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White's V3i depth in relation to MX Sport?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 10, 2019 08:36AM
I have a V3i and have heard from some that the MX Sport is just as deep as the V3i.

Does anyone know if this is true?

Also, does anyone have any comparisons when detecting in high trash if one is better than the other?

I realize the V3i is highly programmable and that a person can actually hurt their ability to detect properly if they set things up wrong.
The MX Sport doesn't seem to have too many things to program to mess things up?

Thanks for any help!
Tony


Re: White's V3i depth in relation to MX Sport?
Posted by: Tahts-a-dats-ago
Date: January 10, 2019 04:10PM
I have both.

Depth seems to be pretty much even (stock coil vs stock coil). Deepest coin I've dug is a quarter at a legitimate 12 inches (V3i). I'm certain that the MX Sport would've found it too. I think the MX Sport is a bit deeper than the V3i is when using 3 frequencies at the same time. I think the V3i on 1 frequency is as deep as the Sport.

V3i gives a lot more target info.


MX Sport has faster recovery. Hard to say which machine is better in trash - they're different, but both effective. Both do a very good job of unmasking good targets in a bed of trash. Slower swing with the V3i - but I tend to swing slower anyway so that fits me well.

Both machines do better in trash with small coils. I don't have the same small coil for each machine, so I can't really give a good comparison with small coils.

MX Sport surprises me with how sensitive it is - even on very small targets.

MX Sport has fewer options - both a positive and a negative (potentially)

I suspect the ground tracking is better with the Sport. I can't say that for sure though as my soil tends to be fairly mild and I haven't had issues with my V3i ground tracking.

I think the MX Sport is one of the most under-rated machines on the market.

I think the V3i is under-rated as well - mostly because people are under the impression that it takes a degree in physics to set up and use the machine (it doesn't).

I really like not having to worry about getting the MX Sport wet or covered in mud/dirt.

I prefer the wireless headphones of the V3i.

Weight is close, but Sport is a bit lighter. Both machines swing well.

If I had to sell one of the two, I'd sell the MX Sport but I wouldn't be happy about it. I think the two compliment each other quite nicely.



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Re: White's V3i depth in relation to MX Sport?
Posted by: dfmike
Date: January 11, 2019 10:10AM
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Tahts-a-dats-ago


MX Sport surprises me with how sensitive it is - even on very small targets.

That's the first thing that really surprised me about the machine as well. Even at mid gain settings, it punches deep and will get small low conductors.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

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Re: White's V3i depth in relation to MX Sport?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 14, 2019 10:15AM
Thanks for the excellent write-up!

Just curious but do you think the Sport is better at finding small gold jewelry?

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