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Metal Detector Review
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Performance & Usability
Detector Type
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
General
Beach/Water
Beach/Water
Usability Score
70%
90%
100%
85%
80%
75%
65%
75%
5%
55%
5%
35%
10%
45%
Coin Detection Depth (inches)
10
10
8
8
8
10
8
8
6
10
6
4
10
8
Weight (lbs)
3.1
2.9
2.7
2.3
2.9
2.6
2.8
2.5
3
2.2
2.62
2.8
4.5
3.5
Battery Life (hrs)
20
25
30
20
20
25
15
20
20
20
20
15
40
50
Battery Indicator
Warning Only
Warning Only
Warning Only
Warning Only
Warning Only
Warning Only
 
 
Graphic Target ID
 
 
 
 
Depth Indicator
 
 
 
 
Pinpoint Mode
 
 
 
 
 
Adjustable Shaft
Adjustable Armrest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Armrest Strap
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume Control
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Features
# Audio Tones
4
4
4
3
12
3
4
3
3
1
7
3
1
1
# Target ID Segments
8
11
12
99
12
99
9
8
6
 
7
4
 
 
# Sensitivity Settings
10
6
8
9
10
10
Variable
8
12
Variable
5
 
Variable
1
# Discrimination Settings
4
7
5
6
3
69
Variable
5
12
Variable
7
4
Variable
8
Ground Balance
Manual
Manual
 
 
Manual
 
Manual
 
Auto
 
 
 
Auto
 
Custom Notching
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interchangeable Coil
 
 
 
Electronics
Scanning Technology
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
Modified VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
VLF
Battery Type
AA x6
9volt x2
AA x4
9volt
AA x4
9volt
9volt x2
9volt x2
9volt x2
9volt
9volt x2
9volt x2
AA x8
9volt x2
Operating Frequency (kHz)
7.8
5.9
6.5
7.8
Variable
7.8
6.8
8
13
14.5
12.5
7
12.5
2.4
Headphone Jack
3.5mm
1/4"
1/4"
1/4" & 3.5mm
1/4"
1/4"
1/4"
1/4"
3.5mm
1/4"
3.5mm
1/4"
Hard-Wired
Hard-Wired
Coil Diameter (inches)
10
11
9
8
9
11
8
9
8
9
10
8
10
8
Coil Construction
Concentric
DD
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
DD
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Concentric
Coil Shape
Round
Elliptical
Elliptical
Round
Round
Elliptical
Round
Round
Round
Elliptical
Round
Round
Round
Round
Help & Support
Warranty
1 year
5 years
2 years
5 years
3 years
5 years
5 years
2 years
1 year
Lifetime
5 years
5 years
90 days
2 years
Email Support
Telephone Support
Online FAQs
 
 
 
 
 
Official Forums
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Chat Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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