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XP Deus HF Elliptical coil – Early thoughts

The XP Deus Elliptical high frequency search coil early thoughts.

Having being completely overwhelmed with the capabilities of the 9” round High Frequency coil it was hard to image just what advantages and even higher frequency Elliptical coil could offer.

When testing the DPR 600 made by XP on some highly magnetic soil overseas, the advantages of using 80Khz very quickly became clear, especially when testing on small Gold Nuggets.
I must point out that my Gold prospecting experience is very limited, however the practical side of metal detecting still remain the same, no matter what you hunt for.

Searching highly mineralised or “difficult” soil has always been a challenge to the detector and indeed the detectorist, somehow one needs to separate the desired target from the ground signal. This is particularly difficult when prospecting as the ground signal is almost as strong as some desired targets… Small Gold.
And this is where a higher frequency coil will be an advantage, converting small low conductive targets that are easily consumed by the ground signal, back into the audio “non rejected” range.

Q : If the Elliptical coil is designed for hunting out small Gold, why has it got other frequencies such as 14 and 28Khz?
A : The key word is small Gold, sure 80Khz will be perfect for small Gold, however if you are searching for bigger Gold you may require a lower frequency for optimum performance.

So XP have pretty much covered the whole range of prospecting with frequency choices.
Based on those thoughts, it helps if you have a desired target size in mind before you start your hunt, but some people may want to hunt small area’s several times with different frequencies just for peace of mind.

Q: OK,  XP have put a High Frequency coil on to the Deus, other manufacturers have done this, so what has changed.
A : This was not simply a case of putting a High Frequency coil onto the machine and it’s job done. There have been changes under the bonnet to make sure the coils work in harmony with the Deus, this is why Deus HF coils are very special and unbelievably stable to work with.
While I am on the point of software, it is worth mentioning that to use an HF coil with your Deus you will need to download version 4x software, don’t worry the original Black coils are fully compatible with v4x.

Q : That’s prospecting, what is your experience with the new HF Elliptical coil in the UK, searching ancient sites for example.
A : I can best describe this coil as “Specialised” it is not for everyday inland searching, however based on my experiences so far, I can honestly say if you get it on the right site – The Elliptical coil operating at 80Khz is pure genius.


When I say right site I mean perhaps a Roman site covered in Iron with small non-ferrous targets nestling in between.
It is really “snappy” and deals with these conditions unbelievably well, it is a real confidence booster, you start to feel the targets simply have nowhere to hide.
I searched underneath power lines with no problems as you will see in the video below.

Q : So will you be using this coil all the time now ?
A : No not at all, sadly am not lucky to search sites of ancient habitation all the time, in fact in my area these, what I call  “technical sites” are far and few between, so you really need to have fantastic land to warrant using this type of coil all the time…. If you have I would love an invite to search.

The Elliptical coil feels very much lighter than the 9″ round HF coil….could the XP Deus be any lighter ?
It has the newly designed battery in the lower stem, which is a fantastic idea, I did notice as I was detecting you must be more aware of your search technique. It is very easy to have the nose of the coil pointing up or down without even being aware of it.
I am a practical guy and work on conversion rates, rather than how many nice finds a coil makes, if it can convert more non-ferrous targets into my finds pouch then I am confident I have made the right choice. It’s the numbers game I guess, nice finds are never solely down to a machine or coil, there is much more to take into consideration such a LUCK and the site you are searching.
Every piece of foil could have been a piece of Gold an Ancient coin or artefact…You just never know until you dig it !

Summary
The Elliptical HF coil is designed to be a part of the Deus armoury and not necessarily a replacement for any other coil in the Deus range, The HF 9″ round coil is certainly more of an all rounder for most of my current permissions.
For some crazy reason, no mater what coil or detector it is, the depth question will always be asked, so here are my thoughts.
Due to its size and shape the HF Elliptical may sacrifice some depth on certain targets, however the size, frequency and shape will offer many advantages, especially when you are looking for precise target separation and more control over specific sites.
So, to sum it up I would describe the HF Elliptical coil as a technical coil for a technical site.

As you will see by the video below – It really is a killer on the loose !

XP Deus High Frequency Elliptical coil video

One of the rarest US coins found in the UK

Jerry Morris or JBM as he is also known has been a very respected name on the UK detecting circuit for many years, and indeed a dear friend of the XP team.
Jerry is approaching his 83rd birthday and still manages to get out with his Deus 3 times a week which should be an inspiration to us all. Rumour has it that there were so many candles on his birthday cake last year a risk assessment had to be put in place and a fire warden on standby.

I could write a whole book on Jerry, he is such an interesting guy and very wise to the workings of the world, his work for charities and generosity is something he rarely discusses in public and I know he will hate me for even mentioning this.

The discovery

Last year Jerry had a bit of luck, it is one of those times when it was simply meant to be as the circumstances were so bazaar you could not make it up.
After a rainy day detecting he was cleaning the mud off his coil, like we all do by sweeping it over a clean patch of grass when he got a signal that just could not be left in the ground.
Exhausted after his days detecting he decided to get his spade and investigate.
What he unearthed with his XP Deus metal detector was an extremely rare American copper coin, but he didn’t realise this at the time, he originally thought it was a copper token or something along those lines. He told me at the time it looked like another candidate for the scrap box, but on closer inspection this coin looked different.

Jerry’s coin a Maryland penny 1658 / 59

Research is king

When he got to his computer he posted some pictures on the web and a knowledgeable chap contacted him saying “Do you know what you have found “
It was a Maryland Penny – At that point in time Jerry had no idea how events were to unfold.
Being a copper coin it had suffered from some corrosion which is understandable after being in the ground for hundreds of years, but the features slowly emerged as he gently cleaned it.
The obverse side had a head facing to the left and the reverse showed a Coronet with 2 staffs and pennants. The obverse legend CAECILIVS. DNS. TERRAE: MARINE:&C the reverse side reading DENARIVM:TERRAE:MARIAE this was so unusual.
Jerry decided to start researching this coin and indeed the history of the location it was discovered.
The Maryland Penny is extremely rare (only 9 others are known) and is referred to as the Lord Baltimore Maryland Denarius copper penny 1658/59.

A better example

The Maryland Penny a brief history

Lord Baltimore’s coinage was minted when the Maryland colony had a severe shortage of money, which was urgently needed when trading their tobacco.
The coin started its life after being struck at the  London Tower Mint for Lord Baltimore at the end of Oliver Cromwell’s time as Lord Protector.
The mint also produced prototype shillings, Sixpences, Groats and threepence coins plus a few of the pattern copper pennies.

Now here is the interesting part.

Lord Baltimore’s effort were short-lived and unsuccessful. His right to mint coins was called into question in England and the Dies were instructed to be destroyed, this is why production never got underway and only a handful of examples exist today. Tobacco was the exchange medium and continued to dominate throughout the colonial period.

The Matthew

How did the coin get from America to Bristol

Tobacco and other products were shipped from America to the UK, Bristol was the port but the river Avon leading to the port proved difficult to negotiate sometimes the ships were towed to the docks by large rowing boats other times the large ships were often tied up and unloaded at Crockerne Pill. This is where John Cabot and the famous Ship Matthew docked prior to her voyage of discovery.
The research all fits together as the port is also only 1 mile from where Jerry located this coin.

So, at the time the coin was lost, it had travelled from the mint in England, over to America and then back to England.

Jerry will take the story from here

My plan of action was to go to the top and make contact with Spink in London. After talking to them on the land line they seemed very keen to see the coin, even offering to come to my home to collect it.

One day in January my detecting friends Steve Hutching and Gary Blackwell from XP met up at Spink in London with the small coin safely tucked away in my pocket.
SPINKS representatives were there to meet at the agreed time and we all sat down at a beautiful boardroom table to introduce ourselves and talk about the events leading up to the day.
We showed them the all-important Baltimore penny that had brought us together and I watched their faces with some delight.

SPINK had of course already done their homework and there was little that I could add other than how it had come out of hiding using my XP Deus after 300 plus years.
The senior company representative looked in my direction and said Mr Morris do you realise what you have found, yes, I replied.
With a smile on his face he said I don’t think that you do.

I was asked what I would like to do with the coin and my reply was that I was coming up to 83 years of age and it should be sold to a collector.
The next question to me was has it been recorded, as this was necessary for them to obtain a required export licence for it to leave the UK to go to their SPINK auction in New York where they assured me the coin would steal the show and cause a lot of interest. They also suggested that an insurance value of £50,000 should be put on the coin.

Jerry outside the Spink offices in London photograph by Gary Blackwell

Knowing how busy the PAS are and bearing in mind that SPINK have more contacts than myself I asked them to take of the task for me. I wanted Gary and Steve along with me for advice and general support.

In fact, they agreed to do everything that was required including obtaining the export licence which needed approval by the Arts Council.
They explained about the “slabbing” process and assured us there would be no problem as they could clearly see the coin was genuine.
Slabbing is a term used in the USA to confirm if an item is authentic.
3 months later this tiny coin was on its way back to America where it was last seen all those centuries ago.

This would be its 3rd crossing of the Atlantic the first 2 trips by olden day sailing ships and this time by a 21st century aircraft.

Now the adventure takes a nose dive and some strange events start to happen.

Silence is Golden

After several weeks of waiting, apart from a few personal e-mails and the occasional phone call we are all waiting to hear from the American slabbers.
It seems strange to all concerned that the USA experts have yet to authenticate this coin as genuine, it is almost unbelievable that this coin was located in England by a British detectorist.
I did some investigating via the internet and also found that my coin was not featured in the SPINK June catalogue.
It appears that for some unknown reason the American experts are very slow in responding to SPINK with regards to this being a genuine coin or not
The British Museum have declared it as one of National Importance, I am truly baffled by the lack of correspondence.
The only other identical coin like it to be found by a metal detectorist was in America and is to be featured in a book, the publishers are keen to have my coin associated with the American example.
All I can say is watch this space, as my story unfolds I will Keep XP updated so they can share the latest information with you.

Will this fantastic coin be crossing the Atlantic for a fourth time ?

Jerry Morris the finder of the rare Maryland penny

Story by
Jerry Morris and Gary Blackwell

XP Deus High Frequency coil some simple tests

High frequency coils what advantages do they have to offer.

This is a question asked many times, and the answers are not always conclusive or relevant to your search requirements.
For many years I have been testing machines, however not being an engineer or fully understand the intricate workings of a metal detector, I have to rely on simple more practical tests in order to find a convincing baseline to work from.

XP Deus my test targets

I refer to the term baseline as a starting point which is a basic understanding of what the chosen metal detector “May” be capable of in the field.
Over the top ….Perhaps, but those who know me will tell you I am a detector geek and like to pick the bones from the bones.
Air tests are rarely conclusive, although they can be a great confidence builder – Confidence plays a big part in our daily lives and indeed offers an advantage while out detecting.
Sometimes we sell or trade a perfectly good metal detector just because we no longer have confidence in it, yet in many cases end up buying the same model again 6 months later.

The tests shown in my video are what I have been using for many years and so far have served me well, the tests show what differences to expect when using 14Khz compared to 54Khz operating frequencies, the samples used are what I would class as “difficult targets” because I know from experience represent coins or artefact that are hard to locate in certain soils.

The test is not to convince you to use a higher frequency, or to rush out and buy an XP Deus with the full range of search coils, it simply shows the advantages 54Khz has to offer over 14Khz.

And likewise I am sure there are tests showing the 14Khz as the better frequency, this is why the – “What frequency shall I use” – question can not really be answered as it all depends on your soil and in many cases your desired targets.

Just one Ferrous – non Ferrous test

I have used some everyday targets in the video so you guys at home can replicate the tests if you wish. Being very diplomatic here but please don’t be disappointed if your machine fails these tests, to date there is no concrete evidence to suggest your finds rate will be less in the field.

Some may ask why did I not compare the Black Deus 18Khz coil with the White Deus coil on 54Khz – It is far quicker to simply change frequencies on the controller than to keep swapping coils, this is why I chose to use 14Khz and 54Khz because the White coil uses both choices.

I hope you enjoy the video and it gives you a new line of thought.

XP Deus skill school training day

Deus Skill School Day

This XP metal detector event was exactly what the doctor ordered and exceeded all my expectations. When I signed up I wasn’t sure what to expect – this was a ticket only event for 25 people and the first of its kind.

Most people arrived early and the staff at the Forest of Marston Vale Centre made us feel very welcome and catered to our every need.

The Skill school was made up by a mixture of trade and public, some travelling all the way down from Scotland, by 10am everyone arrived and enjoyed coffee, tea and pastries while the seminar got underway.

Gary started with a brief introduction running through the objectives of the day and showed us a short video on the XP factory and the impressive robotic production line assembling their many products. He then launched into typical questions people ask him about the Deus, and explained what they should really be asking him about to get the most out of their machine and common metal detecting mistakes and misconceptions.

Gary made it clear from the start this was not going to be a 4 hour re-hash of the Deus manual.  The seminar was designed to help explain some of the grey areas of the Deus and get people thinking about how they could get the most out of their detector.

Within the first 10 minutes I knew this seminar was different. Having attended and presented many seminars through my day job I could clearly see a lot of thought had gone into the approach and the platform was brilliant.  Gary had a mix of slide show, videos and Q&A which worked perfectly and all confidently delivered at a comfortable pace allowing us to absorb the point he was making, with time to ask questions on how we can apply it to our experience and skill level.  I might add that was no small feat given the seminar was attended by all levels of detectorists from newbies to seasoned detectorists and he managed to cater for all learning styles, everyone felt included and learned loads.

It really worked and it was a nice touch to give everyone their own note pads with the XP Skill School logo on them so we could take notes and not forget what we had learned.

The first hour flew by and then we had a refreshment break and talked about what we had learned over tea and coffee.  Tea and coffee was available for most of the day which gave the whole day a relaxed atmosphere. I was not surprised during this break to learn that I was not the only person to have learned a lot and there was a real buzz in the room.

The second session flowed on from the first with slightly more technical information. We were now talking about filters, silencer and reactivity.  These have always been subjects I have struggled to understand however using simple charts and clear explanations Gary was able to take away the mystery. I now have a clear understanding of how to adjust my machine to make the most of these features, including when to make these adjustments and when not to.

We took a break for lunch and went outside to enjoy the sunshine. It was a beautiful day and we sat and picnic tables and talked about what we had learned in the morning.  Again, everyone was talking about how useful the seminar was and what they would do differently on their next detecting outing.

After lunch Gary introduced what he described as ‘the dreaded subject’ – Ground Balance.  This topic took 45 minutes to cover, mainly because we had questions. Everyone seemed confused at first and then Gary brought out different buckets of mineralized soil and test targets to help explain the concept, switched the main screen view from the slide show to a live Deus RC feed and it was amazing, suddenly everyone could see what was happening in real time from their seats and it all made sense.
This section flowed nicely onto the new high frequency coils, and what advantages they offered, I was shocked when Gary demonstrated a fibula on the surface of highly mineralised soil was not detectable at 18Khz, but suitably impressed when the HF coil at 50Khz picked it up with ease. We then talked in depth about the High Frequency coils and the advantages they could offer.
It certainly got everyone’s minds working and for me opened up a whole new line of thought.

Attending the Skill School was a real turning point for me.  I learned so much about the Deus that it seems like a whole new machine and I just wanted to get out in the field and detect and try my knew knowledge.

And that is what we did. Gary closed the seminar at around 2.45 with a final video and then surprised us all by telling us to look in our Skill School notepads where there was a number for a prize draw.  Nick Webb, the centre Manager and a fellow detectorist and Deus user was asked to draw the raffle ticket and one lucky attendee was given a brand new MI-6 pinpoint probe to top off the day!  We were then awarded attendance certificates and asked to meet at reception with our detectors.

Once we had all gathered together we were led out to a detecting area where we could put into practice our new found Deus skills.

The whole event was perfect and I really can’t recommend it enough.

Written by Mark Heffernan

The XP Skill School day customers feedback video.

XP newsletter May 2017

So far 2017 has been very busy for the XP team, the new products have been released along with 3 new video’s.
The MI-6 probe and  white HF 9″ coil have been a great success we will be releasing the HF Elliptical coil hopefully next month.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience.

The latest videos from XP
We hope you enjoy watching them.
Very soon they will be translated into French and possibly other languages.

The MI-6 pin point probe, menu and functions.


XP MI-6 pin point probe

The HF coils tech talk and demonstrations.


XP Deus HF coils

The Version 4 update, information and new features.


XP Deus version 4 information

Updating your Deus
Please note the updates are for a Windows PC only, make sure you understand the procedure and your headphones are switched off before the update, it is very important to use the correct data lead and not the 3 way charging lead.
Step by step Deus update procedure
The new version 4 can be uploaded directly from the XP web site :
Deus software updates

Brief news from around the world.

Denmark

Team Rainbow  has sent in a fantastic three-part story to our blog, showing some truly amazing finds made with the XP Deus.
Thanks to Kristen Nedergaard Dreiø for his fantastic work.


Part I : Viking Gold and oath rings.
Part II and III : The story unfolds.

Netherlands

Martin is having great success on the beaches with his Deus operating a voluntary lost item service and has found over 53 lost wedding rings this year alone.
Martin has written a beach hunting article for the XP Classroom blog.


Searching dry sand techniques with the XP Deus.

USA

I have been using the Deus V4 and the High Frequency coil in a Louisiana Cane field with a program I set up for these conditions and it performed very well.
The ground was extremely dry and hard but the new combination worked admirably. Flat buttons, bullets, suspender clips, Spencer casing and even part of a clipped corner CS plate.
This is an area I have hunted dozens of times and V4 and the HF coil performed like champs.”
Richard Angelico.

XP Americas

If you hunt in the US check out the XP Americas website, it is packed with great stories, video’s and users feedback.
XP Americas web site.

XP Deus V4 and HF coil talk from the USA.

The History Seekers podcast

The History Seekers Podcast

UK

Just a quick message to say thank you to Team XP.
I watched your XP classroom video on swing technique focusing on slowing down, and also your article about psychologically approaching a massive field in a different way by searching a small square at a time.
Now my finds rate has increased dramatically.
Finding 3 hammered coins in three days, my first spindle whorl, buckets of interesting bits and now this fantastic Bronze age socketed axe which I’m taking to the museum on Saturday.

Thanks again
Reece UK.


 

Deus V4 dry beach hunting tips

My Deus V4 dry beach hunting Tips.

My name is Martin van Hees.
I search with many different metal detectors, on land and dry sand I prefer to use the XP Deus.

I use my detector almost every day and offer a free lost property recovery service.
A few years ago I started my website :https://www.gevonden-verloren.nl/ 
People contact me if they have lost something on the beach or nearby parks.
Now our group has expanded to 29 people in the Netherlands.
By using a great networks of detectorists we have been privileged to search all over the world.

This year alone we have already recovered over 53 wedding rings. But we can only successfully do this by knowing how our metal detectors work.
I truly believe in this modern world of technology most of us don’t learn by reading, you learn by trying, testing and keeping the faith.
Every fail is a lesson, and it brings you to many victory’s.
The XP DEUS is a magnificent machine and can be easily adapted with a little understanding.

My personal record is 7 rings in one Day with the XP Deus.
Not just beach hunting, I have had some great days searching inland for ancient coins and artefacts too.

Before I start to search for lost items on a dry beach there are some things I need to know.

Before I start to detect I need to gather as much information as possible :

  • Is detecting permitted in the area.
  • What do I hope to find.
  • What material am I looking for Gold and Silver is the answer in most cases when beach hunting.
  • Where do I search.
  • How big or small is the area.
  • What are the ground conditions.
  • How did the person lose the item.
  • When did the person lose the item.
  • What machine is best for the job.

Is detecting permitted in the area?
Yes it is, remember to put all the trash you find into a bag and drop it in a garbage can.

What do I need to find?
A lost ring,  (you can notch to filter).

What material am I looking for?
Big Silver, (so we can discriminate out a lot of unwanted targets).
Try to see if you can get a similar ring to compare the sound and see the TID numbers.

Where do I search?
Beach (salty ground).

How big or small is the area?
If the area is big (don’t go on a wide search , go for small plots at a time).

What are the ground conditions?
Beach, salt, lots of iron, foil, caps, pull tabs.
So try to discriminate, use notch and go for the XY screen (will explain later).

When did the person lose the item ?
4 days ago, why is this important you might think.
If the person lost it a long time ago the tide may have moved it, so the search area will be bigger.
It may possibly be deeper in the sand, and trash can be on top of it.

What set up will I use?
On a dry beach with a lot of trash I think the XP Deus is my best option as it has a quick recovery and a lot of features I can use to my advantage.
I will use a ws4 headset for privacy.
To dig I will use my home made beach scoop.
A beach scoop is much easier to use and saves a lot of time.

Let’s set up the Metal detector in program 8 (dry beach)

I will start by using a basic program and will introduce some changes, I will explain why.
When I go on a mission I am always aware of changing ground conditions and sometimes have to change settings regularly.

Most days I start with basic program 8 (dry beach).
Adjustments:

  • Reactivity 2 or 2.5 so I can just swing a little faster, I am assuming the object won’t be deep, the Deus should give a solid sound and a confident XY when I go over the target.
  • Discrimination 6.8 –  I search a lot with this discrimination setting, it still gives good signals on the higher conductors which are often underneath iron. My personal experience is that when you discriminate too much it is so easy to miss good targets, especially thin Gold Jewellery.
  • Frequency 11Khz, this is just a setting I prefer.
  • Audio response 2 or sometimes even 3. It is not that it will go deeper, but it is the audio sound level I prefer.
  • Sensitivity normally 88 as this will reduce most interference.
  • Sounds I use Full Tones, so I can hear all the different targets, most are very close together on a busy beach.
  • XY screen ( I love this new addition to V4) it is a oscilloscope display.
    Options, configurations, profile +/- XY more information here  XP classroom.

The big advantage of the XY screen for me is to eliminate bad targets, because I know what target type I am looking for.

I don’t start with notch, but when the ground is heavily contaminated I find it can save a lot of time.
0 to 30 to skip iron, and 65 to 69 to skip pull-tabs BUT!! You can lose small gold by using the Notch so remember it really helps to know what target range you are looking for.

Define the search area

Try to make the job as easy as possible, a grid system is the best method.
I search horizontally and after I cross it vertically.

By using this method you know for sure everything is covered.
If you walk just  walk around with no idea sure you can find it,  but the chances you will miss it are also very high.

How do I divide the grids?
That depends on the place you search.
In some cases it is easy I just make piles of sand around the area to be searched. You can also use flags or markers, I keep them in my car as a part of my kit.


Bingo 45 minutes into my search the lost Silver ring is found, another XP success story.

Martin.

Updating your XP Deus

Downloading the latest “Free” updates to your XP metal detector is fast and simple, please follow this update procedure – This is for a Windows PC only

Before updating your Deus please take some time and make sure you have all the items ready.
1. Ensure your coil RC and headphones are charged and switched off. Make sure every other Deus in the area is also switched off, including headphones.
2. Ensure you have a good internet connection
3. Ensure you have all the items to update in the same room
4. Ensure you have the correct update lead, this is a single lead supplied with your Deus and NOT the 3-way charging lead.
5. Ensure your coil numbers are all paired with the Deus and all coils not used are removed from the menu.

Download the XP Deus version 4 update

And download it to your decktop
Double click the folder and the file will start to install. Allow it to place a shortcut on your desktop (sometimes you may want to disable your anti-virus).

Here are the questions you will be asked during the update so be ready for them.
Questions :
Plug in your USB lead.
Unplug your USB lead…. then plug it in again.
Searching for coils.
Do you have headphones Yes or No.
Do you have another set of headphones if Yes turn off set 1 ( EVEN THEY STILL SAY “UP” ON THE DISPLAY ) Once they are off then turn on set 2.

Updating procedure
First of all write down your favourite programs as these will be removed during the update procedure.

We highly recommend that you uninstall older versions of the XP software from your PC before downloading and installing the new link.
Run the update on your pc, YOU WILL SEE THIS SCREEN.
Select which version you require from the drop down menu.

Then you will see this screen, it’s now time to pick up your Deus RC


Turn on your Deus WITHOUT THE USB ATTACHED and go to Configuration –  Update – Confirm – Yes ….. so you have this screen.

Now plug in the single USB cable from the PC to your Deus, the update should now start.

The update will start to run, after a short while it will tell you to unplug the cable and plug it in again – Follow this instruction.

The next step is to update the search coils, the software will update every coil logged into your coil menu, so please ensure any coil you do not use is removed prior to update for a fast install.

Once the coils have been updated the update will automatically move to the headphones, select YES if you have headphones and turn them on (Leave the USB cable in the controller do not touch it or turn it off).


Once the headphones are updated it will ask if you have any more headphones.
If the answer is Yes then it is important to turn off the first headphones before proceeding to the second set of headphones (If you own them).
Click NO if you do not have a second set of headphones.

Once the headphones have updated you will have a message to say all is well and you can now unplug the cable.
Your XP Deus will now restart.

The average time for an update is around 3 minutes depending on how many items are paired.

Please note : You cannot update the headphones only, an RC is required.
MAC operators : Some people say updates are possible on Macs. Via VMWare – An app or via Boot Camp. XP cannot guarantee this procedure, therefore XP accept no liability for any problem caused by an unauthorised MAC update.

XP Deus version 4 new features

So what changes have XP made to the Deus

The XP Deus version 4 update : A brief description

XP have made several changes to the version 4 free update, some things are very obvious, others you have to dig a little deeper to find, so here is a list of the most important additions and changes.

Reactivity 2.5, this new reactivity level is fast and deep, offering a good compromise especially when searching new terrain.
Program No10 GOLD FIELD : Improved Audio Response and reactivity.
Goldfield will give excellent results especially when combined with the new HF coils…Now difficult targets can easily be detected in mineralized ground.. The Tone menu has been removed.
Lower discrimination range : For those  who want more control over ferrous targets.
Negative discrimination of 0 to -6.4 makes it possible to locate previously rejected ferrous items, the lower discrimination range can also enhance the signature from deep targets which may have in the past been ignored. These new options also offer a big advantage when searching for specific targets such as ceramics or even meteorites.
Ground Effects: Improved Tracking / Each frequency adjusts to its own ground effect value.
Improved display and signal  processing compatible with the new HF 21 frequencies. The display now has the ability to handle detection frequencies up to 80kHz (18kHz before), now with 7 frequency offsets (compared to 3 previously).
DEUS is now compatible with a smart phone: Target information and other data can be sent by radio link to a smart phone. An app will soon be available to unlock these features.
New program No9 “HOT” : “Pro setting” this is a find everything program, based on the Full Tone audio mode with a very low discrimination. Hot is a very interactive program offering excellent feedback and target information.
New program No6 “DEEP”: “Pro setting” for locating deep targets, with moderate discrimination and specific signal processing.
Improved Non motion / static mode: Non motion modes are now more advanced offering better overall performance, with an improved sensitivity to small targets.
New processing : Faster processing power improves navigation and a range of other parameters. remote and headset battery life has slightly decreased to 18 and 20 hours respectively.
Normalization display is now a menu feature on the WS4 and WS5 headphones.
The headset volume is now stored when switched off.
The coil name in the coil menu have gone, the serial number is now used as the coil reference.
Erasing a coil from the list is done by replacing all characters with 0.
Audio tone can now be raised up to 993 hertz
The coil charging light is instantaneous, as soon as the clamp is attached the LED lights up.
Target Normalization mode is on by default (Normalization is not active with HF coils).

In this article let’s choose just one of the fantastic new features, the XY screen

The XY screen is an OSCILLOSCOPE DISPLAY:
Th XY has always been a Deus feature but it’s original form was for factory calibration, this new XY screen is far more advanced.
The XY screen provides a visual assistance and may improve the identification of difficult targets when combined with the audio sound.
For example: To aid the identification of targets that do not have a precise signature (some ferrous, cans …).
Here are some typical target signatures, however certain targets like bottle caps will have their very own target trace.

Choosing your graphic

Once is the graphic screen press the + or – keys to select your preferred graphic.
There are now 3 graphics to choose from- Once the XY profile has been selected it will become the default display.

The XY trace display magnification feature

The XY trace has 10 levels of adjustment, access this feature via the pin point button, simply press it for 2 seconds and you will see the Zoom function.
At the minimum setting a detected target will need to be quite strong to activate it….At the maximum setting the trace becomes very sensitive and may register EMI as a signal (image on lower right).
So try to find a zoom level that suits your requirements.


Deus program 9 Hot and Deus program 6 Deep.

We will have some technical video’s uploaded soon covering the XY screen in more depth.

Sonya strikes Gold with her XP Deus

Hi to everyone at XP… My name is Sonya I use an XP Deus and mostly hunt in the Huntingdon Region of Indiana.
I just wanted to let you know what your amazing machine helped me find recently.

I was out detecting in a field which showed an old home site on my 1866 map. I had been there several times with my AT Pro, and have found some neat relics including a few Indian Head pennies, but not much more in coins.
After upgrading to the Deus in October of last year,  roughly 3 months ago I  decided to go back in November to see if I had missed any deep targets.  On that day, I found another Indian Head, and 2 V nickels which was really impressive.
So eager to test the XP Deus some more I decided to go back again the next day, and guess what !! I found a BEAUTIFUL 1857 $1 gold coin!

So far this machine continues to amaze me with the way it finds!
I’ve only been detecting now for 15 months, 13 of those months have been with the AT Pro which got me 18 Indian Heads, a 2 cent coin, and a shield nickel.

So far, in 3 months with the Deus, I have found 6 Indian Heads, 2 V nickels, a shield nickel, a Large Cent, a Seated Dime, a Barber Dime, and of course my fantastic Gold coin.
I can’t say enough how pleased I am with this machine. I’m sure as I use it more and learn more about it’s wide range of options and features my finds and enjoyment will continue to increase.

I can’t wait to see what I find next!
Thank you for all you do at XP
Sonya

1857 Large Head Indian gold dollars.
The coins are are highly valued by coin hobbyists. These gold coins, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, represent the third design type in the gold dollar coin denomination, which spanned from 1849 through to 1889.
As 1857 Large Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar measure just 15 millimetres wide, weigh in at only 1.672 grams, and contain a relatively small 0.04837 ounces of pure gold.

More Deus Gold from Denmark

I have had a great year detecting in Denmark with my XP Deus, with 3 items of pure gold, a German gold coin from 1483, a Viking gold pendant and a half gold arm ring from the Danish Iron age period.

This is a short story about my Viking Gold pendant


I was going through a very  low period with no good detecting  finds, so I was eventually  forced to change my search areas, after some enquiries I  got a permit to search a nearby field next to a old 11th century church.
My first plan of action was to hit the field with the Hot program as I had a good feeling about the place and wanted to know the hot spots and area’s of contamination. After less then a hour I had found a few coins dating back to 1275 and up, but suddenly I tagged a low sounding signal in the dry  ground, my initial thought were that’s foil for sure, a after a little digging I then stood with a lump of soil and could clearly see a gold colour in it, could it be?, surely not !….Bingo !

Yes finally my first Viking gold, from around 650 AD.

I am so impressed with the XP Deus I  bought a second one for my girl friend.

I just want to thank XP for a great machine.

Mikkel from Denmark

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