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  1. Now that it's been a couple months since this thread started I still feel like the D2 Vs Legend is not a fair comparson. We now know much more about the Deus II and it is already rolling out to consumers, while the Legend is still not in its final version yet. Beyond all that, the D2 seems to be poised as a much more high end machine targeted for a higher end market and at a higher price point. The Legend is obviously aimed at the existing SMF market and at a midline price point. While the Legend is still largely unknown regarding performance in all arenas, the D2 has shown high performance capabilities in most arenas. So with the current available information, we have the Deus II, which appears to be a step up from the current SMF machines at a much higher price and the coming soon Legend which will most likely be in the mid range with the other SMF detectors. I can't imagine how the Legend would be able to surpass the Deus II in performance and capabilites and maintain such a low price point. The Deus II would appear to be the most bang for the buck in its class, if your buget will allow it, and the Legend could be a contender in its class, but that still remains to be seen at the current time. Just my current opinion.
  2. Just beautiful, Joe! Thank you for the inspiration. Here's to a great 2022 hunting season for everyone! 😎
  3. Hey, you got silver! That's a good day, Congrats!
  4. Thank you Steve!! Finally the whole frequency thing is put into it's proper perspective. I've been reading so much misinformation about frequencies and multi-frquencies regarding the upcoming new machine releases, especially in some of the other forums. It took me a while to figure out that frequency was about metal size, not metal composition. Now I'm looking at targets in a different way and it's really helping accerelate my learning. So Thank You again for making so much good information available for those that thirst for knowledge!
  5. It's a little more complicated than that. Here's the breakdown and the whole process in a nutshell: UK Treasure Report Laws
  6. Personally, I'd be more than happy with a 9.5x5" ellipical FMF coil with external battery for the D2 (like the HF coil for the D1) for use in the Colorado gold fields, ghost towns, and parks. In fact that's probably the only thing hold me back from pulling the trigger right now. That skinny coil is indespensible in those places.
  7. There are a few Youtube videos by people coming up with ideas to seal the 800 for water use, one by a very well known beach hunter. Just search "Equinox in water" on Youtube to see those and many videos by deep water Nox users. You might be able to contact some of them directly to get their experiences with the Equinox in salt water. I only beach detect once or twice a year and don't go in the water (illegal where I detect), but I've dropped my 800 in the surf several times and always hosed it down after salt water beach hunting with no problems. Personally, I consider any detector only submersible to 10 feet to be dunk proof, like an IP68 rated watch or cellphone, and not intended for extended use in deep water regardless of manufacturer claims. If you want truly waterproof, I feel like your only current options are an Excalibur II or possibly the New Deus II, which hasn't been seen user tested fully submerged in salt water for extended periods yet.
  8. Welcome Gary! I too, though not an XP owner yet, enjoy your videos and your soothing style immensely. I also appreciate how you explain the intricacies of the D2 that even someone who has never used a Deus can understand. Thank you for helping to make the leap easier.
  9. So I'm looking at the D2 Manual (Page 25) and it doesn't really say how you get out of Pinpoint Mode. It looks like you short press the lower middle button to go to the Pinpoint Screen and it's default mode is to Auto-Tune the threshold and you can then pinpoint the target or manual re-tune the threshold to get a more accurate target location. But it looks like you have to push the top right button to exit pinpoint mode. Is that correct?
  10. Thank you Loren, your first impressions report of the Deus II is especially valuable to someone like me who has never used a Deus. This is the kind of information you usually don't hear from other reviews as they are made by people familiar with XP detectors. I think you provided useful information that a non-Deus user should be aware of. It doesn't prevent me from considering purchasing the D2, but gives me real user information, often overlooked, to temper my excitement from all the hype and ground my expectations in reality. I intend to keep my Equinox regardless of my decision to aquire a Deus II as that will be another learning curve to surpass. I don't buy into the one detector theory and see the D2 as another great tool to learn. I appreciate your unique perspectives.
  11. Damn, you popsicle water divers are hardcore! I'll hunt the Colorado snow if it's above 35° outside and just bring the frozen target balls home to thaw while I sit by the fire, but I'm not getting near water that cold! 😄
  12. Excellent finds in very difficult ground! Well done! That wings & propeller button looks like the WWII era US Army Air Corps insignia.
  13. Awesome find! I'd go back to look for the Eagle & Cannons pin attachment that goes to it. You know snow makes good signals louder! 😄
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