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Makro Gold Racer Nugget Detector

Makro Gold Racer Gold Nugget Metal Detector

Introducing the Makro Gold Racer metal detector, new for 2016. I have been very much anticipating the Gold Racer as something unique on the market today - a 56 kHz high frequency gold prospecting detector with all the extra discrimination and other features to make it versatile enough for other uses.

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Makro Gold Racer vs Racer 2

The Makro Gold Racer will come standard with an 10" x 5.5" DD coil and have optional 5" round DD, 10" x 5.5" concentric, and 15.5" x 13.25" DD coils available at launch. The Gold Racer has been changed slightly from the original Racer design to make the handle grip more comfortable based on customer feedback. The original Bluetooth dongle and wireless headphones are being replaced by a 2.4 Ghz design to help reduce the audio lag that was occurring with the Bluetooth design. The big announcement of note however is the very high 56 kHz operating frequency, making this one of the hottest machines available on tiny non-ferrous targets.

Makro Gold Racer Control Panel Functions
Makro Racer Display Panel & Controls

It is evident from the photo of the display panel shown above that the Makro Gold Racer shares many features with the original Racer plus has added many more. The new iSAT control from the new Nokta FORS Gold+ is visible as is another new feature called iMask. The Gold Racer adds a Tone Break feature often requested by Racer and FORS owners and it appears the Gold racer has the ability to save its settings when shut off, unlike the Racer. The layout of the control panel has also been simplified making what features are available in what modes much more obvious.

The VDI chart below is based on the original Racer model but going by the Gold Racer control panel above the target id values should be similar, though changes may occur due to the difference in operating frequencies.

Makro Racer VDI Chart
Makro Racer VDI Chart

Makro is fast gaining attention as a company that listens to its customers. The new Gold Racer model is the perfect example of that, creating a unique machine based almost solely on feedback provided by customers in the last year.

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Makro Gold Racer Technical Specifications*
Internet Price $699
Technology Induction Balance (IB)
Frequency 56 kHz
Autotune Mode(s) iSAT Intelligent Self Adjusting Threshold
Ground Rejection Grab, Manual, & Tracking
Soil Adjust No
Discrimination Visual ID & Tone ID, Tone Break Adjustment
Volume Control Yes
Threshold Control Yes
Tone Adjust Yes
Audio Boost Yes
Frequency Offset Yes
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Audio Output 1/4" Headphone Socket & Speaker
Hip Mount Shaft Mount Only
Standard Search Coil(s) 10" x 5.5" DD
Optional Search Coils 5" round DD, 5.5" x 10" concentric, 13.25" x 15.5 DD"
Battery Four AA
Operating Time 25 - 30 hours
Weight 3 pounds
Additional Technology iMask noise suppression technology, built in LED flashlight, backlit screen, save settings
Notes Optional 2.4 Ghz wireless headphones

*Notes on Technical Specifications - Detailed notes about the specifications listed in this chart.

Gold Nuggets Found With Makro Gold Racer By Steve Herschbach
Gold Nuggets Found With Makro Gold Racer, Smallest Less Than 0.1 Grain