Minelab E-TRACPrice: $1500
Based on 67 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.56
Avg. Ease of use: 3.33
Minelab e tac and whites dfx
Whites machine has found me a lot of good finds on the fields and beaches, also I think the pinpoint is not as good as the dfx, I have had a lot of hours out with e trac and have not found a deep find yet, maybe I have not walked over a deep target. In my eyes I like the dfx out of the two but I am not going to give up on the etrac yet.
Peter from North east england
I have found 63 more old English silver coins since I started, some dating back 150yrs which is a big high every time I dig a good find, found a Victorian half penny 1858 today and mike got a really nice one shilling 1882..these coins a getting harder to get as we only have a few parks to hunt...but the thing that I like most is there is always another good find out there if you take the time...cheers minelab a wouldn't be without her now I know just how good this machine is.
Silver Slayer from Invercargill New Zealand
Etrac,nothing better for coins
T.H. from Upstate NY
The dogs wot sits
Only fault was the weight as is the problem with all the explorer safari se and e-trac range. Now sorted though I now use a (freedom one for all bungee harness) sold on ebay. Detecting is now a pleasure again weight of detector nil, number of finds through the roof, brilliant.
The E-trac is the crem de la crem of detectors. Team it up with this great harness. And you got the perfect detector combo. Highly recommended 10/10 well done minelab.
Digalldan from Yorkshire uk
From X-Terra 705 To E-Trac
I was afraid the E-Trac was going to be much harder to learn and didn't know if it was going to be worth the money.
After three weeks of detecting with my new E-Trac I could not be happier. When you pick it up it feels and looks like, and most of all behaves like a high end detector should.
The quality and workmanship is second to none. The dealer sold me when he said if everyone owned an E-Trac there would be no more coins to find in 5 years. After finding old silver after old silver I agree with his statement.
This machine has the ability to latch on to a good target that is surrounded by junk! I am amazed and a very satisfied new E-Trac owner.
Dig me from NY
Lack of quality for the price
The XCHANGE software that comes with the E-trac IS EXTREMELY PATHETIC. Has no pattern editing ability at all. Apparently written by a high school dropout. Not that I am putting down high school computer programmers mind you. I actually wish they had hired a high school programmer that would have done a much better job than these guys did.
But software with a $1500 detector should do 10x more than this software can. The XCHANGE software said that the detector automatically turns off when you plug the E-trac into a computer, but it does not. The E-trac continues to run & beep while your using the program even if you're many feet away from anything metal.
And as usual Minelab doesn't have a good company run FEEDBACK SERVICE. So that E-trac users can bitch at their stupidity. The detector itself has a very cheap feel to it compared to much less expensive detectors I've used.
The armrest is very poorly designed, feels & looks cheap. The elevated support for the detector when laid on the ground is poorly designed & looks cheap. Forget trying to keep it upright with any debris around. The pinpoint function should have a dedicated separate volume, but does not.
The backlight is pathetically dim. In this day & age with super high quality white l.e.d.s on the market, they really put in a useless backlight.
The detector's detection electronics does weed out good coins amongst trash. So at least that is a fraction of good news I can give you for the money you'll blow on this machine.
Past Minelab executive from Texas
Etrac the machine that flat (WORKS)
Unearthinhistory from Clearfield ut usa
Not finding anything
It falses a lot with sensitivity turned down to half and Its very heavy...Fisher F75 is like a feather in comparison. finding gold is impossible to pick up or else my 14k necklace is a fake (which its not) never knows what is old silver coins (1500's) or foil...normally the numbers are the same and its foil.
Unsatisfied from Germany
Frank perry from Kentucky
Minelab Etrac review....
The Etrac can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. With the settings I use, I've turned it into a turn on and go machine which is fast, deep and easy to understand with only two tones. I've never known a machine to ID iron as good....and at depth also. With some minor tweaks, the machine can be run very quickly and be able to pick out the smallest of targets amongst iron.
At the time of writing this, there is not a machine out there which I'd rather own.
Okay....it's a bit heavy but I now have a very simple harness which has transformed my time out. It's weightless and requires minimal effort.
Best machine out there!!!
Gaz. from Bristol, England, UK.