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When do you prefer the Deus?

December 01, 2019 03:00PM avatar
Types of sites? Programs/Modes? Coil preference?

Most of the time, I could use either the Deus or the 800, As I mentioned over in the minelab forum where this same question is posed, but for the 800, if I've hunted a particular site a number of times with one detector, or others have hit a site with one particular type detector, I'll often try something different just for a change of pace and see if doing things a different way can help me find a keeper or two.

When is the Deus my Preference? For me, there are 2 big advantages the Deus offers me; light weight and exceptional target separation. I like the Deus up on the mountains at the ski resorts where traversing a side hill and trying to swing a detector with any weight to it can quickly burn out your arm and shoulder muscles. Also, if I am doing a lot of coil manipulation in and around sagebrush, trees, bushes and the like, the extreme light weight is a bonus that allows me to move quickly and not tire my arm / shoulder. I can hunt all day long with the Deus and not tire early.

Coil Selection: I have the 9" X35 coil for my Deus. When i selected the Deus, i specifically wanted this coil for it's size and frequency options. it separates exceptionally and has great depth for a 9" coil.

Programs: I like to take advantage of iron tones and will usually run with little discrimination, I've come up with 3 programs that I use; 2 for the ghost towns (high trash and lower trash) and one for the ski resorts based upon the types of targets I expect to find and the ground conditions. There is a factory "Deep" program that works well for parks and such with just a little tweaking. If things getting trashy at an old house or similar, I resort to one of my 2 ghost town programs.

Tones: I've set up the Deus very similar to my 800 with my tones and break points, so there is a similar feel when I am hunting. A side comment here: There seems to be a thought out there that the Deus is very complicated to set up. My thoughts are that if you become familiar with the settings and what they do, adjusting the settings for what you want to accomplish is much easier.

Anyway, hope that answers your question(s) Monte.

Rich -

It's YOU that makes the difference.

800 - Deus
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UtahRich ... When do you prefer the Deus over the Equinox 800?

Monte 383 November 30, 2019 09:20AM

Re: UtahRich ... When do you prefer the Deus over the Equinox 800? Attachments

NWCindy 261 December 07, 2019 08:04PM

When do you prefer the Deus?

UtahRich 333 December 01, 2019 03:00PM

Re: When do you prefer the Deus?

Kickindirt 237 December 08, 2019 01:27PM

Reactivity differences. ???

Monte 253 December 09, 2019 08:07PM

Re: Reactivity differences. ???

Kickindirt 225 December 09, 2019 09:38PM

Re: Reactivity differences. ???

Monte 243 December 12, 2019 09:22AM

The 2.5 reactivity setting. . . .

UtahRich 243 December 12, 2019 06:16PM

That sounds logical if it was to enhance what they already had. N/T

Monte 183 December 13, 2019 05:55AM

Re: The 2.5 reactivity setting. . . . Yupper that's how i remember it too N/T

Kickindirt 170 December 12, 2019 06:46PM

Re: Reactivity differences. ???

Kickindirt 221 December 12, 2019 02:24PM

But sometimes there are no 'tones' to use.

Monte 199 December 13, 2019 06:06AM

Re: But sometimes there are no 'tones' to use.

Kickindirt 221 December 13, 2019 06:17PM

Reactivity, Operating Frequency and Ground Balance.

Monte 211 December 14, 2019 11:03AM

Re: Reactivity, Operating Frequency and Ground Balance.

Kickindirt 227 December 14, 2019 06:00PM

Some thoughts and responses for you.

Monte 228 December 15, 2019 02:01AM

Re: But sometimes there are no 'tones' to use.

D&P-OR 183 December 13, 2019 06:37PM

'Thank You' Rich. Good answers and thoughts for me and others.

Monte 202 December 02, 2019 08:43AM

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