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Randy, I'd like to argue with you about the 5900 Di Pro ...

December 16, 2018 09:56AM avatar
... but I really can't. With one excepted addition, I naturally have to agree with you because the 5900 Di Pro was my favorite 'deep-seeking' 4-filter model. I was travelling home from a week-long class I gave in Prescott Arizona in June of '94 and stopped at a dealer friend's store in Salt Lake City where, being a bit short on funds, I worked a partial trade of my 5900 Di Pro for a brand new XLT.

I really enjoyed what the XLT provided in performance once I established my main-use 'Bushwhack' program for it, and the extra coils I had for my 5900 worked just fine on the XLT, especially the 6½" Concentric 600 Blue Max.thumbs up By the end of that fall I was enjoying my XLT, but had a soft spot for the manually GB'ed 5900 Di Pro and had to track down another newer specimen.

For most of my contracted Cache Hunting about that time, it was the 5900 Di Pro that I put to work, and it also got the nod when I hit the wide-open older parks in the Portland, Oregon area for some deeper coins. The only 4-Filter detector that I preferred over the 5900 Di Pro SL in that 4-Filter category for depth of detection was a 6000 Pro XL and later an XL Pro (same detector as you know) that I acquired. I have compared them side by side in a number of different sites and they were too close to try and give an edge to either one of them.

I really preferred the manual GB of the 5900 Di Pro and wish they would have offered an XL Pro 'M' with a Manual GB control. My bad back and health has bothered me since the on-the-job injury at Compass in Sept. of '87 and as it progressed to get worse, and got me relying on a cane in early '93, I've had to be more attentive of the weight and balance of a detector/coil combination and really appreciated the better feel of the smaller control housing of the XL Pro.

But other than an XL Pro model that has given me comparable in-the-field depth, I have to agree the 5900 Di Pro was the best of the 4-Filter / faster-sweep motion based Discriminators to come along. I envy that you have a nice specimen and are able to get-out and enjoy it.

Without a doubt, one of White's Electronics better detectors.

Monte

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Subject Author Views Posted

XLT vs XL Pro which do you prefer and why?

Druid 411 December 11, 2018 10:13PM

My most accurate and deepest contender in the White's 4 filter category is?????

Hombre 381 December 15, 2018 03:44PM

Randy, I'd like to argue with you about the 5900 Di Pro ...

Monte 347 December 16, 2018 09:56AM

To answer a tough question, if forced to pick only one, I prefer ...

Monte 406 December 12, 2018 09:34AM

Re: To answer a tough question, if forced to pick only one, I prefer ...

Druid 278 December 12, 2018 10:24AM

Perhaps that XLT is available . . . . . . smiling smiley

UtahRich 336 December 14, 2018 10:29PM

Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

Monte 304 December 15, 2018 07:55AM

Re: Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

OregonGregg 293 December 16, 2018 08:17AM

Re: Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

Druid 266 December 16, 2018 03:14PM

Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Monte 285 December 16, 2018 06:17PM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

UtahRich 275 December 16, 2018 11:04PM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Druid 271 December 17, 2018 09:10AM

Rich(Utah), I am sure the XLT would have worked quite well for you.

Monte 333 December 17, 2018 04:57AM

XLT 's old and new . . . .

UtahRich 308 December 17, 2018 04:52PM



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