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What‘s the Difference Between Garrett’s ACE 200, ACE 300, and ACE 400?

The Garrett ACE Series is a classic line of affordable, high-performance metal detectors. At the beginning of the line is the Garrett ACE 200 metal detector which offers great all around performance for an entry-level metal detector. Next, is the Garrett ACE 300 which offers all of the features of the ACE 200 and more, including 2 more Search Modes. The newest in the line of Garrett ACE Series metal detectors is the Garrett ACE 400. The Garrett ACE 400 offers all of the features of the Garrett ACE 300 and more, including a new Iron Audio feature, a powerful DD search coil, higher frequency, and volume control headphones.

Garrett ACE 200 Ideal for:

  • Coins, jewelry, dry beach, fresh water wading
  • Can be used for entry-level prospecting or cache hunting

Garrett ACE 300 Ideal for:

  • Coins, jewelry, relics, dry beach, fresh water wading, competition events
  • Can be used for entry-level prospecting or cache hunting

Garrett ACE 400 Ideal for:

  • Coins, jewelry, relics, dry beach, fresh water wading, competition events, cache hunting
  • Has improved features for prospecting

There are several key differences between the three Garrett ACE Series metal detectors that will help you narrow down which metal detector best suits your needs. Below is a side-by-side break-down of each Garrett ACE metal detector’s specifications and key features.

Garrett ACE 400 | ACE 300 | ACE 200 Comparison Chart

SPECIFICATIONS GARRETT ACE 400 GARRETT ACE 300 GARRETT ACE 200
Digital Target ID (0 to 99 scale) Yes Yes Yes
Iron Discrimination Segments: 4 4 1
Notch Discrimination: Adjustable Adjustable Fixed
One-Touch Treasure Hunting: Yes Yes Yes
Search Modes: 5 (Plus Pinpoint) 5 (Plus Pinpoint) 3
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments: 8 8 4
Pinpoint: Yes Yes No
Operating Frequency: 10 kHz, adjustable 8 kHz, adjustable 6.5 kHz, fixed
Headphones Included: Yes Yes No
Search Coil Type: 8.5″ x 11″ DD PROformance 7″ x 10″ concentric PROformance 6.5″ x 9″ concentric PROformance
Camlocks (for more stem stability): Yes Yes Yes
Audio Tone ID Levels: 3 3 3
Iron Audio: Yes No No
Target Depth Indicator: Yes Yes Yes
Battery Condition Indicator: Yes Yes Yes
Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs) 2.8 lbs (1.27 kgs) 2.75 lbs (1.25 kgs)
Length (Adjustable): 40″ to 53″
(1.06m – 1.29m)
40″ to 53″
(1.06m – 1.29m)
40″ to 53″
(1.06m – 1.29m)
Batteries: 4 AA (included) 4 AA (included) 4 AA (included)
Warranty: 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
What Else is in the Box?: Easy Stow headphones, ACE cover-up, coil cover, manual Easy Stow headphones, ACE cover-up, coil cover, manual Owner’s manual

In summary, the Garrett ACE 400 is the top of Garrett’s ACE Series metal detectors. With its powerful DD search coil, higher frequency, and all of the features of its predecessors, it reigns as the most versatile metal detector in the ACE Series. This does not mean the Garrett ACE 300 and Garrett ACE 200 are poor performing metal detectors. The Garrett ACE 200 is a great entry-level detector and offered at a great price. It is lightweight, easy to learn, and powerful. The Garrett ACE 300 is all of this and more. The Garrett ACE 300 offers additional features that make it a great relic and treasure metal detector.

Be sure to check out Serious Detecting’s variety of bundles for the Garrett ACE 400, Garrett ACE 300, and Garrett ACE 200 metal detectors!

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