The All New AT Max

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  1. KRose

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    I was wondering what some of your views are on Garrett's all new AT Max. It is my understanding that the new Max detector pretty much combines the AT PRo and the AT Gold. The detector like the previous ones is waterproof and submersible up to 10 feet. The Max is set up with wireless headphones which is nice, but you still need to use the corded waterproof headphones when going in the water. The new Max also has a Threshold option like the AT Gold. This seems to take the best of both The Pro and the Gold and combine them into a new redesigned detector. I just don't know if it will be that much difference between the two to justify the price increase. Any thoughts regarding this?
     
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    The main thing I think is the saltwater stability which was the thing that the AT pro lacked. It's what they should have done in the first place.
    I wonder how they deal with the headphone jack waterproofing, it seems it would be a weak point for water entry, the wireless phones is really a gimmick they could have skipped IMO
     
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    I saw an ad where they are still saying that the AT Max is not well suited for salt water, but more for fresh water. If that is true, then on this point as far as salt water use, there would not be any change from the AT PRO.
     
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    VLF have never been the thing for salt water. That's never going to change. The Technology just can not deal with the Conductive water. PI is the only other option.
     
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    The Excalibur is an excellent Salt Water Machine. The AT PRO did not function well in salt water regardless of what adjustment I made to its program (s).
    The AT PRO worked flawlessly in fresh water.
    It has a screw type, two prong, cable connection for the headphones with an "O" ring. With an application of Silicon Grease, it will not leak.
     
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    It's for this reason that I'm wanting to switch to the Minelab CTS-X 3030, as I do plan on some saltwater hunts. I'm going to look at one this week/end I think.
     
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    Don't be so sure , my friend just killed his 4th CTX, and he only hunts occasionally. The Excalibur is still the king of water machines.
     
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    Yes , salt water performance is the thing for me. I was hoping the Max improved over the pro particularly in salt water?
     
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    Having owned a V3i, Cordless phones are a blessing especially when a branch catches the cord and rips your phones off your head LOL (yes it happened to me LOL ) when digging, you are not on a leash, especially when the cord gets tangled on your machine. I have a Max ordered for my wife. The regular phones came with her Ace 250, She gets excited about a find and walks over to show me and BOING she gets yanked backwards LOL (Bless her enthusiasm of the sport) :)
     
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    The Max is due out in August. It and the Max international are now in the Garrett catalog. Also the outside back page of the latest GPAA "Gold Prospector" magazine has a full page ad of the AT Max :)
     
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    Having the AT Pro I was not so sure it would hunt any better than my Bounty Hunter. I was wrong about that. For trash or relic hunts it is great for sampling a area to see just whats there. I like the Iron Audio and consider that pretty darn close to all metal. A threshold like the new Max has could be a game changer. I wonder of the sensitivity has been turned up? I wanna see how it works on small gold? If you already own a AT Pro I dint see the benefit of a max. If you want a great machine to keep from abusing your other detectors, I would definitely get the AT Pro or Max.
     
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    Back lit screen, transmit power has been increased, john-edmington did air and ground tests pro vs max and the max proved better depth especially in true all metal mode :)
     
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    I ordered a 2nd AT Max (I had to have one too) and they should be here 16 Sep 17 . :)
     
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    Good for you Zip. Congrat's to you on the order of the new Max. Keep us informed on what you think.
     
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    :) The two Max' arrived Friday. Gonna getem dirty today :)
     
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    Go getem' Zipman. Best of luck to you.
     
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    Will be waiting for review.
     
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    If you ever find that one is enough ;) i see some dealers will post o/s (y) local dealers are still asking $1200 + fora pro :censored:
     
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