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|Options||Garrett AT PRO||Fisher CZ 21|
|Battery Type||4 AA||Four 9V|
|Operating frequency||15 kHz||5, 15 kHz.|
|Target ID||12 Segment|
|Tone ID||3 Tones||3 Tones|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||No|
|Ground balance||Auto, Manual||Manual|
|Waterproof||10 feet||250 feet|
|Warranty||2 Years||2 Years|
|Number of Reviews|| 74
|Avg. User Rating||3.92||4.40|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.29||4.75|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.41||4.75|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Garrett AT PROAT Pro sets a new higher bar
I've used many of detector in my 30+ years of metal detecting, and enjoy trying all the different models. Every now and then I find a detector that sets a new height in the bar of standards, and the AT Pro has done just that.
All new detector seem to be subject to close scrutiny and so they should be. The AT Pro is not without fault, but, greatness often gets misunderstood. My AT Pro exhibits the "coil issue" I've seen others call a "faulty coil" but I'm not fully convinced that it is indeed a faulty coil, or just the nature of the beast. All my other detectors exhibit the same "false'ing" when adjust to be very very sensitive. The AT Pro by default is very very sensitive.
I had my AT Pro from box to front yard testing in 20 minutes. It hit every target in my test garden accurately and easily. I did some air testing and was amazed at the AT Pro's sensitivity to gold. Nothing less than amazing. It hit on 14k gold rings at greater than 12". Absolutely NONE of my other detectors have come close to that depth on gold period.
I did a good head-to-head with my E-Trac in the city park and the AT Pro could see every coin the E-Trac saw even at the E-Tracs limits. I will say the E-Trac did give a more accurate TID and tone ID, but time with the AT Pro would undoubtedly narrow that ratio. The AT Pro was far superior in depth on gold than the E-Trac.
The AT Pro has very good recovery time and even helped recover 2 deep old coins that the E-Trac could only see from one direction. The AT Pro hit well from all sides. I also attribute a nice gold bracelet found at a tot lot to the AT Pro's fast recovery. It was found 3" away from a metal swing poll and had been there for some time as it had dirt packed in the lettering. We had hunted this tot lot many many times with many different detector and had missed this one. Probably due to being masked by the metal poll.
I think Garrett has a real winner in the AT Pro and the others will be playing catch up. The task now for competitors is to produce this quality of performance at the same price.
Detector from Dodge City, KS
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Most helpful review for Fisher CZ 21CZ-21, an excellent land and water machine
The CZ-21 is an excellent and easy to use metal detector. Once you learn to use it, you will do very well. It is easy to ground balance and it can be rod, chest, or hip mounted with no problems. It is waterproof down to 250 feet and comes with a straight rod mount that can also be used for diving. The detector, when used in the AutoTune (a wide scan all metal mode) setting is very sensitive, and its 3 tone ID makes detecting a pleasure.
If you want gold, dig the mid tones.
If you are hunting for coins, dig the high tones. If you hear a low tone - it is probably iron.
A low/medium means a possible gold target next to iron. The detector will have trouble finding tiny gold necklaces or tiny chain link bracelets unless they have a clasp, but then the other brands of water detectors also have difficulty in finding such targets.
Be sure to swing the detector coil slow in the water and you will have great success. The pinpoint button takes some getting used to, but after a while in the water you will not even bother using it. Overall, the CZ-21 is an excellent and well built detector that can be used on land or in the water. And, it is proficient in both ocean and fresh water as well as on dry or wet sand.
Darryl from Sacramento, CA
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