Quest Q60-Q50-Q30

Quest Q30, Q50 and Q60 Specs And Pricing.

To my mind Quest were responsible for completely changing the metal detector market when toward the end of 2015 they brought out theQuest Pro. This machine gave us a fully waterproof and submersible control box, a choice of three selectable frequencies, a built in rechargeable battery and really slick telescopic stem. Coupled with a very modern looking interface I think it is safe to say they set the bar high whilst keeping the price relatively low.

Other manufacturers were playing catch up ever since. And now of course we are spoiled for choice when it comes to low cost, high spec machines. Last year we saw the release of the Nokta Makro Simplex+ with its fully waterproof, submersible design, wireless audio capability, telescopic stem and very “Quest like” control box.

Quest Q60 Control Box

There is no denying that the Simplex+ is a fantastic machine for the price but now there are other contenders coming to the market. Minelab have the Vanquish with it’s Multi-iQ tech taken direct from the market leading Equinox. This is due in stores end of January and is sure to be a big seller, especially for those beach hunters amongst us. And Quest have just released details of their new machines which we can expect to see around March/April time.

We already knew that Quest had three new machines. The top of the range Q60 which replaces the Quest Pro. The Q50 which takes the place of the Q40 and the Q30 which nicely fills the slot currently occupied by the Q20.

However we now have the full spec for these machines along with the suggested retail pricing.

Spec & Pricing

Quest Q60

  • 5M Waterproof Body Design.
  • 9″X13″ BEASTX TurboD Coil.
  • WireFree Pro Wireless Headphones.
  • 5, 14, 21 kHz Selectable Multi-Frequency.
  • Enhanced Salt Water Performance.
  • Magnetic USB Charging.
  • Pinpointer Attachment System (PAS).
  • QuestGo Connection.
  • Built-In Vibration.
  • Waterproof Headphones.
  • Fully Adjustable Grip Position – no tools needed.
  • Price £699.00.
  • Availability – Estimated March/April 2020.

Quest Q50

  • 5M Waterproof Body Design.
  • 9″X11″ RAPTORX TurboD Coil.
  • WireFree Lite Wireless Audio.
  • 14 kHz Frequency VLF.
  • Enhanced Saltwater Performance.
  • Magnetic USB Charging.
  • Kickstand w/PAS System.
  • Telescopic Stem.
  • QuestGo Connection.
  • Built-In Vibration.
  • Waterproof Headphones (optional)
  • Price £429.00.
  • Availability – Estimated March/April 2020

Quest Q30

  • 5M Waterproof Body Design.
  • 9″X11″ RAPTORX TurboD Coil.
  • 14 kHz Frequency VLF.
  • Enhanced Saltwater Performance.
  • Magnetic USB Charging.
  • Kickstand w/PAS System.
  • QuestGo Connection.
  • Built-In Vibration.
  • Waterproof Headphones (optional).
  • Price £329.00.
  • Availability – Estimated March/April 2020

 

The pricing seems about right and remember these are the “recommended retail prices”. Dealers may discount around 10% and that would place the Q60 at a lower price point than its main competitor the Minelab Equinox 600.

If that “enhanced beach performance” lives up to expectations then I think Quest may have a winner on their hands with this new Q series. The existing Q20 and Q40 work fine on the beach…with a little tweaking and hopefully the Q30, Q50 and Q60 will be even better.

For more info and discussion visit the two Quest Facebook Groups: Quest Official Facebook Group and Quest Metal Detector UK Group.

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