Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Minelab was founded in 1985 in Australia and specializes in the development of metal prospecting technologies in a variety of environments. The brand's equipment is highly regarded in the global market due to its high-quality assembly and high sensitivity, as well as a variety of models. We analyzed customer reviews and product specifications to select the best Minelab metal detectors for a variety of tasks from hobby to professional.
- Rating of the best Minelab metal detectors
- Minelab SDC 2300 ground
- Minelab Equinox 800 ground
- Minelab Equinox 600 ground
- Minelab X-Terra 705 Ground
- Minelab X-Terra 305 ground
- Minelab Go-Find 44 Ground
Rating of the best Minelab metal detectors
Minelab's catalog has about 100 models for detecting metal in water, soil or among things. To search for jewelry and relics, ground vehicles are used. Here are the top 6 Minelab land scanners to watch out for.
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best Minelab metal detectors||1||Minelab SDC 2300||RUB 269,990|
|2||Minelab Equinox 800||RUB 62,990|
|3||Minelab Equinox 600||RUB 45,990|
|4||Minelab X-Terra 705||RUB 34,990|
|5||Minelab X-Terra 305||RUB 18,990|
|6||Minelab Go-Find 44||RUB 10,990|
Minelab SDC 2300 ground
In the first place is a professional-type Minelab metal detector with high-frequency impulse action. At the heart of the device is an 8-inch mono coil, the sensitivity of which can be programmed in eight positions. The work is carried out in the Koss 100 Om headphones included in the kit. You can also navigate by 9 LEDs that display the distance to the target. A separate LED element lights up to warn of low battery. The model has a folding body, which when folded takes up 40 cm in length. When the shoulder is extended, the length grows to 1.5 m, so the operator does not need to bend over. In the reviews, the owners like that the coil of the Minelab metal detector is protected from moisture penetration, so it can be submerged in small streams to explore the bottom.
Our experts considered the detector to be the best in terms of sensitivity. It is capable of detecting even 1 g of native gold at a depth of 20 cm. This potential Minelab will help to find even the smallest grains of precious metal in the mine.
- light weight 2.4 kg;
- sensitivity adjustment in 8 levels;
- has a waterproof coil;
- the folding case is convenient for transportation.
- high price;
- no display;
- can only be used at positive temperatures.
Minelab Equinox 800 ground
The second place went to the Minelab metal detector with a solid shaft and a weight of 1.34 kg. The control unit contains a monochrome screen and its own speaker with volume control. If desired, work can be carried out with headphones, for which there is an AUX output. In the reviews, buyers are pleased with the ability to update the software via the USB port connected to the computer. This allows you to always have “fresh” programs and receive important updates to improve performance and sensitivity. Inside the metal detector is installed its own Minelab battery, which lasts for 12 hours of battery life. To prevent foreign objects from creating overlays, an auto noise reduction system operates in the equipment. The Minelab company provides a 3-year warranty for the goods.
The uniqueness of this metal detector, for which we considered the product from Minelab the best, is the Multi-IQ technology. It allows you to switch the frequency of the coil from high to low range (5-40 kHz) in order to search for metal deep in the earth's interior or closer to the surface (from 10 cm to 3 m).
- monochrome display for visualization of results;
- comfortable handle with armrest;
- headphones included;
- there is a screen backlight.
- the magnetic connector of the charging cable sometimes comes off and the battery does not charge;
- the LCD is difficult to see in bright sunlight.
Minelab Equinox 600 ground
And here is another model from Minelab for multipurpose use, only with a slightly lower frequency range of 5-15 kHz. The device provides several modes: “Beach”, “Park” and “Field”, which have different sensitivity. The main element is an 11 '' coil fitted with a water repellent sealed coating. The owners' reviews indicate that it is even allowed to dive to a depth of 3 meters with a metal detector. On a monochrome screen, you can set the detection of ferrous metal in discrimination from 0 to 9. The non-ferrous metal scanner “sees” in the target identification segments from 1 to 40 units. The control unit already has a built-in battery that lasts for 12 hours.
Our experts considered the model the best due to the presence Bluetooth, to which you can connect wireless headphones. This allows you to clearly hear the operation of the Minelab frequency scanner and not attract too much attention on the beach by the squeak coming from the speakers. The absence of wires makes the detector more user-friendly.
- there is ground balancing with automatic and manual modes;
- bar adjustment from 1000 to 1400 mm in length;
- can be submerged under water;
- does not deteriorate from salt water.
- weak coil attachment loops;
- expensive replacement of an inoperative detector.
Minelab X-Terra 705 Ground
This metal detector from Minelab is suitable for searching for colored coins at a depth of 80 cm. The control unit has 10 rubberized buttons and a large display, as well as 4 detection programs. The manufacturer has taken care of protecting the sensitivity from nearby power lines and other interference. The multi-segment discrimination scale allows you to better understand what kind of find the device “sees” and whether it is worth digging up. Judging by the reviews, this Minelab detector quickly “responds” when a target is detected and the operator does not have to make unnecessary return movements in order to more accurately localize the object.
In our opinion, the metal detector is the best in terms of monitor quality. He has large bold numbers that are clearly visible even to people with impaired vision. The surface of the screen is also equipped with an anti-reflective coating, which allows using the Minelab scanner in the field in sunny weather. During work in the evening, the monitor backlight is provided. Even with the constant inclusion of the pin, the batteries are enough for two days of searching.
- comfortable armrest;
- weighs only 1.36 kg;
- has its own speaker;
- responds quickly to target detection.
- flimsy coil clamps;
- there is no protective cover for the electronic unit;
- perceives some ferrous metals as non-ferrous.
Minelab X-Terra 305 ground
This is a semi-professional metal detector from Minelab, which is suitable for hobbies and searching for artifacts at a depth of 60 cm.The detector operates at two frequencies: 7.5 kHz will detect large metal objects at maximum depth, and higher vibrations of 18.75 kHz are designed to recognize small coins closer to the surface . Despite the simple assembly and non-professional purpose, the metal detector displays all the results on the screen not only in the form of numbers, but also graphic icons. This simplifies orientation and improves usability.
According to the editors of the magazine, the metal detector is the best in terms of price-to-capacity ratio. The software will allow you to tune the discrimination to a specific target to ignore other metals. For example, if you are looking for bronze coins, then a coil with an induction balance will be “indifferent” to black steel, which is abundant in the field in the form of shell fragments and parts from agricultural implements.
- adjustable rod length;
- rubberized handle;
- monitor with graphic characters;
- The monolithic coil configuration is sealed and suitable for submersion.
- does not display additional information about the target;
- coil warranty only 1 year;
- the body material is not protected against salt.
Minelab Go-Find 44 Ground
This is the simplest Minelab scanner for beginners. Its probing depth reaches 80 cm. The scanner weighs 1 kg and is not difficult to use for 8 hours. The recoil adjusts to the terrain (descent, hill) to always be parallel to the ground. Although this Minelab device is an amateur one, it already has anti-interference protection. The owners of the reviews like the Go-find application, which allows you to simultaneously listen to music on headphones, make calls via your phone and show your finds immediately on the Internet.
In addition to its affordable cost, the metal detector has attracted the attention of experts for its portability. His rod consists of three segments with a telescopic mechanism. This allows you to fold it to a small size and carry it in your hands, going in search of treasures by bus or train. On site, the boom extends up to 1400 mm, which does not require the operator's body to tilt during operation. The screen on the thick handle rotates and presses against the body, so in the transport position nothing sticks out and does not break off.
- the metal detector weighs only 1.06 kg;
- automatic ground balancing;
- rubberized buttons;
- well “sees” coins.
- faded screen;
- if you fold and unfold every day, then it won't last long;
- sand gets into the telescopic mechanism.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.