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    Jun 2020
    Lincolnton, GA.
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    Old White's XLT or buy new?

    I asked about buying a detector a while back after I joined TN. I was wanting to get back into detecting. And was given a few suggestion within what I wanted to spend. Well from that time to now, I put off buying a new detector and bought a new Z71 Silverado instead. And then my ex father-in-law gave me a pretty old XLT detector. The one I used to use when he and I would go detecting.

    My question is...with all the advances in electronics and software etc. over the years. Would I be better off buying a more modern detector? The XLT is around 20 years old. My budget for a new detector would be $400-$500 range max. Cheaper the better!

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
    Minelab Equinox 800 White's MXT
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    My friend just got a Minelab Vanquish and it's performing very well, and it's in that price range. I'd recommend looking at that one.

    The talk is that White's has gone out of business, so you can't service the XLT any more.
    (Side note: I have a White's MXT Pro that is acting eratic, and for the above reason I can't get it serviced. If anyone wants it for parts or whatever please send me a PM. I'm in New Jersey).

    - Brian

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    Daylight is buring

    Nov 2007
    USA
    Etrac, Coinstrike, F70, Explorer XS, Sovereign XS, Spectrum, IDX PRO.
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    Brian I had Whites detecters rebuilt by a guy in TX, his name is Keith
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  4. #4
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    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
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    Buy ya a new machine and use the whites for those times when you want to take a guy digging.

  5. #5
    si
    Nov 2017
    Countryside
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    XLT is not a bad detector. Modern machines would usually have faster recovery speed, hence better separation. So you would be better off, but than again - how much does that metters for you. If the detection depth is not something you bet on, i would go with something like TX850 - a Chinese clone of G2 or Nokta Simplex, if you need a machine for a rainy day. If you need something deeper, than you should peek something of higher price, maybe it's worth to wait for the Apex real user's rewievs to come out.
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  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2020
    Lincolnton, GA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBoy View Post
    XLT is not a bad detector. Modern machines would usually have faster recovery speed, hence better separation. So you would be better off, but than again - how much does that metters for you. If the detection depth is not something you bet on, i would go with something like TX850 - a Chinese clone of G2 or Nokta Simplex, if you need a machine for a rainy day. If you need something deeper, than you should peek something of higher price, maybe it's worth to wait for the Apex real user's rewievs to come out.
    Yeah the Simplex and Apex were recommended to me here initially.
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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
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    I’d get your best deal on a Equinox 600.


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    – Albert Einstein

  8. #8
    si
    Nov 2017
    Countryside
    DBP2010, eeTH
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    230 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There's another thing with Simplex and Apex - both have internal Li battery, so you are looking at around 500 cycles or maybe 3 yeares without service. I guess no more machines for 20+ yeares.
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  9. #9
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    Jun 2020
    Lincolnton, GA.
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    The Simplex doesn't come with a charger? Did I just read that right?!?

    RustyGold, the Equinox600 is lil bit more than I wanna spend. Plus I am no pro. Just wanting to get back into detecting after a 10 year hiatus. Not really even sure how much I will actually go detecting. So I hate to spend a whole lot. Looks like the Simplex has gotten really good reviews. And for the money I wonder how much better the Apex will be when it hits the stores.

  10. #10
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    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

    Jul 2010
    "Kan-a-we-o-la" Head on a Pole N.Y. Seneca Territory of The Six Nations 1779.. now in Catlin N.Y.
    Deus, 11" Low Freq. , 9" X35 Coils, MI 6 Pointer... Nokta Makro Simplex+ WHP, Land or Sea Pointer, Garrett Pointer, King Of Spades 40" KS-D SA and 40" KS-S-SA Lesche 28" Ground Shark Treasur
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    The Simplex doesn't come with a charger? Did I just read that right?!?
    .................................................. ..............
    The Simplex comes with a charger cord... USB to headphone connector .
    you can charge it up .
    Gary
    Last edited by G.A.P.metal; Sep 24, 2020 at 01:54 PM. Reason: Trump
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    Colonel

    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
    EQX 800; CTX 3030; Excal II
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    I suggest you consider the Equinox 600 or one in the Vanquish series. Multi freq is the technology I prefer.
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  12. #12
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
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    The Simplex requires a standard 2.1 A USB wal charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael NY View Post
    Brian I had Whites detecters rebuilt by a guy in TX, his name is Keith
    That would be Keith Wills at East Texas Metal Detectors. You can contact him at www.brokendetector.com or at (903) 734-7773. Good Luck!
    Last edited by ArfieBoy; Sep 25, 2020 at 02:30 PM.
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  14. #14

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
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    I had an XLT for about six months in 2007. It was an excellent detector and I think competes well with more recent ones with a few exceptions. Changing setting on it is a pain and it is much heavier than more recent ones. Ultimately the weight was what caused me to sell it and go for a lighter one.
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  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2013
    warren county NJ
    Whites coin master
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    try to see if you can find a local dealer in your area.Or you can call rich at Colonial detector sale. That who i deal with.
    Its up to you! take your time,and don't rush. You will find the right detector.

 

 
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