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Options Whites MX5 Whites Spectrum XLT
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $800
Manufactured in 2013 2000
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 4
Operating frequency 14kHz. 6.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID 190 segment Numeric+Icons
Tone ID up to 8 tones Custom
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Coins
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Relic
  • Prospecting
  • Custom
  • 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 4.56
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.83
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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 Whites Spectrum XLT

Great Deep Relic Machine
I used the Spectrum XLT for about 4 years crawling the hill of Vicksburg. Bought it used for $350 from a preacher and it was the best machine I ever owned.
I've dug tons of relics and shells with it. Very hot on iron and shell. Darn good on brass and lead too.
Made my best find in 2000 with it, a medium lead filled CS buckle pictured in E&W Treasures April 2000. Found in a CS camp beat to death with all kinds of machines. Whites even used my pic in their add that month.

Just scroll on down to Relic Mode and do a little tweaking and just glide that coil all over and up next to trees and gullies ever so smoothly and listen. Just an awesome machine. You don't have to whip it like a step child like other machines. Best deal going these days with everyone claiming to have the best and selling over priced plastic junk for upwards of $800-$1000. Its like they set their detector prices like gas prices at the pump, future digging I suppose.

A good used XLT can be had for a realistic price of $300-$400. If your like me and are sick of every detector maker claiming theirs is the best nowadays just because they put a bigger than 8" DD coil on their new machines and call it "revolutionary", then get a XLT. It was way ahead of its time and its better than a lot of the top of the line crap today. Get one, you won't regret it.
James R. from Hohenwald TN.

Thumbs up! 139
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