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The Magenta 'Bat5'. Digital Quartz Bat Detector locater listener

4.7 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews
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  • High level audio output
  • Advanced low noice IC preamplifier stage
  • High stability 'easy tuning' linear hererodhyne oscillator

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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  • Manufacturer reference: 2946-TR125azu_41
  • ASIN: B001LZFIL4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Nov. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,260 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

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The new Magenta Bat5 Digital Quartz Bat Detector has a backlit 4 digit LCD frequency display, a high stability, easily tuned local oscillator and advanced amplification and filtering circuits. Extended 10 - 130kHz frequency range, large 4 digit LCD frequency display with backlighting for easy visibility day and night. Quartz accurate - always calibrated and displaying frequency to within 0.1kHz. it has a front-facing weatherproof speaker, built in LED torch, wrist strap, headphone and tape sockets. Highly linear heterodyne oscillator for easy frequency setting Display resolution 100Hz - reads 10.0 to 130.0 kHz Usable radius upto 100 meters Multi-stage active filters for stable loudspeaker operation over the whole frequency range Fixed level recorder output socket - before the volume control - simplifies recording Headphone socket suitable for any stereo headphones from 8 ohms upwards Short circuit proof headphone output Wide range equalised microphone - sensitive across the whole frequency range Low noise circuit techniques optimised for wide bandwidth with minimum noise Designed in Denmark and made in England by Magenta Conforms to EU RoHS and WEEE regulations. Lead free 2-year manufacturer guarantee


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Colour Name: Bat 4 Verified Purchase
This device works well. It has two controls which are easy to operate with one hand. One is the volume control and on/off, the other is the frequency which, like an old radio dial, tunes in to the bat's echolocation call, this is LED illuminated so that you can read the frequency on the dial in the dark. This dial is as accurate as you need, because the precise frequency is not all that relevant in identifying a bat, so I wouldn't bother with the more expensive version with a digital frequency readout.

I found bats at a range of about 200 yards with it. It is very directional, which helps in obtaining eyeball on the bat and covers all the frequencies necessary for bat detection in the UK. Handy torch incorporated, but limited to close up use, as it hasn't the range and power for seeing your way at night. It has the battery capacity on rechargeables to cope with a good session of bat hunting. There are two 3.5 mm stereo (wired mono) jacks one for recording the audio output to a portable device and one for headphone output with adequate volume for the built in speaker or the headphones.

The device is no use at all in discovering the exact species of bat you are locating, as so many bats share the same frequencies. In addition, many bats can only be definitively identified by catching them and carefully examining their physical features (illegal in any but an emergency situation in the UK), or by more sophisticated frequency analysis of their calls, so don't expect too much from this device.

A bit pricey for what you get, although not in comparison with other more ambitious devices which run into the hundreds of pounds.

If you can borrow one, that would be best for most people, as I can't see it having long term use once you have investigated all your local bat haunts.
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Colour Name: Bat 4
Never used one before, but found this easy to use, perfect for the beginner. Picked up three species by night walk number two. And that was on chilly october nights.
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Used this detector once on a bat-hunt organised by the Bat Conservation Trust.

I had seen a few bats whipping about in the area before but using the detector was able to find a real hotspot, many bats indeed.

The detector is light, robust and easy to use, the speaker is loud enough.

The led-based flash-light at the front is a bit pointless, it's not really strong enough to be useful unless you're in total pitch darkness.

If you're a beginner though I don't know if the extra cost is justified, maybe go for the Bat 4, at £30 less.
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Having gone on bat walk with the Worcester bat group and used the Magenta 4 which was very simple to use I decided to splash out on the Magenta 5 and dragged the wife along to the river Severn one dark night and never have two adults had so much fun with their clothes on. The Magenta 5 is easy to use and comes with alist of frequencies so you can distinguish the calls of the different bats. It has alight and headphone socket and is great fun to use and now goes with me whenever I go out in the evening
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Colour Name: Bat 4
This is the first detector I've used and I am impressed. Very solidly built, extremely easy to use, and very reasonably priced. If you can use a radio then you can use one of these. Listening through headphones gives a strangely spooky experience. It's not only bats you can hear as well - it's amazing the amount of ultrasonic noise there is out there!
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Colour Name: Bat 4
Easy to use cheap introduction to bat locating.
Makes finding your bats so much easier!

Simple functions so easy to use straight away.
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Colour Name: Bat 4
I borrowed one of these units on holiday last week (Thank you National Trust for Scotland!). I was astonished at the amount of activity that our narrow sense spectrum completely misses.
This was truly a revelation; these were not timid little squeaks but assertive questing (in human terms, perhaps not "...erm....hello?", rather "RIGHT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS EVENING?")and all this with nothing audible or visible to my native senses.
The unit has two sources of illumination, a low intensity LED showing the current setting of the frequency dial and a high intensity click-on, click-off LED at the top. The latter is useful for, say, checking a reference chart to identify which bat species might be making the sound you've just heard; I doubt that you'd want much more as it would ruin your "night vision" for several minutes. Carry a pocket torch, however, to find your way again once you've finished listening as it is likely to be full dark by then.
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Colour Name: Black
Excellent product; easy to use, even without previous bat detector experience. Lit up digital display screen very useful.
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