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Options Whites MX5 Nautilus DMC-IIB
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $770
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
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.75
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 2.00
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

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Most helpful review for Nautilus DMC-IIB

For Serious Relic or Coin Hunters Nothing is Better
Look how old the Nautilus technology is (About 20 years give or take a little). Boy they were and still are way ahead of their time. They still blow away the competition. There is absolutely no comparison in the depth department and the Nautilus is also more sensitive to smaller targets.
The circuitry of the DMC2's is more adjustable and relays more signal information to the user than any other detector. Also if you know how to use the Nautilus I believe it is just as good in iron as a Tesoro, especially if you use a 6 or 8 inch coil. (They have a great selection of coils - 6",8",10",&15") I own a T2 and several Tesoro's and they will get targets that my Nautilus misses but my Nautilus gets a lot more targets behind the T2 and Tejon.

If I had to have one detector it would be a Nautilus DMC 2B hands down. For the price Nautilus sells for they are by far the absolute best bargain in detectors out there (I see used ones often in the 300.00 range). I have dug buttons close to 20" in good sandy soil with the 2B using a 10" coil -- none of my other detectors have ever come close to that!! In my book NAUTILUS RULES!!
RV from GA

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