Minelab has already revealed some of the tech specs and cool features that will be offered in GPX 6000.
The very first characteristic is weight, and the weight is kinda heavy (4.6 lbs). Next, the company does not argue that the model is going to be not really budget-friendly; but honestly, who can expect that from a high-end metal detector for gold prospecting? Considering that it is powered by GeoSense-PI technology, we can’t expect a cheap thing.
Minelab promises that the shaft will be redesigned, and the new model will be better balanced and more user-friendly because the collapsible shaft is made of carbon-fiber. This makes total sense, considering the expected weight. For enhanced convenience, there are Bluetooth headphones.
The coils included in the kit are 11” Monoloop and 17” Elliptical Monoloop, submersible up to 3.3 ft. The coils compatible with previous models will also be compatible with GPX 6000. However, unfortunately, the standard search coil cords do not seem to do well with the new design of the metal detector.
The whole machine is powered by two rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, and the battery life is around 8 hours of work.
This is all for now because Minelab really keeps it all secret. All that is left is to wait until the brand announces more details later.
Interestingly, Minelab has been demonstrating a curious activity lately. They have released updates for their existing detectors, and trigger the market with promises of a new machine in the nearest future.
Many treasure hunters suggest that Minelab tries to impress the competitors, not only the customers. This makes sense because younger companies snap at Minelab’s heels. However, hopefully, this race for headship will not impact the quality of what Minelab offers to its users.
PARTS AND CONTENTS
– The main unit of the device includes the electronic components with the charging ports and the search coil cable port.
– The search sensor (search coils of large and small sizes)
– The 8-volt battery.
– The handle (arm), which is two pieces that can be disassembled and installed to connect the main unit and the search coil.
– Educational disc that contains videos explaining how the device works and the correct instructions for its use.
– Catalogs (user guide) in English.
– A bag that includes the various parts and components of the device.
MINELAB GPX 6000 SPECIFICATIONS
Search Modes / Ground Type – Difficult (Default) / Normal
Double-D Modes – EMI Cancel (Default) / Conductive Ground Cancel
Ground Balance – Auto/manual (Quick-Trak)
Noise Cancel – Auto
Sensitivity – Manual (Levels 1-10) / Auto (Level 11) /Auto+ (Level 12)
Threshold Tone – On / Off
Volume – 5 Levels
Length Extended – 145 cm / 57 inches
Length Collapsed – 76 cm / 30 inches
Display – Monochrome LCD with Backlight
Audio Output – In-built Speaker / Wired 3.5mm (1/8″) Headphone Jack
Wireless – Bluetooth aptX Low Latency
Supplied Headphones – ML 100 Wireless Headphone
Supplied Batteries – Quick Release Li-Ion Battery, 5833 mAH (Two Included)
Chargers – Mains Charger & 12V Battery Clip Cable Included
Battery Runtime – Approximately 8 Hours
Weight – 2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs
Supplied Search Coils – GPX 11 11″ Round Mono & GPX 17 17″ Elliptical Mono
Waterproof – Coils Submersible to 1 m / 3.3 feet and Detector Splash / Rain Proof
Key Technologies – GeoSense PI / Bluetooth / aptX Low Latency