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Options Garrett Ace 400 Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $399 $500
Manufactured in 2016 2000
Battery Type 4 AA NiMH Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 2.9 4.5
Operating frequency 10kHz. 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Target ID Numeric Audio+Numeric
Tone ID 3 Tones Single or Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • Coins
  • Jewelry
  • Relics
  • Custom
  • Discrimination
  • Pinpoint
  • Disc.
  • Pinpoint A/M
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Factory preset Auto
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
graph 1
graph 10
Avg. User Rating 4.50 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 4.00 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.33 4.00
Avg. Depth Rating
Depth value
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Most helpful review for Garrett Ace 400

Best of the aces
I have used all the other ace line, this is the best one. 11 inches on a silver dollar. Love it, great in trash or the open. Would love to read other views, I know that your out there. Maybe they don't want the news out just how good they are.
Rcw from OK

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Most helpful review for Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro

Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro
The Sovereign XS2a Pro is just one of the Sovereign series of detectors that has been made since 1991. The first was the Original Sovereign, then the Sovereign XS, the XS2, the XS2a and now it is called the Elite.

They all are basicly the same as far as performance, the XS2 was the first to have the waterproof coil and drop in battery pack, the XS2a Pro come with a toggle switch to go from the muliti tones of the Sovereign to a signal tone which I felt was a useless feature as the whole strenght of the Sovereign is it multi tones.
The Sovereigns have been a excellent detector for those that take the time to use this detector and understand it, the depth has been some of the best I have seen and the ID is better than anything out there, but you have to know what the Sovereign is telling you.

For the first few times out with it and all the tones and nulling I wondered what I got myself into, but after I seen this detector was telling me more info that I was used to hearing and seeing I realized I just have to short out the info, plus it was seeing more than any detector had before. With the digital ID meter and the tones I found that the Sovereign was telling me what it seen and let me decide weither or not I wanted to dig or not, not like some detector that just beep if it think you should dig or not.

If you have a little patince and want to find the deep coins and the ones close to trash other have missed the Sovereign is the one for you. I use the rescaled Minelab digital meter that read 180 number so all my copper and silver and clad coins will read 179-180 while a new zinc penny or even a IH penny will be 176-177 and ny nickle which the Sovereign is hot on is 144-145 plus a diffent tone for each item, so you only have to look at the meter for the close tones.
Been detecting since 1973 and I find the Sovereign one of if not the best there is.

Rick from ND

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