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Options Whites MX5 Garrett GTAx 1250
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $600 $650
Manufactured in 2013 1999
Battery Type 8 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 3.9 3.2
Operating frequency 14kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 190 segment
Tone ID up to 8 tones
Search Modes
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance AutoTrac Auto
Waterproof Weather proof Coil only
Warranty 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 6
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Avg. User Rating 4.75 4.50
Avg. Durability Rating 4.63 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 5.00
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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 Garrett GTAx 1250

Garrett GTAx 1250
i bought and tested this brand new gtax 1250 in my brother's yard and found some old stuff. ( i have pictures ) the 1250 has no "true all metal" mode. but this thing goes very deep.
i believe that this is probably the one of the deepest "motion detectors available today" (no true all metal)
this machine is stable and kicks butt!
i can truly tell you this...trust on the gtax 1250, it won't let you down.
rickey pate
p.s. buy a new digger, you will need it!

Rickey from USA

Thumbs up! 82
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