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About palzynski

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  • Location:
    North of France
  • Interests:
    metal detecting since 1998 , coin hunting ,
    independant md tester
  • Gear Used:
    Currently : Deus HF, Vanquish 540 , ML Profind 35 pinpointer
    Previously : tesoro silver sabre mmax , ml explorer xs , xp goldmaxx , ml xterra 705

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  1. Thank for your kind message BeachHunter … Yes the standard Deus with a black 9inches coil is excellent and the white 9 inches HF coil is even better , the XP Deus/Orx are great detectors … Stay safe in CA
  2. Actually I rather agree with Phrunt , I like simple machines that can be used immediately and very efficently without entering complex settings. The Deus/Orx have a lot of settings but their factory modes are perfectly set , for example with my Deus I only use the "Deus fast" mode , just changing the tones from 5 to fulltones , and changing the freq from 14 ( low iron trash )to 30khz ( high iron trash ) when necessary. Thats all . And it works perfectly I use this "Deus fast" mode since 2013 ... And no risk to loose my settings because I have no settings … 🙂 I also like the Vanquish because it is simple, just use the Jewellery mode , increase the sens to max. I just use the all metal button from time to time to help to identify iron targets, Thats all ... Some people like to customize their detectors , some other do not like modifying the settings , it i just a matter of personal choice I think ...
  3. Hi Jeff . This is weird , on my test box using a 10grams coin at 11inches depth ,the vanquish 540 V12 is definitely a little better than the nox800 11inch coil. On this test the DEUS HF 9inches at 14khz gets a very faint signal on the coin , the Nox 11 gets a stronger signal but not very clean , and the vanquish 540 V12 gets a sharp and clean signal. May be I did not find the miracle setting on the Nox , but I think that if this miracle setting was existing , the Minelab engineers would have set it as default in the factory settings I think ... However there is not a big difference between all the detectors that I have tested up to now on this box ( XP Goldmaxx 9in, Deus and Orx 9in and 11in , Teknetics T2 , Minelab Equinox 800 11in , Vanquish 540 V12 , Detech Chaser 12in) . They all have similar perfos on this test , say max 11inches depth( + 1inch or - 1 inch ) . This is logical because they all use a similar electromagnetic/electronics technology and the laws of physics are the same for everybody ... For me a more powerful machine should get this coin at 13 or 14 inches depth on this test. And up to now I did not find the "miracle" machine able to do this . 11 inches is the limit for this size of coin on this test , whatever the detector I use , even if some machines are a little better than the others … This said , the depth perfo is not the most important feature for iron trashed sites , it is more the reactivity that is important on such areas. The XP Deus/Orx monofrequency detectors are ultra fast and they outperform the MLs there . I just re did a short field test yesterday evening , comparing my Deus 9 HF and the Vanquish 540 on an iron trashed path , and I could see the difference . the Deus is almost silent , only beeping on good targets , while the Vanquish is very noisy all the time , reacting on all the irons while they are filtered by the Deus/Orx. It is the same with the Nox but this can be a little reduced by using a high iron bias level. I like the Vanquish but I must admit that the Deus/Orx are still the kings of the iron trashed areas , and as we have a high Density of iron trashed areas in Europe , this explains why the Deus/Orx are so appreciated over here ...🙂
  4. ----------------------------------------------- I am a big fan of the XP ORX. For many people I know and especially me, the XP Deus just requires too much information processing and tweaking. It is a fantastic detector but it often puts my brain and ears in Overload.......The simplified Deus called the ORX strikes a good balance with outstanding performance and just a bit of adjusting for local conditions. Swinging an ORX or Deus is heavenly. ------------------------------------------------ ---> Yes I agree with you the XP Wireless detectors are fantastic machines . They are almost as powerful in depth as the MLs and much better on iron trashed areas. Also they are far lighter than the concurrence. For example an Orx weights around 750grams while a Nox with the 11 coil weights 1300 grams , this is a huge difference. A Teknetics T2 weights 1500 grams , twice the Orx … Actually I have a Deus with the 22 white HF coil , it is my first detector . My second machine is a Vanquish 540 that I use on low/medium iron trashed areas because it is a little more powerful on medium/big coin than the Deus . I had a Nox800 but I am selling it after having tried the Vanquish 540 which is for me better than the Nox : better coils , far better telescopic shaft , simpler to use , a little more powerful ...
  5. My opinion on this is that the nox800 is a little too complex for a beginner. There are too many settings and you can spend your life trying the hundreds of combinations between, reactivity , iron bias, the 4 modes and so on … It took me several months to master this detector and I have been detecting since 1998 … Then I agree with the posts above , use the factory settings. Park1 is the best mode for starting with the Nox with only 5 tones and an high iron bias that filters the ferrous . So use Park1 and reduce the sensitivity , thats all ( and do not modify the other settings ) … Never use your machine near your home because there is too much trash , this is too difficult for a beginner . Rather go in a field / wood away from the houses , then your machine will be much quieter and you will be able to start to learn your detector … Happy Hunting ...
  6. After 6 hours of field testing on an iron infested area , for me the vanquish ( I have the 540 ) has good iron separation properties but not excellent . It is a little slow ( low reactivity ) and it is quite noisy/unstable on such areas , with either the V12 or even the V8 coil. And it is not so easy to pick up the correct signals from the audio , compared to specialized detectors like the Deus/Orx or the Tesoro Lobo. For info I am currently testing the vanquish on a path that has been used by hundreds soldiers during the 1st ww , so a lot of iron trash , this in addtition to the older or more recent iron pollution. So it is a very difficult area , ideal for testing detectors … I have been there 3 times up to now with the Vanquish V12 and V8 , I will now change and try the Deus HF at the same place , so that I will be able to compare them together . However , as long as you are back on less iron trashed areas , the Vanquish re becomes excellent … Anyway I like this machine. For example yesterday evening I tested the backlight , it works perfectly. It seems that everything has been very well designed on this detector . Very easy to use , deep machine , very compact in a rucksack… Just I would have liked a special "heavy iron trashed" mode like the "FA" mode of the Teknectics T2 , but still happy with the Vanquish without that ...🙂
  7. Yes the Vanquish 540 is a great machine. I have it since beginning of March . Only positive feebacks in this forum, the same for the 340 and 440. Certainly the Vanquish series is going to be a best seller for Minelab ...
  8. Hi I have tested the Simplex+ a few weeks ago for a shop in France , and I now have a Vanquish 540 V12 and V8 since 3 weeks , so perhaps I can help you , even if I have not the 440 . Concerning the Simplex+ , there are a few things that I do not like , first I found it quite heavy , it weights 1,4kg and it is quite front heavy this mainly due the 11 coil weight. ( BTW there is only one coil available for the Simplex while 3 coils are available for the Vanquish ). The Vanquish 440 V10 weights 1,2kg so 200grams less than the Simplex+ , this makes a big difference … And you can even lighten the Vanquish using lithium batteries , or light 1300mAh Nimh , ending with a 440 at 1,15kg instead of 1,4kg for the Simplex. The other thing I did not like with the Simplex is the audio , there were some kind of lack of accuracy on the signals . On the Vanquish the targets sounds are very accurate even at depth , they are very similar to the 800 , also similar from the FBS family , Etrac and the older Explorers that I was using at the beginning of the 2000s. Actually I do not know the 440 but I imagine it is very similar to my 540 concerning the audio. The multitone on the 540 is more than excellent ... The TIDs I cannot answer on this , I never look at the TIDs on any detector , I just use my ears and only my ears ... A big plus on the Simplex+ the IP protection against water and humidity , while the Vanquish has no protection, just a box cover .. Apart from this IP protection , frankly I largely prefer the Vanquish to the Simplex , but it is just my opinion ... Hop that helps ...
  9. Actually after around 100 hours of detecting with the Nox here in the North East of France , for me the best setting on iron trashed areas is : Field2 , sens at 25 , iron bias from 4 to 6 . But even with this optimized setting , the Nox is still away from the Deus HF set on the Deusfast mode at 30 khz. You can find my full Nox test at https://www.metaux-detection.fr/test-minelab-equinox-800-disque-28,fr,4,TEST-EQUINOX-800.cfm but it is in French … The king is probably not yet dead , not for me for sure ... 🙂. I always have my Deus HF as first detector . And the second will be the Vanquish 540 that I really appreciate , an excellent detector , which is clearly deeper than the Deus HF on low/medium iron trashed areas
  10. Thanks Steve . .. For the thread split and rename … It is just perfect now … 🙂
  11. Thanks El Nino for the settings I will try this when I have time. Actually I do not like modifying the factory settings of any detector , for 2 reasons : - To me changing the factory settings means that the factory setting have not been properly set by the manufacturer. I like switch and go machines where you can use it immediately without entering into complex settings. With the Deus I use the factory Deus Fast mode , just change the freq from 14 to 30khz , thats all , and it is immediately ready for iron trashed areas. - Second when the Nox is in my rucksack , it tends to untimely reset the settings very easily because of the side on/off button which is often in contact with the rucksack. I had several times this pb , loosing all my settings because of this side button , definitely not a good idea from ML I think …. With the Deus Lite , the settings buttons are located on the headphones and I never had such an issue with it. ML should have a LOCK option on the Nox like there is on the Garmin Dakota20 GPS . As long as you have locked the GPS you cannot accidentically modify the settings , you must unlock it to be able to change the settings. Hopefully there are no side buttons on the Vanquish so no accidental reinit with it , and no settings to loose because there are very few settings on the Vanquish ...🙂 Back to the sweedish video there is a YouTube comment just below the video from Tuomas Koivurova that I like : " It appears that the Deus is still the Iron trash king! " It is exactly my opinion ! 🙂 Tuomas Koivurova It appears that the Deus is still the Iron trash king!
  12. My 3D deep separation test was the answer to this YT test ...Of course, properly set up Equinox has no problem to pass such a test. as well as many good detectors on the right coils. , because for this test enough detector with a frequency of 6.6 Khz ............. --------> El nino , I just had a look on the sweedish separation test video that I had not seen up to now . Actually I do not agree with you , the Nox does not pass this test. The Nox 11 coil must be swept VERY VERY slowly to get a correct signal , while the Deus gets a signal at slow , medium and even at high sweep speed . That makes all the difference between the Deus and the Nox. Because on the field you would never sweep at ultra low speed , it would take too long time to cover a given area. In addition , notice that we use the 9 coil on the deus on iron infested sites , rather than the big 11coil . The 9 coil would be better than the 11 on the sweedish test. BTW this polyvalent 9 sized coil does not even exist for the Nox … You have to use the 6 coil with is very(too ) small. Would be very interesting to test the Vanquish with the V8 , V10 , V12 coils on this sweedish test ...
  13. Anyway it looks like that Minelab has done a great job with the Vanquish series , so thanks to them because I suppose that hundred of hours have been spent on this project in Australia , well done ...
  14. Yes perhaps I should have opened a new thread named "testing the vanquish 540" , actually I did not find the way to do it in this forum and I was short in time I decided to join this vanquish 340 thread ... Otherwise you conclude in your last post that the 340 is an excellent detector , it does not surprise me because its electronics must be very close to the 540, so you are right, for sure the Vanquish 340 at 240e is a bargain ... Your 3D test yes very interesting also. Actually I had an other idea about this 3D test. Why not reuse the box system , simply filling a box with ground mixed with old nails , and a coin in the middle? Doing this it would reproduce almost exactly the field conditions . Probably I will do this when it is possible in a few weeks , filling a box with let say 20cm height of ground containing old nails , with a little coin buried at say 10cms depth , and see what happens with the detectors .... Up to now I was just using the boxes filled with ground with no iron in it, just for pure depth perfos . I do the separation tests on the field and with the experience I can quickly see after a few hours the differences between the detectors in high iron trashed areas, just comparing the numbers of targets found by each detector during a given detection time. Again clearly the minelabs even the last Equinox and Vanquish are not the best, they are a little too slow to locate the targets among the nails probably due to the calculation time of the multifrequency algorithms , and on such areas a monofreq like the Deus at 30khz is much faster , then more efficient for finding the targets amsong the nails. However I use the XPs since 2007 ( goldmaxx ) and 2013 ( deus ) , so I am very experienced with these machines , that helps a lot ….
  15. Interesting test , then the Nox 11 looks better than the 340 V10. Would have be interesting to try any iron trash specialized machine like the Deus HF , Teknetics G2 or Tesoro Lobo on your test … Probably you would have seen the difference , knowing that such a test only partially reflects the reality because it is a surface ( 2D ) test ( the nails are all laying at the surface of the ground ) , while on the field the ferrous ( nails ) are located at different depths ( 3D ) … Not easy to reproduce on a bed test ...
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