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Product Description

The Nokta | Makro Simplex Metal Detector is a user friendly detector that still carries all the high end features you could ever want. This detector is waterproof up to 10 feet so you can start sweeping the beach or shallow lakes and ponds as soon as you unbox it. With both vibrational and audio tone signals, you will never miss a treasure if you are searching in the water or on land. The included 2.4 GHz Green Edition Wireless Headphones are perfect for land, but if you want to dive you may want to also invest in a pair of Waterproof Headphones from Nokta | Makro.

This metal detector comes with the standard 11" DD coil. With 4 modes including All Metal, Park, Field and Beach, the Simplex+ is ready to go for the beginner detectorist and find some great relics or jewelry. You can also pick up the 9.5" x 5" SP24 search coil so you can maneuver around trashy beaches and cherry pick those treasures out of the sand.

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  • Manufacturer Nokta | Makro
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look This Simplex+ comes with wireless headphones, a 2-Year warranty and standard 11" DD coil. Get to the beach and find some treasure!
  • SKU 1448-11000622
  • Manufacturer SKU 11000622
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Beach, Beginner, Coin, Relic
  • Factory Included Accessories

    1 - System Box
    2 - Waterproof DD Search Coil 28cm / 11" (SP28) & Cover
    3 - USB Charging & Data Cable
    4 - 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones Adapter Green Edition - SIMPLEX+ WHP Only
    5 - Nokta Makro Wireless Headphones
    6 - User Manual & Warranty Certificate(2 years)
    7 - Nokta Makro Cap - SIMPLEX+ with HP Only
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type All-Terrain
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology VLF Single Frequency
  • Arm Rest Fixed
  • Arm Rest Strap Yes
  • Adjustable Shaft Yes
  • Assembled Length Max (in) 52
  • Assembled Length Min (in) 25
  • Apps None
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication Yes
  • Control Box Mount Standard
  • Frequencies 12kHz
  • Number of Frequencies 1
  • Programmable Target Id No
  • Target Id Segments 0-99
  • Target Id Yes
  • Threshold Adjustable
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode Yes
  • Ground Balance Automatic, Manual
  • Vibration Mode Yes
  • Search Modes 5
  • Search Mode Types All Metal, Beach, Field, Park, Pinpoint
  • Search Flashlight Yes
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display Yes
  • Volume Control Yes
  • Headphone Jack 8 Pin - 1/4" Adapter Included
  • Bluetooth Compatible No
  • Interchangeable Headphones Yes
  • Battery Type Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Life (hr) 12 Hours Depending on Settings
  • Waterproof Waterproof
  • Rechargeable System Yes
More Information

The Nokta Makro Simplex is one of our most popular new metal detectors, and for good reason. 

It’s easy to use straight out of the box, and finds targets that other metal detectors leave behind. It’s also very affordable. Based on our customers’ reviews, the Nokta Makro Simplex detector performs right up there with our top-of-the-line detectors. 

The Simplex is cheap, but performs like a high-end detector. It’s lightweight and compact enough to fit in a backpack. 

You can purchase the Simplex with wireless headphones or without

Kellyco sent out a dozen Simplexes for our customers to test out and review. Every one of them reported that it was a top performer. 

“With the depth, recovery speed, wireless headphones, waterproof capability, light weight and entry level price, this machine is guaranteed to fit into your lineup,” said Kellyco customer and test user Scott Troekler. “The Nokta Makro Simplex runs a constant threshold in all metal mode. Park mode has very quick recovery speed and is ideal for trashy sites like curb strips. Field mode is fantastic. It’s a deep hitting mode that will find relics, coins and jewelry! Beach mode has a stable search on the beach and salt water.” 

Factory Included Accessories:

  1. Metal Detector System Control Box

  2. Waterproof DD Search Coil 28cm / 11" (SP28) & Cover

  3. USB Charging & Data Cable

  4. Nokta Maro Wireless Headphones

  5. User Manual & Warranty Certificate

Getting Started

To set up the Simplex, just plug in the headphones and turn it on. It really is that simple. One important thing to note is that while the Nokta | Makro Simplex is waterproof, the headphones are not. 

It works right out of the box, but it does offer the opportunity to manually adjust your settings. The detector will start in the two-tone field mode when it’s turned on. You can then change the mode based on ground conditions. 

The Simplex features four search modes: all metal, field, park and beach. 

If you’re new to detecting, lay out different types of metals on the ground and experiment with your detector to get used to the tones. Adjust the sensitivity and discrimination and see what changes. It’s a fun experiment and will help you out in the long run. 

Mode Evaluation

The Nokta Makro Simplex metal detector includes 4 search modes: All Metal, Park, Field and Beach. 

All Metal

The "All Metal" mode on the Simplex metal detector means that nothing is filtered out. It will recognize all types of metals, including a lot of junk. This mode on the Simplex provides incredible depth while maintaining excellent separation and target ID indicators. You will have to ground balance. 

It’s an easy mode to use. With its steady, ultra-sensitive threshold, targets that would normally be out of reach suddenly come to life. 

For those of you that are new to metal detecting, the threshold is the constant “hum” you hear in the background. When your discrimination setting is turned on, you hear a tone break in the hum when you’re hovering over something of value. It’s going to hum until you hit the target. The Nokta | Makro Simplex is very sensitive and will pause whenever it knows something is there. 


The "Park" mode on the Nokta | Makro Simplex is effective at separating out the hidden treasures in sites with undesirable targets. It finds the good stuff, even when it’s surrounded by trash. Park mode uses a three-tone detecting mode, meaning the tones are different for different types of metal. Generally, the low tones are iron, mid-tones are brass and high-tones are more valuable metals. 

Parks are typically very trashy with lots of junk. The discrimination settings make the Simplex a winner here. It’s got a fast response time and the target separation features go a long way. 

This mode is a comfortable starting point for beginners. It’s best for metal detecting in yards and parks, where accurate target identification is central to your success. Coin shooting is also a blast in this mode. 

The Simplex hits on small gold jewelry very well. It identifies targets with a nice, clean sound and has excellent separation and discrimination abilities. 

“Park mode was by far my favorite,” said customer Mike Keefer. “It has three tones: low, mid and high. I’m used to those tones with my current detector. Field mode is the deeper of the settings, but unfortunately it only has two tones. I’ve tried it in my town park and there was just too much junk in the ground. The Simplex’s back light and flashlight are a pretty cool design. I’ve paid good money for name brand machines that don’t even have a backlight, so this is a big plus. I also love the freedom the wireless headphones offer.”

Keefer reported finding some nice relics, including a Civil War three-ringer bullet at almost 10 inches deep in a local park that gets hunted frequently. 

“I dug wheat cents at 8 inches, which is pretty impressive,” he said. “The discrimination is great with a quick, speedy recovery. I have used some top-brand detectors, and this hangs right in there with them for half the price! It’s a great little machine.” 


"Field" mode is a great choice for relic hunters. You’ll get little to no unwanted signals due to its two-tone audio and ferrous and non-ferrous metals are easy to distinguish. Farm fields, woods and sites with little to no unwanted signals are the domain of field mode. 

This detector has accurate target response and great depth, which makes relic hunting that much easier. 

Kellyco VIP affiliate Matt Ryan was using his Simplex in field mode when he got a great signal ringing up lower than a penny. His sensitivity setting was turned up halfway. 

“I picked that location because the trees were really old,” Ryan said. “That is usually something that I pay attention to. I used field mode because it seems a lot deeper than the other modes to me, and I prefer the tones on it. After I cut the plug and used my pinpointer to locate the coin, I realized I had dug up an old coin. Completely shocked, I looked at the coin and realized I dug up an 1863 Civil War era Indian Head Penny. It’s the oldest coin that I have ever found.” 


The Nokta | Makro Simplex's beach mode excels in salty, wet sand conditions. With the ability to ground balance between the ranges of 0-99.8 while ignoring ground noise and ferrous targets, the Nokta Makro Simplex is able to locate targets effectively in even the most mineralized beaches. This setting allows you to ignore iron and similar targets and perform ground balance on any type of ground. 

For those seeking their treasures along the coastlines or in highly mineralized soil conditions "Beach" mode will up your finds count and lower your blood pressure, according to customer Chris Armstrong.

“The Nokta Simplex is all that the name implies,” he said. “Simple to use, with the features, power and depth to instill confidence in an expert user. Don't let the price point fool you — the intelligent design, rugged waterproof build quality, ability to be updated and easy to use features of the Simplex will leave enthusiasts of any age or ability feeling that they are making no compromise in choosing this machine.” 

Evaluation of Features

Auto Ground Balance vs. Manual Ground Balance

Manual ground balance is useful in cases where automatic ground balance can’t be achieved, or in instances where you may want to tweak the metal detector in any given soil condition. The auto ground balance feature of the Simplex is extremely accurate.  The detector has streamlined manual ground balancing into a few simple steps. It will feel familiar to experienced users, and beginners will get the hang of it quickly. 

Notch Discrimination

The Nokta | Makro Simplex’s notch discrimination is easy to set up. Discriminating in segments of five, the Simplex allows for quick, easy to use notch filtering.

If you are detecting in a very trashy area and the detector is getting too many iron signals, instead of notch discrimination, you can use the "Iron Volume" setting to lower or completely turn off the volume of ferrous metals. This will allow your Simplex to find targets deeper in the ground. 

Vibration Mode

Vibration mode surprised some of our test users. The handle vibrates when a target is identified,  and also along with a notification on the display and an audible tone. If you’re hearing impaired, detecting in a noisy environment, or not using headphones and don’t want to disturb people around you, it’s a useful feature. This feature could drain your battery life faster, though. 

Waterproof Features

One benefit of having a waterproof detector that has nothing to do with detecting: cleaning your machine! Our test users were happy to be able to wash off the Simplex without having to worry about getting the control box wet. The wireless connection will be lost as soon as the system box is submerged completely underwater, however. Keep in mind that the wireless headphones are not waterproof. 

A sturdy design, light weight and ability to accurately identify targets are the keys to a successful waterproof detector.

“Sturdy design, light weight and accurately identifying targets are the keys to a successful waterproof detector,” said Armstrong. “Excelling in these factors along with intelligent, forward thinking design elements such as a collapsible shaft, and a backlit screen are why the Simplex is moving towards becoming the machine of choice for water hunting.”

Test user Javi Blanco agreed. 

“The waterproof features on the Simplex make everything easier,” he said. 

Battery Life

Blanco was also thrilled with the battery life. 

“The battery life is excellent,” he said. “I’m very happy with the Simplex and would rate every feature a 10/10.” 

The battery life on the Nokta | Makro Simplex is above average. One test user reported detecting for two days in a row and losing only two bars of power. It allows for 12 hours of continuous use in both hot and cold temperatures.

Extreme temperatures can affect the battery life and the Simplex’s performance. Be cautious of overheating.  

If the battery does die, the detector can be run off an external USB battery charger. These are solar powered and extend the time you can be out detecting!

If you need to charge the detector before use, it only takes about three hours. 


The screen is easy to read in both bright and dark conditions. The hunt light is great for night time detecting. It shines down onto the coil, which can extend your detecting time as long as you want. The back light offers adjustable brightness as well as an automatic setting. 

With three levels of brightness and a large, easy-to-read screen, all the information is right at your fingertips no matter the time of day. 

Wireless Headphones

There is no lag time between the detector and the headphones. The detector’s wireless headphones provide crisp, concise responses to even the smallest of targets. If you’ve never hunted with wireless headphones, get ready to feel unleashed! You won’t be tethered to your detector. These are very comfortable to wear, according to many of our customers. 

Pro Tips

If you’ve used the Simplex in salty water:

  1. Wash the system box, shaft and the coil with tap water and be sure no salt water is left in the connectors. 

  2. Do not use any chemicals for cleaning and/or for any other purposes. 

  3. Wipe the screen and the shaft dry with a soft, non-scratch cloth. 

Don’t carry metal objects while using the Simplex. Keep the detector away from your shoes while walking — it could detect metal on you or inside your shoes. 

Nokta | Makro was founded in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2001, as just Nokta Detectors. It expanded its research and development team in 2011 and made significant investments in terms of developing new detection technologies. It acquired Makro Detectors in 2014, and now exports to more than 150 countries in six continents. 


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    • ★★★★★ Super detector

    Review by Valthermond0599 on June 1, 2022

    Great detector for beginners and pros. I cannot write enough about it.
    • ★★★★★ Nokta Simplex, Simply a Great Value

    Review by On The Gold on November 2, 2021

    I bought the Nokta Simplex to have an all terrain detector and it’s definitely that. It’s not small and it’s heavier than my Tesoro so that took some getting used to but build quality is really nice and I’d say that is worth the price alone. Everything is well thought like the shaft design and lock levers, the screen layout is simple and free of things you don’t need. It collapses down to be easily carried and overall it feels like you’re holding something much more expensive. The tone quality is good and has a nice fade on deep targets and I like the wireless headphones but it’s even better wired up to a pair of SunRays. I don’t pay much attention to the VDI numbers but they seem accurate enough. You tend to dig many bottle caps that come up as quarters though. I tend to leave it on field mode as that seems to be the purest unmodulated sound. The Simplex has a nice balance of depth and separation and both DD coils are adept at slicing through trash. This detector can be ‘chatty’ around any EMI and interferes with pro pointers so I just use the mute feature. If I was to suggest anything it would be to make the handle angle pivot so you can adjust it for better ergonomics or to collapse it down. Also make the arm cuff width adjustable as at times it seems narrow.

    Overall a great machine. Nice work Nokta!
    • ★★★★★ finding everything

    Review by Big Norm on October 27, 2021

    This machine finds everything I really li!e the challenges of pulling out great targets s in a bunch of iron found many buttons including a very Rare Roger Rangers down 14 inches I do used all the modes very seldom do I use all metal my favorite is Park 2 its separate s targets in a incredible speed and haves great depth I have found so many old relics 1700sand early 1800s many belt buckles brooches a few v nickel s 4 Indian Heads a few silver dimes nothing to old 1961 the oldest I just love this machine me and my boy go out a few times a week he runs the 440 and running with multiple frequencies I don't really see the advantage just yesterday we were on the beach I got 2 rings one silver one gold to his 0 he did smack out on the quarter s his 8 to mine lol if you are a beginner are a pro like I am you will just love this machine I user if at night by the way park 2 on the beach s killer running 6 on sensitive a little nose but then I no its working

    • ★★★★★ Fantastic machine

    Review by Bulldog detecting on March 17, 2021

    Target I’d is spot on depth is great a won’t be sorry machine the price is outstanding works like my 700,00dollar machine great product
    • ★★★★★ Love it!

    Review by Gregg on January 21, 2021

    This is my first and love it. Light weight & well balanced, very easy to understand controls. Would recommend to anyone wanting to start out. Have been out with it a half dozen times, have not found any coins, but have located about half a 5 gallon bucket of scrap around our property so far. Hoping to train myself to be proficient in the sport before venturing off to other locations.
    • ★★★★★ Best

    Review by Scott on January 21, 2021

    best detector I've ever owned and I've owned 14 different ones
    • ★★★★★ Best customer service

    Review by Mark Ray on December 24, 2020

    Absolutely the best customer service! My first Simplex had a factory defect, KellyCo replaced it in record time and I highly recommend them!
    • ★★★★★ Very Pleased with my Nokta Makro Simplex+

    Review by RedDog on November 29, 2020

    I have had my Nokta Makro Simplex for almost a year and it has performed very well on different soil types. I am very pleased with the light weight and the depth I have been able to detect and retrieve targets.
    • ★★★★★ Nokta Makro Simplex +

    Review by MigColG on November 15, 2020

    This is absolutely the best value for the money. I augmented the machine with the SP 24 (9.5 X 5 inch) coil. The machine is deep, fast and accurate. The separation is excellent, and improves with the smaller coil. First coin found was a 1945 Walking Liberty Half, the second was a 1901 Barber Dime. The half with the stock coil, deep in open ground. The second with the smaller coil at 7 inches in trashy ground.
    • ★★★★★ Great product!

    Review by Bunny on October 31, 2020

    I have had mine for about a year now. I have great luck with it! It is definitely worth the price!
    • ★★★★★ Great detector

    Review by Ryan F on October 30, 2020

    I had the pleasure of trying this machine out at a digging event. The machine is very well made and light, and the cost is perfect for even a beginner detectorist.
    • ★★★★★ Nokta Simplex

    Review by Nick on October 21, 2020

    I'm new at metal detecting. Purchased the nokta simplex. Very reseasonible priced. Very simple to use. Spend the entire day in a open field and found all kinds of stuff. Awesome metal detector.
    • ★★★★★ Old memories new detector

    Review by Jeff on October 20, 2020

    I revisited the first location that I ever detected when I was 12 years old, I'm 57 now. First hunt with the Simplex was 3 hours and what can I say. Over 3 dollars of clad and a silver 1946 Rosie. The separation of signals on the Simplex is great and the VDI seems consistent for the same coins from spot to spot. I haven't put those to memory as of yet, but I will. I love this machine and I feel sorry for my White's. It's going to gather some dust now. Sorry old friend I'll miss you but there is a new Sheriff in town. Thank you Kellyco for the fast delivery and great price.
    • ★★★★★ A lot of detector for the money

    Review by Mark H on October 20, 2020

    When I finally decided to go digital I decided on the Simplex + detector. So glad I did the speed recovery and depth of this unit is unheard of at this price. Great identification great relic detector. But I have to say it’s also a great coin shooter. This detector is great for a beginner ax it’s user friendly but I’ve detected for years and highly recommend it. Get ya one.
    • ★★★★★ Glad I chose the Simplex!

    Review by Jeff R. on October 12, 2020

    This is my first detector and I am very pleased. It is very user-friendly and identifies targets beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend the Simplex for beginners and experienced treasure hunters alike. Highly impressed that Nokta/Macro offers updates an no additional charge - making the machine better each time.

    • ★★★★★ Pulled a quarter from 8” deep

    Review by MAC on October 12, 2020

    I got my Simplex in order to spend more time with my kids (2 girls, 10yrs & 6yrs). We got it at the beginning of summer and have spent every free min treasure hunting. Now both girls want their own detectors. So far, the highlights are $10+ in quarters, 1 Buffalo nickel, 1867 Indian penny (key date!), & a gold/diamond engagement ring! In summary, great detector, super price, wonderful company (Kellyco), irreplaceable memories with my daughters. Thank you Nokta and Kellyco.

    • ★★★★★ Excellent machine

    Review by Dirtfisher 02807 on October 12, 2020

    Since purchasing the simplex+ I have found approximately 7 Indian head pennies a draped bust large cent which I can’t make a date out on and a bunch of rings on the beach. The beach is really tough to understand as the target ID’s are all over the place. but Anyway I love the machine and have recommended it to a friend of mine who wants to get into detecting machine is a little chattery I have not done the update to 2.78 yet so only time will tell if that update will pay off.
    • ★★★★★ Best Value at any price!!

    Review by RAM Detecting on October 12, 2020

    The Simplex is absolutely the best value at any price!! The Simplex has all the features that detectors at a much higher price point has. Rechargeable battery, wireless headphones, Waterproof, yes Waterproof!! Back lit display, it’s upgradable which shows Nokta Makro’s commitment to this detector. You also can get different coils to fit your needs!! The Simplex is a detector a newbie or a advanced Detectorest will love!! Can’t recommend it enough!
    • ★★★★★ Great immediate gratification

    Review by Tom on October 12, 2020

    Chose the Simplex+ after reading around, and am glad. Did a test with 4 coins to get comfortable and found a 5th item a foot away from one of my 'plants'. Great encouragement! Took it out yesterday, first time "in the wild" and found a coin 4" down. I'm a rookie but this this thing is saying "come on, you can do this!"
    • ★★★★★ New update. On Simplex +

    Review by Dirthole on April 18, 2020

    My friend and I just did the new update and wow! What's the buzz all about? Makes it work better and go slightly deeper. I use field most of the time on the old farms here in NY. Today was a good day. Ground was very moist.and coins were being found. 1918 penny and 1915 silver at 8 inches deep. Now Kellyco, you know your metal detectors! Get out there boys and dig your dirt hole!
    • ★★★★★ This machine is everything I hoped it would be!

    Review by Dirt Sweeper on February 25, 2020

    I've been using this machine for 2 months. This detector is everything I could have hoped for! It has become, for me, my number one detector! A great deal for the money! Get one and get some!!
    • ★★★★★ Great detector

    Review by SilverSeeker on January 22, 2020

    I have used Whites and Garrett and this one has them both beat. The price was about half of what I paid for my other detectors. I ordered it on a Sunday (with regular shipping) and received it Tuesday morning! (I live in Northern Kentucky). I can't find a negative thing to say.
    • ★★★★★ I received this detector and very pleased with this design

    Review by Shanedog1 on January 17, 2020

    Haven’t had a chance to use it yet but I sure do like the size of it for transporting in a backpack
    • ★★★★★ Excellent detector

    Review by Dan Syl on January 16, 2020

    First find with Simplex 1920 mercury dime. Own old Whites 6000di Series 2. Simplex detector is outstanding in the field. Depth an ID really outstanding. Such a good price at 254 dollars from Kellyco. Buy one, you won't be sorry .
    • ★★★★★ Fantastic machine

    Review by TJ on January 12, 2020

    The Nokta Simplex is simply a fantastic machine. Quality products with an affordable price. What more could you ask for? Awesome service and support from Kellyco. I received all of the above so I am a happy detectorist. Thanks Kellyco!
    • ★★★★★ Fast shipping

    Review by Glenda on January 10, 2020

    I love my Nokta Makro Simplex+ Metal Detector! I'm waiting for the weather to warm up so I can detect around our property. Love the large coil. Great sale price and fast shipping. It's my Christmas and birthday present.
    • ★★★★★ Excellent service

    Review by Jerry on January 8, 2020

    Above and beyond all others, Kellyco immediately replied to my email and even called me to make sure I was satisfied. Thank you Leilani and everyone I talked to for your service. I will only buy from Kellyco from now on. Due to weather haven’t had a chance to use my new detector.
    • ★★★★★ Love my Simplex

    Review by SusieQue96 on January 7, 2020

    I’m selling my almost new Ace 300–the Nokta Makro Simplex is hands down a better all around detector and much easier to swing even though it weighs the same.
    Only complaint is that they sent a European charger instead of US but they’re fixing that.
    • ★★★★★ Great detector!

    Review by BoJack on January 6, 2020

    After using an older Garrett for years, I decided to get on the hype train and try the Simplex. It's great! For an amateur like me it was easy to use right out of the box, lightweight, intuitive, and side by side with the Garrett it went deeper in iron-rich Va. clay. The headphones are lightweight and comfortable to wear for hours and hours as well. I'm very pleased and can't wait for that first big find with it. For the money I don't see how it can be beat.
    Furthermore, Kellyco is awesome and I will continue to be loyal to them.
    • ★★★★★ Great Machine

    Review by Dragonfly on January 5, 2020

    The Simplex far surpassed my expectations for the price. It finds deep artifacts in areas of very heavy trash and helps you pull the good targets, even with large iron on or beside them in the ground. I have been very impressed with the performance so far and look forward to more hunting with the Simplex.
    • ★★★★★ Affordable but has everything needed to be a great machine

    Review by Johnmac on January 3, 2020

    Got my order yesterday, went out in back 40 and pulled some modern clad but at impressive depth, dime at around 8-10in and copper Lincoln's 6-8in under roots that I've passed over before w my old whites detector. OVERALL HAPPY with PURCHASE AND KELLYCO you guys are doing it right. STARTING OUT NEW YEAR W NOKTA MAKRO off to a great start, thanks Kellyco!
    • ★★★★★ Well made. Simple to use

    Review by Grant on December 29, 2019

    Well made. Simple assembly. Intuitive functions. Easy to use. Good value. Shipped promptly
    • ★★★★★ Very Pleased

    Review by Rich on December 29, 2019

    Features, power and performance galore. Thank you Kelly for a great price and fast shipping. Had the Simplex for two days now. I like it so much that I had to go out in the rain today to pick up where I left off yesterday. The Simplex picks up the tiniest objects deep! Again, thanks Kelly for the most excellent Tech Support and Sales Experience. You folks ROCK! :)
    • ★★★★★ Beyond expectations!

    Review by Mountain Mettling on December 28, 2019

    Fantastically smooth transaction with KellyCo! Impeccable customer service! And one AMAZING machine! The Nokta Makro Simplex+ is such an incredible detector! All the bells and whistles, plus more!

    Thank you so much gang!
    • ★★★★★ Right out of the box

    Review by RickRock33 on December 26, 2019

    Received my new machine and got familiar with it in about an hour. Looked for Civil War relics on our farm and came up with several horse/mule shoes, 2 buckles, a saddle cinch buckle, and several bullets. Tried for a bit around an old house and found 60 cents of modern coins. Still learning with my first detector but satisfied with the Simplex so far!
    • ★★★★★ Nokta Makro Simplex

    Review by Simplex on December 26, 2019

    My Simplex arrived in time for Christmas. Just at the stage of getting everything assembled and working through the manual. All appears well made and easy to use. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Simplex particularly in iron. I’m anxious to give it a whirl in some spots I have. Also looking forward to working in the salt water when it gets warmer. More in the future.
    • ★★★★★ Very good

    Review by Dubie on December 26, 2019

    Easy to use, lightweight. Nice product
    • ★★★★★ Excellent

    Review by Steve on December 25, 2019

    • ★★★★★ Great beach detector

    Review by Mitch on December 24, 2019

    As someone who only owned Fishers, moving to this machine came with a definite learning curve. I'm still trying to get used to the controls since they're not yet intuitive for me, but I still had success with my first test run. Detecting on a cold NJ beach in December I was limited to shallow water and the sand. Found a nickel in the wet sand (steady 24 signal) - something my Fishers couldn't do - as the beach mode allowed for extra fine-tuning of the discrimination. Found plenty of other coins in the dry sand, too. Nice depth of signals (pull tab at 12"+). Easy to sync the wireless headset and minimal lag of the signals. Can't wait for the warmer weather to try her deeper in the water. Since the wireless headset is NOT waterproof, the vibration-only mode will come in handy.

    One important note on beach hunting... you need to either have the coil above the water or completely below the water, because any time the coil hits the border between air and water (in either direction) it'll false. Hard to do when you're detecting at the edge of the water, but no problem once you're waist deep.

    So far, so good. Definitely worth the money if you want a low-buck option that easily competes with the big boys.
    • ★★★★★ It's simple. That's what it is!

    Review by Joe on December 21, 2019

    It takes just a few hours to learn your machine! Listen to it, look at your numbers. You can even feel this machine! I think it is killer!! It's so simple, that's why they call it the Simplex! It's got a sound of its own. I just love it. I think its better than the Nox and a lot cheaper! Why do you think they had to update again? To keep up with this new killer machine!
    • ★★★★★ Can’t beat it for the money

    Review by Karl on December 20, 2019

    I used to have a metal detector many years ago (over 20). It was heavy, expensive and not a great experience to use. This new Simplex+ is everything a great detector should be. Very lightweight to use, controls are very intuitive and work like you would expect. The price is hard to believe for everything included and it makes detecting fun again. What more could you ask for out out a detector at this level. Well done and thanks Nokta Makro.
    • ★★★★★ Really Like This Detector

    Review by Gary on December 20, 2019

    So easy to use. So simple to use right out of the box. Headphones paired with no problem. This Nokta Makro Simplex puts my old Garrett GTA 1000 on the shelf for now. Also works well with my Garrett Carrot pinpointer. I found some very interesting relics with it. Thank you Nokta Makro and Kellyco!!!!
    • ★★★★★ Xmas present

    Review by Fungi on December 20, 2019

    I got it for my girlfriend for her first detector as a Christmas present. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but still deciding to keep it for myself.
    • ★★★★★ Great Value

    Review by Barry on December 19, 2019

    First day out was great. Felt confident using it in the rain. Found coins that I'd passed over previously with my old detector.
    • ★★★★★ Haven't been able to use it yet due to the weather but I am happy to have it!

    Review by Paul on December 19, 2019

    Looks great, can't wait to use it!
    • ★★★★★ Awesome Detector

    Review by Bo on December 19, 2019

    A lot of reviews say the Simplex is a good starter or back up detector and I couldnt disagree more. I only detect beaches and the Simplex is a Beast right out of the box, charge and go. The Simplex will perform as good as any detector out there for a fraction of the cost and has features that other higher end machines dont. The Simplex is rugged, lightweight, compact and deep. The speaker is loud enough to be heard over the surf on those days when I dont feel like using the comfortable lightweight wireless headphones. Night hunting is a pleasure with the backlit display and built in flashlight and dont forget the vibrate mode for water hunting. Dont get caught up in the hype, if you want to detect without breaking the bank the Simplex is for you.
    • ★★★★★ Insanely Amazing Machine

    Review by Michael on December 19, 2019

    I have five machines in my house: A Garrett ATX, Garrett AT Max, Garrett ACE 400, a Fisher F22 and a Quest Q20. I recently got the Simplex+ and holy smokes am I blown away. I never take my AT Max out anymore because of how noisy it is. The Simplex seems completely invincible to telephone, electric lines, and EM. I have never been directly under an electric line and the detector not make a peep. This detector is deep, fast, discriminates, is waterproof, and everything you could ever want in a metal detector!
    • ★★★★★ Satisfying

    Review by Alex M on December 18, 2019

    Right from the start, the look and feel of this detector is simply wonderful. I love how adjustable everything on this thing is. Sounds over targets are strong and promising. Also for the ppl that have a hard time swinging for hours this detector is super light weight and easy to swing. So far so great!
    • ★★★★★ Great value

    Review by Ronnie on December 18, 2019

    Great machine. Very good value!
    • ★★★★★ Great machine worth every penny

    Review by Hal on December 17, 2019

    This machine has turned back time to when a buck was worth buck in terms of value for your money... It is simply Simplex!
    • ★★★★★ Can't wait til Christmas!

    Review by Mottley on December 17, 2019

    I bought this for my husband for Christmas. He already has 2 other metal detectors but has had his eye on the Simplex ever since he first heard great stories about it. I know he's going to love it and will be spending many hours getting exercise in the outdoors!
    • ★★★★★ Good detector

    Review by Tj on December 17, 2019

    Works great!
    • ★★★★★ Great value and depth

    Review by OhioRiverHistory on December 17, 2019

    This machine has everything it needs to compete with the big boys!! The Simplex hits deep targets and has a ton of features for the money. I would recommend this to be a great starter machine, or a back up to a more serious detectorist. No fear with this purchase. It is as advertised!!
    • ★★★★★ Impressed with the Simplex

    Review by Gene on December 17, 2019

    Great build, solid, light machine. Right up there with the $1000.00 machines. Nokta Makro is one of the better machines not only for entry level Detectorists but also a great machine for the experienced Detectorists.
    • ★★★★★ Simplex

    Review by Paul on December 17, 2019

    Simply great machine and not having earphone wire in the way is wonderful!! Wish I had this when I started detecting in 1970, I would have a lot more to retire on than I do now. Thank you Nokta Makro and Kellyco !
    • ★★★★★ Simplex+

    Review by FlippyD on December 17, 2019

    It’s Awesome!
    • ★★★★★ Love this prouduct

    Review by George on December 17, 2019

    Very impressed with this prouduct. Easy to use. Many great features of more expensive detectors. Everything works great. I have found many coins and other items. Would recommend this detecter to anyone.
    • ★★★★★ Really enjoying this new Detector!

    Review by Simplex user in South Texas on December 16, 2019

    I am really enjoying the Simplex! I like how it pinpoints the targets. I also love the fact that you can use the vibration feature! I also like that it has a volume control! Way to go Nokta Makro!
    • ★★★★★ Dig deep

    Review by Dirt hole on December 15, 2019

    I just got mine the other day opened up the box and said let's try it out. I live in upstate NY with 2 inches of snow and - 28 outside. I went to my back yard, put it in field mode and walked around and ping it went. I was like Ok let's see. Started digging 4 to 5 inches and removed a 1809 penny. Now I have went over my yard with my AT Pro at least 5 times and found pennies, but not this old. Maybe it was just luck or its one hell of a metal detector. So easy to use- fast. On track. I Still like my AT Pro, but there might be a change. Buy this Simplex. Its well worth the money. Well made. Light to swing and goes deep.
    Have a good year .swing fast dig deep..
    • ★★★★★ We have begun to do videos on this machine

    Review by AquaLand Relics on December 15, 2019

    In my opinion, I have been detecting for over 6 years and this little machine it redefining the market. For the price there is no other machine on the market that can compare. With all the extra add-ons. This machine is a 1000$ detector trapped in a 350$ detectors frame. From all metal, field, park, and beach it's gonna surprise ya. Myself I have been hunting a lot of local parks and going back over places I have detected in the past. I am finding wheat cents at 6-8+ inches. Haven't got to the beach or in the water. But from what i see there will be no let down. Love how it collapses down to like 2 ft. Great for storage. And when we are in the local streams I think this will be an added bonus. The back light just rocks. I own the AT Pro and many of late evenings I wish it had one also. The only thing I don't like is field mode only has two tones. They say they made it with two tones to get maximum depth. Can't wait to try it out on some deep civil war bullets. And the USB downloaded firmware is totally awesome. For sure would recommend this machine. AquaLand Relics
    • ★★★★★ Wow

    Review by Slick. Since -1963 on December 14, 2019

    Couldn’t wait for it to get here, that makes 3 Nokta-Makro machines I have. The Simplex is going to be another leader. Thank you Kellyco again for your never ending service!⛄️
    • ★★★★★ This detector talks and you better listen!

    Review by Simplex on December 13, 2019

    Simplex ➕, whether it’s a hunt underwater, on an old house site in the middle of a field, your local park or on your favorite vacation beach it will find what you’re looking for! This is one of the most versatile detectors on the market and it’s very easy on the pocket book!
    • ★★★★★ Excellent detector and headphones

    Review by Digger on December 13, 2019

    This detector and headphones are super easy to use right out of the box. It has great penetration for the price range. My son is 12 years old. He and I hunt together now that he has this detector he has found things while walking behind me. I use a Spectra V3I. Needless to say I'm quite impressed by this machine. I would recommend this detector and headphones to anyone regardless of experienced.
    • ★★★★★ Nice detector

    Review by DOUG on November 16, 2019

    The Simplex was a gift for my son. We both went out detecting this morning in the cold for about 3 hours. My son found a bunch of coins and a silver ring on his first time out with his simplex in a park that has been hunted quite a bit. He's definitely happy with his new detector and I'm impressed with it as well. It seems to be very used friendly. We are really happy with this purchase, and even though we had to pre-order the detector, Kellyco kept us informed with what was going on in the ordering process. I will definitely do business with them again.
    • ★★★★★ This no-frills detector is an overachiever

    Review by Carolyn on November 13, 2019

    I recently tested the Simplex in an area where I have been detecting for the past three years. Without adjusting any of the settings, I took it out of the box, turned it on, plugged in the headphones and started detecting.
    The Simplex has an 11” coil, and I wasn’t expecting it to pick up much at this particular park because there is a lot of junk. I was very surprised at how clearly I could hear signals between trash. Within just a few hours, I found a wheat penny, a railroad spike and a brass buckle from the early 20th century. The buckle was buried 8 inches down.
    I have tendonitis in my elbow and swinging a detector for hours usually hurts, but after detecting for 3.5 hours, I had no issues whatsoever. This no-frills detector is an overachiever.
Questions and Answers
  • Posted On: 7/29/2022 By: Jaron

    Q: People say the simplex struggles with wet sand beaches, does this apply to both freshwater and saltwater?

    A: Hello! This detector is waterproof to10 feet. Due to freshwater having less mineralization there should be no issues there. You can use it in saltwater but you may need to manually ground balance it to reduce some chatter
  • Posted On: 1/16/2022 By: Mike Oberlin - Treasure Pirates Clearwater Beach Fl

    Q: How often should you return a Minelab Equinox 800 back to facory presets?

    A: Very rarely, if you made a custom program you no longer use it may be easier doing a factory reset to create another. Outside of that, unless there is an update available from Minelab, you shouldn't have to do it.
  • Posted On: 9/16/2021 By: Deward

    Q: you give all the sales pitch except to guarantee the best price. How much does it cost?

    A: The Nokta Makro Simplex with headphones is currently priced at $339.15.
  • Posted On: 7/25/2021 By: marco

    Q: Will the simplex find 10,14,18K gold jewelry at the beach? It's not highlighted as a gold machine but it is as a beach machine. Does that mean its only good for finding coins and not jewelry at the beach?

    A: It will find gold jewelry. Gold jewelry is not raw, natural gold.
  • Posted On: 6/12/2021 By: Panafis stathatos

    Q: You are in Greece and we have a detective warehouse and we stay we want this detector for testing. How much will it cost in euros to send it to us along with transportation; we do not pay taxes of the customs dear How deep detection does it really have ?? / I am waiting for your answer

    A: I am sorry, but due to manufacturer restrictions, we cannot ship outside of the US.
  • Posted On: 6/12/2021 By: Robert Martinez

    Q: How do you use the wireless headphones when the detector has no bluetooth?

    A: It has a built in wireless module, compatible with the 2.4 GHz Nokta Makro Green Edition wireless headphones.
  • Posted On: 6/6/2021 By: wayne steele

    Q: do the coils have covers or are the avaiable

    A: Yes coil covers are included.
  • Posted On: 6/4/2021 By: Bob

    Q: With this package with extra coil does the coil covers come with them ?

    A: Yes, the coil covers are included.
  • Posted On: 5/26/2021 By: BILL Campbell

    Q: When I ordered my simplex+ part of the package was a kellyco t shirt ,I did not get it . That’s the only problem otherwise most excellent company to deal with

    A: It looks like you may not have clicked on the promo for the shirt, I sent you an email.
  • Posted On: 5/25/2021 By: Ron Dzuba

    Q: If I need the battery replaced what does it cost and how long is it out of service? How long does it last?I've been in the electronics field 45 years why can't I replace it myself? Why didn't they put a on/off switch to disconnect the original battery and use a external battery pack. Might be a great detector but this fact is the biggest con for not buying.Exactly where is the battery located?

    A: You would need to contact Nokta Makro for any questions regarding service and turn around time. It is a sealed waterproof unit so it is serviced by them to retain that feature. Battery life is dictated by usage and care, I cannot estimate the battery life. The battery is located in the control box.
  • Posted On: 5/7/2021 By: Roger Fletcher

    Q: Do you give a veterans discount? I didn't see anything about it . I am a U.S. Army veteran. Do I qualify even though I just ordered my detector yesterday ? Thank you.

    A: We do offer a military discount, but it only applies to Minelab metal detectors.
  • Posted On: 5/3/2021 By: Truman Buckles

    Q: Is the whole metal detector submergible under underwater or just the six coil

    A: The whole detector is submersible to 10 ft.
  • Posted On: 4/8/2021 By: Al Jepsen

    Q: Has the Simpkex fixed the problem with chatter when using a Garrett pin pointer ?

    A: A frequency shift on the Simplex+ should take care of any interference.
  • Posted On: 4/5/2021 By: Vicky Newsome

    Q: Bought a Simplex+ with wireless headphones in January. Everything has been perfect up until last week. I pushed phones off my ears during a dig and now they won't pair up with my machine. I fully charged and have tried repairing according to instructions but no luck

    A: Try doing a factory reset then pair again.* Turn the detector on by pressing the power button. * Once the SIMPLEX+ logo appears on the screen, press and hold down the Settings and Pinpoint/Confirm button simultaneously until 3 short beeps are heard. For a hard reset in case of any unresponsiveness of the system, press and hold down for about 6 seconds.
  • Posted On: 3/21/2021 By: Thomas

    Q: How do these do on salt water beaches?

    A: It will work very well in dry sand, near or in salt water will require ground balancing to near zero and will work fine.
  • Posted On: 2/19/2021 By: Richard Coughlin

    Q: Will the Simplex locate gold in freshwater rivers?

    A: Locating gold flakes would require a higher frequency than the Simplex provides, you would want a machine that is over 18 kHz. The best machine I could recommend would be the Gold Monster 1000 with 5" coil without going way over your price.
  • Posted On: 2/14/2021 By: Charles McNabb

    Q: What detector should I buy with easy ground balance that will not go off constantly in iron ore. I want to gold hunt. I need something that will find nuggets as well as small pieces. My great grandfather was a blacksmith and melted down and refined gold for an Indian. No one could ever find his working area. They tried following him but he always gave them the slip. The area has lots of iron ore. What detector do you suggest? I’m not by far a professional. I do live one block from the ocean. The other hunting is in the Appalachian mountains where I grew up.

    A: I would recommend the Equinox 800. It is very versatile and has a Gold Mode which would be beneficial to your gold hunting needs.
  • Posted On: 2/14/2021 By: joe

    Q: really like tik toks about this sport want to get started will this machine find gold jewelry (like a ring)didn’t quite understand when gold nugget ? was asked

    A: This detector will find gold jewelry. I'm sure you were asked about nugget hunting, because that type of gold requires a higher frequency.
  • Posted On: 1/17/2021 By: benn

    Q: Does the Pulse dive pinpointer that comes with the bundle have both attachments? (The little coil as well as the standard pinpointer head)?

    A: No, the promo is the pulsedive pinpointer, not the 2 in 1 scuba unit.
  • Posted On: 1/10/2021 By: James Simmons

    Q: Can you use the wireless headphones in water are they water proof?

    A: No, they are not waterproof. At this time, there are no wireless headphones that are.
  • Posted On: 11/14/2020 By: Marc Slack

    Q: Can I use wireless earbuds and wired headphones?

    A: You can use wired headphones. You cannot use wireless earbuds. The only wireless headphones that will work are the Nokta Makro Green Edition headphones.
  • Posted On: 10/18/2020 By: erich schroeder

    Q: I did not receive (Oct 17) an ac adapter with my unit for usb charging from a 110 outlet. I assumed it would come with one.

    A: This is not included with the detector.
  • Posted On: 9/13/2020 By: Ed Matthews

    Q: The new coils...SP22 and SP24 (8.5"), according to video reviews are better than the 11" coil. Why can't the Simplex come standard with one or the other? What are major differences between the new coils and the 11" ?


    Most detectors have a standard size coil that comes with them, mostly an 11" coil. This is an all around coil. The other new coils are great coils and are used for tight areas and are a little smaller. They are also all around coils but used in different environments. The stock coil will cover more ground with each sweep. Every coil will preform a little different and Nokta has determined that the 11" is best served as the standard coil. 

  • Posted On: 9/12/2020 By: Vern

    Q: I am looking at the Simplex+ to replace a garrett that tanked when I accidently dropped it in the water. Does the pin pointer link up with the wireless or wired headphones? This machines sounds too good to be true. Could you recommend any similar machines to look at?


    The Nokta Makro Simplex+ really is too good to be true for the price. It has a lot of features that detectors price the price have. You can link the Nokta Makro Green Edition Headphones to the Nokta Makro PulseDive Pointer. However the Simplex will not pair at the same time as the pointer. Great detector for price!

  • Posted On: 9/2/2020 By: kankele

    Q: if the unit is submersible the Simplex is completely waterproof up to 3 meters (10 ft).then what is this statement from your description? , the detector coil can be submerged up to 11 inches. 10 feet or 11 inches?


    The coil on the Simplex is completely submersible up to 10 feet. The 11" that is mentioned is the size of the coil cover. 

  • Posted On: 9/1/2020 By: Bob Matteo

    Q: Can the Simplex be completely submerged under water? Also what Head Phones would one use?


    Yes, the Simplex is completely waterproof up to 3 meters (10 ft). You can add the Nokta Makro Waterproof Headphones. 

  • Posted On: 8/11/2020 By: Torry Schreider

    Q: It says will detect small gold jewelry. Does it detect gold nuggets or?


    The Simplex+ will find a larger nugget but not really small nuggets. The Simplex+ runs at 12KHZ, you need a higher frequency to find small gold nuggets at least 20khz is recommended. 

  • Posted On: 8/6/2020 By: Garey meron

    Q: My simplex nokta makro just one day would not turn on I've only had for about 3 months i bought it in April how do i get it fixed


    I would give Van a call at the Nokta repair center to let him know. He is located in Georgia and should be able to help. His number is 706-619-2601

  • Posted On: 7/19/2020 By: Luis Talavera

    Q: What number should i use the threashhold number in all metal mode


    The threshold is the volume of the buzz that you are hearing in the headphones. The number you set it on is up to you and how loud you want it to be. There is not a set number that I can give you.

  • Posted On: 7/17/2020 By: Maurice Hollingsworth

    Q: After 5 years and your batterys need replace what do you do .


    When you need to replace the batteries for the Simplex, you would need to send it to the repair center that is currently located in Georiga. 

  • Posted On: 7/14/2020 By: Bob R.

    Q: Is there a way to update the software on the Simplex?

    A: Yes! You can do so here:
  • Posted On: 6/29/2020 By: Flatheadsully

    Q: I've had whites machines since the early 60s 5000&6000ds will I be happy with your machine?

    A: Hi Flatheadsully, You picked a great brand with the Nokta Makro Simplex. Like Whites Metal Detectors, Nokta Makro has built a reputation for having cutting edge technology and yet easy to use. The Simplex is highly regarded as this years most affordable, waterproof and great performance for the money machine. We have countless reviews and treasure stories being posted about the Simplex on a daily basis. If you have any questions on operating the machine feel free to give us a call!
  • Posted On: 6/22/2020 By: Ray Thielenhouse

    Q: Can you change search coils? To a different size?


    There are two new coils that Nokta Makro are releasing for the Simplex and we should have them soon. Please be on the look out for an update. 

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