Whites Classic IDX PRO
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10 year old IDX Pro
June 19, 2011
I bought my IDX Pro over ten years ago and really can't complain much at
all, a depth meter would be nice but lack of it never bothered me very
much, I have more than paid for it with all the coins I have found.
Batteries seem to last a long time as long as I use the good quality ones.
I think I will keep this machine a few more years before I look for
Ray T. from
Visalia, CA USA
Second Hand IDX Pro
September 10, 2010
I bought a second hand IDX Pro from my local detector outlet (Detecnics UK)
for £250. It was bought primaraly for my 13 year old son to use as I
use a Minnelab etrac. I tried the IDX on a local field and was amazazed at
just how good a machine this is. It seems a little lighter than the etrac
and I love the fact that it is simply switch on and go. Discrimination is
excellent and I like the simple pin point toggle switch. In my opinion the
IDX rates top with the best of them.
Bognor Regis UK
IDX Pro, Great all rounder !
October 18, 2009
I have owned my IDX Pro for about 9 years, also have other more expensive
higher end machines, DFX and Minelab Explorer. The up market detectors may
have some advantages at some sites, but as the best all round machine the
IDX is still the one I chose to use more often than not. Good depth, good
discrimination. 9 years constant use never a single problem. Ok no battery
indicator. But do you really need one? The newer Whites machines, Prisim
etc were not a step forwards, So if an IDX comes up for sale BUY IT. You
wont be disapointed and it may well out last you!
Difficult to beat.
October 08, 2009
The first 'modern', quality detector I ever owned was the Classic IDX.
Living in the UK, I was spoiled with the finds rate. It was giving strong,
solid signals on Elizabeth I pennies at 6"-7" depth and half crowns
regularly came up from 9" and deeper.
I eventually traded it in for an XLT and later bought a DFX. Even though
they were/are great machines, I still regreted letting the IDX go. Recently
I was offered an almost new IDX and jumped at the chance.
I can honestly say that, for the price it is the finest machine I have ever
worked with. I even use it in preference to the DFX which I still own. A
magnificent detector, they make mincemeat of the Prizm range and outperform
many of the machines that are hundreds of pounds more expensive. Im just
amazed that Whites are no longer making the IDX.
If you want to spend hours playing with AC/DC adjustments, ground balancing
and all the other bells and whistles, get a DFX, they are a great machine
and I love mine to bits. But if you want to walk into a field, turn on and
start making high quality finds at depth, get an IDX, if you're lucky
enough to find one.
Lee Jessup from
Abergavenny, South Wales, U.K.
Whites idx pro
July 02, 2009
Hi, I just bought a Whites idx pro and also I've got a fisher f2. I've been
out with the fisher in the woods and picked up a few coins, but the whites
leaves it in the dust. Where I've been with the fisher, whites have picked
up coins!! I don't care what people think about the detectors whites is
better and if you are going to buy a fisher f2 I am not putting it down, it
is a good detector but whites is the better one.
Big jay from
Trouble with IDX pro
July 10, 2008
I live on an old farm site, and before we bought our first detector we had
found one indian head cent, one large cent (about 1802), several
interesting buttons, tons of horse shoes, a horse stirrup, and tons of
random, yet interesting stuff, including forks, spoons, and knifes that are
over 100 years old. well, we therefore assumed that with our new $550
detector we would be digging up many more things of equal or greater
interest. we were wrong. the detector has never revealed to us anything
deeper than four inches, here, or anywhere else. we have found almost
nothing of interest.
When we get a signal, and we dig up a circle of sod, the object that gave
us the signal, is always in the sod, no deeper.
When we decided to test our detector, we found that it could not register a
nickel lying on top of the ground, but it can do a quarter. Even with the
quarter it wont register it more than 7 inches away. We even tried
adjusting the little screw under the "Made In America" sticker, but to no
Maybe it's just us, or maybe we bought a faulty detector...
To sum it up, if I were to start from the beginning, I would start off with
buying a higher quality detector.
Proven Whites quality
September 20, 2007
I picked up a near new IDX pro from a Friend first 10 min I was finding
Mercury head dimes 5-7 "deep. Good accuracy. and the weight is half what my
old Whites 5900 Di pro .light and simple yet detects well. Im pretty
impressed with the IDX pro so far.
Great Machine for the Money
September 13, 2007
I purchased a used IDX Pro of ebay about 4 months ago. I was just moving up
from a low end bounty Hunter and wanted a machine that was easy to use,
better at disc., and went deeper. I got all those with this machine. I
absolutly love it. It has great disc. and I've found coins up to 8-9 inches
down. So far I've found three large cents, 6 barber dimes, 1894 barber
quarter, and 11 other silvers along with countless clad. great machine
Keith Massimino from
WHITES IDX PRO IS PERFECT IF ONLY
November 19, 2005
If Whites would just add a depth meter, tone ID, low battery indicator, and
backlight,...it would be the PERFECT detector in my opinion! I wouldnt
trade it for a brand new "Prism". I cant understand why Whites is
discontinuing this model. It is a lot easier to use than the DFX and a lot
No depth meter, No VDI #'s.. So why did you buy it
October 30, 2005
if you feel you need those features? I just don't understand people
knocking this Excellent detector because it doesnt have a few convenience
features they enjoy using. It is a proven performer that is still one of
the best in its class.
Personally my only gripe is the balance/ergonomics, after swinging a while
it just feels off somehow. No big deal but not a detector I would want to
swing all day. Its only real competition to date is the Fisher ID Excel
which I personally rate a bit better in iron handling and Oh yeah, it does
have those other features..