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Opinions on AT Pro....

Post by jbarry » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:18 am

Hay there, I'm thinking about getting a Garrett AT PRO. Can I get some feedback, positive or negative from you guys that have them and are familiar with them. Currently I have a Minelab E-Trac and its a great machine but i'm looking for something that's waterproof in shallow water. Thanx Joe B. ::g ;;z

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Post by eddieh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi the AT PRO is a great machine in my opinion, I use mine on land and in water on the beaches etc , a very good all rounder, it takes a little bit of time to learn but well worth learning, there are pros and cons with any detector my one very small problem was with the headphone cables being to short, (I've now gone wireless so not a prob anymore) If this machine ever broke I would buy another AT PRO , if I was to get a back up detector I would get a AT PRO. I bought mine from Regtons the back up service there is 2nd to none. As you can probably guesse I'm a big fan of this detector , it will be interesting to hear other people's views.

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Post by Boandtia » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:11 pm

[quote="jbarry"]Hay there, I'm thinking about getting a Garrett AT PRO. Can I get some feedback, positive or negative from you guys that have them and are familiar with them. Currently I have a Minelab E-Trac and its a great machine but i'm looking for something that's waterproof in shallow water. Thanx Joe B. ::g ;;z[/quote
The AT Pro is a great machine, I use mine on wet and dry sand, and have used it in the sea also.
As with many machines, the one thing that lets it down in my opinion are the headphones, thin cable and quite dull in sound.
I bought the headphone adaptor cable and some Chefphones CP2s, this made a big difference and my finds rate went up even more.
A super all round machine, highly recommended.
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Post by usarfireman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:51 pm

Great detector only reason I upgraded to Deus was had a shoulder problem so wanted a lighter detector and also hated corded headphones , Shoulder now better and have Deteknix Wireless headphones to fit the Garrett AT Pro from MDF auction site which work a treat, Its a nice easy machine to learn and great that its fully waterproof, I'm a bit OCD about dirty equipment all my detectors and bits get stripped down and cleaned after every dig n; so the AT Pro is a doddle.
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Post by Tankerd » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi I got one Monday and its a cracking machine, been out a couple of times to get use to it, love it that much just bought the nel tornado coil for it. Cant wait to get out with it.

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Post by The Ferret » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:14 pm

The AT-pro is a great all round machine simple to use and will find. It's an all terrain machine and works well on Land, sea and the beaches.. I've made some great finds over the 5 years of using mine. ::g
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Post by Wormdigger » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:02 am

I have an AT Pro (US version) and although I can't compare it to other machines (my other detector is the Euroace that I upgraded from) I can say it works great for me. It takes a little time to learn what it is telling you but once you do, it can compete with anything. I often find myself digging a loud and clear signal expecting to find a nice large coin only to find a tiny scrap of copper 6-8 inches deep.
I would ditch the headphones though - they are a real pain. They are comfortable enough but the coiled cable is too stiff and short. I recommend going wireless if your budget will cover that.
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Post by Mike B » Thu May 18, 2017 4:26 pm

jbarry wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:18 am
Hay there, I'm thinking about getting a Garrett AT PRO. Can I get some feedback, positive or negative from you guys that have them and are familiar with them. Currently I have a Minelab E-Trac and its a great machine but i'm looking for something that's waterproof in shallow water. Thanx Joe B. ::g ;;z
I have the AT PRO detector. I am starting to learn it / use it. I have bought a headphone adapter and use machine with wireless headphones. All works great ! and no wires attaching me to the machine ! :)
Learning - Garrett AT Pro,
Will be trying the beach soon as I have no permissions :-(

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Post by MCS » Sun May 28, 2017 2:06 pm

I have had my AT Pro now for over 2 yrs, after upgrading from a EuroAce. I love everything about it, especially the Pro mode and Iron Audio feature. Also the fact that if it rains then it will not harm your control box in any way.
Only 2 days ago I found an 1872 silver Florin coin on a beach, it was about 7 inches down and in the damp sand area.... gave a 86-87 id. ::g

Try and use PRO mode in the damp / wet sand as in normal mode can get a bit crazy with false signals (like you are surrounded by coins everywhere lol) :-/

I wouldn't swap my AT Pro for another machine!
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Post by geebee » Wed May 31, 2017 7:34 pm

dont really like the pro it gives false signals,if you bump the coil it gives a falsey,im for ever waving my spade under the coil to see if its still working, the battery compartment is crap ive even put a piece of sponge in there to make it tighter its only a couple of years.

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Post by Kev and Nicky » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:50 pm

I use the AT pro and love it. I did buy Nel Storm coil for it . One of the first holes I dug with this coil on permanent pasture that had been well hunted before was a Vicky halfpenny 12" underground. It can get a bit tiring digging charcoal,but I do love to find those Hammys. I do have a Minelab Safari to for the days I don't fancy digging charcoal. But I do like that storm coil to get the depth. But it's to dry here now to find coins at depth. I think I would rather use the Pro given the choice.

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Post by The Ferret » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:59 pm

The AT pro is also a switch on and go machine. First signal and bang a hammie read it here ::g
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