Whites MXT TrackerPrice: $800
Based on 89 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.25
All around Great machine
I bought the 6x10dd coil for better coverage, depth, and heavy trash areas. Also an in line target probe that has come in very handy. My first day out on a farm with permission, I found a 1743 colonial coin at 8 inches near the French Broad River. It displayed a vdi of 83! Soon came a couple of clad change, two 1940's standing liberty's, 5 wheaties, and a 1883 Morgan dollar at 5 inches. The Morgan was certified as ms-65. Later in the day I switched over to relic mode, pumped the coil to balance it out, and went to town. I found civil war bullets, buttons, old glass while digging, parts to rifles, 1 buckle, and my best civil war find, 2 lead bullets fused together! Most of these items I will be donating to the local museum for every one to see.
A few weeks later I went to another farm with permission and located an old out house not in use. Lots of old change, bottles, and a silver cross that was certified as 1-1/2 troy ounces of silver. It had a partial name on the back and a date of 1871!
Like I stated earlier, I have used Minelabs, other whites, and a few Garrets. This machine for me has been the most fun to use. It finds coins deeper than 8 inches, and as you can see relics, and jewerly. I will say that with this detector you have to practice before you head out, as with any detector, Understanding the sounds and vdi is key to better recovery.
Some people have posted neg. comments that its too noisy, or they don't believe it can find coins as deep as described by some. You be the judge based on my finds. Looks pretty convincing to me that it finds coins at all depths. As far as being too noisey, I would suggest to any one who has complained, LEARN HOW TO USE THE KNOBS!!! For an all around detecor this machine has the goods!
Drew from Tennessee
Nick Safford from L.A. Ca.
Karl the nuggut from Nevada
Mxt, One awesome Machine!
A week later we went to Dandridge,Tennessee to vist family and along came my new friend. My first trip out was to a near by area where a civil war engagement took place. With in 20min. I dug my first relic, a bullet from the civilwar at 6 inches. Also found other relics and many coins. I cant stress enough that all of my finds was due to many hours of practice at home with different targets at all depths. Learning all the bells and whistles is inperitive to being the person with or without treasure come days end. This machine is very impresive with lots of power, and ease of use. Anyone who has posted negative coments has not practiced with their mxt. It will run with the best and then some!
Scott from Little Egg Harbor,N.J. USA
A great detector...
I like the MXT - alot, mainly because it is very easy to setup and operate and very effective at what it does. Also it is very predictable as to how the controls are affecting the operation of the machine, it does what you think it should be doing.
The depth reading is apretty darn accurate. It is very sensitive and I find myself toning down the gain to -8 or -9 or right at the tick mark to make it quiet. It will hit on a priming cap at 8" with a solid response and my deepest find is a minnie ball at around 10".
I think the discrimination could be a bit more effective as the area I hunt has much iron trash and I am not quite able to disc out all the junk - but pretty close. It will overload on smallish targets- like 1/4 of an old horsehoe at 3" will overload if on nominal gain.
All in all, it is predictable, easy to setup and operate, easy to learn the tones, it is urgent in its response - oh and it recovers very very quickly. On one 1.5 second swing it will react with two honks at two minnies 5" from each other at around 7 inches deep with contanimation in between.
This is a 'go-to' detector and so far if I could only grab one for my area, this would be it.
Thumbs up for this one - highly recomended.
Popsmoke from Atlanta
It is not just a GMT that discriminates. If your desire is to find gold nuggets the GMT is one of the best and it operates at 48 kHz to be better able to detect small sub-grain sized targets.
The MXT operates at close to 14 kHz and will comfortably detect 2-grain nuggets but will not detect the smaller nuggets that a GMT will. BUT, it is a good compromise for anyone not able to afford two different detectors.
As a coin detector the MXT really surprised me and made me retire my trusty old XLT. It is a bit noisy due to the higher operating frequency but as has been mentioned the addition of a DD coil will quiet it down. This should only be required in highly mineralized ground. I have used it on the beaches here in Oregon and not used a DD.
I tend to use it in the ?RELIC? mode most of the time and pay more attention to the audio response and the ?VDI? numbers more than the ?ID? feature. Also I am used to all of the noise that a gold detector makes so I run my gain at +1 or +2.
Steve Houston from Oregon
Not best coin shooter!
For relic hunting or Prospecting where u dig all hits in the + range this would be a nice detector. This detector is base on whites gmt Prospecting unit.
Don't buy this detector if u are just a coin/beach hunter their are much better detector's out their for that job!
Gary from Usa
MXT is all you need.
Juan Ochoa from Fairfax ,Virginia USA
Eric from Rincon, GA
Whites MXT Detector
Elmer from Palm Springs, CA