Electromagnetic White's Spectra VX3 Metal Detector


VX3 is closely related to the top-of-the-line White’s Spectra V3i Metal Detector. The new Spectra VX3 features have been carefully streamlined to use only what is required for top Spectra performance, an easy-to-tune and easy-to-use great performing metal detector.

How do you adjust settings? Another easy feature! Every setting is on the live control bar ALL THE TIME!

How easy is it to tune the Spectra VX3 metal detector? Right out of the box the VX3 has been set up to be easy to use and programmed for quiet and smooth operation. Settings are easy to understand and easy to modify for more aggressive operation. And, the VX3 has on on-board "Demo" program to show you just how easy this detector is to use.

How deep? It’s a question Whites is happy to answer! VX3 metal detector has everything needed to get top-of-the-line performance. "Head to Head" with the competition, you can be confident of VX3 depth and performance.

The Spectra Series VX3 represents the state-of-the-art in metal detecting technology. Three frequencies (2.5kHz, 7.5kHz, and 22.5kHz), color display, advanced features, and the ability to use wireless headphones produce a powerful and capable detector. VX3 has preset programs developed and refined by experts, leaving you ready to find what others have left behind.

The Spectra series is the result of years of research and development, time-proven manufacturing and testing techniques, and, most of all...listening to our customers.


    • Product Dimensions 21.25x12.50x7.50
    • Manufacturer SKU 800-0331
    • Product Type Metal Detectors
    • Best for Advanced, Beach, Coin, Gold, Relic
    • Factory Included Accessories 
      • Eclipse (950) 9.5" Concentric Search Coil
    • 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) 53
    • Assembled Length Min (in) 45
    • Apps None
    • GPS No
    • 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 8
    • Search Mode Types Coin / Jewelry, Coins, Deep Silver, Demo, Hi-Pro, Prospecting, Relics, Salt Beach
    • Search Flashlight No
    • Display Type LCD
    • Backlit Display Yes
    • 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 No
    • Exclusive Features True Turn on and Go, Back Lit 320x240 QVGA Color, Wireless Ready, Live Control Bar, Spectra Graph
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    White's Spectra Series VX3 Metal Detector

    Coinmaster Simplicity - Spectra Performance

    The Spectra VX3 represents the state-of-the-art in metal detecting technology. Three frequencies, color display, advanced features, and the ability to use wireless headphones produce a powerful and capable detector. VX3 has preset programs developed and refined by experts, leaving you ready to find what others have left behind.

    The heart of VX3 is a high-performance ARM-9 RISC microprocessor which simultaneously analyzes signals from 3 transmitted frequencies. Those frequencies - 2.5kHz, 7.5kHz, and 22.5kHz were chosen for their diverse responses to a variety of metal targets, resulting in a superior system of target analysis and identification.

    The face of VX3 is a stunning 320x240 color display with an easy-to-use menu-driven interface. Along with three frequencies, there are three search modes and a three-level Spectra Graph display which provides detailed target information for each frequency. With a level of simplicity for the novice user and advanced features to satisfy the experienced user, VX3 is a metal detector for everyone.

    True Turn-On-And-Go Detector

    8 Preset Programs

    8 Preset Programs
    Expert-designed to get you out and hunting right out of box. Change programs with just a couple of key strokes on the Live Control Bar.

    • Coins
    • Hi-Pro
    • Salt Beach
    • Prospecting
    • Relic
    • Demo
    • Deep Silver
    • Coin & Jewelry
    Easy to Tune - Easy to Use VX3 Live-Control VX3 Live-Control

    Live Control Bar
    Adjust one of eight key features with just a key stroke while you're searching! All of the features you expect from a top-of-the-line detector are here. Adjustable if you choose, but preset in the factory programs for turn-on-and-go ease.

    VX3 Hi-Res-Display

    High-Res Display
    All the important display information is here! Big, bold VDI numbers, target icons, on-the-fly depth reading, 3-frequency SpectraGraph target signature, Disc. Mask (accepted and rejected VDI numbers), Status Bar, and Live Control Bar.

    VX3 SpectraGraph VX3 SpectraGraph

    Use ALL of the information available from all 3 VX3 frequencies to decide whether a target is worth digging. When bars are green and lined up vertically in a tight grouping, dig the target!

    Smooth & Quiet
    With the time-tested Eclipse 950 search coil and expertly engineered programs, VX3 is a pleasure to use in the field. Up your options with all of the V-compatible coils.

    Simple, Powerful
    Equipped with just the essentials you need to get depth and sensitivity - no complex menu trees, no hidden layers, just solid, deep-seeking detection! Settings can be easily modified for more aggressive hunting.

    VX3 Accurate Pinpointing

    Accurate Pinpointing
    VX's sophisticated calculations going on inside create dead-on precision pinpointing! The outlining rectangle serves as a signal "peak" indicator - useful in determining the exact position of the target.

    VX3 Headphones

    Wireless Ready
    VX3 is equipped with the wireless module for use with optional SpectraSound™ wireless headphones.
    SpectraSound headphones are available
    as an optional accessory.

    Programs Chart

    Program Chart

    Faceplate Details

    Face Plate Chart

    Technical Specifications:

    • 2 Year Warranty
    • Weight : 4.3 lbs (1.9 kgs)
    • Eclipse 950 9.5" Concentric Search Coil
    • Frequencies : 2.5 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 22.5 kHz
    • Operating Mode : VLF / Induction Balance
    • All Metal Audio : Array
    • Disc Audio : All Options
    • Battery Life : 8-10 Hours
    • Length : 45" - 53" Adjustable
    • Search Modes : 8, All Modifiable
      • Coins, Coins / Jewelry, Salt Beach, Relic, Prospecting, Deep Silver, Hi-Pro, Demo
    • Display : 320x240 QVGA Color, Backlit
    • 8-AA Battery Operation (batteries included)
    • Ground Balance Range : Ferrite to Salt (approx. 95 °)
    • Audio Modes : 4 - Standard, All-Metal, Mixed Mode, Pinpoint
    • Audio Output : Speaker, 1/4" Headphone, Wireless Headphones


    • Discrimination : Ranges All VDI Numbers from -95 to +95
    • Sensitivity : There are 3 Primary Sensitivity Settings: All-Metal, Gain and Discrimination
      • All-Metal : Determines the Responsiveness of the All-Metal Channel. A Higher All-Metal Sensitivity Setting will Increase the Response Rate of Targets
      • Gain : Sets the Gain of the Receiver's Input Amplifier. External Noise, Highly Mineralized Ground and the Quality of the Loop Null can Limit the Maximum Gain Setting
      • Discrimination : Determines the Responsiveness of the Discrimination Channel. This is a Threshold Level, So Only Target Signals above the Threshold cause a Discrimination Response
    • Ground Tracking : AutoTrac and LockTrac Select between Automatic and Manual Ground Balance
    • Frequency : VX3 is a 3-Frequency Metal Detector, but it has the Ability to Run in Other Optimized Frequency Modes
    • Audio : Both Target and Threshold Volumes are Applied to All Audio Outputs - Speaker, Wired Headphones or Wireless Headphones
    • SpectraGraph Target Signature : Use All of the Info Available from all 3 VX3 Frequencies to Decide Whether a Target is Worth Digging
    • Filters : Separate the Target Responses from the Ground Response. Filters are also used to Minimize EMI Noise. The Best Filter to use Depends on the Strength of Ground Mineralization Plus Other Factors
    • Backlight : In Shade or Low Sunlight you May Need to Turn on the Backlight. Brightness can be set from 1 to 20. Keep in Mind that More Backlight Draws More Power, so for Maximum Battery Life Try to Keep the Backlight to a Minimum

25 x 20 x 19 inches


20 lbs

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