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  1. I do not know if any of you have heard of TNsharpshooter, I thought i knew everything about my ORX you could know (BUT I DID NOT ) so i was watching one of the vids by TNsharpshooter and he showed some setting that unmasked a target next to a nail , I was shocked, . He was using the deus 1. but since the ORX is based on that detector I figured it may work on the ORX , It has three key setting s disc at 6 and 5.5 - Khz higher than 11 best at 12 and 17.2 and the recovery must be 2.5 or 3 so I applyed this setting and the 1860,s house site i could not get andy more signals on suddenly came to life. it has now produced 30 new targets or more, I have dug some Iron bucklesand flat iron and bent nails but I am finding non Iron targets again, just pulled out a street car token today
  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. 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.
  4. I want to give credit to TNsharpshooter. for revealing this to me , He has made some videos on the masking of coins, or as he says cones, so I got my Orx and began to mess with the setting and this is what i came up with 65 gain works best because it mellows out the iron and still gets good depth , 17.2khz for some reason this higher frequency hits the target the best . but even at 12khz the coin starts comming thru. but not as good as the 17.2 and a must is the reaction speed 2.5 or 3 i like 2.5 as it gives a bit better depth and sound ,Disc 5.5 and 6 if its above 6 the masked coin will not be heard by the ORX and i assume the deus 1 at 2 reaction you will not hear the coin , I was using a dime at 1.5" depth under a lawn mower pin. also you will get a good sound but the ID will show 06 not a 91 that the dime makes so you are going by sound , try this setting to unmask coins in hunted out spots It also works in gold program fine gold ,65 gain, 2 IAR, 2.5 recover 17.2hz
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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:
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. The XP Orx has been taking quite a bit of heat on this XP detector forum lately. Indirectly, the same can be said for the XP Deus. All I want to say here is that no one detector can do it all the best in all detecting situations. All VLF detectors including the Deus and the Orx are a compromise between speed and depth, accurate numerical target ID and accurate tone ID, simultaneous multi frequency and single or selectable single frequency, waterproof or not, great ergonomics and ergonomics better suited for a bionic human. Personally, I would not go on a relic hunt without a Deus or Orx. The same goes for a gold prospecting trip. I know some people (I am not yet one of them) that are absolute masters with a Deus in aluminum trashed parks when coin and jewelry hunting. All in all, one of these two XP detectors are tools I will never be totally without. I have struggled with them, had some of my best and worst detecting experiences with them, sold several of them saying "never again" only to buy another after realizing what I was missing.......... Using them in the best ways that suit my hunting style and for my hunting situations, while knowing and accepting their great qualities and limitations has been the key to making them work for me when I need them the most.
  23. i was using coin fast 8.4 khz 2.5 sweep - disc of 45 and was doing good . but then came along a big event in the spot i was hunting, i figured it would have lot of new coins, Boy was i wrong. but this time i used a new program, and to my amazement the ground came alive with old targets. this is the new program using the ORX and the X-35 coal it is coin deep - 72 gain- 10.5khz- 2.5 sweep speed- and disc at 45. it just lit up the ground i had been over it loves dimes , of which i found 18 of them and it loves nickles. but for some reason the 10.5 khz likes nickles better and dimes . still digging the tabs and slaw but not much small foils , give the program a try if you like you may be amazed as well
  24. Wondering if it is possible to link a different set of headphones than the WSA wireless OEM’s to the ORX .
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