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Todd, about your '6000' model.

November 15, 2018 05:00PM avatar
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Timbertodd
Thank you Hombre for sharing this. I only owned one 6000XL Pro and there are times I wish I hadn't sold it. My only complaint was it took C cell batteries and was heavy.
If your device took the 4-C Cell batteries, it was an earlier version 6000 Di Pro SL. The last of that series with the most refined circuitry was the 'CB' version. Those used the larger-size housing and 'C' batteries and were, I also agree, on the heavier or bulky side of things.

A couple of engineers at White's were involved in reengineering a brand new model that only retained about 15 to 17 parts of that model to make the "new and improved" 6000 Pro XL. About 2000/2001 it had a name change to simply the XL Pro. They dropped the '6000' from the side decal and switched the position of the Pro XL to XL Pro. (The 6000 description was retained, however, inside the battery door on the serial number sticker.)

It was the 6000 Pro XL, renamed XL Pro, that used the 'Slim-Line' control housing like the XLT and Classic SL series that used the slide-in 8-AA battery tray. I do not NEED another detector right now since I own and use 13, only 2 of which are current production. But if I can come across a choice-condition XL Pro for a reasonable price, I'm not going to give anyone else a chance to own it. smiling smiley


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Timbertodd
When it came to its operation though it was smooth and I loved the analog meter. I paired it with the 6" coil. If I come across a nice condition XL Pro that uses AA batteries it just might come home with me.
Most of the 6000 series, from the original to the Series 2 and Series 3, 6000 Di Pro and Pro SL, and also the 5900 Di Pro SL which is a manual GB version, and then the 6000 Pro XL & XL Pro all can be considered smoother operating, and the White's analog meter design was about the best there ever was (with an exception for the Teknetics 8500/8500 B and the Mark I).

Monte

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How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Hombre 105 November 13, 2018 09:16PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Wayfarer 70 November 15, 2018 06:22AM

Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Monte 47 November 18, 2018 09:50AM

Re: Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Wayfarer 48 November 22, 2018 01:42AM

If you have the 6000 Pro XL / XL Pro Instruction Manual, refer to this.

Monte 42 November 22, 2018 08:54AM

Re: If you have the 6000 Pro XL / XL Pro Instruction Manual, refer to this.

Dick Stout 18 December 07, 2018 12:59PM

I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

Monte 21 December 07, 2018 02:58PM

Re: I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

D&P-OR 11 December 09, 2018 01:49PM

Re: I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

Druid 18 December 09, 2018 12:37PM

Re: Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Wayfarer 32 November 22, 2018 07:11AM

Darren, you couldn't be closer to describing near perfection. One of White's all-time finest models ....

Monte 33 November 22, 2018 09:13AM

Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Hombre 67 November 17, 2018 06:31PM

Re: Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Wayfarer 29 November 22, 2018 01:50AM

Re: Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Hombre 23 November 22, 2018 11:37AM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Timbertodd 46 November 14, 2018 07:22PM

Todd, about your '6000' model.

Monte 45 November 15, 2018 05:00PM

Re: Todd, about your '6000' model.

Timbertodd 38 November 15, 2018 07:04PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

scottwyl 56 November 13, 2018 10:03PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Hombre 66 November 13, 2018 10:20PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

scottwyl 45 November 14, 2018 06:50PM

Two very good models you've added, and a wise decision.

Monte 45 November 15, 2018 05:06PM

Re: Two very good models you've added, and a wise decision.

scottwyl 33 November 16, 2018 01:41PM

Almost .. but not quite.

Monte 35 November 16, 2018 11:53PM



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