On this page you’ll find a good all round metal detector in our C.Scope CS4MXi review. The CS4MXi is a well thought of detector that is great for UK conditions and will not break the bank. With some unique features this is definitely one to look at.
The Beginner Or Experienced Detector
One downside to this detector is that it doesn’t have any preset search modes that you can switch on and start detecting. Many other models like the Garrett EuroAce have these capabilities which makes it easier for beginners to pick up the detector and go. We wouldn’t recommend this to someone who is completely new to detecting.
For the experienced metal detectorist this is a highly configurable detector for a good price. It has a lot of settings that can be altered to get the perfect balance for the conditions that you are searching in. There is no doubt that this is a great detector but it will require a bit of knowledge to get you up and running.
Buying British Metal Detectors
There is no doubt that a lot of us where possible like to buy British. C Scope are a British company that design and manufacture their detectors here in the UK. C.Scope are a leading force in the metal detecting market along with makes like Minelab and Garrett who all offer very good mid priced detectors, if you are undecided on which model to go for this could be the deciding factor.
Another thing to consider about buying British is that C Scope are testing there detecting technology on the ground type that you will be detecting on all of the time which is very useful for a UK machine.
C Scope Customer Service
C Scope have a reputation for building quality meta detectors that are robust and fit for most types of detecting. This is backed up with a reputation for great customer service, if you have any problems with one of their detectors or need a little help you can get in touch and they will help. When you are investing a lot of money into a detector this is an important factor to consider as you don’t want to be out of action for too long with a little problem.
The C Scope CS4MXi Features
This model is packed full of great features that we will run through below. Have a look through and see if it has the capabilities you are looking for.
The CS4MXi runs on a high frequency of 17Khz which is very sensitive and will allow you to find objects that are deep as well as very small objects that need a high frequency to find. C.Scope have worked hard to develop the technology at this frequency specifically for typical UK and European soil types.
Interchangeable Search Coils
This model has the ability to run four different search coils from the C Scope range. This allows you to search for different items at different depths and really makes this a versatile detector. You can add a coil that will search deep in the ground or a coil that is designed to pick out those small bits of precious metal. The coil that comes with it is an 8 by 11 inch elliptical search coil that is a great all rounder and is fine for most jobs.
Auto And Manual Ground Control
This is a good feature as you can set it to auto and off you go pretty quickly. The detector will adapt to the ground as you go. If you want a specific setting and really want to refine it for a certain area then you can set it yourself.
Two Discrimination Controls
You can set two levels of discrimination to screen out low frequencies and accept others that you don’t want to discard. This is a great feature that makes the detector very configurable.
Pin Point Recovery
This mode allows you to hold the detectors in one place rather then swiping it and find the exact place where the object you are looking for is buried. This will stop you spending a long time digging holes and make sure you can dig a small and accurate hole.
This is a light weight metal detector that is easy to pack into a bag and walk long distances with it or search for long periods of time with getting a sore arm.
The CS4MXi is a great detector from a company that has a brilliant reputation for quality products but it does have its downsides. For the beginners out there it is not a click and go machine that you can get used to before you start tampering with the settings. For the experienced it is a good comprehensive metal detector that is very sensitive and configurable. There are other detectors on the market at this price range that offer more overall but if you have a bit of knowledge and are a C Scope fan this could be the one for you.