White's Matrix M6 Metal Detector
with 9.5" Search Coil
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The White’s Matrix M6 is a high performing, medium priced, easy-to-use coin and jewelry detector perfect for parks, beaches and general use in ALL ground conditions! It is one of the most affordable and easy-to-operate metal detectors from White’s. Perfect for finding jewelry, gold and silver coins in almost any terrain - it even features a "beach mode" to hunt on wet, salty sand!
The seven tone target identification will keep you from even having to glance at the M6’s display - just listen for the sounds you want to dig! The tones range from 57Hz to 900Hz, and the visual display has a corresponding VDI number to help you know what you’ve found BEFORE you dig! Go anywhere and find everything with the White’s Matrix M6!
- Frequency : 14 kHz
- Warranty : 2 Year Limited
- Total Weight : 4 lbs (1.9 kgs)
- Control Box : Weatherproof Box
- Audio : Built-in External Speaker and Headphone Jack
- Turn-on-and-Go Simplicity : 2 Controls - DISC and SENS
- 7 Tone Audio ID : Just Listen for the Sounds you Want to Dig
- Manufacturer White's
- Quick Look Sweep parks and beaches for coin and jewelry with the White's Matrix M6 Metal Dectector. Lightweight with 7 tones.
- SKU 960-8000317
- Product Dimensions 26.50x17.75x5.50
- Hot Deal No
- Manufacturer SKU 800-0317
- Product Type Metal Detectors
- Best for Beginner, Coin, Relic
Factory Included Accessories
- 9.5" Search Coil
- Penlight 8AA Battery Holder
- Warranty Yes
- Detector Type All-Purpose
- Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
- Technology VLF Single Frequency
- Arm Rest Adjustable
- Arm Rest Strap Yes
- Adjustable Shaft Yes
- Assembled Length Max (in) 52
- Assembled Length Min (in) 45
- Apps None
- GPS No
- Audio Tones Yes
- Depth Indication Yes
- Control Box Mount Standard
- Frequencies 14 kHz
- Number of Frequencies 1
- Programmable Target Id No
- Target Id Segments 190
- Target Id Yes
- Threshold Adjustable
- Discrimination Adjustable
- Pinpoint Mode Yes
- Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
- Vibration Mode No
- Search Modes 3
- Search Mode Types All Metal / Pinpoint, Discrimination, Tone ID Mode
- Search Flashlight No
- Display Type LCD
- Backlit Display No
- Volume Control No
- Headphone Jack 1/4"
- Bluetooth Compatible No
- Interchangeable Headphones Yes
- Battery Type AA
- Battery Quantity 8
- Battery Life (hr) 30 to 40 Hours
- Rechargeable System No
White's Matrix M6 Metal Detector
Matrix M6 is a High Performing Medium Priced, Easy-to-Use Coin and Jewelry
Detector for Parks, Beaches and General Use in All Ground Conditions
DISC Control with Easy Set Labels and 2 Preset Settings
Full Range SENS Control Adjustable for Maximum Depth
High Performance in All Grounds - 2 Auto Trac® Settings Including One for Saltwater Beaches
White’s M6 features 2 major control dials for quick and easy adjustments to Discrimination and Sensitivity settings. The Sensitivity adjustments have a full range of control via the largely prominent control dials to allow maximum detection depth at any time. The Discriminate dial also features convenient text guides for trouble-free adjustments to rejection levels. Ground balance features White’s Auto Trac automatic ground balancing system and a specialized Beach setting for salt water and alkali issues.
Large easy to read display with target labels and VDI Numbers! Text labeling and depth information on the LCD screen makes Target Identification extremely easy.
The 7 audio tones allow for accurate audio verification of targets.
M6 is a Winner!
Complete Set of Accessory Coils
State-of-the-art Ground Tracking System
M6 searches "worked out" site. Finds loads of old coins including silver dimes and quarters. BIG FIND - Kennedy Half-Dollar
- 2 Year Warranty
- 9.5" Search Coil
- Frequency : 14 kHz
- Weight : 4 lbs (1.9 kgs)
- Batteries : (8) AA
- Search Modes : 3
- All-Metal / Pinpoint, Discrimination, Audio Tone ID
- Battery Life : 40 Hours
- All Metal Audio : Non- VCO
- Weatherproof Control Box
- Adjustable Length : 45" - 52"
- Disc Audio : Threshold & Silent Search
- Audio Output : Speaker & 1/4" Headphone
- American Made Craftsmanship
- Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing
- Auto Trac Toggle : Beach, Auto and Off Mode
- Turn-on-and-Go Simplicity : 2 Controls - DISC and SENS
- Full Size Display : Target Labels, VDI Numbers, Depth Reading
- 7 Tone Audio ID : No Need to Even Look at the Display. Just Listen for the Sounds you Want to Dig.
The VDI Ranges and the Corresponding Tones :
- -95 = 57Hz (Low tone)
- -94 to -4 = 128 Hz
- -5 to 7 = 145 Hz
- 8 to 26 = 182 Hz
- 27 to 49 = 259 Hz
- 50 to 70 = 411 Hz
- 70 to 95 = 900 (High tone) Hz
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Review by Jeff F. on January 19, 2017I recently purchased a Garrett GTAx 550 after coming back to detecting after a few years. The ground types I hunt are a mix of clay, iron ore and sandy loam. The detector didn't handle the soil types well and I was disappointed. I contacted Kellyco and they helped in the return of the detector and helped me in a replacement that could handle the different ground types I have in my area. I researched what they said and purchased a Matrix M6. I have owned a Garrett GTI 2500 and all the treasure Aces. I also have owned a Minelab Explorer but the White's by far exceeds the others in ease of use and depth in my area. The ground balance on the Matrix is perfect for the changing soil types we have in Arkansas. I have pulled several coins in areas I have worked with other detectors. The Matrix is an MXT without the capability of prospecting. I have personally dug a quarter at 10 inches and a dime at 8 inches and several wheat cents beyond 7 inches. In two days of detecting off and on, I have dug 70 coins that were left by other detectors. I would recommend this detector to anyone.
Review by Tammie G. on November 9, 2016Let me say first that I have avoided owning a White's detector since I began detecting about 4 years ago because I was told they are "too noisy", "too heavy", and that they are over-priced for what you get, and being a woman in a hobby that for some is just for the guys does not help either! Well I have owned 2 other top brands formerly before owning my White's M6 and the only complaints I have are about the other two brands! Thanks to online auction, I was able to sell the other two detectors to buy my White's M6 from a "certain" very reputable company" (Hm, who could that be!) and it is the best purchase I have ever made! It is well balanced, not heavy at all. You can also look at this machine in awe because it's sturdy metal construction beats the other two plastic models I owned! The choice of multi-tone or single tone is a great idea, the target ID is right on and the control switches are so easy to understand. No programs or settings on keypads here! The first time I took it out was at the beach, the last detector I owned went crazy even though it had "manual ground balance" ( I never knew if I had it set right or not!... talk about a lack of confidence in your machine!) So when I turned on my M6 and started swinging it and it was quiet I had to throw a penny in the sand to make sure it was working! Well it certainly was, as a matter of fact the "BEACH MODE" is an awesome feature, you already have an edge in the salt sand because the setting is specialized for BEACH hunting! The spot I go is a rocky to sandy beach with some black sand here and there, it is a difficult beach to detect but it is near one of the first settlements in New England and was a former military bunker in the 1800's, my other detectors only worked in certain areas so I knew I was missing out! Well let me tell you I was very impressed with my M6, it did chatter a bit at first but all it took was a little turn of the sensitivity and the chatter stopped.
Review by Tom W. on March 17, 2016I’ve been out and about 6 times. Mostly at two parks, and I've found over 150 coins. Most coins were under 4" deep. Those parks are a cash cow. I had hits for 55 quarters and came up with 52 of them (pretty good). Of the 4 false hits, 2 were large washers, one was an electrical box wire pop out, and the other was a car wash token with a picture of a model T. 5 cents and pop tops are quite hard to verify though. The M6 is very, very easy to use. My best find is a cross country race award about the size of a Kennedy half dollar worn around the neck. Older homes and deeper finds are next. For the person new at this, go to your local baseball fields and check along first and third base line where people sit. The coins just ROLL out. Good luck. 4.5 stars.
Review by Eric W on December 17, 2013The M6 is without a doubt a GEM. It is extremely simple to use and has great features as well as depth. Two knobs & two toggles - that's it ! Out of the box, it can be assembled in minutes. I ONLY beach hunt, and in the dry sand I have recovered coins as much as 10+ inches deep. It also has a "Beach" mode that actually works! Ground balancing is as easy as raising and lowering the coil 3-4 times. Granted, you'll have to adjust sensitivity as well as discrimination, but in most wet sand here on the East coast of Florida, it runs silently with very little noise at all. The VDI is extremely accurate and it pinpoints like a marksman. This combined with depth readings as well as ID probability bars on the VDI and 7 tones, make this machine hard to beat. Buy one and you will not regret it!!!!
Review by Keith G on July 6, 2012I've been using my White's M6 for about 8 months now with continuing success. I upgraded to it from a Garrett ACE 250. The M6 is so much better at locating and identifying what I'm digging and what I'm not digging. I have doubled my ring finds from 4 to more than 15 since receiving my M6. I put over $158.00 in clad coins in the bank last year also. My best find so far this year is a 10k gold nugget ring. I will be going to Louisiana in April for the "Louisiana Bayou Hunt" where, along with about forty treasure hunters and friends, we will be digging up history for an entire weekend!
Review by Steve N on December 8, 2008A friend & I both purchased Whites M6's in 07 and immediately started finding stuff including coins, rings, and many other things. It's so simple to use right out of the box with the built in ID meter to help you along. We haven't found a lot of silver, maybe 20 coins, but wow! What a thrill when you do! The weather was warm on 11/29 took my new friend out and found another 1960 Franklin and a silver dime along with a few bucks in change. I can't wait until spring. It’s time to do some research for next year. Happy hunting!
Review by Garry A on December 7, 2008I have owned an M6 for a year now and it has been a great investment for me. The machine was very easy to set up and having an ID meter is great. I do a lot of hunting for coins and jewelry. The ID meter has never let me down. I have found silver coins 4 to 7 inches deep and a bunch of wheat pennies from 2 to 6 inches deep. Also, I found a gold necklace and charms. I have another detector that has not been turned on since I got my M6. I would recommend it to everyone, it's the best. I give it 5+ stars.
Review by David R on April 23, 2008If you have ever used a metal detector for any length of time, then you have dug up a few hundred of those dreaded "pull tabs"!
Since the invention of these small metal quick to open can lids our city parks and school yards have been plagued by them. A metal detector today (like my White's M6) can eliminate them by using the machines discrimination or notch controls but in doing so you might also miss a gold coin or ring. I wouldn't want to miss a gold coin so I hunt in all metal or a low discrimination I don't mind digging trash if I can pull a gold ring or coin out of what other people call a worked out area.
Detectors of the twenty first century are so advanced they can almost tell you what your machine has found how deep it is and exactly where it's at in the ground. In comparison to machines of old it would be like trying to compare a model T. Ford to a Lincoln. Each year manufacturers bring out at least one new model that can go deeper than the one before it.
On a pleasure trip to North Carolina in 2002, I found a ring (on the outer banks at the waters edge) when the tide was out. This ring could pay for all the detectors that I have bought, if my wife would ever give it up. I find them, and she wears them; those are the rules. When my daughter was still living at home, she had her own collection of jewelry that I found.
Review by Rudy K on April 18, 2008First, let me set my point of reference. I am new to the world of MD, even though I have wanted to try for the longest time. I did a basic amount of research before buying White's Prism V. I ended up leaning heavily on the salesperson's recommendation when I bought.
However, I found that I was having a problem with ground mineralization in my area and the PV did not have any ground balancing features. So, I traded up from the Prizm V to the M6.
For the additional money, the additional features are well worth it. The M6 is powerful for its class yet as simple to use as they come. The MD has an auto ground balancing feature with the ability to lock the balance or set for salt / beach mode.
The discrimination and the sensitivity are knob controls, so no digital menu nightmares. The tone id is basic in search mode, but also offers a multi tone mode with pairs nicely with your discrimination level. The all-metal mode gets louder and higher pitched as you pinpoint, a great help to someone who is a newbie.
The tone id and all metal / pp mode are on the "trigger" so that it is always within reach. The machine itself is noticeably heavier than the PV, but not so heavy as to fatigue you when you are searching all day. The M6 appears to "find the deep ones" but I have no other frame of reference than the PV (perhaps other manufacturers are better / worse but I do not know).
I am sure there are better MD's, cheaper MD's and more featured MD's, but for a newbie, the M6 is a winner.
It can’t get any easier than turning it on, pumping the coil a few times and listening to the tones. Perhaps, some day I'll regret not going with the DFX or the MXT with their features and flexibility, but for now, I'm happy learning the hobby and digging up my fair share of coins.
Review by Robert C on April 16, 2008I purchased a White's M6 in March, 2007. The M6 is really easy to use - put the batteries in, set the two dials to the recommended settings put the toggle in the ON position and go. I planted a penny, nickel, dime, and a quarter in my yard and tested the M6 the day after I bought it. I was ready to go!
During my first year of detecting with the M6, I found 7,141 coins consisting of: 4,626 pennies, 849 nickels, 1,017 dimes, 634 quarters, 3 halves, 11 new dollar coins and 1 Ike dollar (the count does not include the many foreign coins I found). In addition, I found 70 rings (only 5 gold & 1 silver, the rest costume rings), numerous silver earrings, a couple silver necklaces, two gold necklaces, a couple silver pendants, two silver toe rings, and several gold pendants plus around a hundred other pieces of costume jewelry.
Many people would like the tone ID feature but the single tone suits me just fine. When the M6 says the target is a quarter or a half, it will be correct 99% of the time (a large washer can fool it). The new dollar coins are a little tricky. They bounce around between a quarter and a half but are always a welcome surprise. I'm even able to now tell when it's a dime vs. a penny when it says penny/dime, the signal has a slight quiver when it's a dime. Nickels are another story. There are too many junk items that read the same. I did manage to dig up 849 nickels so you can only imagine how much junk I had to dig to find that many! Remember, if you don't dig the nickels you won't find the gold. The oldest wheat pennies I have found are a 1909 plain and a 1909 vdb.
My wife has the silver ring, a gold religious medallion and a pretty locket; all courtesy of the M6.
I normally only detected school & parking lots so I didn't really expect to find old silver coins. This year I will be asking permission to hunt in some old places that I've found in my travels and, hopefully, I will find some old silver. The M6 paid for itself in the first year.
Review by Mike C on April 12, 2008I think the White's M6 machine is great! It goes deep and it is very easy to use. I have been detecting for several years and have used several other detectors.
I cannot say enough about the M6. It's really great on coins! My first detector was a Fisher 1225x, it was ok as I was just starting out. My dad bought it for me when I was about 15 years of age, so I could go treasure hunting with him. I think he had a Fisher 553D, if I remember right. I lost interest in the hobby and did not go for several years.
Until one day at work some co-workers were talking about purchasing a metal detector. I told them what I had and was thinking of getting a new one. So after a little research, I decided to get a Prizm IV. I wasn't too sure about the target ID because I have never used one with that feature. Anyway, it was a great lightweight machine and I was amazed how accurate the target ID was.
I used it for approx. 2 years and was looking at the M6, my dad said son let me try that machine out. So I said OK and he loved it. He said I'll buy that machine if you want that M6, so I said alright.
I didn't think he would ever lay down the old Fisher for any reason but after using the Prizm IV with target ID he was sold. He even bought my mother a Prizm IV and she loves it also.
The following week I purchased the M6. If you are thinking about a mid-priced detector, you might want to try the Matrix M6. You won't be disappointed.
Review by Fred Y on April 10, 2008I can't thank you enough. I just purchased my White's M6 detector from you in January and I was so excited about getting it I couldn't wait for it to get warm outside to start using it.
I watched the video you included the night I got the detector and the next day after work I was treasure hunting. Although it was a little tough digging through some frozen spots of ground I had fun, in addition to finding a handful of change and an arrowhead pendant, all in less than an hour, unbelievable.
The M6 is so easy to use; you pretty much just turn it on and go. There is no wasting time messing with programming or setting up the detector it is ready right out of the box. But my true love of the detector comes from the fact that I am not digging up trash, ninety-nine percent of the time when I get a hit I find something worthwhile, which is the way it should be.
Four months later, I still love my detector and get excited thinking about going on my next excursion even if it is just to the local park. So far, I have found two gold rings, (one of which would easily pay for my detector) one Indian head penny dated 1899 and a mason jar full of change.
Thanks again to the guys at Kellyco for helping me choose the best detector to fit my needs and budget. You guys offer way more for the money and the sales staff experience is priceless.
Review by Richard B on April 9, 2008I've been using my M6 for about eight months now and I am very pleased with the ease of use and dependability of my White’s M6. I usually hunt parks and schools for coins and jewelry now, but I want to continue to grow in my experience with hunting for Civil War relics and Texas history.
Living around Houston, there are a lot of sites that show promise even though there are many places that are off limits to metal detecting. There is a lot of early Texas history around me, some accessible and some not. The research of these sites is very invaluable and information is sometimes hard to run down.
With my M6, I find it very easy to search quickly or if I have the time, to search slowly. I own the standard 9 inch coil and a 4x6 DD coil which I use most of the time due to its ability to pick targets out of the trash. The signals are more clearly noted with the 4x6 coil and I think the depth is better than the stock coil. Recently, I purchased a sun ray pinpointer for my M6 and so far I really like the concept and ease of use. Not to mention the depth of the sun ray.
I also own the Vibraprobe 560 and still carry it with me when I hunt but mostly as a backup. The combination of the M6 and DX-1 sun ray probe is to me the best pairing of technologies giving the best results and cutting my recovery time by at least half. White’s, in my opinion make the best detectors in the industry.
Review by Julio S on March 26, 2008I recently bought my first metal detector (the White's M6) as a physical therapy for myself and it's great. It only took me a few minutes to set the detector up, and I was able to start searching for coins very quickly. I started with my front yard where I found some pennies and a quarter. From there we went to a house that was torn down. We did receive permission though, and stayed there for about an hour. We only found a few nickels and old mercury dimes. I was very happy and tired, but next time I might do two hours and so on.
This metal detector is very easy to use. It took me one reading of the instructions for me to know I was a treasure hunter. The meter is great and since it's automatic that makes it easy to use. It says how deep to dig and electronically centers the coin under coil and pinpoints it exactly where it is that great. All you have to do is follow directions in the manual and the rest is easy.
This is my first metal detector and I am very happy with everything about it especially since I’m disabled and on oxygen 24/7 and part time in a wheel-chair I hope to get rid of it. My doctor said I needed exercise & I chose metal detecting as a form of exercise far so good. I have to keep it up so I can lose the wheel-chair.
Thanks to Kellyco Metal Detector Superstore and I recommend it to everybody plus all you guys & girls that are disabled like me don’t be afraid get out there and start exercising and digging too, it's the best thing to do. You exercise and find money too.
Thank you everyone from the bottom of my wheel-chair that I hope I can throw out soon. Now my wife wants one so she can be with me (I’m 60 and my wife is 54) well back to saving money.
Review by Orlando P on March 22, 2008The White's M6 electronics is one of the easiest to use high power detector for the professional and the novice to use. I found this detector to be very powerful and fast to setup for coin hunting. I have been using detectors or over 40 years and I have used most of the brands of detectors. The M6 has the same power as the White's MXT and goes just as deep MXT. This detector is very stable at high sensibility. This is very important for finding the old and deep coins. The best thing the M6 has is the seven tones for different metals.
This feature is very useful for hunting coins at night and you also have the ID meter and tones to help identify good items in the ground. One thing I like about the M6 is the ground balance control. All you have to do is point the coil in the air; click the switch to air, and you will get a beep. The next thing is to put the coil on the ground that is clean of metal, set the switch to ground, and hear a beep. Now this is one way I ground balance the M6. I set the switch to auto ground and the detector will ground balance itself. Now how simple can it get.
With the M6 you can use all the coils for the MXT and DFX. You will have a lot of coils to choose from. I like the 6 inch coil for hunting coins. The super 12 coil will detect very old and very deep coins.
One big secret is that the M6 is a very capable relic and gold detector. The super 12 and the 14 inch coil is what I use for relic hunting. I use the 6 inch and super 12 coils for gold. As with any detector if it is fun to use it will be used a lot.
The M6 is easy for the novice to use and powerful enough for the professional. This detector is nearly a do all detector.
Review by John R on March 20, 2008I was so happy to receive my last White's detector - an M6! It's all American made and very simple to operate with just two controls (disc and sense), one toggle switch (beach / on / off) and the switch for pinpointing.
It has a trigger and a seven tone ID. I was very happy to take this machine out to a local park under the swings where I located my first coin. The pinpointing was so easy!
I left the swings and tried searching by a skating rink area where people skated years ago. I got a hit and clear signal, cut out a half circle and pulled out a mercury dime! Shining but a little worn - still a good find!
I am impressed with the White's M6 detector and I enjoy searching in every type of soil - jewelry at the beach has made my money back and more!
I enjoy looking at the easy-to-read and see display, but there are times I try just listening to the seven tone ID. The White's M6 Matrix is a joy to use and a simple, good detector. It continues to impress me.
Review by Kevin B on March 17, 2008I purchased my White's M6 metal detector from Kellyco about 10 months ago. I wanted a good detector to start off with as I am new to the hobby. Boy does this detector meet all my expectations.
I like to detect mostly in the sandy beach areas of my state which are numerous. In the ten month period that I have had my M6 I have probably only used it about 10 times due to work restraints but it has lived up to its reputation. I have found various US coins from pennies up to dollars, rings, watches, necklaces, earrings and other items totalling over $300. I have also found numerous foreign coins.
Not bad for a beginner with infrequent use. The detector is very easy to use with a toggle switch for automatic tuning with 3 settings. The discriminator works very well and blocks out those iron items while still allowing recovery of coins and jewelry. It has a graphic id screen that is very accurate and I usually dig up what is depicted on the screen. The last item that was shown on my screen was a nickel; but how was I to know that it would turn out to be a 1937 buffalo nickel! The coil is waterproof so I can also go into the surf for a foot or two and search that area.
It is also very lightweight and I can stay on the beach for hours with no fatigue. While I prefer the beach areas I have also used my detector in backyards and forest areas. I have found numerous coins and other items in these areas as well. It is a very versatile, all around detector. I would highly recommend this detector to beginners and veterans alike. It is very easy to use, yet has many high end features. I can't wait until the new season begins!
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