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Nokta Velox One
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Options Nokta Velox One Whites Sierra Madre
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $629 $600
Manufactured in 2012
Battery Type Li-ion Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 4.4
Operating frequency 17.5 kHz.
Display None
Backlight No
Target ID Audio
Tone ID 3 Tones
Search Modes
  • 3 Mineral Modes
  • Audio Boost Mode
Ability to change coils
Ground balance Manual
Waterproof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 1
graph 2
Avg. User Rating 5.00 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 5.00 5.00
Avg. Depth Rating
Depth value
Depth value

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

Thumbs up! 27
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Most helpful review for Whites Sierra Madre

Ul-3 / sierra madre - awesome deepth
This is just a no frills deep seeker, period. The standard 950 coil provides excellent coverage on the White's UL-3 / Sierra Madre detector. I really like the auto ground balance/tracking and the straight forward informative analog meter. This is one machine that perfect for finding DEEP targets. I prefer it over ANY of the plastic case sporting goods store cheap machines, reason, DEEPTH!. Do not let the low cost of the AWESOME White's machine fool you.. .
Mick from San Francisco

Thumbs up! 37
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