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Options Fisher F-19 Minelab Sovereign Elite
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $700
Manufactured in 2014 2002
Battery Type 9V 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb 4.5
Operating frequency 19 kHz 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Visual ID Audio+Numeric
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • Disc.
  • Pinpoint A/M
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.83 4.58
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 4.40
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.83 4.60
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Most helpful review for Fisher F-19

Sleeper unit??
Have had my F19 now for a few months, and wow!! I really like this machine. I have had a number of detectors over the past few years, and find this is a keeper. Hits rock solid on good targets (for me, that means round targets, rings, coins and the such)... I am mostly a park jewelry hunter and find this machine gets the job done, very well! Runs nice and quiet, steady and solid... The Target ID, is amazing with this machine, at least mine is... I'm pretty impressed. Like others say, may not be the deepest, but not a slouch either... I'm always amazed at the depth I get with the stock coil. The V-Break makes it even more downright fun! I don't see a whole lot about the F19, not sure why... During research I heard there may have been some issues that some folks were having with the early model, but that you could send in to Fisher and they would rectify... But that the next batches had the fix...

All I know is that I could not be happier with the F19... Love the backlight as well... The ease of use, how balanced it is, the V-Break, the Tones, Disc, etc etc... For my needs... Pretty darn good and it earned itself a place in the stable of units I will not be selling. Just a lot of fun - heck even targets at depth the ID remained pretty solid! Being a jewelry hunter, I don't rely on target ID... But it is fun to have it and dig up things and see how or whether the machine was right or not... More often than not, this one is on the money. Is it perfect? Are any of them? Lol - Suits my needs to a T. One of my favorites, period. Have not tried it on the beach though so can't speak for that aspect.
Happy hunting!
Ron from Phoenix

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Most helpful review for Minelab Sovereign Elite

THE SECRETS-OF-THE-SOVEREIGN ELITE ///
HI ALL, the sovereign elite, this machine is like using a(dyson hoover!) tip: use in fix-tone turn (disc knob) anti-clockwise until it cant go no further, and do the same with (notch knob)and use in disc mode, put (headphones on) raise coil off the ground about 1ft, turn volume button (clockwise) as far as it will go, click (sensitivity) out of auto into manual range then turn back anti-clockwise as far as you can with out going back into (auto mode) then you can leave it set there!
(threshhold) to 12o'clock turn back anti-clockwise until the tone just disappears, rather than a (steady quite hum!) it gives this machine better sensitivity to smaller items and greater depth!
PS slow your sweep down to just below walking pace. \awesome/// INLAND OR BEACH
Russell from ENGLAND

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