Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector with 8" Coil

Product Code: MD-COMP-BA/8RC-4W

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Reclaiming the Wonder of Discovery

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 is now available with an 8" round concentric coil. This coil will give you a slightly larger search area and better depth on larger targets.

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 8"
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