Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Who has run the sp01 on their  6

I had a crack , with my cogs as well , but found the cables a pain in the arse ...

Also with the 6,s headphones on 70% volume on the phones and the detector backed off a tad  I hear the feint murmurs ok I reckon anyway 😃


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • mungass changed the title to GPX 6000.......SP01

I had a go with it a few weeks ago at Rye Patch and Sawtooth, Nevada.  The Sawtooth area has some pretty hot ground so instead of turning down the Sens (which in retrospect would be the smart thing) I turned the Sp01 to position 3, which tends to mute the tones a bit.  It made the hot ground a little less chattery and I did manage to find 1 small sub, sub gram scrap of gold.  Since then, I ran the 6000 with the 17" coil in some relatively mild ground, but with a lot of atmospheric EMI from an overhead storm.  I did not use the the Sp01, but ran earbuds directly connected to the machine and turned the Sens down to 4 to mellow out the EMI spikes.  I was astounded at the tiny, tiny gold I found.  Individual pieces won't register on my cheapo scale they are so small.  The lesson for me is I don't have to run Steve's Incredibly Hot settings to find small gold with this machine.

I just purchased the Aventree AS70 to make a wireless connection to the Sp01.  I'll run my favorite earbuds from the Sp01 and based on my last experience, turn down the Sens a notch or 2.  I used the Sp01 with the 7000 a lot and I felt that by lowering the machine volume then compensating with the volume on the Sp01 it improved faint tones.   I hope to get out next week and give this setup a trial run again on the 6000.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Condor said:

I had a go with it a few weeks ago at Rye Patch and Sawtooth, Nevada. 

Fantastic info, thanks Condor.... answered some great questions I had as I prepare to try my SP on my 6, thank you.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Jen,

You'll need a couple of the headphone adapters to convert the 1/4" headphone jack to 1/8" on the Sp01.  I first ran the Sp01 connected directly to the 6000 with the headphone cord that came with the machine.  I managed to bang that cord at the machine connection point and break it enough to expose the wires.  Not a good start, but I had a spare 1/8" headphone extension cord in my pack.  Over the years I've learned to pack a few spares of stuff that's likely to get lost or damaged.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Condor said:

Hey Jen,

You'll need a couple of the headphone adapters to convert the 1/4" headphone jack to 1/8" on the Sp01.

Yup, I think I have about 13lbs of those various adapters etc that I've collected over the years as I've moved Rooster Boosters, JP Boosters, SP's and external speaker across all my machines..... like I'm sure we all do.. LOL.. thanks again C.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I ran the 6000 first for a while with the SP01 mostly because I prefer hunting with ear buds and I’ve always liked the sound output with using the SP01. It livens and amplifies while filtering as it is designed to do, the downside I think the 6000 was more difficult to settle down causing the chatter to mask faint signals I think. While a slight difference that and the simplicity and really excellent wireless headphones supplied with the 6000 after trying them I haven’t looked back. 

in the picture is how my setup is with the SP01 


  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am guessing Steel Phase 01.  SteelPhase was the nickname and business name of the guy making them.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Correct.... great  unit , but as I said I love being cord free . ala 6000 >>>>

and after turning down and adjusting the 6 , I don,t feel much is missed with its great wireless headphones ...even though the sp lifts the teenist signal .........

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I am guessing Steel Phase 01.  SteelPhase was the nickname and business name of the guy making them.

The SteelPhase name was born from myself and Pat's forum nicks, SteelPat and PhaseTech. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • mungass changed the title to GPX 6000.......sp01

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By kac
      Curious if the Legend is compatible with the Pulse Dive pointer and maybe the Green headphones. Anyone know?
    • By Northeast
      Morning everyone, 
      Had a search of the forum and although there are a few mentions of the 14" DD in various thread content I couldn't find a specific thread for discussion around it. 
      Did a video a few days ago getting a few small pieces of gold and small rubbish at a location I've found lots of small gold in a small area.  
      I know that I like watching videos and many of us often encourage others to do a video of this or that.  I figure that rather than asking everyone else to do it I should probably do some of the hard yards myself!  This is certainly not an advertisement of a Youtube channel and I have no illusions that my production quality or information provided is any better than fairly average  🤣
      Something for you Northern Hemisphere folk to watch during the cold months.  
      Happy for anyone to add to the discussion, link a video, show some DD finds or provide some tips on the thread.   
      The thing I found interesting about this was that the target shown at 3.55 mins was quite bright in Normal ground mode.  It ended up being no target at all and just a small pocket of really wet clay.  The fact that it brightened up with the DD surprises me.  The fact that it then brightened up quite a bit more in Normal maybe should have alerted me to the fact that it was ground noise and not a genuine target as the difference in signal on small pieces of gold swapping between Difficult and Normal has been quite small.
      Cheers, N.E.  
    • By Rob Allison
      Hello All,
          The new Minelab 17" Elliptical Searchcoils for the Minelab GPX 6000 have been flying off the shelves, definitely high demand.   Due to the high demand, I haven't had much time to use one, everyone ends of taking mine ... LOL
      I haven't seen much larger gold being found at depth yet, but I'm sure it is.  Curious how people and past customers are doing with this new 17" Searchcoil beyond covering more ground quicker?  
      We still have a few left in stock from the last large shipment and more on the way if anyone is still searching for a new "Christmas present.!"  Hahaha 
      Would love to see some pictures or at least hear about any success with the new searchcoil.  
      Wishing you all much success on the goldfield.
      17" Searchcoil available here - https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-6000-17-searchcoil/
    • By Aureous
      Seeing how this topic has numerous mentions across the internet, what are the range of faults exhibited? My nearest dealer is over an hour from me so I don't want to travel back and forth after picking mine up if I get a faulty one. So I know what to look for after collection and field test. 
    • By oldcoinhunter
      My first 6000 was faulty out of the box which they replaced with a new one. I've had the new one for 21 days and probably used it 8 days before it went bad.  When i was boxing it up to ship back i heard something rattling inside of it, not good. In researching i found that they've known them to have major issues since March or April, yet they have refused to address the issue with a production stop or at least look at the different production runs and recall those units. I think when it's all said and done there will be a substantial number of them that are faulty worldwide. As it stands now, Detector Center states that there is a" temporary" 10- 14 day time frame for repairing them. My bet is that it's not going to be temporary. If this failure rate continues there may be grounds for a worldwide class action lawsuit, who knows. Oh, and i owned a business for 40 years. Not a very smart way to run a business. JMO.
    • By CPT_GhostLight
      I was experimenting with Dan(MN)'s mod of mounting the WM-08 to a pair of good quality wired headphones, which works really well. I read the Equinox manual section about the WM 08 and saw that its latency is only 17ms whereas Low Latency Bluetooth is 40ms and normal Bluetooth is up to 100ms.
      I have been using LL Bluetooth ear buds all Summer and Fall so I'm used to the way they respond, but when I tested my new WM 08 rig, I couldn't really tell any difference in response time/latency. I guess I was expecting there to be a noticible difference.
      So my questions are, for those who use the WM 08 module, can you tell a difference as opposed to Bluetooth? Do you prefer to use the WM 08 setup and why?
  • Create New...