Whites Prizm III
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A great entry-level device
October 21, 2014
I use it to be quite some time, I had bought it used, it started recently
to wild beeping, no matter where I looked, I disassembled everything,
turned slightly and now it works better than before, the metal
discrimination is sometimes a bit opaque, would I will buy again :)
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Max Depth: 7 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user?
June 05, 2012
I have had my prism3 for at least five years . I got it when I lived in
mass. I found all kind of great things such as rev. war butt. old
silver coins a v nickel silver dimes indianhead pennies. All in mass. but
here in AZ I have found many different things, coins from Mexico of course.
Tiffany necklace some rings that were not worth much but sure was excited
to pull out of the ground.
Hope you get the idea because metal det. is all about adventure right? Its
the best hobby you can do, you get lots of exercise and you always find
good stuff. So I would say that the prism3 has paid for itself at least
four times over for me. And I would tell anyone to get one and have fun
with it . Happy hunting!
Michael brogna from
My White's Prizm III
March 16, 2012
Can't remember when I bought this Prizm III but it HAS been some time. . .
just got it out and dusted it off and put new batteries in and played
around a little, finding not much but pleased with the dial indicating if
it was a penny, nickel, quarter, etc. It was spot on every time. . .
trying the sidewalk areas of my local town here in a day or two. . guess
I'll have to tell the town police (when they stop me) that my wife lost her
ring. . Oops is that a little white lie? Hey I pay taxes for the sidewalk
grassy areas in a 300 year old town. . thoughts??
Bill Bryan from
February 19, 2012
I really love this detector. Got the thing in the mail and fired it up
without reading the manual and just started monkeying with it found that it
works best on the 2nd strength setting. In no time I found a 1950's wheat
cent a nickle and a slightly newer penny from the 70's. Wow three coins in
about 20 minutes. That was fast! this was in my own back yard. Cant wait to
go to the beach with this thing! I'm agunna come home lookin like larry las
vegas with fat gold rings up and down every finger!!! Awesome machine for
the serious treasure hunter!
July 14, 2011
Just bought a used Prism III as a back-up unit, came home, read some
reviews and thought "Did I make a mistake?"
Sat down and read the online manual for it, then went out to try it. I was
really surprised. It found coins that 4 other detectors missed. I never
once found a false echo, always found something even trash when it sounded.
It never once found a root ....I feel that the bad reviews on this unit was
from lack of reading the manual and 'feeling out ' the machine.
If you take it out of the box and go out to use it ... it may give a false
reading. However, I turned the sensitivity down 2 notches and found things
previously walked over and missed. I own 4 other detectors and am convinced
now I have a great back-up unit or even main unit for a beginner.
Have yet to try it on a beach, but here in my 'test area , it has found
targets others did not. Read the manual and give it a fair try ... great
unit for the price for me. When in doubt, read the instructions.
Gulf coast of florida
Great beginer entry level detector
June 06, 2010
I live in New Zealand and have taken up detecting brought it for 330
dollars, first day went to local beach.
2 x silver rings
10x two usable dollaar coins
20 + old unusable coins couple of pocket knifes and alot of pull tabs haha
had great fun now time to upgrade, recomend for begginer.
Piece of junk
May 17, 2010
It ought to be called a root detector worse detector ever owned returned it
back to the store for refund . DONT BUY you will be sorry if you do.
Bobby collier from
February 21, 2010
Had a prism 3 two years ago, what a pile of junk, very erratic, very
unstable, not very deep. The whites classic 1 I had before it was a much
better machine and great fun to use, a cracking little coin magnet, not
very deep though 5-6 inches max, still much better than a prism, (a
backward step in my view) couldn't wait to get rid. I have a compadre now (
a no bells and whistles no nonsense super little performer).
I agree with chip from n.y.
January 04, 2010
I agree with chip from new york. I also come up with beeping sounds when I
cross paths with some roots what's up with that.
WEST COLUMBIA SC.
Tree roots that show penny or quater
January 02, 2010
Maybe it's me but I turn p-3 on and go some places that are not so trashy
it's the woods and I'll be swinging the coil then all of a sudden beep-beep
2-4 inches down I'll start digging there is a root in the way so I think
the target is below the root so I dig a little more--then nothing recheck
hole, dirt, and ha-ha-ha even the root the beeping vanishes??????????????
Could someone explain that to me.
T. daniels from
West columbia sc.