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AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: rob
Date: January 20, 2011 11:12PM
Looking at possibly getting an AT Pro. Got the T2 and F75. Any of you guys campared these detectors. I have heard that they are similar.

Thanks,

Rob in Tennessee

Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: January 20, 2011 11:18PM
I don't think the PRO is similar to much of anything out there. I think it stands alone on its own particular merits.

Bill

Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: joe dirt_1
Date: January 21, 2011 09:26AM
Monte did a 2 part review of the AT PRO that compares the T2 and F75 along with some other detectors.

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Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: TN Mike
Date: January 21, 2011 11:40AM
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joe dirt_1
Monte did a 2 part review of the AT PRO that compares the T2 and F75 along with some other detectors.
Thanks. Looked through his posts but couldn't find it. Wouldn't happen to have a link?

Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: January 21, 2011 01:23PM
Well those are $1000-$1200 detectors....the AT Pro is $600, so my money is on the AT.



Minelab GPX 5000, Garrett ATX, Whites GMT, Fisher Gold Bug II, Garrett GTI 2500, Infinium LS, Ace 250, Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT Gold.

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Pretty Hard Comparing A Land Machine With A Water Machine :twodetecting:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: January 21, 2011 01:51PM
The hunts between the units are worlds apart. When you open up water opportunities, you greatly improve the ability to find gold targets amongst many others. Garrett got the "WILD" card with the AT PRO on this one. Save yourself some money....buy the AT Pro,, get some extra coils with the money you save, and open up your hunting perimeters even more. :)



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Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: January 21, 2011 03:45PM
Yeah much more bang for the buck.

Bill

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Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: January 21, 2011 05:57PM
And depth is relative to the coil size, target size, mineralization, target orientation to the coil and user experience. The AT Pro will definitely get more depth under a lot of circumstances against other detectors, except a PI (Pulse induction). And if you want pure raw depth in highly mineralized soils, get the Garrett Infinium which is one of the best pulse induction metal detectors produced, and unlike a lot of PI machines, it's water proof also. http://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/hbby_infinium_main.aspx




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Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75N/T
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: January 21, 2011 05:57PM

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Garrett made a big step forward when they
Posted by: John LA
Date: January 21, 2011 08:01PM
came out with the AT Pro. The AT Pro needs a couple of physical mods and one or two electronics improvements to be the truly great machine that it could be. I look for Garrett to make them in the next year or so. I had an early T2 and didn't like it for a couple of reasons. I didn't get the F75 but did get the F70. The F70 with the f75 coil (11" DD) gets very good depth but I like the Discrimination of the AT Pro better.

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Re: Garrett made a big step forward when they
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: January 21, 2011 08:13PM
There's a lot more characteristics then just depth that defines a good machine. Again, Iike I posted later on this forum, if it'd jus raw depth you want, get Garrett's PI 'Infinium"....and you can dig real deep targets until you get bleeding hands. Garrett really put a lot of thought into building the AT Pro. They built a machine with excellent depth capabilities, audio discrimination with notching where when set up correctly, you don't even have to look at the screen, water proofed it and sold it at a price which is unheard of into today's popular brand metal detectors.

Re: Garrett made a big step forward when they
Posted by: John LA
Date: January 21, 2011 08:22PM
Well I'm not a Dealer but I thought I gave the AT Pro high marks. I'm a coin hunter so I like good Descrim and the AT Pro does a good job of that. If I just want to detect any kind of metal deep, I use a different detector.



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AT Pro vs T2 or F75 ... or ... AT Pro Vs comparably-priced competition?
Posted by: Monte
Date: January 22, 2011 07:54AM
I made an initial 2-part post of my AT Pro evaluation on 12/23 and 12/24, but it was mainly an initial review done indoors due to weather. I had time to work with the AT Pro and some other models it might compete with and posted my wrap-up evaluation on 1-14.

The AT Pro is a good 'specialty' model from Garrett Metal Detectors, and I say that because of the most obvious 'special' application for water hunting (to 10 feet). Garrett has other water hunting models, and so do White's and Minelab and Tesoro, but of all the water-proof, shallow-submersible detectors offered, I feel the AT Pro offers some of the best features in the way of display info, automated or manual Ground Balance, and audio response options.

In all fairness, I feel the AT Pro, with its waterproof search coil and headphone connectors puts it in a different class than most common land-based models simply for that reason. To me, and to be fair in the long run, I hope to see a couple of new land-based offering in the near future to replace some of the GMD mid-line to upper-end models, that are based on the general AT Pro offerings, but have better located coil and headphone jack, for normal coil connectors and great after-market headphones. Then there can be more fair comparisons.

So, I think it would be fair to look at some of the competitors units that fall in a similar price range, just a little

Re: AT Pro vs T2 or F75
Posted by: Eric (NH)
Date: January 22, 2011 10:16AM
In regard to pricing tiers, I'm hoping Garrett is pushing toward near top of line performance at what is considered mid-range pricing today. Garrett certainly redefined performance/pricing in entry level machines, with the Ace series.

I think First Texas packed a lot of performance into the Omega, and that sells within the mid-range price. Garrett seems on the same track with the AT Pro. All it will take is one or two manufacturers to redefine pricing (downward) in the top end...hopefully others would follow.

In addition to the water proof housing...the AT Pro can ID iron and rusted bottle caps...most of the high end detectors equipped with DD coils do not have this feature (this includes the T2 and F 75 models). The T2 and F75 basic models do not offer the boost process included in the current First Texas top of the line detectors- T2 & F75 SE and LTD models; no doubt they are excellent machines, but one has to decide whether the performance is worth another $600 - $700.

For hobbyists like myself that work full time, metal detecting is a leisure time activity. I can't justify spending over $1,000 for any machine, so I'm always focused on bang for the buck in the mid-range lines. Thus, the AT Pro has my attention.

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