Garrett AT Series Comparison: AT Pro, AT Gold and AT Max

Among the most well-known metal detectors in the world, the Garrett AT Series delivers extreme depth and performance in all terrains. Each of these models get 5-star reviews from product owners and field testers. Here is a guide for quickly comparing all 3 models.

AT Pro: The Garrett AT Pro is a time-tested professional detector that is hailed for finding relics, coins, gold jewelry and all metals! AT Pro made its television debut on the television show, “Diggers,” with hosts K.G. and Ringy as the TV cast used this model in all terrains to find relics. A very popular all-around model at an affordable price!

AT Gold: The Garrett AT Gold is a dedicated gold model designed for advanced prospecting and gold hunting. Its 18 kHz frequency is optimal for detection of small gold nuggets. The AT Gold also outperforms when it comes to finding jewelry, coins and relics! This model is not designed for use in saltwater conditions.

AT Max: The Garrett AT Max is the newest, latest and greatest model in the AT series. Built-in Z-Lynk Wireless Technology is what sets the AT Max apart! No more cords needed. Audio is transmitted to wireless headphones. Includes Z-Lynk Wireless Pinpointer and many advanced features! This model is optimized for for use in saltwater conditions.

What AT Pro, AT Gold and AT Max Have in Common:

  • All three AT Series metal detectors are fully waterproof to 10 feet!
  • Digital Target Identification: Target ID operates on a scale of 0-99 based on the metal’s conductivity
  • Iron Audio: Iron Audio allows you to adjust the mid-tone range to include all targets higher than the point of discrimination. This allows you to tune out unwanted targets and fine tune good targets more accurately
  • Auto and Manual Ground Balance: Auto ground balance is great for beginners; manual ground balance helps cancel false signals and helps with quickly changing ground conditions
  • Fast Recovery Speed: Not all detectors can offer this feature. Helps recover good targets from trash; especially among multiple targets
  • Electronic Pinpointing: Precisely locate a target in the ground
  • Tone Roll Audio: Give you different target tones as the search coil passes over a target. This helps to identify iron objects.

What is Different About the AT Pro?

  • Price: Most affordable in the AT Series at $552. 46. If you will be all-purpose hunting, this detector is ideal. Great investment for beginners!
  • Ease of Use: Can be used by beginners as well as seasoned detectorists with Standard and Professional Modes.
  • 15 kHz frequency for detection of small targets, nuggets and jewelry
  • Search Coil: 8.5” x 11” DD PROformance Search Coil
  • 6 Search Modes: (3 Standard/3 Pro). Standard includes Zero, Coins or Custom) Pro Mode provides more target information

Features Unique to the AT Gold:

  • 18 kHz frequency: Optimized for finding tiny gold nuggets. Easily locates small relics and jewelry
  • Search Coil: 5” x 8” DD PROformance Search Coil
  • 3 Search Modes: All Metal, DISC 1 and DISC 2. Discrimination modes eliminate unwanted trash targets

Both the AT Gold and AT Max Feature:

  • True All-Metal Mode: Provides the greatest possible depth and sensitivity. Preferred for prospecting and deep searches
  • Threshold Adjustment: Constant background “hum” can be adjusted to your preference. Helps to hear faint signals
  • Ground Balance Window: Allows you to “spread” the ground balance setting. Simultaneously adjusts to different ground conditions

What Sets the AT Max Apart:

  • Built-in Z-Lynk Wireless Technology: Automatically transmits audio to your wireless headphones. Also transmits audio from the Z-Lynk Wireless Pinpointer
  • MS-3 Wireless Headphones Included: High fidelity audio
  • Maximum Detection Depth: Enhanced electronics provide significant depth increase
  • 13.6 kHz frequency: Provides excellent detection on a wide range of targets
  • 4 Search Modes: All Metal, Custom, Coins and Zero
  • Backlight: Illuminates LCD screen for low-light conditions
  • Optimized for for use in saltwater conditions
  • Optional Package with Detech 13” Ultimate DD Search Coil: Includes 2 search coils- standard and the 13” Ultimate. Bundle pricing makes this a great deal!

See pricing, specifications, bonus items, compatible accessories, product reviews and videos for each of the Garrett AT models on the pages below!

Garrett AT Pro

Garrett AT Gold

Garrett AT Max with Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones and Z-Lynk Wireless Pinpointer

Garrett AT Max with Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones and Z-Lynk Wireless Pinpointer and Detech Ultimate 13” Coil Bundle