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hippyhunter
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01 August 2020 04:30 am

Sounds like september at $8,000 aud. Wonder if it will be delayed due to lockdowns. Probably not in the market personally but keen to hear about the new features and why its worth 2,000 more than a gpx5000
Saw it mentioned on dp and found this article later
https://rogermontgomery.com/codan-goes- … -strength/

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01 August 2020 11:07 am

I read about a new detector from minelab called “geosense” which is a P.i. And has built in gps buts all the info I could find.

Be cool if they added a new timing....SDC timing!

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01 August 2020 12:06 pm

Here is a little more.

1596243963_gpx-6000.jpg


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01 August 2020 12:25 pm

Thanks for sharing bud.

I wonder how much to read into the gpx prefix, given the obvious name change in the gpz 7000.

Can only speculate at the changes, hopefully its not just cosmetic (lighter, better battery, wireless standard etc) but includes some significant point of difference given the suggested price tag.

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01 August 2020 01:26 pm

I don't know that anybody has been asking for them, but "Metal detectors for use in conjunction with software" and "Metal detectors with mapping and/or global positioning system functionalities", both indicate new features for a GPX-series detector:

1596248505_gpx6000.jpg


Where it is, there it is.

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01 August 2020 08:51 pm

Having a guess here but thinking gpx6000 and any future gpx series may be always pi incarnations, with the 6000 having similar performance to 5000 with gps and upgradable software and maybee some cosmetic changes of some type. I dont think a gpx detector will ever use zvt. (More gold detectors than this and geosense are supposed to be coming this financial year).
Later in the year i reckon it will be either a gpz (6500?) Similar to gpz7000 minus the gps and possibly a bit lighter for about 9k or a gpz(8000?) With more grunt than a gpz7000 for around 12k..
All the above is completely just speculating but interesting to consider with an extra piece of the puzzle given

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01 August 2020 08:53 pm

OldGT wrote:

Thanks for sharing bud.

I wonder how much to read into the gpx prefix, given the obvious name change in the gpz 7000.

Can only speculate at the changes, hopefully its not just cosmetic (lighter, better battery, wireless standard etc) but includes some significant point of difference given the suggested price tag.

Agee with u there. It should have performance improvements with that sort of extra markup on the 5000

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01 August 2020 08:55 pm

davent wrote:

Be cool if they added a new timing....SDC timing!

Yes please.. and call it "flypoo" timing. lol

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01 August 2020 09:24 pm

I expect the 6000 will have a one-piece, styled plastic casing like the GPZ and CTX, as the GPX-series tin box is too easily counterfeited. The 6000 will likely also have a large display screen above the handgrip, like the other recent machines.


Where it is, there it is.

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01 August 2020 09:29 pm

Hope it’s not just re packaged 5k with a gps added. $2 k extra would want some extra performance for sure.

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01 August 2020 09:30 pm

Personally I'd love to see a GPZ7000 without the GPS and 1 kilo lighter for $8k and I'm in.
I've been on the verge of upgrading to the 7000 and almost took the plunge last week but it's that extra kilo in weight over my 4500 that keeps holding me back, my 4500 with 15" evo is about as heavy as I can handle. As soon as lockdown is over I need to go hire a 7000 for a weekend, be really interesting to see what this new GPX6000 is though.

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01 August 2020 10:17 pm

ProspectorPete wrote:

Personally I'd love to see a GPZ7000 without the GPS and 1 kilo lighter for $8k and I'm in.
I've been on the verge of upgrading to the 7000 and almost took the plunge last week but it's that extra kilo in weight over my 4500 that keeps holding me back, my 4500 with 15" evo is about as heavy as I can handle. As soon as lockdown is over I need to go hire a 7000 for a weekend, be really interesting to see what this new GPX6000 is though.

That would be the type of machine that would interest me the most also. Thinking more it will be a post gpx6000 possibility. Keeping gpx series all pulse induction seems more logical

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01 August 2020 10:20 pm

grubstake wrote:

I expect the 6000 will have a one-piece, styled plastic casing like the GPZ and CTX, as the GPX-series tin box is too easily counterfeited. The 6000 will likely also have a large display screen above the handgrip, like the other recent machines.

I think that will be correct also. If it runs gps it will need a screen in a easy to see place. Adding a screen to the current gpx style would just look sloppy. So a new plastic casing makes sense for sure

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01 August 2020 10:51 pm

hippyhunter wrote:
grubstake wrote:

I expect the 6000 will have a one-piece, styled plastic casing like the GPZ and CTX, as the GPX-series tin box is too easily counterfeited. The 6000 will likely also have a large display screen above the handgrip, like the other recent machines.

I think that will be correct also. If it runs gps it will need a screen in a easy to see place. Adding a screen to the current gpx style would just look sloppy. So a new plastic casing makes sense for sure

Thinking you guys are both on the money here...

And a gpz battery might slide straight in? Certainly bring the cost of production down in both the battery and housing....

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01 August 2020 10:59 pm

We could guess all night what it might be, hope it’s great, hope minelab release some real info soon, September release date apparently.

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01 August 2020 11:08 pm

davent wrote:

If the cost of production goes down, then why would you pay $2k for a more ergo but cheaper to produce machine that has a gps?
I would want more than a new wireless model with gps for 8k, I reckon Howard could add a gps to a QED and the cost would blow out by about $600 with a simple GPS.
Way less than $8k.

I think performance improvement will be a given. Has been minelabs trend with the series so far so should continue would assume. Especially when it jumps model number by a whole 1,000 (never done before in minelab history as far as i know).
Edit: minelab would be wanting buyers of the gpx6000 to be gpx5000 users and below as well as new buyers. so to do that the detector would have to perform better than a 5000 i guess. To not perform better than a 5000 limits the market of potential sales making it not so much worth releasing at all.
But yes, for an extra 2 grand it should have improved performance

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01 August 2020 11:13 pm

davent wrote:

We could guess all night what it might be, hope it’s great, hope minelab release some real info soon, September release date apparently.

They started advertising campaign for the vanquish a month or so from memory. Hopefully same with the gpx 6000
Or alternatively they wont bother and it will just be for sale at miners den one day. Haha.
Hopefully we get some teaser advertising big_smile

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01 August 2020 11:16 pm

OldGT wrote:
hippyhunter wrote:
grubstake wrote:

I expect the 6000 will have a one-piece, styled plastic casing like the GPZ and CTX, as the GPX-series tin box is too easily counterfeited. The 6000 will likely also have a large display screen above the handgrip, like the other recent machines.

I think that will be correct also. If it runs gps it will need a screen in a easy to see place. Adding a screen to the current gpx style would just look sloppy. So a new plastic casing makes sense for sure

Thinking you guys are both on the money here...

And a gpz battery might slide straight in? Certainly bring the cost of production down in both the battery and housing....

That would actually be a great improvement so long as it balanced well and not too heavy. Not a fan of the whole seperated battery thing at all

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02 August 2020 01:13 am

Why the heck would you want a gps on a detector anyway ? If they are repackaging the gpx into a gpz stile it’s going to be heavier and what about the coils . Will be interesting .

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hippyhunter
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02 August 2020 02:04 am

With you on the gps booney. Seems gimmicky and un necessary. If we need gps coordinates is not hard or expensive to buy a dedicated handheld gps that would likely do a much better job than a minelab brand gps added onto a detector. Just stick to what you do best i teckon. Adding that rubbish just adds cost and weight for bugger all benefit

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02 August 2020 01:18 pm

Re ( but it's that extra kilo in weight over my 4500 that keeps holding me back,)

Its my back that holds me back using my Z, after a few days detecting its the Voltaren Emulgel on my back muscles to keep me going.

Use a layback piece of equipment to strengthen my back muscles prior to a trip.

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03 August 2020 08:20 pm

Man, that just made my buying decision harder.
Was going to buy an sdc in september, but if this thing can pull double duty as a beach pi.....

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04 August 2020 10:31 am

If you think about it the last gpx came out before the modern flat wound coils, so its timings were based off using the older bundle wound coils.
This might be a gpx with timing tweaks to make better use of flat wound coils with the possibility of using a new range of minelab flat wound coils.
If minelab were to make a few tweaks and simply add flat wound coils as standard this would give them the ability to claim something like "20% greater depth!"
(Compared to the 5000 with older commander coils)

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04 August 2020 02:19 pm

Needs to be lightweight; waterproof for rain; wireless; good light battery or quick change. carbon fibre shafts top and bottom.
But at that price I think I'll stay with my 4500.


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06 August 2020 05:44 pm

Maybe they have 4 new products on the way.

1596696203_mine.jpg

https://search.ipaustralia.gov.au/trade … sortBy=-ID


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