I’m not believing the hype, I’d like to see it side by side with a Gold Bug 2 before I drink the kool-aid.
I don’t see this machine outperforming the Eureka gold, which itself was never well received … however it’s come far too late, the glory days of VLF detectors in New Zealand are over as these VLF machines are affordable, decent enough performing on shallow bedrock, and easy enough to use, the technology has been around for years now and a lot of ground has been covered by gold bugs in that time, they are a victim of their own success.
You have to dig and detect, winch boulders and uncover fresh bedrock these days to find anything with a VLF machine, or spend a while researching and then hiking far off the beaten track to where nobody in their right mind has thought to look.
Do I expect people to buy this machine and go out there and kill it? … no … if it was released a decade ago it would be a different story.