I know that this is a very old post but for those that may be considering getting an MXT, beware that the pinpointing on this machine with the stock 950 coil is just awesome. There seems to be a big difference on how it pinpoints compared to the XLT. If you find a target with the XLT and pinpoint it will have a tendancy to fade a little the more times you do it however the MXT will blast it in your ear and continue to do so when you get right over top of it no matter what depth (up to at least 8"). This unit seems to go deeper than my XLT with a stronger signal at those depths. A couple times I thought it was lying to me only to find a small .22 bullet or a brass shoe eyelet. All three of these items were smaller than the head of pencil eraser and were at about the 8"+ depth. So if your considering a user friendly unit with some depth to it you might be surprised with the results of this machine. I was.