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Whites MX5
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Options Whites MX5 Nautilus DMC 2BA
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $600
Manufactured in 2013
Battery Type 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9
Operating frequency 14kHz.
Display Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID 190 segment
Tone ID up to 8 tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac
Waterproof Weather proof
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
graph 2
graph 9
Avg. User Rating 4.75 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.50
Avg. Depth Rating
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Most helpful review for Whites MX5

Mx5 very nice!!
Whites newest detector based on the mxt platform. I really like this detector.
Things I like:
It has all the qualities of the mxtpro but in a fully digital design. Its ability to go deep with good vdi. Simple to use yet enough different settings to please most anyone. Lightening fast response makes it great in trashy areas. The mx5 is very very good at finding good targets in the rusty nail infested yards. It also uses all of the eclipse coils.Its lighter and feels very comfortable.

The things that I'm OK with but could be better:
The coil connection kinda tight. That's about it. So many good features and it performs so well makes the mx5 one of my favorite detectors.
Bill from Central ohio

Thumbs up! 73
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Most helpful review for Nautilus DMC 2BA

Fantastic Brass Machine!
I purchased a DMC IIBa about a month ago, and finally decided to give it a try yesterday. My regular machine is a White's DFX, and I think it's a great detector, but for some reason, I don't find a lot of brass with it. I heard that the Nautilus is great for finding brass objects, and that's what prompted me to buy one. Plus, I got a great deal on it off ebay.

I went digging near my home in Northern Virginia at the site of an early war Federal camp which I have searched dozens of times before. The finds are now few and far between, but it's close and there's always something I missed. Within minutes, I found a near perfect General Staff button, followed quickly by a N.Y. Coat button. I hunted for about an hour and a half, and my finds also included a bayonet scabbard tip, 2 plain eagle buttons, a .32 Smith & Wesson complete cartridge, a knapsack hook, and 7 dropped minies. All of the objects were 5" - 8" deep. There is no way in the world that I should have missed these objects in the past, but it convinced me that the Nautilus is truly a better deep seeking detector than my White's. It was also very stable, and I hunted with the power near maximum without any false signals or chatter. All in all, I may be selling my DFX in the near future! I don't see how anyone could build a better machine than the Nautilus.
Rocky M. from Fairfax, Virginia

Thumbs up! 79
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