In our Minelab Excalibur II review we’ll take you through the features of this excellent waterproof metal detector that you can use on land, too.
About the Minelab Excalibur II
The Excalibur II is best for:
- Coin and relic hunting
- Jewellery hunting
- Beach hunting
- SCUBA diving and underwater metal detecting
The Excalibur is a popular metal detector and you’ll find people raving about it on metal detecting forums. It’s a VLF metal detector that ignores iron and minerals – you don’t need to ground balance it. Even with zero discrimination, it will tune in to the targets you want to find. Unlike other water detectors, it will target a gold ring under iron.
If you want a detector that will see right through iron and save you from digging eight-inch holes for fish hooks and rusty nails, and you want to take it diving, this could be the one for you.
You can buy the Excalibur with an 8″ or 10″ search coil. If you’re using it for beach hunting, then go for the 10″ coil for more depth. If you’re only going to use while SCUBA diving, get the 8″ coild for less drag.Click to check the price
Features of the Minelab Excalibur II
The Excalibur includes:
- CB amplifies weak target signals inside the coil, reducing noise and boosting faint, deep objects
- High Visibility (Hi-Vis) fluorescent bodywork and skid plate
- NiMH Rechargeable battery pack for operation up to 12 hours
- Side-mount shaft for shallow and surf-wading (available as an optional accessory).
|Price||$$$ – Click to check today’s price|
|Type of detector||VLF BBS multiple frequency technology – 1.5kHz – 25.5kHz|
|Suitable for salt water||Yes|
|Suitable for fresh water||Yes|
|Suitable for SCUBA diving||Yes|
|Depth rating||200 feet (66m)|
|Search coil||8″ or 10” coil|
|Battery life||Up to 12 hours. NiMH battery pack 13V 1000 mAh. Supplied with mains charger, alkaline battery optional accessory.|
|Headphones included||Koss 8 ohm headphones (hardwired)|
|Warranty||1 year control box and coil|
|Detect Modes||Discriminate or All-metal (pinpoint)|
|Discrimination||Variable discrimination (adjustable control) or all-metal (pinpoint)|
|Ground balance||Automatic ground rejection|
|Sensitivity adjustment||Auto and manual|
Who the Excalibur metal detector is best for
If you’re a complete newbie to metal detecting, we recommend you cut your teeth on a simpler machine such as the AT Pro.
Some say the Excalibur is easy to learn, but perhaps not for the novice treasure hunter. Someone with more experience detecting should have no trouble learning to use this model and identify the different tones. We love that it doesn’t need ground balancing because it ignores minerals and most black soil.
Watch this video from Minelab about the Excalibur II. They’ve got a big range of videos on YouTube that will get you up to speed with how to use this detector.
Minelab Excalibur 2 shipping information
Here are the things you need to know about its size and weight if you want to get one shipped:
- Product dimensions: 5.25 x 12.25 x 33.75 inches
- Item weight: 5.1 pounds
- Shipping weight: 9.5 pounds
The Minelab Excalibur II warranty
Minelab’s Excalibur II is protected by a one-year warranty on its control box and search coil. You can read more about the warranty on the Minelab website.Click to check the price
Last modified: October 2, 2019