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Probably a new super duper timing added. 5 usec. I could go for that as "new tech". The GPX's are such a wide range machine already, all it would take to be of interest is something worthwhile. Not particularly a GPS unit either.

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Just stuff a GPX in a fully waterproof Equinox housing for under a grand and I’ll be fine. 

For me, it has to have performance greater than the 5000. I couldn't care less about batteries, leads, speakers or screens. Performance is the only reason ill upgrade a detector. If its better ill buy

Attached is trade mark application for GPX 6000 - as i have previously mentioned we have had sightings of unidentified Minelab Detector in Adelaide Hills (South Australia) with rumours that it is a ne

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2 hours ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

ealize the GPX-5000 was $5800 at one time and then they dropped them to $4000.  We dealers have been wanting another detector in the $5000 to $7000 range as there is now a big gap (GPX-5000 for $4000  through GPZ-7000 at $8K).  They just fazed out the GPX-4500's so I (don't know shit) would hope the GPX-5000 at $4K would stay around a while. 

 Take a look, now you can buy the GPZ even at Walmart, for $10k!.....Gerry, I bet people get a better deal with you 🤣🤣

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It's more the gap between the GPX 5000 and the GPZ 7000, it has to fit in there.  They're saying it's not going to take over the GPZ as the flagship.  There isn't really that much wiggle room between the GPX 5000 and GPZ I don't think, other than improving weight, ergonomics, modern electronics and a screen rather than the old knobs and switches.  Maybe waterproof might be the big thing..

I'm sticking with my prediction of a GPX in a GPZ style housing, with another timing or two in the mix, wireless audio, and waterproof.  It'll have the GPS of course and a modern spiral coil, maybe come with a couple of coils to help justify the price.  I hope they've done some form of new discrimination but if that required DD's it would only be used on some occasions.

I understand what you're getting at Jason, it's just to fit in between a GPX 5000 and the GPZ.....  If it was a GPZ replacement then I'd expect a whole lot more.

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Just over 2 years ago Minelab released Equinox which performs (imo) as good as (or better) than Etrac and CTX3030 which both cost way more, add that Equinox is fun to use and you have a market winner. Therefore there is a good chance that GPX6000 will make a similar technological leap and put us into a world not as we know it.

Im sure Minelab realise that if they tick all the boxes from their market research they will have another market winner - a slight improvement to the GPX5000 will not be accepted by their savvy customers and a flop will affect Codans share price - so its serious business for these guys. Luckily South Australia does not have community Covid transmitted infections at the moment unlike Victoria where the state is closed down so with a bit of luck the Sept release date reported will not be affected.

At the moment all we have is a price point and name. Will be interesting to see the real thing.

 

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I wish the GPX 6000 was housed in a excalibur housing, as opposed to the CTX/GPZ style housing. Just make it waterproof (for real 😄). If they just made the EMI mitigation better, then I would be happy with just those two advancements. Adding some extra depth to it would be icing on the cake for me. I know it's a gold machine, but acknowledging the fact that it is a great relic and beach machine would also boost sales. 

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Seta and GPX were both trade marked separately in 2009 but appear on the same detectors.

Multi IQ and Equinox were both trade marked separately in 2017 but appear on the same detector.

Geo Sense - PI and GPX 6000 - both names were filed for trade mark in July 2020 - Im guessing we are going to have a GPX 6000 incorporating Geo Sense - PI. What is Geo Sense - PI? Maybe its an adaption of ground penetrating radar (ultra wide band impulse radar) combined with pulse induction technology from the military MDS-10.

Timing - Looking at prior trade mark applications for the equinox and vanquish - it took about 6 months for the trade mark to be granted and product was launched from 3 to 9 months after the granting of the  trade mark. So GPX6000 should be granted by the end of 2020 with launch somewhere between March and September 2021.

 

 

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3 hours ago, VicR said:

Maybe its an adaption of ground penetrating radar (ultra wide band impulse radar) combined with pulse induction technology

This could challenge ZVT and perhaps challenge the 7000 franchise

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I have a 5000 and a 7000, the 6000 would have to be super special to entice me to buy one. Have to give ML credit for always looking to improve their products. 

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