High-end metal detectors are advantageous because, although they cost more, they save you time and make the time you spend as a historian, archaeologist, or treasure hunter more profitable and gratifying.
1.Teknetics Omega 8000
This all-purpose detector costs about $750.00. It was designed to be simple, light-weight, and to perform with excellence. It is surprisingly light-weight, only 2.9 pounds, which allows for a long hunt without getting burnt out. It is easy to use but also powerful enough to find things. The LCD screen is straightforward and simple to read. A novice could use this machine, but serious hunters have been impressed with it too. This detector is a strong performer, which is surprising due to the very reasonable price-tag.
It is a VLF (very low frequency) detector that uses a single frequency. It comes with a five-year warranty, which shows the company’s confidence in its product.
2.Garrett GTI 2500
This metal detector will cost you about $1,300.00, but it will save you time, and time has value too. A Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chip determines both the true size and true depth, making the GTI the most productive in the field. The graphic imaging gives you a good idea of what the target is without even having to dig it up.
This is an all-purpose VLF (very low frequency), single frequency detector. Single-frequency detectors put out a single, stronger signal, as opposed to a higher number of weaker ones, so don’t let that turn you off. This Garrett uses advanced technology but is easy to use; it even comes with an instructional video. It is waterproof and has a submersible search coil.
3.Minelab Excalibur II
The Minelab Excalibur uses a unique BBS (Broad Band Spectrum) technology of 17 frequencies. Another feature Minelab detectors have is they call “Iron Mask.” This is an exclusive feature that doesn’t simply reject iron (and possibly also reject targets) but uses its 17 frequencies to detect good targets among the trash and allow you to find more treasure.
This metal detector is great for the beach and water. You can dive with it down to 200 feet. It is a multiple frequency VLF, and it costs about $1500.00.
This detector can go anywhere. Seriously, even up to 250 feet underwater! It is leak-proof and unaffected by saltwater. It is fine with freshwater too. If you can brave the rain, so can this; it is an all-weather machine. This Fisher also works very well on land, even though mineralized soil. Getting rid of false readings and getting more finds makes it worth paying a bit more. Your finds will most likely cover the cost anyway. This model costs about $1,200.00.
The Fisher CZ-21 is recommended especially for water and the beach, so you can get some surf, sun, and maybe find a prize with this companion. It is a VLF multiple frequency metal detector. Learn more about the underwater metal detector by clicking here.
5.Minelab GPX 5000
You can definitely spend more on a metal detector. This one will run you $5,800.00. Whether it is worth it depends on your planned use. This is called the best gold detector in the world, so if it is gold you are matter, then you might want to consider this one. Gold is a difficult metal to detect and needs a specific type of detector. It boasts many features including smooth and quiet functioning while achieving depth over harsh ground conditions and sensitivity to gold. Also, changing one of the 8 different timing settings can make it feel like an entirely different detector.
This detector is known for finding gold deeper and in more ground conditions than any other detector. It is a Multiple Pulse Induction (PI), as opposed to a VLF, which is what explains the sizable price difference.