Minelab GPX 5000
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- Product Code: Minelab GPX 5000
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Minelab's GPX 4800 and GPX 5000 series of detectors incoporate insdustry exclusive features such as Multi Period Sensing(MPS), Dual Voltage Technology(DVT) and Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA). What does that mean to you? It means you have found the two best performing gold and relic detectors ever made!
As compared to its predecesor, the GPX 5000 has new, improved electronics, new Soil/Timings options plus the MPS, DVT, and SETA technologies to give an even greater ability to ignore ground mineralization. By using this technology the GPX 5000 metal detector can be set up to run exceptionally smooth in virtually all mineralized grounds. This translates into a significant GPX Depth Advantage over all other detectors.
Using unique features, functions and industry leading patented technology ensure the Minelab GPX 5000 will run smooth and quiet in even severe ground conditions, whilst still maintaining excellent depth and sensitivity to gold nuggets. Serious detectorists know that Minelab GPX detectors find gold much deeper than ANY other detector, in ALL ground conditions. That's why we are confident to say we have the GPX Depth Advantage.
With the new Coin/Relic Timing, the Fine Gold timing and an improved Enhance Timing, the 8 Timings available on the GPX 5000 change the digital switching and processing of the electronics in the detector. Each Timing has been designed for optimum performance under certain conditions, so it is like having a different detector each time you select a new Timing.
While this machine was designed to be the ultimate gold hunting detector, the GPX 5000 is also great for the specialist relic and jewellery hunter who demands the best - and wants to recover targets deeper than ever before.
Easy for the beginner through to the professional - you can switch on and go with three factory preset Search Modes and automatic functions.
- MPS, DVT & SETA - Technologies found in the Minelab GPX 5000 is packaged in the most advanced detector yet, making the small, hard to hear targets such as nuggets much easier to detect
- New Timings! - Imagine having 8 detectors at your fingertips. With multiple timing options it is easy to find one optimized to the ground conditions, such as the all new Coin/Relic or Fine Gold Timings
- Coin/Relic Timing - All new on the GPX 5000, this timing is designed to find deeper, larger relics in benign ground conditions.
- Fine Gold Timing - this all new timing gives even more depth and sensitivity than Enhance â€” which will help you bring home more nuggets even from ground thought to be completely worked out!
- Salt/Gold Timing - another all new timing works great at the beach and is great for all nugget sizes in salty ground
- Improved Enhance Timing - for improved depth performance
- Improved electronics - Internal changes has improved both target sensitivity and ground balance
- Six preset Search Modes - This toggle makes for quick, easy changes on the go. Choose from General, Deep and Hi-Mineral, Patch, Hi-Trash, and Pinpoint Search Modes, any of which can be modified to suit your personal favourite settings
- Automatic Ground balance - the multiple levels of adjustment make it easy to adjust the detector to suit all ground conditions
- Increased Rx Gain - a more precise sensitivity control aids in setting the detector for optimum performance.
- Audio adjustments - these adjustments are designed to allow you to maximize target signals to suit your personal hearing ability
- Iron Reject - this adjustable setting allows you to set the desired level of iron trash elimination while detecting
- Motion control - a setting that can be sdjusted to match your sweep speed, which will optimize target responses
- Tune - The channel setting of the GPX 5000 can be set both automatically or manually, to minimize the effects of electrical interference- also known as Noise Cancel
- Rx Gain - this is the sensitivity adjustment
- Backlight - this backlight allows you to see the LCD menu in any lighting situation, and also has a timeout to preserve battery power.
- Lightweight Li-ion Battery - with built in amplifier, and is mounted to the hip to reduce weight while delivering power for 8+ hours
- Standard coil - both a 11" Double-D Commander coil and a 11" Mono Commander coil come standard with a new Minelab GPX 5000
What's in the box of your new Minelab GPX 5000:
- Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector control box
- 11" Commander DD and 15"x12" Commander Mono water resistant coils
- Koss UR-30 headphones
- Carbon fiber lower rod, alumium upper rod and arm cuff
- Handle with Quick-Trac button
- Rechargable battery pack/amplifier and charger
- Battery and bungee harness
- Bungee cord for lighter swinging the machine
- 12V car charger
- Heavy duty power cable
Let me try to help you with that... I personally have hundreds of hours using the Minelab GPX 5000 hunting relics in Virginia's mineralized soils, and am quite familiar with these machines.
First the differences:
- The GPX 4800 comes with one DD coil, the GPX 5000 comes with two - a mono and a DD.
- The GPX 4800 has 3 customizable search modes, the GPX 5000 has 6. Both are totally customizable, to replicate the other.
- The GPX 4800 has 6 timings, the GPX 5000 has 8. Salt/coin is only found on the Minelab GPX4800; Salt/Gold and Fine Gold are only found on the GPX 5000
- There are finer adjustments on the GPX 5000 vs the GPX 4800. The total range of each adjustment is the same, but the graduation between adjustments is coarser on the GPX 4800 as compared to the GPX 5000
- The GPX 4800 is costs $800 less than a GPX 5000
Here's my interpetation of the above...
Are you primarily a gold hunter? Then by all means go for the GPX 5000. This machine is designed to hunt gold, and all of the fine adjustments and the new fine gold setting give the GPX 5000 a distinct advantage over the 4800 in the gold fields. Also, the GPX 5000 comes with a mono coil, which is the primary type coil preferred in gold fields. That alone helps justify some of the price difference... the rest you will make up in gold.
Are you primarily a relic hunter? Then your choice is a bit tougher. Minelab designed their GPX 4800 to be a lower cost, relic hunting version of the GPX series... thus it does not incorporate some of the features found in the GPX 5000 that are primarily used in the gold fields. And, it comes with only a DD type coil, which is a requirement for the use of the iron reject feature. That all sounds good, right? Just go with GPX 4800... But - not so fast! I have discovered a few tricks using the fine gold timing that help clairfy the identification of iron versus non-ferrous items. Can you hunt without that timing? You bet... you will just dig some more iron than without it. And, if you ever want to eventually hunt gold, the GPX 5000 has those advanced features.
So the verdict, according to me? If you are a gold hunter, get the GPX 5000. If you are a relic hunter, either will be just fine but the GPX 4800 will be easier on the budget.
I had the good fortune of being able to use a MINELAB GPX 5000 during a recent Relic Hunt near Orange VA. For those of you that hunt the areas of Culpeper and Orange County Va. You Know what type of soil conditions there. Red Iron Filled Clay! Most VLF machines are useless in this stuff unless your target is just under the surface. Even the best VLF machines I have used can only accurately read a target up to 4 inches deep and not be able to see a target beyond 7 inches. Along comes the Pulse Machines. The competing brands - TDIs and Infiniums - do have some level of discrimination but it's not an easy thing to accurately use. Then Comes Minelab's GPX series of Detectors Whoa ! Raw Power right out of the box and easy, Yes I said easy to use. The Minelab GPX 5000 comes with 8 different soil timings for different ground conditions. Being this was my first trip with this machine I decided to keep it simple and went with the "Quick Start". The Quick Start settings are found inside the front cover of the manual. I DID READ the manual too. I downloaded it online from Minelab making notes as I went. When time came for the hunt we walked in about a half mile to the first field. I turned on my machine, auto tuned it, set the threshold, ground balanced it, and away I went. After skipping over some iron, the machine "blanks" over iron up to 8 inches deep. I Dug a Confederate Gardner Bullet that had been waiting there since 1862 just for me ! John (***Note - John is Bob's son in law) was carrying a TDI and while he could penetrate the ground his level of discrimination was not all that great. I dug 90% less iron than him and most of what I did dig was big, horseshoes and pieces etc.which was semi-intentional. After all I was looking for Relics. But I knew in most cases if the iron was 8 inches more of less depending on size it was iron. I dug targets just to confirm what the machine was telling me. This machine will go deep so if you aren't willing to dig 18 inches for a miniball, well I guess you could give up after 12 - but maybe it's a Plate! Minelab You got another Winner Here ! HH Bob