A question I am often asked is: “I’m looking to buy a detector, but unsure whether to get an X-TERRA 705 Gold or the Eureka Gold”. It’s actually a very good question, as it isn’t an easy one to answer as there are advantages to each machine.
One of the main differences between these two units is that the Eureka Gold has three operating frequencies built in, 6.4, 20 & 60 kHz, whereas the X-TERRA 705 Gold operates on 18.75 kHz with its supplied 10x5” DD coil...
The Eureka Gold is Minelab’s flagship VLF gold detector, which has been overshadowed somewhat by the GPX series, but it has quietly gone about its business for years now, and has built up an excellent reputation. It is a popular model for a number of reasons: lightweight, economical, hip-mount capability, high sensitivity, good iron reject, long life NiMH pack included, fast Auto ground balance, 3 switchable frequencies, but most of all, it just works!
For users that already have a Eureka Gold, or those in the process of buying one, here are a few tips to help you get the best out of this little gold machine:
Are you hearing everything you swing over? You wouldn’t know if you weren’t would you? Do you know that it is not just volume that assures you are hearing signals?
A very strong but simple reminder is that you cannot find what you cannot hear!
One of the most unexploited features of Minelab gold detectors is the tone adjustment.
Proper use of the tone adjustment will allow you to custom tune your detector to your personal hearing. And more importantly, it is simple to do.