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Options Makro Racer Tesoro Golden uMax
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $650 $500
Manufactured in 2015 2002
Battery Type 4 AA 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 3 2.2
Operating frequency 14 kHz. 10 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Numeric Audio
Tone ID 5 Tones 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • All Metal
  • 2 Tone
  • 3 Tone
  • Beach
  • All Metal
  • Disc.
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual, Tracking Auto
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 10
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Avg. User Rating 4.50 4.25
Avg. Durability Rating 4.14 4.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.36 3.00
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Most helpful review for Makro Racer

Outstanding detector
The Makro Racer is the third metal detector that I own and use. I am amazed by the quick response of this unit while working in trash. The depth of recovery is unlike any machine that I have hunted with. I'm finding coins at 18 to 20 inches and I know it will do even better. It's very easy to use. It's very sturdy build but very light weight so you can hunt all day.
Gene from USA

Thumbs up! 47
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Most helpful review for Tesoro Golden uMax

Give it time, and it is a winner.
I've owned three Goldens, and regret it each time I sell one. The bottom line with this machine is that you need to give it time. Tesoro says it has four tones, which is somewhat true... It really has many many more. It has it's own language that you will learn over time.

Solid targets have solid tones. For example -- I found that gold rings and targets similar in composition have somewhat of an ascending tone. But if it is a pulltab, it would be a descending tone on the backswing.

I've taken my golden on the beach alongside my buddy who had his Minelab Excalibur, and it kept right up with him. Why? Is it as deep as an excalibur? I'd say no. But, when you understand what the Golden is telling you, you'll dig plenty.

The notch setting takes some getting used to as well, and you'll need to practice with it for a while. With the narrow notch setting, I hunted a field that was used for rock concerts. It was littered in tabs and crushed pieces of aluminum. I dug three pulltabs that day, and lots of nickels.

Give this one some time, and you will see it's a keeper...
Maineiac from Southern Maine

Thumbs up! 36
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