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First Impressions Of The Deus II


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On 2/3/2022 at 2:00 PM, Tnsharpshooter said:

Which coil are you using on Deus 2?

I'm using the 11" coil.. It's also becoming a bit of a bugbear, along with the target ID display (but I won't rehash that one again, see previous posts).. But I haven't chanced my mind one inch on the coil: the Deus II needs a bigger coil.. I've seen them in the brochures but not on the market.. XP stop teasing us! You're only hurting yourself and will never compete with Minelab if you keep this up!  

On the Equinox I use both the ML 13x15" and the Coiltek 15'' coils underwater.. Bigger coils underwater might not be everyone's cup of tea (and I do use a 11''), but I don't have much trouble using them.. Sure, they are harder to drag around and weigh a tonne.. But for me, the advantage of greater coverage and depth outweigh those factors.. IMHO there's really no great difference to dragging a 11" coil through the water compared to a 15" - both are hard work..

I also like the larger coils for underwater use because they weigh down the detector just where you need it, on the nose.. The Deus II is very 'floaty' when you put it down to fan or dig, it wanders away from you.. the Equinox's heavier coils stay where you've put them, right at hand to scan the hole again if needed..

This might all be small fry complaints or just another rant, but when I think I've got a good target it sucks not having your tool right there where you left it.. 😬

 

     

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9 hours ago, Jeff McClendon said:

It sucks that the audio adapter cable (if one needs it) and bone phones aren't included as an option

The only clue the manual gives on it needing a cable adapter for the bone-phones is tucked away on the bottom of page 35.. 

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And you're spot on about them not being included, not only the hassle of multiple orders but the costs of it all..   

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1 minute ago, Erik Oostra said:

The only clue the manual gives on it needing a cable adapter for the bone-phones is tucked away on the bottom of page 35.. 

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I don’t think the bone phones need the audio cable adapter. If you wanted to use different 1/4” or 1/8” plug wired headphones or earbuds and you wanted to plug them into the remote control, you would need the audio adapter cable.

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The whole micro jewelry thing really baffles me...I mean what is the attraction? The Nox and CTX both will hit on diamond stud earring..most of which are just junk anyways....the small stuff falls out of the scoop back into the sand....I usually just say screw it after a couple attempts...does anyone make a micro jewelry beach scoop?... nope....unless it's a big diamond its not really worth anything anyways....what is micro gold worth? It just all sounds silly to me.....Prove me wrong and I may think otherwise...if your gonna hunt for jewelry on the beach look at OBN and his finds...thats the way to go IMHO.

strick 

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29 minutes ago, strick said:

The whole micro jewelry thing really baffles me...I mean what is the attraction? The Nox and CTX both will hit on diamond stud earring..most of which are just junk anyways....the small stuff falls out of the scoop back into the sand....I usually just say screw it after a couple attempts...does anyone make a micro jewelry beach scoop?... nope....unless it's a big diamond its not really worth anything anyways....what is micro gold worth? It just all sounds silly to me.....Prove me wrong and I may think otherwise...if your gonna hunt for jewelry on the beach look at OBN and his finds...thats the way to go IMHO.

strick 

A similar argument has been made for grain-sized natural gold and USA coins, particularly (and close to my heart) USA 5 cent 'nickels'.  Why do people fish if they are just going to throw it back if they even catch one?  Why do people golf who have no chance of ever breaking 80 (or 90, or...)?

Sometimes its about the challenge and (small, in the eyes of some) accomplishment.  Now in my case, there's a juicy key date Jeffie or Buffie out there just waiting for me, so I'm swinging for the fences, not hitting for average.  And I can even keep the undersized sunfish.  😄

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Looks like I've been busted once again 🙂 why would anyone want to hunt for gold this small...#8 and #9 bird shot for comparison...not to mention spend 6K on a machine that finds this stuff easily...your right it's all about the challenge! 

strick

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With nuggets there are more smaller targets to be found, tiny gold is far more common than big gold.  I would guess when it comes to hunting on a beach looking for rings there would be more rings to be found than earring backs and the like.

As someone that hunts tiny gold nuggets I just couldn't be bothered looking for the back of an earring, it's just not the same as a nugget.  Yes you may eventually find some small diamond stud earring, but in that time you've wasted finding these little targets all the time you may have found something better that's bigger 😉

I couldn't even justify it for the challenge, each to their own though.  We all find different things enjoyable.

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