The GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator

So rugged and dependable it's backed by a 7-year warranty

Schonstedt's underground magnetic locators have been setting the standards for reliability and dependability for over 40 years. They are designed to withstand the rigors of daily on-site usage and a wide range of environmental conditions.

Unmatched sensitivity allows you to find what you're looking for quickly, without the risk of passing over your target.

Our locators last 100% to 250% longer than others, making your investment a solid one.

85% of the Surveyor market can't be wrong.


The GA-52Cx Locator detects the magnetic field of iron and steel objects and energized power lines. Both provide audio detection signals that peak in frequency when the locator's tip is held directly over the target.

No. 1 Around the World in Performance and Reliability

Only two Controls! Designed for one-hand operations, the On/Off-Sensitivity and Volume controls are located on the underside of the cover on both locators. This provides easy access, protects the knobs and contributes to their overall ruggedness and dependability.

GA-52Cx Features

  • Most Sensitive
  • Audio Output
  • 5 Levels of Sensitivity
  • No response to aluminum, brass, or copper
  • Patented HeliFlux® sensors
  • Modular construction; high performance components
  • 7-year warranty

The GA-52Cx comes standard with a custom case designed to withstand the rigors of field use.

GA-52Cx Specifications

Input Power Supplied by two alkaline 9-V batteries
Battery Life 40 hours (intermittent usage)
Output Approximately 40 Hz idle tone in speaker. Tone frequency increases (or decreases) with gradient-field intensity.
Weight Approximately 2.5lb. (1.13 kg.)
Operating Temp -13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
Overall Length 42-5/16 in. (107.4 cm)
Waterproof Length

34-1/2 in. (87.6 cm)

Nominal Sensor Spacing 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Construction Rugged, modular all solid state in aluminum casing

(We reserve the right to change specifications)

GA-52Cx Standard Equipment

  • Carrying Case (p/n: 206038)
  • 2 - 9V Alkaline Batteries (in unit)  (p/n: B11013)

GA-52Cx Accessories

  • Headset (p/n: H30006)

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I have been using your 52 CX for over thirty years, and am most pleased with not only the metal detector, but also with your service and warranty. Thank you so much for providing the surveying trade with such reliable products and such excellent service.

George R. Hill
Grayhill Land Surveying
Twain Hart, CA

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