Nokta Makro Racer 2 Metal Detector Review

Nokta Makro Racer 2 metal detector

The Makro Racer 2 is a well built, mid-range metal detector designed to locate coins, relics, and other forms of treasures. The Racer 2 employs cutting-edge technology and creative sensitivity features to make treasure hunting simple and enjoyable in any environment.

In the All Metal and Discrimination modes, the Racer 2's iSAT technology prevents false signals associated with iron-containing rocks and high ground mineralization, allowing for consistent operation. In fixed modes, it also prevents trigger drifts caused by ground and temperature changes.

The Racer 2 has notch discrimination as well. A metal detector's ability to select which conductivity sections within the discrimination scale are inhibited or active is known as notch filter discrimination. Metals with such a conductivity level will be silenced and will not emit a sound if a section is notched out. The Racer 2 has three forms of ground balancing: automatic, manual, and tracking. Automatic ground balance is just what it sounds like: the metal detector does it for you. Users can manually ground balance at any point on their hunting route with manual ground balancing. Ground balancing tracking constantly tracks the soil conditions and makes adjustments as required.

The Racer 2 was built to tackle almost any terrain. The Magnetic Mineralization Indicator indicates how much mineralization is present in the soil. This will tell you whether you're on the right track by distinguishing between different forms of metals and minerals in the earth. Notch filter can be used in combination with iron audio to distinguish between multiple and inpidual objectives. The Racer 2's calibration is excellent, making it simple to use even for inexperienced detectorists.

A unique LCD screen with numeric goal ID is included with the Racer 2. This model is incredibly light, weighing just 3 pounds. It runs on four AA batteries and comes with a waterproof Double-D search coil measuring 11″ by 7″. The vibration warning when metal is identified is one of my favorite things on the Racer 2. This one-of-a-kind feature is ideal for underwater metal detecting and treasure hunting, silent detecting, and detectorists with hearing impairments. This model isn't fully waterproof, so don't try to submerge it.


Makro Racer 2 control box

This metal detector works at 14 kHz and is a Very Low Frequency (VLF) model. This is the ideal frequency for treasure hunting, but it is not ideal for discovering small gold nuggets or fine jewelry.

Frequency change is also present in the Racer 2. While this metal detector works at a single frequency of 14 kHz, it has the ability to slightly change the frequency. This does not imply that the Racer 2 is a metal detector with different frequencies. It simply means that the metal detector can change frequencies slightly to compensate for high levels of electromagnetic or ground mineralization interference. This model also has a Gain (or sensitivity) adjustment range of 1 to 99. The amount of energy sent to the search coil is determined by the gain settings. A higher setting gives the search coil more power, which enables the metal detector to search deeper.


Iron Audio is included in the Racer 2, enabling users to hear iron goals before digging. Switch on iron audio and listen for the low, grunting sound if you get an uncertain signal or aren't sure if the target is decent or a junk target. This suggests a ferrous metal. If users are looking for objects that might be ferrous or have iron, this can be useful.

Another feature that some detectorists can find useful is tone split. Users may set a critical threshold between several target identification numbers using tone split. You can use a multi tone configuration and set the tone break at the nickel's tone recognition. Anything below nickel now has a distinct tone, and everything above nickel has a different tone.


The metal detector employs VLF technology and comes with an 11-inch Double D search coil that operates at a frequency of 14 kHz. Strong sensitivity to small targets is ensured by the high operating frequency of 14 kHz, which is ideal for coin shooting, small relics, and jewelry hunting.

The system has a frequency shift feature that cancels noise from other devices and transmission lines of electric power.

The bolt that holds the search coil in place is unusual in that its head is shaped like a small trigger. When digging, this style makes it easier to turn the bolt with one finger.

Saved Configurations (FD/SAVE)

When the Makro Racer is turned off, it does not know the settings. I've grown used to it. First, I just turn off the computer after it has been idle for an extended period of time. Second, in a matter of seconds, the settings are changed. However, when various settings are improved, the ability to remember them can save time.

FD/SAVE is a new function on the Makro Racer 2 that allows you to restore factory settings or save existing ones. It's worth noting that the ground balance (as well as tracking) cannot be saved.


Makro Racer 2 sweep

The detector appears to be practical when held in one's hand. The armrest is wide and unrestricted when it is first put in the desired position. You can monitor the detector's and speaker's power from below.

The volume control, on/off switch, as well as a 6.3 mm Jack for headphones with a rubber stopper, are located at the bottom of the device.

There are four buttons on the racer, as well as a two-stage control. The Racer 2 developers added a led flashlight to the back side of the block.

This is a great choice for me because I always dig after sunset. The 11-inch coil is fine, as predicted, with the bottom part protected.


The Racer2 excels at metal detecting on the beach or in parks. The Racer cannot be used for scuba ping, but the coil can be used to pe into shallow water.

The Racer2 was released in 2016 as an update to the Racer technology, which made waves in the detecting industry.

The coil is a search coil that measures 11 inches by 7 inches. All five modes are filtered for mineralization and have built-in discrimination capabilities.

The style is suitable for rough terrains, with a comfortable handle and cantilever-perfect counter-balance.

The consumer can change the volume of the varied terrain compositional layers with Iron Audio. And the iSAT, or Intelligent Self-Adjusting Threshold, learns from the medium's composition as you detect.


The Makro Racer 2 is a well-made, durable, and easy-to-swing metal detector.

The control design is straightforward and simple to program. It has a great deal of strength and is very responsive to small targets.

It has exceptional target separation, making it ideal for iron-rich terrain.

The Racer 2 comes with a two-year warranty from Nokta Makro and I would suggest this metal detector to anyone who has done some metal detecting before.