When Garrett metal detectors released released the "Ace" series of detectors, they set a new standard in affordable performance. Garrett has been in the business a long time and recognized a "niche" that needed to be filled...and fill it they did! Now, there's a new release in the Ace lineup...the Ace 350.
Also, waiting in the wings, is the highly anticipated "AT Pro". Word on the street is that it is scheduled for a November release...Reports are that the AT offers some unique features...but primary in my mind is that it is WATERPROOF to 10 feet! That is a pretty amazing achievement at the proposed price!
I hope to get my hands on an AT Pro (and maybe a 350 as well) for a detectorstuff review.