Whites QXT ProPrice: $600
Based on 16 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Those of us in the know!.....
You already had, one of the best detectors out there, you just did not give it a chance, or learn it, like we all have?
I used to think the best detector White's ever made, was the Eagle Spectrum? Actually, it was this "sleeper detector", that few ever learn to operate correctly and others try and then sell off quickly.....I direct everyone to Gary's Detecting, in the UK, who is a "consummate professional detectorist"! The QUANTUM XT PRO, (my review, my description!)is one of Gary's favorite detectors, of all time (Number one or two all time favorite!)and my "one of the top 5 all time favorite detectors") along with Discovery Electronics "Goldtrax/Cointrax, Minelab Eureka Gold and XT Series Detectors.....
So, anyway, I've been detecting, myself, for over 40 years, so I think that qualifies me to voice my opinion? Having owned and used most all brands, from late 60's up through 2014 (at last count, I own upwards of 28 detectors currently?) Guys, I am just saying, "Don't bad mouth a detector, you didn't like, just because you gave up on it too soon and didn't learn what it was telling you?..........I rest my case, vsofa.
Max Depth: 11 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Vhs from OREGON
I also own a V3i and I choose these detectors over it when I want to get down to business. The turn on and go and ease of use make these more appealing to me. The V3i can be a little overwhelming. I've found thousands of dollars in coins and relics with these machines. The lack of the VDI scale on these machines doesn't bother me whatsoever because when you get used to them it's pretty easy to tell what you're getting ready to dig. Just takes a little patience.
Aaron Pogue from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nick from San Francisco, Ca
Here I Go Again!!!
I go detecting 6-8 hours per week, 9 months a year. Wish I had more time and better Indiana weather. Since studying and experimenting further, my efforts are paying off.
For years I found the normal treasure; coins and silver jewelry. Now, I find gold jewelry often, as a matter of fact, I'm surprised when I don't find it.
Soon I will have four detectors, three Quantum and one other brand. Guess I'm like a tennis player who uses only one brand and type of racket.
The Quantum talks like a person, constantly giving information, You can hear coins as deep 8 to 9 inches. Personally, I don't like digging that deeply, especially in hard soil.
Learn to setup this detector properly, SLOW DOWN and LISTEN CLOSELY. You'll be successful.
R Smith from Indy
You must read the manual and understand how it works. There is a link below in one of the reviews that points to a site with very good tips on how to use this machine.
The preset programs are good and it has a lot of adjustability. Some users say it chatters too much, but not if you set it up right. Learning its tones can help determine what's a good dig and what's not.
Has a mode that works pretty well on beaches too.
All-around good detector that should be at least a 4 star. You can still find them used, in good condition, at bargain prices.
James A. Weaks from North Carolina
In LOVE and addicted !!!!!
Rodney from Indpls. In.
MAKE YOUR THE QXT ROCK
Bruce from S.c.=USA
THIS MACHINE ROCKS
What impressed me about the unit was lightning quick recovery, I was pulling out coins right next or on top of junk or iron where my other units would null out, this unit locked on even with the 950 coil, I can imagine when I try the 5.3 coil what it will do.
I dig very little junk with this unit once you learn what it is telling you, you have no problem knowing it is a deep coin or goodie and you also have the graph to help you size the target no other whites like this one, also depth in mixed mode is excellent, pinpointing with vco is dead on, I love the tone id, it can be turned on or off in any of the zones nothing like it out there. Easy to set up, the menu is very simple to use, also love the way the unit ground balances, just wave coil up and down until it is stable pull trigger and your ready to go.
Who ever said this is a bad unit better go back to detecting school, please get some experience with the unit before you put it down, I love this machine.
Sal from Ohio/cleveland
Not easy to learn, but worth the reward if you do.
Once you are familiar with it, you will undoubtedly love it. It is very rich with features and tweaks. No, there is not a VDI scale, but it comes close, and definately tries to show you the size of the object. I believe the only negative thing about it is that the memory is volatile, meaning any custom "tweaks" you perform are lost once the battery is removed...and no true VDI scale. The best kept secret is that since people refuse to put in the time to understand it, they get discouraged and will sell them at a great loss.
This means finding a superb detector for very little money. Thanks!
Rusty Bottlecap from Montrose, Colorado USA
Hunter from Colorado