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Minelab Manticore - Super-Charged Simultaneous Multi-Frequency

MANTICORE with Multi-IQ+ is the most powerful, fastest, and precise metal detector in Minelab’s history. The heart of MANTICORE is its super-charged Simultaneous Multi-Frequency (MULTI-IQ+) engine. This feat of innovation generates an incredible 50% power increase over the best-selling detector series of all time: EQUINOX. When combined with advanced 2D Target Identification (ID) and rich audio options, the detectorist has every bit of vital information arriving at their eyes and ears. MANTICORE is an unrivalled detecting experience that pushes the boundaries of detecting to deliver more power, more depth, and more finds.


High Power Simultaneous Multi-Frequency - Multi-IQ+

Multi-IQ+ is the newest generation Simultaneous Multi-Frequency engine from Minelab, building on the success of the original Multi-IQ. Multi-IQ+ transmits more power through the coil at a wider range of operating frequencies, to light up more targets in the ground. It has completely revamped signal processing providing enhanced discrimination, greater Target ID resolution, improved target separation, and gives you a greater ability to tune discrimination and audio to suit your detecting conditions.

Fast Response

Find desired targets amongst ferrous trash like no other detector on the market with MANTICORE’s exceptional target separation performance.

Enhanced Discrimination

Exceeding expectations with every swing, MANTICORE delivers improved Target ID stability and close target separation. With customisable Ferrous Limits you have unprecedented control to accept ferrous coins, reject complex ferrous targets, or dial in maximum target unmasking in iron.

Light and Compact

2.9 lb with an extended length of 56.7" and a collapsible length of 24.8".

Ultimate Search Modes

MANTICORE delivers 10 customisable Search Modes including All-Terrain optimised for inland detecting; Beach optimised for sand, surf and seawater zones; and Goldfield optimised for detecting gold nuggets.

Audio Your Way

Take control of audio with MANTICORE. Hear target information the way you like it via superior audio controls including customisable target tones, suppression of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) chatter and Continuous Pitch (VCO) audio with ferrous tones and genuine threshold detection tone.

Extreme Waterproofing

No terrain is off limits with MANTICORE — dive up to 5 m (16 ft) for underwater exploration (IP68 Rating) to find hidden targets others can’t reach.

Intuitive Control

Having cutting-edge technology inside our Minelab machines is only half the story. Making MANTICORE’s power easy to access is equally as important. That’s why MANTICORE features a large colour screen and delivers the most intuitive user experience ever found on a detector.

Boosted EMI Immunity

There may be a storm raging outside but inside MANTICORE it’s quiet and calm. Improved EMI rejection means it’s possible to operate using higher sensitivity whilst isolating target information — even in the most challenging environmental conditions.

Lighting and Vibration

The daylight may have ended, but that doesn’t mean your hunt has to. With Control Pod Flashlight, Display Backlight with Auto Adjust, and Backlit Keypad, plus Handgrip Vibration, you can power on long after the sun has gone.


Technical Specs

Detect Modes (Customisable)
All-Terrain (5), Beach (4), Goldfield (1)

Operating Frequencies
Multi-IQ+, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz, 20 kHz, 40 kHz

Noise Cancel
Auto, Continuous Auto, Manual (-9 to +9)

Ground Balance
Auto, Manual, Tracking

1 to 35

Target Identification
Conductive: 0-99 with ferrous indication

2D ID Map
Two-Dimensional ID Map System with Target Trace

Target Tones
1, 2, 5 - Tone | 1, 2, 5 - Region All Tones

Target Volume
0 to 25

Target Pitch
1 to 50

Ferrous Volume
0 to 25

Ferrous Pitch
1 to 50

Audio Themes
Normal, Enhanced, Continuous Pitch

Volume Profiles
Simple, Medium, Rich, Overdrive

Threshold Level
0 to 25

Threshold Pitch
1 to 50

Recovery Speed
0 to 8

Ferrous Limits
Upper: 0 to 14 | Lower: 0 to 9

Ferrous Limits Custom
1 to 4

Soft Keys: 2 (Action Bar), 1 (User Button)

Depth Indicator
5 levels

Shaft System
3-piece highly collapsible carbon-fibre

Extended Length
1440 mm / 56.7 inch

Collapsed Length
630 mm / 24.8 inch

1.3 kg / 2.9 lb

Standard Coil (M11)
11-inch round Double-D coil with skidplate (waterproof to 5 m / 16 ft)

Audio Output
Speaker | 3.5 mm (1/8") headphones | Wireless low latency headphones

Headphones (Included)
Minelab ML-105 wireless low latency headphones (non waterproof)

Colour LCD

Display Backlight
Manual (1 to 10), Auto Adjust

Keypad Backlight
On, Off

Low, Medium, High, Off

Handgrip Vibration
On, Off

Internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Battery Runtime
Approx. 9 hours

Battery Charge Time
Approx. 7 hours

Waterproof to 5 m / 16 ft, IP68

Key Technologies
Multi-IQ+ (High Power Simultaneous Multi-Frequency)

Included Accessories
USB Charging Cable, 5x Screen Protectors, 3.5 mm Headphone Audio Cable, Headphone Case

Software Upgradable
Yes, via USB connection (Windows or Mac OS compatible)


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