Whites Matrix M6Price: $700
Based on 58 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.70
Super - Simply Superb
I set the M6 to Tone ID, almost full sensitivity and zero disc. I noticed that set up like this, the machine was pretty noisy - but not any more so than a Minelab for example.
The M6 was sounding off everywhere - BUT when it got a decent target it gave the same tone when swept both ways. These are the ones to dig. It produced a coin within minutes. Not a very valuable one (an older 5pence piece from 1970), BUT - ALL those other detectors had missed this and I have been absolutely methodical and extremely stringent in searching the garden. In the same hole was a rather large iron bolt too. The separation abilities of the M6 is absolutely excellent and I will be keeping this one for sure. I love it.
Mikey from S Wales UK
James from Western Pa
Whites mega 6
2 silver florins, silver half crown, 12 silver sixpences 2 silver 3d 1 silver broch a bit beaten about 2 silver rings 84grams of silver and yes saterday 9kt gold ring should have had 3 stones in it but were all missing. Who cares still gold 1 gram worth £12. 50 scrap.
Just a few words on disc and just under 1 on the disc good for silver and the gold ring I found numbers if it say foil I dig them all thats were I'm finding small silver. 22. 24. 26. dig more silver and the gold ring all in the forest the the ground is a bit on the acid side.
All ground is different in the UK towards America all I can say is ground balance properly if you think it not right do it again very important. Check the ground after balancing if you get a signal balance again. i find if theres a signal it knocks the ground balance off so check it. about depth the deepest I've had is about 9 inches which is fine by me, like someone else said digging on parks and such you don't want massive holes you'll soon get your marching orders.
I prefer forests thats were you find the old stuff. Taking my decimal to the bank tomorrow £58 £42 in £1 coins rest in change. A tip, the banks pull there faces when you take coins in, but they are legaly bond to take it.
Another tip, put it in your paying in book and pay it into your account they don't even question it. They don't like handing money over to spend somewhere else. I just go to the garage and put it in my tank free weeks motoring anyway bye for now m6 ers keep diggin mick
Mlck from Blackburn uk
I go slow and rake the floor had to buy coil cover it misses nothing. I love the 7 tone id I put it just under the one mark sens as high as possible and off I go. 16 silver sixpences one silver florin one silver half crown silver earing silver lockit.
Dug a pocket watch today but just base metal. Found lots of old currency plus lots of decimal coins 8 pound coins one day last week. All in all its a keeper, no gold yet only a matter of time. I found a 9ct gold watch with my xs the week it passed away. I'm very pleased with the m6 pinpointing brilliant depth about the same as the xs numbers a bit confusing sometimes but I listen for the tones I dig everything that doesn't grunt.
Not been to the beach yet might go this weekend try the beach mode. I would pay the asking price for a new one. I think they are well priced for what you get. I've a limited budget don't work due to ill health. Detecting keeps me going I love it. When my xs died it was like loosing my dog I was lost without my detector might sound a bit soppy but it such a great hobby. I'd go every day if I was fit enough. I've had all the top end detectors f75 soveriegn gt to name a few gone the same week I bought them. People don't know what they're missing with the m6 a real machine. I wont be looking at other detectors I'll be keeping the whites mega 6 thanks for reading my review keep diggin!
Mick from Blackburn
The one I use all the time now.
This is a great reliable machine, sensitive to those small items and has plenty of power especially if you have a less mineralized area and can turn it up past factory setting of 2. Well balanced and doesn't feel heavy in prolonged usage. This is the one that really works for me. I use it in single tone just looking at the screen for coke id and digging all positive numbers.
About 40 hours battery use so not bad at all.
It hasn't got 5 stars for nothing!!!
James Thompson from Colne,Lancashire
Get what you pay for
The M6 last a good battery use. I use Sanyo nicad recharable batteries that can be recharged many times. These batteries may cost a little more but they hold their charge for several months.
Michael from Naples Florida
White's M6 GREAT MACHINE
These features are invaluable for someone thats just getting into the hobby. The M6 performs well in the wet or dry sand, its easy to tune and another great feature is the weight. It is fairly light. If your near a beach, you need a unit that can work in the high mineral content sand. I also have a Whites surfmaster pulse induction detector which I use for the water. White's is made in the USA, its reliable and easy to use. The initial outlay may be a little high but they hold their value.
Brian from South Florida
All you'll ever need.
J. E. Matherne from San Francisco, CA
M6 all the way
I made a coin and jewelry farm in the back yard and practiced on gold rings, coins of different types, necklaces, etc. I became intimate with the M6, and got to the point where I can tell by the tones exactly what the target is, and rarely look at the screen!
Living in Florida I soon discovered that the real hunting is at the beach, where tourists unbelievably (But thankfully!) wear their expensive jewelry to the beach! I surveyed the beaches during the day, seeing which were the busiest (even using streaming beach cams from my computer at home!) then going to the beach at the right time of day!
There are numerous other guys who sweep the same beaches, some are friendly and some don't want to talk, or are even pissed if they see you there, but I learned when to go.. Most guys are there early in the morning, at the crack of dawn, thinking they are the "early bird", beating all the other "swingers" to the tourist lost treasure, but these guys don't know that I was there the night before, after all the tourists left, worked the entire area in a focused grid search, and picked up all the treasure with my great M6!
With out exaggeration, in 2 weeks, 4 hours a night, 3 days a week, I have found several gold rings (mens wedding bands) 1 huge diamond ring, several silver toe rings, an Italian silver necklace, and more! My best find, the diamond ring, was going straight over where a guy with his 1000 dollar "3 light Beachcomer" had just swept!
I sometimes have a chuckle in the morning watching the streaming beachcams, seeing some poor guys out there sweeping the beach I cleaned out the night before!
In summary, the machine is only as good as the operator, but chosing the best machine is indeed critcal, most expensive is not by any means the best, you can keep you high dollar Beachcomers, for my money the all around best is the M6!
Beachmaster from Florida Gulf Coast
p.s hey clint in michigan, I live in michigan also and would love to meet up with you in the woods. yours truly..Dan
Banana Dan from Michigan