Whites Spectra V3i Reviews, Price and Specifications

All-Purpose Land Metal Detector

Retail Price: $2,079.00 (£1,429.00, €1,475.00)

Number of Reviews: 2

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Whites Spectra V3i


  • 3 Optimized Hunting Frequencies: 3 optimal frequencies for the widest variety of targets - 22.5 kHz for gold, 2.5 kHz for silver, or 7.5 kHz for general use. Hunt simultaneously in all 3 for the best target ID, or use a single frequency for prospecting, relic hunting or on the beach.
  • On-Board Quick Reference Guide: a built-in instruction manual
  • Stereo Mixed Mode Audio: All Metal in one ear, Discrimination in the other.
  • Language: Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, and English.
  • Polar Plot Vector Screen: See the phase and strength of each frequency on a vector graph.
  • Loop Selection: Reliable depth information with all your accessory coils.
  • Prospecting Scan: scrolling graphs shows changes in the ground minerals as you sweep to indicate gold bearing areas. Highly mineralized areas signal gold.
  • Soil Type Select: choose Normal or Salt to tailor ground rejection to the type of soil.
  • Status Bar Mode Indicator: a simple icon indicates Search, Analyze or Pinpoint.
  • Full-Color High Definition Display: all the target information in bold, high contrast color, bigger VDI numbers, icons and SpectraGraph. Use the ZOOM key to enlarge or reduce display info. Hunt using the preset color pallets or create your own custom color schemes for each program.
  • Analyze and 3 Frequency SpectraGraph Screens: Analyze shows a "shape" based on the strength of each frequency. 3 Frequency SpectraGraph displays a bar-graph at each frequency.
  • Wireless SpectraSound Headphones: engineered just for Spectra V3i by White's. Multiple channels to choose from to avoid picking up signals from other Spectra V3's in the area, or set two headphones up to hear targets from one detector.
  • 9 All-New Turn-on-and-Go Hunting Programs: Coin and Jewelry, Salt Beach, Relic, Prospecting, Deep Silver, High Trash, Hi-Pro, Mixed Mode Pro, and Meteorite.
  • Live Controls for Real-Time Adjustments: make on-the-fly adjusts as you hunt from the "dashboard-like" Live Controls on the bottom of your display. Live Controls are customized for each Preset Program.
  • Six-Block Menu
  • Search Coil: waterproof 10" Double D is the standard for performance and depth, especially in hard-to-hunt grounds.
  • Adjustable Backlight: 20 different intensity levels.
  • Owner Registration: embed your name and contact information with a special password.
  • Selectable Ground Filters: 8 different ground filtering levels from 5 Hz Band through 12.5 Hz to suit the ground minerals and your search coil sweep preferences.
  • Recovery Delay: 200 different signal processing speeds to choose from matching sweep speed and search conditions.
  • 3 x 3 Target I.D. System: check targets with 3 different target screens you activate with the trigger. All-new SpectraGraph, Pinpoint, and Analyze screens.
  • On-the-Fly Adjusts: use the Live Controls at the bottom of every search screen and adjust while you hunt. Different Live Controls for every program.
  • Color-Keyed Disc Pattern: current discrimination pattern appears across the bottom of the search screen's SpectraGraph. Red = Rejected, Green = Accepted.
  • Dozens of Expert Menu Options
  • NIMH Rechargeable Battery System
  • Detector's length: 114 cm - 133 cm
  • Weight: 2.01 kg (4.4 lbs)
  • Batteries: NiMh 8 AA batteries
  • Spectra V3i is White's new turn-on-and-go metal detector using 3 frequency detection to find the oldest, deepest treasures. A V3i update is available for Spectra V3. The update adds 8 new features and removes the wireless transfer feature.

A beast

Chris in mass - best

I've had alot of detectors in my time and a main reason why, I out grew them, there's only so much you can do with the other detectors before you run out of things to play with. There are never 2 detecting spots alike with this machine. You could adjust endless to any, any condition you come across for maximum performance. There's no other detector out there with this amount of adjustments on one machine!!!

Jun 02, 2013
10 people found Chris's review helpful.

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High tech fun detector

Carlos in California - best

This detector can be used as a turn on and go machine or you can play with the adjustments to a program and create one that will work best for your soil conditions. I have had other machines and fortunately they all worked well. What this machine has done for me is forced me to study and test how different adjustments affect the performance of the machine. I have learned more about metal detectors and detecting in a couple of months with the V3i than in years of using simpler machines. I have had a lot of fun testing what I can do adjusting sensitivity, ground filters, frequencies, recovery delay, tone, mixed mode tones, etc, etc... And at the same time I play with it, I learn more. I guess if you get bored with a detector, the V3i would be a great choice to challenge yourself. On the fly adjustments are great! Target ID is probably one of the best on today's high end machines. It is a deep machine and the coil selection is also impressive. I read a lot of comments on MD forums and some say they rather spend more time detecting than adjusting features on a complicated machine. Once you find the right settings for your favorite MD spots and save them, this machine can do just that for you too. Just turn it on, select your program and start detecting. I love a challenge. Too simple can get boring fast. So the amount of things you can adjust in this detector and being able to create programs just add to the fun and the thrill of the hunt! Like all Whites products, it feels well built and that company has excellent customer service. I am impressed with the versatility of this machine! As for the price, well, I think it is worth every cent! Also the machine will most likely pay for itself in a hurry. It has brought life to some places that I thought were hunted out long ago. Great machine and fun to learn!
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Jan 25, 2013
11 people found Carlos's review helpful.

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