Since the introduction of the GPZ 7000 there has been a lot of conjecture about it's ability compared to the GPX 5000, especially when the 5000 is coupled with some of the latest Coils to hit the market.
This Test Comparison has not been made to determine which machine is better than the other, but rather to present an objective appraisal on how each machine performs on different sized targets at different depths. IMPORTANTLY, the targets have been left UNDISTURBED and in their natural state, thus allowing a TRUE response from each machine.
It is IMPORTANT to remember that all results on the GPX 5000 mentioned here are SPECIFIC TO THE NUGGET FINDER 17 x 13 EVOLUTION Coil.
The CONCLUSIONS based on the SCORING are just that... purely analytical, based on the test scores.
The SCORING comprises of 2 main areas: LOUDNESS or VOLUME and EASE OF TARGET DETERMINATION. LOUDNESS or VOLUME pertains to how loud the initial volume of the Target is ( thus making it easy to hear ). EASE OF TARGET DETERMINATION is determined by how REPETITIOUS, CONSISTENT and WELL DEFINED the Target Signal is; ( thus making it easier to assess the absolute presence of a TRUE TARGET as apposed to GROUND NOISE ).
The GENERAL OBSERVATIONS are my observations and are not hard and fast rules.
At the end of the day, I have presented you with TEST SCORES, CONCLUSIONS and OBSERVATIONS in the hope that they assist you to DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.
For the record, I love both my 5000 and my GPZ, and would not trade one for the other, because each machine has strengths that the other doesn't. Together they form an awesome entourage that increase my ability to find gold.
The real test is whether either machine can detect Gold in a HEAVILY worked area, and as this video shows, both pass with flying colours.
Of course it should be said that each Detector's performance will always be determined by the SETTINGS being used, and of course these vary from operator to operator. I'm a firm believer in "IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON't FIX IT", so if your settings work for you, then stick to them. If your settings aren't working for you and you want to find out how you can get the most out your Metal Detector, I offer TUITION on my WEBSITE at http://www.eurekaprospecting.com.au/56/metal-detecting-tuition
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