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Options Whites MX5 Whites MXT Tracker
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $800
Manufactured in 2013 2002
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 4
Operating frequency 14kHz. 14 KHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment Numeric+Icons
Tone ID up to 8 tones Single Tone
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Relic
  • Prospecting
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.63
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.40
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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

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Most helpful review for Whites MXT Tracker

Know the MXT Facts
The MXTs are great machines and I see someone here has spent a lot of effort putting them down.
So heres the facts according to the man who designed it, In 1998 was when the MXT hit the drawing board as true multi purpose machine.
As a result of the massive amount of work that went into the design they had enough to build another machine, and so the GMT Goldmaster was born, and as work and fine tuning went on the final product was the MXT released in mid 2000.
Most of what is in the MXT is all new not borrowed from the GMT, remember the MXT was being built first. The Tracking system and the Iron grunt are the only things they share, the V-SAT system in the MXT is all new and so is all the rest of the software.

The reason the MXT is a little noisy is because you need the high gain to find tiny nuggets and hence the +1,+2,+3 area on the gain dial, and from the preset downwards is the normal gain area and seeing as coins are bigger than tiny nuggets there is no reason to use the +1 etc area of the gain but that is your choice, and the only other place that you would need that kind of high gain is in Europe when looking for thin hammered coins if the ground allows,
but in the US this is just a matter of choice of do you want to run your machine that hot and most of us do love that power.

I have used that machine in Iron infested sites with over 3500 years of junk polluting the ground, and I have used the minelabs that you talk of and they are great machines, but they don't work very well in these iron filled sites because of their recovery speeds and their lack of sensitivity to gold.

The MXT is a machine that you can take to the four corners of the world and know you have'nt left much behined, And back to the high sensitivity thing again as another wise person said here just because its there you don't have to use it but its nice to have it in reserve, with the gain set to 7.5 using the 300 coil I saw a person find and dig a English half penny at 11 and a half to 12" and I measured it with a ruler and that is about half way on the gain knob, so believe me it is deep, and it still has the best tracking system available.

So don't worry about machines that are no longer made. You can find the truth about who, how and why the MXT was built
if you go to Whites site and click on the MXT then click on documentation and read the engineers report by the man who built it.
MR Dave Johnson who is also responsible for building over 17 of the most popular machines from at leased the last two decades, and I'd like to thank all you people who wrote reviews here because you all helped me buy my MXTs many moons ago and I wish you all the best, and thank you to the owners of this site for being so helpful.

John.W from London

Thumbs up! 153
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