Garrett Vortex Series Comparison Chart

Garrett Vortex Series Comparison Chart

Comparison of VX5, VX7, and VX9 metal detectors: 


VX5: This is the entry-level Vortex model that comes with various features such as fast, fixed Recovery Speed on adjacent targets, full waterproofing up to 16 feet (5m), and Single and Multi-Frequency options. It also includes a single-tier MD-MF Target ID scale and three audio tones.

VX7: This model offers more advanced features than the VX5, including more frequency and mode options, such as the powerful Multi-Frequency Salt mode designed for wet sand and saltwater surf use. It has a two-tiered MD-MF Target ID display with separate ferrous and non-ferrous target scales, additional audio tones, and adjustable Recovery Speed.

VX9: The most powerful model, offering a full three-tiered MD-MF Target ID display, including two ferrous scales to help identify unwanted iron trash. It includes Multi-Salt and additional frequency choices, additional Recovery Speed controls, FAST Mode for competition hunts and high-trash search areas, and THIN COINS Mode for detecting fine, lower conductive coins such as hammered silver and thin gold coins.

Vortex VX5 Vortex VX7 Vortex VX9
Target ID Scale(s) One 0-99 Target ID Scale 2-tier Target ID Scales 3-tier Target ID Scales
Frequencies Two: Multi-Frequency (Multi) and 13 kHz Four: Multi, 5 kHz, 13 kHz, Multi Salt Seven: Multi, Multi-Salt, 5 kHz, 9 kHz, 13 kHz, 18 kHz, 25 kHz
Search Modes Included Four: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Custom Five: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Beach, Custom Seven: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Thin Coins, Custom, Beach, Fast
Variable Recovery Speed No Yes: 2 settings Yes: 3 settings
Submersible to 16 feet (5m) 16 feet (5m) 16 feet (5m)
Z-Lynk Wireless enabled No Yes Yes
Increased sensitivity/depth No Yes Yes
Number of ID Tones 3 5 5
Iron Volume No Yes Yes
Pinpoint Mode Yes Yes Yes
Iron Audio Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Dimensional Multi-Freq. Yes Yes Yes
Ground Balance Yes Yes Yes
Frequency Shift (EMI reduction) Yes Yes Yes
Volume control Yes Yes Yes
LCD Backlight Yes Yes Yes
Detector Length 24.75" to 56.75" 24.75" to 56.75" 24.75" to 56.75"
Weight 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed
Standard Coil Included 8.5" x 11" DD Raider 8.5" x 11" DD Raider 8.5" x 11" DD Raider
Updateable / Upgradeable Yes Yes Yes

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