Minelab X-TERRA 505 Reviews, Price and Specifications

All-Purpose Land Metal Detector

Retail Price: $549.95

Number of Reviews: 2

Avg. Rating (3.5 Stars) average total

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Minelab X-TERRA 505


  • The X-TERRA 505 is the high performance, mid-range detector. The perfect all rounder: equally at home on land or at the beach, the X-TERRA 505 now has full frequency capability and can adapt easily to coin and treasure and relic hunting.
  • Minelab's "True Digital" VFLEX technology single frequency detector - you can change the operating frequency simply by changing coils.
  • Compatible with low frequency (LF) 3kHz waterproof coils as well as medium 7kHz and high frequencies 18.75kHz.
    The LF coil option is ideal for hunting large, deep targets. All seven X-TERRA Coils can now be used on the X-TERRA 505.
  • Increased Ground Balance capability, range now (0-50), allowing the user to adjust to ground mineralization.
  • Extra detecting pattern - Now features 3 preset detecting patterns, that can also be customised, plus All Metal mode.
  • Choice of 1,2,3 or 4 Tone ID plus Multi-tone Target ID (19) response options increasing your flexibility in deciding how target signals are represented.
  • Larger discrimination range allowing for finer discrimination of high conductive targets.
  • Increased Noise Cancel range, now 5 manual settings, allowing greater choice of detecting channel.
  • Increased Target Volume Adjust range, now (0-30), allowing better target response.
  • Threshold adjustment, with a range of -5 to 25, allowing the user to set threshold to level where slight variations from either very small shallow, or very large deep, targets can be noticed.
  • Fast recovery Pin-Point with variable tone and graphical indicator
  • Depth indicator - updates continuously, even in Pinpoint mode.
  • Positive reflective LCD display
  • Batteries: 4 x AA batteries
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs (1.3kgs)

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Fishguy in pittsburgh, PA USA - good

I love this detector, a little intimidating for the novice user and won't get very deep unless you set it up correctly. Just turning it on and trying to detect, you may get 2-4 inches but, after having learned about all the settings, I nailed small targets at 10 inches plus. You get a lot of detector for a little money here made by one of the best in the business. Read the manual, then read it a few more times, then get ready to dig.

Dec 30, 2013
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Kevin Strahan in Natchez,ms - three stars

This machine was a good one for me, the VDI's are accurate, and the machine is light but it felt cheap. And it is not deep, and I couldn't get it to pinpoint.

Apr 17, 2013
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