Steve Herschbach

The New Garrett Is Finally Coming!

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3 hours ago, Kickindirt said:

Well lots of options out there. Anything that will easily display the vdi numbers and the rest of user options without a magnify glass. The tiny display is the one thing that's always turned me away from garrett AT machines.

I agree. The good news is it would be easy to use the same housing but have a larger display. My main beef on the current AT housing is the way the headphone and coil connectors are recessed to make it impossible to get a decent grip on them with just fingers.

Other than that the AT housing is still one of the lightest, most compact, yet fully featured waterproof detector designs on the market. And at a price far lower than most other waterproof detectors. Genuine bang for the buck detectors.

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I was going to say the same thing but you beat me to it.  Trying to screw on the coil nut on my AT Gold has me cussing every time the idiots that engineered it.  For the $ the AT series is one of the the best bang for the buck out there. The external speaker went out on my AT Gold soon after purchase. I never sent it back for repair because the headphones still worked but mostly because Lisa liked to use the machine without the headphones on the beach. The machine was so obnoxiously loud ( non adjustable AT Gold speaker)  it had people  people looking her way all the time. 

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5 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I agree. The good news is it would be easy to use the same housing but have a larger display. My main beef on the current AT housing is the way the headphone and coil connectors are recessed to make it impossible to get a decent grip on them with just fingers.

Other than that the AT housing is still one of the lightest, most compact, yet fully featured waterproof detector designs on the market. And at a price far lower than most other waterproof detectors. Genuine bang for the buck detectors.

I'd be happy with the same housing if able to adjust display to see it better. I agree on the connections also. Volume control would be sweet too. I prob will buy one no matter what just to try. I preferred the atgold over the pro. Wonder which direction they will follow the most? 

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