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Minelab Vanquish 540 Premium Pack Minelab Vanquish 540 Premium Pack
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Is there anything quite as exhilarating as searching for buried treasure? Particularly where I live there’s a very real chance of finding some as it was in Norfolk that the England’s biggest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard was found.

To stand a chance of finding amazing artefacts and not just bottle tops it is worth investing in a decent metal detector. The Minelab Vanquish 540 Premium Pack is the perfect place to start, suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike it comes with Minelab’s revolutionary Multi-IQ technology this combines the power of multiple detectors in one that all work at the same time. Suitable for all terrain nothing remains undetected, there are four Search Modes to choose from Coin, Relic, Jewellery, or Custom and you are ready to go. Each mode is pre-programmed and optimised to give the best performance, whether you are in the park, field or on the beach. It excels on tough areas like wet sand at the beach and salt water, there are 25 discrimination segments which give you high levels of control over which metals you want to find and which you want to ignore. As well as that the 540 has automatic noise cancelling, lag-free audio response and 10-volume settings, pinpoint functions for precise locations, iron-bias control which lets you switch between High (default) and Low, there is a red LED backlight, rechargeable batteries and it comes with a waterproof 12” coil as standard. The whole thing is easy to pack up and take out, it weighs 1.3kg (2.8 lbs) and features a unique collapsible snap-lock system for compact storage. The menu and screen are user friendly and easy to navigate, in fact the entire thing is user friendly, you can switch it on and start swinging without getting lost in complicated settings. The power is in the Multi-IQ technology, it is so busy comparing and collecting data from all the frequencies that it will give you a better target ID and discrimination at bigger depths which means you are only getting your hands dirty when it’s really worth it. RRP £399

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A powerful detector that’s competent enough to impress enthusiasts and intuitive enough to win over beginners.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Multi-IQ technology
  • Audio control
  • Iron-bias control
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Waterproof 12” coil as standard
  • User friendly interface