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IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: St Bernard
Date: February 20, 2018 09:05PM
Is the MXT ALL PRO getting to be older tech compared to lots of other single frequency detectors such as Garretts AT MAX. AT GOLD, AT PRO and mine lab X-Terra 705, Makro, NEW IMPACT, FISHER F75 series and others. I do not know but
it seems like Whites would come out with a new upper end single frequency to compete with the other new detectors with the latest technology. One other thing most all others have done away with knobs but not all. Most now have touch pads which seems to be the trend today. What do you think???

Thanks Bill



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2018 09:31PM by St Bernard.

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Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: pescadore
Date: February 20, 2018 11:04PM
If I had a MXT Pro, I wouldn't trade it for 5 of the ones you named. I had a MXT and it was a great machine and wish I had never parted with it. I have a Treasure Pro now and it's a good little machine but not near as deep as the MXT. I hope to have a MXT Pro someday when I can afford one.



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Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: February 21, 2018 06:27AM
You couldn't pry my original MXT or my MXT Pro from my hands. Just saying......



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!
MXT
MXT PRO
With an arsenal of coils.

The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: JaWi.
Date: February 21, 2018 09:23AM
I have a MXT All Pro and new MX7. Owned a Garrett AT Pro, AT Max, Fisher 75 and still like my White's machines better. Better built, balanced better than most, plenty deep and super customer service. Maybe the multi-frequency might have a edge?? Just like American Made for me.

Also Have a IDX Pro with mods.
Posted by: JaWi.
Date: February 21, 2018 09:45AM
A lot of newer machines will have trouble keeping up to that old timer.

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: February 21, 2018 01:58PM
I have had my first MXT when they first came out, not a bit of trouble out of it. When Whites said they were going to stop making the MXT I got a demo model that had never been on the ground, I have used it one time to be sure it worked like my first and put it up till my first one quits or I die. My wife might have a nice one to sell if my first out lives me.

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: February 21, 2018 06:57PM
I have and use the MXT PRO. It is a great relic Hunter and it shoots deep.

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: February 21, 2018 11:14PM
The MXT PRO and the M6 are the tools of my choice .I've had quite a few other detectors over the years but for my needs these fit the bill . I'm not looking to buy any more detectors .

I'm no expert, however my two cents........
Posted by: padiggin
Date: February 22, 2018 10:23AM
.....is that no, this is not "old" technology. Detector "technology" has not changed very much since I got into this hobby 20 years ago. As a matter of fact, my first detector (Tesoro Stingray) still works great and does the job just fine when I need to use it. Bought it in 1994, and Tesoro refurbished it for me. Still works great! But in regards to the MXT, I bought one of the early MXT's when they first came out in the early 2000's, a few years later I sold it off, with all the accessory coils. I really regretted that, and have since bought another used but great condition early MXT's and the accessory coils again. I love the MXT and it's my "go to" machine for just about every hunting application. I guess all these newer detectors with their "multi-frequencies", push pad controls, etc are nice to have, but they don't make the detector work any better, for my hunting applications, in my humble opinion anyway. I think all those push pad electronics are just another thing that can go wrong and need repair in time. I've had other electronic devices with push pad controls and they always seems to eventually give me trouble in time. I'll stick to the control knobs thanks. Bottom line for me: I love my MXT, always use my MXT (unless conditions dictate otherwise), and I won't be selling my MXT.



Don


Reading, Pennsylvania


Current machines:
MineLab Equinox 600
Tesoro Stingray
Tesoro Tejon
Whites MXT
Whites TDI

Re: I'm no expert, however my two cents........
Posted by: cedarswamp
Date: March 06, 2018 10:37PM
I have the original MXT will not part with it however I have seven other machines some metioned. You could swing a month and try and find a target that the MXT couldnt hit but I dont know if you could coil for coil.My favorite setup 8x6 sef coil relic mode switch forward disc. 1 iron grunts and N.F. has a high tone watch I.D.s dig above foil this seperates as good or better than some of the newer detectors I have in iron.Getting a positive id past 8 inches on a dime becomes difficult but still produces an audio past this point.Some of the newer machines will id better at fringe depths and run more features, and offer coils that put an advantage.I have machines that will go deeper but not ment for trashy parks mineralized ground is another question but have good soil here in michigan so have to leave comment for the guys in the south they have a name for that dirt lol.So how could I justify having eight detectors if the MXT could find lets say 90% of the targets?Ability to select the best suited for the job and the enjoyment I get running different machines.In my opinion the MXT will run with the most detectors on the market today,,,,,CEDAR

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Re: I'm no expert, however my two cents........
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: March 07, 2018 06:44AM
CEDAR, Great post. Thank you!



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!
MXT
MXT PRO
With an arsenal of coils.

The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: GA1dad
Date: March 07, 2018 10:59AM
I wouldn't say it's old technology. I would however offer that it is falling behind in ergonomics and economics ( sorta ). There are some pretty good machines out there that are a pleasure to swing at just over 2 pounds. Also, 8 AA batteries is a bit much for modern detectors IMHO.

That said, I have an MXT 300 that I just can't bring myself to part with. In fact, it is sitting by my door now just waiting for the weather to clear up.

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: mntnflyr4fun
Date: March 25, 2018 11:25AM
Simplicity, versatility, performance....MXT will run with em all.....

Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: sweeper60
Date: July 15, 2018 01:39PM
None of the newer machines can do anything that the MXT hasn't done 12-15 years ago and there are so many coils made for the MXT that there is nothing it can't do from prospecting to hunting for caches 3 feet deep, As for the weight issue, People who buy the MXT's are people who want a detector that is all but bomb proof. The prospecting world is a tough environment and if a detector is not built tough then it just won't cut it, It makes me laugh when people complain about the weight at 4.3Lbs and then they go and swing a 6Lbs Pick, I bet they would not complain if it found a 10Lb Nugget and I bet they would have not trouble lifting that or complain about it's weight.

When something is built right It makes no excuses and the MXT has gone down in History as the best Gold finding VLF in history shared or followed closely by the GBII and the GMT. no matter what comes out, you can't reinvent the Wheel.

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Re: IS THE MXT PRO OLD TECHNOLOGY TODAY ???
Posted by: John (Ma)
Date: September 14, 2018 08:33AM
I had an MXT then sold it only to buy another one after using a couple of high dollar machines. I like the simplicity and I've found plenty. I don't feel under gunned and it's very reliable

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