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Garrett ACE 150

Garrett ACE 150

This rugged, easy-to-use metal detector will help you find treasures in almost any ground conditions. The ACE 150 is very affordable and comes with a Garrett PROformance 6.5 x 9” coil.

The ACE 150 features the Three-Tone Audio Discrimination, which will alert you to different treasures with different tones. Because it has a ¼” headphone jack on the control panel, almost any stereo-type headphone-set can be used with the ACE 150. But this is only where the features begin!

This detector is easy-to-use but still provides you with the high performance handling you should expect from Garrett products. Thankfully there are no complex settings or adjustments to make, and you should find the 3 pre-programmed notched search modes intuitive. With its spot-on graphic target ID, impressive discrimination mode with four sensitivity settings, and three depth levels, the ACE 150 is a purchase you won’t regret making.

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Product Specifications & Features

Features:
  • Graphic Target ID Cursor (5 Segments)
  • Coin Depth Indicator
  • Sensitivity, Depth Adjustment (4 Settings)
  • Tone ID
  • Clear Speaker Tone
  • Interchangeable Ace Series Searchcoils
  • Headphone Jack
  • Large LCD Display
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • Push Button Controls
  • Touch-n-Go Operation
Specifications:
  • Length: 42" to 51" - Adjustable
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kgs.)
  • Frequency - 6.5 kHz
  • 4 AA battery operation (batteries included)
  • 2 year warranty
Search Modes:
  • All Metal
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
Settings:
  • Full Range, Multi Notch Discrimination Modes
  • Sensitivity / Depth
  • Mode, 5 Distinct Discrimination Patterns

Garrett ACE 150 Metal Detector

Introducing the ALL-NEW Garrett ACE series - not just a new line of detectors, but a new way of thinking. We've taken much of the leading edge technology and well thought-out features from our GTI and GTAx lines and packaged them into the most aggressive, rugged outdoor design in the industry. These attention-stealing detectors are turning heads and sending the competition back to the drawing board.

But put aside their aggressive good looks and you'll see just how much amazing technology we've packed into these NEW machines. From custom notch discrimination, pinpointing, adjustable sensitivity and depth settings to the newest addition of the PROformance coils series, the 6.5x9" ACE coil, these detectors will never stop impressing you - or finding treasure!

  • Good looking, high-quality metal detector
  • High-performance, easy to use
  • Excellent depth, accurate target ID and discrimination
  • Intuitive controls
  • Garrett quality features for a great price
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Average Customer Review
4.19 / 5 (26 reviews)

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Review by:
Neal Duffie

User Experience:
Newbie

Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008

User Rating:
*****

 

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After a trip to the doctor 2 years ago, I found out I had high blood pressure, so the doctor told me I need to lose a few pounds. I bought my Ace 150 to get me out of the house and get some much needed exercise.

On my first day out, I was really impressed with the performance of the Ace. I turned on the machine, set it in jewelry mode and started searching a local school yard and the results were amazing. I found $2 in clad coins, one wheat penny and two ladies Avon rings.

Not bad for a low priced detector. Since then I have found hundreds of clad and silver coins and 5 other rings, including a wedding ring a lady lost on our trip to the beach. I searched for less than five minutes in the dry sand before getting a signal. The meter was bouncing between nickel and pull tab. I dug down about 3 inches and pulled out a beautiful ring encrusted with diamonds. With tears of joy, she and her husband were very thrilled to get the ring back. Seeing their faces was well worth the price I paid for the detector.

I have also lost a few pounds, and my blood pressure has been steadily declining since I started detecting. I high recommend the Ace 150 detector to beginners and old pro's alike. Thanks Garrett for making an affordable machine that has great results!

Review by:
John Latta

User Experience:
6 months to 2 years

Submitted on:
Mar 20, 2008

User Rating:
****

 

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I currently have a Garrett Ace 150 that I got for my birthday last January. Actually, my wife bought it for me. I like the Ace 150. It's a nice detector for the money. Of course we bought the detector online from Kellyco. My biggest disappointment with the 150 is that pull tabs and screw caps consistently show as coins or jewelry. I wish it had better discrimination. I love the fact that it is very lightweight.

I'm retired, so I spend between 10 and 20 hours per week searching for that great find. So far my finds have all been modern coins, a few cheap rings and a silver earring with a fire opal setting. I also found a 1982 square silver Iraqi 50 fils coin?

Currently, I detect at a local county beach park. It was a beach resort/retreat that was extremely popular from 1895 until sometime in the 40's. I thought this would be a great place to detect (coins, jewelry and who knows what else). After talking to some more senior locals, I learned that the original beach area is about 10 feet under the current beach sand. It seems that the county maintenance crews dump and spread loads of beach sand there every year. The resort had a ballroom, mercantile, boardwalk, small carnie and cabin rentals. I'm sure there has to be loads of treasure under there.......but so deep down, now.

There is another county park I have frequented that is close by. It was a family homestead purchased in 1878 or so. In 1898, a house was built on the site, orchards were planted. The old homestead was donated to the county sometime in the 40's. The house burned down in 1964 and wasn't rebuilt. The house site is buried under thick, heavy blackberry bushes. I was able to locate 2 old dump sites, but all I've found there were some old, rusted disintegrated jar lids and broken glass. Found some old metal pieces I think may be old farm tool debris.

I’m sure I could find many older treasures with a better detector. I've often looked at the Whites DFX, but could only drool over it. I have plenty of time and enjoy this hobby so much. But I need a better discriminating and deeper searching metal detector. Then I'm sure I could find those treasures that I want so badly to discover.

I would recommend the Garrett Ace 150. It is a very adequate detector.

Review by:
Erik Schefler

User Experience:
Newbie

Submitted on:
Apr 3, 2008

User Rating:
****

 

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I purchased the Garrett Ace 150 metal detector as my first detector. I had always been an outdoors person and loved exploring. I chose the Ace 150 because of its cheap price, selling around $150, and its big easy to read digital LCD screen. When I received the Ace 150 I quickly watched the included instructional DVD.

Even though the Ace 150 is one of the most affordable metal detectors out there it out preforms many detectors 3 times its cost. The Ace 150 is very light to hold and I even was able to pack it in my luggage! The Ace 150 has a pretty cool LCD screen that shows the coin depth, coin modes and sensitivity. Another great thing about the Ace 150 is the Tone ID feature. The Tone ID feature helps identify different metal objects. When the detector is over a coin the Ace 150 will beep differently than when it is over a pulltab or scrap. The depth meter is pretty accurate but is not always correct. The size of the object being detected sometimes screws with the LCD indicator. It may show a coin at 6 inches, when its actually only 2 inches down.

With the Ace 150 I found about 200 coins and some old relics. The Ace 150 is a great detector for a first time detectorist or part time hobbyist, who wants a very cheap, easy to use detector with cool features. I would give the Ace 150 four stars!

Review by:
Vickie Price

User Experience:
7+ years

Submitted on:
Mar 30, 2008

User Rating:
*****

 

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The ACE 150 is a nice beginner unit that not only is an exciting attractive bright yellow, it stays the course and does the job with precision and simplicity. The 3 buttons and easy to read guage makes it so easy a child could use it and find treasures instead of frustration. Turn it on, set the mode from all metal, jewelry or coins. Middle button sets ground discrimination, and off you go. I have had many successful trips to the beach using this machine, even though it was my sons birthday gift. It is light and comfortable in the grip, one can root for hours without arm fatigue. A definite plus for Garrett.

Review by:
Frank Morrison

User Experience:
4-6 years

Submitted on:
Mar 18, 2008

User Rating:
****

 

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This review is on my very first detector, the Garrett Ace 150. I still use this detector on a regular basis. I've found enough coins with this detector to actually pay for the new Garrett Ace 250, which I purchased this past year. The Ace 150 was finding coins for the very instant I started using it. The search was just the right size for searching out coins and Jewelry.

I've used this in almost every condition one can use a detector in. It works great on the beach as well as in school yards and open fields. I would recommend this detector for beginners. In fact I have started my thirteen year old grandson using this very model. He actually likes it more than my new one. He also started finding coins right of the get go.

I used this detector to locate a platinum ring for a doctor who had lost it while attending his sons’ baseball game. He gave me his name and address, and then I left to return to the spot he lost his ring. After about a half hour search, I found it in four inch high grass. I then boxed it up and sent to the good doctor. He was kind enough in turn rewarded me with a check for a hundred dollars. I have also found a hearing aid at the local school yard. When I turned that into the school, they matched it up to a young lady that had lost it. I got a great thank you card which was worth more than money. I was so happy that she got it back. The family wasn't very well off, and getting the hearing aid back was a blessing to them.

Review by:
Joe Carelli

User Experience:
7+ years

Submitted on:
Mar 19, 2008

User Rating:
****

 

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I bought the Garrett Ace 150 primarily for my eight and a half year old son who accompanies me on many of my weekend and summer hunts and was getting bored with just tagging along. The machine was quick and easy to assemble. I think it took me ten minutes at most and it came preloaded with batteries. The Ace 150 surprised me rather quickly with it's very light weight and it is easy to use. It really is a press the "on" button and go hunt machine.

We tested in the backyard before and after dinner. I had brought down a silver quarter, silver dime, IH and a copper Lincoln cent that I was going to hide so he could have some targets to practice on. Well, he didn't need them. We found a nickel down about five inches, a memorial cent at about three inches, a tiny copper rivet that was down deep and some other junk metal. And these were all items that my other, much more expensive other brand detector must have missed. I won't say my backyard is "hunted out" but I will say I have pounded it. So, I must say I am pretty impressed with the new machine. On the downside, it takes a little longer to find a target without the pinpointing capability but not too much longer. And this was something I was aware of before I bought the machine so this was not a surprise to me. At this point, I could not afford to spend more on a machine for him but I think I got the best possible bang for the buck.

Review by:
Joe Velasquez

User Experience:
Newbie

Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008

User Rating:
*****

 

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I'm new to the metal detector hobby, so to start out i bought the ACE 150 because of the ease of operation. Well it has been a ball! I've had no trouble using it and have already found numerous coins and other things!

Review by:
Norman Stiles

User Experience:
7+ years

Submitted on:
Jul 6, 2008

User Rating:
*****

 

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The Garrett Ace 150 was the easiest Metal Detector to find coins and jewelry that I have ever used to date! And that is no joke.

In local Centennial Park, I found two gold rings (one with diamonds), in the play area! I also found ground up rubber tires underneath. This is the best I have ever done in first five minutes. I am finding Gold everywhere!

In the last 50 years, I've used metal detectors. The bell tone for coins has greatly improved! The five cent tone for Gold recovered is better! My friend and I recovered (in the play area's in 1 and 1/2 hours) $15.34, two gold rings, and two toy cars. With Gold at near $1,000 ounce, what could be better?

Thanks again for the swell Detector! The Garrett Ace 150 was well worth the hundred and some spent to receive the detector. It's fully paid for in the first one and a half hours.

Review by:
Erik Schefler

User Experience:
Newbie

Submitted on:
Apr 14, 2008

User Rating:
****

 

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The Garrett Ace 150 is a beginner level detector and sells about for about $150. The Ace 150 is a very easy detector to use and is great for a beginner or first time detectorist. The Ace 150 is very lightweight (about 3 pounds) and is pretty durable. When I first got my Ace 150 I was able to turn it on, do a quick bench test, and start detecting. I quickly found 3 dimes and a quarter!

What I like about the Ace 150 is the big LCD screen. The LCD screen shows the mode, sensitivity, and the depth chart. The Ace 150 also has touch pad buttons. I also like the Ace 150's three levels of Tone ID. The Tone ID definitely is a time saver. It helps save time because the Ace 150 will emit a different tone when it has detected a good target or a bad target. This way you spend more time hunting good targets and less time hunting trash. I also found pinpointing to be pretty easy with the Ace 150. All you have to do is make an "X" pattern with the detector and the target should be directly in the middle. This does take some practice but once you get it you will be finding targets within a couple of centimeters. I think that a pinpointing button would make this a lot easier.

What I don't really like about the Ace 150 is that the depth meter is not the most reliable feature on the Ace 150. One time I hit a target that read at 4 inches. After a lot of digging, I eventually found a dime at about 6 inches.

With the Ace 150, I found about $3 in change, a silver necklace chain and a couple of chunks of metal.

The Ace 150 takes very little time to tune and get used to making it one of the best beginner detectors there are. I give the Ace 150 4 stars because it lacks a pinpointing button, but overall this is a great detector!

Review by:
James Maclean

User Experience:
2-4 years

Submitted on:
Mar 30, 2008

User Rating:
***

 

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I like to search for relics and coins at historic sites. The Garrett ACE 150 is a good all around detector that works ok on the sand and on the land. I find a lot of coins, relics, and of course a lot of rusty junk. It costs around $170 and makes a good beginner detector. Some features include a digital screen covered in a hard plastic the won't break, target I.D., a target depth reading up the side of the screen that isn't always accurate, hunting modes for jewelry, coins, and relics, and adjustable sensitivity.

The only real problem that I've had with this detector is pinpointing. To find the target you almost have to dig a hole the size of the coil! The Target I..D. feature is almost always correct which is great. The detector can be easily disassembled and stuffed into a backpack which is great for anyone who bikes to their hunting spot. It comes with a two year warrantee but I have never heard of an ACE ever breaking. All and all, the ACE 150 is far from the best and I would only recommend it to people looking for a cheap detector that still performs well.

If you want to buy an ACE 150 I would recommend buying a sniper coil with the detector. If I were to buy a new detector I would probably buy the ACE 250 instead or perhaps a detector put out by different brand. But remember, no matter what detector you purchase, you are pretty much guaranteed to find neat things and have fun
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