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  1. This change really bugs me. Seems like now we have a setting that can really screw up performance if it is not set properly and really have not been provided with the tools to properly determine the optimal setting. Its kind of like saying manually set ground balance based on the height of a bargraph without any units shown. Any scientific method at setting this parameter consistently and optimally?
  2. If like mine, after 5 years of neglect & general ware & tare ,, your remote is suffering from scratches on the screen...... here's a quick tip to restore your remote screen back to new! gently rub over the screen with a " Brasso pad wadding" cleaner,,, it takes about 15-20 minutes, after which your screen will be as new!! hope this helps! regards Dave
  3. XP Deus Version 4.1 Users Manual

    Enjoy http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/telechargement/Instruction manual/DEUS_V4_MANUAL_UK.pdf ATTN: For those updating and possessing HF coils note bottom of last page in this link. http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/telechargement/Instruction manual/SUMMARY_MANUAL_DEUS_V4_V4.1_UK.pdf
  4. In case you read here XP. I have been using the gold field program using both HF coils locating relics in old sites. The program as it is, is very useable but I think an improvement if feasible would make the program even better. The gold nugget hunters using Deus detector I think would welcome this change if it can be done. My recommendation is allow tone pitch change in gold field program much like you currently offer in the Pitch selection for tones option.
  5. For anyone interested. I haven't seen any packages yet for round 9" HF coil though, unless I missed. http://www.xpmetaldetectorsamericas.com/xp-deus
  6. Not English but the video says it all....
  7. This will be the first fall and winter season for using these 2 coils. I have put quite a few hours on both coils this past summer and very early fall timeframe. I do note difference as of late since the temps are cooler and ground wetter with shorter daytime period existing. Elliptical HF coil seems to (using equal settings back in the summer) hit better more often on vertically positioned nails in the ground. Round HF coil back in the summer, this hitting on vertically suspended buried nails practically nonexistent, but with wetter ground seems happens sometimes, but not near as often as with using HF elliptical coil on Deus. This data above is reflective of using Deus with both coils in the same site(s) as I did back in the summer/early fall. Don't take this info wrong, I love both coils, are deadly in iron and higher mineral soil. Not all nonferrous when swept with either coil will yield textbook tone/ signal either. Just this afternoon late back in the area where I recovered old Spanish coin, I get a signal using round HF coil, a signal that would only high tone half the time when sweeping what I considered (perfect to near perfect) position and speed. Digging suspect target yielded a very thin piece of lead. This area remember busted countless times with Deus and LF coils. I will go on the record here now, based on my testing and use of the round HF coil, comparing and testing against 9" LF coil, from a providing a nonferrous tone/signal on buried objects perspective it is my opinion the 9" round HF coil has made the 9" LF coil obsolete. Remember how I conditionalized my comment here. Using the 9" LF coil does give some advantage depending on the target scenario for ID (give better odds of IDing higher conductive target) since the LF coil can be run at lower freqs than hf coil with NO Vdi normalization selected. So it is my opinion XP might should consider at least for the relic Hunter a Deus package already packaged with either of the HF coils in lieu of LF coils. This would obviously save relic hunters interested in Deus some bucks.
  8. Looks like there has been a $40 reduction in MAP for the XP MI-6 Pinpointer... It was $199 and is now $159. This makes the XP closer in price to the competition. Many manufacturers dropping prices recently and that's good for the consumer!
  9. Here is a link talking about the version. Still unofficial, but I think we can see at least some improvements users will get when version is officially released. http://www.findmall.com/read.php?83,2406075
  10. At one time before its release I had been interested in the Nokta Impact. Speculation ran rampant and I got sucked into the vortex. I already owned a Red Racer and a Gold Racer so I knew that Nokta/Makro made good detectors. As so often happens life intrudes on our metal detecting plans. In the last year I have not detected near as much as in years previous so I had shelved my interest in the Impact. Yet recently I have been able to detect more so I went ahead and acquired one. As usual, I first read the manual(what a geek). While the Impact is a more complex detector than either the Red or Gold Racer, the excellent menu tree and my perusal of the manual had me up and running in short order. At my first opportunity I took the Impact to a location that has had a serious pounding with the Deus, CTX, and who knows how many other detectors. I started detecting with the stock elliptical affixed to the stick. Although the Impact weighs about 4 Lbs. I thought it was nicely balanced so swinging it did not overly fatigue me. This machine has a mode for about any type of detecting you would want to do but on my 1st day I only tried 4 of them. GEN D, DI99, DI4, and VLX2. After a couple hours trying the different modes and learning the tones on the Impact I had found some non-ferrous items that were missed by all other machines but nothing that was a keeper, mainly miscellaneous bits of brass and copper. I thought it was time to switch gears so I threw on the 7" elliptical. I had previously been running mainly factory presets in the various modes but with this coil I wanted to gain back some of the depth I knew I would lose with the smaller coil so I bumped the sensitivity up. I worried about increased EMI but with this coil running hotter, EMI did not cause me any problems. I really like this tiny elliptical. It's the perfect size for working in the iron while still getting more coverage than a 5" or 6" round. I took this little football coil into the heaviest iron at the site and once again while I was able to pluck some non-ferrous targets out of that mess I found nothing to write home about(story of my life, LOL). I did try out the 15" coil. Honestly I am not a big coil guy unless I am swinging a PI and going for max depth. I love working in the iron with VLF's so usually a small coil is welded to the dirt end of whatever machine I am swinging at the time.This 15" is a coil I would use for very specific circumstances only as I would need to wear a harness if I was going to swing it very long. With the 15" mounted up to this machine it was very nose heavy and my arm hurt in no time at all. The wireless headphones seemed to work well. I did not notice any lag that would affect target recovery. A few times I thought I detected the slightest lag in heavy iron, but it was near the end of the day and honestly I was getting tired and probably a little cranky. Likely my imagination. At the end of my first day with the Nokta Impact I was favorably impressed with most aspects of the machine. My main gripes were 1) while well balanced it is still 4 Lbs. I am used to a Deus so when you grab this detector you wonder why it can't be lighter. 2) The tones are very digitized sounding. Some people may love these tones, me not so much. 3) The wireless headphones do not have a long enough adjustment band for me to wear them comfortably with a baseball cap. They rode up on my ears and irritated me. A few days later I decided to do a shoot out between the Impact and some other detectors I have to see how they performed with iron masking. This test was not done to rigorous scientific standards. LOL. Just a test I did for my own information. I can't post all the individual settings and results. I had to come to work on a tugboat and I forgot and left all my notes at home. I will give a quick synopsis of my findings. I hope some one finds it useful but it is just my own opinion. Others are likely to have different results. My friend Chuck(Strick) will post photos of the test for me because he is a good guy and has that down pat. The machines tested were; CTX 3030 with 6"R coil. Red Racer with OOR coil. Deus with 9" LF coil. Deus with Elliptical HF coil. Impact with 4x7" coil. I made sure the dirt was clean of targets befor flipping over a rubber welcome mat and inserting a 1926 SLQ and a 1855 seated dime into holes in the backing. I did this so the square nails I placed near the coins were slightly elevated over the coins. I manual GBed all the machines except the CTX. The dirt under the mat is kinda hot. It lights up most of the bars on the Deus FE meter. The results of the test were surprising to me. First that the CTX did so well in comparison to most of the other detectors. On the first scenario( quarter with one small square nail and one big square nail), all the detectors except the Deus with HF coil could generate a diggable signal on 25% +/- of angles swung on the target. The Deus with HF coil could get a diggable signal 360 degrees around the target. On the second scenario(dime with 3 nails), all the detectors except the Deus with HF coil could not generate a diggable signal from any angle swung. The Deus with HF coil could generate a signal 360 degrees around the target. As I said before I was a little shocked the CTX did so well in the quarter test scenario compared to most of the other detectors because I have seen the Red Racer, and Deus HF and LF coils eat it alive when comparing signals on live relic digs on un-dug targets in heavy iron. I thought the Red Racer would do better as I have also seen situations in which the little OOR coil on the Red Racer seemed almost magical on targets the Deus LF and other detectors have failed on. As far as the Impact is concerned I felt its performance in these two scenarios on that day in that dirt was was nothing to write home about but to be fair it did as well as any detector besides the Deus with HF coil. I was hoping for more as far as separation/unmasking ability from this detector with the 7" coil onboard. But I must say that a detectorist that I respect very much and I believe is a straight shooter tells me the Impact with 7" coil does beat the Deus with HF coil in some scenarios. Anyway, on that day in those two scenarios the Deus with HF coil spanked all the others. I am sure other detectorists will have different opinions or results and that is fine by me. I don't own stock in any of the companies manufacturing these machines. In summation I would say I do like the Impact. It has many fine features and I know I need way more hours on it to leverage all of its capabilities to my advantage. In my world the CTX is my park and lawn machine. The Deus with the HF coil has become my main relic machine for heavy iron. I love the Deus for its light weight, speed, and versatility. But now there is a new kid in town- the Impact. LOL . When I get time I know I will enjoy learning the nuances of this machine. I am looking forward to spending more time in the all-metal modes and some of the other modes I haven't explored yet, like Deep mode.
  11. Some folks may be interested in either of these 2 coils, or both actually. How do they compare? As far as relic hunting and yes coin hunting. Today I did some careful testing and thought I would share with folks here. I don't have gobs of time yet on round HF coil like I do the smaller HF elliptical. Anyway with the HF coil being deemed high frequency some folks when they see or hear about this round coil may be thinking hunting gold nuggets only. Well, to make a long story short here, the round HF coil based on my testing is the odds on favorite to sneak higher conductors out of iron and nails vs using LF coil. The use of the lower freq band on the round HF coil centered btw at 14.4khz yields some awfully good results for such a big coil. If folks thought the 9" LF coil was/is grand here for finding coins in iron and nails, the HF coil here yields significant advantage. Higher conductors can be had too using the middle band of frequency centered at 28.8 kHz, but it is my opinion based on testing if a Deus user hunting a site hard using 28.8khz and tried to find all higher conductive coins, I think the site could be hunted again using 14.4 kHz and the possibility of additional high conducive coins be had. One very noticeable thing with the round HF coil, Reactivty 4 yields a depth advantage (distance measurement between the planes (where coin and nail) for example lay vs 9" LF coil. Many instances where use of Reactivty 4 on LF coil yield no signal on clad dime. Also using round HF coil hunting in lots of iron, Reactivty 2.5 IMO yields poor results, better to use 3 or 4. The thinking with original LF Deus coils were better unmasking to be had as highest freq approx 18khz, and this was/is still true. Using 54khz (upper freq band) IMO based on testing, user looking for high conductors don't expect much detection on higher conductors as far as they existing beneath ferrous object plane. Now I did do similar test with US nickel, and IMO strangely I think the differences (advantage noted) for round HF coil are less significant vs 9" LF coil. Still though a depth advantage using Reactivty level 4. Now the testing above was done on a set of sterile concrete steps, with GB dialed on all testing to 84. So these test don't really account for soil mineralization effects, but still I think these results do tell me some thing. I sure wouldn't expect to see better results than I got if my test rigging was buried in say medium or higher level minerlized soil. Now none of this above, it should be necessarily related to gold nugget performance. A side note here. Thus far using the round HF coil for me, in a couple sites pounded with Deus both 9 and 11" LF coils, not much has surfaced. I should point out these few sites have really never given up any high conductors like coins and all of my use of round HF coil has been using 28.8khz freq in these sites. After testing today I can understand the Why behind maybe why my nonferrous finds were lacking. Just thought I would share. Cheers.
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  13. So, I was prospecting some bedrock along the river today with the 9" round HF coil. I was trying to use the gold field program but man it was noisy on those black sand rocks constantly. I switched to some other programs like HOT for awhile and got a good hit. Dug out the crack and found a lead fishing buckshot. Figured it was a perfect opportunity to test some programs. I reburied it about 3 inches deep. Strangely what I found was on the Gold Field program I could not tell any difference in sound from the host rock. I Never would have dug it. Switched to a modified HOT program I have saved and it rang nice and loud with no sound from the rocks. What am I missing? Will the elliptical be any better when it gets here? have one on order still. Is there some tweaking I need to do on the Gold Field? Like notching out the rocks? I forgot to try that while I was out there, started raining on us
  14. Used round HF coil today for 1.5 hours. The MI-6 performed flawless when using with detector. No hang ups with audio, coil linking, or stuck screen or any what I call unacceptable delays as far as transition when powering on or off the pinpointer. Nice performance.
  15. I recently discovered these stick on permanent charge clip bases and I am loving it. I wondering now why XP didn't do this in the first place! Just have a direct USB port right there. So much easier to deal with all the time especially with multiple coils. If it was just molded into the coil it would be even better. But so far this seems to be working great for me. I have only found this one guy in Ukraine selling them on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/XP-Deus-Search-Coil-Charge-Clip-NEW-NEW-NEW-/170780528970?hash=item27c350114a:g:Tm8AAOSwd~RZQUzG
  16. I have not used my MI-6 pinpointer very much at all since receiving. I am so accustomed to my Garret Propointer it is hard for me to try and get used to a new pinpointer and a new detector coil (HF elliptical) at the same time. Anyway today I used the MI-6 this morning on a 1.5 hour hunt. Tonally I like the pointer, and I like the pulse option tone wise and love how the pointer ratchets tone as the points nears metal. Now the bad. This pointer has problems when used with elliptical HF coil. I witnessed many times coil loss when turning pointer off, would have long delay to get coil linked. I even had the screen freeze up on remote when turning pinpointer off a few times, but with time (way to long IMO) the detect screen would finally appear. I had after turning pointer off, the detect screen as well as the coil linking (coil freq) shown in screen and didn't get a no coil warning,, but the detector had no audio whatsoever,,even sweeping my shovel 0 disc full tones,,,again though after long delay the audio would start being provided. Xp needs to get this fixed with update. A real pain. And if a person isn't careful, it is possible to after turning pointer off,,to sweep right over a find and get nothing tonally. I have read where some users of pointer say the pointer works as advertised using LF coils. I can't say, maybe with some time, I will get out all of my Deus coils and do some testing.
  17. I know this is probably getting old for folks. A 1.5 hour hunt late this morning. But again in the same site as the Spanish bit, around 30 ft away, and depth of half dime a mere 4" deep. Agan used 28.8 kHz,,signal barely heard but better IMO than the signal on the Spanish bit I found a few days ago. Extremely hard hunted site by myself previously using other detectors and coils. Folks I see a trend with this coil. I think. Either I have become a better detectorist in the last couple months or this coil is doing something for me. I let you guess which one I think. And to think maybe a lot of folks where thinking high frequency is for lower conductors only. Well, I don't see it this way. Gotta love this coil. My rabbits foot maybe. I did use the MI-6 pin pointer this morning too. Will write some thing up about it as far as using with elliptical HF coil-- not all good either. Hard for me to lay my war horse Garrett Propointer down. Pinpointers do have their personalities too,,hard to change and feel real comfortable.
  18. Another hunt this morning. In a hard hunted site. Last silver to come from this side of road for me was a war nickel,,I dug with Nokta Impact using small elliptical when testing it. And the Spanish bit in the pic was dug approx 11"-14" from where I dug this war nickel back ealier in the year. There is no telling how many times I have swept this Spanish bit in the past using other detectors and coils including Deus and LF coils, and the round HF Deus coil too. Ground is drier than previous hunts here. Could have helped me find this bit. If folks would have heard this signal's tone on the Deus in full tones,,,I don't think anyone would have expected silver. Not even me.lol I was surprised. And the depth of this bit? A mere 4-4.5" deep. Site is loaded with iron and square nails. A broken signal and barely audible. Dug some other things too, but these were dug around 150 ft behind this small patch where the bit was found. Check out the washer(nonferrous) on the nail, that is how it come out of the ground. Orientation though unknown. Funny thing in this small patch I have dug 2 extremely old pocket knives previously. Could that have been a clue,,for old timers sitting around a whittling or whatever. I am really liking this coil,,,,a must have IMO for older sites,,sneaky little devil. But one has to be paying attention, not all nonferrous goes ringy dingy. Got to go back this afternoon later. Deer hunting for me, just doesn't turn me on anymore like detecting does. Little better pic of bit. f
  19. SO took the Deus out for the first time with the HF coil to get a feel for it. It is surprisingly sensitive, I was picking up the tiniest lead split shot out of crevices and they were screamin! Still havn't found gold but it's promising.. I think the hardest part is finding the right locations (that are accessible anyway) so many miles of known gold country is claimed and off limits I have always done relic and coin hunting, gold is somewhat new to me. Still trying to find that first nugget.
  20. So rather than spend $200 for the XP branded case I thought I could do better. So first I bought the Plano model 108442 gun rifle case for $70 shipped on Amazon
  21. I just got my Deus with both HF coils. Is there any reason other than coverage I would want the 13" coil? I hear it's pretty nose heavy and I'm thinking the HF coils are so amazingly sensitive and deep I probably would never have a use for the 13" right?
  22. I just ordered my first Deus and a HF coil. So can you clarify. In the parks around town should I keep the freq lower or still take advantage of the higher freq? Seems from the videos I've seen so far the higher freq make non-ferrous jump out more. So will I ever need to use the lower freq at all? I understand I am gonna use the 80khz when prospecting for nuggets but have been curious about the benefits of using the lower freq still Forgive my newb questions.
  23. The owner's manual for Deus detector recommends when components are charged to disconnect charging harness from components. I really don't know electrically what happens with say the wall charger, or even a auto charger adapter when Deus components reach full charge. So, I have this portable pack. Will show a front and back pic. It has a percentage of charge left shown in upper right corner. This thing seems will charge a Deus up a bunch. Here is where the pack may come in handy even when at home and you desire to charge your Deus,,but can't be there eyeballing it when it reaches full charge. Or maybe driving and don't want to monitor charge process. Btw other packs may operate similar,,this is only the second type I have owned,,first one didn't give info like this one does. Anyway, when Deus components (all) when connected reach full charge the pack seems to shut down,,due to no load being applied. The percentage number of power left in pack (numerical indicator) goes out when all Deus components are fully charged. Bought this one at Wally World for $28 bucks. Will pump a cell phone battery up too, tablets, etc. r
  24. It's a mere 114 degrees here in the Desert Southwest and I've got another bunged up knee. No stitches this time, just a bruise on the critical moving parts, but it gave me an opportunity to futz with my Deus conversion to the collapsible Golden Mask rod. The problem with the Deus HF coils is that the battery is stored in the rod tube, so you have a critical wire lead from the battery to the coil. Deus solved it by making the rod connection to the coil ears a hollow split design so that the battery wire runs straight up the rod with a curly wire section that acts like a spring to keep the wire under tension. The Golden Mask rod has a solid tip at the connection to the coil ears with no place to run the battery wire of the new Deus design. So, I got out the saw and the Dremel and started making some modifications. The first thing I had to do was cut off the Golden Mask solid connection tip that bolts to the coil ears. The tip is solid HD plastic that inserts into the carbon fiber hollow tube about 2 inches. So, I cut the carbon fiber above the insert so that I could reuse the insert. I then used the Dremel to cut a slotted path for the coil battery wire to run from the bottom of the coil ear connection insert with sufficient clearance for the wire to slide smoothly. The portion of the coil ear connection that inserts into the carbon fiber tube is more or less hollow, so I continued my wire path through the outer wall into the hollow section. That way, I could run the coil wire through the groove, then slide the wire inside the tip connection and when I re-inserted the tip section the whole mess is captured inside the tube, very close to the Deus type design. The battery pack fits squarely inside the 2nd segment of the Golden Mask collapsible tube with just enough tension to keep the wire sliding freely. I then put some black electrical tape around my grooved section to keep the wire firmly inside the groove. The only other thing was a rubber washer 5/16 X 3/4 from Lowe's hardware to shim up the coil ear connections for a tighter fit. What I end up with is a detector that weights less than 2 lbs, collapses to 24 inches and extends to a maximum of 51 inches. My goal has always been to make the Deus into a discriminating pinpointer to augment the Minelab 7000. Some of my Baja prospecting excursions have resulted in way too many deep holes to recover ferrous trash that falls off the turn of the century type drywashers the oldtimers used down there. At my age, it's all about conservation of energy. You can only dig so many 2 ft holes in 85 degree temps before your day is used up. If my new discriminating pinpointer can cut my digging time in half, I'll be thrilled. By way, I had the opportunity to compare the Deus side by side with the Gold Monster on undug targets in N. NV. I was certainly impressed with the GM target audio responses and its ability to quickly adjust to changing conditions. If I were starting out gold prospecting and could only afford VLF, I'd certainly make it the GM. I like my Deus as a supplement to my Z7000, but it is not a turn on and go machine. I think at the end of the day, GM users would cover more ground simply because it's so simple and target responses are unmistakable.
  25. Finds first: So back at the end of June I scouted a new park and potential jewelry patch but due to oppressive heat and drought conditions in July and most of August I've only been back three times since then. In addition to climate, my detecting time has severely been cut because jiu jitsu takes over our family life 4 nights a week as my kids and wife found themselves addicted to the dojo and choking people. I'm a bad influence, I guess. Two weeks ago (my last real 6 hour detecting session) I ran into another detectorist at this park working his Ace around the same goal net I worked back in June. Soon we were chatting and then kinda hunting together as he sort of followed me around, which was slightly annoying when I'm used to being alone, but that's me, not him really. Anyway, while we were hitting various spots around the park I picked up a small 10k ring at the edge of one playground. 4th hunt here and gold! 1.4 grams 10kt (unknown triangle mark) We finally got more rain and I went back to this patch a few days ago. I went to one of the softball backstops the other detectorist and I hunted around a few weeks back. I was mindlessly pulling square tabs three feet from the backstop fence, trying to reduce the trash load, when to my surprise gold #2 appeared - 7.4 grams 14kt FG mens band! Boom! 1 hour 45min into the hunt. Same tone as the older style square pull tabs and just about into bottlecap range. In fact, I dug a few square tabs that while on the surface sound and VDI the same as the ring. That's without headphones and using the module's external speaker, btw. After 5 hunts of maybe 35 hours I am pleased with the new patch so far. Almost two dozen junk jewelry, over $25 - 30 in change and one silver ring, one silver dove pin (no picture) and two gold rings. Both rings taken with Deus 4.0 11" coil, full tones, 0 discrimination, 0 notch 18khz. Thanks for peeking and good hunting to you.
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