Minelab 5000 very good value for money
by Bob Broadbent
The 5000 is most definitely quieter and will handle hot ground better than my old 4500 in some areas that I work there is a percentage of red magnetic slate the 5000 cuts through with ease where I struggled to maintain ground balance on the 4500.
Likewise red clay.
I had no trouble stabilising my 4500 in WA but I am thinking that the 5000 would even be workable in normal settings there.