Garrett EuroACE

What Is The Best Garrett Metal Detector? Reviews 2018 – 2019

Product
Top Pick
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
Great Value
Garrett ACE 400i Metal Detector
Garrett EuroACE Metal Detector
Target ID Cursor Segments
20 (notchable)
0-99 scale
12
Iron Discrimination Segments
40
6
6
Accept/Reject Discrimination
Search Modes
6 (3 Standard, 3 Pro modes)
5 (plus Pinpoint)
5
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments
8
8
8
Electronic Pinpointing
Frequency
15 kHz
10 kHz
8.25 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels
3
3
3
Standard Searchcoil
8.5" x 11" DD PROformance
22 x 28cm (8.5" x 11") DD PROformance™
28 x 22cm DD PROformance
Length (Adjustable)
43" to 56" (1.09m - 1.4m)
1.016 m - 1.3462 m (40" to 53")
42" to 51" (1.06m - 1.29m)
Total Weight
3.03 lbs. (1.4 kgs.)
1.32 kgs (2.9 lbs.)
1.27 kgs. (2.8 lbs.)
Batteries
4 AA (included)
4 AA (included)
4 AA (included)
Warranty
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
Customer Rating
Top Pick
Product
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
Model
Target ID Cursor Segments
20 (notchable)
Iron Discrimination Segments
40
Accept/Reject Discrimination
Search Modes
6 (3 Standard, 3 Pro modes)
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments
8
Electronic Pinpointing
Frequency
15 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels
3
Standard Searchcoil
8.5" x 11" DD PROformance
Length (Adjustable)
43" to 56" (1.09m - 1.4m)
Total Weight
3.03 lbs. (1.4 kgs.)
Batteries
4 AA (included)
Warranty
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
Customer Rating
Great Value
Product
Garrett ACE 400i Metal Detector
Model
Target ID Cursor Segments
0-99 scale
Iron Discrimination Segments
6
Accept/Reject Discrimination
Search Modes
5 (plus Pinpoint)
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments
8
Electronic Pinpointing
Frequency
10 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels
3
Standard Searchcoil
22 x 28cm (8.5" x 11") DD PROformance™
Length (Adjustable)
1.016 m - 1.3462 m (40" to 53")
Total Weight
1.32 kgs (2.9 lbs.)
Batteries
4 AA (included)
Warranty
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
Customer Rating
Product
Garrett EuroACE Metal Detector
Model
Target ID Cursor Segments
12
Iron Discrimination Segments
6
Accept/Reject Discrimination
Search Modes
5
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments
8
Electronic Pinpointing
Frequency
8.25 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels
3
Standard Searchcoil
28 x 22cm DD PROformance
Length (Adjustable)
42" to 51" (1.06m - 1.29m)
Total Weight
1.27 kgs. (2.8 lbs.)
Batteries
4 AA (included)
Warranty
2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
Customer Rating

Top 3 Garrett Metal Detectors

The ability to find metal from a distance would have been useful in any era, but scientists only conceived of successful detection methods in the late 1800’s and the history of this hobby begins there.Early machines that could create a magnetic field and measure the effect nearby metal had on this field were like any other technological first edition — large, clunky, and inefficient. Just remember back to the first mobile phones in the mid to late 1990’s.

Early Developments

In 1925, Gerhard Fisher was granted the first patent for a metal detector. His design used a metal coil resonating at a radio frequency that was distorted by nearby metal.American businessman Shirl Herr received a patent in 1928 for a similar design that was effective to a depth of 8 feet and his invention quickly went international and was used in Antarctic exploration and the recovery of ancient Italian artefacts.During World War II, the design was improved and adapted for truly practical work: detecting mines. But the machinery was still cumbersome, powered by discrete battery packs and controlled by vacuum tubes.

After World War II, many refinements to metal detecting technology emerged as numerous players competed to build and patent their ideas. In 1950, White’s Electronics founder Ken White Sr. released his Oremaster Gieger Counter, a revolutionary device that didn’t require headphones as it detected uranium. The uranium market declined, but other metals were in high demand. Over time the machines became smaller and lighter as tiny transistors replaced oversized vacuum tubes. This reduced the size of the core technology and also required less power, shrinking the requirements for battery power consumption.

Modern Metal Detectors

With user-friendly models that could be comfortably hand-held, more and more hobbyists had the opportunity to try metal detecting and began to hunt for gold, silver, coins, lost treasure, and buried artefacts. The technology was no longer confined by cost and complexity to major industrial, military applications or those in the field of archaeology.

Discrimination provided different feedback based on the type of metal detected. Other innovations have also propelled the performance and versatility of consumer-level metal detectors. Integrated circuits and onboard microprocessor allow for complex settings to be chosen and stored digitally. Differently shaped coils offer different benefits. The detection technique of pulse induction filters out metallic noise to isolate the metal hunters

Normally I would write a brief over view on each company but as we are reviewing three by the same company I will do the company over view here and jump straight in to the features and specification of each of the coming Garrett metal detectors.

Garrett was founded in 1964 by a husband and wife team, Charles and Eleanor Garrett. They started their business because of their own love of metal detecting and wanted to improve upon what was already available. They started out making and selling their machines from the garage and over the next 50 odd years the business grew and grew. Today it is now one of the world leaders in metal detection and they have three separate sub divisions which handle different areas of metal detection. These areas are:

  • The Sports Division – which covers metal detectors for those wishing to seek out treasure.
  • The Security Division – which makes both walk through and hand held deceives use by security personnel.
  • The Countermine Division – which specialise in mine detection kits and devices.

Charles Garrett was a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Garrett left an indelible mark on the metal detection industry and his early inventions pioneered the modern metal detector, while his security detectors were the first to protect the Olympic Games in 1984. The ease of use of his hobby products helped invite many thousands of newcomers to try out the sport of treasure hunting.

Now let us take a look at the three metal detectors we are reviewing today to see what features they have and which is the ultimately the best one to buy.

Garrett AT Pro Metal Review – Our Number 1 

Garrett AT ProThis all-terrain detector offers new and exclusive Garrett (VIEW PRICE HERE!) technology that makes it ideal for hunting coins, relics, caches, jewellery, and even gold nuggets. Select from either Standard or Professional search modes with enhanced audio features. It is waterproof up to 10 feet and is ideal for use in both fresh and salt waters. This model is highly recommended when searching for Coins, Jewellery, Relic Hunting, Cache Hunting, Prospecting, Competition Events, Beach/Fresh Water Hunting.

The key features include:

  • Pro Mode Audio™: Proportional Audio and Tone Roll Audio™ features allow the user to hear characteristics of a target as they would in a True All-Metal Mode.
  • High-Res Iron Discrimination™: Use touchpads to set iron discrimination in one of 40 levels for precise ability to separate good targets from trash.
  • Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 Target ID scale offers increased ability to distinguish one target’s conductivity from another.
  • Iron Audio™: Allows the user to hear discriminated iron and to alter the detector’s mid-tone signal’s range
  • Fast Recovery Speed: Allows greater ability to pick out good targets amongst trash
  • All Terrain Versatility: Weatherproof housing designed for dusty, humid or wet environments; unit can be submerged to a maximum 10-foot depth.
  • 15 kHz frequency: improved detection of small targets, gold nuggets, jewellery
  • Ground Balance: automatic and manually adjustable for improved performance
  • Graphic Target Analyzer™ (GTA): identifies target’s conductivity
  • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator: to determine target depth
  • Battery Condition Indicator: shows battery life continually
  • Search Modes (Discrimination Patterns): 6 plus electronic pinpointing.
  • There are a number if interchangeable search coils for this model, more details below.

The technical specification of this model are as follows:

Target ID Cursor Segments                          20 (notchable)

Iron Discrimination Segments                     40

Accept/Reject Discrimination                     Yes

Search Modes                                                   6 (3 Standard, 3 Pro modes)

Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments                 8

Electronic Pinpointing                                    Yes

Frequency                                                          15 kHz

Audio Tone ID Levels                                      3

Standard Searchcoil                                        8.5″ x 11″ DD PROformance™

Length (Adjustable)                                        1.06m – 1.29m (42″ to 51″)

Total Weight                                                      1.4 kgs. (3.03 lbs.)

Batteries                                                              4 AA (included)

Warranty                                                             2 Year, Limited Parts/Labour

The interchangeable search coils for this model are:

  • 9″ x 12″ PROformance™ concentric searchcoil
  • 5″ x 11″ PROformance™ DD submersible searchcoil – which is the AT Pro™ – Standard Searchcoil.
  • 5″ x 9″ PROformance™ concentric searchcoil
  • 5″ x 8″ PROformance™ DD submersible searchcoil – which is the standard search coil on the AT Gold™
  • 5″ Super Sniper searchcoil

The AT Pro is a fantastic piece of kit with an impressive range of features which will cover all the bases and the ability to purchase additional coils means that one base unit can cover pretty much all your detecting needs.

Summary

Features –8.5 x 11” search coil – Iron Audio – Pro Mode Audio – High-Res iron discrimination – waterproof – Auto and manual ground balancing – GTA – Depth indicator – 6 discrimination modes plus pinpointing.

Pricing – High End

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Garrett Ace 400i Metal Detector Review – Number 2

Garrett Ace 400iThe king of ACEs, the ACE 400i includes advanced features like Iron Audio, Digital Target ID, and Frequency Adjust to help you dig more treasure and less trash. This model is highly recommended for Coin Hunting, Jewellery Hunting, Relic Hunting, Competition Events, Dry Beach and Fresh Water Hunting. Note not suitable for salt water hunting. It is also recommended for Cache Hunting, Prospecting and Ghost Town Hunting.

The key features and specification of this model are as follows:

  • Iron Audio: allows user to hear discriminated iron targets and to alter the mid-tone signal range.
  • Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 scale offers target information
  • Higher frequency (10 kHz) provides better sensitivity on low and medium-conductivity targets (i.e. gold, lead)
  • Adjustable Frequency to help eliminate interference
  • Camlocks for better stem stability
  • Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio: sharper, more responsive audio
  • 22 x 28cm (8.5″ x 11″) PROformance™ submersible DD searchcoil offers excellent coverage, depth
  • Enhanced Iron Resolution: 3x the iron resolution of an ACE 250, to help separate good targets from adjacent junk iron
  • Includes Electronic Pinpointing: precisely locates targets and speeds recovery
  • Notch Discrimination: Modify discrimination patterns based on what you are seeking.
  • Five Search Modes (plus Pinpoint)
  • Eight (8) Sensitivity/Depth adjustmentsGarrett Ace 400i
  • Coin Depth Indicator determines target depth
  • Includes revised Target ID legend and Mode/Discrimination patterns to better suit the search needs of international users.
  • Interchangeable search coils available

Its technical specifications are:

Digital Target ID                                                                YES, 0-99 scale

Iron Audio feature                                          YES

Adjustable Frequency                                   YES

Camlocks Included                                          YES

Target ID Cursor Segments                          12

Iron Discrimination Segments                     6

Notch Discrimination                                      YES

Search Modes                                                   5 (plus Pinpoint)

Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments                 8

Electronic Pinpointing                                    YES

Frequency                                                          10 kHz

Audio Tone ID Levels                                      3

Standard Searchcoil                                        22 x 28cm (8.5″ x 11″) DD PROformance™

Length (Adjustable)                                        1.06m – 1.29m (42″ to 51″)

Total Weight                                                      1.32 kgs (2.9 lbs.)

Batteries                                                              4 AA (included)

Warranty                                                             2 Year, Limited Parts/Labour

The available search coils for this unit are as follows:

  • 9″ x 12″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil
  • 5″ x 11″ ACE PROformance™ DD Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 350, EuroACE, ACE 400 and ACE 400i Metal Detectors.
  • 7″ x 10″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 300 and ACE 300i Metal Detectors.
  • 5″ x 9″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 150, ACE 200, ACE 200i and ACE 250 Metal Detectors.
  • 5″ x 8″ ACE PROformance™ DD Searchcoil
  • 5″ Super Sniper™ ACE Searchcoil

The addition of interchangeable search coils makes this unit truly versatile and its vast array of features means you get a lot of tech for your money.

Summary

Features – Iron Audio – Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 scale – Higher frequency (10 kHz) – New Adjustable Frequency – Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio – Five Search Modes (plus Pinpoint) – Eight (8) Sensitivity/Depth adjustments.

Pricing – Mid Range

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Garrett EuroACE Metal Detector Review – Number 3 

This detector incGarrett EuroACE ludes the best features of the world-famous Ace 250 but adds a powerful new DD searchcoil, enhanced iron discrimination and a higher frequency. This model is recommended for Coin Hunting, Jewellery Hunting, Relic Hunting, Competition Events, Dry Beach and Fresh Water Hunting, please note that it is not suitable for salt water hunting. It can also be used for Cache Hunting, Prospecting and Ghost Town Hunting.

The ley features of the EuroAce are as follows:

  • Powerful, large 28 x 22cm PROformance DD searchcoil
  • Enhanced Iron Resolution™ allows more control of iron discrimination levels; helps separate good targets from adjacent junk iron.
  • Improved Audio*—Tone ID optimized to indicate distinctions between ferrous and non-ferrous targets.
  • Higher Frequency*—Offers improved ability to detect small conductive targets (hammered coins, nuggets)
  • Volume-control headphones—Garrett’s ClearSound Easy Stow headphones are included with the EuroAce.
  • Electronic Pinpointing to speed target recovery
  • Accept/Reject Discrimination to modify discrimination patterns
  • Five Search Modes: select pre-set discrimination pattern or create your own
  • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator to determine target depth
  • Battery Condition Indicator shows battery life continually
  • Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils are available
  • Pushbutton Controls with One-Touch operation
  • Search Modes (Discrimination Patterns): 5 plus electronic pinpointing
  • * When compared to the ACE 150 and 250.

The technical specification of this unit are:

Target ID Cursor Segments                          12

Iron Discrimination Segments                     6

Accept/Reject Discrimination                     Yes

Search Modes                                                   5

Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments                 8Garrett EuroACE

Electronic Pinpointing                                    Yes

Frequency                                                          8.25 kHz

Audio Tone ID Levels                                      3

Standard Searchcoil                                        28 x 22cm DD PROformance

Length (Adjustable)                                        1.06m – 1.29m (42″ to 51″)

Total Weight                                                      1.27 kgs. (2.8 lbs.)

Batteries                                                              4 AA (included)

Warranty                                             2 Year, Limited Parts/Labour

And lastly the interchangeable search coils available for this model are as follows:

  • 9″ x 12″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil
  • 5″ x 11″ ACE PROformance™ DD Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 350, EuroACE, ACE 400 and ACE 400i Metal Detectors
  • 7″ x 10″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 300 and ACE 300i Metal Detectors
  • 5″ x 9″ ACE PROformance™ Searchcoil – this is the standard searchcoil for ACE 150, ACE 200, ACE 200i and ACE 250 Metal Detectors
  • 5″ x 8″ ACE PROformance™ DD Searchcoil
  • 5″ Super Sniper™ ACE Searchcoil

As this unit comes with the 8.5 x 11 it would probably be worth getting one of the smaller coils to help with heavily trashed areas as the smaller coil will find it easier to distinguished between targets. Even though this model is the cheapest of the bunch it is still an awesome piece of kit and has lots of useful features to keep you fully engaged at all times.

Summary

Features – Enhanced Iron Resolution – Electronic Pinpointing – Accept/Reject Discrimination – Five Search Modes – Continuous Coin Depth Indicator – Interchangeable ACE series search coils –  Improved Audio – Higher Frequency.

Pricing – Mid Range

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Verdict

So with a choice like this how do you pick an overall best? If you want features but have a tighter budget the second or third options the ones for you, however if we can assume for a moment that money is no object (yes, I like dreaming) then the one I would pick would be the AT Pro model. The reasoning behind this is simple, it has a vastly improved feature range such as the 15khz frequency, automatic and manual ground balancing options, it’s all terrain which means it can be used pretty much anywhere and the GTA, graphic target analyser is a great added bonus. Yes it may be the most expensive by far but the chances are if you purchase this metal detector you may well never need another one for as long as you can physically go out detecting.

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