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Options Nokta FORS CoRe Tesoro Cortes
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $699 $850
Manufactured in 2014 2001
Battery Type 4 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 2.98
Operating frequency 15 kHz. 10 KHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID Numeric 9 Segment+Numeric
Tone ID 5 Tones Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • All-Metal (GEN)
  • 2 Tone mode (DI2)
  • 3 Tone mode (DI3)
  • Conductive Ground (COG)
  • Vibration Mode
  • Sum
  • Silent Disc.
  • All Metal N/M
  • Notch Narrow/Wide
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual, Tracking Auto, Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 2 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 3
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Avg. User Rating 5.00 4.17
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 4.50
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.67 4.00
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Most helpful review for Nokta FORS CoRe

Impressive
A friend of mine recommended it. I didn't know it was Turkish, but it did the job, was great at the beach, I am now experimenting with it in the Israeli forests near historic sites etc.... Great detector for the money....
Ido from Israel

Thumbs up! 21
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Most helpful review for Tesoro Cortes

Cortes
After using a Garrett GTI-2500 for over a year, I decided to buy a Tesoro Cortes. I bought the Cortes because I read that it was very light and went deeper than other detectors. Both are true. When I first used the Cortes, I fell in love with it and put away my Garrett.

At first, I was worried by the manual ground balancing in all-metal mode. But I found that ground balancing the Cortes is extremely easy -- if you're having trouble, then you haven't read the instructions. It took me less than one minute to do and is much quicker to do than to explain. And it's not even necessary if you use the discrim mode!

It detects much deeper than the Garrett -- I was finding targets at over 9 inches deep (bear in mind that the Cortes will detect targets over 9 inches deep, but the Cortes' display stops at 9 inches depth). Even in trashy areas, the target display didn't jump around that much; I was able to identify good targets easily.

Pinpointing is also very easy; making an "X" over a target a couple times in all-metal mode almost always zeroes in on it. But what really amazed me was how well it performed under high-voltage wires. Power lines always interfere terribly with my GTI-2500, even with the sensitivity turned way down. But the Cortes was totally unaffected, even with the sensitivity maxed.

If Tesoro could make the Cortes any better, I would recommend that they put the headphone jack on the back of the battery pack (instead of the electronics housing), and make the discrim mode multi-tone (to match the 9-bar display).

Even without my suggested "improvements", the Cortes is an excellent value and a pleasure to use. I strongly recommend it to both beginning and experienced detectorists.

Bill from USA

Thumbs up! 99
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