P/N 800-0329-HP
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The Spectra® V3i is White’s premier metal detector. We’ve included all our treasure-hunting features, and your investment is backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty.

The beautiful, full-color HD display clearly explains the depth and metal type of detected objects. The V3i is always ready to go with its rechargeable battery and ready to help with an onboard reference guide.

If you’re just starting out, the V3i has 9 presets, giving you turn-on-and-go versatility that fits your terrain and target, whether it’s coins, jewelry, relics of the past, or gold nuggets.

Expert users will appreciate the V3i’s dozens of optional settings that can be changed in real time via dashboard controls. You’ll experience unparalleled depth and sensitivity, even in previously-hunted areas!

The V3i works best with the included wireless SpectraSound headphones. White’s premier headset lets you hear every signal with astonishing clarity and without worrying about distractions or tangled cords.


  • 3 Optimized Hunting Frequencies
  • 3 x 3 Target ID System
  • 9 Preset Hunting Programs
  • Adjustable Backlight
  • Color-Keyed Disc Pattern
  • Dozens of Expert Menu Options
  • Full-Color High Definition Display
  • Language
  • Live Controls for Real-Time Adjustments
  • On-board Quick Reference Guide
  • Owner Registration (Software Embedded)
  • Polar Plot Vector Screen
  • Prospecting Scan
  • Six-Block Menu
  • Soil Type Select
  • Wireless Ready
Introductory Video
Display Demo Thumbnail of First Display Demo
  • Adjustable Length: 44" > 52"
  • All Metal Audio: Array
  • Audio Output: Speaker & 1/4" Headphone
  • Batteries: 8 "AA" + NiMH
  • Battery Life: 8-10
  • Disc Audio: All Options
  • Optional Coils: Eclipse Family
  • Standard Coil: 10" (DD)
  • Number of Presets: 9
  • Frequency: 2.5 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 22.5 kHz


Spectra V³™ NiMH

Spectra V³™ NiMH

Spectra V³™ NiMH Charger Stand

Spectra V³™ NiMH Charger Stand

Extension Cable, 5' Heavy Duty

Extension Cable, 5' Heavy Duty


Product Reviews

  • Matt C
  • 5/21/2016
The Best.....Period!
I have other detectors and I don't use them much anymore. The V3I is just amazing. Tonight I went out to my father-in-law's pond and there were 5 teenagers who had never seen a metal detector, let alone the V3I. This location hosts lots of gatherings. Every time I found a target (coin, pull-tab, etc.) I told them what it was. They would dig it and sure enough, it was what the V3I said it was. They all thought I was a metal detecting God. I was tempted to let them think that but I gave the credit to the V3I. Here may be a shocker, I've only had the V3I for a week. Don't be scared of the adjustability of this detector. Start with the stock programs, study, and begin experimenting. The Whites forums are a wealth of knowledge and Whites customer service is top-notch. Thank You Whites Electronics for a superb machine and world class support.
  • nugget
  • 4/5/2016
WOW ! What can i say about this detector that others have already said. Another way to say fun,Whites V3I !! It is worth every penny. Go get one.
  • Jim
  • 3/4/2016
I have had a number of detectors and they have always provided good service and results. Then I bought a Spectra V3i... MIND BLOWN.... This is NOT a metal detector. This is a Supernatural Finding" machine that will find whatever it is that you're looking for. Is it easy to use? You Bet. Is it hard to use? You bet! What? Well, let's put it this way. You can unbox it, put batteries in it, turn it on and go with little more than a cursory glance at the manual. OR, you can delve into this machine deep into the menus on the expert menu and turn this machine into a powerhouse of a detector. I used this machine on a piece of ground that had been hammered for YEARS and dug targets that were UNDER previous dig holes. If it was waterproof, I'd sell every other detector I own... There aren't enough stars to give this machine... BUY IT IF YOU CAN!
  • fossilbill
  • 3/2/2016
I just ordered my 2nd v3i. I've been getting a lot of static on this one. when my new one gets here I will send the old one in and have it tuned up and then will have a good backup. the machine is unbelievable. been hunting the old stage trail here in Wyoming and have found old ox shoes at 13 inches. also an old 1867 nickel at 4 inches over 50 rings in the parks and unknown number of coins. love the machine. started in 1970 with the old coinmaster supreme. and have hunted the old immigrant trail since then.
  • Dirt
  • 2/24/2016
Very impressed
What to say. ...first 3 months with v3i were hell. Then it began to speak to me...lol....so to speak....learning this detector takes Time!!!....bought my first one in 2009 and sold it....I have always very much liked whites started in the hobby with mxt...but a year ago 2015 I decided to try it again....my main detector at the time was a very light weight French detector that I liked very much in iron...little did I know that the v could perform just as well but offering 10 times the information. ...information I thought would increase my good target ratio....well I was right...12 months later and the only way v3i could be better is if it weight was a pound less and was water proof but adding mxsport for those water hunts in the many creeks here in Bama. ...it's getting a 4.5 out of 5 from me...13 years detecting and v3i has me loving it!!!
  • MR.MOE
  • 1/31/2016
The best machine ever
I've had the V3I for over a year, and haven't used all the features yet. This machine is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
  • Egil the Norwegian
  • 9/17/2015
The choice detector!
This is my third White's in row (since 1983) - and I'm very pleased with this absolutely incredible and excellent machine. My previous detectors are all from the same company - White's - latest before this one - is an Eagle Spectrum, and this "old" one is now my back-up-detector. I bought this Spectra V3i detector when it came out a few years ago. Spectra V3i is a dream-machine! I´m delighted by its color display among several other amusing and delicious facilities. If it (very rarely) happens that I don´t find anything interesting in one my tours - the color display amuse me anyway when I´m using it! It´s the choice among the detectors!
  • Hubro
  • 3/24/2015
Best choise for a lazy user... like myself...
I've used this magic machine several years... and I'm very pleased with it in general.
  • TW
  • 3/21/2015
Best Detector on the Market at any Price
I have had mine for 2.5 years. Best detector I've ever owned. Found very deep coins, accurate pin pointing, good target ID etc. I wouldn't trade it for any other detector. The only thing I think would be better is if it could be waterproof and about a pound lighter. Other than that it's the perfect detector hands down.
  • corvair
  • 1/29/2015
White's V3i, extremely versatile detector
I have owned my V3i now for about 3 years. I have had zero problems other than stock DD coil became noisy after the 1st year. I called White's in Sweet Home and they immediately sent me out a brand new coil. Excellent customer service.

The strong features that sold me to buy this detector were:
1) 3 Freq. bar pinpoint(helps discern target ID)
2) Ability to assign any audible Freq. to any single VDI #. So, If I want to make a Cherry-pick program for silver I can assign 0HZ to those VDI #'s I don't want to hear and a higher tone for the silver conductor VDI #'s. Other programs I have assigned 5HZ to Iron VDI #'s and you just hear a "ticking" sound.
3) Color display helps discern target ID, clarify discrimination level and Freq. displays(pinpoint Bar's, Spectragraph, etc..,)
4) Wireless Headphones - no wires to limit mobility. I must say that the headphones are very comfortable and the sound quality is excellent.

Overall, excellent detector, the most adaptable and adjustable on the market.
Absolutely love it!
  • cowboy
  • 1/12/2015
fantastic! extreme versatility, great features, just an awesome instrument.
Recently I made the jump from the Coinmaster to V3i after five years. Did very well with Coinmaster but, V3i is far superior. Like the rest of you, I too am digging deeper targets in areas I've searched before. The features V3i offers, brings detecting to a new level of understanding, what your looking at. Thanks White's for coming up with such an awesome instrument.
  • detimothy
  • 1/9/2015
A step up and its serving me well
I had my V3i for more then a year and even though too many things get in way to do major metal detecting It is awesome to use there are more analyzing ways with this detector to understand soil and conditions mineralization and emi noise. just wish White's could make an expert video for reading ground conditions to save time on ones own probing the ground to help speed things up. Just have to learn most of it on your own but it's a big step for those of us that have to go through 30% to %50 on mineralization. DD coils work and I have 2 coils the little shooter gets in the rocks and trash and 10" DD does the rest. More I learn the deeper I find in trashy zones. Near Sandy OR the soil gets really mineralized getting to eight inches now on nickels in trashy ground. Settings on the fly are great. maybe some day they will get a sd card slot to save and upload all the programs you can make :)
  • Rodney
  • 1/8/2015
Five year user, Spectra V3i
Half a decade of use and this great machine just keeps finding me the most awesome finds. My most impressive to this day was a few months after receiving my V3i, my grandmother's engagement and wedding rings which were lost in 1965 while gardening. Even now days the finds of gold, silver, and things of just pure surprise never seem to quit coming out of the grounds I have searched over and over again. I'm retired so I probably get out hunting around 20 hours a week. This metal detector has to have more than 2500 hours of use on it and it show absolutely no signs of degradation. I have a few coils to use but the coil that comes with it has to be used more than any other. You can't go wrong with this choice. Happy hunting!
  • Ron
  • 1/3/2015
I upgraded to the V3i from the DFX. I thought the DFX was great ! Y'all did a awesome job coming up with the V3i. Tons of features and I'm now getting deeper then I have ever before. GOOD JOB WHITE'S!
  • BigTonyB
  • 1/18/2014
A Versatile Machine
With the pre-loaded programs I can go from hunting Civil War relics, to hunting tot lots, to hunting the beach, and know that I have the best detector for the job. The 3 frequency analyze function really works great for identifying trash or treasure before you dig. I ordered mine with the wireless headphones. It's a pleasure to use without worry of tangling cords in the underbrush, or being tethered to the detector when you dig.

I have a White's Prizm IV that I love, and has made me a loyal White's customer. Made in USA, excellent customer service, and leading edge technology. You can't go wrong!
  • The Metal Detective
  • 1/13/2014
It's Like Magic!!!
I'll admit the learning curve is a little steep but once you "get it" There's no stopping it. Today, I got a 36 VDI that I wasn't going to dig it and when I got about 6' further Something said "go back and dig that signal". When I did there was 4 nickels in the hole. It could have been gold but there's a lesson here as everyone knows!!!
  • Djones
  • 12/30/2013
Best metal detector I have used yet.
I love White's metal detectors because the great customer support and amazing products. I have faithfully used a Spectrum XLT and I recently upgraded to a V3i with wireless headphones. I can't believe how easy it is to use. I have added to my collection many great coins and relics thanks to this machine.
  • Coinhound
  • 12/19/2013
Excellent and easy
This is my 5th White's product--started with a White's 2DB back in 1983.

Never thought I could find so many OLD coins in areas that have been pounded by others.

I am constantly amazed at the finds others have missed--I pulled Large cents, Barbers, and even a Walking Halve at 7 inches this past summer in areas that have been searched for decades.
  • Wisconsin Lockman
  • 11/5/2013
Super Detector in the dirt
I love the depth that the V3i is putting out. We have been finding Indian heads and Wheat Pennies at over 10 inches in the coin and jewelry mode in the factory settings. This machine can be used for a newbie and a veteran in in this hobby. Keep up the great work White's!!!!
  • Ron
  • 11/3/2013
Whites V3i goes as deep as the much higher machines
The Whites V3i is the best detector on the market, and the Whites staff is Great.
  • Ralph(Lizard Prince)
  • 10/20/2013
Coin finder menace sand or soil.
Parks or beach you name it fills your pouch or pocket in a buldge. More nickles are saved now not to mention silver items(i have mine set for it) My V3i"Mighty Gorgo" makes me always a happy owner Two thumbs up for this winner.
  • Dan
  • 9/3/2013
Hands down it is the best detector out on the market!
I have been a V3i owner for a couple of years now. Hands down it is the best detector out on the market and I have tried some of the others out there. The battery life is outstanding and the pinpointing is simple and dead on!

Also the battery life was outstanding!! After 8 hours of continuous hunting without turning off the machine for a short break, I still had plenty of battery life to keep on going
  • Jon W
  • 5/25/2013
Great Detector!
Great value with tons of features!!!
I love it.
  • johnny
  • 5/22/2013
Great for finding coins on the beach
This detector has all the bells and whistles!
You can customize it for the beach, so that it quickly picks up any buried coins in the sand. You can also use wireless headphones, which are much easier to use.
A great value, with all the additonal features.
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