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|Options||Makro Racer||Whites Spectrum XLT|
|Battery Type||4 AA||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||14 kHz.||6.5 kHz.|
|Tone ID||5 Tones||Custom|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||Auto, Manual, Tracking||Auto|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 10
|Avg. User Rating||4.50||4.56|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.14||5.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.36||4.83|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Makro RacerOutstanding detector
The Makro Racer is the third metal detector that I own and use. I am amazed by the quick response of this unit while working in trash. The depth of recovery is unlike any machine that I have hunted with. I'm finding coins at 18 to 20 inches and I know it will do even better. It's very easy to use. It's very sturdy build but very light weight so you can hunt all day.
Gene from USA
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Most helpful review for Whites Spectrum XLTGreat Deep Relic Machine
I used the Spectrum XLT for about 4 years crawling the hill of Vicksburg. Bought it used for $350 from a preacher and it was the best machine I ever owned.
I've dug tons of relics and shells with it. Very hot on iron and shell. Darn good on brass and lead too.
Made my best find in 2000 with it, a medium lead filled CS buckle pictured in E&W Treasures April 2000. Found in a CS camp beat to death with all kinds of machines. Whites even used my pic in their add that month.
Just scroll on down to Relic Mode and do a little tweaking and just glide that coil all over and up next to trees and gullies ever so smoothly and listen. Just an awesome machine. You don't have to whip it like a step child like other machines. Best deal going these days with everyone claiming to have the best and selling over priced plastic junk for upwards of $800-$1000. Its like they set their detector prices like gas prices at the pump, future digging I suppose.
A good used XLT can be had for a realistic price of $300-$400. If your like me and are sick of every detector maker claiming theirs is the best nowadays just because they put a bigger than 8" DD coil on their new machines and call it "revolutionary", then get a XLT. It was way ahead of its time and its better than a lot of the top of the line crap today. Get one, you won't regret it.
James R. from Hohenwald TN.
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