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  1. 5 points
    This video is a 17" round spiral x-coil on GPZ7000 using the new long "Chet type" patch lead, I reckon it worked very well, "x" balanced very well over ferrite and "G" balanced very well over the ground and ran like a dream, very smooth. Settings are Diff/Hy, sensitivity 16, semi auto GB, Ground smoothing Off, Audio smoothing High, threshold 27, threshold pitch 30, both volumes about 12, and booster, and WM12 and dual external speakers. cheers dave
  2. 3 points
    Keep pulling that iron you just might find some old coins. Think the odds are in your favor.
  3. 3 points
    Site loads much faster too, nice and clean. Old site almost had an iron grunt to it.
  4. 3 points
    Hello metal detector colleagues, I went on the beach yesterday with my minelab safari. I worked in all metal with discrimination from -10 to 0 (iron), sensitivity on 18 and trash density on high. 3 hours later I had dig around 40 holes with pull tabs, so I decided to increase discrimination from -10 to 20. I quitted from finding gold jewelry and I was focused on coins. In one hour I found 10 coins (7.05 euros).
  5. 2 points
    Iffy Signals Dec 1, 2019 - We took the Simplex and Vanquish to a 1675 permission and compared some signals throughout the day.
  6. 2 points
    Hi there Lanny. Here is our New Zealand coinage. Yes the one & two dollar coins are just gold coloured. The $2 coin has a White Heron (Kotuku in the Maori language) which is one of New Zealand's rarest birds & is held in particular high regard in Maori mythology. The $1 coin has the Kiwi bird on it. Our indigenous flightless bird. The 50 cent piece has Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour sailing past Mount Taranaki, in the background, on the West Coast of the North Island. While right on the coast is snow capped in winter being 2,518 meters high. A volcano that last erupted in 1854 . The 20 cent piece has a well known Maori 'Pukaki' carving & the 10 cent piece has a Maori carved facial head or 'Koruru' & is copper plated steel. I took the photo on the latest NZ Jet Boating mag which turned up yesterday. Due to us having a brilliant day jet boating on sunday. Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  7. 2 points
    Even better if you already have a QED or GPX Nugget Finder are doing the Sadie with all Evo sales: " Xmas Super Special Offer Buy any Coil from our Evolution Range during December and receive the ever popular (8"x6") Advantage (Sadie) worth $290.00 FREE..."
  8. 2 points
    I forgot to add in my posts that I am able to run the Zed in our conditions at full max sensitivity of 20, High Yield/Normal. No falsing with careful coil control using the swing arm, no ground noise. Just a nice stable threshold, even when pumping the coil up & down. Heaven. I know many of you wouldnt have that luxury which may have you questioning my validity. I know I have my doubters which is why I have been quiet of lately & just going about what I love to do. JW🤠
  9. 2 points
    Snagged a small .54 today at Cave Creek.......
  10. 2 points
    Good on you mad fish. It is all about finding more gold. But don't tell too many people.😉 Good luck out there. JW At the end of the day that is all I ever want to do with my posts, is to help people. I have said this before & I will say it again. I was helped by many when I first got into this "hobby". I still am. My way of thanking them is by giving back, through my posts, to helping others from what I have learnt over the years. Some of that learning was directly from what people shared with me & a lot was from just doing the hard yards out in the field. It has helped to have what I consider to be the best of equipment to do the job as it became available. For me now that is the GPZ 7000 & at the moment these X coils. The little 10" just keeps on finding me gold off well thrashed old haunts. Saturday just gone being no different. 8 little bits off an area that Simon & I have done to death. He with the GM 1000 & Nox 800 & his 4500, even his QED. I have been over it with all my detectors over the years & many coil combinations. Even with the Zed & 10" X coil, although conditions then weren't ideal then with grass growth being crazy. I really thought I was wasting my time going there this time, but the grass was nowhere as bad. Better conditions = 8 bits of gold. Admittedly for less than 1 gram but no catch & release. JW 🤠
  11. 2 points
    A process known as Bioturbation is a very significant factor in coin sink. Essentially, earthworms disturb the soil around the item, until one dry/wet/cold/whatever day, the conditions allow it to drop 2 or 3 mm. Repeat this for 100 years and your target is 20cm ( 8 inches) down. If the ground is inhospitable to worms, the sink is much slower. Unfortunately for us, earthworms tend to live in the top 30cm ( 12" ) of soil, because that's where the plant matter they eat is located.
  12. 2 points
    I don't think you ever actually finish something like this. It's more a maybe during winter I'll go through them thing. As soon as the 2 spots you go now start petering out you will have 10 others worth checking out. Its very possible you care more about the finding than the found. If so eventually someone gets a helluva coin collection to go through and catalog. Basically I'm saying you dont ever HAVE to do anything with it all. It's a hobby, if the fun is in the finding fill up coffee cans and let someone else that enjoys it deal with it all someday.
  13. 2 points
    Garrett actually has a pretty focused lineup, more so than anyone else.
  14. 2 points
    Yeah well this is a Minelab forum and you Nokta/Makro fanboys should just stay over on your own forum! My feeling about Vanquish is it nailed it's design goal - choice between Garrett Ace and Vanquish is a no-brainer. Between Vanquish and Simplex I choose Equinox, best of both worlds. Minelab Vanquish 540 vs Garrett Ace 400
  15. 1 point
    he is in production // finally .. I find it amazing that your dealer does not speak a French seller already takes pre-orders without delivery date .... price announce France / Europe 2490 euros
  16. 1 point
    No it worth a bit more. 🤣
  17. 1 point
    Found four old buttons near a dugout in north Texas. Just hoping someone has any info on these. Thanks
  18. 1 point
    Posted 11/17/2019 https://fccid.io/Z4C-0041
  19. 1 point
    Gold found! A 102.3g nugget found with a metal detector and drilling to come. https://stockhead.com.au/resources/lefroy-hits-visible-gold-in-maiden-drilling-at-hang-glider-hill/
  20. 1 point
    Anyone should be happy with that 5 grams. Excellent photography by the way.
  21. 1 point
    Dang and I'm happy with (5 grams)......
  22. 1 point
    Steve - You really think any of us are going to give you a year to try it out before you report back to us? Good chance you'll have the entire West Coast cleaned out by then. 😜
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  24. 1 point
    That field has an unusual soil, very dark and porous, looks very fertile. Anyway, the GB grab was 1, which is also unusual. Typically soils here GB in 50-70 range. Though they say it is not necessary to GB in multi freq? I usually use field 2 mode, which has metal range extended from -9 to 2 by default, I had it set to -9 to 0 manually, but returned to 2 when testing on that difficult target. All it did is silenced the coke, but button did not show up. I have rolled back to v1.5 now and will test that field again. Can’t wait. Thanks a lot
  25. 1 point
    I believe your results, as I understand your heavenly ground. Phrunt, I also have a gold buddy that finds these small tidbits when I can not. Drives me nuts some times. but at least we know gold is there.
  26. 1 point
    Those flipped rocks were likely me, almost every bit of gold I've found lately has been under a rock so in that area where I just NEVER get any gold I worked hard flipping rocks hoping that would change my luck. Glad to see my rock flipping helped you find some gold I was armed with the Equinox and 6" coil that day, my GPX goes nuts there with the power lines and most the gold there appears to be too small for the GPX anyway and my QED had flat batteries, it wasn't a planned trip the opportunity came up to be in the area so I took advantage of it to go for a detect. My last gold there was some time ago and it was using the QED and 12x6" X-coil. This shows how good the GPZ and 10" X-coil combo is there especially when combined with JW and his uncanny ability to find nuggets, I struggle to get gold at this location, really struggle yet JW and his 10" X-coil regularly pulls these little nuggets out they are just too deep for me for the size of the gold. The 10" X-coil and GPZ can get these tiny little specs at amazing depth, it should be illegal.
  27. 1 point
    when fisher will officially publish this detector! There are many important questions to answer, about the battery, tightness, discrimination !!! the best thing is that it is already happening !!!
  28. 1 point
    Many of us water hunters arent using a PI for in the water use for one reason.......it dont disc so time vs pay out especially during recent drop isnt worth the tole it takes on the body with most days hunting. NOW..... for me the question will be...... just how much depth will be lost when using disc? Most of the time when a machine has to process a signal there is a good bit of lost depth. It concerns me when someone says we have made it quieter and less sensitivity to ground effects. Did we dumb it down to do this? Ive found thus far all things are pretty equal out there in the water when it comes to most of the machines being used. Here in Fl which is just a different ball game most of us only use a PI during the winter and even then we are selective as to the site. I dare say at the end of the year a regular PI wont produce any more gold.
  29. 1 point
    Thanks davsgold the email address is all lower case cheers
  30. 1 point
    Hi davsgold billk here interested in the XCoil for QED can you contact regarding purchase of 12 x 6 cheers billk
  31. 1 point
    Snagged a .54 gram today at Cave Creek.......
  32. 1 point
    Don’t forget rodents and frost heave as well
  33. 1 point
    Nice but I also stay away from Facebook. only do forums.
  34. 1 point
    Went out for a bit earlier today and found these. The quarter was shallow on edge of what was a small orchard. The locket hinge still works but the photo has disolved away. Locket was pretty deep under a good size rock. Think it was silver plated at one time. Grounds starting to freeze so might be getting close to the end of the season. I'll call it a day when my digger makes a clank sound and I can't dig.
  35. 1 point
    Thats my 2nd seated quarter this year and both in pretty descent shape. I was surprised it wasn't worn out more where it was close to the road and only 6" deep or so. Thanks for the info on the locket. The area is an estate that was owned by a dr. during the civil war then by Nuns, now town forest and they hold events there. I believe the orchard was put in by them and long gone now. Just sinkholes where the trees were.
  36. 1 point
    Gents, I agree with you both, on the social media thing. Those of us who weren't children of the "smartphone" age, are generally not nearly as tuned in to social media, etc. Nor do we want to be. I agree with you, Tim, I don't really think anyone much cares what I'm doing, etc., and yet the younger generation places their whole existence, from moment to moment (at least, the "perfect" existence that they "craft" for everyone to see) online. But, from a business/marketing perspective, social media -- particularly YouTube and Facebook -- seem to be very popular ways to advertise and market. So, based on the advice of a couple of others, I went ahead and started a business page. I figured that a drawing would be fun, and it would help to spread the word that my business exists... But, that doesn't mean I can't do a drawing in a different way, in the future... Steve
  37. 1 point
    If you feel like starting a "how to" post on what that all means and how to do it I will be an interested party!
  38. 1 point
    Funny story, I was at my daughters birthday party today, she's turned 9 and we hired a big jumpy castle for her and her friends to play on and also a big hall to hold it in so they didn't all come to our house. Wise move, kids and all my toys don't get along. Anyway, one of the parents that was there to drop their kid off asked about detectors as he knew I do it so I went to my car and got my Nox out that was still in there from my last hunt, I threw a $1 coin on the ground and said look, it'll show 21 on the screen, so when that coin is buried I just look for 21 and dig and I've got $1, he was amazed, I swung a bit around on the grass and had a 22, a constant 22.. I said oh, this will be a $2 coin, I was all confident as it normally is.... we had nothing to dig it up with so used a bit of metal bracket we found at the hall and to my surprise and his it was a coin alright, not the $2 I expected A 1934 South African threepence. 80% silver with a 1.4 gram weight. A really odd find and my first ever African coin. I guess I've found another spot worth checking out. I had to then explain about different targets getting the same numbers 🙂 Sorry about the photo, it was taken in my car and the phone camera was confused by the background so wouldn't focus on the coin which I didn't know at the time and I've somehow misplaced the coin..... I'm sure it will turn up!
  39. 1 point
    I just wonder when Garrett will make something truly new. An AT Multi would be nice.
  40. 1 point
    Not so fast... Not necessarily a universal sentiment. I like the Equinox but of the two value machines, personally prefer the Simplex because, unlike the Vanquish, it is different than the Equinox which I already own. The case could be different for someone who doesn't already have an Equinox. Of course, neither are it's equal. Apples and oranges. [For clarity regarding the referenced quote above - Note that Steve is quoting "iffy signals" so I am referring to the iffy signals' quote which may or may not have anything to do with how Steve feels about Vanquish]
  41. 1 point
    Yes, I too remember like abenson a similar thing happened with Equinox showing up in Cabelas (and online) while many dealers still had waiting lists a mile long. One thing that deterred me from jumping on these deals while I was waiting "in line", besides loyalty to my primary detecting equipment dealer, was that Cabelas, as I am sure most of the other chain stores, were not honoring the Minelab veteran's discount of 15%, probably because they did not want to deal with the overhead required of providing the suitable proof of service that ML requires in order for the dealers to recoup the difference from ML. Glad I am not in any way invested in getting one of these as they are completely redundant to and bring nothing to the table vs. my Equinox (I have enough "backup" and "entry level" machines for my friends and family to borrow and since the coils are incompatible with Equinox, there is absolutely no motivation for me, personally, to even think about acquiring this machine). This is bringing back some suppressed bad memories from the Equinox roll out.
  42. 1 point
    I know this doesn't help most Equinox users, but when iron gets really bad, I usually just switch over to my Deus (or the less expensive ORX which works just as well) and a smaller coil. This is is why I have been saying for months, that the two detectors compliment each other. I love them both and would not be without both in my truck for any detecting situation. But here are some iron site tips for Equinox/Vanquish users because they can still get the job done: Make sure any ground noise is cancelled out by properly ground balancing your detector for each mode you plan to use. You don't need ground noise (in all metal) pounding your head in addition to all the ferrous hits. You should check this over clean ground, obviously, but that is sometimes hard at thick iron sites. I like using the new F2 iron bias at or near the default setting of 6 (4 to 7 seems to be the sweet spot to preclude masking). Use whatever setting works best on Vanquish-suspect Vanquish uses the new F2-like iron bias filter. Iron bias set too high tends to mitigate the advantage of higher recovery speeds causing non ferrous masking, so it is a delicate balancing act to find the Goldilocks (just right) iron bias setting. Use a higher recovery speed setting if the target density is high. For Vanquish, this means coin mode. Unlike Equinox, Vanquish has basically one Multi IQ mode and the other "modes" (coin, relic, jewelry) are merely differentiated by default recovery speed, tone breakpoint, and discrimination settings. See this post for more info. Unless you are going to remove ALL the iron as you go (impractical for most detecting situations), try using a lower sensitivity to "sift" through the iron and look for shallower non-ferrous finds. The lower sensitivity helps keep the deeper, big iron and shallower iron from overloading and overwhelming the detector. It is counterintuitive and takes some discipline, but lowering sensitivity can be a powerful tool. The threshold feature will alert you to ferrous targets if you have ferrous discriminated out as it blanks when you pass the coil over discriminated iron targets. So if you are seeking out or seeking to avoid the iron patches, using threshold can be useful. Use the horseshoe button to interrogate high tone hits to see if there are iron tones mixed in. Problem is, it could be a single iron target or multiple mixed targets so... Use the pinpointer (not available on the V340) to ascertain whether you have multiple targets in the hole or a single target. And since pinpoint is a non-motion mode, you can trace the outline footprint of the target to tell whether you are swinging over a coin-sized object or a larger iron or aluminum target such as a can or actual horseshoe which can ring up high. If you have an Equinox 800, sometimes I find Gold mode to be useful in thick iron situations as either a primary search mode or something to quickly switch to to interrogate an iffy signal as the VCO-like audio can work similar to pinpoint in revealing target strength or multiple adjacent small targets (though you can't target footprint trace because it is a motion mode) with the added benefit of visual target ID. If target density is high, try using the smaller available coils (e g , 6 inch round for Equinox). Yes depth will be slightly less, but fewer targets under the coil simultaneously helps with reducing coil overload and you might be able to use a higher sensitivity and lower recovery speed. Note also, that if you use a different sized coil, your sweet spot iron bias settings might also change. Final tip, don't be afraid to wade into the iron patches. Since most low recovery speed detectors have trouble there, it is perhaps your best bet to find a shallower keeper that has been masked all these years. It takes patience and use/honing of the skills above plus you WILL be digging a lot of iron regardless (and getting it out of your way), but the reward for that can be huge. Even if you get a 99% probable iron signal the only way to know for sure is to dig it and see what else might be in that hole. Hope these help and give you some ideas how to attack an iron site with your Equinox/Vanquish.
  43. 1 point
    No big deal! I spent two weeks at a time and couldn’t carry out all the trash I found. But every target could have been a nugget. That’s why I’m not driving the thousand miles and staying home coin hunting. Oh boy how do I miss it. Nothing like a gold nugget coming out of the ground and you the first to ever see that nugget you now hold in your hand . The problem people are dropping coins out of their pockets everyday but that nugget is never replaced by another. Chuck
  44. 1 point
    Being on the other side of the planet, I have never heard of Nothing AZ so I googled it. Apparently this was on a town sign in Nothing. It gave me a good laugh. 🙂 "Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing."
  45. 1 point
    I'll use cash till the day I die! No plastic for me. Drives the cashiers mad when I give them odd cents to even out my purchase not to get pennies in change. They often give me more back in change then I was supposed to get originally. GaryC/Oregon Coast
  46. 1 point
    Well, I guess you ought to put this old character in the line with others who are finding their XP Deus or ORX to be a more-often-grabbed device. More than age affecting my hearing, I used to do a lot of shooting w/o ear protection, then had five incoming mortar rounds impact about 10-15 yards to my left one noisy evening in Viet Nam, and an on-the-job injury 9½ years ago ruptured my right ear drum that healed with scar tissue on the ear canal and ear drum. The USAF told me I was deaf in '82 thru '86 on the annual exam for veteran summer hire at Hill AFB, and so did the ear surgeon after my injury .... so I guess I qualify for hearing impaired. That said, I have one of my ORX control units mounted on the operating rod and the other in an XP arm band. I prefer to use my Gray Ghost XP headphones or 2nd pick would be the Back-Phones. However, in very quiet areas that are traffic-free and wind-free, I do sometimes just hunt with the speaker audio only. Overall, no problems hearing most response with the exception of some of the weaker or fainter deeper targets that might sometimes elude me. Monte
  47. 1 point
    Nice prospecting brother ....... These are mine in the last 30 days ..... My last one yesterday looked like a hot dog bun ..... small .50 grammer ..... My largest one you can't miss it it's 4.56 grams
  48. 1 point
    The two best-selling professional metal detectors in Alaska over the last twenty years are probably the White’s Electronics GMT and White’s Electronics MXT. This is because a set of local circumstances favored these two detectors. These two machines are based on the same circuitry, but have very different design goals and therefore features which determine which might be the best choice. Since the sole purpose of the GMT is prospecting, it operates at a high 48 kHz for extreme sensitivity to small metal items... hopefully gold nuggets. It is not a "gold-only" machine in that it picks up all metals. The "gold-only" detector has yet to be invented. It does however have a very efficient system for separating ferrous (iron or steel) items from non-ferrous items (gold, copper, silver, lead, aluminum, etc.) In theory the GMT could be used for other types of detecting, but it has a couple serious problems. First is the fact that it is so sensitive to small metal! Any attempt to use it for typical coin detecting would leave a detectorist quickly frustrated. Imagine a foil gum wrapper sucked into a lawn mower, shredded, and spread about. Parks and other areas popular with coin hunters are full of tiny aluminum trash. Every one of these items will sing out loudly on the GMT. Coin detectors are purposely designed not to pick up these tiny non-ferrous items as 99% of the time they are trash. The GMT also is very sensitive to wet salt sand, and so is useless for most beach detecting. It would not be impossible to use the GMT for other detecting tasks, but in general it really should not be considered for anything other than nugget detecting. The MXT was built using the GMT circuitry. An advanced LCD readout discrimination system similar to that on top-of-the-line coin detectors was added. The frequency was lowered to 14.7 kHz to increase the sensitivity to coin type targets and to moderate the problem of being too sensitive to tiny trash. But the frequency is still well above that of standard coin detectors which work around 6 kHz so the MXT retains much of the GMT ability to hit gold targets. The MXT has three distinct modes: Coin & Jewelry, Relic, and Prospecting. Each mode dramatically changes both the sounds and the LCD readouts generated by different targets. The Coin & Jewelry mode is very much like any standard coin detector, but with a better than normal sensitivity to gold coins and gold jewelry. The Relic mode is a rather unique dual tone mode that operates in both all-metal and discriminate modes at the same time. That alone is subject for another article! The Prospecting mode in effect turns the detector into a GMT, but one that runs at a lower frequency and that lacks a manual ground balance. And the MXT has a special Salt setting to allow it to work on those beaches. White's GMT versus White's MXT The GMT is admittedly superior when it comes to picking up small gold. It can hit specks weighing less than 1/10th of a grain (480 grains per Troy ounce) while the MXT will need nuggets weighing 2-3 grains to get a decent signal. But on the flip side, the MXT may very well be the superior unit for large nugget detecting. The lower frequency actually is smoother in mineralized ground, and in particular does not produce as many weak variations in the threshold in mixed cobbles as the GMT. The drawback of higher frequencies is that while small gold produces a sharper response, so do hot rocks. The manual ground balance on the GMT is very helpful for hitting those tiniest specks, but less useful for larger gold. If larger gold nuggets are the goal, then the MXT is every bit equal, if not better than the GMT in overall performance due to the smoother ground handling capability. It’s not that the MXT goes deeper, it just has less issues with hot rocks while still being able to hit those larger nuggets. In milder ground the GMT reigns supreme. For Alaska those wanting to go places like Crow Creek or Mills Creek and have a chance of getting gold, any gold at all, will be best served by the GMT, especially if paired with the little 4” x 6” Shooter coil. It will get the gold in these heavily hunted areas, and will hit gold the MXT will miss. But if versatility is important, or chasing large gold nuggets in tailing piles at Ganes Creek is the goal, the MXT is the way to go in my opinion. It is simply one of the best all-around detectors I have ever used. The White’s MXT Engineering Guide is full of interesting information on the development of the GMT and MXT and provides a rare look at what goes on behind the scenes at a metal detector company. ~ Steve Herschbach Copyright © 2010 Herschbach Enterprises
  49. 1 point
    Recently purchased the XP ORX. A family member gave me a generous dollar amount Amazon gift card. I had nothing to spend it on since I'm not a Prime customer and I was sort of missing my former Deus. I had read a lot of speculative reviews (how can you write a review without having one in your hands to use) and some really negative ones too which had lots of seemingly inaccurate information. So I was eager to give the ORX a try once it became possible, money wise. I sold my Deus because of the lack of ID normalization for the HF coils which made coin and jewelry detecting no fun with them. Those coils were great for gold prospecting and I loved the packability of the Deus. The ORX really does have full ID normalization for all four search modes and all of the 21 frequencies I have tried using the elliptical HF DD coil. It has a much improved numerical target ID screen and gives accurate numbers and tones down to 4" using either of the coin modes in the moderate to highly mineralized dirt where I detect in the Rocky Mountain region. It outdoor air tests and test bed tests very well on .2 gram to 1 gram nuggets and lead in both gold modes at 68kHz and is comparable in depth to the Makro Gold Kruzer and Equinox 800 (6" coil). The iron probability bar and the large numerical target ID are displayed when a shallow to fairly deep target is detected in all of the 4 search modes and the two customizable modes. There is no horseshoe graph, XY graph, microscopic mineralization bar, or small, hard to see target ID numbers on the ORX. It comes with two gold modes which are based on the Deus gold field program. One is for milder soil conditions and the second gold program is for highly mineralized areas and smaller gold. It also comes factory preset with the Deus Fast and Deus Deep programs which work very well in my area. It also has a salt mode when needed. There are no adjustments for audio response and the silencer is adjusted when reactivity is adjusted in the Coin Fast program. It has three tone audio which may sound very limited to long-time Deus users but works very well. US nickels and almost all aluminum trash and gold jewelry down to about 4" depth register as medium tone. Zincs up to large silver coins and jewelry register as high tones. The target ID numbers are also very stable down to 4" here. They should be stable much deeper in mild soil. Modern nickels hit hard on 62-63 while most coin sized or bigger aluminum trash hits between 65 and 80 which is a nice large range. Smaller aluminum seems to hit in the 40 to 60 range while small foil hits in the 30s. I have dug several 1/4" in diameter foil wads which sounded great at 6" in Coin Fast at 28kHz. Being a micro jewelry/gold prospector, this is very encouraging. So, I can't wait to get the ORX and its gold modes up to some prospecting areas in the Colorado mountains this summer. It comes with simplified wireless back phones that just control the volume level. I couldn't see the display on the WS4 module without magnification anyway so not having that problem to deal with is fine with me. The back phones work well. The ORX remote control has the same 1/8" jack as the Deus so that is an option for wired headphones along with using the Deus wired headphone adapter card that is an accessory and attaches to the back of the ORX back phone module the same way as the Deus WS4 puck controller. It will pair and has advanced functions when using the Mi6 Pinpointer also. At 1lbs 14 oz, it feels a lot lighter than the Deus, has a great, easy to see target ID/iron probability display, HF coil ID normalization and is simple to setup without all of the sometimes cumbersome audio features of the Deus. The only adjustments I have made coin and jewelry hunting are slight frequency shifts and lowering of the sensitivity in highly mineralized areas. I have not experienced any EMI problems at all above 28 kHz. 14 to 17 kHz is a little more chatty of course, but can be controlled. Despite much of the speculative and negative pre-release opinions, the ORX is an outstanding selectable multi frequency, multi purpose detector that is a joy to use and have success with, without wondering most of the time if I have it setup correctly. For me and my detecting needs, it is actually an improvement over the Deus not just a simplified Deus and it definitely isn't a DPR 600 which uses much of the same display platform as the Deus and has four single tone threshold based all metal modes for prospecting and no coin/jewelry modes. The ORX has all of the audio sensitivity of the Deus if you were to set the Deus up in three tones. So, it looks a lot like a Deus, sounds like a Deus, detects like a Deus and swings like one too. It has been a lot of fun so far. Jeff
  50. 0 points
    Now I know why I need a25" NF coil to find coin here in Gippsland ,Vic Australia.😃 Giant_Gippsland_Earthworm
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