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1 hour ago, mn90403 said:

That picture is shopped.  I hope Minelab is not trying to shop the performance charts too.  If you don't have to know anything about detecting and you are an expert as soon as you purchase a 6000 then it's just like critical thinking ... it is what you say it is.  There is no comparison!

I am sure that for the initiated (like us) the 6000 will be a blessing. But beginners who get the 6000 as their first machine might get hooked on the automation. But perhaps this will be the new ML vision going forward: Don't worry about settings too much and let the machine do most (all) for you. Who knows, the new 7000 successor could equally have much more automation, and machines like the current 7000 and the 5000, with all their settings, would then disappear over time. IMHO this would be a pity. The current 7000 has just the right balance between automation and settings, the 5000 was overkill. But a new 7000 with just auto 1 and auto 2 and not much more, I just can't imagine that!

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The 6000 does what the 5000 can do depth wise on larger gold even slightly better, but what’s the point of providing it that way to the market when there is already something much better out there for

Minelab is basically just trying to create their own social media. That's what "detexperts" are, and that's why they are choosing their own no-name relic hunting channels to give exclusive looks into

I think these pictures sum up the GPX 6000 very concisely and also how I feel about those people who continue to suggest my input is biased or just marketing hype!! Tiny piece at stupid depth for

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Its a new world JP ,,,     I can't get used to it , us 65 models can,t keep up with the modern shit..  no wonder my mom said months ago before she died at 90 ,,,,,, i,m not interested in texting ,just ring me on my landline ......................

 

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I'm really interested to hear from the experienced folks on this forum on their field tests.  None of the minelab sales hype interests me and i am glad i found this site.  Well done all!

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Just thinking out loud here but wondering if anyone that has access to the GPX6000 could check to see if the GPZ covers will fit it (short term solution until GPX6 covers available) in particular the screen cover?

I know 🙄

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With the RV/Camping industry in OZ showing remarkable growth since Covid the 6000 may be an accessory in every ones RV, perhaps we are at the beginning of detecting for gold becoming mainstream. The EQ did this to a certain extent in OZ with coin hunting, the parks a few of us did consistent in are since the EQ hype being done by many. The 6000 with its ergonomics, light weight and easy use may just be the machine to start a new fad. It`ll be sexy and with it to detect gold, the GoG is going to have her work cut out if the hype is an indication.😉

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3 hours ago, Norvic said:

With the RV/Camping industry in OZ showing remarkable growth since Covid the 6000 may be an accessory in every ones RV, perhaps we are at the beginning of detecting for gold becoming mainstream. The EQ did this to a certain extent in OZ with coin hunting, ......😉

I think Minelab would need to knock about 6k off the retail price of the 6000 for that to happen... 😉

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6 hours ago, AussieMatt said:

Just thinking out loud here but wondering if anyone that has access to the GPX6000 could check to see if the GPZ covers will fit it (short term solution until GPX6 covers available) in particular the screen cover?

I know 🙄

I was thinking of the same thing. Will let you know as soon as I get my 6000. I sure hope that the screen is more scratch resistant than the one of the 7000. Also, I can just imagine what the speaker would look like after a day detecting in the dirt without cover.

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