Whites DFXPrice: $1000
Based on 96 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.24
Avg. Ease of use: 3.71
The best so far
Also on 3kHz for coins it will go as deep as my minelab would but more stable. Ended up with a 10x14" DD coil and a sunray probe attached. Run this with DC on and take the time to learn, this machine will not let you down. Super pinpointing and very stable would be my thoughts of this rating very high. Plus the right coil lets it hit dimes in hard clay at 9 inches. Practice makes perfect.
Todd from Hillsboro, Wi. USA
Hunted out sites still produce with the DFX
I can say that this is one of the best machines I've ever used and I have no intention of switching to another brand in the near future.
I've installed my own programs to use in different sites and have yet to be disappointed.
Once you understand the relationship between the ground balance and the AC and DC sensitivity settings, there is no reason not to find deep, old targets.
B. Antonio from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Xlt to dfx
David from Valrico,Fla
Don't believe what everyone says!
This is not a difficult machine to learn so long as you take the time to comprehend what you are reading and have the patience and persistence to repeat steps and learn the effects of your changes if they are evident, not always the case....and frustrating when you can't tell whether you've had any positive results or not.
Long story shorter........don't believe all the hype about dimes at 11 inches.....don't count on it without either some perfect ground conditions and some serious good fortune.
I'm not putting the DFX down, but rather making someone else that may be contemplating a purchase.... as was I a few months ago..... understand that this machine is NOT as magic or SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS as a lot of people make it sound.
I am overall pleased with it, but very disappointed with a DFX300 that only gets 2 inches deeper than the detector I had in the 70's....
Not for lack of trying, this machine is far from what I expected for depth.
E H C from Upstate, NY
I have hunted with a variety of detectorist with different machines and I have outdone even the minelabs. I truly believe any brand of machine is only as good as the operator but if one has the time this is a really good tool. I have found coins past 9 inches with stock coil and caches to 2 feet with the spider coil. The only bugs me is this detector does not like EMI(ATT wireless cell phones are the worst). I have some custom programs I have created for this at www.dfxonly.com as well as others.
Jerry from Ks
The dfx is like the xlt with high power lines but the dfx is a little more unstable when your near high power lines or a big transformer. Other than that there is a hugh learning curve to the xlt or the dfx but the installed programs work great...so it is turn on and go also! I really enjoy my dfx and wouldnt trade it for nothing...
Troy from Ohio
DFX = dissapointment
Machine comes with a useless 9.5 concentric coil
Must purchase aftermarket coils to get best performance
Too many choices for setting up the machine. Countless hours of adjusting required to make DFX perform at a marginal level.
Two freq's available
Iron falsing to no end and EMF makes the DFX useless.
What's the remedy? Buy a Minelab! Problem solved.
PJ from Louisiana
I cant recall anyone saying about the sensitivity of this machine, its top notch & 6x10 coil is a must for the east of england.
Drawbacks, you have to read the books and learn the machine.
Martin from Lincs, Uk
Go back over previous sites w/ wWhite DFX 300
Hans from Michigan
Quite many functions(aka flexible)
Discrimination works almost everywhere
Many coils available
Easy to use (if your not to fast trying to get into programming the machine)
You can use multiple frequencies
You have to read books to under stand it better
Headphones are not always included
Depth is not alway very good
Note! The DFX is more of a modern coin shooter as disc is super but depth is not always so.
It really depends on what your after... Coins & jewelry the DFX will be a very good choice.
Here's some good info: (I did copy some indeed I wrote much there)
Eu_citzen from Europe, Sweden