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Options Fisher F-19 Minelab Xterra 705
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $800 $900
Manufactured in 2014 2010
Battery Type 9V 4 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 lb 3.1
Operating frequency 19 kHz 3, 7, 18.75 kHz.
based on coil
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID Visual ID Audio+Numeric
Tone ID Adjustable iron audio, tone discrimination 1 - 4 or 28
Search Modes
  • Coin/Treasure
  • Prospecting
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual, Custom
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.83 4.50
Avg. Durability Rating 4.67 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.83 5.00
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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 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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