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|Options||Whites MX5||Tesoro Golden uMax|
|Battery Type||8 AA||9V|
|Operating frequency||14kHz.||10 kHz.|
|Target ID||190 segment||Audio|
|Tone ID||up to 8 tones||4 Tones|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Waterproof||Weather proof||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 6
|Avg. User Rating||4.75||4.25|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.63||4.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.75||3.00|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Whites MX5Mx5 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
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Most helpful review for Tesoro Golden uMaxGive 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
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