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White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector

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$39.90 in Free Accessories
with a Full-Color High Definition Display & 10" Double D Search Coil

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).


  • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 4.5 lbs (2 kgs)
  • Frequencies : 22.5 kHz, 2.5 kHz or 7.5 kHz
  • 3 x 3 Target ID System : Quickly and Conveniently Check Targets with 3 Different Target Screens Activated by the Trigger
  • Selectable Ground Filters : 8 Different Filtering Levels from 5 Hz -12.5 Hz to Suit Ground Minerals and Search Coil Sweep Preferences
  • 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
Factory Included Accessories:
  • Instructional DVD
  • 10" Double D Search Coil
  • Penlight 8AA Battery Holder
  • NiMH Charger Stand (Spectra)
  • 12V NiMH Rechargeable Battery
  • Spectra V3 Universal Wall Cube Charger

Additional Information

Manufacturer White's

Instruction Manuals

SKU 960-8000329
Product Dimensions 21.25x12.50x7.50
Hot Deal No
Manufacturer SKU 800-0329
Product Type Metal Detectors
Best for Advanced, Beach, Coin, Gold, Relic
Factory Included Accessories
  • Instructional DVD
  • 10" Double D Search Coil
  • Penlight 8AA Battery Holder
  • NiMH Charger Stand (Spectra)
  • 12V NiMH Rechargeable Battery
  • Spectra V3 Universal Wall Cube Charger
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
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!

Spectra Flags

Introductory Videos


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

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

Included Free Accessories - Sku: 64-KITB - Total Value: $39.90
Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.8 average of 12 reviews

Spectra is one superb unit that leaves all the competitors units in the dust.

Review by Lizard Prince Lord Damian on August 21, 2019

I have to say the Mighty Gorgo (V3i) and I have been with me since its first conception as V3 and I have been blessed with one of the most bonified detectors from Whites. even after acquiring the new updates that would convert it into a more mystical and magical producer. I still have not tweaked its full potential out of a few alterations to the factory common and a polar plot. witch, I am comfortable with. The day a venture forward I have embraced myself for the impact because Iknow the impact will be much stronger. My friendship with it and Whites will be I know a torrential of the love of a machine well built all in all continue the wonderful creation of products like V3i to never erase the smile in your customers face like me and its neverending grace of Kenneth Whites and its employers.

deep coin

Review by Patrick on July 20, 2018

I bought the v3i late 2011, 2013 I bought a deTech sef 12x10 134-10x12w sef butterfly coil 2017 RNB 3100 battery well its 2018. I Just put the Butterfly coil on to detect my property Old Farm field about 9 to10in down found 1948 silver quarter couple of Wheaties dimes and quarters yesterday I called kellyco about getting a new coil 7-19-2018 undecided I started YouTubeing and reading forms. Now here's the kicker quarter buried 14 in settings sensitivity 15 80 90 off set 0 I could hardly detect that one way but the cross swing would not detect it I changed my settings today sensitivity 15 80 98 frequency offset + 9 locktrac disk speed 87 Three band discrimination 5 bandpass soil types salt Loop section super 12/300. No problem detecting either way this is a great machine with this coil if you cannot find a coin it's because there's not one there. Deep Silver program modified going to make YouTube video

Review by Robert B.

Review by Robert B. on November 10, 2016

The Spectra V3i is the bomb... it finds things that other detectors miss. I actually proved this with a friend who had a Bounty Hunter. We scanned the exact same area. I found coins and he detected nothing!! I am one pleased customer!!

Review by JK

Review by JK on March 17, 2016

I've had my Whites Spectra V3 Metal Detector now for a few weeks. Having used many different White's detectors for the last 15 years I was expecting another well-made detector that would have a few more features than my DFX, and probably go a little deeper. Well, I was totally unprepared for a metal detector that went far and above my meager expectations. As everyone does when getting a new detector, I went to some of my local parks and schools that I know I pulled everything out of the ground. Turns out the Spectra V3 had some surprises for me, rock solid hits, immediate ID and at depths two to four inches deeper than my other detectors. I found old silver coins, a gold ring with diamonds, and a Gold Cross. I felt like a kid with a new toy. White's has a real winner here. Thanks again.

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 programming 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 about 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 lightweight 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 basics down using this detector is not an issue, I would still grab my E-Trac over the V3i on any given day in the field

Can't 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.

Review by Gerald A.

Review by Gerald A on May 09, 2010

Recently, I bought the V3i with lots of help from the guys at Kellyco. I have to tell you this is a very easy machine to use. In the past 2 weeks since I’ve had the V3i, I have found over 100 old coins. I have also found lots of dimes and nickels and one 1898 silver dollar and 4 half dollars. All the coins are very old from a very old park I have near my home. I am new to metal detecting so all I did was take it out of the box, turn it on and went hunting. I love this machine. I can tell what it is before I dig it up. This V3i is worth every dime. I have so much more to learn about this machine, the more I use it the more features I find. The V3i is way ahead of it's time and I recommend it.

Review by James W.

Review by James W on April 03, 2010

Do not make the wrong choices like I did. I bought a cheap detector and wasted my time. Then I moved up to the MXT 300. I did not know that it would only run one signal after a summer of searching a few hours each day. I hammered out the bugs then started to find a few coins and a couple rings, on average a ring now and again. I sold my MXT 300 at the end of the summer. I just bought a White's Spectra V3i and found more coins in one day than I did in a whole summer with my other detector it took a day to get used to. After talking to a tech guy from White's, and a little tweaking on the V3i, it rocked on! Don't waste your time like I did... just buy the V3i. It’s a little more money but well worth it. On my third day out with my V3i, I found over 50 coins, 4 rings and 1 gold chain. I also searched over areas that I searched with the MXT 300 and found more coins with the V3i that the MXT 300 would not detect. If you are looking for a detector the Spectra V3i is the best of the best. Don't listen to the old timers that say you need a 5.3 coil on the V3i, the d2 coil is a perfect match. I think my V3i is the best on planet earth. The other detecting companies are left in the dust.

Review by Bob .

Review by Bob on November 13, 2009

A GOLD RING STINGER! If you want a machine that will make it easier to pick out the gold from the trash, the V3i is the one for you. I have had the machine since it came out in 2008 and have barely touched the surface of what it has to offer. You can program almost everything on this baby. The only thing it won't do is go out and find the gold by itself. You still have to put some thought into deciding whether to dig or not, however, the more you get to know the machine and how it reads certain targets, the more your decisions will be bang on. Since using the machine, I have found 2 or 3 gold rings and many, many coins (some of them silver). I must say that being from Canada, some machines don't pick up Canadian dimes, quarters, loonies and toonies very well due to their composition. The V3i, however, will sniff these coins out and give a loud, clear signal every time. Since owning the machine my coin count has gone way up.

I still have a lot to learn about this machine, and haven't really pushed the depth on it, but I am certainly happy with it's ability on modern coins and jewelry in parks and schoolyards. I have an E-Trac as well, and the two machines compliment one another very well. Although I prefer to use the V3i for parks and school grounds, I find the E-Trac a slightly better machine when it comes to finding older coins and relics at depth. Perhaps with time and patience and practice I will wring out more depth from the V3i.
Bottom line: this detector is a great machine for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. It is a machine that you can grow with. Ten years down the line it will still be a great detector. Purchase one, spend the time getting to know it, and the rewards will come.

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