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Options Minelab Xterra 705 Garrett GTI 2500
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $900 $1000
Manufactured in 2010 1999
Battery Type 4 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.1 4.6
Operating frequency 3, 7, 18.75 kHz.
based on coil
7.2 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID Audio+Numeric 24 Segment
Tone ID 1 - 4 or 28 3 Tones
Search Modes
  • Coin/Treasure
  • Prospecting
  • Coins
  • Jewelry
  • Relics
  • All Metal
  • Zero
  • Custom
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual, Custom Auto, Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 14
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Avg. User Rating 4.44 4.05
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 4.60
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 5.00 4.33
Avg. Depth Rating
Depth value
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Most helpful review for Minelab Xterra 705

I love it
I have had my minelab xterra 705 for about 4 months and just love it. I was using a Bounty hunter landstar before that and that machine did a good job for the $$$, but as I got more into the hobby I wanted a machine that was simple to use with good depth and dependable. I payed about $800(Canadian) for it and it was worth it.

Learning the machine was not bad at all and it is spot on with depth and pinpointing. I have found all sorts of things with it from rings to old coins and much more.
It is light weight and battery life is very good, you can also get 6 or 7 after market coils, so you can upgrade it to your preference. The control box is weather resistant but I did invest in the enviromental cover for about $15. I have used a few detectors like whites dfx and xlt and they worked great too but they are a few hundred dollars more so if you are serious about detecting or just starting out the xterra 705 is an all around GREAT machine.
Stre-Chie from Vancouver B.C. Canada

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Most helpful review for Garrett GTI 2500

Review; Pro's and con's
Having used the GTI 2500 for a year here are some thoughts:

Pros:
Good depth (yeah coins at 8" is nice..)
Fair battery life

Sizing is nice
(helps the newbie, can use pinpoint to "size" a target as well)

Big LCD screen (helps those who have poor sight)
Good pinpoint

Con's:
Heavy

Over priced (yes, really only basic adjustments)

Sound "quality" is bad
(sounds are almost the same)

The headphones that come with sucks

Discrimination is not good for Europe/Sweden
(only practical for USA/North America??)

Coils are heavy.(9.5" and 12.5", epoxy filled?)

Note: it is more suited as a relic machine as it SUCKS for coins.
(you almost have to dig everything)



Eu_citzen from Europe, Sweden

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