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Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

May 31, 2019 07:04AM avatar
I got the new package with the 5X9 elliptical HF coil.

I was too busy with some needed garden work (I know, a late start) and I'm heading out in 10 minutes to the nursery for the veggies to get planted. By later this afternoon I hope to start reading the User Manual and figure out if the XP ORX is going to be a fit in my arsenal. To be honest I have my reservations about it.

I like and harp on things being 'Simple,' 'Functional' and providing 'Performance' for the sites and applications I would use them for. I am not into complexity and never have been. I have a great selection of detectors in my Outfit, and they all have their place for the different site challenges I generally encounter, from urban sites to very testing Relic Hunting locations.

Those include my two non-display Tesoro's, a very versatile yet easily affordable Fisher F44, older discontinued favorites that served me well before as well as now with the Teknetics Omega 8000 and White's XLT, to newer offerings like the White's MX-7, Teknetics T2+ and very versatile and waterproof Nokta - Makro Anfibio Multi. And I certainly can't forget my two most trusted serious Relic Hunting devices for dense iron contaminated sites, the Nokta FORS CoRe and FORS Relic.

I also use several tough test samples from actual in-the-field scenarios when I compare any make or model detector, plus they all have to go up against models in my current Regular Use Detector Outfit ... side-by-side. I always hold out hope that any newer model entry might get a bunch of positive check marks and achieve a level of acceptance for me, but I know that many won't. Without even turning the ORX 'On' yet I already have a few negative things jotted down on my evaluation test notes.

I don't think the ORX is going to be in the 'Evaluation' mode for long with me. I'll probably drop a few e-mail questions to you and Joel as I progress this weekend and see if anything can help me along.

As you know, it's always good to have more than one detector in your arsenal to complement the others in some way, and that's exactly where I am already. I am thinning out some of my duplicate units and others as I trimming the number down, and just not sure an XP product is going to be something that impresses me.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2019 07:05AM by Monte.
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New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Monte 886 May 28, 2019 10:14AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Digstrashtomuch 309 May 30, 2019 12:18PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 309 May 30, 2019 05:56PM

eye popping smileyN/T

UtahRich 191 May 30, 2019 08:52PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 320 May 30, 2019 07:40PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 227 May 30, 2019 10:35PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 246 May 31, 2019 07:17AM

The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

UtahRich 224 May 31, 2019 05:24PM

Re: The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

glabelle 292 May 31, 2019 06:26PM

George, taking an evaluation break so I'll add two brief replies.

Monte 288 June 03, 2019 09:14AM

Wells

UtahRich 186 May 31, 2019 08:30PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 285 May 31, 2019 08:10AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 279 May 31, 2019 08:44AM

Holy Mackerel !!!!

OregonGregg 351 May 29, 2019 06:04AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

Utah1971 224 May 29, 2019 06:58AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! Attachments

OregonGregg 238 May 29, 2019 09:52AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

D&P-OR 205 May 29, 2019 08:07PM

Goin' to the Dogs. . .

UtahRich 205 May 29, 2019 06:54PM

Ugly Xmas Sweater?

zincoln 195 May 29, 2019 12:14PM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! DUDE really tongue sticking out smiley

Kickindirt 227 May 29, 2019 11:53AM

New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 223 May 28, 2019 10:52PM

New or current Detectors: What works well for "Finding What's Left."

Monte 218 June 03, 2019 12:27PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

OregonGregg 201 May 29, 2019 04:25PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 194 May 29, 2019 07:18PM

forgive me if I'm not real excited :-)

glabelle 214 May 28, 2019 08:50PM

Agree on many points

zincoln 210 May 28, 2019 10:17PM

Keys to success and the V3i

glabelle 196 May 29, 2019 06:12AM

Re: Agree on many points

NWCindy 212 May 29, 2019 03:09AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

NWCindy 220 May 28, 2019 08:15PM

You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

Monte 305 May 29, 2019 03:44AM

Re: You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

NWCindy 213 May 29, 2019 03:58AM

Delivery Update: A new XP ORX is hoped to arrive by Friday the 31st.

Monte 258 May 28, 2019 07:21PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Kickindirt 284 May 28, 2019 06:33PM

Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Monte 295 May 28, 2019 07:48PM

Re: Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Digstrashtomuch 266 May 30, 2019 03:26PM

Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

Monte 204 May 31, 2019 07:04AM

Re: Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

GeoW 226 June 01, 2019 11:09PM

Oh, I was "ready for it," and I've been "giving it a chance."

Monte 233 June 02, 2019 11:09AM



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