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Options Whites MX5 Garrett GTA 500
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $450
Manufactured in 2013 1992
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 3.2
Operating frequency 14kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment
Tone ID up to 8 tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 5.00
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 5.00
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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 Garrett GTA 500

GTA 500 Review
For the money this machine is down right awesome and goes really deep for the better finds. You'll find more coins and gold and silver then you can dream of. And it is simple and easy to use if you follow the books and watch the videos.
Ted from Nebraska

Thumbs up! 44
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