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  1. I have just returned to detecting after 6 years and am disabled. I used my DFX and DFX 300 (which I just bought before the injuries) previously and have now found they are too heavy for me. I now have a Minelab EQ 800 and have stopped using these two Whites. The DFX300 is mint for sure and the DFX is also in great shape. Trying to find comparative values before posting in classifieds. Saw one on Ebay. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Is there something for the DFX as there is for the XLT? The XLT will play a tune if the correct sequence of keypads is pressed. Tried this sequence for the DFX but nothing. May be someone can pour some light on this secret. Any help is appreciated.
  3. It seems most like FBS machines but a good V3i hunter could maybe make this machine shine for silver.I never had a V3i.
  4. hi guys, my name is Luca and I am writing to you from Italy, I have recently purchased a Whites V3i, I ask for your precious help. I need the settings to make a program that turns my V3i into an MXT Pro in Relic mode. I would like it to be like Mxt Pro, identical in sound, recovery and performance. Thanks to those who will help me! greetings from Italy and good life to all! luca
  5. Version 621-0454-1C 5/2008


    White's DFX / DFX 300 Owner's Guide, 10.15 MB pdf file, 64 pages White's DFX Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
  6. I am a big fan of the White's SignaGraph display. A version 1.0 was originally developed for the Eagle Spectrum. The Eagle Spectrum underwent a complete hardware revamp, and was renamed the Spectrum XLT. A more refined version 1.1 of the software was matched up in the XLT with a much better LCD display. The SignaGraph was also used on the DFX, and was largely the same as on the XLT, with the addition of multifrequency options. The SignaGraph was later greatly enhanced on the V models (Vision, V3, V3i, VX3) and renamed the SpectraGraph. The genius of the SignaGraph/SpectraGraph is the abil
  7. Soon a new V3i will be a thing of the past. This guy has three for cheap, save $400 http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/treasure-related-stuff-sale/641822-nib-white-s-spectra-v3i-d2-coil-warranty.html
  8. Have recently got a hold of a nice V3i......I had one about 8 years ago and I decided back then it was not for me. I have Been comparing a MXT pro to it. Straight out of the box the MXT is way faster on recovery and obviously way easier to set up. With the 6X10 DD coil the V3i cannot see a penny about 1-1/2 inches from a piece of iron. If I put the same coil on the MXT it picks it right up. Very well actually. I have fiddled with the V3i on and off for a couple of days. I am on the fence about hanging on to it. I have been talking to a friend here locally who swears by the V3i a
  9. So if a man wanted to have a faster recovery speed on a V3i in coin & jewelry mode for a trashy area how would one go about that??
  10. Looking at Uber expensive detectors. As we all know White's is on the way out and the V3i will not be available long. This may be the last chance to get hands on a factory new unit. In light of that it has crossed my mind to get one as a historical investment. Now with all that out of the way, we know it is heavy and that it loves batteries but can use Ni-MH batteries in the pack. Weight, nothing we can do about that. My mind is more about the longevity of the V3i, is it a very durable detector? I know all about the multitude of settings, and that is one thing that draws me to it. A Tinkerer'
  11. Being using the eleptical eclipse 10x6 & the small shooter. The vdi on both those coil are the same With our ozzie $2 54 & $1 55-60 10 cent 19. 20 cent 37 50 cent 47 5 cent 14 N now i havent used the 10 inch for a long time but tried it today, 10 cent was spot on 19 but the other number were way out. Could this be a crook coil. It ground balances spot on. Regards.
  12. The "Spectra Circle "has closed ... I got the Spectra Vision ... I think it is one of the few original Visions available in Europe. .so I will be able to make some direct comparison of Whites Vision from Spectra V3 and Spectra V3i ... Are there any differences in performance ....? I heard from a colleague that the "Vision" has the most raw power and therefore 15-20% is the deepest .. Is that true? ... We'll see ... and maybe we'll be surprised ... Another thing that is of great interest is the wireless transfer of programs between detectors Whites Vision and Spectra V3 - i
  13. I have been bouncing back and forth between the White's DFX and V3i for many years. In theory the switch to V3i should be a no-brainer. However, the original Vision model I got had bad EMI issues in Anchorage, Alaska, especially with buried power lines. When the V3i came out I tried again with no joy. When I moved to Reno I tried again, and EMI was less a problem. The next issue is the main reason I have a DFX is to run a BigFoot coil. Most coils need to be tuned for the specific detector operating frequency. The BigFoot is tuned for 3 kHz and 15 kHz especially for the MXT/DFX series. My
  14. Hey guys, Ive got a unusual problem w this V3i. I’m getting a overload report w the 10” DD coil, as soon as you squeeze trigger to get out of the menu. I have it configured for the 10” in the settings too. I’ve even tried the 2 other coils I have and it’s works fine w those. Any ideas? Thanks, Aaron
  15. Steve, What program/settings do you use for jewelry hunting with the V3i?
  16. Hi, Dan from U.K. I have been using a V3i since November last year and enjoy it immensely. However, today I had an issue with the machine flashing random numbers and beeping even when held at shoulder height. This continued when I tried single frequency modes and when I changed to a different coil Also in different locations. Has anyone experienced this problem?
  17. I have really been enjoying using the Whites DFX for the last month. Mine came with the stock 9.5" coil and I bought a used Detech 8X6" SEF for it too, all of which cost way less than half the original retail price. It won't get much depth in my area, but it is a very feature rich detector with a ton of information using all of the display functions and full tone ID. It almost IDs 4" low to mid conductor targets (don't laugh) with good numbers in the moderate to highly mineralized dirt in my area as well as the Equinox and Vanquish, although they will give correct numerical IDs down to 8 to 1
  18. This is just a fun comparison because there is no way I'm going to buy another detector at this point but near me I see a good looking used DFX for the price of $250. That is so similar in price to the Simplex that I am interested in which would be considered the superior detector or at least how they stack up. From what I know they are both considered coin and relic detectors, the DFX is multi-frequency, and the Simplex is considered to have many of the newest features at a low price point.
  19. Hi Jeff. Did you have some testing time with your new Spectra? How do you like the SpectraSound WHP? I do like them a lot since I use them.
  20. The manual says something different than the detector will show.
  21. Maybe it's just in my neck of the woods, but I'm seeing Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Treasure Classifieds, and EBay with more of these for sale than I've ever seen before. I have to believe it's due to the past and present releases of waterproof and multifrequency models. That and what seems to be a discontinuation of the VX3 for a dwindling supply of certain components. Just a note to anyone who might've wanted one to keep your eye out. Some pretty good deals to be had. To me it's still a relevant and awesome platform. The V3i remains my number 1 go-to even after having machines like the
  22. My Craigslist Whites DFX purchase happened successfully......... I brought it home, stock 950 coil and original 1.0 software with two battery packs, $250. After making the mistake of turning it on in my backyard using preset Coin and Jewelry mode and listening to R2D2 have a heated conversation with me I almost called up the guy that sold it to me in order to return it. Then I had a momentous, cogent revelation and remembered that the DFX is simultaneous multi frequency, so I figured out how to get into the basic adjustment menu and lowered the AC sensitivity to 40. Whewwwww. Problem solved.
  23. This used to be a deep, dark secret although the process was leaked and posted on various websites. It was kept secret because this process gives you access to the factory calibration process, and if you mess with the calibration your detector may need to go back to the factory. Do Not Do It - STAY OUT OF THE CALIBRATIONS SETTINGS! However, a Master reset can put you back to the way the setting were the day you got the detector, and cure various oddball problems that may arise. A good idea for a used machine you have purchased in particular. White's V3i metal detec
  24. Anyone that has read some of my posts knows the problems I have with high mineralization. There are two Whites DFX multi frequency detectors for sale in my area with stock coil that are in great shape and will be less than $300. Is there any reason I should consider purchasing one of these detectors? Will the DFX have anything that the Equinox is missing? Will the DFX even compete with the Vanquish or the upcoming Apex? Jeff
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