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White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector

Sku: 960-8000329
Retail: $1,499.95
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with a Full-Color High Definition Display & 10" Double D Search Coil

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White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector
a Full-Color High Definition Display & 10" Double D Search Coil

Spectra V3i is White’s finest turn-on-and-go metal detector using 3 frequency detection to find the oldest, deepest treasures. HD color display, 10 Preset Hunting Programs, wireless program transfer, and much more.

The White’s Spectra V3i features a Full-Color High Definition Display. All the target information you need now in bold, high contrast color! Bigger VDI numbers, icons and Signagraph. 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.

10 All-New Turn-on-and-Go Hunting Programs set up by the experts at White’s. Choose from Coin, Coin and Jewelry, Salt Beach, Relic, Prospecting, Deep Silver, High Trash, Hi-Pro, Mixed Mode Pro, and Meteorite. It’s as easy as turning on your TV and choosing the program you want to see (and use).

Additional Information

Manufacturer White's
SKU 960-8000329
Factory Included Accessories No
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Search Coil Type Double D
Search Coil Size (in) 10"
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Build Open
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology VLF Multiple Frequency
Arm Rest Adjustable
Arm Rest Strap Yes
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 52
Assembled Length Min (in) 44
Apps None
Audio Tones Yes
Depth Indication Yes
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 2.5 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 22.5 kHz
Number of Frequencies 3
Programmable Target Id Yes
Target Id Segments 191
Target Id Yes
Threshold Adjustable
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 10
Search Mode Types Coin / Jewelry, Common, Deep Silver, Hi-Pro, High Trash, Meteorite, Mixed Mode Pro, Prospecting, Relics, Salt Beach
Search Flashlight No
Display Type LCD
Backlit Display No
Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type AA
Battery Quantity 8
Battery Life (hr) 5 to 10 Hours
Rechargeable System Yes
Exclusive Features Active Pinpoint Screen, Active Analyze Screen, Accuracy Probability / Confidence Level, Target Size,Color LCD Screen, Live Controls, 3x3 Target ID System, Free Scale Arm-9 Processor With Built in DSP, Language Selection, Soil Type Program, Ground Track, S

White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector

One of the Most Powerful Metal Detectors White's Electronics Has Ever Built!

The Spectra V3i is the first production frequency domain Metal Detector to simultaneously use more than 2 frequencies. It is also the first multi-frequency Metal Detector to offer optimized single frequency modes. The Spectra V3i is the first to display the target phase response independently for each frequency. White's will continue to be a leading innovator in Metal Detection technology.

How Does it Work?

What does multi-frequency do for depth and discrimination? The truth is, any time a detector is simultaneously transmitting more than one frequency, the transmit energy must be divided amongst the frequencies. Therefore, a single frequency detector can usually squeeze out slightly more depth than a multi-frequency design at that certain frequency. But this is an advantage only at one frequency, which tends to favor only a narrow range of targets.

This is where the Spectra V3i really shines. The Spectra V3i transmits at 2.5kHz, 7.5kHz and 22.5kHz, making it simultaneously "HOT" on silver, gold and relics. Single frequency detectors are unable to have "Peak Performance" over such a wide range of targets. This is an advantage not only in detecting desirable targets, but also in discriminating out undesirable targets. So the Spectra V3i multi-frequency detectors get excellent depth over a much wider range of targets, and do a better job of identifying targets.

The Spectra V3i can also beat single frequency detectors at their own game! The Spectra V3i has the ability to run in single frequency mode using any of its three frequencies, and the transmit waveform is optimized to put all the energy into that one frequency. So if you want to hunt for only Deep Silver or only Deep gold jewelry, the Spectra V3i is optimized for these tasks.

The Spectra V3i is ready to go and easy to use! We have found the Spectra V3i very easy to use and offer many of the same operating conveniences that White's Metal Detectors are known for. White's engineers have incorporated many useful features like "Live Control" that allows you to quickly make changes to the sensitivity, threshold and more. A new "Zoom" feature allow you to make the text larger or expand a menu. With only six window menus to choose from, learning the Spectra V3i is Easy! You will be quickly navigating your way to finding more and deeper targets in no time at all.

Spectra V3i Can Hunt In Multiple Languages!

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Technical Specifications
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 10" DD Search Coil
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs (2 kgs)
  • Frequencies: 22.5 kHz, 2.5 kHz or 7.5 kHz
  • All Metal Audio: Array
  • Disc Audio: All Options
  • Battery Life: 8-10 Hours
  • Length: 44" - 52" Adjustable
  • Search Modes: 10 All-New-Turn-On-and-Go Modes
    • Coin / Jewelry, Salt Beach, Relic, Prospecting, Deep Silver
      High Trash, Meteorite, Hi-Pro, Mixed Mode Pro and Common
  • Audio Output: Speaker & 1/4" Headphone
  • 8-AA + NiMH Battery Operation (batteries included)
  • Dozens of Expert Menu Options
  • Adjustable Backlight: Twenty Different Intensity Levels
  • Owner Registration: Embed your Name and Contact Information with a Special Password
  • Recovery Delay: 200 Different Signal Processing Speeds to Choose from Matching Sweep Speed and Search Conditions
  • Color-Keyed Disc Pattern: Displays RS Across the Bottom of the Search Screen SpectraGraph (Red = Rejected, Green = Accepted)
  • 'Analyze' and 3 Frequency SpectraGraph Screens: New Ways to Interpret Target Information Using All Data Collected from Each Frequency
  • On-the-Fly Adjustments: Use the Live Controls at the Bottom of Every Search Screen and Adjust while you Hunt. Different Live Controls for Every Program
  • Selectable Ground Filters: 8 Different Ground Filtering Levels from 5 Hz -12.5 Hz to Suit Ground Minerals and Search Coil Sweep Preferences
  • 3 x 3 Target ID System: Quickly and Conveniently Check Targets with 3 Different Target Screens you Activate with the Trigger. All-New SpectraGraph, Pinpoint and Analyze Screens
  • Six-Block Menu: All the Discrimination, Sensitivity, Audio and Ground Balance Tweaks are Here, Plus some New Adjustments to Enhance your Performance and Depth Even More
  • Vision-to-Vision Wireless Program Transfer: Share Programs Wirelessly with other Spectra V3is! Create a Custom Program for your Hunting and Transfer to other Spectra V3is in Moments with Just a Few Steps
  • Live Controls for Real-Time Adjustments: Make on-the-Fly Adjustments as you Hunt from the "Dashboard-Like" Live Controls on the Bottom of your Display. Live Controls are Customized for each Preset Program
  • Full-Color High Definition Display: All the Target Information you Need Now in Bold, High Contrast Color! Bigger VDI Numbers, Icons and SpectraGraph. The Zoom Key Enlarges or Reduces Display Info. Hunt Using Preset Color Pallets or Create Custom Color Schemes for Each Program
  • Wireless SpectraSound™ Headphones: Engineered just for Spectra V3i by White's. Multiple Channels to Choose from to Avoid Picking Up Signals from other Spectra V3is in the Area, or Set Two Headphones Up to Hear Targets from One Detector. A Terrific Tool for Teaching about Target Sounds

A complete hierarchical menu tree of the Spectra V3i.
Details of the Preset Program settings for each of the 10 programs,
and the range of adjustments for each setting.
Click an object in the tree to view the PDF

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.8 average of 8 review(s)


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V3i is incredible

Review by Steve T on July 10, 2015

I've had many detectors over the years. My first was a White's Coinmaster. Then I traded that for an Eagle Spectrum. Used that for many years along with the top machines from Fisher, Minelab and Tesoro. It seemed that I always went back to White's over time.

I am now using, for land hunting, the White's V3i. It is by far the most advanced detector for sale today. Yes, there are menus and it is a machine that requires practice to use effectively. Once you get the machine's programming down, it is one very capable metal detector. A detector that can often beat the best of the others.

I use the 5.3 coil for much of the hunting I do. I also like the 950 V rated coil. I also have the Ultimate 13 inch coil and the 10 x 12 SEF. Not sure which coil I want to keep yet. All three are excellent coils. Each has it's advantages and some deficiencies.

The V3i is more adjustable than the E-trac. It also gives a more accurate picture of the information that is needed to decide to dig or not. Better more accurate info than the E-trac or the Fisher f75 LTD 2. The V3i is an excellent all around machine. You can adjust it to hunt just about anywhere. It is complicated but after a while, it becomes second nature to set it up correctly.

If you think this detector is too complicated for you, then it is. But if you know that you can learn how to use this machine the right way, it usually cannot be beat by most any other detector out today.

Versatile, Innovative and American Made!!

Review by Jeffrey V on December 30, 2014

The White's V3i in my opinion is now the most versatile detector on the market. With a few hours of experience and some advanced knowledge, an operator can use this detector as a turn-on and go machine or a machine that is capable of running as 'hot" and deep penetrating as the conditions allow. The advance screen(s) shows all three operating frequencies, has an Analysis Mode and can pinpoint using all three frequencies. The operator can also choose which mode you want to detect in and analyze in. I particularly enjoy the fact that I can create and save my own detecting programs or I can simply modify one of the 10 standard programs included with the V3i. I have returned to some of my favorite "hunting grounds" and have pulled out numerous silver coins from the late 1800's utilizing some custom programing on the V3i. I highly recommend this machine for either beginners or advanced detectorists as either will not be disappointed. There is a large learning curve to get to and become comfortable with the advanced features of this detector, but like anything else, if one puts in the time and effort to learn all about this hobby and how this detector works, the results will be ten fold. I truly cannot say enough about the V3i and all it is capable of doing!!


Review by Jason T on December 23, 2014

What can I say The V3i !! I bought this detector because of all the hype about it and all the options. What I like about it !!
the color screen is great being able to separate targets by the alloy that they might be and the size
makes things exciting when you dig them up !
the unit is very light weight and comfortable you can swing all day
being able to set this detector up to get the best depth on any soil conditions with tweaks to the settings of the programs is great
I like this machine because you can modify so much on it to make it perform better when other detectors are limited.
what I don't like !!
some of the settings and programs on the V3i do not function properly like when you use a program and try to use sizing or another feature when you have a target the features lock up and don't work but they seem to work fine on other programs not sure why this is but it does suck
this machine is extremely complicated to operate and takes a lot of time to master all its functions
NOT A TURN ON AND GO !! I don't recommend this detector to anyone starting out at all this detector could turn someone off from the hobby very fast due to frustration and learning
but once you get the basic's down using this detector is not an issue I would still grab my E-Track over the V3i on any given day in the field

Cant go wrong

Review by Bradley K on May 14, 2013

This machine is the best I have seen. It goes deeper and "knows" what is in the ground. Yes it costs a few extra dollars but worth every penny. It takes some time to get the most out of it but once you understand what every control does you will be finding the deepest finds and dig less trash. A lot to learn but if a person takes the time it will be worth it. Started with a Bounty hunter 505, a great starter machine, and plan to go over those areas again with this to get what it missed.


Review by Devin K on May 14, 2013

This metal detector is way better than i expected, my first time out at the local park i used the coin program and found all coins not a single piece of trash.

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