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Analogowy czy cyfrowy?

Have you ever wondered why analog metal detectors still have their place in the world of treasure hunting? Let us explain why considering such equipment is worthwhile.

Why Choose an Analog Detector?

Precision and Intuition: Analog metal detectors provide users with precise audio and visual cues without the need to analyze complex digital data. It’s a more intuitive way to locate valuable items.

Ease of Use: Analog detectors are often more user-friendly, especially for beginners. You don’t have to worry about complicated menus or settings, allowing you to focus on your search.

Durability: Analog models are known for their durability and reliability, making them ideal for challenging terrain.

Versatility: Many analog detectors offer various modes to adapt the equipment to specific types of searches. It’s flexibility in one device!

Minimal Electronics: Analog metal detectors are less susceptible to electronic failures, meaning fewer technical issues and more time for treasure hunting.

Emotions and Passion: Treasure hunting is an exciting hobby, and analog detectors allow you to immerse yourself more in the experience, offering genuine excitement with each discovery.

EMI Resistance: Analog detectors, lacking advanced electronics, are less susceptible to electromagnetic interference.

Speed of Work: Faster object separation and less masking.


Analog vs. Digital?

The choice between an analog and digital metal detector depends on your preferences. Both options have their advantages and limitations. Analog detectors, like our model, often attract those who value simplicity, precision, and a more personal approach to treasure hunting. They also offer better performance in cluttered and iron-rich areas, with more effort invested in checking each signal, ensuring that fewer targets are missed.

Come and discover the difference an analog detector can make!

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It was to be expected that XP would release something new, the expectations were high. Have I been disappointed personally? Why? For a simple reason, two-box is not in my area of interest, one, because I have a Nexus Pathfinder, which is unbeatable, and two, I was hoping for a new probe. Such HF for XP DEUS II would be something but to the point.

In the video preview below, we see a very cool, wireless device weighing 2.9 kg. Knowing the build quality of the XP it will be a hit, but what about the performance? First of all, wireless technology makes no sense in such a device for finding large artifacts. A complete waste of time, and secondly, the SMF device will be very susceptible to EMI interference, especially wireless ones! This is how it is and it is visible in the SMF field, because it works at a minimum of two frequencies and at the same time swallows interference like a pelican catches a fish. You will not find this in PI or IB devices. They are simply quiet and stable even in the vicinity of transmitters or under transmission lines. A big drawback. The manufacturer declares work stability, but he has different soil conditions in mind, from high mineralization to salty substrates. It also promises to discriminate against medium-sized and iron objects, which is a plus.

So how does this relate to reality, separating the marketing gibberish?! The truth is cruel. The new XP products will not have the performance of IB or Pi devices. It’s not that class of possibilities. I would treat it more as a goodie and an extension of the offer, although I do not rule out this idea. The static itself in the XP DEUS I model was simply brilliant, although very few people used it. It can be similar here, we will see how identification and discrimination, because it can be the proverbial game changer. Everything is in the hands of programmers.

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Minelab Manticore is a mythomaniac dream

Minelab announced the birth of a new detector called Manticore some time ago. The hype is huge and the expectations are even higher. It is true that the Yankees laugh at the new name, but they raise the bar extremely high, after all, the successor of Equinox or its improved version must live up to expectations.

Well, the price of almost PLN 10,000 is a pure abstraction only for a few and I want to laugh watching on YouTube when storytellers tell how good the device will be. They probably have a hunch… or the cards say so 😉

The truth is that we know absolutely nothing and despite the numerous shows of the Minelab team traveling around Europe, we know even less … After all, the show must go on and that’s what modern marketing is all about. Announcement Announcement?! Why not … that’s what Minelab did and exactly on December 1, 2022, in a moment we will find out about another piece of news … and what!!! How to have fun! The Americans say it’s fun at the customer’s expense. We’ll see.

Everyone is excited about the new 2D system based on Target Trace known from the Minelab CTX3030 model, but this is a completely different matter and the similarity here is purely marketing. Both detectors are different technology and way of managing and displaying an ID. A new opportunity has opened up for a wide identification of iron, which is good, but how it will really work and on what basis it will turn out in the field. The ability to distinguish between large and small iron is a big plus, and the extended scale may also allow better separation of low conductors from high ones. The question is what will happen when there is a pair of them under the probe? How the software will work. Questions and more questions.

Speculation continues. Numerous Equinox experts are already making screenshots for equipment together. I will not be a hypocrite I ordered myself … I’m curious too.

Unfortunately, as in the case of XP DEUSA II, it takes a few months in the field – other tests are just dreams of storytellers who buy equipment one day to sell it the next. Best of all, they don’t put any effort into learning, they assume it’s supposed to be like that, and they borrow the detector for a day or two, so what kind of reliability are we talking about here?!

I watch numerous comparisons in laboratory conditions on the test track … and I want to laugh. People are commenting on a device they don’t know and haven’t spent several hundred hours with! They assume that the borrower has such knowledge and has set it up well, and on this basis, they make an assessment! So they don’t know the detector themselves and they can’t even set it!!! They don’t even know what function it has and how it differs from others!!! So what kind of tests and credibility or reliability are we talking about?!

In a simple way, they implement untruths, for those less grasped they have a story about numerous data in Excel tables. Spells mary grandma’s wife see you soon. It’s in its purest form treating the recipient like a moron, nothing more.

There is also a lot of repetition, I am a master, I understand this equipment, etc., I mastered it to perfection, it is to confirm the leader himself in his perfection and it is in vain to look for field tests or demonstrations and explanations of individual functions and settings. Goebbels himself said that a lie repeated many times becomes the truth. And so it is in this case.

It is a waste of time to produce fairy tales and tell nonsense that others swallow like pelicans. You have to redo it yourself to understand it, put in time and money and an infinite amount of work. Time is priceless nowadays. All the rest is an addition, on which various more or less autistic megalomania and mythomania prey… or maybe it’s Asperger transmitted by droplets? I do not know.

Below is a video that will illuminate you a bit more, still hot!

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Depth or separation?

Depth or separation? The eternal question and sleepless nights. I choose to separate objects because this is the most crucial thing in the places where I am able to search. The race for a few inches leads to nothing constructive, but the ability to see in iron does. Scrap heavily masks targets, and it’s not big objects and nails, but also decay dust – its condensed oxides!

The electronics of the detector have to process a lot of signals in a moment, and if we add other conductors to this, the time to generate a signal is very short. Larger signals effectively cover the response of small objects – higher conductors.

The level of mineralization of the substrate, the sweep angle, the conduct of the probe, and the frequency of work are important. All this has a dramatic effect on the effects. Wrongly selected detector and incorrectly set, and there is no chance for any effects. I have experienced this many times and it was very painful. A change in approach, improved probe guidance, and higher operating frequency, and we begin to hear signals previously unavailable.

So what is my recipe for a lot of iron? It depends on many parameters, but to simplify … a higher separation speed of the so-called recovery speed, higher operating frequency, lower sensitivity to conditions, and lower discrimination. Slower sweep, still parallels to the ground. You can also raise the probe slightly up … so if we are fighting with large disturbances from the ground. It will be shallower this way, but we will hear objects that we had no idea about before.

Finally, you can use a single high-frequency operation, an adaptive refresh rate device (Nexus MP V3), or a hybrid PI/VLF detector (Tarsacci MDT), but who can afford that?!

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The silent killer

There are days when all the monotony is dazzling. And this time it happened. A narrow strip of land, your own buried holes, footprints, and… bang! Signals appear coin by coin. Not that immediately some spectacular silverware. Popularity, but what satisfaction!

One clear thing came to me that has been bothering me for a long time, but let’s start from the very beginning. The premiere of XP Deus II and Nokta Makro The Legend, a number of videos and opinions, and in addition strongly divergent. I own both devices myself, so I started testing. It’s a bad time of year. Summer. Hot and a lot of UV radiation, which, as we know, negatively affects the probes. One place and still the same effect. The work is stable for a while, and then it is difficult to master the device. It does not indicate interference, only the ID jumps, it is difficult to track the target, and the identification scale closes from start to finish. Then I put it down to UV and temperature, and in part it certainly was, but I didn’t take into account the biggest problem of SMF technology … EMI interference, and the quiet ones that you can’t see.

In a regular VLF device, one frequency is easier to manage in terms of external interference, we can see more and we have more control. In the case of a multi-frequency and, moreover, simultaneous device, no longer.

For example, to put it simply, if the device uses two frequencies and one of them is disturbed and simply does not work, we have no chance for correct identification, tracking, and signaling of the target, and the depth performance can be forgotten.

A typical example from my tests is a Minelab Equinox 800 under two parallel high-voltage lines. Quiet and stable and at the same time 5 cm shallow!

The same thing happened to me with Deus II and The Legend. Hence the opinions on the Internet that the equipment does not work and sucks. Mistake! It’s EMI interference. How can you get rid of them and what can be done to make working with the SMF detector problem-free?

We start with detuning from interference (scanning is usually automatic). It is worth carrying out this process from time to time just in case. The next step is sensitivity, we go down to the level of stable operation of the detector and lack of interference, and excitation. All freaks twisting to the max will die in this place. The target’s signal will not cut through the interference. It’s like driving a car with a high beam in the fog. Suicide. The ground calibration, was corrected and checked. You can find how to do it on my YouTube channel.

How to verify? There is a method for this, apart from effective and stable work and a handful of coins in your pocket, you can use the so-called leading signal threshold. Stable means the detector is operating smoothly and the signal is set correctly.

you don’t believe? Video below of a man running XP on Deus I alongside Deus II. After this maneuver, the last version does not signal the coin in audio. After detuning, the coin signal is back!

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Great Trinity

Five months of intensive field testing with us. The area is 6000 m². Three devices: Tarsacci MDT 8000, XP DEUS II, and Nokta Makro The Legend. Changeable weather conditions, but as in summer, the temperature is around 23 to 30 degrees Celsius. For the DEUS II and The Legend detectors, UV radiation and general heat had a terrible effect on performance. I don’t know if it’s a matter of SMF technology, but both devices lose a lot in such conditions. This manifests itself in unstable work and difficulty in finding a goal. In the case of the Tarsacci detector, which is a hybrid device, i.e. a bit of VLF and a bit of PI, there is no such problem. The probe doesn’t drift and doesn’t go out of tune.

Soil conditions were difficult not because of the soil itself, which is sandy, but because of the high iron content in the form of post-settlement dust, nails, and pieces of pottery and rubble. Modern garbage was rare in this place.

Tarsacci takes time and understanding to set up and master, it’s a bit better with XP DEUS II and The Legend. The last two machines are more forgiving and have better target signaling and locking. Simply put, these goals are easier to extract in difficult conditions.

Hybrid technology means less masking and greater depth of detection, and you can feel it right away. Stable operation unattainable for SMF-type detectors (although stable anyway) translates into greater comfort of searching, giving a longer time and the majority of finds. The MDT 8000 is the kind of equipment that you either love or hate.

In the case of XP, we have a lot more options to choose from. The sound and ergonomics mean that you don’t want to let this pipe out of your hand. After taking the time to master the settings, it is a great detector to work in technically difficult terrain, with a lot of configuration options.

The Legend is as deep as XP DEUS II and can be deeper and more convincing at times. The price is an argument, but the last update 1.09 did its job, and having the same amount to choose from in the case of the XP product, I would seriously consider it. Nothing can beat ergonomics, but everything else can become conventional in this case.

The Turkish manufacturer has made amazing progress and now it is possible to shell coins near the iron, which was not so obvious before! Filters with adjustable speed recovery speed allow you to separate difficult targets better and faster. The device does the job, and in combination with the new audio, it works really great. Personally, I go with the two-tone mode, but Pitch or 60 tones are also alternatives. The 6” probe included in the PRO PACK set is the perfect panacea for a trash can and, together with the low weight, compensates for the fact that we have to swing a lot more with such a small disc! Such a set means that there are not several objects under the probe at once and it is easier to track the right target.

In normal conditions, without the old iron, Nokta and XP perform really well and are not inferior to the Tarsacci. The fun begins only in difficult conditions when coins pop out from under the iron. Then it gets hot. Every Seeker knows this condition well…

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Minelab Equinox vs Tarsacci MDT coin conglomerate

As you can see in the video below, Minelab lays out such a goal as a conglomerate of coins. It’s a difficult goal. Tarsacci is being tested.

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Whites Spectra uncompromising detector

Whites Spectra is a unique metal detector. Complicated to use at first glance, but giving amazing configuration options. Why is it so special?

Firstly, it is a detector working in three frequencies at once, and secondly, it has a mixed mode, not like the RUTUS in the mono version, but a stereophonic one. What does it give? Both static and dynamic channels work simultaneously and are not switched between each other as happens in the mono version. We hear all the time about the multiplicity of depth and types of targets. It’s hard to miss items and we know what we have under the probe. This is a great comfort of work and if we add to it great identification, this device, despite its age and not very high speed of object separation, is still an unsurpassed model for many manufacturers.

There are also disadvantages, apart from the above-mentioned complication, the weight of the entire device and the color display are not very visible in direct sunlight. It is true that the Sharps LCD has great contrast and good backlighting, but it will not be at the level that black and white screens give.

Another problem is the power source. Factory batteries last literally for a while and are a pain to use and charge. Much better to switch to a pack of 18650 lithium-ion cells (3 pcs.) and an electronic charger. I use such a set myself and the working time is three times longer. I bought a basket for three such cells and designed and printed the housing.

The factory seat post is also not the most comfortable, but you can easily adjust something lighter.

The work itself and the ability to configure after each other give virtually unlimited possibilities. The initial learning about the equipment, it requires a lot of patience and perseverance as well as knowledge of the English language. Dedicating a few months to learning pays off in the field in the form of better identification, easier fastening on the target, and not tiring work. Fewer random sounds are also a big plus.

The ability to configure allows you to adapt to many scenarios and types of searched objects. The separation of software and hardware settings as well as filters allows you to configure the detector for yourself also in terms of audio or displayed ID and pictograms and ending with colors. This is something unheard of nowadays.

The V3i version allows you to use the XY plot option for additional item identification. We see as many as 3 frequencies in a graphic form, which allows you to better determine the conductivity and type of metal in some approximation. Even XP has used this in the XP DEUS I and DEUS II models.

The last thing is the depth indicator. Not as graphic as we know it now, but in cm and all the time in a dynamic mode without the need to track how it was done on other devices. In this simple way, we can distinguish what is surface garbage and what is a valuable item lying much deeper.

Bob Canaday, the late creator of the Whites Spectra, was undoubtedly a genius, and it’s a pity that none of the current metal detector companies have undertaken to continue his legacy.

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XP DEUS I and DEUS II which is better?

The flood of films about the advantage of DEUS I over DEUS II amused me a hundred times. Customers don’t know what to do… wait or buy?! In addition, there are also software updates, which cause a flood of extreme comments about the version that works and which does not. Complete confusion and chaos.

The first spline is a proven generation of metal detectors, we know all their advantages and disadvantages in everyday use. Model II is a great unknown, it would seem because multi-frequency technology is present in this model for the first time! Not completely. We have a MONO program where we can use DEUS II like its predecessor by selecting only single operating frequencies. We get two in one.

The new god of detectors works really well, and subsequent bugs are gradually corrected. This is not only the case for the French company XP, the competition is struggling with similar problems. Even domestic producers have found out that changing the software can be the key to success or total failure. The question is how much the hardware will allow us – i.e. the tripe of the detector. How good they are to meet the developer challenge.

For me, one thing is certain, DEUS I is by no means a thing of the past, but on the secondary market. The question is when XP will withdraw it from production and become an icon of sales portals like the old Whites models. We’ll see, meanwhile, it’s worth considering buying this detector, unfortunately, the price is an obstacle, over PLN 7,599 gross is an amount unavailable for many in Polish realities, even in the sphere of dreams.

So what does the new technology give and what does it change for the statistical Seeker? It’s simple, the device works more stably, is deeper, and in the case of a salty sea beach and highly mineralized clay, it allows you to reach deeper. For a lot of iron, hardware from France shines. Low and high conductors are signaled similarly confidently and unambiguously, which cannot be said about devices operating at one operating frequency. The above advantages will be useful in certain conditions and not everyone needs it, most users will be satisfied with much cheaper equipment, but there is one thing, but … Ergonomics and weight are unbeatable, the lack of cables also makes life easier, although DEUS II, like its predecessor, requires an experienced operator, or a lot of self-denial in learning the device.

If the assumptions described above are not met, it is worth getting interested in something simpler, because some functions require full understanding and, what is worse, they are permanently interconnected, which complicates the matter even more. Yes, it all takes time and patience, but it will certainly pay off in the future when others will have to give up.

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Clash of the Titans

The recent debut of XP DEUS II gave me a lot to think about. You can still feel the legacy of Whites Spectra in such an edition that it should be praised. The French company coped with this challenge quite well. Everything else is well known to us and things like wireless or featherweight no longer shock us. The novelty is water resistance up to 20 meters, which opens up completely new possibilities.

How does the TARSACCI MDT 8000 fare against this background? Many people would like to know what is the difference. The build quality and carbon fiber used put it truly in a class of its own, but the DEUS II leads the way here by the full length. It’s good, but as we know, everyone is one step behind and it’s been like this for many years. The weight of 1300 grams is currently the standard in the class of professional devices. Technically, however, we live in two different worlds. DEUS II is a multi-frequency metal detector, while MDT 8000 is a hybrid of VLF and PI (pulse induction) technologies.

So what is the advantage of such a solution? The technology is pioneering and patented in the USA and Europe, but does it really give you something more to spend your last pennies on this detector?

Just carry out a simple test and everything becomes clear. TARSACCI allows you to maintain a stable and unchanging ID in the close presence of small pieces of foil, magnetic stones, or high salinity or high mineralization. This advantage makes the device more resistant to masking. It will cope with more difficult conditions without changing the reading due to the presence of the above-mentioned disturbances and without limiting the depth.

A simple test gives the answer. By sweeping a piece of foil the size of a coin and a coin 5-10 cm above it just in front of the TARSACCI probe we have a fixed and non-changing ID. The foil does not change our signal, similarly, coke and rocks, and iron do not have such a big impact. For the sake of accuracy, we are talking about coin-sized items here. The same test in the case of DEUS II already gives a significant drop in ID.

The advantage of the last XP is multi-frequency, which allows the signaling of equally clear objects from both ends of the scale. Even for low and high conductors. Fine gold as well as heavy silver. The performance may be slightly worse, but in the case of one frequency, it will be slightly better. We have to answer the question what are we interested in? Good signaling of various objects or less masking effect in very difficult conditions? It all depends on the place and subject of the search.

Both models of detectors have the ability to fine-tune settings. DEUS II has more possibilities, and the MDT 8000 is simplified to such an extent that for professional equipment from the top shelf, it is simply strange. The producer decided to put everything on one screen. There are no drop-down submenus like in XP. We see everything at a glance and we don’t have to check if one of the many filters is definitely well-selected and does not affect our performance.

In conclusion, the race is fierce and it is difficult to pick a winner and compare both detectors directly. TARSACCI is more of a Swiss army knife, equipment for heavy and complicated scenarios, where high mineralization or salinity requires the use of a heavy caliber. DEUS II is a versatile, fun metal detector that is lightweight and waterproof, with great configurability and wireless connectivity to make your life easier.

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XP DEUS II Settings Bible

How to fix XP DEUSA II in the field, or is there some magic program? There isn’t and if you think that then you’ve been scammed like a sucker… there is no such thing and remember that well as it will affect your performance in the future and applies to any other metal detector.

Let’s start with, have you read the user manual? If not, do it twice. Why twice? The second time is for punishment … and seriously for understanding and consolidation. In the era of electronic devices, you can always have it on your smartphone and reach it at any time when you have doubts.

The first thing is to choose a program. Here we must be guided by the conditions and the object of the search. We reach for our bible, i.e. instructions, and choose. For example, we are looking for large silver coins, our choice is the simple DEEP HC program. There are two programs to choose from BEACH for rather dry conditions and larger objects with an upper operating frequency of up to 24 kHz (multi-frequency program). BEACH SENS up to 40khz also in water and in addition to very small jewelry, preferably gold (a joke for water sportsmen).

The PARK program is ideal for dry places, also beaches, and places heavily polluted, especially with foil. For this reason, it has a set of selective discrimination, the so-called NOTCH in the range of 23 to 36 IDs.
FAST program for landfill and heavily mineralized conditions with lots of iron. It is also not very deep, which is worth remembering all the time. The SENSITIVE program is designed for places also cluttered to find very small objects, e.g. thin and hand-minted coins. Good for wet ground full of magnetic stones, coke, or foil. SENSI FT is a modified version of the program for more experienced users. It carries more information in the audio line due to the use of multitone sound. Nuances and details will allow you to better identify items.
For dessert, RELIC is for finding larger objects, but also gives advice on coin-sized artifacts. Deep. An innovative solution is the use of IAR-type discrimination, consisting in the elimination of iron depending on its size – signal intensity. The program gives great results but is more difficult to use, except that it is a typical all-metal without discrimination, signaling all signals with one modulated tone. It can be used, for example, on stubble by lifting the probe up to 15 – 20 cm above the soil level.
On the way, we pass the MONO single-frequency version. It’s such an old, kind DEUS I closed in the form of a separate program in the DEUS II box. Romantic? Definitely! Here you can go crazy and choose any operating frequency. For example, we use the lowest 4 kHz and can use this program to search for deep-seated objects with high conductivity. Similarly, the other way around 40kHz and thin, tiny low conductors are ours. Of course, all this affects the performance and stability of work and requires setting other operating parameters.
I should start with GENERAL because it’s a basic program … If in doubt, I choose this one. Good for wetlands, where we will avoid digging false signals, so-called. ghosts associated with the halo effect. Coke, magnetic stones are omitted. It signals deep targets well.

Let’s move on to tenderness. This is usually already set high in the factory programs, but if the conditions allow, we set it to the level of stable operation, and we try not to overdo it.
Phew, and only now we come to something equally important. Ground calibration. We select a clean spot and use the GRAB function or the middle button with a red circle, the same one that activates the PINPOINT. It is worth mentioning that PINPOINT is a great option for finding a clean place for our calibration, it is simply easy and pleasant. We check the value that tells us what type of soil we have and what to expect. The mineralization level bar should also give us food for thought as to how all this affects our search results.
We are doing a test flight … that’s how we check the degree of litter and the presence of iron. Simply put, are the signals frequent next to each other or rather sporadically every few meters? After the initial analysis, we reach for the REACTIVITY function and this is the key, because both the depth and work in a littered area depend on this setting. A value of 0 to 1 is iron-free and garbage-free conditions. Then the ranges are the best. From 2 to 2.5 medium clutter, and 3 to 5 serious garbage, where there is a signal on the signal and objects detected not too deep. At high values, the separation of objects located next to each other will be the greatest, the opposite range.
We still have SILENCER – you silence in places where a large amount of iron causes crackling and interference. Then we reach for this option, setting it at a level that provides us with the relative comfort of work. It must be remembered that high filters always run the risk of losing the deepest and quietest signals.

Depending on the program, we can choose the level of discrimination and the volume of the leading signal. In both cases, we proceed similarly, we try to find the lowest possible level. Discrimination is often associated with a loss of depth, and in some models causes problems with signal processing when the terrain is heavily littered. The leading signal (depending on the program, e.g. RELIC) must operate at the audible level. Its discrete substitutions will tell us what kind of target we have under the probe.
In the case of beach programs, we have SALT SENS, i.e. compensation for interference resulting from the salinity and conductivity of the ground, and MAGNETIC GROUND, which allows us to avoid masking deep-lying objects by ferrite, black sands – i.e. highly mineralized substrates such as a volcanic or even a stony beach.

We check what level of iron saturation our spot has. Here, the decision made will have an impact on the results. Using IRON VOLUME, we can freely turn down or turn up the sound of the iron. When the iron starts to really bother us, it is worth setting its sound to the most acceptable level. I am against total silence. Firstly, it is a signal that there must have been some human presence in this place, and secondly, in my case, objects made of iron can be no less interesting than those that contain only non-ferrous metals.
AUDIO RESPONSE, i.e. audio amplification. It’s worth checking the setting. Values above 4 may cause a situation that minor disturbances or false signals will mask the quiet and deep and most desirable ones. Too high a value also causes an unpleasant effect of changing the proportion between weak and strong signals.

Finally, the GROUND STABILIZER global filter. Usually set to 2 or 3, where the last number causes a very strong muting of the ground influence on the detector’s operation. The level assigned to the value 1 is already loud and unstable work, signaling, ferrite, ceramics (bricks), causing us a well-known headache with DEUS I, but allowing to reach even deeper where silenced devices do not reach!

Audio can be selected according to the prevailing conditions. PWM or SQUARE. The first traditional one is more expressive and carries more information, unfortunately in more difficult conditions it causes fatigue. The second version is soft and pleasant, perfect for dumpsters, where a lot is going on, and we want to survive in the best possible shape until the end of the day and hear and understand what our wife is saying to us at dinner.

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XP DEUS II program RELIC and IAR

The new XP DEUS II surprises. I mean this seriously because over the last few years my DEUS I has been dusting a bit in the closet. As you can see, the French have drawn conclusions and decided to change a lot for the better. The new audio does the job. It does not tire, it is soft and pleasant. This is important because the detector should give joy, not fatigue. This is often the last bastion of freedom for many of us. Our couple of hours on the weekend, separated from reality in nature.

IAR (Iron Amplitude Rejection) discrimination and the RELIC program I decided to test on a well-known field with high mineralization and high iron content. First, run and I can’t hear the audio. Nervous situation. Restarts the hardware. In this place, all the equipment sounds beautiful … but not the new DEUS II. It is so stable that I was fooled like a child by a supposedly non-working loudspeaker … For the first 20 minutes, both Mariusz and I are completely surprised. No, we don’t find anything, but that’s not the point. The detector signals target only. Audio flows and multi-technology stabilize the rough ground. How about the performance? Too early to judge.

To make it better, it is All metal and you can also hear iron, although factory muted. The time for real tests will come in the season. Playing at temperatures below zero degrees Celsius is a bit masochistic, but it was worth it. Remember to subscribe and we’ll meet soon.

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DeepTech metal detector – heir to Tesoro

The Tesoro metal detector was synonymous with durability and quality, simplicity, and outstanding performance. Unfortunately, like Whites Electronics, it was lost in the depths of history. It won’t come back anymore. DeepTech used the legacy of Tesoro, adding a lot from themselves, and while you can have reservations about the quality of workmanship, absolutely not when it comes to performance and audio.

Analog devices

The simplicity of analog knobs and two-tone audio does not appeal to every Seeker or Detector. You have to be born with it or love it. There are no bells and whistles, you will not see the display and numerical identification of the target. Ground calibration is manual. In this way, we get to know the roots of detecting, and the adventure with the metal detector becomes complete. We learn the equipment and the principle of operation, we understand many factors that we normally miss.

Such analog organicity in the world of metal detectors. The lack of a scale of numbers forces us to constantly work, it is more difficult to skip items because you have to check it. Our hearing becomes our ally in the search, and not the board in the detector housing, but our brain becomes the computer. There is a no faster and better computer.

I remember Mariusz and I were surprise when, testing the 14-inch probe for the Vista X detector, we buried Kopeyka at 67 cm in an arable field. We couldn’t believe that the device would signal it. We checked a couple of times. We had doubts about whether something had been overlooked us. Next was a 47 cm thin silver coin, similarly loud and clear. The last was the base of the IWW fuse, a trifle 1 meter 20 centimeters long. There are no illusions.

On top of everything comes double discrimination, which allows you not to lose off-road performance. The most important depth. Other metal detectors don’t have that choice. We set discriminate and lose performance. Here we can check items. In the DeepTech Vista X model, there is also the so-called. Threshold, i.e. adjustment of the threshold signal, in this case, it is rather a ground filter, allowing for smooth regulation of its response. We want to work silently, without ghost signals or interference, we just turn and kick certain signals only. We want to reach deep, we dial the threshold and look for ghost signals. We only dig the silent deepest targets.


Alternative to SMART PRO+

Anyone who appreciates simplicity can choose the SMART PRO+ model. Why? It does not have double discrimination or Threshold, but it has a Pinpoint with which we can precisely target targets and, with a little practice, check their type. A simple and intuitive device, which, according to the manufacturer’s assurances, is not inferior to the Vista X model.


Finally, there’s the Vista Gold Gain II metal detector. The high frequency of operation allows searching in heavier soil conditions and with greater iron contamination and highlights small and thin objects. Gold jewelry or silver coins are no longer a problem.

Everyone will find something for themselves and that’s for sure. If you want to focus on the results and not on the equipment, take a chance and choose DeepTech.

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Metal detector for beginners

Searching for coins, souvenirs and various types of treasures hidden underground is an activity that has many enthusiasts. Every person who wants to start their adventure with treasure hunting should equip themselves with a decent metal detector. What model will be ideal for beginners? We have some tips. We encourage you to read!

Which detector to choose for the beginning?

The choice of metal detectors is very large. There are devices with the logo of many manufacturers, with different parameters and in a wide price range. What issues should you pay attention to when looking for the perfect first detector? We have some tips!

What is our goal?

Question number one is about our goals, which is what we will be looking for. Depending on your preferences, we can focus on searching for coins, military items made of steel, jewelry, items made of non-ferrous metals, and many other valuables. If we want to focus on specific items or do not intend to waste time digging up worthless garbage, a device with a discrimination function will be an excellent choice. And matched to the artifacts we are looking for – objects.

Where will we look for valuables?

Another important issue is the areas of our search. Let’s analyze whether we want to focus on forests, meadows, beaches, and other places of this type, or whether we plan to walk with our device through a river, and ponds, and wander in the waters of seas and lakes.

Metal detector – price

Of course, the purchase of a detector is a cost and often it is not small money. It is good to determine at the outset how much we want and can pay for the device. However, it should be remembered that devices from the lowest shelf, for about PLN 150-200, may not work well and disappoint us or even discourage us from the hobby. The optimal solution for beginners is to buy a mid-range device for about PLN 1000-2500.

Metal detector – working time

The longer the expeditions, the more capacity the device should have. Keep in mind, however, that the weight of the device increases with the capacity of the battery. For beginners, heavy models may not be a very comfortable solution.

Metal detector – technology

For beginners, detectors that are easy to use and have basic functions will work best. Professional equipment is worth buying when you gain experience.

Detectors for beginners – a few suggestions

Thinking about all beginners who are looking for their first detector, we have prepared a few suggestions:


It is a lightweight, intuitive to use, and at the same time effective detector that will certainly appeal to everyone starting their adventure with treasure hunting. The device is small, handy and equipped with a separation function. Achievements can pleasantly surprise. It’s a real class by itself.


SIMPLEX+ is an affordable, lightweight and intuitive metal detector. The device is equipped with a simple, single menu, an automatic ground balance function and a discrimination function. This detector will work both on land and in water (waterproof up to 3 meters). Compact when folded, the manufacturer offers a free software update.

Vista X

Another noteworthy proposition for both beginners and experienced users is the Vista X detector.  The greatest advantages of the mentioned device are above-average performance, ease of use and double separation. Affordable and convenient to use.

Nokta Macro Mini and Midi HOARD

The first waterproof detector for children. Two MINI versions from 4 to 8 years old and MIDI from 8 to 12 years old. Having fun together and learning about history. There’s nothing better!

Advanced and institutional detector

The world’s first detector based on artificial intelligence. The device recognizes shapes, type of object, gives dimensions and depth. The perfect tool for archaeological research. Simple intuitive interface in Polish.


The great search for treasures hidden in the earth is a fascinating activity that enjoys a growing number of enthusiasts. How to choose your first detector? First of all, it should be intuitive to use, quite light and adapted to the area in which we will conduct the search. If you have problems with the choice, it is worth relying on the help of specialists.

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