Top 12 Metal Detectors

In just two decades, Minelab has technologically revolutionized the metal detecting industry. During this period, Minelab introduced ground breaking technologies such as "true automatic ground balance," "Multi-Period Sensing" and "Multi-Frequency." Minelab's passion for solving every-day metal detecting challenges has earned it the reputation of making the best detectors that money can buy!

Features
X-Terra 305 is a Powerful Gold Detector!

Changing coils on X-terra is like changing detectors. Maximize your
X-Terra 305's flexibility simply by changing coils

The X-Terra boasts yet another new and radical technology to improve
single frequency detectors.

VFLEX technology uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance standard single frequency technology replacing most of the analogue circuitry with digital signal processing.The small amount of analogue circuitry still employed has been very carefully designed and calibrated to obtain the outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatability required to match the performance of the processing in the digital domain

This radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design has been made possible by advances in electronics that power personal digital assistants, cell phones and high fidelity portable audio equipment.

For the X-Terra user, this precision means dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations.

VFLEX technology requires coils that are accurately constructed and calibrated. Every time the detector starts up, the micro-controllers in the control box and the coil establish communication through a digital data link.

The X-Terra metal detector also introduces new graphic display pinpointing to put you right onto the target. The Pinpoint graphic display allows you to accurately dig the target with minimal ground disturbance, ideal for parks, buildings and other sensitive sites, and gives a nice centered response even from large deeper targets.

Sovereign Finds
Minelab metal detectors have a well earned reputation for
rugged construction and excellent performance in
finding all types of treasure on land, beaches and in shallow water!
Larger LCD Display

The large LCD control display and intuitive interface allows users to become proficient in a fraction of the time it takes to master more complicated detectors. The X-Terra is smart and will remember your last settings, including saved patterns. It also allows the user to customize settings based on location and type of search with multi-notch accept / reject function and pre-programmed discrimination patterns.

X-Terra's Advanced Menu Options:
*Some features not available on all models (click image to enlarge)

Minelab's 2nd generation X-Terra detectors incorporate Minelab's proven VFLEX Technology. These versatile detectors give the opportunity for beginners and professionals alike to experience the excitement of discovery and adventure.

VFLEX uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance single frequency technology by replacing most of the analog circuitry with digital signal processing. Analog circuitry still employed has been carefully designed and calibrated to obtain outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatable to match the performance of the digital processing.

A radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design. VFLEX is made possible by the very latest advances in electronics.

Dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations.

Information about which coil is installed is sent to the control box. The detector 'knows' what type of coil is attached and sets the appropriate operating parameters.

Technical Specifications
  X-Terra 305 X-Terra 505 X-Terra 705
Backlight
No No Yes
Coil Frequency Options
2 (Standard 7.5 kHz, High 18.75 kHz) 3 (Standard 7.5 kHz, Low 3 kHz, High 18.75 kHz) 3 (Standard 7.5 kHz, Low 3 kHz, High 18.75 kHz)
Depth
Standard Enhanced Maximized
Detect Modes
1 (Coin & Treasure) 1 (Coin & Treasure) 2 (Coin & Treasure, Prospecting)
Discrimination Patterns
2 + All Metal 3 + All Metal 4 + All Metal + Iron Mask
Custom Patterns
2 3 4
Discrimination Scale
12 Segment 19 Segment 28 Segment
Numeric Range
(Target ID Numbers)
-4 to 44 -9 to 48 -8 to 48
Auto Tone ID
1, 2, 3 and Multi (12) 1, 2, 3, 4 and Multi (19) 1, 2, 3, 4 and Multi (28)
Ground Balance
Manual (0-20) Manual (0-50) Manual (0-90), Auto, Beach, Tracking, Tracking Offset
Pinpoint
Yes Yes 2 Modes (auto and Sizing)
Sensitivity Adjustment
1-10 1-20 1-30
Noise Cancel Channels
3 (-1, 0, 1) Manual 3 (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2) Manual 3 (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2) Manual & Auto
Threshold
Adjustable (-5-25) Adjustable (-5-25) Adjustable (-5-25)
Target Volume Adjust
Adjustable (0-10) Adjustable (0-30) Adjustable (0-30)
Length
Adjustable from 48" to 56"
Weight
2.9 lbs including batteries
Coil
9" Concentric - 7.5 kHz, waterproof
Audio Output
Internal speaker or headphones
Headphone Output
1/4" stereo jack
Visual Display
3" x 1 and 3/4" liquid crystal display (LCD)
Transmission
VFLEX Single frequency sine wave
Target Identification
Digital numeric display
Memory
Remembers user settings even if batteries are removed
Low Battery Audio Alarm
Yes, Visual and Audio
Batteries
4 x AA (not included)
Warranty
3- years parts and labor limited warranty