Metal Detector Reviews Total # Reviews = 8
Average Rating = 4.63 / 5
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6 months to 2 years
Apr 9, 2008
I give the 1st Texas Titan 2000 XD detector, a five. I am new to detecting, so therefore may be inexperienced. However, after spending a few hours with this detector, it has given me a wealth of knowledge. I became interested in detecting when I saw a friends "Gold Bug." He let me borrow it for awhile. I detected around my yard and found several nails and pull tabs. Not being experienced, I didn't know about ground balance, discrimination etc. My friend showed me how to ground balance the detector and adjust it for discrimination before I took it home.
I started shopping for detectors on the internet, and read reviews from folks who bought them. I wanted one that could prospect and coin and relic shoot. However, I had a budget. I found the Kellyco web site a started shopping. I choose the 2000XD because first, it was within my budget and second, it was simple to use. This detector has automatic ground balancing, and easy to read and use push button features. Changing coils is a snap and easy lengthening and shorting. It is light weight and comfortable to swing. I have spent hours swinging this rig without fatigue. The battery life is pretty good; I can go about 24 hours before changing out the batteries.
The detectors face has pictures of different metals and coins. It begins with a red section for iron, five cent, and pull tabs. The second section white, gold, screw bottle cap, zinc, 1 cent and 10 cent. The last section or blue section "sliver" starts with 25 cents, 50 cents, and 1 dollar. In the digital screen an arrow points to the picture and a number appears, indicating the depth of the object. On the far left, there is a plus or minus button for sensitivity.
On the far right is a plus or minus for discrimination. The bottom buttons are power, single discrimination, all metal discrimination, and notch. The instruction booklet is easy to read and understand. Like I said, this is a simple unit. Turn it on and go! I would recommend it to beginners and professionals alike.
Mount Shasta, Ca
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Christopher P. Nicholson
Apr 25, 2008
"Titan 2000XD: A 'Pound For Pound' Knockout!"
In boxing, there’s a pound for pound, ranking, where boxers are ranked taking their size into consideration. Viewing the Titan 2000XD metal detector with this consideration, you’ll see that dollar-for-dollar; this is one heavyweight of a value, weighing in at a hair under $300.
My purchase followed a long conversation with Tony, a Kellyco phone rep. I was impressed by not just his wealth of first-hand experience, but that he spent as much time listening as talking.
I wanted a beginning-to-intermediate machine that was affordable, dependable, straight-forward, and versatile enough to hunt both Virginia Civil War relics and New England beach treasures. He recommended the Titan 2000XD, and I can’t thank him enough.
Titan is a product line of “extra depth” detectors that 1st Texas manufactured for Kellyco. (Bounty Hunter is another 1st Texas line.)
When UPS delivered my new toy, I was surprised by how intuitive it was. When I finally read the manual, I was amazed by the extras: numerous sensitivity and discrimination settings; depth indicators; and audio and visual cues denoting points on the metallic spectrum. I seized upon the notch-mode feature, to notch-out iron. With the iron filing content of New England sand, I had been beeping down the beach like a pinball machine.
Easily compacted, it shares the corner of my trunk with my emergency road kit and telescoping fishing rod. This adjustable length unit has a particularly good center of balance. I’m six feet and my wife is 5’-2”, and we both can go comfortably for hours without getting stiff or tired.
But even the finest metal detector can never find treasure on its own. That’s your job. Just like any other tool, a metal detector is only as good as its operator.
I’m glad that I cut my teeth with the Titan 2000XD. It’s like the philosophy of learning to drive a stick shift, because then you’ll have mastered the basics when you drive an automatic with more power and precision. I learned to hear an aluminum can or underground steel cable, and could play name that object with just a few notes. A boxer wouldn’t want to make his rookie mistakes during a title fight, and the same is true with metal detecting. (My first was celebrating when the clump of dirt in my hand beeped off the chart as gold, only to realize the perfect reading of my wedding ring.)
Christopher P. Nicholson
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Mar 18, 2008
I've been detecting a few years now, my son and I love to hunt for old coins with our Titan 2000 XD. We would like to detect for Civil War items but we can't acquire a site for that.
I have several detectors that I use, but I always keep coming back ot the Titan 2000. I have found so much with it! It's because I use it ALL the time!
The Titan just feels so good to me, it just fits me, like a nice pair of jeans. It feels good to my arm and the balance is nice. I love the tones, I think that's my favorite part. The discrimination works fine but the tones are what I like. My other detectors also get some use, but the Titan is always within reach.
It's really hard to describe but, when something fits right, something is a part of you, you know it! That's what the Titan 2000 is to me!
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