartment and the speaker window, otherwise well done
First Texas Instruments
Brian from WA
Stunning, simply stunning
Really simple to use and customisable to your own preferences,especially tones.
First time out and the T2 came up with the goods time and time again, including a decorated piece of Celtic in a field that prior to the T2 yielded very little with my previous detector, a very capable Tesoro Vaquero.To beat the Vaquero so completely makes you realise just how good the T2 really is.
Excellant iron discrimination and with the tones set at 2+ you get a low pitched grunt for iron and everything non ferrous gives a crisp 'zing' as the coil passes. Very deep seeking as well and sensitive to tiny, and I mean tiny, targets.
Lightening fast revovery speed means it can miss out the nails and find the good items in amongst iron infested ground.
Really needs a good pair of digital headphones to get the best from it as then you can seperate out the sounds better.
A simply stunning machine and rapidly developing a very satisfied cult following here in the UK.
The Donwside? It likes to fall over but I made a stand for mine for £5 and now its sits perfectly
Dunkman from Monmouth Wales GB
NEWSFLASH!!! T2 puts Explorer SE to Shame on Pasture!
Novantae Warrior from SW Scotland
T2 ONE WORD ,BRILLIANT
Paul , from uk from Peterborough
Raw Depth & Hyper Sensitive
Edward The Elder! from U.K.
Updated review of the Teknetics T2
Andy,NM from Alamogordo, NM
Light, Easy, and Deep
I had heard that some of the first off the line were having trouble with electrical interferance, I stayed away. The factory came up with an upgrade that cost the owners money and I think this was a poor business decision on First Texas's part, they should have bit the bullet and payed for all the upgrades. I believe that this soured many on buying a T2. Within months of coming out, they were showing up on the classified forums for a cheap price. I bought one and it was the bargain of all bargains in my time in the hobby.
I have some health issues with arthritis in my wrists and the T2 felt like a Tesoro Umax in that regard. With just a knob and button, the adjustments are SIMPLE, unlike some other programable detectors.
The GB is the quickest and easiest around. Pinpointing with a DD coil is not like a concentric coil, but when you understand where the hotspot is, it is simple. Battery life borders on unbelieveable, I changed the first set(4) after 25 hours because I didn't believe the meter.
So after all these great features, how does the T2 do finding coins? I coin hunt only, so the relic hunters have to pipe up with their opinions, which they seem to do on the forums. It appears that the T2 is a great relic hunter also. I have found silver coins every time out with the T2. I am not a techno geek, but I understand the the tone menu, determines how targets are analyzed. I have found the greatest depth and accuracy with the 2+ mode. It has multitone mode that others might find better for them, but I seemed to get less depth in this mode. The large VDI numbers are very accurate and stable.
I have not found any gold yet, but the T2 is the deepest nickle finding detector I have ever used. The Sovereigns and Cz's are good, but the T2 is deeper on nickles and I assume gold.
I have not used the T2 since Dec. of 06 because of winter, but the last couple of times out I found a silver quarter at an honest 10 inches and it was not in sand. The signal sputtered slightly, but the number was right on. I was finding the regular wheat pennies at 8 inches and this is as deep as I have found them with Explorers and CZ's.
I have a feeling that with the release of the Fisher F75, there will be loads of T2 for sale cheap. Do yourself a favor and jump on one of these bargains.
R.L. Johnson from Ohio
What's all the fuss about????
John N from Northern Washington State
Not impressed by the T-2
Understand that I beach and inland hunt so I look for a detector that I can do both. The Explorer XS is the deepest detector along with the Soverign Elite with the Soverign probably being my favorite because I can swing it as fast as I want. The XS is great when I feel in a slow mood.
The CZ-70 and the Coinstrike when my back is feeling weak. All these detectors cut through any soil
I have a Coinstrike, CZ-70, Explorer XS, Soverign Elite, for the top of the line detectors. A Garrett Sea Hunter for the surf and under water.
We also have a Predator III and a Ace 250. These detectors have blown my mind with their finds, one detector at a cost of $200.00 and the other $300.00.
Right now the CZ-3D, the Soverign GT or the Explorer SE would be the only units I'd even think of. It seems like the detector companies are going the wrong direction, no salt mode, no tones, and single frequency. I want a detector that does it all without having to buy many different coils.
Remember this. I have made great finds with the cheapest detectors listed here. Gold chains, fine gold braclets and fine gold rings read as foil on every decector I've see except a tweeked CZ-3D.
I take detectors people say aren't working for them and make great finds. So whatever detector you have, learn, learn, learn.
Rodney from Jax, Fl.
Do you want a Teknetic's T2 Detector?
Today the T2 goes deeper than other detectors, finds coins and targets even with Iron present, The T2 will double you finds. The T2 has a lighting responce time to targets and to ID them. Sound's like I work for them guys, but really I'm just a hobbyist.
Now there are electrical interference issues but you can solve them by turning the sesnsitivity down. The detector sets it'self up with a sensitivity setting of 60, even turned down to 30 you won't loose much depth...Try it and see, you won't! But the electrical noise gone!
For some all the chatter of the T2 is more than they can comprehend. BUt listen closely, most of the time all that chatter is because of Multiple targets in your ground, usually detectors don't lie, You just have to dig it to believe them.
The T2 is light, easy to use, the T2 swing is awesome, it's one you really can swing all day!
Remember give this detector a chance to prove it'self...Dig every target for a while and you'll learn how to speak it's langugage!
Hope this help you...it is a great detector! Top notch all the way!
If you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an information titled T2 Talk
Ted M. Abbott from Columbus, Ohio