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When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:17 pm
by Dav
Does Anybody have any ideas as to when the new ctx will be released from minelab ? I own ctx myself and was considering investing in a nox 800 for the weight aspect but was just curious to know if the newer model ctx will be a lightweigh animal , any ideas as to how else should and would the newer version differ . Thinking about holding out until it’s unveiled.
Thanks

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:32 pm
by sweepstick47
Personally I've heard nothing of such a release from Minelab or read of it as a subject in the CTX 3030 sub-forum. Perhaps your best bet is to email Minelab's Press Officer via their web site.
If you go via that route, please post your findings here ::g Thank You. ss47

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:38 pm
by alfaowner
Nooooooo !!! .... not a new Ctx :D , The equinox convertors will be in disarray :D

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:03 pm
by fred
alfaowner wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Nooooooo !!! .... not a new Ctx :D , The equinox convertors will be in disarray :D

No, if it's any good and ticks the right boxes we will simply buy one. ::g It's only a metal detector! :D

Mind you we could always just waste good detecting time ruminating about there not having been a decent detector since the Arado 120B! :D

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:25 pm
by Dav
Haha
I’m sure Ide heard something on the grapevine .
Ah well il have to continue agrivating my tennis elbow for now :))
Guess I must have got it wrong .

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm
by fred
Dav wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Haha
I’m sure Ide heard something on the grapevine .
Ah well il have to continue agrivating my tennis elbow for now :))
Guess I must have got it wrong .
I think that it was suggested on one of the Nox threads that the only reason why the Nox was so cheap was because a new CTX was planned. I rather think that it was only idle speculation though! :D

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:54 pm
by Dav
I don’t think it was on here I heard it Fred , I’m sure I was reading or watching something and a minelab guy mentioned it .

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:16 am
by fred
Dav wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:54 pm
I don’t think it was on here I heard it Fred , I’m sure I was reading or watching something and a minelab guy mentioned it .

Minelab have never been very forthcoming about their plans and, as the very protracted and almost painful release of the Equinox showed, not particularly good at it either. They already have a number of other higher priced machines available for specialists and while the CTX has it's fans (me amongst them) it also has some obvious drawbacks. Some of the technology that you are paying for is mostly unnecessary and it is also a bit dated now.

If you want my wish list then I would suggest a new Nox with a carbon fibre stem as standard and a much more accurate numerical target ID. ::g

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:38 am
by holloway
Dav wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Does Anybody have any ideas as to when the new ctx will be released from minelab ? I own ctx myself and was considering investing in a nox 800 for the weight aspect but was just curious to know if the newer model ctx will be a lightweigh animal , any ideas as to how else should and would the newer version differ . Thinking about holding out until it’s unveiled.
Thanks
Pretty sure i heard talk of a big parachute launch at a rally and then you can pre-order.... delivery June 2021 or was someone winding me up ?

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:47 am
by Buriedbytime&dust
fred wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm
I think that it was suggested on one of the Nox threads that the only reason why the Nox was so cheap was because a new CTX was planned. I rather think that it was only idle speculation though! :D
Someone on here quoted a Minelab press release, the gist of which was that the Equinox is not a replacement for the CTX, FBS remains superior in certain circumstances, etc. etc.

It did also state that a successor to the CTX is in the pipeline,

For the life of me I can't remember which thread it was in, though! :-L

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:51 am
by Bootneck45RM
Think that must have been read alongside a D. Trumps press release 😂.
Watch this space eh! 🤪

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 am
by Buriedbytime&dust
Bootneck45RM wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:51 am
Think that must have been read alongside a D. Trumps press release 😂.
Watch this space eh! 🤪
Yep, and definitely don't hold your breath waiting! :D

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:02 am
by jcmaloney
The software update is coming first...................................................




I-) I-) I-) :-/

Re: When is the new ctx being released ?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:01 pm
by sweepstick47
It seems that a 'new specification' is just 'new speculation'. 8-| :D ss47