Why do you like the orx?

bigtim1973

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All Treasure Hunting
I am putting this up here to get the thread a jump start. It is way too hot to go out and dig right now for me. SO my detecting habit must turn to the internet forums to keep me occupied.

I like the simplicity, the light weight of the unit, the easy to set up and operate. It is a very top ranking machine on performance by far. I think it was the best detector I ever used. Sold all of my other units. Also have purchased the deus as well.

Now whether you think the same or not is fine.

But there is a reason why you purchased an ORX.

Maybe you was a deus user and went to an ORX.

Maybe it was your because you wanted a deus but did not like all of the options.

Anyways, just putting this up here to get the thread up and running. I think since we all went and begged for the ORX room we could at least put some topics up.

Would love to see everyones thoughts!
 

Tahts-a-dats-ago

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Apr 30, 2014
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Legend,
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ORX,
Deus,
Vanquish 440
Equinox 800
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All Treasure Hunting
I love the ORX because of its amazing performance in iron trash; everything else is an added bonus (light weight, easy to swing, simplicity, etc..). I also love how easy it is to change coils, and how great the MI6 pinpointer works with the ORX.

I bought the ORX and liked it so well that I then purchased a Deus.
 

HighPlainsHunter

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I love the ORX because of its amazing performance in iron trash; everything else is an added bonus (light weight, easy to swing, simplicity, etc..). I also love how easy it is to change coils, and how great the MI6 pinpointer works with the ORX.

I bought the ORX and liked it so well that I then purchased a Deus.

So, now that you have the Deus, are you still using the ORX, or does it sit more than not?
 

Tahts-a-dats-ago

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Apr 30, 2014
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NJ
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Legend,
Anfibio multi,
Apex,
ORX,
Deus,
Vanquish 440
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I haven't been able to go hunting lately - the heat and various family obligations (visiting our son in CA and my father's health issues) have rendered my hunting time to zero. I was still using the ORX on occasion, but was spending more time trying to learn how to use the Deus.


I don't foresee the ORX losing all hunting time once I actually get time to start hunting a lot more, and am more experienced with the Deus - it's far too good to just sit on the rack.
 
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bigtim1973

bigtim1973

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It goes about 50/50.


I like them both. I have been playing with the deus a lot trying to get used the full tones.

But am going to keep both. I like the gold program better on the ORX than the deus. Although I do not hunt for gold at the moment..it comes in handy for relic hunting too.
 

Irishgoldhound

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Love my ORX! Beats my AT pro in depth hands down! It can sniff out a pull tab on my beach way deeper than the Pro can find. I pulled out a mercury dime last month on the dry sand that I?ve been over many many times and I couldn?t believe the ORX hammered hard on it. I know the At pro had went over that spot but never made a peep.
 

relicmeister

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Jul 26, 2012
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Poconos, Nw.NJ & Delaware Valley
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XP Orx Deus II, 9” coil
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
For me it’s the ultra light portability and the speed and effectiveness in iron, choice of frequencies
Simplicity with excellent preset programs with simple setting changes only, the ability to
hunt intuitively and have a high confidence level about targets. I love the iron probability meter.
Coil selection is great-I have all but 11x13.
Had an equinox 600 but always preferred the Orx. I also
like the Deus Lite but not quite as much.
 

Irishgoldhound

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For me it?s the ultra light portability and the speed and effectiveness in iron, choice of frequencies
Simplicity with excellent preset programs with simple setting changes only, the ability to
hunt intuitively and have a high confidence level about targets. I love the iron probability meter.
Coil selection is great-I have all but 11x13.
Had an equinox 600 but always preferred the Orx. I also
like the Deus Lite but not quite as much.

?that too! Lol
 

HighPlainsHunter

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Apr 17, 2008
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Forney, Texas
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For me it’s the ultra light portability and the speed and effectiveness in iron, choice of frequencies
Simplicity with excellent preset programs with simple setting changes only, the ability to
hunt intuitively and have a high confidence level about targets. I love the iron probability meter.
Coil selection is great-I have all but 11x13.
Had an equinox 600 but always preferred the Orx. I also
like the Deus Lite but not quite as much.

What kind of hunting do you do with the ORX? Coins/Jewelry in parks, school yards, etc., or Relics in fields and woods, etc.?

 

relicmeister

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Jul 26, 2012
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Poconos, Nw.NJ & Delaware Valley
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XP Orx Deus II, 9” coil
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
My primary interest is in relic hunting, the earlier the better. I spend a lot of time searching the woods for homesites with or without cellar holes. The Orx serves me well in this environment. I use the 11” coil in fields and large open spaces. Does well enough in parks as well..
I use a Fisher f19 when I want a change of pace.
 

RussM

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Oct 2, 2019
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Cape Cod MA
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XP Deus II
Minelab Equinox 800
XP Deus
XP ORX

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XP MI6 Pointer
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All Treasure Hunting
I bought the ORX mainly because I was curious about the Deus, and figured this would give me a taste of that without the hefty price tag. I enjoyed the ORX so much I figured the Deus must be even better, so I bit the bullet on the Deus. Here I am a little less than a year with the Deus, and I still like the ORX better. Simpler sometimes is better for me...I find myself spending too much time “tweaking and learning” the Deus rather than simply enjoying it like I do with the ORX.
 

nuggetshooter323

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The Legend, Anfibio Equinox 900, Gold Kruzer, XP Deus, ORX, Tesoro Tejon, Whites GMT, Falcon MD20, XP MI-6, Fisher F-Pulse, Pulse Dive, Vibra Probe.
Primary Interest:
Prospecting
I bought the ORX mainly as another option for gold prospecting. The huge frequency range, its ability to find targets in heavy mineralization, and lightweight are the reasons that this detector caught my eye. This detector excels at finding targets in heavy black sand-laden ground that you find in gold country.
 

Suburban prospector

Tenderfoot
Jan 29, 2022
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Everything mentioned above. Coming from a ETrac since they came out. All the tweaking and programming was fun. Now my detecting area and style has changed over the years. I’ve dug shoe boxes of silver coins over the years. Now I’m more interested in finding gold, jewelry, panning on claims, some relic hunting. I’ll post up finds and videos as I go.
 

Calarms

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Feb 4, 2022
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Has anybody found it difficult to charge the high-frequency coils with the supply A-frame pin charger, it seems to be too narrow to over the coil easily without breaking, the standard coils are not as wide so it will fit over them without a problem, does XP make one specifically designed for the wider part of the HF coil's
 

EZrider

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Mar 10, 2008
409
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Georgia
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XP ORX
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I now have both the x35 11 inch and the HF 9 elliptica. I haven’t had any issues. I know it only goes on one way.I don’t try to pinch/spread the charger on. I just wiggle and push until seated .
 

eman1000

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Has anybody found it difficult to charge the high-frequency coils with the supply A-frame pin charger, it seems to be too narrow to over the coil easily without breaking, the standard coils are not as wide so it will fit over them without a problem, does XP make one specifically designed for the wider part of the HF coil's
I always take the coil cover off 1st and find the charger goes on much easier. I agree that is a problem with the charger though. I actually leave the coil cover off most of the time unless I'm going to be hunting somewhere rocky where the coil will be scratched up.
 

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