Reluctantly, I've decided to chance an upgrade and that means out with the old, in with the more recent new. This machine has embarrassed the best machines at times. And it's new owner will see why quite soon. It is equally at home on farmland or on the beach. In fact, one programme I have set on it can be used on both sites without need to change.
It's an Explorer SE Pro, Full Band Spectrum (FBS) meaning it scans all the frequencies. With steady slow swings, this machine misses very little, big and especially small targets are equally found. From the photos below, you'll see what the unit comprises: the detector, control panel cover, 11 inch Pro coil & skid plate, 1 x rechargeable battery pack c/w charger, 1 x battery pack which can take either 8 AA batteries or equivalent rechargeable batteries. Both packs give up to 6 hours of constant detecting and even then I've never detected past 5 hrs myself, so it could well go for longer. Also included is a set of volume-adjustable headphones. Asking price €400 (preferably cash & collect) .
I may add, this MD has so many different programmable settings it can keep you occupied for hours. The one that I use has been so successful for me I'd nearly recommended that the new owner use that one alone as their default programme. He or she can then tinker away at new settings to see how they work. I also have the Andy Sabisch Minelab Explorer & E-trac Handbook which is the bible for this machine. And print-outs of other users program settings that the previous owner gave me. Absolute priceless stuff.
Hi Paddy, I be a new fella who hasn't got to the stage of buying an MD as yet so would you advise, would this MD be suitable for a novice??
Hi Dave. I sent you a PM last week. Anyway, it's a pretty serious MD but after 3 months of regular use it'll be like you've used it for years. There's a startup program which is always the last one you used the day before. Or you can change them yourself. Many, many tones. Some long and clear, others sharp and short, and even others with either low groans and high pitches which can be both good and/or bad in the same way. It's a bit like getting a new phone upgrade, trying to get used to the new stuff on it. Once you use it often enough you'll understand it easier every day.