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11" X35 or another machine?

GazinUK

Member
Am running the ORX with the round 9" HF coil, am just wondering wether to purchase the 11" to get the lower frequencies, or a single low frequency machine to compliment it.
I do run a Nexus standard but that is very site fussy.
 

HuntinDog

Active member
I would go with the 11" for the versatility.
 

Tom Slick

Well-known member
I have the Deus and the ORX. The ORX is every bit as good as the Deus. The Deus has more audio features but what it boils down too as that if it beeps, dig it. The ORX will beep on every target the Deus beeps on.
 

bigtim1973

Active member
It is a tough choice. I too have been thinking of the exact same thing you are.....11" X35 coil or just suck it up and get another unit. I really have not been hunting that much in open fields to justify getting a larger coil for my XP units.

However, I have recently purchased an older MXT metal detector as a back up this week. I like the old MXT and found plenty with one in the past. So with what your debating your self, it cost about the same as your 11" coil would. The down side of it is, it runs on about 13khz. So if your using the HF coil already on your XP unit, your not really gaining anything. However if you look at it like I did, your getting a unit you can grab and go with in case you forgot to charge your XP unit.

That is why I got one again plus there are some fantastic aftermarket coils for it now made by Cors and Detech that are not too expensive.
 

Kapok

Member
Had a Deus, can't say that there's any difference between the two performance wise, and lets face it, how many Deus users can honestly say they use every program?
I don't use every program in the Deus for sure, who does? The ORX is a great detector; my brother has one and does great with it. But there is a huge advantage in being able to adjust settings, especially tones and tone breaks. I found having only 3 tones to be very limiting and I ended up hunting by ID instead of tone.
 

shellhouse

Member
I don't use every program in the Deus for sure, who does? The ORX is a great detector; my brother has one and does great with it. But there is a huge advantage in being able to adjust settings, especially tones and tone breaks. I found having only 3 tones to be very limiting and I ended up hunting by ID instead of tone.
Very good point about the additional features and tones. Which program do you find yourself running most often?
 

GazinUK

Member
I don't use every program in the Deus for sure, who does? The ORX is a great detector; my brother has one and does great with it. But there is a huge advantage in being able to adjust settings, especially tones and tone breaks. I found having only 3 tones to be very limiting and I ended up hunting by ID instead of tone.
Appreciate that, but here in UK we tend to dig everything above whatever you're iron limit is.
 

Tom Slick

Well-known member
I don't use every program in the Deus for sure, who does? The ORX is a great detector; my brother has one and does great with it. But there is a huge advantage in being able to adjust settings, especially tones and tone breaks. I found having only 3 tones to be very limiting and I ended up hunting by ID instead of tone.
So, If you're hunting by ID instead of tone, do you walk around staring at the screen the whole time? On the Deus, do you just look at the screen when you hear, lets say, the second and fourth tones when hunting in 5 tone or what? I'm having a hard time understanding why you may miss targets because you're limited to less tones on the ORX than the Deus.
 

Kapok

Member
So, If you're hunting by ID instead of tone, do you walk around staring at the screen the whole time? On the Deus, do you just look at the screen when you hear, lets say, the second and fourth tones when hunting in 5 tone or what? I'm having a hard time understanding why you may miss targets because you're limited to less tones on the ORX than the Deus.
To clarify, when I wrote, "I ended up hunting by ID instead of tone" I meant when I was using 3-tone detector or program. On the Deus, I like to bump the last tone range up to 85 or so, just so it breaks up a little bit at zinc pennies. If I'm using 4 or 5 tones, I can reserve the highest tone for the highest conductors. That way I only need to look at the screen if I hear something interesting. Note that I don't always just cherry pick and ignore anything below 85, just in some situations with a lot of modern trash. Hope this helps. Sometimes the simplest things are hard for me to explain.
 
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