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What is The Difference Between the Nokta Simplex Lite, Simplex BT, & Simplex Ultra Metal Detectors?

Nokta Detectors just released their newest rendition within their Simplex series metal detectors.  The Simplex series was one of the first metal detectors for under $300 that had the advanced technology many metal detectorists want in a metal detector.  It offered people who were new at the sport to get crucial key features that previously you had to spend around $600 to get.

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Now, with the new release of the Nokta Simplex Lite, Simplex BT, & Simplex Ultra, Nokta has done it again.  Now, customers can still get the same core technologies offered by the Simplex series metal detectors, and choose the features they want starting at less than $200!

At the end of this article is a chart the specifications of each of the metal detectors listed side by side.  For those who don't want to use the chart, let me summarize it for you. 

As mentioned, the key technologies of the metal detectors are very similar.  So, you are not relinquishing power by choosing the Simplex Lite or BT versus the Simplex Ultra.   All three of the detectors operate at 15kHz making them good all around for hunting coins, relics, jewelry, etc.  The detectors use pretty much the same processors for detection.  Each of them have a pinpoint function, use the 1-99 target ID scale, have the ability to notch discriminate targets, automatic ground balance, 30 levels of sensitivity settings, volume adjustment, automatic ground balance, among other features including vibration, backlit LCD screen & keypad, LED flashlight, frequency shift, Iron-Off function, ground suppression and threshold.  They all weigh the same, adjust to the same lengths, use the same battery and have the same 3-year warranty and each has the ability to upgrade the software so they can be updated if there are any changes made to upgrade the detector or work out potential bugs. Although there are a lot of similarities, this is where they end.

Key Feature Differences Between the Nokta Simplex New Generation Metal Detectors

Wireless Headphone Option

Simplex Lite - No Bluetooth
Simplex BT - Bluetooth Enabled but does not come with headphones.
Simplex Ultra - Bluetooth Enabled with an option to order it with or without wireless headphones.

 

Search Modes

Simplex Lite - Four search modes: Field, Park, Beach, & All Metal
Simplex BT - Three Search Modes: Field, Park 1, & Park 2
Simplex Ultra - Field, Park, 4 Tone, 99

The details of what each of these modes means is lengthy and can be found inside the Simplex New Generation Metal Detector User Manual. In summary, each mode allows for the ability to hunt different locations better.  They may offer a faster recovery speed, allow more depth, and change the audio and visual output of the metal detector.

Audio & Visual Output

The visual output of the detectors are slightly different and so is the audio output.  For visual output, The Simplex Ultra has Coin & Relic ID Scale, Target ID Depth, whereas the Simplex Lite & BT do not.

The audio output can be much more complex with the Simplex Ultra as well.  With variable tone break which allows you to adjust the audio tones based on the target ID, varying tone frequencies, and tone volume also allow the advanced detectorist to adjust the audio to their liking where the Simplex Lite and Simplex BT have a more basic audio output which may be more desirable to newbies.

Additionally, the Simplex Ultra has adjustable recovery speed and the other two do not.

Search Coils

Simplex Lite - Waterproof DD Search Coil 24x15 cm / 9.5"x6" (SX24)
Simplex BT & Ultra - Waterproof DD Search Coil 28 cm / 11" (SX28)

Detector Shafts

Simplex Lite - Aluminum upper, plastic lower.
Simplex BT - Aluminum upper, Carbon Fiber lower.
Simplex Ultra - Fully Carbon Fiber


Chart Showing The Difference Between The Three New Nokta Simples Metal  Detectors

difference between the new nokta simplex metal detectors

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