Metal Detector Store San Diego
Garrett Ace 200 review
Metal Detector Store San Diego for Garrett Ace 200, this metal detector is a great entry level choice for someone who wants great performance at an affordable price. San Diego Metal Detectors has used Garrett technology for over 8 years and our expert opinion is that the Garrett lower end models are highly effective for the money.
There are some features missing on this unit that the next model up, Ace 300, offers. We feel that if you can afford the extra money the Ace 300 feature set is well worth the extra cost.
The two missing features that we think are very valuable are:
Notch Discrimination – Ability to mute detection of specific readings by type of metal.
Pin Point – Ability to put audio mode in a real time continuous tone that get louder over metal. As you approach a target the tone gets loudest directly over the metal. This helps you determine the exact spot of the item.
The Garrett approach to displaying a metal target:
Each metal detector manufacturer communicates information from the machine to you in different ways. You’ll read metal detector store San Diego experts say that on the Garrett Ace 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400: the machine makes a beep or tone when it goes over an object of interest. This tone is not variable and not directly oscillating sound from the detection circuit. What does that mean? It means you hear a tone of the same duration but in three different pitches. Low tone for Iron, mid tone for gold/aluminum/copper and a high tone for silver. What this means is that since many metal types of interest are clumped together in each “tone bank” (1, 2 or 3 – low, med, high) you cannot determine by sound alone specifically the type of metal you have found. Even more importantly, how many targets there are and their type of metal. Additional information is provided on the visual display. On the older Ace 150/250/350 models a bar graph with printed icons helped you understand the specific metal type. On the current model Ace 200, 300, 400, Garrett includes a two digit numeric display that represents a specific reading based on the metal content it is detecting. It should be noted that the number displayed may not be accurate based on environmental conditions but in general is a good method of determining what metal is detected. Also, this feature was once a major differentiating feature between low end detectors and higher end more costly detectors so the Ace 200 performance is better than ever.
Metal Detector Store San Diego Ace 200 features list:
- Garrett ACE 200 Metal Detector with 6.5″ x 9″ Waterproof Coil, Garrett Treasure Sound Headphones, Instruction Manual, Batteries, and a Two-Year Warranty.
- New Digital Target ID: 0 to 99 scale offers target information
- New Cam locks for increased stem stability
- New Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio: sharper, more responsive audio
- Light weight with big performance at a small price