This is my honest review of the Tarsacci MDT 8000
I don’t want to write paragraphs of endless words that gets too daunting to read. Instead I will summarize some points and list the Pros and Cons regarding this MD. I’ve been using mine on the most difficult sites I can find with ground balance conditions ranging from 550 to 810. It seems to separate and find DEEP non-ferrous targets better than my go to machines (Deus and Nox) in ferrous littered colonial sites AND at what I call Iron beach (a brackish water rocky/sand beach). “Iron Beach” is hunted out…. LMAO…. So, I thought. I’ve personally been hunting it for 8 Years and so have other detectorists. I have used 4 other machines and various coil sizes on this beach prior to using the Tarsacci. It’s only a approx. 40 - 60-yard beach (see some of my posts). I still go back when I can when the tide is low and pull out many coins and medals, also found my first gold ring with the Trasacci at Iron Beach.
On the farms and woods, I have recovered many colonial coins and artifacts using it in some of the most ferrous littered areas to my astonishment. Areas I’ve been over with the other machines, the Tarsacci has a “see through” capability picking out the non-ferrous targets the others could not see.
The Tarsacci has been an incredible tool, different than my beloved XP Deus (sold my Nox). I have yet to use it at a Saltwater beach which will be happening next week. I will add to my review after that trip.
- See through technology in difficult ground conditions and ferrous littered sites.
- Great separation especially with that 12” Beast coil…. It just doesn’t seem possible, but it does!
- Easy control layout! No hidden menus
- Salinity Balance is a fantastic feature
- Black Sand when on in area of high EMI quiets MD better than any detector I’ve owned
- Great separation even with 12” coil
- Strong build, All carbon fiber, last forever
- Three sound modes All Metal, Mixed, Disc
- Excellent discrimination
- Did I say DEEEEEEEEP
- Four operating frequency’s that accompany the “mixed domain” technology
Cons: (and suggested improvements)
- Bell tones in disc and Mix mode frequencies are too high, not good for people who don’t hear well. Tested with a spectrum analyzer high tone is approx. 1800HZ, Mid-tone is 1200HZ, Low tone (iron) is 950HZ. I suggest lowing frequencies for easier hearing. Maybe High 900HZ, Mid 600HZ, Low (iron) 150HZ. ADD a fourth tone mode like full tones !
- Pinpoint feature does not latch, must keep button depressed when using.
- Coil ears are set back from the center which throughs off balance, should move ears to center of the coil.
- No port for software updates
- No reactivity/recovery adjustment
- VDI number? Why -30 to – 1 for ferrous? Only 0 to 30 for non-ferrous…… This is maybe where a software USB port would help… add more VDI numbers to the Non-ferrous spectrum.
In conclusion Dimatar’s Tarsacci and the patented “mixed domain” is an amazing technology and I will always keep a Tarsacci in my metal detecting toolbox. This first generation is fantastic, but I believe it can stand beyond any other metal detector with my suggested software improvements if in fact it’s possible to change the software. It has the potential to be the number one selling detector on the market with some added software features and a USB port for software updates for future improvements. The software USB port is now an industry standard and should not be overlooked. Let’s face it, this detector is not cheap and other professional machines costing less include a USB port. I totally recommend this machine as is giving it 4 of 5 stars. More to come!