Whites Matrix M6Price: $700
Based on 58 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.70
I just hunted a city park that I know has been hunted for years. My friends were using other brands, of which I won't mention.
Because of the heat we only hunted about 2 hours. In that time, I hunted the old parking area the goes around the park. I came home with about $3.00 in clad, a sterling silver and 4 stone opal ring, a 1937 D quarter, a 1944 war nickel and an engraved silver spoon.
My hunting buddies came home with a few clad coins. The ground was really hard but most of my finds were 3-5 inches down. I was hunting real slow using a 6X10 DD coil. This little machine is just fantastic.
Orville from TX
My favorite at trashy sites !
Don't really care about notching and prefer to use Tone ID and listen to everything. Threshold nulls are useless in my opinion at very trashy sites so silent search is OK for me.
The best thing in my opinion about the M6 is the plethora of accessory coils along with the quick reset recovery speed, tone id, and the Meter which helps when cherry picking or attempting to sort through the mess.
The 6"x10" DD Eclipse is my primary depth and coverage coil and deepest coin has been a wheat penny at 7". My favorite small coils are the 4.5"x7" and 5" EXcelerator's
The little 5" EXcelerator hooked up to an M6 is awesome using tone id and no discrimination. Had some nice coin, jewelry and a few relic finds so far with a well conditioned 1866 2cent piece less than 2" deep being the best so far that many other detectors had to run over. It's hard to explain but avid trash hunters should understand tone variance and that's the strength of the M6 along with the excellent small coil selections.
The M6 would make a very good primary use detector when hunting coins and jewelry and for some relic hunting but love it at trashy sites. I'd rate the M6 at 4.5 because it does lack threshold, true all metal search mode and manual ground balance although the auto GB circuit works excellent. I guess I said my piece and hope others will confirm or dispute my opinions. HH Bill
Bill (de) from Delaware
A awsome machine!!!!
Joe from Indiana
The M6 is superb!
Easy to use and powerful. I didn't really need a prospecting and relic mode so I went for the M6 and not the MXT.
The M6 is light,easy to understand, well built and deep. I have found coins every time I've been out. I use it on virtually no discrimination and on multi tones. That way all I have to do is listen to the ground. It can be a little busy on the ears but the good targets just blast through. This is one awesome machine. I had a Prizm IV before and just wanted a target VDI and ground balancing. The AutoTrac balancing is superb and always makes my M6 run smooth.
You will not regret getting this machine. If there are coins in the ground, it WILL find them!
Gaz from Bristol, England.
It only gets beter with use
It has been years since I have owned a nice machine and was not sure if this would pull the grade. After several outings just more to learn the sounds and feel of the M6 I began to hear what she was telling me, coins, lots of coins.
1 Indian Penny.2 Barber dimes, 7 Merc dimes 3 silver Roseav dimes,1 Standing Lib Quarter, 1 Barber halve, 1 Franklin halve, 1 Old Farthing, 1 Liberty Knick, and 1 1850's Large Amer Cent. not to mention about One Hundred dollars in clad. If your looking to find coins, this is the machine to do it with. Now the only trouble im having is finding jewelry, I have only found Two rings and they are not of any value. I am not sure as to why I can not find jewelry, but would love any hints or suggestions from fellow detectorist.
Overall this is an awesome machine.
Sterling from Jamestown NY
M6 IS THE BEACHMASTER
Bill w from Southern Maine USA
Matrix m-6 is great
Dholden1950 from Sa,tx.
The Whites M6 Rocks!!!
William from Wilmington NC USA
M6 is a great machine, period.
My opinion of this machine is very high indeeed. I feel that this machine offers just about everything you need to park and beach hunt. In the parks you can set up to hunt shallow and fast or deep and not-so-slow. On the beach the auto track feature makes it possible to crank the sensitivity right up and go super deep. The display is nice and large, the audio feedback is very rich and goes far beyond the 7 tone ID, which I hunt in. I much prefer the VCO pinpoint mode over auto tune, the sound volume also gives a very solid indication of depth/size of target.
It takes as little time to learn or as much time as you want to put into it to learn the nuances that it presents. This really seems to be a do it all machine for everyone. The selection of coils is great, battery life is excellent on alkaline batteries.
As for finding clad the M6 does have a very interesting quirk in that it seems to like finding coins on edge. Air tests did not show this capability but once the coin is in the ground, BAM! I have dug more shallow coins on edge in heavily hunted areas than I can remember ever finding in the past, and this is with the DD coil.
I have not yet had the opportunity to take it out relic or field hunting but see no reason why it wouldn't excel at this task also.
Eventhough it is already a depth monster I wish that I had the ability to track the ground balance positive or negative.
All in all a great machine, White's did their homework on this one. If you are considering a good general purpose machine this is it.
Peter from SW Ontario, Canada
I would highly recomend the M6 because of it's power and depth and it's so easy to master. Somtimes you can't replace just knowing your machine and what "the good stuff" sounds like with fancy programs and bells and whistles.
If power and simplicity are what your after than the M6 is for you!
Matt from Longview, Texas