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Re: The V3i vs The Board

May 06, 2017 04:37AM
On paper the V3i and the lesser VX3 sound amazing detectors,i have used the DFX since mine arrived here in the UK back in 2001/2 and have 1000s of hours on the clock,most DFX/MAXT/M6 and other similar spec model owners the logic step was upgrading too the VX3i,must admit although i did try one for a couple of months i am certainly glad that i did not part with any money for it.

It may be the best detector in the world in the eyes of those folks who have spent the time in mastering this machine,but being so flexible settings wise i feel was its massive down fall,since this detector arrived here in the UK i can/could count on the fingers on one hand how many that i have actually seen being used on say club digs or rallies,but i do see 100s of other models and makes being used,a classic example is the XP Deus you can see 1000s and 1000s of them being used,they do have similar multi freq options albeit not all together i will admit.

I have always liked Whites detectors as i do own apart from the DFX a IDX Pro,TDI Pro mainly because they did/do what i wanted from on my sites,but i feel that Whites have fallen way behind the detecting game in recent year and if i am honest they appear to be going the same way as Tesoro have by sitting on the 'laurels from past decades and it dont work like that any longer here in the detecting game.Other brands from either the US or also European countries are just taking over about every detecting crown going,i am not saying dont have any older models or Whites/tesoro machines in ones detecting arsenal as i also do.

Whites was at some stage was within the top 3 detectors on the planet especially across the pond,that has all changed for the good i may add with new kids on the block ie XP,Nokta/Makro and a few other as these companies produce what we want from a detector not a glossy new paintwork and a very slight detail change as what Tesoro do,Nokta produce new models from basic concept from what detectorist's want from drawing board and into production in a very short time duration like say a year,a quicker time duration that most folks can learn all the ins and outs of a VX3i.

Of course if folks are happy using these Whites VX3i models then that is basically what its all about,but for me and as other have highlighted they are not the easiest machine to master and why they prefer machines that can perform similar or in most cases better all round performance.This of course as usual is just my personal opinion from actually use a VX3i and observations from the lack of user using them,this tells me alot.

Some of the tools of the trade that i use for different site situations here in the UK.

Equinox 600,Deusx2,T2,TDI Pro,Nexus MP,Nexus SE,Fisher TW-5 twin box,Mirage PI,Crossbow PI,Arado 120b,DFX and others.
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The V3i vs The Board

Pablo61 1019 April 29, 2017 05:50PM

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zincoln 647 May 22, 2017 07:27AM

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RickUK 734 May 06, 2017 04:37AM

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zincoln 620 April 30, 2017 08:19PM

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Pablo61 569 May 01, 2017 06:54AM

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zincoln 652 May 02, 2017 09:36PM

V3i optimized test results

zincoln 644 May 11, 2017 09:25PM

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Pablo61 634 May 16, 2017 06:10AM

Love for the MX Sport

UtahRich 632 May 17, 2017 09:12PM

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Pablo61 578 May 04, 2017 07:15PM

Now you have me curious. thinking

Monte 709 May 03, 2017 04:32AM

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zincoln 632 May 03, 2017 08:55PM

Brian, very good answers.

Monte 532 May 04, 2017 06:33AM

Yep, I agree....

OregonGregg 507 May 04, 2017 02:42PM

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NWCindy 574 May 04, 2017 03:00PM

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OregonGregg 586 May 04, 2017 03:10PM

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OregonGregg 648 May 05, 2017 08:13AM

Sad Sad Day

UtahRich 626 May 05, 2017 08:46PM

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NWCindy 556 May 05, 2017 02:30PM

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OregonGregg 747 May 06, 2017 06:31AM

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NWCindy 580 May 06, 2017 08:45AM

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NWCindy 601 May 04, 2017 09:21PM

Should this prove helpfulsmiling smiley Attachments

zincoln 623 May 04, 2017 05:59PM

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NWCindy 576 May 04, 2017 09:42PM

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OregonGregg 645 May 04, 2017 06:50PM

Coils can help with the V3i, and usually

Monte 631 April 29, 2017 09:26PM

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Pablo61 625 April 29, 2017 10:43PM

Thank You, and that's usually about

Monte 632 April 30, 2017 07:02AM

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Pablo61 581 April 30, 2017 04:28PM

Somewhat interesting with the Indian Head cent.

Monte 596 May 01, 2017 02:13AM

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Pablo61 538 May 01, 2017 10:52PM

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