Whites Spectrum XLTPrice: $800
Based on 49 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.86
Whites Spectrum XLT
ive found generally, the bad reviews on it are all by peple who tried to use it on the beach. it CAN be used in this way, but you have to set it up for beach hunting. also, why can't any of you use "puncuation"?....you know, those little funny shaped things you see on the end of sentences? <-(like this?)
i would imagine that its the guys who have no punctuation at the end of there sentences that are having the problems, it looks as if they didnt finish the first grade! <--see that...thats "punctuation".
XLTMaster from USA
Whites Spectrum XLT
The xlt does have a learning curb but once mastered its a great machine that you will never out grow
Doc from USA
you gotta stop and screw around with it all the time. way to many settings on it. very hard to use not user friendly at all.
the display is a joke on it it's good for one thing. break it up and take it to the scrap yard. worst machine i've ever used.
Jamie from USA
I bought an XLT. It is really super. Yes, it took a bit of reading, playing, tweaking, etc, to learn to use it well. But, it was much better then the Bounty Hunter, straight out of the box. Now that I have learned how to set up the XLT, it is a dream.
Schnuki from USA
End of year coin totals 2003
This was my first year detecting I got my detector in april, clad total is, 2714 coins
1333 pennies 323 were wheaties
12 kennedy halfs all found in 1 spot under a swing
Old and Silver coins!!!
1 1766 King George copper hybernia vg
1 1773 Spanish 1 Reale vg
1 1781 Spanish 1 Reale f
1 1787 Nova Ceasarea vf-xf
1 n/d cut in 1/2 nova constellatio
2 n/d coppers "unidentifiable"
2 Draped Bust LC 1797, n/d
1 Classic Head LC 1810 g
4 Coronet Head LC 1831 g, 1838 xf, 1843 vg, 1844 f
1 Flying Eagle Cent 1858 vg-f
5 Indian Head Cents 1865 xf, 1874 xf, 1876 vf, 1883 yuck , 1900 vf
1 2 cent piece 1864 f
1 Half Dime 1853 g
1 Liberty V Nickle 1898 yuck!
3 Buffalo Nickles 1924,1938, n/d
12 War Nickles "11 from same yard"
1 Bust Dime 1832 vg
2 Seated Liberty Dimes 1838-O no stars vf, 1875-S in wreath vf
15 Barber Dimes 1897 g, 1900 g,1903 g, 1904 vg, 1905-O vg, 1906-O g, 2 1907 g,vf, 1907-O g, 1908 g, 2 1910 g,vf, 1910-D vg, 1911 vg, 1914 vg.
368 Mercury Dimes "very large silver cashe found june 7th 2003, 11 barbers,266 mercs,98 roosies were in the cashe"
227 Roosevelt Dimes
3 Seated Quarters 1857 vg, 1876 g, 1891 g
27 Washington Quarters
1 Barber Half 1910 f-vf
6 Walking Liberty Halfs 1937-S vg, 1940 vf, 1942-D xf, 2 1943-S f, "1945 vf, my first silver coin found april 4th 2003."
1 Franklin Half 1961 xf
1 Kennedy Half 1964 f
3 Morgan Dollars 1882 vf, 1889-O vf, 1901-O f
TIP: If you gonna primarily detect a beach then buy a beach specific detector :) J.D.
J.d. in pa. from PA
P.S. Guys, try using some punctuation eh? Makes things easier to read!
Steve from USA
You can't get anywhere close to the wet sand with out the machine going crazy. it couldn't take the heavy mineralization of the sand, and there was no way to correct it. it had great depth and it pinpointed perfectly, but the machine was not made to hunt in all conditions.
I found the reject and accept and the learn features were very hard to understand and adjust to, so to make along story short I found someone with a brand new fisher cz7-apro which I love and it's a dual frequency machine
Trey from USA
I didn't know about ground mineralization. then I found out from Garrett's, so I started studying and searching. I was torn between the Minelab Explorer, the Garrett GTI 2500 and the Whites XLT.
Well the only dealer close was a Whites, so I went and he demonstrated an XLT. I had already talked to my uncle that had GTI 2500 Garrett, and my brotherinlaw in Florida has a Minelab Explorer, and both agreed try the Whites XLT, and if ya dont like it, one of us will trade with you.
I'll put it this way, I'd ask quite a bit of boot from either of them. I bought the XLT and I am crazy over it. I love my XLT its been right 98 percent of my digs, and I just love the ease of everything. Now I am in no way putting down Garretts or Minelab they both have excellent products, matter of fact in October for my b-day my wife is gonna buy me a Minelab Explorer, he he She just dont know it yet.
I love Whites XLT though I only need some accessories, and then I'm set. A small coil for trash areas, and a hot shot 15 inch bohemuth for seeing what's in China then I'm happier than a coondog with a big ol bone hope I've helped.
See y'all ponylee.........
PonyLee from Southeast KY Coal Country
I was at Laurel lake spillway beach last week, I got a number off the charts on my xlt it went into overload then i passed over it a little faster and at a slightly different angle, and it showed me a dime I pin pointed both, the piece of flat iron was at 11 and 1/2 inches just were it said. But here's the kicker, the dime showed to be 13 inches deep at the other angle, so i dug them and looky here, at exactly 11 and 1/2 was the iron but here's the kicker, exactly 1and 1/2 inches below the iron wich was 10 inches long and 8 inches wide was a 1966 dime, and i didnt have ta ask nobody with a garrett to pinpoint it. lol
my garrett gta 350 also went off on the iron but not the dime, my wife was speechless so much the next target she aquired she asked me to dig it for her, so i got down and was diggin when i heard a loud beep. i looked up my wife had my xlt 25 yards away smilin and I had the garrett next to me for a leanin post.
I had ta follow her around the rest of the day diggin her finds she wouldn't gimme my xlt back. just like a woman lol.
Hope i've helped someone, you cant expect to compare a brand new 2003 whites xlt to a 1995 garretts gta 350 i understand, but i will say i have hunted with my uncle and his gti 2500 and his mouth waters every time the xlt goes off.
You be the judge, different machines will act differently in different soils or states i learned this the expensive way..laters ponylee.........
PonyLee from KY