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Options Whites MX5 Tesoro Tejon
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $700
Manufactured in 2013 2003
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 2.98
Operating frequency 14kHz. 17.2 - 17.6 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment Audio
Tone ID up to 8 tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Disc. Silent Search
  • Slow Auto-Tune A/M
  • Alt. Disc. Silent Search
  • Pinpoint
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 4.49
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.25
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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 Tejon

Why I Came Back To The Tesoro Tejon
I'm on my third new Tesoro Tejon now. I sold the other two due to believing negative comments I read on the various forums.

Beware of anything you read about any detector! Yes, that includes here.

When I think of all the time and money I wasted jumping from one new super brand to the other it makes me very sad.

Today we have tones and meters and all sorts of big talk about frequencies and all the rest. But the bottom line is finds.

With the Tejon I find everything worth finding at a site. I have completely covered sites with the Tejon and when I rehunted them with the latest super machines I found nothing more worth digging.

As a commenter below implied, the Tejon is a nearly perfect detector for coins, jewelry, and relics.

It has depth like I never found in any of those expensive hot-shot brands and models I bought because some know-it-all convinced me it was vastly superior to any other brand or model.

Most of those other very popular “super deep” brands are so noisy and jumpy they'll frustrate you beyond belief and rob you of finds.

Everybody today is talking tones. I found them to be just as misleading as meter readings can be. Targets masked or buried deep often do not sound or read as they do in air tests. Ground masking can and often does change the whole picture.

So today I hear they now have color TV detectors! My! That should prove entertaining.

Then there are the “it ain't like it used ta be” guys. You know, the older Tesoros were much better. I tried those and while good they don't compare to Tesoro's latest models. Do people really think Tesoro would quit making a better machine in favor of an inferior one?

As for me I like finds. Give me the Tejon and you use what you like best.
Coinshooter48 from MI U.S.A.

Thumbs up! 137
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