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Options Teknetics G2 Garrett GTI 2500
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $750 $1000
Manufactured in 2011 1999
Battery Type 9V 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.8 4.6
Operating frequency 19 kHz. 7.2 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight No Yes
Target ID Numeric 24 Segment
Tone ID 4 Tones 3 Tones
Search Modes
  • Discriminate
  • Motion All Metal
  • Pinpoint
  • Coins
  • Jewelry
  • Relics
  • All Metal
  • Zero
  • Custom
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 4.20 4.05
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 4.60
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 5.00 4.33
Avg. Depth Rating No data available yet
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Most helpful review for Teknetics G2

G2 great detector
I been detecting for 30 years plus, used most detectors from low to high end, my main detector for field hunting was the T2, my back up detector was the G2. I took the time to learn the G2 well, working iron infested areas with great success finding old silver coins and some nice gold rings.
I find it to be a great detector in the trashiest of ground, working slowly and becoming familiar with its sounds and target ID. Is the KEY. There are detectors that go deeper, there are detectors that are built better, and there are detectors that have a great deal more electronics but, here's the facts, few if any metal detectors, are lighter, easier to set up, go's deeper on gold or silver coins with good discrimination, for around $700 dollars than G2.

If you take the time to learn it, you can compete with a lot high end detectors, when I get a good signal in iron infested ground I call my detector friends to scan there search coil with there $1500 dollar detectors over the target area and ask them what do you think? Lots of times they will say IRON !!!
I dig it sometimes there right but, many time there wrong. The other day I pulled a barber dime they checked, Iron they said, "wrong", later in the hunt a V nickel, after they checked, "Iron" wrong again, a three cent piece, three mercury dimes and silver halve dollar to which a $1500 detector didn't pick-up because it was on edge and in old cinder or coal dump area, so here's the deal, I know this isn't the best detector money can buy but, for me the G2 is-NOW- The first detector I grab on my field hunts, my love for this detector will only last as long as it produces, but for now coming from a treasure hunter who used a lot of detectors, I can't argue with success, for me the G2 is a keeper.
I make no recommendations, I'm just telling you my story. Thank you!
Fair man from Eastern US

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Most helpful review for Garrett GTI 2500

Review; Pro's and con's
Having used the GTI 2500 for a year here are some thoughts:

Pros:
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)
Good pinpoint

Con's:
Heavy

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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