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Options Garrett AT PRO Minelab Excalibur 800
Detector Type VLF Beach Detector VLF Beach Detector
Price $700 $800
Manufactured in 2011 1998
Battery Type 4 AA Sealed
Weight (Lbs.) 3.03 4
Operating frequency 15 kHz 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight No No
Target ID 12 Segment Audio
Tone ID 3 Tones Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Coins
  • All Metal
  • Custom
  • Pinpoint
  • Discriminate
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes No
Ground balance Auto, Manual Auto
Waterproof 10 feet 200 feet
Warranty 2 Years 1 Year
Number of Reviews graph 74
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Avg. User Rating 3.92 4.43
Avg. Durability Rating 4.29
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.41
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Most helpful review for Garrett AT PRO

AT 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 Minelab Excalibur 800

Excalibur 800 dream machine.
Just so easy to use. I don't mind the weight that seems to bother others. Great depth, perfect pinpoint. The one and only problem I have had (and I assume everyone does), is pull tabs and other aluminum gives such a nice tone. I have been using this machine for about 3 years and am amazed by the sensitivity. Also with practice the tone variation lets me guess the target 80% of the time. So far it is maintenance free and I use it in fresh and salt and on the beach. A Classic!
Thom from Pennsylvania

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