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Options Nokta Velox One Minelab Sovereign Elite
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $629 $700
Manufactured in 2012 2002
Battery Type Li-ion Pack 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 4.4 4.5
Operating frequency 17.5 kHz. 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display None Yes
Backlight No No
Target ID Audio Audio+Numeric
Tone ID 3 Tones Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • 3 Mineral Modes
  • Audio Boost Mode
  • Disc.
  • Pinpoint A/M
Ability to change coils Yes
Ground balance Manual Auto
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 1
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Avg. User Rating 5.00 4.58
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 4.40
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 5.00 4.60
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Most helpful review for Nokta Velox One

Nokta velox one
I have found the Velox One to be just what I was looking for in a metal detector. I find it well balanced and a pleasure to swing. It performs well, looks good and simple to set up the controls. Ground balancing is easy, after a few seconds of switching on I have it running silent.
The signals are good and clear, its easy to distinguish between the low iron grunt and the good signal of a possible good find. The Velox does have three tones but I only listen for the iron grunt, any signal but that low iron grunt I dig it.

Depth wise, well, some Velox videos show tremendous depths, I haven't found this. Bearing in mind when a company selling their detectors they set up perfect ground conditions to show depths, so, in perfect ground conditions I think it would find those depths. Most depth I've been finding goodies is around 10 inches. Maybe I'm not walking over anything deeper as I have dug iron over a foot deep. Around 10 inches is a good depth. There again, it all depends on the ground conditions.

Weight, its a tiny bit heavier than what I have been used to, but I can go 8 hours without any discomfort, if I'm feeling weak I always have my detecting harness. The recovery speed is how they advertise it, very fast indeed, no problem detecting iron contaminated areas.

The battery life is as they say. I have been detecting two 8 hour day sessions with no need to recharge the battery. The settings I mostly use if ground conditions allow are: Sensitivity 9. Iron Disc FS. Ground Balance 6. Iron OFF. Signal Audio 2.

My honest opinion, in my experience using the Velox One, everything I had seen and read about it is true. I find it a great machine. As I said above, I've yet to get those great depths they talk about, but it is deep enough to be up amongst all the other machines for the price and most important for me its not complicated. Really its an easy switch on and go machine. I'm enjoying it and have no plans to get rid of it.
Dave from Devon, UK

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Most helpful review for Minelab Sovereign Elite

THE SECRETS-OF-THE-SOVEREIGN ELITE ///
HI ALL, the sovereign elite, this machine is like using a(dyson hoover!) tip: use in fix-tone turn (disc knob) anti-clockwise until it cant go no further, and do the same with (notch knob)and use in disc mode, put (headphones on) raise coil off the ground about 1ft, turn volume button (clockwise) as far as it will go, click (sensitivity) out of auto into manual range then turn back anti-clockwise as far as you can with out going back into (auto mode) then you can leave it set there!
(threshhold) to 12o'clock turn back anti-clockwise until the tone just disappears, rather than a (steady quite hum!) it gives this machine better sensitivity to smaller items and greater depth!
PS slow your sweep down to just below walking pace. \awesome/// INLAND OR BEACH
Russell from ENGLAND

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