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WHITES XLT Metal Detector

Ideal for inland use, its is very sensitive to small items such as hammered coins etc. Im often amazed at just how small the items are that are detected by the XLT. For beach detecting the XLT is also capable as the XLT is regarded as perhaps the most versatile detector on the market. However if you are primarily going to detect beaches, its generally believed that both Minelab and Fisher metal detectors are better suited.

The XLT can be as simple as switch on and go so dont be put off by the amount of options it has, or people saying "its too complicated" you probably never need to change 90% of them.

If your going to detect on farmland for the first time set up the machine in the preset "relic" programme and away you go, get used to the machine. The relic programme will accept every metal except iron. If youre searching a park, just start off the machine in the preset "coins" program, foil and ring pulls will be rejected.

I wont go into details of programmes for the XLT, I always use "Bob Baileys" programmes and find them excellent, search the net and you'll find his book available to buy for around £6, which I think is money well spent considering the machine costs £600.

For the beginner using any preset or custom programme, the first change you should make is to set "VCO" to on. This simply increases the pitch of the sound when pinpointing, the closer you get to the target. If you leave this as off then just the volume increases and pinpointing is harder.


Below TOP: Example of a good target, possibly a large coin, machine will sound a signal.

Below BOTTOM: Example of machine detecting iron, no sound will be made but if you have the threshold tone on, it will cut out indicating iron, and possible activity in the area. (On farmland my rule is below "0" leave it, above "0" dig it.)

Below: Start up sequence tells you the current state of your batteries and asks which if any program you want to load.