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The Metal Detective
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20 July 2020 03:29 am

G'day Everyone,
I am new to detecting but not prospecting, for several weeks now I have been watching video after video and I am now looking for local Australian feedback befor I make a final decision, as I'm tossing up between the Minelab Equinox 8oo & this new machine
The XP ORX.
Can I get some feedback from anyone that has an ORX or had anything to do with either one please as it would help my final decision a real lot, thank you for any assistance., Cheers !
P.S, Mainly after Relics , Coins Etc !

Last edited by The Metal Detective (20 July 2020 03:31 am)


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OldGT
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20 July 2020 07:16 am

Clegy would be your man I reckon.

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Sandta
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20 July 2020 07:35 am

Yep .. Ceggy thumbsup

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silver
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20 July 2020 07:38 am

Sandta wrote:

Yep .. Ceggy thumbsup

Hard night there brother tongue

Need a coffee next aye big_smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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grubstake
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20 July 2020 09:02 am

This is Clegy (importer/dealer/detectorist):
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=5752

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Where it is, there it is.

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rockdev
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20 July 2020 11:45 am

I have an ORX and a XP Deus, they are both very good relic hunters. I do prefer the Deus for relics but that's just me...it has a few little extra settings which I find useful. The ORX is more a turn on and go machine with 4 preset modes, 2 of which are for gold and 2 for coins/relics. There is also a salt mode which can be activated as well so really 5 different options. Now it also has 2 memory slots which you can save custom programs you have made. The Gold programs can also be used for relic hunting as well as on the beach. perfect

I have also owned and used a couple of Equinox 800s, fantastic machine's very good on coins / beach / and relics, especially with a smaller coil if your in tight area's / stubble. I have found small gold with the Nox as well, all under 0.5 gram. I would have to say a very deep machine, a very good weapon for all types of hunting probably one of the most useful machines available, especially with its multi frequency voodoo. 100

Saying all this which one do I prefer, well, both are great machines hard to separate them...but because we are getting a little older we prefer to use the XP Machines, they are very well balanced and exceptionally light weight which suits us better. Easy to store in a backpack or small bag and take with you anywhere. Big question is do they also find Gold...yes sir thumbsup they certainly do, have found some nice pieces recently in very hot ground pickshovel

cheers


Xp Deus, Xp Orx, Sdc2300, Nox 800, Gold Rat Sluice's.

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The Metal Detective
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20 July 2020 05:25 pm

Hi Rockdev,
Well that's a pretty good response and covers all aspects of what I wanted to know, it's really looking like the ORX, it would appear to be the best around for the money right now.
But if I can say, thank you all very much for your input it's very helpful when people know what they are talking about.. thanks guys. cool thumbsup


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rockdev
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20 July 2020 06:16 pm

No worries glad to be of some assistance, I wouldn't right of the Equinox though its a bloody good Machine. There both exceptional machine's for what they are, don't think you can go wrong with either one. pickshovel good luck.

cheers

Last edited by rockdev (20 July 2020 06:18 pm)


Xp Deus, Xp Orx, Sdc2300, Nox 800, Gold Rat Sluice's.

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OldGT
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20 July 2020 07:31 pm

Rockdev was that the ORX you found gold with or just the Deus.

I will be the first to admit I only had guidance from an ORX owner who was very new to the machine and I had a few bits of gold on me at the time, but I was pretty underwhelmed by it.

Played around with a few coins (it was in hot ground) and the owner could tell by my expression what I was thinking.

A proper demo would satisify my curiosity, but a proficient users summary would be better.

I have seen the Deus in action, even used it a few times myself, great little machine and a credit to xp, which is why it was a little dissapointing seeing the ORX, but I would always reserve judgement until someone who is not selling me one and has a firm grasp on its capabilities makes an assessment.

Will follow this thread with interest and an open mind.

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rockdev
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20 July 2020 08:43 pm

The other day I found the gold with the Deus OldGt, I did have the ORX control box with me and split but the day in half using both. I run the Deus in the morning and the ORX in the afternoon. I found 3 pieces in the morning sizes were 0.17, 2.14 and 4.56. There was no missing the bigger ones, and the .17 wasn't to bad a signal either but easily mist if not concentrating.

I have found the GB is very crucial on the Xp's for gold, not so much for coins. They are like all vlf's though, still noisy in the hot ground. The hot rocks are easy to distinguish after getting your ear in. I have no doubt the ORX would have found the nuggets as well as I found lots of small lead and boot tacks after lunch using the ORX. Also found the ORX is quicker to ground balance with the 1 touch ground grab button. thumbsup

cheers

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Last edited by rockdev (20 July 2020 08:43 pm)


Xp Deus, Xp Orx, Sdc2300, Nox 800, Gold Rat Sluice's.

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