Garrett ATX Preview – Garrett’s new Pulse Induction Metal Detector

Garrett ATX Extreme Review. It looks like the folks at Garrett have finally advanced their military Recon Pro detector technology to the public with the introduction of the new Garrett ATX Pulse Induction metal detector! 

This detector is made for the gold prospecting, relic hunting and shallow water detecting community, in extremely mineralized ground. It looks as if it will find very small gold nuggets similar to a VLF detector with around a 18-19 kHz frequency such as a Garrett AT Gold or Fisher Gold Bug.

The Garrett ATX detector operates at 730 pulses per second, which is the same as the Garrett Infinium. The Minelab GPX 5000 operates at a much higher pulse rate, but it seems Garrett is getting some extreme sensitivity out of the ATX with lower PPS. That is new to the market – great sensitivity with slower pulse rate. Also, the new detector weighs in at a respectable 5.5 lbs with the stock 10″x 12″DD coil and no need for external battery pack!

ATX Deep-Seeker Pack is now Shipping!

Garret gold nuggets with ATX

This new Garrett metal detector is water proof to 10 feet depth, same as the other Garrett AT series detectors – AT Pro and the AT Gold. And has an external speaker which can be submerged also. AT of course being ALL TERRAIN!

The control panel is easy to access and can get to all buttons with your thumb. One great new feature is the Frequency Scan:which is for eliminating RFI interference. Something the Infinium was a bit prone to and harder to adjust. The Garrett ATX also features Quick Iron Check, Adjustable Discrimination and Audio retune: which quickly cancels out unwanted ambient signals. And one of the best features for prospectors such as myself are the Advanced Ground Balance: which has wide range to ground balance from heavily mineralized ground (ironstone) to saltwater without switching to special modes.

The Garrett ATX comes with its very own, Garrett made sling for dispersing the weight of the machine, allowing longer hunting times without fatigue – see picture of it below.

Garrett’s own description of their new machine:

“The Garrett ATX is the ultimate multi-frequency detector for all terrains and extreme conditions (highly mineralized ground, saltwater, etc.). It features advanced pulse induction technology, a durable design that meets military specifications, and a new DD coil design for extreme and uniform sensitivity— from tiny gold pieces to larger gold nuggets.”

The pricing is higher than I had hope but what isn’t these days. But still more than half the cost of a Minelab GPX 5000 at around $5500. The Garrett ATX being retailed at $2495 and sold at MSRP for $2120.75. Contact me via email to find out if there is any special pricing for this unit.

Here is our official store page for the Garrett ATX.

Garrett also has a deepseeker package for the detector which includes:

• ATX with 12″ DD coil
• Land headphones
• Soft storage/travel case
• Garrett Detector Sling
• AA alkaline and rechargeable batteries • Battery charger

• 20″ Deepseeker Mono Searchcoil • Military-grade Garrett hard case. View PDF of this package here. Here is a pic of this package:garrett atx deepseeker package

Email us to find out if there is any sale pricing for this item. What are you waiting for? Send me an Email!  about the Garrett ATX at

Standard Package – $2120.75 –       

To Buy the Garrett ATX, Go here to our store page. 

Deepseeker Package $2546.50 – 

To Buy the Garrett ATX Deepseeker, Go here to our store page.

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Here is Garrett’s video of the new Garrett ATX detector :

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15 Responses to Garrett ATX Preview – Garrett’s new Pulse Induction Metal Detector

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  2. Looks the same as the AML 1000-! Why so expensive, didn’t Military Sales cover research & development.? Simply Too Expensive for the street. Looks & sounds like a real hum-dinger,

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  4. Ralf Ritter says:

    WOW – what a metal detector 🙂 But – the price is also not bad. I hope i can buy an ATX one day. This machine must be amazing — RALF

    • Kenneth Cunninghasm says:

      My ignorance still won’t let me get past the cost. However I have noticed an influx in the Minelab
      5000’s for sale. The Aussies are picking them up for Gold. Euros. for Relic/Treasure hunting.
      In the U.S perhaps for Prospecting in States with Gold. Can’t believe some of those avid Southern
      Relic Hunters & Colonial States guys will be getting one. How long would it take the average Metal Detector user to realize returns to justify the cost? There is also that village of guys that that are flush & those with Credit Cards with no regard for the cost that will scoop them up because they are the next latest & greatest machine. I have the hightest regard for Charles Garrett. I know his story, I am a native Texan, in Oregon. I have no doubt the ATX has set a new Standard in Detectors. Minelab.will be in the dust for quite some time to come. Honestly if I could justify the cost of using one out here. I would probably give one shot. I am still mystified @ why SOOO many AT-PRO’s & AT-Gold’s are being dumped. I have an un-provable possibility that some guys buy detectors with a CC, play with them a bit & sell them because it is really the resale money they need because of the economy. Oh well! I currently use a Whites GMT, as good as it gets for Oregon Gold, because of it,s small size & it will get a larger one if it,s there. How did get off on this tangent. Best say so long guys.

  5. kory says:

    if you compering gpx 5000 .and atx which one would you choose.
    which one of this prodocts search deeper

    • admin says:

      I’m liking the Garrett ATX better than the GPX 5000 so far. Much easier to use and so far it is just as sensitive as the Minelab.

      • Ken. Cunningham says:

        I think each is a “Stand Alone” in it’s own enviroment.However if I was putting down the cash? I would have to go with the AXT. “Bang for your BUCK” However the GPX has an impressive track record for Gold. The Aussies will put it thru the mill, for Gold @ least & give ATX performance
        reports. Other uses, coin/relics etc., should be a gem.

  6. Richard says:

    I’m interested in purchasing this unit. What is your email address?

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  8. Ralf Ritter says:

    I was able to test one a few days ago – simply awesome ! 🙂 I´m saving my money 😉 HELLO – Ralf | metalldetektor

  9. Ralf Ritter says:

    I hope i can buy a ATX in the US – it´s much cheaper than here in Germany 😉 Have a great winter and HELLO from Metal detecting Germany … RALF | metallsuchgerät

  10. Nice review for garret ace. It is one of the best cheap metal detector. If I would have to recommend a cheap yet great metal detector, I would suggest Garrett Ace.

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