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Minelab Explorer SE Metal Detectors

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Compared with stock coils the NEL Tornado has an average of 30% more depth on coin sized targets.
The recently released NEL BIG goes 50% deeper and has great coverage for searching those wide open areas.

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Minelab Explorer SE Professional Metal Detector
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List Price $1,495.00 Internet Price $1299.00

Minelab Explorer SE Pro Metal Detector

Minelab's Multiple Frequency Full Band Spectrum (FBS) technology is the only technology in the world that provides the serious treasure hunter with both deep detection and deep precision discrimination, regardless of ground conditions and target type.

Serious detectorists understand that every outing is a unique moment in time that needs to be enjoyed and maximised. Minelab's Explorer Professional detector will handle varying conditions with maximum results!

Explorer's FBS technology automatically transmits28 multiple frequencies simultaneously from 1.5kHz to 100kHz.

The lower the frequency used by a detector, the deeper it can penetrate. At low frequencies however, the sensitivity to small targets is sometimes reduced. The higher the frequency, the higher the sensitivity to small targets, but higher frequencies will not penetrate the ground as deeply. The increased frequency range of the Explorer SE Professional means more sensitive and accurate target identification at greater depths.

FBS technology also improves the detector's ability to cancel ground mineralisation. Ground Balancing is automatic, so whatever the field conditions, the Explorer Professional maximises depth, sensitivity and discrimination.

* 28 Frequency Full Band Spectrum™ (FBS) technology
* New lightweight, perfectly balanced waterproof ultra-light & ultra-tough 11" DD coil
* NiMH battery pack or 8 x AA Alkaline batteries for long battery life.
* 3rd generation software with faster & more powerful microprocessor
* Full function advanced programming
* Unique dual coordinate target profiling with patented Smartfind™
* Full ferrous Iron Mask discrimination
* Easy learning curve with Quickstart Mode
* Intuitive user interface with large, easy to read target coordinates
* Fine sensitivity, threshold and volume adjust controls

Look at these Improved Features

  • New faster and more powerful microprocessor with improved power consumption makes the Explorer SE more responsive. Spend more time detecting; less time programming and recharging.
  • New menu structure giving easier access to key functions makes Explorer SE programming a breeze. Fast learning curve; intuitive, easy to learn user interface.
  • New audio modulated pinpoint mode making target size and depth identification more reliable. Save valuable time recovering targets.
  • Simplified Iron Mask coordinates 0-31 with full ferrous discrimination capability. Easy correlation of Iron Mask settings with digital read-out values; more user friendly function; Simplifies use of Iron Mask; make better use of Iron Mask function.
  • New audio tone settings with new Pitch Hold mode for picking up even the faintest of target signals. Improve recovery rate for the smallest or deepest of good targets.
  • New Quickstart settings make the learning curve on the Explorer SE a more rewarding one.
  • New finer threshold and volume adjust controls. Fine tune Threshold and Volume to perfectly match operating conditions. More accurate and comfortable settings.
  • Improved Threshold stability in noisy / trashy environment. Less false signals; cover more ground faster.
  • Larger target coordinates in Digital screen and improved menu fonts.
  • Improved weight and balance with new light-weight waterproof coil; Comfortable detect for longer periods of time without fatigue.
Transmission Technology Full Band Spectrum (FBS) 28 Simultaneous Frequencies ranging from 1.5kHz - 100 kHz
Number of Frequencies 28 Simultaneous Frequencies
Microprocessor New technology processor - faster and more powerful
Software 3rd Generation Software - improved user interface
Ground Balance Modes Auto Ground Compensation - Advanced Digital Filtering
Target Identification 2 Dimensional Smartfind™ Size / Conductivity and Ferrous characteristics
Audio Tone Identification Constant to Multi-tone; customizable Conductivity / Ferrous
Audio Tone Settings 3 Settings: Long, Smooth, Pitch Hold
Discrimination 2 Dimensional Smartfind™ Discrimination
Iron Mask Simplified Iron Mask coordinates 0-31 with full ferrous discrimination capability
Depth Indicator Yes; Now also updates in pinpoint mode
Sensitivity Adjustment 2 Settings: Semi-Automatic & Manual 1-32
Noise Cancel Automatic & Manual
Pinpoint Non-motion modulated audio for improved target size and depth identification
Low Battery Audio Alarm Yes
Batteries 1600 mAh NiMH or Alkaline batteries
Coil Ultra-lightweight 11" Double D (DD) waterproof coil
Visual Display 64x128 pixel LCD panel with improved graphics
Headphone Input 0.25 inch Stereo Jack
Threshold Finer adjust level; improved stability in high-trash
Recovery Speed Selectable (Fast & Deep)
Patents US 4890064; US 5537041; US 5506506
Optional Accessories
Coils 8" FBS Coil with Lower Shaft
Battery 1800mA/H NiMH Battery Pack; 'AA' Housing Battery Pack
Charger 12V Car Charger

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Located in Citrus Heights, California, we are an easy drive from Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Roseville, Rocklin, Orangevale, Folsom, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Loomis, Placerville, Antelope, Antioch, Auburn, Cameron Park, Chico, Colfax, Colusa, Concord, Courtland, Davis, Dixon, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Elverta, Galt, Granite Bay, Isleton, Jackson, Lakeport, Lincoln, Lodi, Marysville, Napa, Newcastle, North Highlands, Oroville, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Redding, Rio Linda, Sloughhouse, Stockton, Tahoe, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove, Williams, Wilton, Winters, Woodland, Yuba City and many more places. Call for directions. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

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