Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector
Used in excellent condition.
Original box and manual
Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector with 5.75" Concentric Coil, Pole Assembly with Pole Lock, hardware.
The Compdre works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting-without any excess knobs. Switch on the detector and you’re working in a silent search, motion all metal mode.
This is truly a “Family Fun Detector!” A family can take the Compadre on their outings and everyone can use it with high expectations of finding treasure.
The Compadre is the perfect introduction to the world of metal detecting, yet even advanced detectorists experience an eagerness that they haven’t felt in many years. This modest and effective detector has one knob to adjust the discrimination level, helping the user to filter out unwanted targets. The Compadre represents the essence of metal detecting, where exploration and discovery combine to create a rich and rewarding hobby or lifestyle.
The Tesoro Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. This modest machine can do a lot of the same things that its bigger brothers can do. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. Switch on the detector and you're working in a silent search, motion all metal mode. The farther you turn the knob, the more discrimination you can bring to bear on those trashy sites.
The Compadre now comes standard with a 5.75" round concentric coil, which also gives you the ability to get into and around natural obstacles like bushes, fences, and playground equipment.
The Compadre has it all. One knob simplicity for the beginner and high gain circuitry and the famous Tesoro ED-180 discrimination for the advanced user. If one detector can do all of this, maybe less is more.
Includes the following items:
Upper Pole Assembly with Control Housing, pole lock and attached Coil.
Metal Middle Pole with Pole Lock.
ABS Lower Pole with Metal hardware and rubber washers.
Literature: manual, a detector protection checklist and a warranty card.
Operating Frequency 12 kHz
Searchcoil Type Round concentric, hardwired
Searchcoil Size 5.75"
Cable Length Approx. 3'
Audio Frequency Approx. 630 Hz
Audio Output 1 ½" speaker and headphone jack
Headphone Compatibility ¼" stereo plug
Weight (may vary slightly) 2.2 lbs
Battery Requirement One 9 Volt DC (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical) 10 to 20 hours
Optimum Temp. Range 30° to 100° F
Optimum Humidity 0 to 75% R.H.
Operating Modes Silent Search Discriminate
Let's Take a Closer Look at the Compadre
The Compadre is a single-knob, 12 kHz motion-based discriminator detector. This means you will need to keep the coil moving when you search. It weighs only 2.2 lbs. and uses a silent search mode of hunting. This detector is built on the same frame as the µMax detectors but does not incorporate the same circuitry. The control housing is of the µMax style and has one rotary control knob. This knob is the "Off-On" switch, Battery Check and Discriminate Control. When the knob is turned on, you will hear an audio tone that indicates the condition of the battery. A five to seven second audio tone indicates that the battery is in good condition. When there is a short or no audio tone, then the battery needs to be replaced.
The battery compartment holds a 9-volt battery, which will give about 20 hours of use. If headphones are used, you can expect even more battery life. The Compadre has a small speaker on the front panel and a ¼ inch headphone jack on the rear of the control housing. Changing batteries is a snap! Just open the battery door and drop in the battery. No more fumbling with snaps and wires.