Garrett 8.5×11 PROformance DD

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs Garrett AT PRO (+ XP Deus)

To be honest, I was waiting for the comparison of the Minelab Equinox 800 not with the Minelab CTX 3030, much less with the XP Deus. Don’t make me laugh. A truly interesting detector to be compared with the Minelab Equinox 800 is the Garrett AT PRO. That’s really intriguing! And it finally happened: here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800 and Garrett AT PRO + XP Deus. Continue reading

Comparison: Garrett AT MAX vs Teknetics Patriot

The Garrett AT MAX is being smacked down. They don’t beat it against a lamppost just yet, however, no one, except bloggers and dealers acting as brand ambassadors, praises the new machine. But if its price is around $400, the Garrett AT MAX will immediately become different (really different). Do you have doubts? Time will show. Until then, here’s a comparative nail board test: Garrett AT MAX vs Teknetics Patriot. Continue reading

Comparison: Garrett AT MAX vs Teknetics G2+ (a nail board)

The Garrett AT MAX vs Teknetics G2+, being tested in a Monte’s Nail Board Test format. For those not in the know, it’s one of the most difficult and, above all, frequently performed tests of metal detectors. Simply said, not every unit can cope with such a nail board. Will your machine be capable of doing it? Continue reading

Comparison: Garrett AT MAX & Garrett AT PRO. Depth + salt test

It’s strange, very strange, when the manufacturer has to prove that its new machine is on par with an old one. But it’s difficult to prove it if the new detector looks and works similarly to the old one. For example, the manufacturer says that the new Garrett AT MAX provides greater detection depth than the old Garrett AT PRO. But is it true? Both devices actually come with identical coils. Or, as another example, according to Garrett, on salt beach (and in saltwater) will the Garrett AT MAX operate considerably better than the Garrett AT PRO. Here’s a salt beach test: to compare the Garrett AT MAX and Garrett AT PRO. Also, a depth test: how the machines react to salt sand and water. Continue reading