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Post  Chriso on Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:18 pm

Any idea on a timeframe for the next top of the range detector might be released? I'm considering buying a 5000 later in the year and would be really pissed if the 5500 came out 3 months later....
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Post  Digginerup on Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:28 pm

Yeah you and the rest of the country  Rolling Eyes , Nobody short of minelab has a clue as the when the 5000 will be superseded, I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you. Wink 

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Post  Jag49 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:54 pm

Discussions with a dealer last weekend suggested, based on nothing but his gut feel, that we could see a new model in the next 12 - 18 months.
The 5000 has been around for quite a while and all technology has moved substantially in that time.
If the SDC takes off and takes sales from the 5000 they may bring a new model forward a bit.
Tell tale sign will be when you see more freebies thrown in with it rather than a big price reduction.
Then again what would I know.......

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Post  Chriso on Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:53 pm

I imagine a price reduction will come after the release of the next model to clear stock. But I think your right about the freebies.

With the release of the SDC2300 one must ask what they are working on now...

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Post  kon61 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Chriso, Digginerup & Jag are right on this one.We are all hoping for the sooner,rather than latter,but not at the cost of completely missing out on prospecting today.

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Post  Tributer on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:38 pm

Im happy with my 4500, I read through all the Codan news/shareholder info and it says that work on the next generation of gold detectors is well underway.
Next generation could mean next model but probably means a radical departure from current design and technology.

I get the impression that any new top line  gold detector release will be at least 12 months away from today as a minimum.

Codan reports also say that they ramped up production of 5000's and then the African gold rushes stopped leaving them very overstocked. (their turnover of detectors fell by up to 80%.) They say they will responsibly convert this excess stock into cash.

Trick is to just keep detecting
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Post  kon61 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:59 pm

I do hope you're right in saying "a radical departure from current design technology" Tributer,cause a 10% jump from the GPX 5000,aint going to save us. Sad 

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Post  geof_junk on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:47 pm

It has to be a 100% jump from a 3000 to a 6000 to make me change. T14 T14 T14 
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