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Metal Detectors => Garrett => Topic started by: Rob the luthier on September 06, 2013, 11:31:58 PM

Title: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Rob the luthier on September 06, 2013, 11:31:58 PM
Wow I like the look of this new beastie even though the styling is heavily borrowed from minelab, and its camouflage  ;D

http://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/pdfs/garrett_atx_introducing_lowres.pdf
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: MagicMark on September 07, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
cant see many people running out to buy it since its a PI machine.
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: stevie67 on September 07, 2013, 09:21:00 AM
Video just up on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZQEubb0LmY

3000 bucks...don't think I'll bother.  :o
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: crepitis on September 07, 2013, 09:26:11 AM
The pricing of some machines is just getting beyond a joke now,   :(
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: MagicMark on September 07, 2013, 09:31:23 AM
Don't think minelab have anything to worry about anyway
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: maxwell8tre on September 07, 2013, 09:41:59 AM
Looks like it would do a job but is more of a specialist machine, love the boast about pricing. Really makes you think your eyes won't pop out your head when you see the $ tag..

I'm happy with my Minelab debt, thank you Mr Garrett!
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Rob the luthier on September 07, 2013, 09:54:55 AM
I read that the military had been using these for a while under the name recon pro, there are lots of neat features like how compact it packs away and I love the colour, but $3000 is a bit to much, and I bet they make an international model for about  $4000,   
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: erm1969 on September 07, 2013, 10:16:47 AM
Looks cool to me. Love the telescopic shaft. Price on the leaflet is $2495, just under £1600, so doesn't seem that extreme if it does the business. Bear in mind the price of Minelab PI machines!!
Ewan
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Rob on September 07, 2013, 03:47:35 PM
looks like a gone wrong ctx lol I wonder how it will compare to the GPX
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: kerr on September 08, 2013, 03:19:14 PM
I think it looks pretty cool and the way it folds up and fits in that wee bag is nice ... Would still rather have a minelab though ... :)
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Rob on September 09, 2013, 03:37:10 PM
Hang on it's been out since 2009!!! rebranded, they can keep it lol

http://www.garrett.com/cmerwsite/recon_pro_aml_1000_main.aspx
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Rob the luthier on September 09, 2013, 05:35:50 PM
Hang on it's been out since 2009!!! rebranded, they can keep it lol

http://www.garrett.com/cmerwsite/recon_pro_aml_1000_main.aspx
Just saw this too Rob, a few new stickers surely the company is big enough and successful enough to come up with better than a rebadged 2009 army mine sweeper...   :/
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: JoeCovenantLamb on September 09, 2013, 05:58:01 PM
"Twist the head to detect at any angle!!!!"


(Or... twist your hand... to detect at any angle!!)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: whigsvolt on September 09, 2013, 06:45:06 PM
"Twist the head to detect at any angle!!!!"


(Or... twist your hand... to detect at any angle!!)

 ;D ;D
Flat on the ground will suit me better Lol.
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Filternozzle on September 09, 2013, 07:36:07 PM
The conversion of $2495 is approx. £1595, there are more expensive detectors on the market.    Its Pulse Induction with the ability to identify iron (0-25).   It has an adjustable sensitivity control (0-13).   Advanced Ground Balance.  Search mode can be Motion or Non-Motion.  Weighs 5.5lbs (2.5kg), if well balanced shouldn't be a problem.    Standard 10"x12" DD coil giving good sensitivity to small items.  Collapsible, robust and weatherproof/waterproof.
   
I think this detector has a lot going for it!    Pulse Induction detectors are not suitable for the majority of detectorists, however, for those who use them, this is an attractive machine.
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: John on September 09, 2013, 07:58:34 PM
Formerly known as the RECON-PRO ... some have cottoned on!
http://www.garrett.com/cmerwsite/recon_pro_aml_1000_main.aspx
Title: Re: Garrett ATX extreme...
Post by: Filternozzle on September 10, 2013, 04:01:05 PM

Recon = Non-motion search mode only.    ATX = Motion and non-motion search modes.
Recon = Tone ID Low for most ferrous.     ATX = 25 setting discrimination & Quick iron ID button (Tone)
Recon = Mono 8" coil                                    ATX = New design DD 10x12 coil.  (Giving sensitivity to small targets)
Recon = 6.25lbs  weight                                ATX = 5.5lbs weight
Recon = 7 Sensitivity settings                      ATX = 13 Sensitivity settings

Just wanted to point out there are differences.  It is obviously based on the Recon but the two detectors are different.   The Minelab GPX PI which has limited discrimination is over £4000.   The Garrett ATX will be half that price, IF performance is close it seems to me Garrett may well have a winner.