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  1. 1 minute ago, Mada said:

    Hi Jeff, just been reading up on other forums, seems the gpx has more of a learning curve but coil choices make it so much more flexible. Go over ground, change coil and go over it again. Happy to learn the machine.....think I know which way I'm leaning

    I should have added,  we have a GB2 for small stuff, if that was going to affect peoples advice

  2. 3 minutes ago, Jeff McClendon said:

    Seems to me it would be the opposite of what your local shop said but I don’t know your area. From my experience here in the USA, a GPX 4500 using roughly the same sized and type of coil as the stock 8” SDC2300 is capable of running as quiet or more quiet than the SDC2300 which has minimal settings for adjusting for ground and EMI conditions. 

    Hi Jeff, just been reading up on other forums, seems the gpx has more of a learning curve but coil choices make it so much more flexible. Go over ground, change coil and go over it again. Happy to learn the machine.....think I know which way I'm leaning

  3. Never realised you could get other coils for the unit. If I hunt at my local beach...trasharama.....old working port but surf coasts are pretty good. Think half my problem is getting carried away with all these videos and forums showcasing all these new, shiny whizzbang machines. Hard to resist  especially with the magic word "sale" tacked onto them 🙂

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  4. Thanks Kac and Steve

    I've already got the Sea Hunter but saw Eq 600 on special near me. I'm in the fortunate position of living near the beach and also having a block of land in the Golden triangle. Got my eye on the qed for the GT but wondering whether to keep the Mk2 and grab a Vanquish for parks, coins etc or sell the Sea hunter and getting the nox to do beach, water, parks etc

  5. 5 hours ago, Jim McCulloch said:

    Mada, scroll up 5 posts to the bottom of Steve's last post, and click on the link "You could ask this Aussie," which will take you to the topic started by Aureous. He offers his opinion on his detector choices.

    Edit - here it is

    Hi Jim

    Yep, read that article last night, along with reviews and you tube. I'm probably over simplifying things but it seems that the GM1000 is ready to go out the box (with minor tweakings for conditions) but the 24k is a machine that will grow with you as you gain experience? I noticed on another post you mentioned the Orx, another machine I was investigating,  any pros or cons compared to the other 2 machines?

    Cheers 

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  6. 8 minutes ago, phrunt said:

    How does the GB2 go in your part of Australia, have you found much gold with it? that would be a good indication.

    When I lived in Brisbane/Australia my backyard's soil was red, drive 10km down the road to a friends house and he had dark brown lush soil.  His gardens looked a lot better than mine.  Australia has variable soil conditions, so I guess it depends what part of Australia you're hunting for gold as to how well the detector would balance to the soils.  I doubt all of Australia's gold fields are completely nasty soil.

    Most of our hunting has been Central Victoria. No gold yet with the GB2 but managing to notice a slight difference in sound between the little iron stones and small lead shot 

  7. Hi Phrunt

    You're right, I should have explained myself better. I currently have a Sea Hunter Mk2 I use at the beach and snorkeling. My partner has the GB2 to go prospecting. I'm looking at getting a prospecting machine and was wondering whether I should look at a lower frequency machine such as the xterra705, Equinox etc? Is the GM1000 sufficiently different to the GB2......? I'm working on the assumption that if we're out together a different machine may help fill the gaps.

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