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White's DFX

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 999 Freq: Multi Weight: 4.0 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: No

The White's DFX was released in 2001 and replaced by the DFX 300 (same detector with larger coil) in 2008. The DFX series was discontinued in 2012. The DFX is a VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic detecting, and saltwater beach detecting. The White's DFX is a multifrequency detector that can also run at one of two single frequencies: 3 kHz and 15 kHz.

"Here it is. The finest all-around metal detector. DFX™ is simply unsurpassed in its ability to find treasure - older, deeper and smaller items that other detectors pass over. DFX™ brings together the ultimate combination of sophisticated microprocessor technology, and turn-on-and-go simplicity. You’re out and hunting right away, but there are dozens of adjustments available if you choose. White’s patented multifrequency method partners with the target I.D. you get only from DFX. “See through” minerals in the ground and detect coins, jewelry and relics other detectors miss. Hunt in 3 kHz or 15 kHz (the two best frequencies for finding treasure) or use both together for unequalled hunting. Choose Best Data and the DFX™ displays data from the most reliable frequency. Choose Correlate and questionable targets, including iron, are rejected. All happening automatically while you hunt! There are dozens of features that come together in the DFX™ to create the world’s best metal detector. It’s built on White’s proven digital platform, with the features that give you more flexibility to find it all!" Source: White's 2006 catalog

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White's DFX metal detector

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White's DFX control panel

  • Multiple Frequency Operation. Hunt in 3 kHz, 15 kHz, or both frequencies simultaneously.  BEST DATA analyzes and displays data from the most reliable frequency. Used for: Parks, beaches, yards and most other general hunting. Correlate compares both frequencies and displays target info. only when both frequencies “agree”. Used for: Homesteads and areas where nails and other iron are bothersome.
  • 4 EEPROM hunting programs. Use these Pro-designed programs or erase them and create, name and store your own custom programs.
  • DSF™ Digital Signal Filtration. Change your ground filtering - use 2 for quick response in high-trash areas or 3, 4, 5, up to 6 to optimize depth in mineralized grounds.
  • Sweep Speed Adjust. Use higher settings to move quickly through an area with few targets, and lower settings when you want to move more slowly through areas where you need to get in between trash.
  • Hot Rock Rejection. A complete accept/reject range.
  • 9 Turn-on-and-Go! Programs - ready to hunt right out of the box. Completely automatic, professionally engineered for high performance.
  • 10 Basic Adjustments and 34 Pro Options. Adjust every aspect of your hunting. Popular adjustments include Tone I.D., Sweep Speed, Silent Search, Fade Rate, Recovery Speed, Block Edit, and AutoTrac® Speed.
  • Complete Visual Display. Target icons, VDI numbers and White’s exclusive SignaGraph® target signature. 3 independent and precise ways to define a target. Squeeze the trigger and activate the depth screen.
  • Automatic Ground Balance with AutoTrac®. Tracks and adjusts to changing grounds as you hunt.
  • High Definition megapixel display.
  • Powerful, waterproof 9 1/2” search coil for optimum depth and versatility.
  • Slide-in Nicad Battery System. Up to 15 hrs. of power-packed hunting on a single charge. Backup penlight pack also included.
  • Two-year Parts and Labor Warranty.

White's DFX | DFX 300 User Guide

White’s DFX (+ XLT) Handbook V1.1

White's Metal Detector Forum

 

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A good VLF detector that has been surpassed buy many of the recent VLF's. Would sell it if someone wanted to purchase it.

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yammy

  

The DFX300 can be incredibly simple or incredibly complex depending on how you want to use it and how much time you have for tinkering. There are a lot of programs out there for this machine but many of them really don't do a great deal. Remember that many were designed by individuals for the ground they were working on. There really isn't a "one size fits all" program. 

Even though the DFX300 is getting on for 11-12 years old...or at least the newer version is which is the one I have, it can still easily match and in some cases surpass the high end detectors of today. Sure there have been improvements in user interface, battery life and weight but at it's core, detection depths have not changed much and recovery rates although very good on modern machines can be matched by adjustments in the DFX. 

It won't be for everyone but if you are looking for a good used machine for relatively little money and that will work superbly on both wet sand and inland sites you could do a lot worse than get hold of a DFX300. 

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