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MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Hotdawg
Date: July 27, 2017 06:30PM
Went to a small area (6ft x 6ft) where I've been before with my Xp Deus/9" coil and my White's MX5 with the 9" stock coil sniffed out a 1908 Canadian Large Cent. I've hunted over the same area 2-3x with the Deus and going slow with the MX5 found this beauty coin 4 inches deep. I still can't believe it that a mid grade MX5 metal detector out beat the Deus. Was using the coin program in 2 tones(sure love 2 tones - WOW).



White's MX5 W/Stock and Eclipse 5.3 & 4x6 Coils, Tesoro Vaquero.




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Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: slingshot
Date: July 27, 2017 08:15PM
Finally- an MX5 user posts! I love the heck outta mine but hardly ever hear from fellow users. I really don't know how it compares to quality detectors like the Deus- I just know it performs really well. The single tone is also super deep, but the 2 tone keeps you from constantly checking the screen on iron targets. For just coin shooting, the 8 tone is my favorite. Thanks for posting.

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: JEF
Date: July 28, 2017 01:23AM
I keep saying that the MX5 is Whites most underrated machine. In the past I have had the V3i, VX3 and the MXSport. They are all gone but I still have my MX5. I also use 2 tone 99% of the time. It is very simple to use, and just woks really well. I also still have my MXT Pro, but I prefer the MX5. I think it goes a little deeper than the MXT.



Corvallis, OR
Club: Beaver State Coinshooters

Current detectors:
Nokta Impact
Tesoro Bandido II Umax
Tesoro Outlaw
Tesoro High Tone Vaquero
Tesoro Mojave
Whites MX5
Whites MXT Pro
Tesoro Sand Shark
Whites Beach Hunter ID 300

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: ROBOCOP
Date: July 28, 2017 04:11AM
I never tried a Deus. My MX5 has a Detech Ultimate 13" on it. I use the 8 tone setting. I love its' fast response and I can swing it pretty fast. I use a Detector Pro harness on all my machines and I can cover a lot of ground. Compared to my excals and sovereign sometimes it's fun to move fast.

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Hombre
Date: July 28, 2017 07:46AM
I watched as my friend with his Deus walked over a surface "on edge" quarter, my MX5 would get it in any direction. His Deus would only give a double beep in one direction then 90 degrees from that direction......... nothing ! I don't know how his Deus was set up but it left me not impressed with it's performance..LOL



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

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Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: dfmike
Date: July 28, 2017 06:32PM
It's a great find but I wouldn't use any detector that would pass a large cent at 4 inches and that's for sure. Perhaps it was on edge and you wriggled the coil over it at just the right angle to get a hit where the XP missed it.

Both sides are in very good condition. Nice patina. Usually King George's face gets kind of flat or the date is hard to read.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 28, 2017 08:11PM
I have an Etrac and a Deus I find coins with both machines the other misses!
I found a quarter under a rock 6" down that I know my Etrac missed on a narrow curb strip no one detector does all
That's why I go over every spot with both and find way more coins than most people!
I would not give up my deus for any other machine it charges quick holds s charge for ever and light enough for hours of use...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/28/2017 08:14PM by Mkus.

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Hotdawg
Date: July 29, 2017 11:48AM
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Finally- an MX5 user posts! I love the heck outta mine but hardly ever hear from fellow users. I really don't know how it compares to quality detectors like the Deus- I just know it performs really well. The single tone is also super deep, but the 2 tone keeps you from constantly checking the screen on iron targets. For just coin shooting, the 8 tone is my favorite. Thanks for posting.

Thx., slingshot, after watching your video of Monte's nail board test, I decided to take my MX5 to that location. When I first was using my MX5(I never really tried the original 9" stock coil that came with it) it also came with the 6x10 dd coil, sold the 6x10 coil and received the 13" Ultimate coil from White's but found it too heavy. Sold the 13" coil and other stuff to buy a second hand Deus. The MX5 9" stock coil was just sitting in a closet and I kept thinking one day I will have to try that coil. Two weeks ago I started finding amazing big ticket items with that stock coil, first was a 1928 Canadian cent followed by a 1883H Canadian nickel followed by a 9.5 grams men's 10K gold school ring all in two weeks or less. Been going over the same spots that my Deus has been and the White's MX5 has been finding better bigger items that the Deus has missed. These items were not deep at all.



White's MX5 W/Stock and Eclipse 5.3 & 4x6 Coils, Tesoro Vaquero.

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Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: slingshot
Date: July 30, 2017 10:04PM
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Hotdawg
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slingshot
Finally- an MX5 user posts! I love the heck outta mine but hardly ever hear from fellow users. I really don't know how it compares to quality detectors like the Deus- I just know it performs really well. The single tone is also super deep, but the 2 tone keeps you from constantly checking the screen on iron targets. For just coin shooting, the 8 tone is my favorite. Thanks for posting.

Thx., slingshot, after watching your video of Monte's nail board test, I decided to take my MX5 to that location. When I first was using my MX5(I never really tried the original 9" stock coil that came with it) it also came with the 6x10 dd coil, sold the 6x10 coil and received the 13" Ultimate coil from White's but found it too heavy. Sold the 13" coil and other stuff to buy a second hand Deus. The MX5 9" stock coil was just sitting in a closet and I kept thinking one day I will have to try that coil. Two weeks ago I started finding amazing big ticket items with that stock coil, first was a 1928 Canadian cent followed by a 1883H Canadian nickel followed by a 9.5 grams men's 10K gold school ring all in two weeks or less. Been going over the same spots that my Deus has been and the White's MX5 has been finding better bigger items that the Deus has missed. These items were not deep at all.
Thanx! Made my day to know I helped someone! Sometimes a coil matches up just right on one detector and another coil hinders on another detector. For one example, I was ready to let my Ace 250 go until I got the sniper coil. No, it won't match the MX5, but it WILL find coins, jewelry under benches, next to playground equipment, etc. that I can't get with any other ID machine.

Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Welgund
Date: July 31, 2017 07:18PM
I have 13 different machines from the lowly Compadre up to the Deus and CTX3030. All machines will find good stuff behind all machines and certain ones shine in certain scenarios. If I was hunting Canadian coins like that bronze large cent I would not use the Deus, they have to hard of a time on Canadian coins. Mxt, a good Tesoro or some other machines would fare better. Plowed fields, densely packed iron homesteads etc, would opt for the Deus. Hunting old houses, parks for deep silver, ctx3030, a good CZs. It's always good to go over previosly hunted sites with different machines, different khz, depth ability, unmasking ability in trash to find missed items. One machine cannot do it all.

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Re: MX5 Beats XP Deus
Posted by: Mega
Date: August 09, 2017 09:38PM
Thats a very nice 'Edward VII' the patination on it is rather nice,the soil conditions must have favoured the coin as they often come up alot worst than that,it all depends i guess on what chemicals man has used on the fields.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

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