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Options Whites MX5 Teknetics G2
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $750
Manufactured in 2013 2011
Battery Type 8 AA 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 2.8
Operating frequency 14kHz. 19 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment Numeric
Tone ID up to 8 tones 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Discriminate
  • Motion All Metal
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto, Manual
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.33
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 4.00
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 Teknetics G2

G2 great detector
I been detecting for 30 years plus, used most detectors from low to high end, my main detector for field hunting was the T2, my back up detector was the G2. I took the time to learn the G2 well, working iron infested areas with great success finding old silver coins and some nice gold rings.
I find it to be a great detector in the trashiest of ground, working slowly and becoming familiar with its sounds and target ID. Is the KEY. There are detectors that go deeper, there are detectors that are built better, and there are detectors that have a great deal more electronics but, here's the facts, few if any metal detectors, are lighter, easier to set up, go's deeper on gold or silver coins with good discrimination, for around $700 dollars than G2.

If you take the time to learn it, you can compete with a lot high end detectors, when I get a good signal in iron infested ground I call my detector friends to scan there search coil with there $1500 dollar detectors over the target area and ask them what do you think? Lots of times they will say IRON !!!
I dig it sometimes there right but, many time there wrong. The other day I pulled a barber dime they checked, Iron they said, "wrong", later in the hunt a V nickel, after they checked, "Iron" wrong again, a three cent piece, three mercury dimes and silver halve dollar to which a $1500 detector didn't pick-up because it was on edge and in old cinder or coal dump area, so here's the deal, I know this isn't the best detector money can buy but, for me the G2 is-NOW- The first detector I grab on my field hunts, my love for this detector will only last as long as it produces, but for now coming from a treasure hunter who used a lot of detectors, I can't argue with success, for me the G2 is a keeper.
I make no recommendations, I'm just telling you my story. Thank you!
Fair man from Eastern US

Thumbs up! 69
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