I’m really liking my new hobby. I think I might be addicted. I recently bought a White’s MXT All Pro with a 950 Eclipse coil. You can also get one with the DD coil too and all the eclipse coils will work on this machine as well. So, I don’t think versatility will be much of a problem. It’s been a very nice machine so far, I don’t have any complaints. After watching the DVD White’s sent with it along with the directions it is a pretty easy machine to operate.
It has three different settings for coin and jewelry, relics, and prospecting. The auto trac feature works great. That has three separate settings as well. One for Salt which would be for beaches and/or highly mineralized areas to help with the ground balance. The center position is for locking the ground balance if you are in an area where the mineralization may cause problems. And auto trac that continues to adjust the ground balance. In lock position it holds the initial ground balance and monitors the mineralization changes. The MXT also has a ground grab button on it to temporarily lock the ground balance. The MXT All pro is also equipped with a backlight and pin point capability as well.
I did find out with the auto trac if you wave too many things in front of the coil like had full of dirt looking for your target the machine will try to balance it out. If this happens you can just turn the machine off. Turn it back on, and pump the coil a few times to ground balance. If you plan to wave things in front of the coil make sure you put the auto trac in lock so the machine just monitors ground balance. You can use the lock position after you ground balance if you are having mineralization issues as well.
The MXT All Pro seems to be a pretty sensitive machine, and has a really good recovery time. It discriminates really well too. You have to watch that as well. Depending on the size and shape of an object is and how deep it is, it can fool you sometimes. I found a few older pull tabs off older cans. They signaled a good silver signal and the VDI said it had a good probability of being a silver ring. The bars on the screen are really helpful too to help you discriminate objects.
Can’t wait to get back out detecting I think I made a good decision buying this machine. From the research I did before buying a machine I found this one to probably do the best for what I want to do. I don’t think any manufacturer has the best machine. I think it depends on what you want to do with a metal detecting machine. Just depends on how serious you are, what your budget is, and what type of hunting you want to do.
You can spend any where from $200 dollars to $10,000 dollars on a machine. No matter what you get you will find stuff. I’d recommend doing some research, plan your budget to what you want to spend and have at it. If you’re not sure if your going to like metal detecting pick up an in expensive machine and upgrade if you catch the bug. If you have been looking at an MXT All Pro or other MXT detector in White’s line up, I don’t think you would go wrong with any of them. White’s makes a good solid machine.