Garrett GTAx 400Price: $400
Avg. Score: 4.43
Based on 7 reviews
Based on 7 reviews
Love this unit
September 11, 2012Little needs to be said about the GTAx400 that hasn't been said already. They are out of production, but if you ever get the opportunity to purchase one you will not regret it. Durability, reliability, and simplicity in use are the key factors governing this machine. It is a wonderful tool for hunting just about any treasure, but it is basic for a microprocessor controlled detector. Lack of volume control is the only thing that may concern some, but a set of headphones solves that. I attached a simple, inexpensive wireless Sylvania unit to mine and it works a treat!
Justin Keyser from Kalamazoo, MI
August 23, 2012I purchased this detector used thinking it would be a good backup for my Pioneer 505 was I wrong it is the other way around the GTAx 400 is extremely easy to use and it does find coins and deeply, it only sounds off correctly when it hits a good target and if you encounter junk the display will give two hits on the display bar as opposed to one hit if it is a good target.
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of coins I detected and no junk targets, thats the way a real coin shooter should work. It does not have a lot of features but I really like Garretts thinking behind the development of this little detector, a lot of detecting power a real turn on and go machine.
Rick from Pacific Northwest
Worth the Money - Great Finds
I replaced a Bounty Hunter with it and have been rewarded VERY well by the move. If you can get your hands on one, give it a swing and get you digging tools ready, you WILL NEED THEM!!!
Mark from Yuba City, Ca.
Gtax 400 new guy
March 02, 2009I bought this one with only touching one other metal detector in my life,I only have 13 hours of hunting total and it was with the 400... my uncle who I have went with me, has found the lost arc well lets just say he knows his stuff,(he thinks that it is a verry good machine )but me personaly I have alot to learn, I spend more time digging pulltabs than hunting, I have lots of fun though. Learn your machine and im sure you will find what you are looking for.
Todd bregon from Pittsburgh
November 19, 2008I have a garrett 400 and a 1000 the 400 in parks you cannot beat it I take it with me in the rv. If its there you will find it does take practice to learn but for the money its one of the best machines out there.
Confederate bounty hunter from Michigan
Great price and performance
January 10, 2006I have tested this against my trusty Minelab GT Sovreign which has a sunray 12 coil on it, it is a great unit, I was very surprised to see it is within an inche or so of the GT, I tested in the back yard and found a piece of lead at 8" very clearly.
I then buried a 2 dollar coin at the 8", it was getting to it max but it still found it and it only has a 8" coil, the GT picked it up a little higher.
Its a great turn on and go unit, the discrimination works very well.
I don't like the tone audio as its just there to here a faint signal that the lcd may not show up.
For the price you cannot go wrong.
I have tested the following units
all sovreign models.
I still prefer the minelab as the varible audio works great for me and I can flick a switch to cancel iron.
The GTA400 just shows it on thew lcd.
2 thumbs up as its a great priced unit.
Craig from Australia
December 27, 2004This has been a very good entry level detector, generally very accurate on ID scale, and very easy to use. Great detector for the price.
Backlight from Milwaukie, OR