Minelab X-Terra 30
Based on 19
Avg. Ease of use:
Looks cool however not really impressed
January 24, 2009
I purchased one of these off of ebay, and as a seasoned md'er of 25 yrs
found it easy to turn on and go with the suggested settings, swept the
front yard and strip between the sidewalk and the drive. Found 1 big
washer, 1 large nut and a hubley toy car. - no coins. For the heck of it I
turned on a cheap radio shack I bought at a yard sale this week for 10.00
and found 3 nickels, 2 dimes and 3 lincoln memorial cents in the strip
alone - within 5-7 minutes- I know- I was shaking my head too, and
laughing, but that was my first experience. I would have to spend more time
tweeking it - but I have to add that radio shack piece of junk impressed me
Kim herrick from
December 30, 2008
Its good machine, I found lots with it hope you check it out you will like
Billy idol from
Seattle, wa usa
Gotta love it
September 29, 2008
This will be brief, Fantastic Value and detector. I have owned a few
different detectors. Had to cut back a bit and went with the XT30. I did
upgrade to the 10.5 DD coil just due to the fact I like DD coils.
In several different locations, the unit had no problem with the set GB. I
was digging coins at all different levels and falseing was not an issue.
Its light, easy on the arms and back and right on the money... Thanks.
Joe L from
Can you find better for the $?
August 15, 2008
Without a doubt, one of the best bang for your buck in the price range.
The pinpointing is spot on with easily 98% at center coil. I agree with
other that it leaves a little to be desired in the nickel/pull tab range,
you just never know. The VDI seems to be very accurate on most items
hitting on the scale of 28 and higher. The depth I think can be misleading
at times, but used in conjunction with the tones, it doesn't take long to
learn what it's saying. It's very light, well balanced, can swing for
hours. I use it mostly on playgrounds (sand/chips) and school fields, and
I couldn't have asked for anything better!
James Lambert from
Virginia Beach, VA USA
Nice mid price machine
December 23, 2006
While I don't think the X-Terra 30 offers any ground breaking technology,
it is a very good machine for the money. The display is easy to read, TID
is fairly accurate, and the machine is solidly built. It seems to work
well in almost any ground, even with the preset ground balance. If it gets
a little erratic, just turn down the sensitivity, and it will stabilize.
Depth is good, on par with most descent machines out there. But I've never
found depth to be the end all factor. Most items are not that deep anyway,
no matter what you've read. The overload circuit on items just under the
surface is a good addition. With some experience, the user can make great
finds with this machine. First time users will find this machine easy to
use. Minelab could have made the rod so it is adjustable for shorter
users, but it can be cut down if necessary. Does it have the performance
of a Nautilus? Of course not, but what does? It also doesn't have the
long learning curve. This is a GREAT machine, and compares to machines
costing much more.
John Samsky from
2 seconds £2!!
August 10, 2006
first time out with the terra x-30 told my daughter to turn on the detector
while i tied my shoelace. 2 seconds later she was digging up a 2 pound
coin!!!! so thats 2 quid off the cost of the detector already.
Paul wigglesworth from
Minelab has another winner!
June 02, 2006
I currently own four detectors but this one is by far the best,easy to
use,a large display for poor eyesight,easy well thought out manual,between
the three tone ID and the number ID i'm digging much less trash.The
pinpointing feature is a dream come true! In this soil i've found quarters
at 7 inches,not bad,better then my other top brand machines.Minelabs
customer service and Sandy are top notch and a very caring team i found
out. Buy this you will love it!
Ron Lambert from
February 18, 2006
Simple to use, yet powerful, the X-Terra 30 is in a class by itself. A real
solid performer. The pinpointing mode is especially noteworthy. My only
criticism would be the rubber door covering the headphone jack. But that's
nit-picky stuff. All in all, the best $400 I've ever spent on a
Good Job Minelab
January 11, 2006
Reminds me of a Whites Classic ID in general..
But add 12 notch segments, 3 tones, depth meter and a battery indicator..
Overall impression; good target separation, and the ID numbers lock well on
coins.. I would prefer a little better separation in the nickel / pulltab
range, but you can't win them all... Just for reference; air test on a
quarter; solid at 9" and whisper between 10 and 11"..
Happy Hunting, Jeff
Jeff / Tennessee from