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Minelab Manticore has arrived!

pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭

Decided to take a chance on a new minelab manticore. It just arrived. I still have the equinox 800 so not sure if I’m going to keep both or end up with just one. Gotta get it set up now!


  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lovely! Please provide feedback on ur findings.

    Got Crust....y gold?
  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,882 ✭✭✭

    Suggest you read posts on the Dankowski forum for guidance in setting your iron bias limits, etc. I have held off on buying a Manticore, am not yet convinced the performance improvement over the Equinox is worth the price. Beach gold hunters could easily justify it though.

  • rickoricko Posts: 96,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice... Let us know how setup goes.... and, of course, your subsequent hunts. Have not heard anything about this unit yet... but this forum is the only one I follow anymore. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 7,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Exciting to set up and tweak a new machine. I'm interested in the iron discrimination and notch out performance. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • what does something like that cost.

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭

    @neiltor said:
    what does something like that cost.

    The sticker price is $1599. I paid full price but you may be able to get for less from a dealer if you ask nicely. There's still a shortage of these but with some patience you can get one.

    I watched some videos on the Manticore vs... and one was against the CTX. I actually think the CTX identified iron better but am hoping the new and faster processing power of the manticore will help it out.

    Got it assembled and fully charged last night and hoping to start testing it out tonight.

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,882 ✭✭✭

    @ricko said:

    Have not heard anything about this unit yet... but this forum is the only one I follow anymore. Cheers, RickO

    I wrote about the Manticore in my "finds thread" back on September 3, 2022.

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,882 ✭✭✭

    @pcgs69 said:

    @neiltor said:
    what does something like that cost.

    The sticker price is $1599.

    Minelab gives 15% off to veterans with their DD-214.

  • Very nice and hard to get your hands on one I'm looking to upgrade from the 800 ,can't decide to go for the 900 or the manticore 🤔

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭

    There’s a lot of debate on the forums on whether to get the 900 or manticore. Some say the price difference isn’t worth it, others say the 2d mapping is great. The Deus II forums say to get a Deus. So who knows in the end haha.
    I thought a Deus for a minute but even if it is a better machine in the end I’m more familiar with minelab products so not sure the learning curve would be worth it.
    All of these “vs” videos on YouTube don’t really have a clear winner.

  • Totally agree stick with what your familiar with, I do 90% of my detecting on pasture & they reckon the manticore is a killer on pasture but not so good on ploughed, this will probably sway it for me,mind I have no complaints at all with my 800 but there's no stopping technology moving forward got to keep up with the times.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 5,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice. Good luck on your finds!

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
    ― Will Rogers

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭

    Still haven't had a chance to get out yet. Hoping this weekend sometime.

  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 348 ✭✭✭

    Let us know, I have an Equinox 600 but am contemplating a new one!

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