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Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector

The Worlds Best Beach, Wading, and Diving Metal Detector

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The Excalibur II series is fully submersible to depths of 200 feet, and it features a staggering 17 frequencies to find more coins, rings, and treasures buried deeper than ever!

Bill MyersBill Myers has been metal detecting for 35 years. Well known as one of the most experienced beach hunters and host-instructor on a series of new DVD's on Metal Detecting Florida (or any) beaches; says: "If you are on an unlimited budget and want the ultimate beach water detector,the choice would be the Minelab Excalibur II. The Excalibur II is one of the most desired water-proof detecors in the market. It is water proof to a depth of 250ft and works well with dry sand, wet sand, and water. It works well in salt and fresh water as well. The Excalibur II is higly rated and preffered by many professional metal hunters. I use an Excalibur detector just about everyday and its definitely my favorite detector."

The first metal detectors were produced by manufactures to use the best frequency for detecting. These single frequency detectors were, and are, very successful! Detector manufacturers were recently able to produce dual frequency detectors to allow users to cover twice the frequency range and find more coins and treasure than they could with a single frequency detector. Since single frequency detectors are good, and dual frequency detectors are better, a detector series with a broad band spectrum of 17 frequencies most certainly offers the very best opportunities for detector users to recover far more coins, rings, jewelry, relics, and treasures.

What Is Minelab's Exclusive Iron Mask Feature?

The Iron Mask Feature is exclusive to Minelab detectors and makes signals from iron trash non-existent! Only signals from good targets are strong and clear, at depths that are almost beyond belief. Recognizing a valuable target that is near a piece of iron can be a problem for all conventional metal detectors.  If the detector is set to reject the iron under a variety of mineralized ground conditions, then it is likely to reject the target also.  For example: A coin buried near a nail will be passed over by many detectors.  Because of its 17 frequencies, the Excalibur II is exceptional at distinguishing between nonferrous, good targets and the ferrous, iron trash. In the discrimination mode the iron mask feature allows you to locate good targets among ferrous junk. 

Multiple Frequency Detectors are Simple to Use and Operate

Multiple Frequency detectors like the Excalibur II series are simple to operate - as easy, if not easier, to use than single frequency detectors. Turn it on, set the controls, and start searching for coins and treasures. The Excalibur II Metal Detectors do ALL the work! A microprocessor translates target signals and removes interference caused by ground mineralization (which ordinarily limits the depth at which targets can be found) and often results in inaccurate target identification. The remaining signal is then analyzed to determine the actual composition of the targets even if the ground is heavily mineralized. This gives the detector user the very best opportunity to recover more coins, rings, relics, treasure, etc. Why settle for coming home with 10, 20, or 30 coins when you can just as easily recover 100, 200, or 300 coins in the same amount of time!

Searching with the Excalibur II is like having 17 detectors in one control housing, transmitting over a range of 1.5 kHz to 25.5 kHz in 1.5 kHz steps. All frequencies are transmitted together at one time. Imagine being able to find gold or silver rings, necklaces, bracelets, medals and medallions, in addition to the thousands of deep coins that have eluded all single and dual frequency detectors. The Minelab Excalibur II with its Multiple Frequency technology gives you the edge to slash through difficult soils and high salt concentrations. Designed with an Iron Mask which gives you the edge for hunting in areas littered with trash and nails and still pick up gold and coin targets. Excalibur II is the first underwater detector with 17 separate frequencies to operate simultaneously and have multiple tone response to help you recover many more coins, rings, and treasures than any other similar detector! Detectors with only one or two frequencies miss a lot of great targets - leaving them for you to pick up with your Multiple Frequency Excalibur II detector. You will find MORE valuables, and find them DEEPER! At the end of the day, compared to other detectorists, you will be the one coming back with the majority of coins, rings, and jewelry!

  • Powerful Discrimination
    The Excalibur II enables you to choose the types of objects which you want to find and ignore the rest (discrimination). Just set the DISC (discriminator) control to the desired position then collect the goodies and ignore the junk. This makes finding rings and coins a breeze in areas littered with ferrous metals.

  • Tone Identification
    Each type of object will produce a different signal tone. With a bit of practice you’ll know every time exactly what you’ve found before you dig it up. The tone for a gold coin will be distinctly different from that of a silver ring.

  • New Improved NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack
    The Excalibur II's rechargeable battery pack is in a compartment separate from the electronics. Using a state-of-the-art NiMH rechargeable battery you can hunt longer and not have to worry about a recharge memory because you can recharge at any time when needed. When the battery needs recharging, just clip the pack off the shaft and plug it straight into the charger. It's quick, simple, and best of all, you don't have to touch a single seal, so there are no worries about leaks.

  • Greatly Improved Slimline Excalibur II Searchcoil
    All Excalibur II's feature Minelabs Improved lighter weight Slimline Series fully submersible encapsulated DD search coil. Hunt longer with less fatigue and less turbulence with using in the water because of the lower Slimline profile. Heavy-duty cabling and a new solid build for long term reliability.

  • Use it underwater, on the beach, or on land
    The unique design and electronics of the Excalibur II enable you to use it just as effectively in or out of the water. Whether it's down 200 feet in the ocean, on the beach, in the park, or in a river of gold, the Excalibur II will perform superbly every time.
New Features
  • New high visibility fluorescent decal and coil cover.
  • New Slimline Coil for reduce weight and improved balance.
  • New Improved NiMH battery pack.
  • High impedance Koss waterproof headphones.
  • Waterproof to 200 feet (66 meters)
  • Excellent depth with accurate discrimination, because of BBS
  • No interference from salt water
  • Use on beach, underwater or on land
  • Sensitivity control for optimum depth for all conditions
  • Tone Target ID
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Adjustable Threshold
  • Adjustable Volume
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
  • Complete Instructions

Disc - Set it to accept the good targets and ignore the rest
Sensitivity - Controls the detecting range for various objects
- Adjust the level of signal volume to your liking
- The level of background audio which aids signals
- Disc detects only good objects, Pinpoint makes recovery easy

Excalibur II
Including 8" Coil & Battery 2.1kg (4.6Ibs)
    Including 10" Coil & Battery 2.3kg (5.1Ibs)
Shaftmount - Standard & Dive (hipmount optional)
Broad Band Spectrum (BBS)
Transmit Frequency
17 Frequencies (1.5, 3, 4.5....25.5 kHz)
Ground Rejection
Automatic Ground Rejection
NiMH Battery Pack
13V, 1000 mAh
Mains Charger
110V (USA), 230V (EU), 240V (AUS)
Koss High Impedance
Dive Shaft Supplied standard
Detector Stand Supplied as part of arm rest
On/Off; Threshold
1 turn control & switch
1 turn control & switch (Auto or Manual)
1 turn control
1 turn control
Pin Point/Disc
2 pos. switch
Alkaline Battery Pack
Holds 8 x 1.5V (AA) - Shallow wading only
Car Charger
12V Vehicle Charger, Cigarette lighter plug
Shaft Hipmount Kit
  Side Mount Shaft for shallow and surf wading
Coil Cover/Skidplate Yellow or black for both coil options
Control Box
1 year
1 year