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Teknetics S/T
Posted by: FrankMD
Date: July 05, 2019 06:21PM
Teknetics S/T. Those that are familiar with the S/T, how would you say the performance of the S/T compares with the best detectors of today?

I'm curious as I owned and sold these way back in the 80's.

Thanks

Frank

Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: jtalley007
Date: July 25, 2019 07:32PM
I would love to have a stock one to try again. It was my favorite all metal mode detector of all time. It had the smoothest all metal mode of any machine I’ve used since 1973 and no problem at all with EMI.

There’s a place I call the bullet patch that I’ve pounded for 31 years on and off with every detector but the S/T

It’s getting hard to find a civil war bullet, it would be the perfect place to test one.

If I went there and got a few really deep bullets that would say it all.

It’s terrible EMI from a railroad track, underground power line, overhead lines near there.

The S/T would probably be as quiet as a mouse there, if so, that could be the ticket?

It also never falsed on deep iron. Can you tell I loved that detector?

Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: beau61
Date: August 05, 2019 03:46PM
Still have my 2 S/T’s, one original and one with a battery pack mod. Both still work great, original one still takes and holds the charge. Sweet tones on them.
Only take them out for Sunday spins once in a while. Don’t want to wear them out.

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Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: Sven
Date: August 05, 2019 07:07PM
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beau61
Still have my 2 S/T’s, one original and one with a battery pack mod. Both still work great, original one still takes and holds the charge. Sweet tones on them.
Only take them out for Sunday spins once in a while. Don’t want to wear them out.

Didn't I sell you mine? It was too minty to use and abuse....LOL And it sat quietly begging to be used. Just couldn't do it, had to go to a new home. Keith S. sold it to me for the same reason...



Nokta/Makro--Cruze'n with the Simplex for 2020
DeepTech Vista X, and maybe a few others
Self built Mirage Pi --- works great in trashy areas!!



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Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: beau61
Date: August 05, 2019 09:42PM
That looks like a Tek Turbo, the S/T’s are blue, the Turbos red. I do have a minty Turbo also, got that from Keith.

Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: FrankMD
Date: August 06, 2019 10:17AM
Thanks for responses but how do the best newest detectors compare to the S/T? VLF type.

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Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: straker
Date: August 06, 2019 12:39PM
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FrankMD
Thanks for responses but how do the best newest detectors compare to the S/T? VLF type.

The only metal detectors that I know in the same class of the S/T,would be the Discovery Electronics Treasure Baron with 'Deep Search' module,Compass Challenger X-100/200(Power level control) and the later Nautilus metal detectors. I don't know of any current models that have a boost feature(front end gain in addition to sensitivity). The treasure baron with deep search module and compass challengers could only use the boost features if the ground is mild. High mineral ground will hinder depth.
I talked to Keith Wills about the S/T years ago and he said it was one of the deepest metal detectors for relic hunting he ever owned.



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Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: beau61
Date: August 06, 2019 07:00PM
Yes Frank,my take on it is that the S/T came out in the summer of 87. It’s 32 years old and my original still holds a charge. Guess you have to wait 32 years to see if the new ones will do that.I would think the best newest detector would handle detecting in trash a lot better.
I’m curious what your take on it is ,seeing you owned and sold them.

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Re: Teknetics S/T
Posted by: straker
Date: August 06, 2019 08:39PM
I meant to say 'Deep Hunter' module for the Discovery Electronics modular Treasure Baron metal detectors.