Minelab X-Terra 505

Minelab X-Terra 505 metal detector
  • Model Features

    • Manufacturer: Minelab (Australia)
    • Model: X-Terra 505
    • Year: 2009
    • Type: ground detector
    • Rating (owner reviews): ★★★★☆
    • Display: Yes
    • Technology: VFLEX
    • Frequency: 3 / 7 / 18,75 kHz
    • VDI / Numerical Target-ID: Yes
    • Manual ground balance: Yes
    • Automatic ground balance: No
    • Noise cancel: Yes
    • Sound, tones: Multiton
    • Adjusting the volume: Yes
    • Pinpoint: Yes
    • Using headphones: Yes
    • Search coil: Minelab X-TERRA 10.5 DD
  • Parameters

    • Batteries: 4x AA
    • Weight: 1,3 kg
    • Length (min/max): 122-142 cm

Coils for Minelab X-Terra 505


The Minelab X-Terra 505 is a ground semi-professional metal detector that can be used to search for valuable items, rarities, hoards and jewelry both on land and in water; submersing it just up to the control box at that(the coil is waterproof only, whereas the control box of the unit isn’t). The X-Terra 505 is the middle of the X-Terra series of detectors.


The device is developed on VFLEX technology which allows the user to work with 3 search frequencies: 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz and 18.75 kHz. The operating frequency can be changed by changing the search coils. The detector has a monochrome LCD-screen that displays graphic information about the detected target and settings. 8 control buttons are located below the screen and by pressing a separate button the device can be switched on or off. The metal discrimination on the visual scale is divided into 19 segments, where each one can be eliminated from search results. There are depth (a bar graph for 5 values in inches) and battery life indicators. The X-Terra 505 has necessary functions which are helpful in search: VDI/TargetID, adjustable sensitivity, ground balance, threshold, pinpoint mode and noise cancel for minimizing electrical interference (5 channels). The sensitivity is adjusted in the range of 1-20. The Minelab X-Terra 505 has a manual ground balance with a 0-50 range. The threshold is set manually from -5 to 25. A multi-tone (19 ones) audio response is applied for indicating a find and has an adjustable volume (0-30). The device has a 6.35mm headphone jack.


The X-Terra 505 differs from the X-Terra junior model in that it has an additional search frequency (3 kHz) and an extended range of adjustment of all main parameters.


The Minelab X-Terra 505 metal detector comes with a Minelab X-TERRA 10.5’’ DD coil as standard equipment. For this device there exist a great number of other search coils of different manufacturers, sizes and parameters. The power supply of the unit is 4 АА usual batteries or rechargeable ones. The size of the detector is adjusted: 122-142cm. The weight of the Minelab X-Terra 505 (assembled) is 1.3kg.




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