GPSCentral.ca
100% Canadian Owned and Operated! 100% Canadian. Canada's #1 GPS & More Store!
We take Visa, Mastercard, PayPal
Sign in | View cart | Contact us
1-800-585-9331
Prices are in CDN dollars GPS Prices in Canadian Dollars
social follow buttons

 

follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on google plus

Minelab Metal Detectors Comparison – Here's how the models are different

Minelab logo
Discontinued
Discontinued
Minelab Xterra 305
Minelab xterra 505
Minelab Xterra 705
Minelab Xterra 705 gold pack
Minelab Sovereign GT
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Safari
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Etrac
Minelab CTX 3030
Application:
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery, Beach & Gold Prospecting
Gold Prospecting, Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery, Beach & Gold Prospecting
Coin, Relic, Jewellery, Beach & Dive
Coin, Relic, Jewellery, Beach & Dive
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach
Technology:
VFLEX
VFLEX
VFLEX
VFLEX
BBS
BBS
BBS
FBS
FBS
FBS, Smartfind
FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream
Frequency/Transmission:
7.5 & 18.75kHz - change frequency by changing coils
3, 7.5 & 18.75kHz - change frequency by changing coils
3, 7.5 & 18.75kHz - change frequency by changing coils
3, 7.5 & 18.75kHz - change frequency by changing coils
Multiple frequencies: 1.5, 3, 14.5,...25.5kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5, 3, 14.5,...25.5kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5, 3, 14.5,...25.5kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5 - 100kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5 - 100kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5 - 100kHz
Multiple frequencies: 1.5 - 100kHz
Coil (standard):
9" Concentric lightweight, waterproof 7.5kHz.
9" Concentric lightweight, waterproof 7.5kHz.
9" Concentric lightweight, waterproof 7.5kHz.
10” Elliptical Double-D light weight, water resistant 18.75kHz
10" Double-D Tornado slimline, waterproof
8" round Double-D hardwired coil.
10" round Double-D hardwired coil.
11" Double-D lightweight, waterproof
11" Double-D lightweight, waterproof.
11" Double-D lightweight, waterproof.
11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil
Audio Output:
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack
Headphones (hardwired)
Headphones (hardwired)
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack
Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack
Built-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)

Headphones Supplied:

Optional accessory
Optional accessory
Optional accessory
Optional accessory
Optional accessory
Koss 8 ohm headphones (hardwired)
Koss 8 ohm headphones (hardwired)
Optional accessory
Koss 100 ohm headphones
Koss 100 ohm headphones
KOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof )
Visual Display:
Large monochrome 76mm x 37mm (3" x 1.75") positive reflective LCD
Large monochrome 76mm x 37mm (3" x 1.75") positive reflective LCD
Large monochrome 76mm x 37mm (3" x 1.75") transflective LCD.
Large monochrome 76mm x 37mm (3" x 1.75") transflective LCD.
-
-
-
Large monochrome 70mm x 40mm (2.8" x 1.5") LCD with adjustable contrast
Large monochrome 71mm x 38mm (2.8" x 1.5") LCD with improved graphics and adjustable contrast
Very large 72mm x 48mm (2.8" x 1.9") greyscale LCD with contrast adjustment
Full colour LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (1–10)
Backlight:
-
-
yes
yes
-
-
-
-
yes
yes
yes
USB Connectivity:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
USB connector for communication with PC
XChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7
Memory:
Remembers user settings even if batteries are removed
Remembers user settings even if batteries are removed
Remembers user settings even if batteries are removed
Remembers user settings even if batteries are removed
Remembers last Ground Balance setting
-
-
Press and hold power button to restore factory settings
Settings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset
Settings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset
Settings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset
Depth Indication:
5 depth indication icons.
5 depth indication icons.
5 depth indication icons.
5 depth indication icons.
Signal strength in Pin-Point
-
-
Depth gauge shows estimated depth of target
Depth indicator, updates in Pinpoint mode
Accurate gauge active in normal detecting and Pinpoint mode
Accurate gauge active in normal detecting and Pinpoint mode
Detect Modes:
(1) Coin & Treasure
(1) Coin & Treasure
(2) Coin and Treasure & Prospecting
(2) Prospecting & Coin and Treasure
Discriminate with Iron Mask On or Off & Silent Search Discriminate. All Metal: Track, Fixed & Pinpoint
Discriminate or All-Metal (Pinpoint)
Discriminate or All-Metal (Pinpoint)
4 Preset (Coin, Coin/Jewellery, Relic & All Metal) & 4 programable
-
4 pre-programmed user Modes (Coins, High Trash, Beach and Relics) and 4 user customisable Modes
10 fully customisable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)
Discrimination:
Two factory Discrimination patterns that can be personalised & All Metal. 12 segment Discrimination scale
Three factory Discrimination patterns that can be personalised & All Metal. 19 segment discrimination scale
Four factory Discrimination patterns that can be personalised, All Metal & Iron Mask. 28 segment Discrimination scale
Four factory Discrimination patterns that can be personalised, All Metal & Iron Mask. 28 segment Discrimination scale
Variable Discrimination with variable notch segment & All Metal
Variable Discrimination (adjustable turn control) & All Metal (Pinpoint)
Variable Discrimination (adjustable turn control) & All Metal (Pinpoint)
Notch Discrimination with 51 segment
Smartfind(TM) 2 dimensional Discrimination: Ferrous 31, Conductivity 31. 8 discrimination patterns (Coins, Fe Coins, Jewellery, Foil, Pull Tab, Crowncap, Screwcap & Nail) & 6 user slots
SmartfindTM 2 dimensional Discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50. 10 discrimination patterns (Coins, All-Metal, Fe Coins, Jewellery, Foil, Pull Tab, Iron, Crowncap, Screwcap & Nail) & 10 user slots
Smartfind 2TM 2 dimensional colour discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50 - 20 fully customisable discrimination patterns (2 per Search Mode)
Timings:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Audio tone:
1, 2, 3 & Mutli
1, 2, 3, 4 & Multi
1, 2, 3, 4 & Multi (28)
1, 2, 3, 4 & Multi (28)
-
-
-
Conductive & ferrous audio response
Constant & Multi-tone; customizable for conductivity or ferrous response
1,2,4 & Multi-tone; customizable for conductivity or ferrous response. Variable by 30 adjustable steps
Customisable Tone ID Profiles - 1, 2 ferrous (Fe), 2 conductive (Co), 4 Fe, 4 Co, 35 Fe, 50 Co or Combined
Audio Type:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold
Normal, Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold
Normal, Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold
Ground Balance:
Manual adjustment 0 to 20
Manual adjustment 0 to 50
Manual 1 to 90, Automatic, Beach, Tracking & Tracking Offset.
Manual 1 to 90, Automatic, Beach, Tracking & Tracking Offset.
ACCU-TRAK Automatic Ground Balance with selectable Fixed & Automatic Tracking options
Automatic ground rejection
Automatic ground rejection
Automatic ground compensation - advanced digital filtering. Linear -10 to 40 Discrimination options & custom select Discrimination
Automatic ground compensation - advanced digital filtering
Automatic ground compensation - advanced digital filtering. Ground settings Neutral & Difficult
Auto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance
Ground Balance Type:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Trash Density:
-

-

-
-
-
-
-
(2) Low & High
-
(2) Low & High
-
Pinpoint:
Audio & visual
Audio & visual
Two modes: Automatic & Sizing
Two modes: Automatic & Sizing
Selectable Pinpoint mode
Pinpoint mode
Pinpoint mode
Non-motion with audio and visual indicators
Non-motion with modulated audio
Non-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing
Non-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing
Sensitivity Adjust:
Adjustable (1 to 10)
Adjustable (1 to 20)
Adjustable (1 to 30)
Adjustable (1 to 30)
Automatic or manual (adjustable turn control)
Auto & manual (adjustable turn control)
Auto & manual (adjustable turn control)
Fully automatic & manual adjustable (0 to 20)
Semi-automatic & Manual (adjustable 1 to 32)
Fully automatic with adjustable offset, manual setting 1 to 30
Auto and Manual (1–30)
Tune / Noise Cancel:
3 Channels (-1, 0, 1)
5 channels (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2)
5 Channels (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2), Manual & Automatic
5 Channels (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2), Manual & Automatic
2-Frequency band switch
-
-
Automatic
Manual & Automatic (11 channels)
Manual & Automatic (11 channels)
Manual & Automatic (11 channels)
Threshold:
Adjustable (-5 to 25)
Adjustable (-5 to 25)
Adjustable (-5 to 25)
Adjustable (-5 to 25)
Adjustable turn control plus Silent Search & Threshold switch
Adjustable turn contol
Adjustable turn contol
Adjustable (0 to 40)
Finer adjsutment level from 0 to 40
Finer adjsutment level from 0 to 50
Level adjustment (1–50), Pitch adjustment (1–30)
Target Volume Adjust:
Adjustable (0 to 10)
Adjustable (0 to 30)
Adjustable (0 to 30)
Adjustable (0 to 30)
Adjustable turn control
Adjustable turn control
Adjustable turn control
Adjustable (0 to 20)
Limit & Gain (1 to 10)
Limit & Gain (1 to 30)
Limit & Gain (1 to 30)
Battery:
4xAA Alkaline/Carbon/Lithium or NiMH/NiCad (not included)
4xAA Alkaline/Carbon/Lithium or NiMH/NiCad (not included)
4xAA Alkaline/Carbon/Lithium or NiMH/NiCad (not included)
4xAA Alkaline/Carbon/Lithium or NiMH/NiCad (not included)
Alkaline battery pack supplied. NiMH battery pack available as accessory
NiMH battery pack 13V 1000 mAh (14-19 hours). Supplied with mains charger, alkaline battery optional accessory
NiMH battery pack 13V 1000 mAh (14-19 hours). Supplied with mains charger, alkaline battery optional accessory
8xAA Alkaline or NiMH/NiCad (not included)
1600mAh NiMH or Alkaline batteries
1600mAh NiMH or Alkaline batteries
Li-ion pack with fast charger. 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Low battery alert:
Audio & visual alert
Audio & visual alert
Audio & visual alert
Audio & visual alert
Audio alert
Audio alert
Audio alert
Visual alert
Audio alert
Audio & visual indication
Audio & visual indication
Length:
1220mm - 1420mm (48" - 56")
1220mm - 1420mm (48" - 56")
1220mm - 1420mm (48" - 56")
1220mm - 1420mm (48" - 56")
965mm - 1400mm (38" - 55")
Standard shaft 1140mm - 1220mm (45" - 48"); Dive shaft 820mm - 910mm (32" - 36")
Standard shaft 1140mm - 1220mm (45" - 48"); Dive shaft 820mm - 910mm (32" - 36")
1050mm - 1370mm (43" - 54")
1100mm - 1358mm (43" - 55")
1060mm -1380mm (41.7" - 54.3")
Min 37 in. (940 mm) – Max 55.3 in. (1405 mm)
Weight:
1.3kg (2.9lbs) (ex. battery)
1.3kg (2.9lbs) (ex. battery)
1.3kg (2.9lbs) (ex. battery)
1.3kg (2.9lbs) (ex. battery)
2kg (4.4lbs) (ex. battery)
2.1kg (4.6lbs)  (inc NiMH battery)
2.3kg (5.1lbs)  (inc NiMH battery)
1.65kg (3.6lbs) (ex. battery)
1.7kg (3.7lbs) (ex. battery)
1.6kg (3.5lbs) (ex. battery)
5.20 lbs (2.36 kgs) including Li-ion battery pack
Warranty:
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
1 years control box & coil
1 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
3 years control box & coil
 


© 2001-2017
GPS Central
#8, 711 48th Ave SE Calgary AB Canada T2G 4X2
Since 2001 - Factory Authorized Dealer

Sitemap | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy