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Minelab 5000 Reviews
Udo and I want to make sure you get completely unbiased minelab 5000 reviews so we purchased a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector and have started to field test it in the West Australian goldfields.
|Simplicity of statup and Use||How EASY is it to startup the machine and start detecting||This is a difficult question with two answers.
(1) If you already have a Minelab 4500 and have learned how to use it and the settings involved - it is simply start up and go. The changes to settings are relatively minor and explained in the Minelab 5000 Metal Detector Page
(2) If you are new to the Minelab 4500 and Minelab 5000 then you will need to spend some time on reading the manual and testing the machine. There is a fair bit to learn to get it operating optimally.
|Out of The Box Setup||Any Changes to the 4500 out of box setup||If you have purchased and used a Minelab 4500 before the out of the box construction of the machine will be easy.
If not it could be a bit fiddly but if you follow the instructions then its not too difficult.
|Quietness of Operation||Is it quieter than the Minelab 4500?||All three users testing the machine think that the Minelab 5000 is significantly quieter to operate than the
Minelab 4500 and that is using a range of coils up to 17" and in a range of hot grounds.|
We will do more testing on really mineralised grounds and with bigger coils in the near future.
|Rx Gain Changes||What is the Rx Gain and why is this significant?
The lower the Rx gain the less ground signals you pick up so the machine is less noisy BUT a high Rx gain setting will enable you to pick up smaller and deeper gold.
This is an important part of your metal detecting armoury and you need to adjust the Rx gain to the highest settings you can given the ground conditions that you are detecting.
|The changes in the Minelab 5000 are more significant than we expected.|
The Machine is Quieter and with the Rx gain slots increased to 20 we were able to really crank it up high without excessive noise.
This change is actually a real plus.
|Additional Benefits in Purchase for the Price?||Any Improvements in the offering over than the 4500 given the extra price tag?||You do get the additional mono coil but most people buy and use after market coils anyway so this is not worth the extra money.
There is no control box cover included and the machine still comes in a cardboard box which to our mind for the price is pretty poor - make sure you screw down the minelab seller for some extra equipment if you buy the new machine.
From our point of view if you are in the market for a new machine and you can afford it, go for the best and latest technology you can which is the Minelab 5000.
If you are watching you pennies then you might consider the benefits of buying a good used Minelab 4500 at the current market prices around the $4200 mark and save a few grand - the Minelab 4500 is still a very good machine and currently dealers will be overstocked with tradeins!.
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