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"Getting used to ..." is one thing I admit. However - - -

February 01, 2022 09:07AM avatar
Joel you mentioned that I haven't got used to the the Equinox 800 or the Deus, and that is correct as I frequently mention. I state that I had an EQ-800 but I had it briefly, and for a lot of what I did I preferred the ORX. I have recently been looking to acquire an EQ 800 and had a list for one in the Buy-Sell-Trade Forum but had no responses.

That's one reason why The Legend has my attention because it might be a comparable model with a possible edge in handling iron contaminated old sites. I figure in a month or so I will know how that model works and compare it with a friend and his EQ 800. Then I may end up with either The Legend or EQ 800 being added to my detector outfit. Their main goal would be assigned to Coin Hunting applications because I have what I need or want for Relic Hunting needs.

All things considered, such as an ability to afford a detector, the locations we plan to hunt, site challenges we'll generally need to deal with, and personal 'likes-and-dislikes' all come into play. That last reference can refer to how detectors feel so far as comfort and weight and balance. It also relate to an individual's hearing ability and how pleasant or unpleasant the detector's audio respons is. Those are just a couple of examples and it will differ Between each of us. None of us have handled the new XP detector, and no doubt those who like the Deus will find the Deus II to be a good fit since it has some adjustment options.

You are correct and I agree that we are all individuals and we will all like or not like different things and I'm sure by the time summer gets here I will have a chance to handle that new Deus II as well as The Legend. I'll know if either of them appeal to me enough to put them in my detector outfit, they just have to give me some level of performance that will be satisfying. I'm no different from you or anybody else in that if we have a detector that we enjoy using, that we've learned and are comfortable with, and that has been finding good stuff for us, then there's no real reason to make an immediate change or take on something new.

If I were to watch videos dios or simply usimply use a detector and determine that its performance is really terrible compared to something else, then I would certainly want to try something elsomething else and see if there is an improvement. In my case I have about 8 detectors is it detectors, some older and some current, that all perform well.

You did make one comment that that the newer technology detectors yet the detectors seem to have better separation at depth. Of course we have to determine what 'depth' is to each of us, and then find some way to prove or confirm that the performance we're getting at that particular distance from the coil is actually involving 'separation'. There are differences between separation and separation and recovery speed even though at times both of them can work to our advantage.

When I am working a location, such as a wide open grassy park, where I have a potential to find a deeper located old coin that is at or beyond 6", the main thing I want is 'detection ability' and that factors in the search coil size, shape and type of coil, as well as a detector's circuitry design and performance level coupled with the settings we use. That includes being able to detect and respond to a 'deep' desired target with some nearby trash target that might mask it.

I am not sure how we can compare Seoaration-at-Depth' between detectors other than making a side-by-side compariso afield on naturally located targets, and then recovering the good target as well as any metal object close-by in order to confirm 'separation' was involved.

In the end the truly important point is that there are a lot of detectors out there that are decent models and all have good and bad things about them. If we select any detector we happen to like, and learn it, and get out and use it and the detector works well enough to satisfy us, then we should all be happy and enjoy this great sport. For now, I am satisfied and happy.


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Kickindirt 682 January 10, 2022 01:23PM

Re: A 2nd UPDATE

Kickindirt 275 January 29, 2022 04:53PM

I do hope the new Deus II turns out to be what folks are hoping for. N/T

Monte 255 January 30, 2022 12:34PM

Re: I do hope the new Deus II turns out to be what folks are hoping for.

Kickindirt 268 January 30, 2022 12:45PM

Well, Joel, it just depends ... thinkingconfused smiley

Monte 296 January 30, 2022 01:31PM

Re: Justified

Kickindirt 268 January 30, 2022 10:40PM

"Getting used to ..." is one thing I admit. However - - -

Monte 265 February 01, 2022 09:07AM

PM for you N/T

UtahRich 240 January 31, 2022 07:07PM

Re: Well, Joel, it just depends ... thinkingconfused smiley Attachments

Kickindirt 236 January 30, 2022 08:22PM

Re: Well, Joel, it just depends ... thinkingconfused smiley

Kickindirt 264 January 30, 2022 06:34PM

Joel, I think I qualified my reply just fine.

Monte 252 January 30, 2022 09:11PM

Great news to hear! N/T

GeoW 248 January 29, 2022 06:53PM

thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 236 January 29, 2022 05:04PM

This is great news!

Monte 312 January 10, 2022 10:06PM


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Kickindirt 413 January 13, 2022 05:15PM

Deus 2 Shipping Update 2022

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