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Takes to long to set up custom programs..
July 26, 2007
2nd Whites I have owned....it is hard to program.. but I have located coins
up to 10 inches deep and over 150 years old.....I would not suggest this
detector for the newbe nor someone that has not had in depth experance with
this hobby........It will take at least 10 hours to study and
understand...Make sure to purchase or get all the information that has been
written about this machine...Whites supplied info is sadly lax ........
Simply best detector made
June 17, 2007
Have been using the dfx, for 2 yrs. Had a slight learning curve with it.
Traded a minelab quattro for it. Best move I could've made. I dug ih's and
wheaties to a depth of 10" with this machine. Couldn't be happier. Get the
digging deeper book lot's better that the manual....Overall quite happy
with this detector. Have never had any trouble with unit at all. Best
decision i could've made..........
The best metal detector ever
June 08, 2007
The dfx is the best metal detector I have ever owned. I own the qxt and the
xlt and I have hunted with friends with everything from mine lab,bounty
hunter and garret , you name white's blows them all away and the dfx is all
of that time 's two.
One of the VERY best
May 16, 2007
I bought my dfx about 2 months ago after using the xlt about 7 years.
Right away I noticed better depth and much stronger audio responses on
deeper targets. The xlt was a deep seeker but certain soils really affected
It's depth. The dfx is better in all soils condition. The "tone id" cannot
be beat and the pinpointing is right on. A a coil cover is a must and the
optional detector stand will keep alot of soil and moisture out of your
control housing. The preset programs are fine,with some preamp gain & ac
sensitivity adjustments to obtain maximum depth. Also "tone I.D. and
V.C.O. pinpointing are a luxury!!!!
This is one GREAT dectector.
Johnny Banjo from
After reading the Whites sales team read down reviews...
March 08, 2007
Read down to the nuts and bolts of treasure hunting.
The ones into fads would detect over a car body 5 ft. down and think is was
(maybe) a zinc coin and use the whites pin pointer to try and find it.
Please! Help for this machine would be to put a piece of cardboard over the
screen. You ears are better!
DFX is an excellent detector!
February 19, 2007
Hello, i recetly bought a DFX for Christmas, and in the 2 weeks before the
ground froze, i was quite happy with it. It has great depth and awsome
I'm pretty good at MD'ing, so i watched half the video that came with it
and got out to my yard that i have hit with a lower price garret. First
find was a 60 year old penny that was missed by my first one. Then i went
on to find a 70 year old antique sign for a local insurance company. Rung
like a bell at 8 inches!
Then, i went to a local park to try it out. My sis used my old garret and
metal detected a baseball diamond. Not knowing she did this, i MD the same
spot and found a thin copper bracelet.
Then, a week later, i found a 1976 gold class ring in a school yard! I was
stunned. This is the best ring yet.
If you want to MD to the fullest extent, use the DFX
I've had many hobbies and this is my favorite.
January 25, 2007
I've never owned a metal detector but have always wanted one, so I
purchased my first White's detector. I bought the DFX model. I've only had
it for one day and I have already found my first silver dime in the first
30 minutes of ownership. I found it on the property of a torned down house.
I can see now why the metal detectors are so popular. I guess I need to
read a bit more to learn how to maximize the benefits to this model,
however, I'm having some great fun with this.
Cumming, GA (north of Atlanta)
Worth every Penny.
January 16, 2007
Purchased my first detector, the DFX, and I love it. The turn on and go
programs work great for a beginner and the basic and pro adjustments are
easy to get to and adjust. After some time with the detector it was a
breeze digging coins out of the ground. I have even found part of a gun
from the Civil War. The only down side to the detector is the pinpointing
could be little more accurate but I am still using the 9.5 coil which
leaves room for human error.
Five Months and Going Strong
January 10, 2007
I have been detecting for 5 months know with the DFX, and love it. I'm a
person who likes to take control of of my settings and trys to get the deep
targets without the junk, and it does this very, very well. I will say the
DFX isn't a grab and go detector and take a lot of time to master and I'm
no master (YET). After five months I bought the Matrix M6. Because I
believe one detector wasn't going to satisfy all my needs. Some part of me
likes the grab and go detector and the other likes the technical side of
the DFX. So what I'm trying to say if your not a technical kind of person
and have a hard time programming your VCR try a MXT or M6. If you want the
best of the best and don't mind spending hours of your time trying to
master something, the DFX is your machine.
DFX FOREVER!!!!!oh yah M6 too.. Later.
Fond du Lac, WI
DFX - Great detector with a little work.
January 01, 2007
Out of the box this is just a So - So detector. White's Electronics have
put a lot of effort in engineering this fantastic metal detector and then
have fallen short by including very poor examples of preset programs burned
into the eprom. With a little work this will be the metal detector of your
dreams. Fortunately there is a huge support base on the internet. Plenty of
experienced users who share their custom programs that will maximize your
DFX to its full potential.
The first 2 weeks I owned the DFX I found an 1892 V Nickel, and a 1906
Indian head penny. I found both coins in a park that has been hunted to
death. Both coins were Identified correctly by the display icons, VDI
numbers and Tone. This is proof to me that this detector is a sound
investment. If you see a negative review of this machine, it is because the
user did not take the time to learn the unit. Happy Hunting!
Fort Collins, CO