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Options Whites MX5 Tesoro Golden uMax
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $500
Manufactured in 2013 2002
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 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • All Metal
  • Disc.
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.25
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 4.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 3.00
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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 Tesoro Golden uMax

Give it time, and it is a winner.
I've owned three Goldens, and regret it each time I sell one. The bottom line with this machine is that you need to give it time. Tesoro says it has four tones, which is somewhat true... It really has many many more. It has it's own language that you will learn over time.

Solid targets have solid tones. For example -- I found that gold rings and targets similar in composition have somewhat of an ascending tone. But if it is a pulltab, it would be a descending tone on the backswing.

I've taken my golden on the beach alongside my buddy who had his Minelab Excalibur, and it kept right up with him. Why? Is it as deep as an excalibur? I'd say no. But, when you understand what the Golden is telling you, you'll dig plenty.

The notch setting takes some getting used to as well, and you'll need to practice with it for a while. With the narrow notch setting, I hunted a field that was used for rock concerts. It was littered in tabs and crushed pieces of aluminum. I dug three pulltabs that day, and lots of nickels.

Give this one some time, and you will see it's a keeper...
Maineiac from Southern Maine

Thumbs up! 36
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