Minelab Sovereign XS-2a ProPrice: $500
Avg. Score: 5
Based on 12 reviews
Based on 12 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.00
Sovereign XS-2a Pro
October 02, 2004Amazing detector, it have the best discrimination quality of the market, with rescaled meter and the white 11" Coinsearch coil is unbeatable.
Goldmask from USA
Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro
September 23, 2004The Sovereign XS2a Pro is just one of the Sovereign series of detectors that has been made since 1991. The first was the Original Sovereign, then the Sovereign XS, the XS2, the XS2a and now it is called the Elite.
They all are basicly the same as far as performance, the XS2 was the first to have the waterproof coil and drop in battery pack, the XS2a Pro come with a toggle switch to go from the muliti tones of the Sovereign to a signal tone which I felt was a useless feature as the whole strenght of the Sovereign is it multi tones.
The Sovereigns have been a excellent detector for those that take the time to use this detector and understand it, the depth has been some of the best I have seen and the ID is better than anything out there, but you have to know what the Sovereign is telling you.
For the first few times out with it and all the tones and nulling I wondered what I got myself into, but after I seen this detector was telling me more info that I was used to hearing and seeing I realized I just have to short out the info, plus it was seeing more than any detector had before. With the digital ID meter and the tones I found that the Sovereign was telling me what it seen and let me decide weither or not I wanted to dig or not, not like some detector that just beep if it think you should dig or not.
If you have a little patince and want to find the deep coins and the ones close to trash other have missed the Sovereign is the one for you. I use the rescaled Minelab digital meter that read 180 number so all my copper and silver and clad coins will read 179-180 while a new zinc penny or even a IH penny will be 176-177 and ny nickle which the Sovereign is hot on is 144-145 plus a diffent tone for each item, so you only have to look at the meter for the close tones.
Been detecting since 1973 and I find the Sovereign one of if not the best there is.
Rick from ND