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Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: coinspader
Date: April 15, 2018 12:09PM
I am trying to choose between an M6 or an IDX pro, I hunt in medium mineralized soil mostly in park situations. Any opinions?

Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: vito
Date: April 15, 2018 01:05PM

Depending on the availability of coils I'd go for the M6, plus it has tone ID. IMHO

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Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: Diggindumbstuff
Date: April 15, 2018 01:47PM
Never used an Idx, have read great things but the M6 is a great and very underated machine. My Pops has been using one for years now and regularly spanks my rear. I can't believe how well this seemingly simple machine works. Detech 8x6 makes it even better.

I dig with and because of my DAD!

Another vote for the M6 with a 6X8 coilN/T
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: April 15, 2018 10:29PM

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Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: Albert
Date: April 15, 2018 10:37PM
m-6 plus eclipse 6x10 coil . Deadly

Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: coinspader
Date: April 16, 2018 01:46AM
I ended up getting a really good deal on a QXT, not as good as the M6 but I have a lot of fun using them :detecting:

M6 w/6" Concentric coil.
Posted by: Monte
Date: April 17, 2018 04:49PM
That will compliment the standard coil for all around coin hunting applications.

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Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: Dang
Date: April 18, 2018 12:25PM
ive owened both. go with the m6.

Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: Wayfarer
Date: April 21, 2018 10:45AM
ive owened both. go with the m6.

I've had both too, and I'd also say go with the M6. The IDX Pro is an excellent detector and does great in the trash, but the M6 is just as good and includes some extra features over the IDX like tones, a depth meter, a numerical TID, and an excellent auto tracking ground balance system. There are probably unique situations where the IDX 6.59 kHz does better than the M6's 14 kHz. (Here's a good discussion:,2106791)

Hard choice though, because the IDX is an awesome detector. It's just that the M6 is even better when you consider the whole package, imho.

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Re: Whites M6 or IDX pro?
Posted by: juit
Date: May 02, 2018 08:45AM
They both complement each other

Minelab 705
Nokta relic
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Whites m6

My vote - M6 with 4x6 coilN/T
Posted by: Phillip_in_NM
Date: July 16, 2018 02:11AM

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Mr. Bill modified IDX Pro is my pick:thumbup:
Posted by: Hombre
Date: July 16, 2018 06:21PM
My vote is with the IDX Pro that has the Mr. Bill mod. It is good in the trash with any of the small 6½" concentric 6.59 kHz coils. There are three variations...namely the BlueMax 600, the 5.3 BlackMax and the newest, the 5.3 BullsEye. They also have the smaller 4½" BlueMax 350 "Snooper coil that is good, but kinda small and not as deep as the 6½" coils. The best coil I have found for this machine is also a rare coil, the 5½" Ferret "Hot Head" made by the defunct metal detector company "Discovery Electronics."

My IDX Pro with the Ferret coil will air test a dime at 8½" and will do the same in the ground while ignoring nearby nails. It is extreemly fast recovering in the nails with this combo.

" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

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