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Options Whites MX5 Minelab Sovereign Elite
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $700
Manufactured in 2013 2002
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 4.5
Operating frequency 14kHz. 1.5 - 25.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment Audio+Numeric
Tone ID up to 8 tones 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
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.58
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 4.40
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.60
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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 Elite

THE SECRETS-OF-THE-SOVEREIGN ELITE ///
HI ALL, the sovereign elite, this machine is like using a(dyson hoover!) tip: use in fix-tone turn (disc knob) anti-clockwise until it cant go no further, and do the same with (notch knob)and use in disc mode, put (headphones on) raise coil off the ground about 1ft, turn volume button (clockwise) as far as it will go, click (sensitivity) out of auto into manual range then turn back anti-clockwise as far as you can with out going back into (auto mode) then you can leave it set there!
(threshhold) to 12o'clock turn back anti-clockwise until the tone just disappears, rather than a (steady quite hum!) it gives this machine better sensitivity to smaller items and greater depth!
PS slow your sweep down to just below walking pace. \awesome/// INLAND OR BEACH
Russell from ENGLAND

Thumbs up! 84
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