The SDC2300 litany of problems and design flaws
The supplied headphones lead is "Curled" (some users have heated them make straight to increase their length), some users have pulled out the lead and since the plug isn't compatible to other headphones of the GPX users, they are forced to use the built in speaker until they can find a replacement, of which is "Nenard's" at a cost of $100+.
This will then fail as well and you will then need to spend another 100 bucks.!
Due to it's target size ability, some targets are not worth time or effort digging!Who wants to waste time digging micro trash targets?
The small coil and the smooth timings greatly restrict the depth capability of the SDC on bigger nuggets.
It is very heavy for its size with no harness or designated point of which you can "Hook up With"
If you are tall then you will have to stoop using the SDC which may lead to lower back problems!
Folding it up- Whacking the top display just doesn't seem OK and it hurts us (physically and mentally) to do it.
A serious Design Flaw- Collapsible arm piece keeps on collapsing! It won't stay fixed without adding PVC or something similar.
It has No Volume Control- A booster amplifier with an external Speaker or headphones can solve this issue, but ultimately means spending even more money on this unit!!
Fixed Coil size- Leaves the owner with little other detecting options, also what happens when the coil wears out or fails?, You will will need to send it back to ML at your cost because you cannot use another coil!
You need to more money spent on extras like booster, external speakers and better headphones and pay for modifications because ML won't rectify the numerous design flaws!
Battery compartment needs tape over it on the outside ,this somewhat reduces the risk of it flying open suddenly when out in the field, since it's only held close by a small plastic latch.This detector was supposedly tested to and conforms to Military specifications! What a joke!
Detector falls over if not laid properly, to eliminate this issue, if you can buy a "Cover protector" of which the makers have added a built in stand .More money you have to spend because ML won't rectify the numerous design flaws !
The Built in speaker is on wrong side for most users and points away from the user!How stupid is that!
The SDC headphones are of very poor quality compared to other headphones and you need to tape the headphone leads to minimize the risk of pulling it off"ML when are you going to recall the SDC 2300 to fix the numerous design flaws which have been posted on many forums by SDC users?