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Options Whites MX5 Tesoro Bandido II uMax
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $450
Manufactured in 2013 1997
Battery Type 8 AA 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 2.2
Operating frequency 14kHz. 10 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment Audio
Tone ID up to 8 tones Single Tone
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Disc.
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Manual
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.60
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 4.50
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.50
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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 Tesoro Bandido II uMax

Bandido II uMax
This is a good detector, and it's what I currently use. I've had it about 1 year, and bought it used on eBay. I did have a short in the coil, which Tesoro promptly serviced for me. This detector takes quite a bit of time and practice to get used to, as it's a single-tone discriminator. It's the only detector that I've found gold with, but you've gotta be willing to dig the pulltabs.

With all my detectors, the 4" coil is a must-have accessory, as the stock coil is only used at the beach. I also use the widescan coil, while expensive, can work great in the right conditions.

Brian Gilbert from USA

Thumbs up! 82
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