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I noticed Steve mentioned in his post where he rebuilt an ATX into his LTX that he said something about not using his 1st ATX because he'd been using the new one...…...I've been researching for days, eyes are crossing and I can't find anything about any updates to the ATX since it was released in 2013...….except on one thread a person (this year in spring of 2019) said that their new ATX came with a different cord (so possibly Garrett has recently addressed their degrading cord issue?)  Does anyone know anything about either of these? 1. have their been any upgrades to the ATX since 2013 introduction? 2. did Garrett finally fix the cord degredation issue this spring?

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for reference I went back through the forums and found a pic of the 2 cables......old style problem cable on top, new cable on the bottom.

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I am not aware of any changes to the ATX but that does not mean there have not been any. No upgrades were ever announced, that’s for sure, so no reason you would find info that does not exist. Manufacturers however often make model changes without announcing anything. Have you asked Garrett?

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On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 9:37 AM, Steve Herschbach said:

Have you asked Garrett?

No, is that as easy to do as that question makes it sound? LOL

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Yes. People call or email and ask questions of manufacturers all the time. They won’t always answer questions but they will answer a lot more than people think. Personally, given the complaints about the ATX coil cables, Garrett would be smart to tell people the cable has been upgraded. If it has not, they would either say so, or ignore the question, which is the same thing.

I don’t know this for sure but I suspect the coil cable issue has been vastly overblown. First of all, it’s only the water guys making the complaint anyway. And out of those only a minority, but minorities can be noisy on the Internet. Garrett may simply not be experiencing failures at the rate people assume, and so they may consider replacing coils with failed cables to be the more expedient route, especially if they have a 10,000 foot reel of the stuff on hand!

I do not have an ATX at this time but if I wanted another concerns about the coil cable would not be enough to put me off. All detectors can fail but the odds are so low of that happening with any of them I just do not see it as a factor in my purchases. I assume all detectors will fail and always have a backup which greatly reduces any worries.

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