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Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: October 30, 2017 08:54PM
for change of pace, threw the 10dd on and left v3i at home an hr of usual digging at an old school yard along river Rd westbank N.O. One notch under max sens, low audible hum. All at once I got a threshold "bump", hi tone and 91 vdi flash, heard about this scenario before,dug down 8" , saw the bright edge of a coin, was 41' walking half, only my second one, was a good day.



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Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: October 31, 2017 02:00AM
Nice.



enjoying the vistas and horizons of the Old West.

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: October 31, 2017 05:42AM
Nice going coinjumper! Do you have a picture of it?

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Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: slingshot
Date: October 31, 2017 08:10AM
Love my MX5. Never heard of or tried this. So you heard the threshold bump separately or simultaneously with the high tone? I usually run mine at lower sensitivity but have an area I would love to try this. And were you in 8 tone or 2 tone? Thanks, and congrats.

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: Hombre
Date: October 31, 2017 10:42AM
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coinjumper
for change of pace, threw the 10dd on and left v3i at home an hr of usual digging at an old school yard along river Rd westbank N.O. One notch under max sens, low audible hum. All at once I got a threshold "bump", hi tone and 91 vdi flash, heard about this scenario before,dug down 8" , saw the bright edge of a coin, was 41' walking half, only my second one, was a good day.

Nice find coinjumper,

I can't believe White's dropped the MX5 from the lineup, in the past they have done this with the IDX Pro. They also dumped other great detectors in favor of something new but inferior. The MX5 will become a cult classic, I believe and will be sought after long after the replacement proves to be a lessor detector.

..I set mine up in 1 tone with the first 3 iron segments notched out, it does incredibly well in thick small iron (nails).



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: October 31, 2017 10:52AM
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slingshot
Love my MX5. Never heard of or tried this. So you heard the threshold bump separately or simultaneously with the high tone? I usually run mine at lower sensitivity but have an area I would love to try this. And were you in 8 tone or 2 tone? Thanks, and congrats.
It was 1,2,3, very fast bump, high tone then 91, someone mentioned this in a post way back, I was in 8 tone one notch below max sens.

Re: Took the MX5 out...N/T
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: October 31, 2017 11:00AM

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Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: RLOH
Date: October 31, 2017 01:56PM
Coinjumper, after you dig several targets with this particular response, you will eagerly await the next similar signal. The MX5 is seems to get a "bad rap" , but in my opinion, it is the "sleeper" in Whites lineup. Too bad Whites discontinued it. I sold my last one to a hunting buddy and he routinely out hunts people with detectors costing three times as much. I have sold him two detectors in the last four years and I recently tried to trade for his MX5, but no luck there.

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: October 31, 2017 02:57PM
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RLOH
Coinjumper, after you dig several targets with this particular response, you will eagerly await the next similar signal. The MX5 is seems to get a "bad rap" , but in my opinion, it is the "sleeper" in Whites lineup. Too bad Whites discontinued it. I sold my last one to a hunting buddy and he routinely out hunts people with detectors costing three times as much. I have sold him two detectors in the last four years and I recently tried to trade for his MX5, but no luck there.
We're you the original poster about this scenario? I had been waiting and watching for it for a long time, if you were, thanks for that post!

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Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: slingshot
Date: October 31, 2017 03:47PM
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RLOH
Coinjumper, after you dig several targets with this particular response, you will eagerly await the next similar signal. The MX5 is seems to get a "bad rap" , but in my opinion, it is the "sleeper" in Whites lineup. Too bad Whites discontinued it. I sold my last one to a hunting buddy and he routinely out hunts people with detectors costing three times as much. I have sold him two detectors in the last four years and I recently tried to trade for his MX5, but no luck there.
I once preferred a notch detector but with the 8 tone function I just breeze thru sites and the tones let me know instantly the probability of the target. And the response is so fast I can hear two targets in close proximity- and I hardly ever use the pinpoint function. I knew from day one I would keep this detector.

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: Tony
Date: October 31, 2017 07:15PM
So glad I grabbed an MX5 whilst I had the chance.......exceeded my expectations by a very long way !

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: RLOH
Date: October 31, 2017 07:34PM
Yes, I believe I was the original poster about how deep coins respond with the MX5. I know many people are critical of Whites MX7, but if it is anything like the MX5, I will be trying one. I do believe the auto track can be locked with the 7. Randy is the guru with the MX5 and I totally agree with him when he never had any issues with the auto track. So far a being cheaply built, the days of metal boxed detectors are long gone. I do like the metal boxed Whites detectors, but plastic, carbon fiber is the future. The MX5 was not as light as a Tesoro, but is near perfectly balanced with the rear mount battery. I see nothing wrong with Whites using interchangable parts like the battery compartments, rods, and etc. As long as they perform, I am happy.

Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: October 31, 2017 08:09PM
Whites Detectors are all I use now, when I first started I was all over the place with brands, glad I've settled. I've had whites exceed my expectations by throwing my m6 onto an Mxt rod setup for $0 a few yrs ago, they totally won me over at that moment, American made, great product and service Imho, what else can you ask for?

Congratulations on nabbing a Walking Liberty! :thumbup:
Posted by: Monte
Date: November 01, 2017 05:32AM
They sure don't surface as often as they used to and it's always a thrill to make such a recovery. Only your 2nd W.L. 50¢ piece? How long have you been detecting, and is it mostly in popular urban-type Coin Hunting sites?

You are using what I consider to be one of the better White's detectors to come along in many years ... not counting the more recent MX Sport and pending MX7. I had long leaned on my MXT Pro to take care of most Coin & Jewelry Hunting tasks and also serve me when Relic Hunting older, iron trash choked out-of-the-way sites. For open territory with spare targets I like to use the standard open-frame 9" Concentric coil, but the bulk of my hunting, of any type, had the 6½" Concentric coil mounted on the working-end. Personally, I never was fond of the 10" D2 DD coil and had too many of them fail or just show poor performance.

I see you were using the 8-Tone audio option which is another feature I might have hunted with a total of about 15 minutes. The bulk of my searches had/have me using 2-Tone and rejecting the first three Iron-range segments, or the same Disc. setting and 1-Tone at times. Sensitivity was almost always 8 bars or more. I switched to some other detectors that provided me more versatile performance and packaging that I preferred in January of 2015, and they continue to work exceptionally well.

But I like to use what works, for me and in the really challenging sites I prefer to hunt, regardless of the manufacturer so I have owned and used a lot of brands through the years. I relied on home-built detectors from '65 to '68, but that summer I got my first factory-produced detector in my hands, which was a White's model, and for almost five decades now I have usually had one or more White's detectors in my personal arsenal. Today, that spot is filled with the MX5 simply because I like it's weight and balance, ease of use, and it is a 'friendly' detector for many newcomers to handle, too. I take it out now-and-then but mainly keep it on-hand as a loaner unit for friends, family, and to invite a landowner to use to join in the fun ... as a tool to help get private property access on occasion.

I keep the stock 9" spoked Concentric mounted as it works OK and has a more 'modern' or 'fashionable' look to it than some blah looking coil designs.

Keep your MX5 hard at work and I wish you the best and hope it won't be a longer wait before you encounter another silver half.

Monte



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Nokta: Two each of the following: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX7 (coming soon)

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Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

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Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star.

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Re: Took the MX5 out...
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: November 01, 2017 06:40AM
Monte, I been at it for abt 10 yrs and don't get out alot, urban type coin hunting. I bought my mx5 from you I guess 3-4 yrs ago.

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