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XP Deus

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 799 Freq: Select Weight: 2.0 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The XP Deus metal detector was introduced in 2009 and is still in production. The Deus is a VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The Deus was revolutionary at the time it was released due to its very light weight, integrated wireless headphones and wireless coils (unique to XP), and an exceptionally fast recovery time. The Deus sets a current standard for relic detecting and is extremely popular in Europe in particular. The Deus is a "selectable frequency" detector that lets you select one frequency to use from several options. The XP Deus can run at any one of four frequencies - 4, 8, 12, and 18 kHz.

"DEUS marks a technological breakthrough and is a real innovation in metal detector design. Its patented architecture is based on three elements: A Coil, a Remote Control and a set of Audio Headphones, which are unique in that they communicate with each other via a digital radio link. The search coil contains the essential components for processing the signals, which no longer need to be conveyed via a wire link but are digitised and analysed directly at source by an ultra-miniature digital circuit, which greatly improves the quality of signal acquisition. This circuit, which is integrated in the detection head, processes the information and sends it to the headphones and remote control in real time via a radio link." Source: XP Deus Brochure

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XP Deus metal detector

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XP Deus control panel

  • 4 frequencies (4kHz ; 8kHz ; 12kHz ; 18kHz) + shift plus/minus
  • Power and Recovery adjustable (2 or 3 times faster/slower than the Gold Maxx Power)
  • Audio Response, Iron level, Multi tone, Notch, Discrimination etc…
  • Many advanced functions (Expert)
  • Ground balance: Tracking, Pumping, Manual, Beach
  • Motion and 4 non-motion modes
  • Extended discrimination range, with even greater precision for iron
  • Pre-configured factory programs (9 Switch on and go programs) and memory of personal programs

Official XP Deus Product Page

XP Deus 2019 Model Brochure

XP Deus V5 Owner's Manual

XP Deus - Steve's Review

XP Metal Detector Forum

 

Edited by Steve Herschbach



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Jeff McClendon

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Hi,

I owned a previously used XP Deus with 9" HF coil version 4.1 software for 6 months. I was able to use it for some basic coin and jewelry hunting and for gold prospecting. I found it to be an outstanding metal detector. However, in highly mineralized soil I found it to be fairly hard to find the right settings in order for it to get much depth for good audio signals past 5". 14kHz did not work well for depth. Sounds crazy, I know but 28 to 30 kHz was much better. Unfortunately, this made the target ID numbers for US coins at depth to be in the 70s to mid 90s along with most of the other jewelry targets I was after. Much of the coin sized trash also ended up in that target ID range unless it was very small foil or tiny can slaw pieces. So, coin and jewelry detecting squeezed into a 25 segment target ID range with the HF coil was not particularly pleasant even after lots of tone break and tone pitch adjustments. 

The Deus worked very well as a gold prospecting detector for smaller gold using 28 to 54kHz settings with the 9" HF coil. I had no trouble setting it up for the sites I was prospecting. It was fairly quiet in high mineralization and abundant hot rocks. The XY graph worked great for iron probability and for visual support for lead and gold range targets. The 9" HF coil went fairly deep on sub gram gold (up to 5") and it was a pleasure to swing and especially to put in my backpack.

Eventually, I decided to sell the Deus. Using the HF coil only for relic hunting and gold prospecting makes sense. Using it for coin and jewelry in medium to high mineralized soil did not. I was using only two of the 10 programs regularly since the others could not handle bad mineralization very well and did not see the point since I already had some very capable gold prospecting detectors and great coin and jewelry detectors which the Deus was not appreciably better than in the field. Hopefully, the person that bought it from me will not have my soil conditions to deal with.

For most normal soil conditions and with fully supported coil frequencies that have ID normalization, the Deus would be fantastic.

Jeff

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