Here you will find a review of the Makro Multi metal detector product line. It consists of three metal detectors — Makro Kruzer, Makro Multi Kruzer, and Makro Gold Kruzer.
The article has information about the devices operating frequency, the search coil types they are using, if wireless headphones are included in the package set, and how these metal detectors differ from each other.
What was the device designed for?
Makro Kruzer is a metal detector designed by the Turkish manufacturer Makro in 2018. Turkish metal detectors have proved themselves to be quality devices, and they are rather popular among detectorists.
Currently, the product line consists of three modes — Makro Kruzer, Makro Multi Kruzer, and Makro Gold Kruzer. Such an approach is quite usual for the company, since, for example, Nokta Anfibio product line also includes three metal detector models.
At this point, usually, a question arises – what makes the devices differ from each other?
The first and major difference is their operating frequency.
This metal detector uses only one operating frequency — 14 kHz. For this reason, this metal detector model is the cheapest in the product line. As for the device quality, it is not worse than Makro Kruzer Multi and Nokta Impact, because it operates using the same scheme.
The metal detector has six search modes, and the device is submergible. The standard package set includes 11″ D.D. coil, charging unit, and wireless headphones.
Makro Kruzer Multi
The review will be focused on this metal detector. This device is a flagship model in the product line. When treasure hunting, you can switch between three operating frequencies (5/14/19 кГц); the metal detector is a submergible one.
The device is supplied with a standard 11″ D.D. search coil. The package set includes wireless headphones and a charging unit.
Makro Kruzer Gold
The metal detector was designed for gold prospecting and beach/jewelry hunting. High operating frequency allows successful detection of both golden chains and foil pieces.
The device is supplied with two search coils: GK26C (concentric coil) 10х5.5″ large and GK19DD (D.D. coil) 7.5х4″ large. Also, the device package set includes wireless headphones and a charging unit.
The current review concerns the flagship model – Makro Kruzer Multi because this is the most multi-purpose device of the product line.
The device package set includes:
- The control unit attached to the upper shaft section together with the armrest; the accumulator battery is inserted;
- Middle shaft section;
- Bottom shaft section;
- Wireless headphones 2.4 GHz Blue Edition;
- User’s manual;
- Double D 11 x 7 search coil with a protection cover.
There is no Pro package set for this product line.
The device has a standard S-shaped shaft. Though we should mention that the armrest design is new, and it is completely different from the previous one. The first thing that catches the eye is the absence of the battery holder.
No batteries are required here. The new device model has an internal rechargeable battery. Considering this fact, you find a charging unit and a cable in the device package set.
The device control, electronic system, and power supply are all gathered in one unit located on top of the shaft.
The metal detector is rather light-weighted; it weighs just 1.3 kg. The shaft length varies from 111 to 133.5 cm; its bottom section is made from carbon.
Makro Multi Kruzer metal detector has a vibration target response available. Initially, this mode was intended for users with some disabilities (for deaf people, for example).
Makro manufacturer was the only one who included such a function into all their metal detectors. The device handle is equipped with the vibration response, and it can be felt quite clear.
This function also allows noiseless treasure hunting process, and at that, the user doesn’t use headphones (which allows hearing everything that is going on around). However, the vibration target response has another advantage. When underwater treasure hunting, target sound response can’t be heard without headphones.
There are two options in this case – either you should get some expensive headphones for the underwater search, or use the vibro target response.
Makro Kruzer Multi metal detector uses the standard VLF scheme. The standard package set includes Double D search coil 11 х 7 large.
The user can select operating frequency from three options available: 5, 14, 19 kHz. The frequency shift is available to ignore noise produced by devices operating within the same frequency range.
Pay attention, even though the device has Multi in its name, the metal detector doesn’t use several operating frequencies simultaneously (like Minelab Vanquish, for example), the frequencies are selected sequentially.
Makro Multi Kruzer is equipped with wireless headphones. They use Bluetooth technology, and they can be charged using a Mini USB cable. The charging cable is also included in the device package set.
For Multi Kruzer and Multi Kruzer Gold the headphones are marked as Blue Edition.
The manufacturer states that after a complete battery charge, the continuous operation of the headphones equals about 10-14 hours. The headphones are not waterproof, so you shouldn’t submerge them. However, you can buy some waterproof headphones optionally.
The device power supply is its internal rechargeable battery (Li-Pol), 3700 mAh; it provides off-line operation time about 19 hours.
Another important issue is the possibility to charge the device using some external sources, such as Power banks. You can use a USB cable for this purpose.
Though the device armrest doesn’t have an embedded battery holder, the manufacturer offers the possibility to get an external battery holder for 4 A.A. batteries. This accessory is equipped with a special fixation system to attach it to the armrest bottom.
All Makro Kruzer metal detectors have protection level IP68, which means that the devices are submergible up to 16.4′ (5 meters) deep.
The control unit
This metal detector model has gained some new design features, which aren’t peculiar to the previous models. However, the color palette of the device has reminded black.
The device has a completely new control unit design and control buttons. The display menu has something in common with the one of Marko Racer 2, but yet it has a completely new appearance.
VDI-number now has an additional scale, which looks as a semi-circle and menu items are located on either side of the display.
Target depth, digital target indicator (V.D.I./Target ID), ground conditions, and current metal detector settings are displayed on the screen.
Makro Multi Kruzer display has a backlit to make digging in the twilight more convenient. Makro Multi Kruzer backlit is on not only while you are adjusting the device. When you get a positive target response, when the target is under your search coil, Makro Multi Kruzer display backlit turns on automatically. The backlit function has several modes – you can turn it on/off, adjust its brightness.
Let’s take a closer look at the metal detector search modes.
Gen or All Metal
You should adjust the device threshold and go into the fields, which are not very rubbished. When this mode is on, the device beeps whatever is under the coil, but you won’t miss any target in this case. The device detection depth is close to its maximum.
This mode has different audio signal tones for two segments of the discrimination scale. In the case of ferrous targets, the sound is low, and for non-ferrous targets – it is high. The pitch of the tone is adjustable.
This mode offers three tones of audio signals for three discrimination scale segments. The mode is good for coin shooting on trashy areas.
This mode offers four tones of audio signals for four discrimination scale segments, correspondingly. This mode will do for coin shooting on grounds with low and medium mineralization levels.
It is recommended to use this mode on grounds with high conductivity (beaches with brackish water and alkali soils). Makro Multi Kruzer is equipped with full functionality for beach hunting.
The metal detector can work both on the dry and wet sea sand. Smart ground balance function allows compensating for the effect of salt, and it will provide you with additional advantages where other metal detectors fail or produce phantom signals and make the treasure hunting process impossible.
This mode provides maximal detection depth, but the target response isn’t that fast in this case. Another thing is that this mode requires swinging the search coil slowly.
E.U.D. (Extra Underground depth)
This mode is for areas with lots of iron rubbish around and highly mineralized soils. The mode provides increased detection depth and decreased discrimination function. It is not recommended for trashy areas.
Makro Multi Kruzer E.U.D. mode increases the detection depth to the values, which aren’t reachable for other metal detectors due to the soil mineralization effect. High target response speed makes the treasure hunting process convenient on the areas where the findings are located close to each other.
In simple words, the speed of the target response processing and restoring can show you where the coin is among the iron rubbish, for example, among nails or ferrous metal fragments.
Makro Kruzer product line has become a successful one and Makro Kruzer Multi. Even though I don’t use several operating frequencies during my treasure hunting trips, sometimes I need this option.
In general, metal detectors from this product line are similar to other company’s products – Makro Racer 2, Nokta Anfibio Multi, and Nokta Impact. And to tell the truth, even for me, it is challenging to choose between them. Quite often, they have similar functions and characteristics.
Peter Harrington is actually the founder of UnderCoil. He is keen on relic hunting, antiquities collecting and a big fan of aquarium husbandry.
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