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Offline warrenmonty71Topic starter
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« on: April 02, 2012, 06:40:00 am »
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I just picked up a 1999 White's Spectrum XLT with the stock Spectrum coil and another smaller red coil. I got it for $300 and figured that I coulnd't pass it up for the price. I have always wanted one of the White's XLT because of all the positive comments I have seen on it and the thing has lots of learning curves. I bought it from a lady that had it for over a year and still couldn't figure it out. I figured I would see if anybody has any advice, tips or programming that might make this thing hummm. HH Warren

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 04:13:58 pm »
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That's a nice machine. You will enjoy it. Start with the factory installed programs and modify them to get a feel for the programming. You can use the stock program and adjust the basic parameters and later go into the more advanced. There are lots of programs on the internet also.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 09:38:15 pm »
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Be patient and learn the machine that is a good model and still sought after by many

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 09:47:49 pm »
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Thanks for the info and I'm sure I will have fun with it. I plan on using the factory programs and adjusting a few settings for now and learning as I go... Great  HH

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 09:59:46 am »
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This is a very nice machine.  I have owned one for 10 years now and it is my primary hunting tool.  I would echo what others have said.  It is best to begin with the preset programs.  I would suggest the "Coin" program, for starters, unless you are using it at the beach.  That program will provide a good balance of discrimination (especially for iron/junk) and sensitivity.  Take time to learn the machine.  It is extremely accurate and I have never gotten a false positive from mine.  There have been many times the detector will tell me something is in my dirt pile and I can't see it with my eyes for a while...but something is always there in the end.
I will also encourage you to do a web search for White's XLT programs.  There are lots of sites where guys have built their own programs, many for more specific hunting conditions.  Its fun to build & save your own programs and really helps you understand what all the different settings are and how changing them can affect your machine.  You can't hurt anything by making up your own programs, as you can simply delete them as necessary.  As for me, I use a custom program which is basically the "Coin" program with VDI tones turned on and a little tweaking to the AC & DC settings.
While the XLT is no longer cutting-edge technology, it is a very capable machine which, once learned, will provide many years of accurate & reliable digging fun!  Just last week I went to my wife's grandmother's farm and found a near mint 1945 Mercury dime in the middle of a patch of old aluminum foil, old cans, and rusted mason jar lids.  Not a spectacular find by any means, but it should speak to the capability of the detector to pick this out of a bunch of trash metal.  Hope this helps!

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 04:16:04 pm »
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Mate I think that you made a very good deal. Just remember to heave fun with it and all will go well.

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