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Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: September 19, 2018 12:28PM
Wondering if I may many of you 600 and Nox 800 owners have used the deus and the Impact or other detectors and how do you feel the Nox preforms for you verses what you have had or are still using. On the fence with the 800 and the deus?



Re: Question
Posted by: Southwind
Date: September 19, 2018 01:35PM
I have used the Deus for roughly 4 years and I used the Impact, Racer & Racer2 and personally I feel my 800 is the better. The Deus is very close but the 800 just seems to pull out the goods my Deus missed. I also prefer the Equinox 800 visually. Easier to see the display and just easy to adjust.

The real treasure is in the hunt...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2018 01:40PM by Southwind.

Re: Question
Posted by: Mkus
Date: September 19, 2018 01:51PM
I have a Deus and nox800 all I need I use my nox a lot on saltwater beaches and for water hunting
Deus I use a lot in fields schools and at night because pinpointer is linked.
Check out some of my finds 5 silver half’s so far this year 2 silver dollars a 1883 Morgan and 1923 peace Dollar
A capped bust half dime a lots of other silvers this year with Deus like I said great machines
Equinox is no slouch either found some great finds with it to

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2018 01:53PM by Mkus.

Re: Question
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: September 19, 2018 01:55PM
Both great machines. Deus for the thickest iron still imo. Nox for deep targets in open areas. Nox will hunt iron too but I just prefer the deus in the thick iron.

Re: Question
Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: September 19, 2018 03:19PM
I would think the 800 with the smaller coil would do better in iron?


Re: Question
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: September 19, 2018 05:15PM
Deus just handles the thickest iron better. Imo.

Re: Question
Posted by: Welgund
Date: September 20, 2018 06:12AM
I ran my Deus with the HF 9in coil for about 25 hours in some old thick iron sites up against the NOX 800 and it just handled the iron a lot better. Disc circuit is a whole lot better at discerning trash from treasure. I have the X35 9in coil also and if considering Deus I would opt for the new coil version or the HF 9in version.

Re: Question
Posted by: brother steve
Date: September 21, 2018 12:38PM
I’m sticking with the Deus.

Re: Question
Posted by: Des D
Date: September 22, 2018 05:49AM
Good Q. Lowboy

I had a 600 - didn't work out for me - I helped create, design and develop the first Explorer's and onto the Terra's, E Trac & CTX

My preference was always with the Terra's and E Trac.

I used the 505 all thru the summer but have now dusted off the E Trac and recharged batteries etc.

I also returned my Deus control box for a Service and a battery and I will use IT in conjunction with my E Trac.

My 'work method for patch detecting' is, E Trac first and then a follow-up trip with the Deus.

I'm willing to give the 800 with the FIRST release software a run in the now damper soils I like and will then Upgrade it to the NEW software and make my decision then on whether or not I would 'ditch' the two aforementioned machines?

Des D

Re: Question
Posted by: Architex
Date: September 22, 2018 09:56AM
For both it's more of a matter of learning, really learning, how to run them.

The real treasure is in the marketing.

XP Deus / CTX 3030 / Equinox 800

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