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Minelab Manticore Metal Detector

by Minelab
Original price $1,699.00 - Original price $1,699.00
Original price
$1,699.00 - $1,699.00
Current price $1,699.00
SKU 3228-0200

-                                                                                              Minelab’s most powerful detector yet! The Minelab Manticore finds targets faster, more clearly, and in the most challenging environments. Experience a detector with more power, precision, and accuracy than ever seen before!

MULTI IQ+ Minelab’s revolutionary technology has 50% more power than traditional models and is the highest-powered simultaneous multi-frequency machine on the market.

FAST RESPONSE Identify your targets with greater visual and audible target insights. The Minelab Manticore 2-D screen gives you a better idea of the actual shape of the target to help you better discriminate out the trash.

POWERFUL 2D ID MAP Identify your targets with greater visual and audible target insights. The Manticore 2-D screen gives you a better idea of the actual shape of the target to help you better discriminate out the trash. 

ENHANCED DISCRIMINATION Exceptionally accurate target ID allows you to accept or reject finds quickly and confidently.

WIRELESS AUDIO Clearly detect with audio controls set specifically for you in order to identify targets confidently, reduce noise, and identify trash.

ULTIMATE SEARCH MODES Over 10+ preset search modes allow you to set the stage for success, with the ability to customize up to 10 unique modes tailored to your specific needs.

UNRIVALED CONSTRUCTION & WATERPROOF Powerful and lightweight, the Minelab Manticore weighs only 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs.) and includes a three-piece, compact Carbon-Fiber shaft system. Waterproof up to 16 ft (5 m).

INTUITIVE CONTROL The large LCD panel allows for easy viewing and clear navigation control.

BOOSTED EMI IMMUNITY In challenging environments, improved EMI rejection uses higher sensitivity to isolate targets.

THE MANTICORE COIL The Manticore comes with an M11 (11” inch Round Double-D coil). Aftermarket Minelab coils will be available to choose from. Including the M8 (8 X 5.5” inch Elliptical Double-D) and M15 (15 X 12” inch Elliptical Double-D) coils. The aftermarket coils are NOT included with the machine. 

LIGHTING & VIBRATION Detect even when the sun goes down with features such as a Control Box Flashlight, Display Backlight with Auto Adjust, Backlit Keypad, and Handgrip Vibration.

CLEAR AUDIO Built-in external speaker allows for crystal-clear audio and comes with Low Latency Wireless Headphones.

BUILT TO LAST A three-year warranty with software upgrade capability allows detection far into the future.

The Minelab Manticore's depth is insane! It has been confirmed to have 50% more power output than the Equinox! The lead engineer of Minelab stated that the Manticore takes the best qualities of the CTX 3030 and The Equinox and adds even more to create an amazing metal detector for coins, relics, beach and gold detecting!

Minelab Manticore Search Modes 

Choose from ten customized discrimination programs

  • All-Terrain General 
  • All-Terrain Fast
  • All Terrain Low Conductors
  • All Terrain High Conductors
  • All Terrain Trash Reject
  • Beach General
  • Beach Low Conductors
  • Beach Deep
  • Beach Surf & Seawater
  • Goldfield General: The Manticore can detect gold in this gold mode
  • Enhanced Goldfield: More sensitive to small gold

The Manticore’s newest audio features Normal, Enhanced, and Continuous Audio settings. 

Normal is most like the familiar Equinox audio. 

Enhanced gives more audio modulation to smaller targets to help you discern deeper, smaller objects. 

Continuous uses of VCO audio (voltage-controlled oscillator). VCOs are associated with frequency modulation but can also affect the way the ‘pitch’ of the sound is adjusted.

High Powered Metal Detector Battery Life

Approx 9 hours. 

Battery Charge Time

Approx 7 hours

Warranty 3-Years

Please refer to for full warranty terms and conditions. Register your product warranty online at


Manticore Iron Falsing Fix Minelab has added a "Stabilizer" feature which improves audio and target ID stability and the machine helps you distinguish good targets from iron. This setting is adjustable from 0--12. 

Enhanced Goldfield Search Mode is more sensitive to smaller gold

New Softkey shortcuts allow you to control Search Mode, Flashlight, Display Brightness, Sensitivity Boost, Clear ID Map, Speaker Mute, Recovery Speed, and Frequency.

Customizable ferrous target ID. Highlight your desired ferrous target ID's in red. 

Underwater Headphone Boost enables you to get more volume on the Manticore when using the Minelab underwater headphones (sold separately)

Language customization

For more on how to use the Minelab Manticore 





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, Depth, Prospecting
Volume Profiles Simple, Medium, Rich
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
Shortcuts 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
Weight 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 Run Time
Approx. 10 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)
Please refer to for full warranty terms and conditions. Register your product warranty online at

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