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Feature comparison between Whites Spectra VX3 and Minelab Xterra 705
Options Whites Spectra VX3 Minelab Xterra 705
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $1200 $900
Manufactured in 2011 2010
Battery Type 8 AA 4 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 4.3 3.1
Operating frequency 2.5, 7.5, 22.5 kHz. 3, 7, 18.75 kHz.
based on coil
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID Audio+Numeric Audio+Numeric
Tone ID 1 or 191 Tones 1 - 4 or 28
Search Modes
  • Coin
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Salt Beach
  • Relic
  • Prospecting
  • Deep Silver
  • Hi Pro
  • Custom
  • Coin/Treasure
  • Prospecting
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto Auto, Manual, Custom
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 8
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Avg. User Rating 4.89 4.47
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.67 5.00
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Most helpful review for Whites Spectra VX3

VX3 is GREAT!
I started detecting with a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV about 4 months ago. A month later, I decided that I loved the hobby, and I wanted to get my "ULTIMATE" machine to use for the next 10 years.

So I went all out, and ordered the White's Spectra VX3. I was tempted by the V3I, but I decided that the newer VX3 had all the settings I wanted. I am so pleased with my decision, and all my finds (including an 1898 Barber Dime in perfect condition)!

In fact, tomorrow, I'm ordering my wife her own VX3. With a few months VX3 experience, I again considered getting the V3I. However, there's really nothing that I can't already do with my VX3.
Rayzed from San Antonio, TX

Thumbs up! 80
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Most helpful review for Minelab Xterra 705

I love it
I have had my minelab xterra 705 for about 4 months and just love it. I was using a Bounty hunter landstar before that and that machine did a good job for the $$$, but as I got more into the hobby I wanted a machine that was simple to use with good depth and dependable. I payed about $800(Canadian) for it and it was worth it.

Learning the machine was not bad at all and it is spot on with depth and pinpointing. I have found all sorts of things with it from rings to old coins and much more.
It is light weight and battery life is very good, you can also get 6 or 7 after market coils, so you can upgrade it to your preference. The control box is weather resistant but I did invest in the enviromental cover for about $15. I have used a few detectors like whites dfx and xlt and they worked great too but they are a few hundred dollars more so if you are serious about detecting or just starting out the xterra 705 is an all around GREAT machine.
Stre-Chie from Vancouver B.C. Canada

Thumbs up! 214
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