Fisher CZ 70 ProPrice: $900
Based on 13 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.00
Update from 2011 review
ANYWAY. Anyone that says they have the best (deep seeking) detector from back in the day and says things like "I'll follow behind you and get the goodies you left" is just blowing hot air. They are just trying to sell their old model to upgrade to something that does actually go deeper and have a fresh warranty.
The cz pro has some depth I will give it that. 11 inches on a qtr in ideal soil conditions for me in PA. Can it hold a candle to an e trac or an f75? No. Just stop with the BS guys. You can follow behind me and get all the deep iron if you'd like but that is all you will be getting. I've put many hours on the machine and since I've already sold it for what I paid ($200) I'm not here to swindle anyone.
Like I said if you can find one for cheap snap it up. Its not complicated and you'll make some great finds. If you been around the block in the hobby though and want to get into an older "legendary" CZ thinking its going to beat a $1000 plus machine... Its not happening. Even if your Nasa Tom.
If you want depth save up and go high end. Cough cough minelab. Cough cough. I bashed them before I got one like everyone else. Now. There is no looking back. I joined the minelab zombies ahhhh dig dig ahhhh errrr. And here comes the thumbs down from people trying to sell off old stock. People not willing to take the next step and spend some real money on what an actual depth demon is hahaha.
Max Depth: 11 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
CB from Southeast PA
One week with the CZ-70 pro
Pros - Feels sturdy, splash proof, DEPTH, depth, Depth, best nickel finder, has a backlight (Night hunters rejoice). 4 tones!
low, medium, high and medium high for old coins and relics.
Found a 1894 10 centisimo bronze coin about ten inches down for example. (locked in the old coins relics tone). Has a all metal autotune mode that goes deep. Uses two frequencies 5khz and 15 khz instead of just one like most MDS. Has one manual knob for ground balancing or you can just turn on and go. Good ground balancing adds depth so get better at it.
Cons - Depth! Not the best choice for trashy areas. It can be done but you have to slow down. Loves deep deep DEEP rusty nails and will lock in as high coins. Need about 100 hours before you stop digging as many nails (Nails make a longer drawn out tone. Coins usually sound like a zip when pinpointing.) NO VDI.
Bottom line: If you can find one. Buy it. When these were new in the early 2000's these were 1000 bucks. They are workhorses and are depth demons. It is very similar if not identical to the cz-3d as far as depth goes. I don't think the CZ-3d is splashproof/rainproof though. Once you figure out the difference between nails and good targets your on your way. Your always gonna dig rusty nails but with time you'll come home with less and less trash.
CB from PA
DEPHT DEPHT DEPHT
You don't dig iron IF YOUR REALLY CONCENTRATE and well ground balanced !!!
I like the 8" coil power, always surprised by its depth..
BRUNO from FRANCE
I have used this on beaches and inland with great success. Fishers are famous for liking iron, this one is no different but is easy to discrim. Manual ground balance can be twitchy but when you get used to it it's a doddle and worth learning. I'ts easier to use than my explorer. I sold my XLT and bought the CZ70, thank goodness...my find rate increased 10 fold even over ground previously searched with the XLT.
My only criticism is that it takes two 9v batteries. This may not be a problem for others. I need to buy rechargeables.... You NEVER see these for sale. WHY?? well that's because we like em. I won't ever sell mine. If you see one buy it, you won't regret it. Good luck in finding one though.....
Dean from UK
Lance from Oh
A Shame That The 70 Is Discontinued
R.L. Johnson from Ohio
A Great All Around Detector
Folks, I've been using Fisher CZ's since 1992...
This detector will go very very deep!
I can use it to hunt the wet salt water surf.
I can also take it relic hunting and or nugget hunting.
I can chest mount the "rain proof" control housing and do some shallow water hunting in lakes or in the ocean with it.
The ID meter is very accurate and if you know where the gold reads out at then you got it made.
Dual Frequency for extreme depth in mineralized soils ( 5 kHz and 15 kHz )
Four Tone Target ID
Lock on 7 categories Target ID
A bright LCD Back Light with a programmable Notch System
Wide Scan Autotune Mode and with the 5" coil I can detect very tiny gold nuggets with it.
Digital Depth Readings
Constant battery monitoring (3 levels of strength)
Two 9 volt drop in batteries
Touch pad controls
Normal/Salt touch pad mode switch
Faint Target Audio Boost
Three Piece Breakdown
A very comfortable pistol grip S-handle upper rod design
Double Locking Nylon Stems
Manual Ground Balance (single turn potentiometer)
No motion VCO pinpointing
Silent, VLF slow motion search
The ID meter has last settings memory
The CZ-70 Pro is not effected by Hot Rocks in silent search disc. mode!
This detector is almost completely immune to electrical interference. Believe it or not!
This detector luvs nickels...
This detector is the best "nickel gitter" in the business!
With this detector you can discriminate and not lose any depth.
The CZ-70 Pro is the Ultimate Machine!
L.W. Steve from Seattle, WA
Cz-70, good and bad..
In salt beaches, and good to normal bad soil, it really behaves like a new Mercedes Benz, but not in the utmost poor ground conditions. It has excellent balance, one of the best of all my 15 detectors, but a little less discrimination would have been a better idea when they made it. Other than that, it is perhaps the second best all-around machine I've ever seen. My Compass Scanner (R&C) and my old Compass GoldScanner Pro were the best of the best in this regard, and were also two of the best nugget hunters ever made.
I give the cz-70 somewhere between a 4 and a 5, but closer to a #5
Larry D Gressel from Sweet Home, Oregon
Clear tone deep disc machine!!!!!!!
John N from Vancouver, Canada
CZ 70 Pro
JRG from USA