Minelab X-Terra 705 – first and overall impression of the detector
A famous Machine, which has already been said and talked a lot about. But what is a blog about diggers and detectors, if there is no Minelab X-Terra 705? Quite impossible thing, I think, to be a blogger and a detectorist and not write about this machine.
But what is it in this blue box with the image of the device on a background of mountains and a hand filled with treasure. Most of us have such treasures only in our dreams. ?
Inside, everything was pretty simple, but nice. At least Minelab fastens the instructions and warranty card to the lid of the box and not just puts it inside. It is convenient and easy. And all the rest is simple – the metal detector in a disassembled form, the coil (depending on the kit, I had a 10’5 DD 7.5 kHz), the detector display, packed in a neat bag with bubbles and a separate bag with screws for coil screw and for fastening the display, and a strap for the armrest.
In the manual everything is described in detail how to assemble the detector, and described in detail about all the modes and settings. The display is placed a little unusual, it is installed directly on the handle and then fastened with a screw. I decided to fasten it tighter immediately, to avoid any problems in using the device, you never know.
The coil lock-nuts are quite interesting – they do not break, as in the Garrett AT PRO, for example, it is enough to make a half-turn and they snap into place and nothing more. The assembly is quite simple.?
The wire is inserted into the connector, which is located exactly in the middle of the display, which also have a speaker. To insert the batteries, you just lift the lid and insert 4 x AA standard batteries.
Here is the detector in assembled form with a large coil – the DD coil Minelab 15 “3 kHz for the metal detectors in the X-Terra Series . The manufacturer recommends the use of special clamps for the wires from the coil, which is better to put at the bottom of the coil and the other near the output wires to the detector.
The armrest is quite comfortable, at least it is wide and clothing will keep it in your hand quite comfortably, but not with a bare hand. Even for my big hands the armrest seemed a little bit wide and it seems to me like it is very easy to break, if you make the effort or if it occurs randomly. Let’s see, i dig a lot, and if the armrest will stay a long time and will not fail, I’ll let you know about it!
For me, the device seems very interesting and promising. The ability to change the frequency by coils or one coil, advanced settings, easy to use. Let’s see how it will show itself during the digging! Happy “hunting”!