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Options Whites MX5 Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $500
Manufactured in 2013 2000
Battery Type 8 AA NiMH Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 4.5
Operating frequency 14kHz. 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID 190 segment Audio+Numeric
Tone ID up to 8 tones Single or Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Disc.
  • Pinpoint A/M
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
graph 2
graph 10
Avg. User Rating 4.75 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.00
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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 Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro

Minelab Sovereign XS-2a Pro
The Sovereign XS2a Pro is just one of the Sovereign series of detectors that has been made since 1991. The first was the Original Sovereign, then the Sovereign XS, the XS2, the XS2a and now it is called the Elite.

They all are basicly the same as far as performance, the XS2 was the first to have the waterproof coil and drop in battery pack, the XS2a Pro come with a toggle switch to go from the muliti tones of the Sovereign to a signal tone which I felt was a useless feature as the whole strenght of the Sovereign is it multi tones.
The Sovereigns have been a excellent detector for those that take the time to use this detector and understand it, the depth has been some of the best I have seen and the ID is better than anything out there, but you have to know what the Sovereign is telling you.

For the first few times out with it and all the tones and nulling I wondered what I got myself into, but after I seen this detector was telling me more info that I was used to hearing and seeing I realized I just have to short out the info, plus it was seeing more than any detector had before. With the digital ID meter and the tones I found that the Sovereign was telling me what it seen and let me decide weither or not I wanted to dig or not, not like some detector that just beep if it think you should dig or not.

If you have a little patince and want to find the deep coins and the ones close to trash other have missed the Sovereign is the one for you. I use the rescaled Minelab digital meter that read 180 number so all my copper and silver and clad coins will read 179-180 while a new zinc penny or even a IH penny will be 176-177 and ny nickle which the Sovereign is hot on is 144-145 plus a diffent tone for each item, so you only have to look at the meter for the close tones.
Been detecting since 1973 and I find the Sovereign one of if not the best there is.

Rick from ND

Thumbs up! 331
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