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|Options||Minelab Xterra 705||Garrett GTI 2500|
|Battery Type||4 AA||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||3, 7, 18.75 kHz.
based on coil
|Target ID||Audio+Numeric||24 Segment|
|Tone ID||1 - 4 or 28||3 Tones|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||Auto, Manual, Custom||Auto, Manual|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 15
|Avg. User Rating||4.47||4.05|
|Avg. Durability Rating||5.00||4.60|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||5.00||4.33|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Minelab Xterra 705I love it
I have had my minelab xterra 705 for about 4 months and just love it. I was using a Bounty hunter landstar before that and that machine did a good job for the $$$, but as I got more into the hobby I wanted a machine that was simple to use with good depth and dependable. I payed about $800(Canadian) for it and it was worth it.
Learning the machine was not bad at all and it is spot on with depth and pinpointing. I have found all sorts of things with it from rings to old coins and much more.
It is light weight and battery life is very good, you can also get 6 or 7 after market coils, so you can upgrade it to your preference. The control box is weather resistant but I did invest in the enviromental cover for about $15. I have used a few detectors like whites dfx and xlt and they worked great too but they are a few hundred dollars more so if you are serious about detecting or just starting out the xterra 705 is an all around GREAT machine.
Stre-Chie from Vancouver B.C. Canada
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Most helpful review for Garrett GTI 2500Review; Pro's and con's
Having used the GTI 2500 for a year here are some thoughts:
Good depth (yeah coins at 8" is nice..)
Fair battery life
Sizing is nice
(helps the newbie, can use pinpoint to "size" a target as well)
Big LCD screen (helps those who have poor sight)
Over priced (yes, really only basic adjustments)
Sound "quality" is bad
(sounds are almost the same)
The headphones that come with sucks
Discrimination is not good for Europe/Sweden
(only practical for USA/North America??)
Coils are heavy.(9.5" and 12.5", epoxy filled?)
Note: it is more suited as a relic machine as it SUCKS for coins.
(you almost have to dig everything)
Eu_citzen from Europe, Sweden
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