One American YouTuber started a war claiming that Minelab lied to users by claiming 50% more power in the Manticor, which does not comply with the FCC standards listed with the device. To be more precise, the point is that the data declared by the manufacturer does not show that the device is stronger than the upper limit of the standard, i.e. 30 dBm, and this also applies to the previous Equinox model and many others from the Australian offer.
Without going into details, it doesn’t necessarily work the way it’s presented. Electromagnetic field, radio waves, who cares? In fact, the equipment has to be efficient, effective, and within financial reach.
Finally, the mania of depth. What matters to me is separation and working in an area overburdened with iron and garbage. You know too strong lights in the fog and we are blinded. Then there’s the ease of learning, handling, manufacturer support, and price.
Will we get a much better device for almost PLN 10,000?! No, and absolutely not, it’s not a revolution, it’s a well-made metal detector, unfortunately at a price unaffordable for most Seekers!
Why no YT channel seriously mentions this is hard to say. It’s like comparing the Manticore to other cheaper devices. Does it beat them in every way? No!
Weight and ergonomics are much cheaper. Performance? They are similar, often the difference is 2-3 cm, and the price is 150% higher.
So who should spend this money and why? Geeks and experienced users who want to set up the equipment only after themselves and the conditions prevailing at the search site. They are the recipient of such detectors. Let’s remember that in Poland legally investing in equipment does not translate into profits … anyway, the difference is made by a good place, experience, and equipment at the very end. In reverse, it doesn’t make sense!
Here is FCC data for Minelab Manticore (click!)