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« on: August 20, 2012, 05:10:15 pm »
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I have 10 year old Whites xlt that I use in a custom motion program which basically has the gain increased and the iron discrimination reduced.  I depend upon the sound and the LCD readout.  My reasons may be incorrect but my pile of treasure grows larger every trip out.  The canned programs don't measure up by comparison.  I never rely upon the readout alone or the sound alone.  Sound, readout and my experience with targets are far superior, to my way of thinking.  I have used White's detectors for over 40 years.  

Recently, my xlt was stolen.  I am looking at the MXT because it appears similar to the XLT, and presumably I can insert a custom program to my liking.  Also, the MXT has a coil similar to the xlt.  

What do members think about my method?  Compared to White's DD detectors?  I have found gold nuggets in Nevada but the XLT is worthless in hot ground like Australia.  Would the White's DFX be an alternative as an all around detector here in the U.S.?



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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 05:25:17 pm »
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Doodlebug, welcome from Arizona.

       When it comes to your method, I'm all for it.   I hunt mostly by ear (having gone so far as to switch to a Tesoro Super Lobo so I'm less distracted), BUT someone who takes the time to learn ALL the signals his/her machine is giving will do better than a person who focuses on only one set of signals and ignores the other.   It's called "learning your machine"....and no matter which set of signals you prefer to use, LEARNING YOUR MACHINE and how it talks to you is always the key.

         I'll leave the others to talk about the relative merits of the XLT vs the DFX.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 05:33:00 pm »
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Yep, Computers lie.

If it works for you and you know what it's saying it works. Cool

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 06:55:25 pm »
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Thanks BA for your reply.  I feel good that you agree with my method.  It isn't perfect, and I dig a whale of a lot of junk but because I've had beautiful jewelry (like a tiffany silver spider) come up rattley and broken, but there was something strong about the sound and lcd response that motivated me to dig it up.

Thank you again...

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 08:26:02 pm »
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Hi Doodlebug. Your dead on. I have been primarily using Whites since .....Yikes.... did the math..  40 years now! On the old machines I always found ya need to stay tuned to the small nuances of the tone. Then follow up with a few meter tricks. The old machines had a tendency to not show a good deep item but they would almost always id a bad one and when you couldn't get a bad indication.... that was the usually the deep goodies!!! Took me a while to get the knack of that on the XLT. Once I got off the factory programs and started tweeking, in came the goods. Trying to learn the MXT now and it seems like it is going to be easier than the XLT with no #$$# menus to mess with all the time. Wink

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