Minelab Explorer SE Reviews, Price and Specifications

All-Purpose Land Metal Detector

Retail Price: $1199.95

Number of Reviews: 4

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Minelab Explorer SE


  • Full Band Spectrum (FBS) 28 Simultaneous Frequencies (1.5kHz - 100 kHz)
  • 28 Simultaneous Frequencies
  • 3rd Generation Software
  • Auto Ground Compensation
  • Advanced Digital Filtering
  • Target ID: 2 Dimensional Smartfind Size / Conductivity and Ferrous characteristics
  • Audio Tone ID: Constant to Multi-tone, Conductivity / Ferrous
  • 3 Audio Tone Settings: Long, Smooth, Pitch Hold
  • 2 Dimensional Smartfind Discrimination
  • Simplified Iron Mask coordinates 0-31 with full ferrous discrimination capability
  • Depth Indicator also updates in pinpoint mode
  • 2 Sensitivity Settings: Semi-Automatic and Manual 1-32
  • Noise Cancel: Automatic and Manual
  • Pinpoint: Non-motion modulated audio
  • Low Battery Audio Alarm
  • Batteries: 1600 mAh NiMH or Alkaline batteries
  • Lightweight 10.5" Double D (DD) waterproof coil
  • 64x128 pixel LCD panel with improved graphics
  • Headphone Input: 1/4 inch Stereo Jack
  • Threshold: Finer adjust level; improved stability in high-trash
  • Recovery Speed: Selectable (Fast and Deep)
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs (excluding batteries)
  • 2 years Warranty for Control Box
  • 1 year Warranty for Coil

Depth Detection in Error

Guest in Michigan - best

Great machine except that the depth meter is absolutely worthless. Neighbor and I both hunt with this machine, and you can never tell the depth of the coin by the depth meter. Pinpointing is also a problem. Overall, this is a powerful machine and has features no other detector has. I'd buy it again but wish they would fix the depth indicator.

Nov 19, 2009
4 people found Guest's review helpful.

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This Machine Detects Coins Among Nails Easily!

John in Virginia - best

This is the third week I have been using my new Minelab SE Pro, and today I found 14 Standing Liberty Half Dollars in about 30 minutes along the shore line of the Potomac river in the Northern Neck area of Virginia! 20 years ago, I detected at this same spot where there is a lot of metal debree, nails, plow shares, a small engine and other slivers of iron, etc. Back then I found a few coins. This time, I was metal detecting with Explorer SE Pro in the Iron Mask mode when I started getting signals that were broken but constant. What I found out was that the detector was picking up the half dollars through the nails. Once the nails were pushed aside, the coin signals were clear. The Iron Mask feature does work! You have to listen to the signal, and if it keeps coming back, then dig. What was interesting was that a week or so ago a friend and I were at this location, and a chap with a White's 5900 DI was working the shore in the same area. He told us he did find two silver quarters. He probably didn't find many coins because of the iron nails and other iron junk. I'll be purchasing the Minelab Excalibur for the water soon.

Oct 02, 2009
3 people found John 's review helpful.

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Great for Silver

Coinshooter in San Diego, CA - good

I purchased one of these a while ago for deep silver. One thing I will say about this machine. It is TUNED for silver! Pro's - goes deep, finds silver. Can be tuned to eliminate other machine frequencies and electronic interference. Coins - Extremely hard to use if you've never had an Explorer. High chatter even after adjusting most of it out. Quite sensitive, even after adjusting sensitivity. Hard to decipher what you have when you find a target. Learning time 300+ hrs to really learn this machine. Very Heavy! Bad pinpointing. But, if you keep at it, this machine will deliver.

Aug 26, 2009
5 people found Coinshooter's review helpful.

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Minelab Electronics Advanced the Bar with This Machine!

Sergei from Upstate NY in Albany, NY USA - best

I have used Minelab Explorer XS and II for a few years, and finally I had a chance to use Explorer SE and compare with previous Explorer models. I truly enjoyed its lighter weight and sleek search coil design. Minelab is definitely getting in right direction of perfecting its top line of Explorers.

Dec 04, 2007
32 people found Sergei from Upstate NY's review helpful.

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