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The MX-5 and MX-7 as I look back.

July 15, 2020 08:07AM avatar
I liked the MX-5 when it was released because it made a handy urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting model to complement my MXT Pro which, at the time, was my primary-use detector even though I had other favorite makes and models for different tasks. What I liked about the MX-5 was that it was simple and functional, and it came standard with the open-frame 9" 'spider' Concentric coil. What I didn't like about the MX-5 was that it lacked a 'Trac Lock' and the bulk of the places I hunted were very tough when it came to all sorts of ferrous debris. Iron nails and buckles, hinges, all sorts of wagon hardware and from farming implements, and definitely too much rusted tin. I encountered GB issues due to the amount of iron I was encountering, even though I favored a 6½" coil to work in and around the dense debris.

For the added features, and especially the relocation of the headphone jack and having Trac Lock capability, I preferred th MX-7 over the MX-5. I got slightly better depth, and the added features were helpful, but I didn't find the MX-5 to handle some challenging tests, such as my Nail Board Performance Test, just a little better than the MX-7. Sane size search coils, and the MX-5 could get 8-out-of-8 and the MX-7 only managed 7-of-8.

What I didn't like about the MX-7 was that they didn't use the very nice 9" spoked coil, but went back to that ugly 950 Concentric coil. A backward-in-time look rather than a more modern appearance.

Changing the coil connector and not sharing the already available search coils was a mistake, in my opinion, and I let them know that, but ..... it's too late for White's now.

Monte

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Whites MX 5 vs MX 7 for newbie

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Anonymous User 158 July 15, 2020 07:02AM

The MX-5 and MX-7 as I look back.

Monte 163 July 15, 2020 08:07AM

As I look back...This thread is almost 2 years old and besides that I never missed :Track Lock: on my MX5White's Electronics

Hombre 136 July 15, 2020 08:05PM

Yes, it's an old thread and yes, the MX-5 is good.

Monte 145 July 16, 2020 07:06AM

I own both and the jury is still out on which is bestWhite's Electronics

Hombre 558 October 31, 2018 10:14PM

Re: I own both and the jury is still out on which is bestWhite's Electronics

Druid 497 November 01, 2018 01:29PM

To use a boxing match term ... We have a split decision.

Monte 548 October 31, 2018 12:00AM

Re: To use a boxing match term ... We have a split decision.

Druid 511 October 31, 2018 09:29AM



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