Magic Lab – Everything About These Coils From A Russian Manufacturer!
Not so long ago, the detectorists in Russia learned about the emergence of a new manufacturer of coils – the company “Magic Lab”. What is interesting is that even though the company was created in 2013, their coils only began to appear on sale steadily from 2017
What is remarkable about the company “Magic Lab”, you ask? Let us start with the fact that all production and development is in Russia and, if anyone wonders, they are able to make high-tech equipment in Russia. In Russia, you can find one of the best defense and army technologies in the world, as well as optical production plus much more. And now they also have a production of coils.
Due to the fact that production is in Russia, the price of coils is not subject to change in the exchange rate. As it often it happens – the dollar rises in price, and all the equipment after it, but this is a logical process.
The service center is located in the city of Zelenograd, in the Moscow region. As for the quality, there have not been any complaints yet, everything works, as it should. If some of you people use these coils – write your impressions in the comments, it will be useful for all your fellow detectorists to know the truth!
Their coils are made for all popular models of metal detectors, including the Minelab X-Terra with different frequencies. A dual-frequency coil is scheduled for release soon – great news!
The main question that concerns all coils is the depth. According to our research and tests, it became clear that in depth the coil noticeably outdoes the coils from DeTech, with Mars more or less at the same level, although in most cases the depth turns out to be better than the analog coil from Mars MD. The stability of the coil is at the level of more expensive competitors. These are the results of our tests and tests of our colleagues, who exchange information with us.
The wire does not freeze in the cold, and therefore it will be harder to damage it in our climate. We do not live in Bulgaria or Africa, our winters are cold and stable to -30 ° C, but we dig until the ground in the forest is stone hard, that is, almost until mid-January in some places.
The coils can be submerged in water up to the very control unit of the metal detector, you do not have to be afraid to soak them or submerge them in water. With each coil, you get a bolt and protection for the coil ears – without this set, selling coils nowadays is embarrassing and shameful.
Just in case, let me remind you – these coils have a two-year warranty. In two years, anything can happen, depending on how each of us digs. Even a new detector can be broken after one season, but as long as the warranty is valid, it will still be possible to compensate for repairs. Two years is a good time.
And as for the price, you yourself know that the coils are very attractive and cheaper than the expensive ones.
A little about the production of coils in the world
Recently, at one very popular resource dedicated to treasure hunters and metal detectors, one of the “truth-bearers” claimed that the problem with the Magic coils was alleged that they were made of ABS-Plastic. It is interesting to see how people, so far from technical knowledge, can argue such nonsense and not know that all coils in the world are made of ABS-plastic. For the production of coils, there are two technologies at the moment:
- Vacuum forming – This is when the plastic sheet is heated and the heated plastic “stretches” onto the mold with a powerful pump.
- Injection molding – This is when molten plastic granules under pressure are injected into a two-part mold.
The process is interesting, there is no single leader of the two technologies because the coils are still not subjected to such loads, but to make strong plastic would be redundant and a strength not needed by anyone with completely overpriced coils.
If you look at all the manufacturers of coils for metal detectors, the situation is as follows: AKA and Mars MD coils (same molds), Karma Coils, 1 NEL coil model and 1 Detech coil model are made under pressure. Vacuum forming makes the rest of the NEL and Detech models. Some models of such manufacturers as Coiltek (Coiltek itself!), Whites and other manufacturers of metal detectors are also made this way.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of injection molding? When casting under pressure, the rigidity of the body itself is more rigid. The main disadvantage is the high cost of the press, which will require producing large quantities of coils at a low cost per item. There is a sense to use injection molding when all the nuances with design and development are worked out, and the quantity of products is large (because, for example, Detech made only 13″ model, the most popular, by casting). It is more reasonable to make small amounts by molding and to compensate for a slightly lower rigidity of the coil body. That is what comes out.
Therefore, there is a lot of idle talk on various resources and forums, but we try to be far from all the gossip and rumors, and publish only verified and real information.
Magic Lab Coil Models
At the moment, the model range of coils consists of the following models:
Magic Lab DD 13” coil
Perhaps one of the most popular models and sizes of coils for the everyday detecting – 13″. Great for coins and antiquities in the fields and such.
I myself used 13″ coils on my metal detectors Fisher F75 and Minelab X-Terra 705.
In addition, the 13″ coil is always the best option for a further upgrade of an Ace 250 or Fisher F22-44.
At the moment, for Garrett Ace devices (250, for example) there is a special modification – HF, that is, a high frequency. This version of the coil increases the frequency of the detector to about 10 kHz, which allows you to upgrade the Ace for better sensitivity to small targets.
The coil is well balanced; the weight does not pull the arm but does not bend the bar of the device. The form itself – a round coil, gives a better depth of detection than the other forms.
Magic Lab DD 9×13” coil
Perhaps the second version of the coil for everyday detecting and the replacement of the ordinary coil on your detector.
This coil is one of the novelties of 2018. It provides the best object separation and stable work of the detector on littered sites.
What is interesting – not so many manufacturers were able to crack the security system on Minelab X-Terra, but Magic Lab are some of them. This was easily done by the people from NEL, but Detech could not. I hope that one day there will be coils for the Minelab Equinox.
9×13″ means that the coil is 9″ wide and 13″ long. It gives a little less depth than a round 13″, but you can work and search in a slightly littered field. In addition, in the forest, the choice of an ellipse coil will be more preferable than a circular coil – you can also search between trees, between bushes where others do not search and after all the best finds are there.
Magic Lab DD 5× 8” coil
Quite an interesting design “semi-sniper”, let us call it that. The size of 5×8″ is new and unusual size, but for some digging purposes, it will go perfectly.
With such a coil, it is not a bad idea to look for jewelry on the beach. You can walk with it even at war positions, and collect finds that others with other coils missed.
For example, a person with a sniper coil recently found Wehrmacht dog tags in an area where some other people had dug before him. Apparently, someone was too lazy to dig such a signal, but a pack of dog tags lay near an old rusty object.
Magic Lab DD 5″ coil
This coil should be with every detector. This is a small sniper coil to search in trashy areas.
Recently, in a trashy area, a fellow detectorist and friend found 5 rubles (gold coin) right next to the place where I was digging, but I had a big coil and did not go to the very trashy area. The 5″ reel provides better separation of targets and reliable operation of the detector in littered areas. I strongly recommend that you equip yourself with a sniper coil- this is a new step in detecting, which will bring many new finds, though not as easily as a regular walk through the field with a large coil.
Moreover, we will add all the new coils from Magic Lab to this post as they appear.
Yes, if you use a Magic coil – please leave your photos of finds and just beautiful photos in the comments, all fellow detectorists will be interested to see them!