White’s Quantum XT. Greetings from the 90’s

How long have you been engaged in metal detecting? Commenter ANdy has submitted the photos of his White’s Quantum XT metal detector. Check out a real machine from the 90’s! The most important thing is that the detector is still operational and yields finds up to now.

The history of White’s Quantum XT

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In the mid-’90s the Quantum 2 was replaced by a White’s Quantum XT. The main distinction in the new metal detector was a Deepscan 950 coil. Until now, the machine has the classical build quality of White’s older models that hasn’t changed for years. Due to a well balanced construction, you don’t feel its weight (about 2 kg). The detector is powered by 8 AA batteries.

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There also existed a Quantum PRO version. It was distinguished by software, enhanced sensitivity, improvement in ground balance problem, and lettering “Coins” which appeared instead of the 1$ icon (version 1.2).

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The White’s Quantum XT metal detector was compatible with the same search coils used for the White’s Spectrum series. Operating frequency: 6.59 kHz.

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Check out the capabilities of the White’s Quantum XT. Can you believe it’s the metal detector from the 90’s?

  • Volume
  • Threshold
  • Search Sensitivity
  • Pinpoint Sensitivity
  • Viewing Angle (display contrast)
  • S.A.T. Speed
  • Tracking Speed
  • Transmit Frequency
  • Discrimination
  • Discrimination Edit
  • VSO
  • Mixed Mode
  • Tone Alert Edit
  • Noise Reduction

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The metal detector is alive, and continues to yield finds to its owner. Thanks ANdy! I wish to add for myself… I tried to find the very first mention of the White’s Quantum XT – it’s March 1998.

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2 Responses to White’s Quantum XT. Greetings from the 90’s

  • I am thinking of getting a whites Quantim 2 even older than this for my first year or so of detecting. I have a bounty hunter ultra mag sharp shooter I got for $50 would the old whites be a better beginning for me as a new to the detecting hobby in the Arizona desert area Phoenix area ? I can always let my gf use the bounty hunter for her new trials.

    • Never buy old and outdated equipment!
      Buy only new and fresh!
      You have great choice: Garrett Ace 400,
      Garrett AT Pro, Fisher F44, Teknetics Omega 8500 etc.
      Get two coils for your future metal detector – DD and Concentric
      and you wil be able to solve any problem of treasure hunting!

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