Whites Spectra V3 and V3i
Based on 41
Avg. Ease of use:
Very nice features, Very High tech
January 29, 2010
I've had this detector only a few weeks now, and it is very much a
different machine than my old DFX, it is much deeper, and the target ID is
really good, I really enjoy the graph feature that shows size and probable
target and I LOVE the wireless headphones, I agree with some of the other
users that the price is sort of outrageous, but I bought mine used for much
less than Whites retail price, I also agree that the stock DD coil is
marginal at best, but I acquired a 950 V rated coil and a super 12 V rated
coil and those 2 are all I will probably ever need.
There is quite a learning curve to this machine, so certainly give it some
time before you give up on it if you buy one.
La Verne , CA
December 24, 2009
If Whites wants to invent and sell a detector where you read lots of new
meter information, it should be accurate. After looking/hearing all the new
bells and whistles, does it find more? All I can say is - Not yet! I should
have tested one before buying. After all is said and done, it better find
more than my $100 detector (which it does not) or something is wrong here.
Yes, White's needs to pay the bills so it's up to the buyers to send a
message - IT'S TOO EXPENSIVE!
Happy Whites Owner
November 01, 2009
I purchased a new Spectra V3 and within hours was out searching for lost
gold and much to my suprize within ten minutes I found a gold wedding band
. This machine is simple to operate . As a Old friend once told me "You Pay
with Peanuts you get a Monkey to do the Job ! " So this machine is worth
every penny I paid for it! Very pleased owner .
What we really want from a unit...
October 28, 2009
I have been detecting since i was 14. I am 60 now. I have had all the best
whites detectors ever built. So I think I know what I am doing in the
field. But I just want to let you know what "most" in this hobby Really
Really want out of a good unit...
1. a great silver coin detector !!
Forget the discrimination! Make one that goes very deep just for silver
alone. Hey it's almost the year 2010... Imagine, no bells and whistles, no
tweaking-- no "getting use to" machines, no false signals. Just
Silver--Then you would see us paying your asking price with out any
sighing- If this idea is not for the other small percent of users, then
keep your difficult machines for them to fool with. For most though, we
can't stand digging up a quarter or dime signal and getting a cut piece of
aluminum can or a piece of copper pipe... just for once, can we have
something we want and can "really" depend on? Thanks.
Robert S. from
September 30, 2009
Had a problem with my spectra, sent it in and Whites, much to my surprise
replaced it with a brand new unit, plus coil. The turn around was great,
and I am one happy detecter person with the great service.
VERY OVER PRICED!!
September 08, 2009
I agree with a lot of other people that the Spectra is very much over
priced. I will NOT!! pay that price for it.
Ft Worth TX
August 17, 2009
There are so many advanced features in this detector. I am surprised it is
not priced over $2000.00. Thank you White's.
OVERLY PRICED TOY/
August 08, 2009
Whites. I owe you respect for your great detectors, but come on, this price
for your spectra v3 is out of range. Come off your price and more people
will buy your spectra v3.
CHARLES GLISSON from
Great Detector With Not So So Good Coil
July 07, 2009
This detector is without a doubt a step above the DFX. I have spent the
last 3 years with the DFX and when I finally got my hands on the V3 it
stood up to all the hype. This is a very deep running detector with great
features. The amount of feedback available on a target is simply amazing. I
have used older versions of the 950, 6x9 Eclipse, and the Super12 coils on
the V3. They can not handle the TX boost at higher gain settings, but other
than that they ID and run well on the V3. On the down side, the stock D2
coil has a high rate of failure. I went through 2 of them before replacing
it with a Super12 coil. The D2 coil is certainly not up to the White's
standards that we know and have come to expect from this company.
There service as usual is second to none in taking care of their customers.
This is a great detector for anyone. From beginner to advanced will find
this unit a keeper.
White's best detector to date
June 17, 2009
Have been using the V3 for more than 6 months now. As usual you see people
selling there V3 after just a few weeks of use. This machine takes several
months to get a feel of and I am constantly learning new things about it
each time I use it. Not a detector for someone just starting in the hobby.
This is a great detector you just have to be patient with and listen and
watch what it telling you. Use only V optimized coils as the regular
DFX/MXT/M6 coils do not report correct target information. It's a very
advanced machine and will deliver outstanding results when operated
correctly. It's not a revamped DFX and is much more advanced than any other
detector I have used. It's excellent in iron and has very good depth. It
has every feature that you could ever want in a detector and you won't
likey ever outgrow this detector!