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  1. Hello everyone, Xp Orx or Minelab X Terra Pro, which do you prefer and why? Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. A friend of mine has been struggling with finding anything much with his detector. I offered to sell it for him on Ebay. Since I have had it for a few days and my messed up ankle can at least let me stand on it..... I decided to do a little US nickel/US quarter target ID accuracy test video featuring the XP Orx, Garrett Apex and Nokta Legend. It is only 3 minutes long or so. Nothing earth shattering or unexpected in this video from these three detectors that have very similar prices. A surface US nickel, a 4" deep US nickel and a 6" deep US nickel are detected for accuracy and signs of up and down averaging in high iron mineralized dirt. Same for a surface US clad quarter and a 6" deep US quarter. See if you can guess which detector is driving my friend crazy enough to just stop detecting for good.......
  3. I bought a new Legend when it first released, but never tried the 6" coil or the last 3 firmware updates. At the time, I felt the Impact was just as good or better, so I sold the Legend. I really gel with the Impact and the menu settings for checking iffy targets. It has been really good to me and I believe Nokta hasn't discontinued the Impact yet for a reason. The All-Metal modes are pretty sweet. If it was waterproof and had the ability to switch to 40 khz I would be completely satisfied. I was having a hard time with the Legend in iron and didn't see a depth increase compared to the Impact. I even preferred using my modified Whites IDX over the Legend at the time. I know that I probably did not give the Legend enough time, but I really felt like I had a weak unit, so I parted ways with it. I want to do more water hunting and increase my gold/ring finds this year. I may eventually like to target micro jewelry, but it is not a priority. I will mainly hunt fresh water lakes with the occasional trip to a saltwater beach. My soil is mild. I know the Orx is not waterproof, but the detachable remote can be placed in a waterproof bag. I like this concept, and the hidden cord from the coil reminds me of the Impact. I have zero experience with XP or Deus products, so I'm definitely concerned. Should I try the Legend again or take a chance on the Orx? I'm obviously a fan of Nokta because of the Impact, and the Legend is already completely waterproof and capable of hitting small gold. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would also consider other detectors that would fit my needs. However, I only want to spend about $600, and so far I have had good luck buying used detectors. Thanks in advanced.
  4. I have an opportunity for a trade, my Mxt with small elliptical coil, for a Xp Orx with HF 9" elliptical coil. Both in good working order, would you make the trade? I like the concept of lighter, a bit more challenging newer detector. Been using the dials and toggle type for a long time. Appears of what I have seen on video the Orx is pretty decent little detector.
  5. 1st hunt of the year with my ORX. not much for finds, but how it performed was great , I got into a soccer field and ran it in coin deep .using 75 gain,2 sweep speed. 9.4 KHz and a disc of 23, I dug alot of can slaw and most of it was below 47 and would give erratic numbers , but no small gold came up . I dug all the iron deliberately and could tell it was iron , except the round lid . then i changed spots and hit a old house spot with lots of nails and iron and has been hit hard by me ,so i put the ORX in coin fast 17.2 KHZ sweep speed of 3and and a gain of 85, and much to my supersize it pulled out a shot shell i had missed ,which told me that in the heavy iron it really has an advantage running coin fast , still glad i never sold the ORX its a very capable machine.
  6. XP Metal Detectors - Manufacturer of innovative and efficient metal detectors since 1998!
  7. Anybody own an orx ?Can you please give it's attributes. For me it is a no nonsense detector with excellent recovery speed and separation, a very clean and clear audio, selectable frequency and wireless everything.
  8. I showed starting out at 7 disc how a in ground live target was not heard until i put the disc back and i had not gone over this using this setting and was getting no new targets untill i did 3 things . 1, up the frequincy from 8.4 to 17.2 , No2, increase the reactivity past 2 . and No,3 dile back the disc from 7 to 5.5 and this spot came alive again.
  9. I share the link of my channel with some videos detecting in my area, really the ORX is an incredible detector for the type of soil of the Andes mountain range.
  10. I did a test using 10k- 14k- white & yellow gold rings small and normal size, I was using the ORX and X 35 coil i studied 8.4 khz., 10,5khz skipped 11.6---12--12.3 because my pinpointer makes the machine go nuts 15,2khz and 26.khz turns out the best frequency for all gold ring sis 15.2 khz hands down but when hunting a tot lot getting close to the iron poles i found 26.khz better as far as hearing a coin next to the iron poles and so on
  11. Hi I am fairly new to metal detecting I took the hobby up from my grandad so I went out and bought the equinox 800 metal detector in January this year and ever since I have tried to get used to it but just can't seem to get the hang of it as there is to many settings to figure out and I am just wanting a detector I can just switch on and go. I have been told the Xp Orx metal detector is a great machine for beginners I have been offered to swap my equinox 800 for the Xp Orx is it worth it as what I just said don't want to have to muck about with settings on a detector just want to beable to switch it on and go.
  12. this morning I got out to a sports field, to look for Gold and i decided to use the Gold 1 program, and it worked very well ,I could tell the iron ,the junk foils,and was digging numbers from 47 and up . I did not find Gold but the way it handled most targets was really great I found the small buckle at 8"+ with a good signal 93-95 the way I had it set up is Gold 1 ground balanced then put it in 15.2 KHZ a reaction speed of only 1 so you need to swing slower but it goes deep , i used a 85 gain and set the IAR to 4 what i like is the iron comes thru with a nice low tone and the aluminum and brass higher tone you have to swing slow or the targets may crackle like Iron , but with the higher KHZ its less likely to crackle on the gold and brass targets . if i was looking for silver i would tray to get the KHZ down to 8,4khz but you will notice that gold and aluminum will tend to crackle more so and the silver will not just remember that and give it a try if you elect
  13. Has anyone seen or heard how well the Legend does on gold nuggets as compared to the 800 or the ORX. I've been looking around the net but haven't really found anything yet. Thanks, Jim
  14. I just started using the 11x13 x35 coil on the ORX. There seems to be a major tone/ VDI reading difference than the 9” x35 coil in the same settings, using stock setting coin deep with no adjustments. Deep iron reads clear high tones with steady low 90’s on the VDI. Ground is uncluttered with low mineralization, ground balance at stock 88. Amy adjustments based on your experience appreciated.
  15. Excellent review of the XP ORX Gold modes for gold prospecting by Kevin Hoagland from Gold Prospector Magazine. If this is breaking copyright Steve, feel free to take it down. I do have a subscription. This is a great tutorial by a master user for anyone who is thinking of buying an ORX while they are super inexpensive during the pre Deus 2 release sell-off or anyone buying a Deus 2 for prospecting use. The menu and settings according to Gary Blackwell are the same........ Maybe, except for the one setting that is still unanswered which is: FMF may be the only frequency setting option. If it is, the Deus 2 will be easier to setup than the ORX since you don't have to choose an operating frequency or offsets.
  16. Can anyone confirm the exact weight of the ORX with control box, complete stem, HF elliptical coil with battery and lower shaft? I did see 1 pound 14 oz. However the XP web site also says hip mounted next to the weight. If anyone knows the waterproof kit weight would be nice too? I'm an ultra light backpacker so weight matters. Thanks
  17. I posted this on another site, but would like to hear more opinions. Like the title says, which is better for general coin /jewelry hunting in Parks, Ballfields, Playgrounds, School yards, etc., Deus or ORX? I know that the main problem with either is probably all the aluminum trash found today in those kinds of sites, and that most hunters probably wouldn't choose either one for that activity. Don't really want to hear about other, "better", units for hunting those sites, just which would be best between these two? Anxious to hear the opinions, and how you came to that conclusion...
  18. Hello, the xp orx hf head is charging for hours, the light is on constantly, it does small clippings in between, but as it is written in the manual, there is no flashing that indicates whether the charge is over. I would appreciate your help, thank you.
  19. Just a reminder that the original Deus, XP ORX, and now Deus II, all use different wireless headphone options, and they are not interchangeable. So be careful what you buy, especially if buying used. Make sure you are getting what you really wanted. Click or double click for much larger version:
  20. I buried a 3.7 grams 14k Gold ring at 14" in the sand at a beach on a lake. The ground is mild. I went over the sand with 0 disc to make sure it was clean. Setting were sensitivity 96, recovery 2 and disc at 7. I went over the ring with 3 tone, 4 tone and gold 1. 3 tone & 4 tone hit it very good. I was surprised 3 tone hit good. Gold 1 was a very soft hit. All the frequencies 14 khz to 54 khz hit it. This spring I'll be hunting in the water with it.
  21. Just got a XP ORX with the 9x5 HF coil and the coil battery won't charge. The control battery charged up fine but when i try to charge the coil battery the light on the coil blinks every three seconds like it is charged when it is only 30 % charged. The light never stayed on continually like it says in the manual when i first hooked it up and yes i have it hooked up the right way. Thanks, Jim
  22. Been using the Simplex with the SP 24 for a year now and have done really well with it, especially in trashy areas. Just won an xp orx which came with the hf elliptical coil and I just ordered a 9 inch x 35 coil. Detected a couple of places with the orx and it doesn’t seem to separate out the trash that is close to a coin like the Simplex. I’m wondering if the x35 coil I’m getting can be setup to do as well as the simplex in trashy areas. Thank, Jim
  23. Looking for some user settings for coins and jewelry in parks and any tweaks in the two gold settings for small nuggets in mineralized ground. Thanks, Jim.
  24. The battery for the coil is fully charged. I entered the coil number that's on top of the coil in slot 1. I validated it and no connection on the controller. No frequencies. I went thru the process several times and no connection. Any help with this? Thanks, Rick
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