Garrett Infinium LSPrice: $1200
Based on 42 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.60
Avg. Ease of use: 3.60
Best all-rounder and a top contender.
Nugget from Brisbane Australia
Ground Balance This PI, Tune It Properly And Start Hunting.
I am not a dealer, so I don't really care if you buy one or not. However, I did a lot of research on this machine, read the good, the bad and the ugly and came to the conclusion that the greatest problems were due to user inexperience and a pre-agenda to post bad reviews.
John B. from Edmonton, Alberta
Infinium...show but not go
Depth. Good but not great on mineralised soil. If you have just used a VLF on bad ground in the past you will think the depth is impressive. If you have used other P.I.'s you won't
Discrimination. Low-high tone or high low tone. Trouble is good targets register as either so unless your prepared to miss good finds you can't rely on it.
Weight is to much with the stock coil making the machine really nose heavy. Not to pleasent for a woman/small man after an hour or two. Minelab (who are just as bad) and Garrett should remember that we are not all weight lifters!
There's better relic machines and better gold machines. The attempt to be a jack of all trades means master of none.
Relic depth with the stock coil drops off dramatically. For larger items at depth the Lorenz or Pulse Star will detect 100% deeper.
On the wet sand a Pulse Developments P.I. will search deeper without the noise and weight of the Garrett.
On the plus side its cheap and very well made and will get you into the water to a depth where most P.I.'s can't go.
Some good ideas but Garrett failed to follow up and may now have missed the boat with true discrimination P.I.'s just round the corner.
Devon Girl from Devon,England
No Bad Press here the Infinium LS is a great P.I. Detector
forum read and learn. I did and I am no pro but you will not see me saying I did not know what I was doing so I waisted $1000.00 bucks of my money, and by the way I bought mine brand new for $850.00 how is that I shopped around. This is a top of the line P.I. unit and you cant go wrong with it unless you think you can just turn it on and go, it is not that kind of unit. Buy it if you want to be able to go Nugget, Relic, Coin and beach and water hunting, yes there are specific VLF detectors that do much better for specific purposes but this unit can and will do it all!!!
Black Davy Condmach from Massachusetts
Infinium, some good some bad
Poor wobbley shaft,coil way too heavy, way too many false signals etc, it may be a deep detector but it would drive you mad first, I sold it and will go back to a MINELAB.
It was not a bad try mr Garrett at your attempt to take on minelabs PI's but who ever proof tests the quality in R & D should be fired.
Back to the drawing board and revamp it asap, as minlabs pricing and trading ethics SUX.
Craig from Australia
Minelab GP 3500 comes in second.
Finding a small signal with the GP then changing to the Infinium to see the difference and via versa. So far everything the SD hears so does the Infinium. I run the GP on noisy ground adjusted the sensitivity on both detectors to smooth the thresh hold. And the Infinium gets the targets where the GP fails.
I dig every weak signal and all ways have. I been checking the Discrimination on both. The GP is useless. But the Infinium works to the weakest signal. Very impressive.
I been a minelab lover from the day minelab started. I have all their detectors.
Both detector cost about the same moneys to manufacture. So what are you going to about that Minelab. You must of predicted this would happen one day. Why not do your normal tricks. Go steal this Discriminator.
Not paid to lie no more..Free at last.. from WA and Vic gold fields all over
Best All-Around Detector! Can't Touch This!
The Infinium can be chest or hip mounted. I prefer the chest mount and utilize Fishers wonderful chest mount harness, with the supplied Infinium hip pouch. OK, so the Infinium might not find tiny gold nuggets and thin chains. Who cares? I don't! When I prospect I am not looking for nuggets a tweezer is needed to handle! In the sea I am looking for gold and platinum rings with stones! Yes the Infinium can be noisy. Just turn the sensitivity down (discrimination up a bit). And yes, the discrimination is not as precise as a good vlf. But it is good enough and forces the treasure hunter to dig more targets, thus find more good stuff!
So far my favorite coil is the 14" Mono. It seems more sensitive and is lighter than the 14"DD. Yes the lower rod wobbles a bit- but so what?
The Infinium is for an adventurer, who seeks treasure of value and wants to be prepared for every type of treasure that comes their way. Yes it must be swept a bit slower. And yes you must learn it and experiment with reverse discrimination. After you do, you will realize that the Infinium is a detector for the professional and will reach for it first!
My only wishes are that larger coils were available for the Infinium. 18, 24 inch. Also an open center 10-12" and factory 1/4" headphone jack adaptor, so aftermarket phones can be used. Also coil covers for all the coils! If you want a coin machine buy one.
If you want a treasure hunting machine that is built like a tank, get an Infinium- then read everything about it you can and learn it. My Infinium makes me dream of far away places, romance, treasure and adventure! Garrett put it best- "If you prefer the road less traveled, far removed from the concrete jungles of civillization where man is but a mere guest of nature, the Infinium LS is the detector for you"...
P.S. If I could have only 2 metal detectors to hunt the world with, they would be the Infinium and the Whites MXT with several coils! Good Hunting, CC.
CaboChris from Sequim, WA USA
I do not recommend LS because is very, very erratic.It is really a expensive and disappont rubbish. Take a careffully whit it
RAFAEL VILLALOBOS GALAN from MEXICO DF
What a Machine
Good Buy Minelab and Welcome Garrett
James from Australia
Garrett Infinium LS
Raoul from Australia