Garrett GTI 2500Price: $1000
Based on 88 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.60
Avg. Ease of use: 4.33
Garrett gti 2500
Terry from Pittsburgh, pa
The Best of Them All.
Alan from West Virginia
Save your money buy the 550gtax
If you are going to coinshoot in your local park then it will be find but if you want to go for the deeper stuff buy somthing else. My opinion buy the 550gtax its as good a machine as the 2500. And a lot less money.
JW from Maine
Amazing simply amazing top of the line the best
i have been decting for 25 years the depth of this dector is amazing super in the all metal mode for relics and as good or better than the whites spectrum that i owned on coins truley the best if you wont the most info befor you dig i mean who wonts to waste time on junk this machine offers more info about whats in the ground than any of the competitors hannds down the best out there
Damon abernathy from Adairsville georgia
A great Machine
Robert Hardaway from Chattanooga TN USA
I thought it was very good in all the settings as it has many, great depth, as good as the Minelab Sovreign GT.
What I hated.
The voice thing is not a good idea at all.
Heavy, heavy heavy and did I say heavy.
I don't like the depth and size display I thought it would be a great idea.
Lets face it by moving your coil up and over and side to side or even adjusting your sensitivity down you will have a good idea of how deep and the size.
I sold it and still prefer the GT sovreign, its light weight very easy to adjust and see all the settings, the varible tone tells me what the object is without even using the display.
well thats my thoughts anyway
Detectors I have used
garrett infinium, GTA400, GTI2500, All the minelab Sovreigns.
Craig from Australia
While much ado is made about its imaging capabilities (being able to 'size' the target), this ability can be a double-edged sword. If you only dig those targets which show as size B - coin sized, you may be missing masses of coins such as those found in a 'pocket dump' where someone literally dumps all the change out of their pocket. You may also be missing bracelets, brooches and the like. I'd suggest that when using the imaging coils, dig all B and C size targets. And ALWAYS dig them if they show more than 6 inches deep.
It's too bad that many people judge this machine strictly on its imaging coils. While the imaging coils make it a park coin-shooter second to none, someone must try the various other coils available to truly see the amazing versatility of this machine. With the sniper coil, it is fantastic around fences, playground equipment and in trashy areas. With the 5x10 elliptical (my favorite), it is an unbelievably effective competition machine - covers a lot of ground and pinpointing is deadly accurate. The 12.5 inch imaging coil, though very heavy, can add another 6-10 inches in depth on larger targets. The 12 inch coil is ideal for searching for caches in buildings, as it totally ignores the metal construction materials. Although I've not used it myself, it's nice to know there is a 'two-box' attachment also available for this machine for finding deep caches (4-8 FEET deep!!!). What other machine of any make offers you this kind of versatility???
The only improvement I can think of after having used this machine for the last several years is: It would be nice to have more than the three tones available for Tone ID.
Overall, though, I think that once learned, this machine is second to none when it comes to versatility. It may not do certain things as well as some other machines, but NO OTHER MACHINE can do all the things that it can do.
PThomas from Heart of New Mexico
Ed from Texas Gulf Coast
Garrett 2500 Review
It spoiled me, after about a month it started talking to me, I understood what the detector was saying, and I dug it! Everything...The best find to date a $1400.00 Gold ring returned to neighbor that had lost it 4 years ago, I'm telling you...I have nothing bad to say about this detector, opps it weighs a little too much but my arm is getting stronger!
Buy it and use it, Dig it...Believe what it is saying to you!
It doesn't lie!
Ted from Columbus,Ohio
Not too bad
*The fit and finish/construction quality was top notch.
*Dry sand conditions/low mineralization using all metal fast track mode went really deep!
*Garrett offers a "Tall Man Rod" for taller users
*Wet salty sand performance was not that great, and the Salt mode didn't do anything.
*Does not do that well in black sand/mineralized conditions.
*a tad on the heavy side
*jumpy target i.d.
*didn't do too well in trashy areas.
my bottom line:
overall not a bad detector in my opinion, but not my first choice for beach hunting given the price, unless you run it in all metal for scary depth on dry sand low trash conditions.
A tad expensive, but not all that bad. For that kind of money though i would probably get an Explorer, or Fisher CZ first.
Gary from Capitola, California