Whites MXT TrackerPrice: $800
Based on 90 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.40
Another satisfied customer
Another reviewer claims that Whites can't touch Minelab. That's a crock. The MXT will hold its own against any equally priced Minelab. The truth is the Minelab will be better in some circumstances and the Whites will be better in others.
If you're looking for an easy to use, versatile detector that's a step above a turn on and go machine, don't overlook the MXT.
DPW from Oregon
My first suggestion is build a test bed, if you can't then have someone bury various items in a local play ground. Sit down at night with your detector and manual and go over each and every knob and switch. Practice and keep practicing. As far as negitive points, I have none. I haven't found one thing with my MXT that I don't appricate or wish there was some added feature. Yes the price is high, but so are a lot of other machines that cost 2 to 3 times what you will spend on a MXT. On closing thoughts, keep your coil down on the ground as close as possible. If you don't have grass stains on your cover then your not close enough. If you have any questions or want to ask questions email me and I will get you an answer one way or another.
49er from Colorado
MXT is one great detector
i have had nothing but great experiences with this metal detector and would recommend it to any level of treasure hunter. its very easy to use, goes very deep, and i can pinpoint anything with this machine....i cant say enough about it.
living in Kansas i have not used it for any Gold hunting but i have spoken to a few people who have and they rate it as a great gold detector.
one tip i can pass on is to go to the whites site and download the owners manual, its a good way to see what you are getting. if you are new to metal detecting and you dont understand something in the manual go to one fo the numerous forums and ask about it....there are some of the best people you will ever meet in this hobbie and they are happy to answer any questions.
good luck and check out the MXT
Danny Morrow from Milford, KS
Sooner or later you will own a mxt
Joe bob from Santa fe texas
Roger from England-UK
Find a local distributor. Mine was great and his prices were excellent. He was a great help and remains a resource.
Greg Bell from Sedalia, MO USA
John from Northern California
The MXT has a very slow response time which means that if you sweep the coil too fast it will null out on a piece of junk before it has time to respond to the good target you just hit.The stock 9.5" coil is useless in heavy trash.The usual advice to cut back on sensitivity does not work.I have found that higher sensitivity (gain)settings actually speed up its response time!
There are a variety of smaller coils which work well.To coin hunt in trash,use a smaller coil, keep your sweep speed slow, and raise sensitivity as much as you reasonably can.Some people complain the detector is noisy but it is easy to adjust. If you have chattering ,switch off the Auto-Track by fliping the toggle to "lock"which sets the ground balence at its present level. Then try lowering the threshold a bit.Using one of the DD elliptical coils is good too. If all else fails, then lower sensitivity but I really have not had much trouble with this.
There are a variety of searchcoils available from several manufactorers which combined with decent ground balencing and depth make this machine super versitle for anything including relic and cache hunting. There are a few more problems;it is a little heavy(but balences well),it has no backlight,no hip mount is available and the warrenty could be longer. The notch is set too high for tabs but I admit I have not called Whites about this.Personally I like The MXT and plan to keep it although I have bought a Fisher Coinstrike for coinshooting in trash.
Joe Romano from Cleveland, Al,USA
Joshua chandler from Altus ok
Whites MXT Tracker
I couldn't believe how light it was, and very easy to use.
Picked up a gold mans wedding band, and alot of other goodies.
I am now thinking of purchasing one myself, or save a little cash and get a Prizm IV.
Don from San Antonio