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Post  yellowmellow on Tue May 01, 2018 12:29 pm

hi all why is the gpx5000 better then a gpx4500 regardless of if the gpx4500 was made in 2008 or one of the newer model of gpx4500 please let me know thanks tim
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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  adrian ss on Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 pm

Personifically I would go the 4500. Very Happy
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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  deutran on Tue May 01, 2018 7:55 pm

Hi Tim
Have a look here,there are many differences.
https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/37558/GPX-4500-VS-GPX-5000.pdf
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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  au-fever on Wed May 02, 2018 7:03 am

yellowmellow wrote:hi all why is the gpx5000 better then a gpx4500 regardless of if the gpx4500 was made in 2008 or one of the newer model of gpx4500 please let me know thanks tim

Gday Tim

I don't think that the gpx5000 is better overall, as I have had both the 4500 early version and the later 5000, in some ways I felt it was dumbed down from the performance of the early release 4500, but did find the 5000 to run a little more smoothly, I felt that compared to the 4500 the 5000 was lacking something, to me the 4500 has a sharper signal response and better depth ability, I had originally planned to use the 5000 as my main machine and keep the 4500 as a backup but in light of what I found I kept the 4500 and sold the 5000, absolutely no regrets.

From what I have been told the later version 4500's are much closer to the 5000 anyway as the same circuit board is used but the fine gold and salt timing are disabled, and also have heard it said repeatedly that many operators in the know prefer the older 4500's over the later ones, simply because of the better depth ability over the 5000, for me its the consistent ability to get both the small gold and also obviously the confidence in it to get the bigger pieces at depth.

But at the end of the day you still have to walk the ground to get that coil over the gold.

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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  yellowmellow on Wed May 02, 2018 10:59 am

thanks I also noticed on my gpx4500 made in 2008 that it ran a lot smoother after it was fully serviced by minelab this was done around this time last year the threshold is stable as long as my gain and stab isn't too high that is and I have the right settings for the ground and the conditions I am detecting in by the way I use a 15 inch spoked evolution nuggetfinder coil hope to go detecting soon just work gets in the way all the time tim
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Post  yellowmellow on Wed May 02, 2018 11:05 am

also I'm still getting the odd wish washy signal though but not as much as before the service
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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  yellowmellow on Fri May 04, 2018 6:52 pm

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Re: gpx5000 v gpx4500

Post  deutran on Fri May 04, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi Tim
Ok Tim the 5000 gives you the versatility for different ground types and gold types that the 4500 simply can't match.This doesn't mean that if you go out and buy a 5000 you will instantly start finding gold,you still need the experience and research to find it.
If you look at the link I posted above it explains that Fine Gold will give best results on small specimen or rough/coarse gold with ironstone in medium mineralised soils.It also has better depth on large deep nuggets compared to Enhance in medium mineralised soils where Enhance is not the best choice.
In severe mineralised ground Enhance is the better choice for large and small gold which can be found at shallow/medium depth.It is also a better choice for wet difficult ground.Remember the Enhance on the 5000 is updated from the early 4500's.Enhance is excellent on solid nuggets even tiny to 0.1g.
Both detectors have sensitive smooth when the ground becomes extreme if required.
From owning both detectors when released and also the latest versions both 5000's are exactly the same and there is a slight difference in the 4500's.The new 4500 is smoother and the audio a little different.
Understanding the type of gold and size,relative depth of the ground and soil type plus your choice of coils and settings are all critical to finding those missed nuggets as most of the easy gold went long ago.
Please look at the link I posted as the info is very accurate and matches the results that I have experienced over the years.
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