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    DFX or another MXT?

    I have been using whites detectors for over 10 years and currently own an MXT PRO with several coils. I am wanting a backup detector and am either going with another MXT or a DFX as both use the same coils. I have never owned a DFX but am intrigued by the dual freq. (I owned an early v3i but flamed out on the learning curve). I have read many great things about the DFX. Is it a good prospecting machine as well as a C&J unit?


    I was hoping that people who have used both might be able to give me some ideas as to what to expect if I go with the DFX. I know that the learning curve will be there and I am very happy with the MXT, but the dual freq. options and enhanced discrimination settings make me wonder if should buy the DFX just to be able to approach any hunting area with two different technologies.
    Thanks in advance, any information is welcome
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    If you were not concerned about the coils matching i would have said the mxsport would be a nice addition to the arsenal.

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    I own both .... DFX would be an excellent choice .... It will improve your ability to work in high EMI areas, and on the beach. It will also allow you to better tailor the detector to YOUR style of hunting and the patch you're working.

    The ability to use your existing coils on either machine is also a plus.

    I think you'd enjoy the DFX. Its Menu system is much simpler and more straight-forward than the V machines. You can still tailor and save your favorite programs in an easy to use library system. (Just not as many as with the V machines).

    Finally, owning two of the same unit is OK in terms of backup, but you don't have any "room to grow" once you have fully mastered the MXT.

    I'd recommend the DFX ....
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    I'm with Fox 100% on the DFX.
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    Thanks for the feedback, I have been leaning towards the DFX, so now just need to find a deal......has the mxsport gotten past its infancy issues, it was getting alot of bad press early on and I quit tracking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntnflyr4fun View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, I have been leaning towards the DFX, so now just need to find a deal......has the mxsport gotten past its infancy issues, it was getting alot of bad press early on and I quit tracking it.
    very much so, all problems I have heard of have been addressed. Been a stellar machine for me.

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    The Sport had a few bugs to work out but all is good now.
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    Found a deal on a DFX with two coils, the std. 300mm and a D2. Not sure about the 300, thinking I might flip it, also already have a D2 on my MXT Pro, so maybe sell that also and then buy a different coil that would compliment both my machines. My MXT PRO currently has a 4x6 shooter, 8x6 SEF and 10"D2....Am thinking I should add a 5.3 concentric or something when I make coil changes, any ideas what would be a great compliment to both my MXT and DFX?
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    Do any tested program tweaks exist that you want to share? Sounds like your experience with the DFX runs Deep.
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    I was going to say try the 6x10”DD or if you would like to cover ground fast the Detech 13”DD. I think I would go for the Detech. Yes, it’s an aftermarket coil and yes it still makes me cringe that I like it but there’s no doubt it works incredibly well and it’s truly light weight. You have the 4x6”DD Shooter so you have a small high trash coil. Go big! If you end up with the Detech, I think you will have a great arsenal. I like the 950 Eclipse too. It’s nice to use in a high EMI area. Hmm, coils, coils, and more coils. What to do, what to do!
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    If you don't own a 950 concentric, you should !!
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    Well the deal on the DFX fell thru, but I went ahead with purchasing both a 950 concentric as well as a Detech Ultimate based on the recommendations from Fox and RChalker...They will expand the capabilities of my MXTPRO until I come up with another detector to share them with.

    Thanks for the insight all....
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    You can’t go wrong with the arsenal you have now.
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