Whites MXT TrackerPrice: $800
Based on 89 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.25
I also love that the MXT is a button magnet. After purchasing this detector I went back to places I've been before (like many of you have done before) and started digging buttons that were deeper than my old machine went. Seems like the finds are better now than before.
Just learn your machine and listen to what it's telling you. And don't always rely on the depth detector, just use caution when digging if not sure. Other than that the MXT is a great Detector.
Erin Q. from Spotsylvania, VA
18 months after
Disappointed from West pa
No one has mentioned Whites Service.... If you have an unfortunate accident or something needs attention, send it in and you will get it back in tip top condition real quick (no detector withdrawal really sux) and whites wants you back in the field A.S.A.P. I love my MXT......
Tom from N/E PA
MXT 300 is OUTSTANDING!
The 3 modes of operation are all great and any of them will serve you well. It is about as switch on and go as you can get but read the manual and watch youtube detecting videos and the Whites guide to the MXT to pick up tips etc. It will make your life sooooo much easier. The standard coil that comes with the MXT 300 is the Super 12 (12”) which is the difference between the MXT which comes with the standard 9.5”. Apart from the paint job and these two coils, the machines are identical.
If you will be searching high trash areas then you might have a little trouble with the Super 12 coil because it is an absolute beast! It goes deep but it will be hard to separate out trash items which are close to each other. The MXT machine will do a great job trying and will often succeed but it will be easier with a smaller coil (MXT 9.5”) or better yet, an optional smaller ellipse DD coil which will separate even better. You will save yourself a lot of digging time. But in no/low trash areas, the Super 12 will become your best friend!
The pinpointing feature over the MXT is a breeze. Just pull the trigger, watch the bars on the LCD and off you go. EASY! You will pretty quickly begin to get the hang of how to trust the MXT. The LCD readout is extremely useful and usually very reliable. It will give you a VDI number, what it thinks it might be and a confidence bar to let you know how confident the machine is about this particular target.
All in all, this machine is a true gem and you will not be sorry you purchased it. It makes detecting easy, fun and rewarding which is what this hobby is all about!
Jeff from Victoria, Australia
Very good model for whites
Jon J from La
Outstanding Coin and Jewelry Detector
I've only used the MXT for coin and jewelry so far so I can't comment on its relic and prospecting performance, but for what I do most of the time it has far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the MXT; it's an excellent value.
Gene from Peoria, AZ
MXT and D2 will find the deep ones
I have found some really nice coins from my area including an 1894-S dime, 1896 Canadian dime and a 1915 plain Barber half.
I will admit that this machine takes some practice but that is true of any machine. I am still learning how to listen to mine but the finds just keep getting better. The best part is, this machine will roll with the more expensive machines no problem, and even beat them in some cases.
DetectorJim from Oregon
Very very Pleased
I have been able to search 3 yards in my neighborhood and have found over 120 coins, also a 1939 worlds fair token and many other little interesting items.
This machine works very well, very easy to use, and worth every penny.
As soon as I can I will be buying another one for my son to use.
Jim Massing from Indiana
Does not perform to the hype
Glen from Michigan
I'll give you the settings I always use and have worked very well for me: Gain at +2, threshhold a slight hum, Disc set to 2 0r 3, relic mode, trigger in center position. These settings may not work as well in your soil so feel free to tweak it to suit your needs. I like to be able to hear all the targets and make the decision from there, which is why I don't use the trigger forward position. Using the settings that I stated above, put a coin on the ground and a nail a couple feet away. That high tone you get from the quarter is what you are looking for, the iron signals give you a low "grunt" sound. You will get the "hot rock" signal from time to time but you should pay attention to these. When you have located a target that is right at the edge of the machines ID capability you get that "hot rock" display. True, sometimes it may be just that...a hot rock. I dont mind hot rock readings one bit, I have dug so many bullets that were hot rock signals, and I would have to say I have dug at least 5 eagle buttons that showed hot rock on the display. The more holes you dig, the better your odds are at finding the goodies.
Dont get me wrong, if its a shallow iron signal and im fairly positive it is indeed iron I leave it alone, but if I have a target that is saying 6 inches down and the signal is "iffy" (bouncing back and forth between a high and low tone) I always dig them! In my opinion you have to learn the sounds of the machine and dont rely solely on the target ID. With all that being said, I will NEVER part with my MXT.
I have another brand detector for a backup but just sold it recently and I do believe I will just buy another MXT as a backup. I feel that good about these machines. Go get ya one!
Larry from Winchester, VA